Prince William Sound Cabins

Black Tail Deer Hunting

Prince William Sound Sitka Black Tail Deer

          Sitka black tailed deer in Prince William Sound is a trying and exhilarating adventure, due partially because of the weather during season and the terrain you will be hunting.

The Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) is native to the wet coastal rainforest’s of Southeast Alaska and north-coastal British Columbia. Its range has expanded via transplants, and established populations now exist near Yakutat, in Prince William Sound, and on Kodiak and Afognak islands.

Related to mule deer, Sitka black-tailed deer are smaller and stockier than the Colombian black-tailed deer found in the Pacific Northwest. The average October live weight of adult Sitka black-tails is about 80 lbs (36 kg) for does and 120 lbs (54.5 kg) for bucks, although 200-lb bucks have been taken. The dressed weight of a 100-lb (45-kg) deer is about 60 lbs (27 kg), yielding about 35 lbs (16 kg) of meat.