Alaska Deer Hunting | Sitka Blacktails

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“We used Ninilchik for a combination caribou/black tailed deer/halibut fishing 7 day hunt from Larsen on Kodiak island. It was an epic trip! We filled all caribou tags, bagged lots of good bucks and landed several slab halibut. What an adventure. Highly recommended for an intense hunt for someone looking for a non-guided trip. Jamey is a top notch captain and we will hunt with him again!”- Sammy P

Reviewed November 4, 2017

Kodiak Hunting Availability | Alaska Deer Hunting

2018 Dates Available


September 29 – October 5 | FULLY BOOKED

October 6 – October 12 | FULLY BOOKED

October 13 – October 19 | 2 spots

October 20 – October 26 | 2 spots

October 27 – November 2 | FULLY BOOKED

November 3 – November 9 | FULLY BOOKED

November 10 – November 16 | FULLY BOOKED

November 17 – November 23 |4 spots

November 24 – November 30 | FULLY BOOKED

December 1 – December 7 | FULLY BOOKED

December 8 – December 15 | FULLY BOOKED

2019 Dates Available


October 5 – October 11 |  FULLY BOOKED

October 12 – October 18 | FULLY BOOKED

October 19 – October 25 | FULLY BOOKED

October 26 – November 1 | FULLY BOOKED

November 2 – November 8 | FULLY BOOKED

November 9 – November 15 | FULLY BOOKED

November 16 – November 22 | FULLY BOOKED

November 23 – November 29 | FULLY BOOKED

November 30 – December 6 |  6 spots

2020 Calendar Coming Soon!

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The Logistics | Alaska Deer Hunting


Hunt Length: Saturday- Friday | 7 days, 6 nights

Hunting Opportunities: Blacktail Deer, Mountain Goats (residents), Caribou, Brown Bear (residents), Waterfowl, Long Range Fishing, Crabbing and Fox

Boat- based hunt: We have 2 larger Deltas for your hunt. Our 50 FT Delta- The Sundy sleeps 6 hunters comfortably. Our 43 FT Delta- The Arctic Endeavor sleeps 4 hunters comfortably.

Private Restrooms: Both of our boats have a private restroom for your comfort.

Spacious- Covered Deck: Both boats are designed with an expanded deck for extra spacious. Both boats are fully covered with custom designed canvases, making hunts comfortable in all weather conditions.

Freezer Space: Both boats have multiple freezers on board for your convenience to use during your week hunt with us. This makes storing meat and hides easy and accessible.

Meals Provided: All meals are provided during your week long hunt. Review our meals and lodging page for more information.

Unguided Hunting: This is a DIY- hunt allowing you to set the pace for your hunting week. We hunt areas that thrive in population, allowing more success opportunities for our hunters. Please review our Transporter page to learn more about our role in your hunt.

Long-Range Fishing: In addition to hunting, our boat- based Alaska Deer hunts provide the best opportunity at fishing in remote areas for Alaska Halibut, Alaska Salmon, Grey Cod, and Rockfish.

Waterfowl: In addition to large game hunting, our boat- based hunts provide the best opportunity at waterfowl hunting in remote areas for Ducks and Sea Ducks (harlequins, oldsquaw, eiders, goldeneyes)- Mid November thru December

Crabbing: We also provide crab pots on board for crabbing opportunities during season! (early season)

Fox Hunting: In addition to fishing and hunting, we also provide opportunity at fox hunting. With your hunting license, you’re allowed a total of 2 for per hunter.

Addition Large Game: We do not charge extra for those who wish to hunt Alaska Mountain Goats (residency required) or Brown Bear (resident and draw tag required).

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Blacktail Deer Statistics

The Alaska department of fish and game estimates the number of deer on Kodiak island to be about 80,000 animals. Hunters are allowed to take 3 deer of either sex per year. Most hunters choose to slowly still- hunt with a good pair of binoculars in hand. Some hunters choose to hunt from a stationary position over looking drainages, funnels, and open meadows. Deer can be found down at beach level all the way up into the mountain high grounds. Snow tends to push many deer down off the mountains into the lower ground. Bucks come into rut and begin chasing doe’s around early November, with peak rut being mid-late November.

A mature blacktail buck will weigh 150-200 pounds when field dressed and can sport a set of impressive antlers.

Strict Regulations

Lawful Hunting: We at Ninilchik Charters promote fair chase and lawful hunting at all times. We have a close working relationships with the Alaskan State Troopers, The Alaskan Department of Fish and Game, and the Coast Guard. We strive for a safe, lawful hunting experience. We follow all hunting and fishing regulations, and encourage local law enforcement agencies to visit us during the hunt. We have a good reputation, and we conduct our hunts in a manner to maintain it

Proxy Hunts:. We do not allow Proxy Hunting on our vessels. This means that you may not take an animal for another, even if that family member is present or under age. If they cannot take the animal themselves, then we recommend looking for a guided hunt or contacting another outfit.

Game Care + Shipping

We receive many questions about game care in the field, and shipping your wild game home. We hope this section will answer our most common questions.

Once a deer has been taken, it needs to be immediately kill-tagged and field dressed. After that, there are 2 ways to get your deer to the beach: you can drag it out (the most common way) or you can skin and quarter it in the field and frame-pack it out. We recommend that hunters wishing to hike long distances inland to hunt, bring a packframe to get their deer out.

Once you are on the beach, you and your deer will be picked up, and you’ll be skiffed back to the boat. Our large covered back deck has plenty of room, and works well to hang and skin deer. Temperatures at this time of year are usually perfect for aging hanging deer.

Freezer space will be provided for hunters wishing to have their deer capes or ducks frozen for taxidermy.

By Thursday evening, all of your wild game needs to be quartered, and packed into shipping boxes, ready for your departing morning flight!! Waxed shipping boxes are available on board and are included with your hunt.

Be sure to check with Island Air, and your other airline carriers about extra bag charges so there are no surprises getting multiple shipping boxes home.

– Please contact us via email to receive our detailed information packet –

On behalf of the Ninilchik Charters Team, we look forward to your hunt with us!

907.260.7825 |