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Kodiak Island Blacktail Hunt Info
« on: September 28, 2020, 12:12:28 PM »
Hey guys, looking for tips & advice from those that have hunted Sitkas on Kodiak. Looking to stay in one of the public use cabins as a base with the understanding we may have to put on some miles to find good bucks but saving the weight on the beaver & having the 4 walls protection from bears & nasty Alaska weather is appealing. Need to figure out what month & area is gonna be most productive. Donít want to hunt velvet bucks so August is out. Thanks  8)

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Re: Kodiak Island Blacktail Hunt Info
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 01:42:52 PM »
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Re: Kodiak Island Blacktail Hunt Info
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 01:50:46 PM »
Iíd love to help where I can!  But velvet bucks is all I know! 🤣🤣

In all seriousness, I just got back from a 9 day trip in August.  Iíve got a pretty detailed thread, a video, and a write up in my blog.


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Re: Kodiak Island Blacktail Hunt Info
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2020, 02:34:48 PM »
I like September better than late October/early November. The weather is typically better in September and you can glass up a good buck, plan a stalk and he will generally not move much.
In late October the bucks are chasing does and on the move. It sounds good but it is not uncommon to spot a good buck  from a mile away and by the time you get there he is long gone, or standing where you started.
I have done many Kodiak hunts and if you are lucky enough to have sunny days you will see lots of deer. On rainy days the deer brush up and you will not see anything if you don't beat the brush.



 


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