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SITKA BLACKTAIL DEER

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Sitka blacktail deer

Stalking, Bowhunting, Highseat, Hunting from a Blind


If you know your mule deer, it is always a great opportunity to spot a sitka blacktail.

Sitka is a different species well appreciated in south-eastern Alaska and coastal British Columbia.

A very nomadic, migratory species, they follow snowfall patterns and foraging opportunities, moving from winter highlands in the summer and retreating to lower places receiving less snowfall through the wintertime.

Sitka jump when spooked, a reaction to their poor eyesight but effective sense of smell and hearing and can be a pleasure to walk up on in the woods. They are also effective with a ground or tree blind; where you see one sitka, stay ready to see another one.

Stalking and walking up on Sitka is successful on day where the wind is always at your favour, like all deer species.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis

Size: height: 68 – 114 cm

Weight: male 54.5 kg, doe 34 kg

Lifespan: 10 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking

Continent(s): North America