This last winter on Prince of Wales Island we experienced one of the most mild winters we have ever seen, and now we are seeing one of the effects of that: an abundance of Sitka blacktail deer. A mild winter means less winter kill-off and more older age class bucks surviving than usual. This is good news for those that wish to chase these amazing animals this fall because this year’s rut hunt will see more and bigger bucks chasing the lucky ladies around the woods. Whether you’ve never hunted Sitka blacktail deer or hunted them a hundred times, this is a great opportunity to make a hunt of a lifetime even more memorable. We still have openings available for this fall’s rut hunt and would love to have you experience this with us. Give us a call at 907-957-9158 for specific dates and more information, or send us an email at