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Glacier Guides Inc.

PO Box 66
Gustavus AK 99826

(907) 321-2180 

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Sitka Black-tail Deer

Hunting the secretive Sitka Black-tail Deer in the rainforests of southeastern Alaska is a relaxing, yet rather stimulating hunt. Hunts are taken in November, during the peak of the rut, or December, post-rut. Rut conditions and/or snow generally bring the deer down near sea level, however, hunters should be prepared to hike in a forest environment. Hunting is a walk-then-sit style. Bucks during the rut often readily respond to a doe or fawn bleat, coming to a simple call; often at very close range, making for an exciting experience. Post-rut hunts are more spot-and stalk type hunts with shots ranging 100-300 yards.

Travel We recommend that all travelers get full-flex tickets as you are traveling to the Last Frontier and weather will at times play a big part in getting in or out of Alaska. Glacier Guides’ Black -Tail Deer hunters fly into Juneau, Alaska. From there, hunters proceed to a pre-designated Air Charter company, to be flown via float plane to our vessel awaiting your arrival in the field. Please take note of the travel details and dates included on your contract for booking of flights. Call us with any questions to ensure you are arriving and departing as necessary.

Hotel Recommendations Juneau: Best Western: Grandma’s Feather Bed Reservations: (800)780-7234 or (907)789-5566
Gold Belt Hotel Reservations: (888)478-6909 or (907)586-6900

Checklist for Winter Mountain Goat/Deer Hunting

Expect Rain/Snow mixture with temperatures in the low teens to low 40s.
Daylight is low, morning light arrives about 7:30am with evening darkness returning by 3:30pm.

Hunting Equipment Needed Insulated Leather Hiking Boots (Kennetrek boots)
Calf-length Rubber Boots; ankle fit/insulated for hiking and warmth (for Deer hunt)
Raingear, Pants and Coat (High quality - expect possible heavy rain)
Insulated Coveralls (Must fit under rain gear if needed; for Skiff travel only - shed when stalking)
Snow Camouflage (Pants and Jacket)
Hunting Pants (preferably Wool or Polar Fleece; King of the Mountain)
Hunting Shirt (preferably Wool or Polar Fleece - Long Sleeved; King of the Mountain)
Silk or Polypropylene underwear (medium to heavy weight)
Wool Socks with light-weight liners for comfort in hiking boot
Billed Hunting Cap and Wool Hat (Dark or Camo-colored)
Gloves (Wool Liners work well inside rubberized and/or waterproof Gloves)
Face Mask and Light Shooting Gloves
Casual Clothes (for relaxing on board)
Deck or Tennis Shoes or Slippers (for on board)
Rifle/Scope/Sling - .300 or similar flat shooting caliber (200-500 yard shots for Goats)
Scope Covers (Important!)
Waterproof Rifle case (rain not an issue, for protection from Sea Spray)
2 Boxes Ammunition
Binoculars - Swarovski 10X42
Gun Oil, Rag, Rod
Flashlight, Batteries, Extra Bulb (Surefire)
Camera, Batteries (Power available to charge batteries), Memory Card or Film
Hand and Toe Warmers
Day pack (Internal Frame, for items to go up the mountain with you, and meat to come down)
Dry Bag (for skiff travel - sea spray/rain - to store personal items out of the weather)
Personal Toiletries/Medications
Wine/ Liquor/ Beer (none furnished aboard)

Dress in layers for wet/cold weather with soft, quiet, dark colored outer layers.
Be prepared to dress warmly for up to 8 hours out in an open skiff/hiking situations. A dry bag is useful in keeping personal gear dry and contained while out in the skiff.
Pack all gear in soft-sided duffel-type bags for ease in bush plane/boat loading.
A .300 is an excellent Caliber choice. Mountain Goat are tough, and shots can be 300 + yards. Know what your rifle will do at multiple ranges. Do not bring a 15 pound rifle!!!
Pack lightly on casual clothes, as most time is spent in Hunting gear, and there is no need for excess ‘dress’ clothes.
Notify us of any Medical Conditions that may affect your health and well-being on the hunt.

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