Summit Treestands
Who's hunting Sitka blacktails?
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
JSW 28-Jul-21
JTreeman 28-Jul-21
Scott/IL 28-Jul-21
iceman 28-Jul-21
BOWUNTR 28-Jul-21
Treeline 29-Jul-21
TEmbry 29-Jul-21
pav 29-Jul-21
MathewsMan 29-Jul-21
Panther Bone 29-Jul-21
JL 29-Jul-21
Treeline 29-Jul-21
wildwilderness 29-Jul-21
midwest 02-Aug-21
JTreeman 02-Aug-21
Slate 02-Aug-21
'Ike' 03-Aug-21
llamapacker 03-Aug-21
wifishkiller 04-Aug-21
Brotsky 04-Aug-21
JL 04-Aug-21
Nick Muche 04-Aug-21
JL 04-Aug-21
Heat 05-Aug-21
drycreek 05-Aug-21
JSW 12-Aug-21
Brotsky 12-Aug-21
midwest 12-Aug-21
APauls 12-Aug-21
iceman 12-Aug-21
Jeff Pals 12-Aug-21
Nick Muche 12-Aug-21
t-roy 12-Aug-21
Southern draw 12-Aug-21
Southern draw 12-Aug-21
Heat 12-Aug-21
Zackman 12-Aug-21
JL 12-Aug-21
BOWUNTR 12-Aug-21
LWood 12-Aug-21
pav 13-Aug-21
Ron Niziolek 13-Aug-21
MathewsMan 21-Aug-21
longsprings 10-Sep-21
ki-ke 10-Sep-21
TEmbry 12-Sep-21
markr 12-Sep-21
bigeasygator 12-Sep-21
JL 12-Sep-21
midwest 12-Sep-21
JTreeman 12-Sep-21
huntinelk 13-Sep-21
Beav 13-Sep-21
Beav 13-Sep-21
Potro 29-Sep-21
Treeline 29-Sep-21
JSW 29-Sep-21
Treeline 29-Sep-21
JSW 29-Sep-21
BOWUNTR 29-Sep-21
BlacktailBob 29-Sep-21
wildwilderness 29-Sep-21
txhunter58 10-Oct-21
Drop Tine 27-Nov-21
Scott/IL 27-Nov-21
midwest 27-Nov-21
midwest 27-Nov-21
midwest 27-Nov-21
midwest 27-Nov-21
Drop Tine 28-Nov-21
midwest 28-Nov-21
Panther Bone 28-Nov-21
From: JSW
28-Jul-21
I will be on Kodiak August 1, God willing. This makes 8 of the past 9 years hunting deer in AK for me. This will be my first hunt on Kodiak Island so I hope it's a good one.

Who else is hunting Sitka deer this year?

From: JTreeman
28-Jul-21
I’ll be there in Nov. Third trip to Kodiak plus once on POW.

—Jim

From: Scott/IL
28-Jul-21
First trip to Kodiak for me this October!

From: iceman
28-Jul-21
I’ll be making my first trip there in November.

Just hoping the group before us saves us a few. ; )

From: BOWUNTR
28-Jul-21
Good luck guys... I have an elk tag, otherwise I'd be going. Ed F

From: Treeline
29-Jul-21
Good luck Jim! Hunting antelope in Wyoming with Nathan but would love to go back to Kodiak on an early hunt…. Maybe next year!

From: TEmbry
29-Jul-21
I’ll be on Kodiak goat hunting again this year, but with three deer tags in my pocket I’ll definitely have my eyes peeled a bit lower down the mountain as usual.

From: pav
29-Jul-21
Best of luck! Had an opportunity to go this year...but drew an Iowa tag. I'll be there November 2022.

From: MathewsMan
29-Jul-21
Last November we had a rough go at finding bucks and the goat hunting was a bit sketchy without crampons. The bears were pretty fiesty, wish we had gone south more and skipped the goat part altogether.

29-Jul-21
I’ll be there around Thanksgiving, but gun hunting, with an outfitter.

Gonna finish my deer slam!

From: JL
29-Jul-21
For you guys doing the early hunts on Kodiak....I hope you're taking your fishing poles for the salmon runs!!

From: Treeline
29-Jul-21
That is the reason for wanting to go early!

29-Jul-21
Aug 1 is early... The big bucks wont finish growing for another week. We have killed a few first week of Aug and the tips were still soft. But the hunting is great, and fishing on Kodiak is as well

From: midwest
02-Aug-21
First Alaskan hunt for me in November with a boatload of shady characters!

From: JTreeman
02-Aug-21
Shade is my middle name!

—Jim

From: Slate
02-Aug-21
Have fun guys. Nothing like Kodiak

From: 'Ike'
03-Aug-21
SE AK in November...

From: llamapacker
03-Aug-21
If anyone needs another person to fill out their boat in November, let me know. I am looking for a boat based deer hunt on Kodiak. Thanks, Bill

From: wifishkiller
04-Aug-21
Same and TEmbry headed to Kodiak at the end of october for goats and deer.

From: Brotsky
04-Aug-21
Heading up in November for my first of hopefully many Alaskan hunts. Can't wait for the adventure, I know it will be a great time with a great crew. If I have enough fun I might even leave a buck for iceman :)

From: JL
04-Aug-21
Is the freezer storage place still up and running at the Anchorage airport?

From: Nick Muche
04-Aug-21
Have not heard of that JL, but I guess it's possible.

From: JL
04-Aug-21
Nick.....ya....I've used it a couple of times. It's a good and convienant deal if you have meat or fish to bring back.

From: Heat
05-Aug-21
I'm looking into this for 2022 or 2023. I have heard of Homer Ocean Charters. Can anyone recommend any other outfits to look into for boat based hunts on Kodiak? Please PM me if you are willing to share info.

I was in AK a few weeks ago and the Frozen Storage is available at the Anchorage Airport. Open from 4AM to Midnight. I lucked out. When I arrived with 3 25# boxes of fish the sign said "freezer full". I waited in line anyways and thankfully a few guys were behind me pulling theirs out so I got to store mine for the night.

From: drycreek
05-Aug-21
Good luck to all you guys !

From: JSW
12-Aug-21

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I'm home from a very successful hunt on Kodiak. I had a number of stalk, passed up some decent bucks and took one really good 3 x 3.

From: Brotsky
12-Aug-21
Beauty Jim! Congrats!

From: midwest
12-Aug-21
Congrats, Jim....beauty! How were the numbers?

From: APauls
12-Aug-21
Nice work Jim!!!!! Looks like a pile of fun

From: iceman
12-Aug-21
Congrats!

From: Jeff Pals
12-Aug-21
Nice job Jim! You are the man with traditional archery.

-Jeff

From: Nick Muche
12-Aug-21
Very nice!

From: t-roy
12-Aug-21
Congrats on a nice buck!

12-Aug-21
Congrats !

12-Aug-21
Congrats !

From: Heat
12-Aug-21
Very Nice, congrats on your Kodiak Buck!

From: Zackman
12-Aug-21
Congrats Jim!

From: JL
12-Aug-21
Great pic. Well done gettin' it done with stick and string equipment!!! Any other pics or vids you can share?

From: BOWUNTR
12-Aug-21
Congrats Jim... nice one. Ed F

From: LWood
12-Aug-21
Congratulations, Jim!

From: pav
13-Aug-21
Congrats Jim!

From: Ron Niziolek
13-Aug-21
Congrats, Jim!

From: MathewsMan
21-Aug-21
I’m contemplating going back this November if anyone else has a float plane with Seahawk Air or Island Air looking for another person to split the cost of dropping to the south end. PM me, I have a bear fence and gear.

From: longsprings
10-Sep-21
Congrats Jim

From: ki-ke
10-Sep-21
Great pic Jim! Congrats!!

From: TEmbry
12-Sep-21

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Just got back into town on Kodiak after an epic week.

From: markr
12-Sep-21
I'll say it was EPIC!!

From: bigeasygator
12-Sep-21
Congrats Trevor!!

From: JL
12-Sep-21
Wow! Hopefully a story and pics follow....

From: midwest
12-Sep-21
Fantastic pics and a big congrats to all!

From: JTreeman
12-Sep-21
Just another week for Trevor, that kinda shit happens to him every week… ;)

—Jim

From: huntinelk
13-Sep-21
Looks like a great week. Congrats

From: Beav
13-Sep-21
Wow Trevor!! Hell of a trip!

From: Beav
13-Sep-21
Wow Trevor!! Hell of a trip!

From: Potro
29-Sep-21
great pictures and fantastic trophies!!!! Congratulations

From: Treeline
29-Sep-21
Wowzer! Missed Trevor’s pictures! Looks like an epic hunt! Great deer and goat!

Love that place!

From: JSW
29-Sep-21
When do the Kodiak deer generally strip the velvet from their antlers???

From: Treeline
29-Sep-21
From Trevor’s pictures, and giving a little lag time for them to get home, it looks to be about the first week of September?

From: JSW
29-Sep-21
The bucks we shot in early August were still pretty soft and seemed a long ways from shedding. On POW they shed around the 7th of August. Looks later on Kodiak, but I would like to know more.

From: BOWUNTR
29-Sep-21
Outfrikenstanding Trevor... you're living my dream... Ed F

From: BlacktailBob
29-Sep-21
They don't all shed that early on POW. I'd say its more typically around mid month for most bucks on the average year. Early springs they do tend to shed earlier. As you know, I've never hunted Kodiak in the summer, so I couldn't say on Kodiak. Previous opinions are based upon 25 plus years of direct observation.

29-Sep-21
That’s what I stated above- the antlers don’t get hard til 2nd week of August on big bucks on Kodiak- but it’s a great time to be out there!

From: txhunter58
10-Oct-21
Good thread

From: Drop Tine
27-Nov-21

From: Scott/IL
27-Nov-21

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We went in mid October for the first time. Awesome trip, and awesome weather aside from a windy night that crushed our tent. It was a tough bowhunt for the most part. My buddy picked up a rifle and shot this one on day 6. I blew a shot opportunity that day with my bow also and then killed one with my bow on day 7, or at least we thought I did. Watched him do a death tumble 500+ yards down the mountain and by the time we got to him, he was missing. Best guess was a bear drug him off? A pretty dejected, long walk back to camp in the dark that night.

I will be back again. I’d say it was definitely one of my favorite hunt I’ve done to this point.

From: midwest
27-Nov-21
My first trip to Alaska. Shot a small buck the morning of our first full day of hunting. Hunting was tougher than I expected after that but had an absolute blast with a great group of guys.

From: midwest
27-Nov-21

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Bowsiters in this pic...midwest, JTreeman, Brotsky, and steff.
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Bowsiters in this pic...midwest, JTreeman, Brotsky, and steff.
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Even got to hunt a few days with a Bowsite legend. :-)
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Even got to hunt a few days with a Bowsite legend. :-)
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My buddy, Robert, and his first morning rifle kill.
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My buddy, Robert, and his first morning rifle kill.

From: midwest
27-Nov-21
On the menu...

From: midwest
27-Nov-21

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Robert's 2nd buck.
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Robert's 2nd buck.

From: Drop Tine
28-Nov-21
Looking at the photo’s it looks like my choice in KUIU gear was spot on. What is the choice of boot style for hunting the island? What size pack do you guys recommend? My son and I are looking to do a trip up and good luck to all that are there or going yet.

TIA

From: midwest
28-Nov-21

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My boots and pack are the same I use for any elk hunt. I wore my Hanwag Alaskans the most. Thought they might be too stiff but they worked great in the steep stuff. My other pair were Lowa Caminos. I used toe warmers on the coldest days.

My pack was a Kifaru Stryker. Just needed to carry an extra layer or two, plus rain gear, lunch, and be able to pack meat.

28-Nov-21
That’s a great forkhorn, Robert!

I’d post my two that completed my deer slam, but they’re rifle kills.

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