The Sitka black-tailed deer hunting season is now closed in Southeast Alaska. All hunters who obtained deer harvest tickets, even those who did not hunt or harvest a deer, must now return completed hunt reports to Fish & Game. If you haven’t submitted your hunt report for last fall, please do so immediately. Hunt reports may be submitted by mail, in person at an Alaska Department of Fish and Game office, or online at hunt.alaska.gov.
The information provided in hunt reports helps biologists estimate changes in area-specific deer harvests and hunting efforts, monitor populations, and recommend appropriate seasons and bag limits. The more detailed the hunt information, the better biologists can track trends and manage Southeast Alaska’s deer populations.