Sitka Blacktail Deer hunts

We offer self-guided  hunts for Sitka Blacktail Deer.  Sitka Blacktails offer a unique hunting experience and Prince of Wales Island is the best place to get your trophy. The island has a very healthy population of deer.  The harvest limit is 4 bucks per person, one buck per tag.  The most common way to hunt deer on the island is the "spot and stalk" method.  Sitka Blacktails also respond well to fawn distress or predator calls. In the fall as the rut approaches the buck come into calls more easily. Hunting for Sitka Blacktails is a unique experience and there isn't a better tasting deer on earth. The best time to hunt is late October into mid November.  

Our hunting package includes a two bedroom suite, that sleeps up to four people. Each suite has a private kitchen and bathroom.  We have facilities to process, vacuum pack and freeze your game.  Each package aslo includes a crew cab pickup to use during your stay to explore the island.  


Hunting licenses and tags can be purchases online or when you arrive.

Alaska Fish and Game

Hunters from all over the world come to Prince of Wales Island in search of trophy Black Bear. The island is known for having a strong population of large Black Bears. Whether you are hunting with a rifle or a bow this is the place to harvest your trophy Black Bear. Best time to hunt for bear is in the Spring, late May to mid June.

Residents of Alaska can buy Black Bear tags over the counter but Non-Alaska residents must draw their tags to hunt for Black Bear on Prince of Wales Island.  

Alaskan residents can still hunt with over the counter tags.

You can apply for draw hunts using this page > Alaska Drawing Hunt Info

You will be applying to hunt in Unit 2.



Black Bear hunts


Hunting on Prince of Wales Island

Thorne Bay Lodge is centrally located on Prince of Wales Island which is the third largest island in the US territory. Most of which is located in Tongass National Forest.  There are over 1500 miles of road giving access to this vast territory.