A little more than three weeks into Southeast Alaska’s Sitka black-tailed deer season, hunters and biologists report a healthy deer population and a positive outlook.
Juneau-based hunter Darrel Wetherall hunted on Admiralty Island on opening day.
“Deer populations look relatively strong,” he said. “We saw a lot of sign — we got two really nice deer.”
He and his party left Juneau after the working day July 31, hiking into the alpine and setting up camp late in the evening, which made for a later start than he normally has on Aug. 1, Wetherall said.