Doe and buck season in most of Unit 4 opened on Sept. 15. Only the Northeast Chichagof Controlled Use Area has a doe closure.
Areas south of Tenakee Inlet have shown considerable increases in the deer population. As a result, hunters are encouraged to include does in their harvest this year. Between a lack of deep snowpack hindering access to food and a prevalence of twin fawns, the population has grown sizeably.
Hunters must have deer harvest tickets and a valid hunting license. Unused tickets must be carried while hunting. Beginning this year, all hunters must submit a deer harvest report within 15 days of either taking the bag limit or the end of the season, even if they did not hunt.
For more information, contact the Sitka Area office at 747-5449.