Sitka Black-tailed Deer hunts on Kodiak Island are popular for seasoned trophy hunters and novices alike. All deer hunts are fully guided. The prime hunting time is late October and November, which coincides with the rut. Earlier hunt dates take place in August and September. During this time the deer are in the higher elevations from 1,500 feet and up. It is not uncommon to find large bachelor groups of bucks. These early hunts can also be combined with fishing and wildlife viewing.