Columbia blacktail deer hunting takes place in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Branch antlered bucks and snow capped peaks fill the minds of deer hunters obsessed with monster mule deer across the country. Then there’s the next level of addiction, thoughts that sneak through rain soaked ferns under a canopy of 100-year-old Douglas fir trees trying to catch a glimpse of the elusive Grey Ghost of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia blacktail deer.
- A trophy blacktail will have a spread in excess of 24″, brow-tines and four or more points per side.
- A big, typical Columbia blacktail has lots of mass, starting at the bases and moving up through the main beams, four points per side, each four to five inches long.
- A proper Sitka blacktail will have the same basic structure, but shorter points, and often only three per side. An average mature buck will score in the low to mid 80s, and are typically unsymmetrical with broken tines.
- Bucks over 100 inches are VERY RARE. Keep that perspective in mind and you’ll have a ton of fun.
- Use our mule deer field judging guide for more detailed information on judging blacktail deer.
We have some great Columbia blacktail deer hunting!
With a wide range of options, including some unguided hunts as well, we’d love to help you book your blacktail deer hunt.