A happy group of unguided blacktail hunters on Kodiak Island.

Brian Thomas: Kodiak DIY Sitka Blacktail


TRIP TAKEN: Kodiak Island DIY Blacktail Hunt

November, 2023

I would rate this hunt two ways based on communication with the owners, and the actual staff for the hunt itself.

Overall I was satisfied with the ownership for communicating and coordinating things and answering questions, but they could do a little more to communicate sooner about the hunt and what to expect.

Some communication about connecting flights with the air transport from Kodiak to Old harbor would have been helpful to better know what to expect. I got this information by reaching out to others and doing my own research and someone who has never done an Alaska hunt would not likely know to ask these questions.

I would also like to see a simpler way to have paid for the remainder of the trip, sending a check was inconvenient since it is so rarely used nowadays.

I would give an excellent rating to the boat Captain and the cook.

The cook was pulled in last minute to cover for someone else and did a fantastic job. Our Captain was excellent with the large boat, running us to shore in the skiff, discussing plans for each day based on weather conditions and facilitating a first class experience. They were great to spend a week on the boat with and I would absolutely request them again.

Our group all killed bucks and caught fish and had a great time.


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