Columbia Blacktail Deer
Columbia blacktail deer live in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. A trophy blacktail will have a spread in excess of 24″, brow-tines and four or more points per side.
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.
Sitka Blacktail Deer
Sitka blacktail are closely related to the Columbia Blacktail, they live in the coastal rain forests of Northern British Columbia, and Southeastern Alaska. It is the least accessible of the three mule deer subspecies, making it a unique trophy.
Comparable in size to the coues whitetail of Arizona and Mexico, few bucks break the 100-inch mark. Normal adult antler development for Sitka deer is three points on each side. Antlers are relatively small, and the Boone and Crockett record books accept bucks that stretch the tape to 108 inches.