Alaska Deer Population and Management Archive - Alaska Page

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Alaska Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Deer Hunt

Sitka Black-Tailed Deer

1944: 7,204 p 23

1945: 9,077

1946: 11,280

1947: 10,922

1948: 7,476

1949: 4,520

1950: 4,600

1951: 4,200

1952: 3,300

1953: 5,100

1954: 4,600

1955: 5,900

1956: 7,800

1957: 8,250

1958: 13,000

1959: 12,100

1960: 13,300

1961: 12,100

1962: 11,700

1963: 12,500

1964: 11,700

1965: 12,200

1966: 14,200


1997: 9,149

1998: 11,888

1999: 10,535

2000: 9,078

2001: 11,818

2002: 13,453

2003: 18,969

2004: 10,371

2005: 20,529

2006: 21,678

2007: 10,488

2008: 13,885

2009: 13,725

2010: 15,498

2011: 20,030

2012: 13,166

2013: 14,238

2014: 13,504

2015: 20,157

2016: 23,056

2017: 14,952

2018: 15,611

2019: 17,566


The harvest is going up with more whitetail deer.


Deer Hunting Summaries


Online harvest reports


Forage resource evaluation system for habitat—deer: an interactive deer habitat model



A list of articles in the Archive. Alphabetical Order by Year.

AK Forest Association: SE timber situation 'desperate' November 3, 2011 Alaska

Alaska Deer season to open Aug. , slow recovery in Northeast Chichagof July 28, 2011

Alaska Moose Federation takes over Valley road kill recovery January 29, 2012 Alaska

Alaska's feline Bigfoot? Mountain lion sightings reported in Delta Junction November 8, 2019

Biologists optimistic for deer season August 6, 2017 Alaska

Biologists track elk on Etolin and Zarembo Islands March 28, 2012 Alaska

Brutal winter puts hurt on deer population of Prince William Sound December 4, 2012 Alaska

Bucks vs. does September 7, 2012 Alaska

Chichagof deer under closer management September 18, 2013 Alaska

Committee backs intensive management proposals October 30, 2011 Alaska

Competing hypotheses for the etiology of cryptorchidism in Sitka black-tailed deer: an evaluation of evolutionary alternatives 2008

Condition and Deterioration Rate of Precommercial Thinning Slash at False Island, Alaska MH McClellan, PE Hennon, PG Heuer, KW Coffin - 2014

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale August 22, 2014 Alaska

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale August 25, 2014

Court confirms: US Forest Service flubbed science by allowing logging in Tongass August 6, 2011 Alaska

Court rules against four timber sales over deer habitat August 4, 2011 Alaska

Deer Antlers Inspire New Theory on Osteoporosis January 3, 2012 Alaska

Deer harvest reporting is past-due April 19, 2013 Alaska

Deer mortality estimated at 80% in some areas November 30, 2012 Alaska

Deer research project continues on Prince Of Wales Island February 29, 2012 Alaska

Deer season in Alaska September 30, 2011

Deer season looking up for Unit 1C August 9, 2013 Alaska

Deer Season Outlook is Good August 10, 2019 Alaska

Deer, Tasers, Moose Among Issues Addressed at Anchorage Board of Game Meeting April 14, 2011 Alaska

DNA research transforms deer pellets into 'libraries' April 1, 2013 Alaska

DOE SEASON CLOSURE NORTHEAST CHICHAGOF CONTROLLED USE AREA (NECCUA) AND ADJACENT AREA OF CHICHAGOF ISLAND October 23, 2012

Early and Heavy Snows Driving Deer Towards Town November 23, 2011 Alaska

Earthjustice Hits Forest Service with Two Lawsuits Challenging Old Growth Clear-Cutting in Tongass August 22, 2014 Alaska

Finding Common Ground for Salmon and Sitka Deer May 11, 2011 Alaska

Forage resource evaluation system for habitat—deer: an interactive deer habitat system March 24, 2012 AlaskaWe

Forest Service upholds Big Thorne decision August 23, 2014 Alaska

Goat survey finds “glacier deer” September 19, 2012 Alaska

Heavy Snow Creates Concerns About Deer December 9, 2011 Alaska

Hunting rights for landowners weighed March 3, 2012 Alaska

Newborn Southeast Alaska Deer Find Refuge at Wildlife Center August 9, 2012 Alaska

Pellet Surveys Show Deer population recovering in Prince William Sound July 25, 2014 Alaska,

Petersburg Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Game/Illegal Use of Game for Traps May 23, 214 Alaska

Public hearing planned on subsistence doe season for NE Chichagof Island, Unit 4 July 6, 2012 Alaska

Relocating moose gets big boost from state March 11, 2012 Alaska

Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs July 6, 2014

Should the Feds list an Alaska wolf as threatened or endangered? August 11. 2011

Sitka Black Tailed Deer in August August 17, 2012 Alaska

Southeast Deer Numbers Down Doe Survival Key to Rebuilding the Population, November, 2009, Alaska

The Deer Study, Documenting the Ethnohistory and Ethnoarchaeology of Reindeer in the Alaska Peninsula June 15, 2012 Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tongass Deer Model and Use Alaska, November, 2012

University of Alaska Board of Regents Should Halt Southeast Timber Sale May 17, 2014

US Forest Service to Reevaluate Big Thorne Timber Sale Due to to Effects on Wolves and Deer October 1, 2013 Alaska

Wolf kill rates across winter in a low‐density moose system in Alaska BC Lake, MR Bertram, N Guldager, JR Caikoski… Journal of Wildlife Management, 2013

Wolf kill rates across winter in a low‐density moose system in Alaska BC Lake, MR Bertram, N Guldager, JR Caikoski… Journal of Wildlife Management, 2013

Wolf Season Open Longer in Parts of Southeast May 7, 2011 Alaska