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    Default Southern Kodiak Deer/Reinbou Hunt

    A group of 4 of us are planning a 2011 Mid August Hunt on Kodiak. We have never been and after research it looks like the Southwestern part of the island might be our best choice for Deer and a possible encounter with a Reinbou. Is it possible to hunt from a rental cabin or lodge and still have good hunting in August for Deer and also have a possibility at a Reindeer/Caribou or do we have to do a drop camp to be put in an area to hunt both and have decent success? Just curious. Thanks in advance!

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    Your best bet is a drop camp. Weather is mild in August but bring rain gear. Just north of halibut Bay is a good place to start.

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    AND some very good bug protection

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    I have done a little research on them, very interested in the hunt you are planning myself,
    have asked all around town and last August spent a few days looking out of Halibut Bay but didn't see them at all. it was tough weather for glassing tho

    From what I have heard I imagine them to be further inland down to the south that early in the summer. It's a big area they are roaming so I might think landing on one of the lakes further inland to the SE would be a better plan.
    There's a thread from last Jan I think that had a fair bit of info from a guy who flew in and bowhunted up a couple of nice bulls with his buddy the yr before, might search that out and PM that guy, he's all over the story on that herd
    was something like "Reindeer/Caribou on Kodiak?" the thread title I mean

    Good Luck, Post something when you get back, or PM me sometime, I'd love to talk it over some, strategize some. I hope to get some January time out there looking around this winter. Let me know if you don't find that thread
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    Check with Rolan of Sea Hawk Air. He usually keeps pretty good tabs on where the reindeer are located and can put you as near them as possible.

    Plan on a lot of hiking as the reindeer are very mobile and the bucks will be as high as possible during August. Also pay close attention to both previous suggestions - bring GOOD rain gear and bug dope/insect proof clothing. You will probably need both.

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    Plan on having bears around. That means watch carefully and be sure to carry "bear-stopping" ammunition. If I were to go again, I think I would carry my 375. Last time we had to deal with 2 sets of brownies - both sows with cubs. One with a 1 year cub and the other with a 2 year old cub.

    It's better to be prepared and not need the preparation than it is to be un-prepared and need it - IMHO.
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    Get up high to spot the reindeer, they will be in a herd. Beneficial because that is where the deer will be. This is later than you want to go but this is what you are looking for.





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    Thanks guys great info! I'll keep you guys posted on the plans of the trip and how it goes!

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    Bumble Bay is as good a spot as any for a combo deer/reindeer hunt. It's fairly protected for delivery and pick up. There are good deer up in the low hills surrounding it. And you can view a wide area from the top. The reindeer also get up in the hills there too. I found several sheds right above Bumble Bay when I seined out of there.
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