That hunt was going to be my next AK hunt, when my divorce came along and screwed that up.....Hehehe..
The bucks have relatively small racks, but their beautiful capes more than make up for it...Definitely the prettiest deer species.. I have also heard that the meat is the very best venison of all the deer species... I'd love to do a boat hunt for them, but it's no longer an option at this stage of my life..
That would be a perfect hunt for you, Biz, with your passion for taxidermy...You could come home with a beautiful Sitka Blacktail, ( how many of your neighbors have one of THOSE mounted) plus 3 or 4 different species of beautiful, exotic North Pacific duck species ….In fact, if you pay my way, I'll come along to cook, cape and butcher your deer and sing to you in the evenings...I might even shoot a duck or two myself !!