Meet the Sitka Blacktail Deer

2020-07-09T18:47:41+00:00AWL Blog|

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we boast the perfect combination of land and marine wildlife. Like our visitors, the Sitka deer enjoy the best of both worlds, whether they’re scattering throughout our lush forest or coming down to the shore for a drink. They’re a subspecies of the mule deer of the American west, characterized by their smaller stature and face. Because snow and rain are inevitable on our Alaskan islands, the deer must follow strict migration patterns, rising up the mountains during the summer and traveling to the lower-elevation forests during the colder months. What Do They Eat? The diet [...]