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4. Blacktail Deer Hunting in Alaska

If you cannot find a great big-game hunting opportunity in Alaska, then a blacktail hunt on Kodiak Island is a must-do. This type of hunt is ideal for experienced hunters who want to experience the state’s beauty. In total, Alaska harvests about 14,000 blacktail deer each year. Although these animals are smaller than the average whitetail or mule deer, they are still challenging to hunt.

Getting a license and a deer tag in Alaska is very simple. The season for hunting deer in the state starts in August and runs until December. During the past five years, hunters’ number of deer harvested has increased significantly.

Although it’s possible to go hunting without a guide in Alaska, it’s essential to factor in your expenses when planning your trip. You can also save money by purchasing camping equipment and supplies when you arrive. Another option is to go with a group of friends or family members and go on a yacht- or boat-based hunt. This type of hunting allows you to enjoy a warm bed at night and avoid the stress of preparing meals.

When planning to go hunting in Alaska, bring adequate rain gear to protect yourself from the harsh weather. Also, be aware that other big game animals are roaming around the area.

5. Pheasant Hunting in South Dakota

The best time to hunt pheasants in South Dakota is after Thanksgiving. Although it’s still regarded as the pheasant capital of the world, the state has too many reserve areas where wild birds are mixed with those that have been raised. There are two types of hunting areas in South Dakota. One is on small farms where hunters can get permission to hunt. The other is on public lands leased by the state for hunting. These areas are usually set amid private farmlands and are bordered by wetlands. During this time of year, the pheasants are concentrated in the heavy cover due to the frost and the crop fields being harvested.

If you’re up for a challenge, this hunt is for you. It requires a strong heart and a good leg to hunt these birds successfully. Aside from being exposed to harsh weather conditions, this hunt also involves a lot of concentration. Before you start hunting pheasants, know what they’re like. They’re masters at hiding in odd places and running from noise. However, they also have to come out to eat twice a day. This is where you’ll need to find a way to catch them.

6. Muskox Hunting in Nunavut

Muskox might look different from other animals in North America, but they are closely related to wild sheep. They adapted to thrive in the high Arctic regions and resemble prehistoric bison. Hunting muskox on the barren, expansive tundra can be an incredible experience.

The Inuit people have hunted and lived in this region for thousands of years. They’re used to living close to various animals such as polar bears, muskox, and tundra grizzlies. Hunters are required to plan their trip with a registered guide so they too can have a safe and enjoyable experience.

You can hunt in late summer or early fall for milder weather or go in March to brave the harsh winter conditions. One of the most unique hunting experiences hunters can have is hunting muskox. This animal is native to the Canadian Arctic, and it’s a part of the hunter-gatherer heritage. It’s not uncommon for thousands of muskox to live in this region. They may not present much of a tactical challenge, but the experience is more than worth it.