Deer Species Management Reports and Plans
Report Period: 1 July 2011–30 June 2016
Plan Period: 1 July 2016–30 June 2021
Species management report and plan documents provide information about species that are hunted or trapped and management actions, goals, and recommendations for those species. Detailed information is prepared for each species every five years by the area management biologists for game management units in their areas. Reports are not produced for species that are not managed for hunting or trapping or for areas where there is no current or anticipated activity. Unit reports are reviewed and approved for publication by regional management coordinators. Any information taken from these reports should be cited with credit given to authors and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Suggested citations are included in each of the reports.
These reports provide a record of survey and inventory management activities for Sitka black-tailed deer for the five regulatory years 2011–2015, and plans for the five regulatory years 2016–2021. A regulatory year (RY) runs from 1 July through 30 June (e.g., RY11 = 1 July 2011–30 June 2012). These reports are produced primarily to provide agency staff with data and analysis to help guide and record the agency's own efforts, but are also provided to the public to inform them of wildlife management activities. In 2016 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation launched this new type of 5-year report to more efficiently report on trends and describe potential changes in data collection activities over the next 5 years. They replace the deer management reports of survey and inventory activities that were previously produced every 2 years.
These unit reports are published individually, so, although the period covered remains the same for all reports, the year published may differ.
- Unit 1A — Unit 1 south of Lemesurier Point, including drainages into Behm Canal and excluding drainages into Ernest Sound
- Unit 1B — Southeast Alaska mainland from Cape Fanshaw to Lemesurier Point
- Unit 1C — Southeast Alaska mainland between Cape Fanshaw and the latitude of Eldred Rock, including Berners Bay and Sullivan Island, excluding drainages into Farragut Bay (PDF 979 kB)
- Unit 2 — Prince of Wales Island and adjacent islands south of Sumner Strait and west of Kashevarof Passage
- Unit 3 — Islands of the Petersburg, Kake, and Wrangell area
- Unit 4 — Admiralty, Baranof, Chichagof, and adjacent islands (PDF 1,855 kB)
- Unit 5 — Cape Fairweather to Icy Bay, eastern Gulf of Alaska coast (PDF 1,001 kB)
- Unit 6 — Prince William Sound and the northern Gulf of Alaska coast (PDF 4,307 kB)
- Unit 8 — Kodiak and adjacent islands (PDF 668 kB)