Fishing in Haida Gwaii is awesome. It’s just too bad there’s nothing else to do when your not out on the water…. Oh wait! You can hunt deer all day long! Deer Hunting Haida Gwaii is like duck hunting; you’re definitely gonna get an opportunity and if you’re successful you can stuff it in your backpack. This makes it the ideal hunt for the kids:
There are plethora deer on the island, so many that the bag limit is 5 each. They are tiny and tasty and easy to hunt. We mostly drove to old clear cuts and walked through them nice and slow. If we were out for a couple hours we would typically see 5-10 deer.
The season is any buck in the summer and any deer the rest of the year (closed April-June). With a couple new hunters hoping to harvest their first big game we made certain to wait for the best circumstances. We passed on a number of bucks that were too far or did not provide the best shot. Both new hunters got their deer with one shot for a quick, clean kill.
Even I was allowed to shoot one, I think the kids just wanted me to feel like I was contributing.
And, as always, we end up having to deal with steak on the beach, Unbelievable!
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