Haida Gwaii white tailed deer
Sweet and Lean!!
Our cabins are located 5 miles inside Naikoon Provincial Park, home to the sitka blacktail deer. Open season in the park extends from mid Sept thru end of Feb.The park deer emerge from the forest onto the beaches and dunes at dawn and dusk to feast on seaweed, dune grasses, and spruce tips. They also frequent estuaries, grassy meadows and roadsides.While smaller than interior deer, this island species is renown for its sweet flavour and lean and moist meat. Introduced by pioneers, this deer has no predators, and is plentiful; resulting in an extended season and large bag limits. The November rut is said to be the high season for finding the larger antlered bucks. Our cabins are provided with woodsheds where deer can be temporarily hung.There is a local butcher who will hang and custom-butcher field dressed deer and return parckaged and labelled portions; frozen if desired.