Hunting the Ketchikan Area

Ketchikan offers many opportunities for hunters interested in hunting Alaska, in the maritime climate typical of Southeast Alaska. A variety of big-game animals inhabit the old-growth forests here, and it's an exciting, unique area to hunt.


Prince of Wales Island, Southeast Alaska


The Ketchikan area offers opportunities to hunt several species of big-game animals, in conditions varied enough to interest even the most jaded big-game hunter.

Black Bear

Black bears are common throughout Southeast Alaska, and the Ketchikan area is no exception. The population is stable, with no apparent threats to black bear numbers here.

For more information about black bears and black bear hunting tactics, check our Black Bear Hunting page.

Brown Bear

Brown bears may be encountered throughout the area,

For more information about brown bears and hunting tactics for them, check out our Brown Bear Hunting page.

Rocky Mountain Goat

One of the greatest assets Ketchikan offers to big-game hunters is prime hunting opportunities for goat hunting.

For more information about goats, and how to hunt them, refer to our Goat Hunting page.

Sitka Black-Tailed Deer

The Ketchikan area offers many miles of prime deer habitat, and the deer population here reflects that abundance.

For more information about Sitka Blacktail deer, and hunting tactics for them, check out our Blacktail Deer Hunting page.



For more information concerning hunting in the Ketchikan area, refer to our legacy page on Ketchikan Hunting.