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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 01
Kizhuyak Bay

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 201 DB 231
Non Resident DB 101 DB 131

Area Description

(USGS Maps – Kodiak C-3 & D-3)

Location:

Northern Kodiak Island, including the west side of the Kizhuyak River drainage and the southwest side of the Kizhuyak Bay drainage (Hilary Creek). See area map.

Topography and Habitat:

Primarily north and east facing slopes from sea level to 3661'. Grass and cottonwood flats along Kizhuyak River. Dense alder on steep slopes up to the alpine areas that start at about 1500'. Lower Hilary Creek drainage is primarily grasslands with interspersed thickets of alder and Kenai birch. The penstock, powerhouse, and access road for the Terror Lake hydroelectric project are along the Kizhuyak River. A powerline stretches from there to the village of Port Lions and another goes towards Kodiak city.

Land Ownership:

Lands around Kizhuyak Bay are owned by Afognak Native Corporation. The Kodiak Island Borough manages the lands along Kizhuyak River, and the State of Alaska manages the upland areas.

Public Use Cabins:

None.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 10% 11%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 2 1 0 21
Spring 2010 2 1 100% 27.13
Fall 2009 3 1 100% 20.12
Spring 2009 3 0 0 0
Fall 2008 4 3 67% 22.54
Spring 2008 5 0 0% 0
Fall 2007 2 0 0% 0
Spring 2007 1 1 100% 26.63
Fall 2006 4 0    
Spring 2006 4 3 67% 23.11
Fall 2005 1 1 100% 23.26
Spring 2005 3 1 100% 23.19

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area:

28.31 (October 29, 2001) “Green” measurement - Not Official

Guides registered for this Hunt Area (as of February 2011):