Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 01
Kizhuyak Bay

Drawing Hunt Designation

Residency Fall Spring
Alaska Resident DB 201 DB 231
Non Resident DB 101 DB 131

Area Description

(USGS Maps - Kodiak C-3 & D-3)


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


Bear Harvest

2017 chance of being drawn

Residency Fall Spring
Alaska Resident 3% 6%
Non Resident 100% 100%
  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2017 2 1 100% 24.56
Spring 2017 3 1 0% 21.56
Fall 2016 1 0 Not applicable Not applicable
Spring 2016 3 2 100% 23.81
Fall 2015 2 0 Not applicable Not applicable
Spring 2015 3 0 Not applicable Not applicable
Fall 2014 2 0 Not applicable Not applicable

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area

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

Guides registered for this Hunt Area (as of April 2018):