Fish and Game Home

Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 03
South Ugak

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 203 DB 233
Non Resident DB 103 DB 133

Area Description (USGS Maps – Kodiak B-2 & B-3)

Location: Northeastern Kodiak Island, including the area on the south side of Ugak Bay and east half of the Shearwater Peninsula. Bays and harbors in this area include: Eagle Harbor, Boulder Bay, Santa Flavia Bay, and Shearwater Bay. See area map (Image file 85 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Steep sided alder and grass covered hillsides surround several drainages in this area, from sea level to 2302'. The major drainages also have flat meadows that are covered with willow and grass. Boulder strewn beaches below steep sea cliffs make up most of the shoreline in areas not adjacent to river mouths.

Land Ownership: Lands around the head of Shearwater Bay extending down to the northeast side of Santa Flavia Bay are owned by Old Harbor Native Corporation with some private holdings, and the State of Alaska manages the surrounding areas.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 5% 6%
Non Resident 15% 21%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 7 4 25% 23.30
Spring 2010 5 5 60% 24.14
Fall 2009 6 3 67% 25.29
Spring 2009 6 6 67% 22.71
Fall 2008 7 6 67% 23.69
Spring 2008 5 3 100% 27
Fall 2007 7 4 75% 24.93
Spring 2007 5 4 75% 24.41
Fall 2006 2 2 100% 25.44
Spring 2006 5 2 50% 21.38
Fall 2005 4 3 67% 23.57
Spring 2005 6 3 100% 26.65

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29 7/16" (May 2, 1973)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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