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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 05
Three Saints & Barling Bays

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 205 DB 235
Non Resident DB 105 DB 135

Area Description (USGS Maps – Kodiak A-3, A-4, A-5, B-4 & B-5)

Location: Southeastern Kodiak Island, Midway Bay south to Three Saints Bay and Sitkalidak Island. See area map (Image file 57 kB).

Topography and Habitat: This area has a diverse topography and ranges from boulder-strewn beaches and tidal flats to low ridges to rugged peaks to 4470' with permanent snowfields and glaciers. The village of Old Harbor (population 311) is located within this hunt area and has regular scheduled mail flights. Sitkalidak Island is primarily grass covered with alder hillsides and the highest point at 1835'.

Land Ownership: Lands around Sitkalidak Island, Midway Bay, and the head of Barling Bay are owned by Old Harbor Native Corporation with the exception of some State land in the southwest corner of Sitkalidak Island. The remainder of this area is made up of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge lands. There are private lands in several areas along the coast.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 8% 13%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 7 6 17% 22.84
Spring 2010 6 3 67% 24.13
Fall 2009 4 2 100% 25.45
Spring 2009 4 2 100% 27.1
Fall 2008 2 1 0% 20.81
Spring 2008 6 5 100% 26.76
Fall 2007 3 1 100% 24.38
Spring 2007 6 5 80% 24.44
Fall 2006 3 2 100% 24.19
Spring 2006 6 6 67% 24.25
Fall 2005 3 3 67% 23.6
Spring 2005 7 4 100% 24.69

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29½" (May 5, 1999)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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

  • Aaron Christiansen
    1330 N. Montana Circle
    Palmer, AK 99645
  • Joseph Klutsch
    PO Box 313
    King Salmon, AK 99613
    (907) 246-3030
    joeklutsch@gmail.com
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