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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 08
Deadman Bay

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 208 DB 238
Non Resident DB 108 DB 138

Area Description (USGS Maps – Kodiak A-6 & Kaguyak A-1 )

Location: Southern Kodiak Island, including all drainages into Deadman Bay and Horse Marine Lake. See area map (Image file 96 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Deadman Bay cuts a deep fjord into southern Kodiak with steep hillsides up to 3271'. Hillsides are covered with dense alder thickets interspersed with grass/salmonberry meadows. Alpine habitat starts at about 1500'. Small alpine lakes and glaciers are found in the northern part of this area. Steep narrow topography frequently channels and magnifies the wind.

Land Ownership: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge manages most of the land in this area, with some Akhiok-Kaguyak and private lands along the coast.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 3% 6%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 4 3 0% 22.61
Spring 2010 10 4 50% 22.17
Fall 2009 4 4 75% 24.09
Spring 2009 7 7 71% 24.81
Fall 2008 5 3 33% 24.11
Spring 2008 9 3 100% 25.06
Fall 2007 3 1 100% 23.82
Spring 2007 7 6 67% 24.62
Fall 2006 4 4 75% 22
Spring 2006 8 4 25% 23.16
Fall 2005 5 2 50% 23.79
Spring 2005 8 7 100% 25.38

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29.38 (May 6, 2001)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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