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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 09
Dog Salmon River

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 209 DB 239
Non Resident DB 109 DB 139

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

Location: Southern Kodiak Island, includes the Dog Salmon River from the upper falls (south of Frazer Lake) to Olga Bay, East Fork valley, the Northwestern side of Greyback Mountain, and the west side of the Moser Peninsula. See area map (Image file 120 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Numerous cottonwood trees and grass flats occupy the lower river bottom. Dense alder thickets on steep hillsides up to alpine areas that start at 1500'. The upper river valley is mostly tundra vegetation and grassland with interspersed willow patches. There are also a few shallow ponds.

Land Ownership: Most of lands along the Dog Salmon River within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, with some Akhiok-Kaguyak Inc. lands and private lands on the Moser Peninsula.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 3% 7%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 3 2 50% 22.06
Spring 2010 8 4 75% 25.34
Fall 2009 3 2 50% 22.6
Spring 2009 3 1 100% 27.75
Fall 2008 2 1 0% 22.62
Spring 2008 5 2 50% 25.44
Fall 2007 2 2 100% 24.07
Spring 2007 6 3 100% 26.75
Fall 2006 3 1 100% 25.19
Spring 2006 7 2 50% 21.94
Fall 2005 2 0 0% 0
Spring 2005 6 2 100% 27.47

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29 1/8" (April 22, 1969)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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

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