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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 09
Dog Salmon River

EXCLUSIVE AREA

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

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

2%

11%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

8

4

75%

25.34

Fall 2013

3

2

50%

22.6

Spring 2013

3

1

100%

27.75

Fall 2012

2

1

0%

22.62

Spring 2012

5

2

50%

25.44

Fall 2011

2

2

100%

24.07

Spring 2011

6

3

100%

26.75

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29 3/8" (Fall 2011)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

Guides registered for this Hunt Area (as of February 2014):

Karl Braendel
P.O. Box 1148
Chickaloon, AK 99674
(907) 745-4064
ninridge@hotmail.com