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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 13
Karluk Lake

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 213 DB 243
Non Resident DB 113 DB 143

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

Location: Southwestern Kodiak Island, includes Karluk Lake and the drainages around the lake. Hunt area also included approximately 3 miles of the upper Karluk River. See area map (Image file 84 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Mountainous terrain intersected with numerous drainages, grass and cottonwood flats along the lower elevations with alder and willow thickets extending up to 1500' in elevation around Karluk Lake. Two small lakes, O'Malley and Thumb, are south and southeast of Karluk Lake.

Land Ownership: Lands south of Thumb Lake are within Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, with the remainder being Koniag, Inc. lands.

Public Use Cabins: Cabins on Camp Island may be reserved from Koniag Inc.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 2% 3%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 5 4 0% 24.27
Spring 2010 6 6 67% 25.60
Fall 2009 5 3 0% 22.75
Spring 2009 7 6 100% 26.05
Fall 2008 4 4 75% 25.78
Spring 2008 7 4 75% 24.83
Fall 2007 5 4 50% 23.54
Spring 2007 6 4 75% 25.46
Fall 2006 5 4 50% 23.05
Spring 2006 8 7 100% 25.64
Fall 2005 2 2 50% 23.13
Spring 2005 6 5 80% 25.01

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29¼" (May 8, 1996)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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