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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 and the outlet may be reserved from Koniag Inc.

Bear Harvest

Fall

Spring

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

1%

3%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

6

6

67%

25.60

Fall 2013

5

3

0%

22.75

Spring 2013

7

6

100%

26.05

Fall 2012

4

4

75%

25.78

Spring 2012

7

4

75%

24.83

Fall 2011

5

4

50%

23.54

Spring 2011

6

4

75%

25.46

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29 13/16" (Spring 2014)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

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