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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 15
Sturgeon Bay

EXCLUSIVE AREA

Fall

Spring

Drawing Hunt Designation:

Alaska Resident

DB 215

DB 245

Non Resident

DB 115

DB 145

Area Description

(USGS Maps - Karluk B-1, B-2 & C-2 )

Location: Southwestern Kodiak Island, including Sturgeon Lagoon, and most of the Sturgeon River drainage. See area map (Image file 62 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Moderately steep hills to 2490' surround the Sturgeon River. The river itself flows through a broad grass/salmonberry and tundra flat which is interspersed with alder and willow thickets.

Land Ownership: Lowlands along he river are owned by Koniag inc. Uplands are managed by Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. There are also private inholdings along Sturgeon Lagoon.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall

Spring

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

4%

16%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

5

4

100%

26.08

Fall 2013

5

1

100%

28.38

Spring 2013

5

3

100%

26.08

Fall 2012

4

2

100%

26.57

Spring 2012

3

1

0%

23.75

Fall 2011

2

2

50%

28.32

Spring 2011

7

4

100%

27.21

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29 15/16" (May 20, 1965)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

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