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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 16
North Karluk River

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 216 DB 246
Non Resident DB 116 DB 146

Area Description (USGS Maps – Karluk C-1, C-2 & Kodiak C-6 )

Location: Western Kodiak Island, including the area east of Cape Karluk to the village of Larsen Bay, also includes Seven-mile beach and lower Karluk River. See area map (Image file 47 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Rolling hills to 2101'and bench lands intersected with numerous drainages, small ponds and lakes. Grass/salmonberry and tundra hummocks flats along the lower elevations with interspersed alder and willow thickets. The villages of Karluk (population 65) and Larsen Bay (population 153) are within this area and each has regular air service to Kodiak city.

Land Ownership: Primarily Koniag Inc. lands with some Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge lands in upland areas. There are also private inholdings along the coast.

Public Use Cabins: Cabins are available on the Karluk River at the Portage crossing.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 5% 16%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 3 3 67% 24.84
Spring 2010 6 1 100% 27.50
Fall 2009 4 2 100% 21.13
Spring 2009 6 4 75% 22.57
Fall 2008 5 2 50% 22.75
Spring 2008 6 3 67% 25.23
Fall 2007 4 2 50% 23.56
Spring 2007 6 3 67% 25.44
Fall 2006 5 2 100% 25.75
Spring 2006 7 6 100% 24.06
Fall 2005 4 2 50% 24.23
Spring 2005 6 2 100% 26.13

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29.38 (May 13, 2004 (found)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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