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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

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

2%

10%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

7

4

75%

24.82

Fall 2013

5

2

50%

18.88

Spring 2013

6

2

100%

22.88

Fall 2012

5

2

0%

22.57

Spring 2012

6

2

0%

22.94

Fall 2011

5

5

40%

25.49

Spring 2011

7

2

100%

24

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 2014):