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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 17
North Uyak Bay

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 217 DB 247
Non Resident DB 117 DB 147

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

Location: Western Kodiak Island, including the area from village of Larsen Bay south to Alf Islands, across Uyak Bay and north to the Browns Lagoon area. Amook Island is also within this hunt area. area map (Image file 89 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Uyak Bay is a deep Fjord that cuts most of the way through Kodiak. The sides are steep mountainous terrain vegetated with dense alder thickets. Coastal areas and river bottoms have willows and cottonwoods. Alpine tundra dominates most areas above 1500'. Tidal muddy beaches, lagoons, small Islands, and numerous drainages also occur in this hunt area. Amook Island rises to 1615' and is mostly covered with brush.

Land Ownership: Koniag Inc. owns most of the lands along the shoreline of Uyak Bay and Amook Island. There are also several private inholdings along the coast. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge manages most of the inland areas.

Public Use Cabins: There are a number of lodges within this area, but no public use cabins.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 3% 13%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 2 0 0 0
Spring 2010 6 2 50% 24.63
Fall 2009 5 3 33% 24.94
Spring 2009 5 2 100% 24.98
Fall 2008 3 3 67% 23.86
Spring 2008 3 2 50% 24.04
Fall 2007 5 3 100% 23.67
Spring 2007 5 3 67% 22.44
Fall 2006 3 3 67% 25.29
Spring 2006 5 2 100% 27.79
Fall 2005 3 1 0% 23.51
Spring 2005 5 3 100% 23.04

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 28 15/16" (November 8, 1990)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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