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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

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

2%

8%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

4

1

100%

27.19

Fall 2013

3

0

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Spring 2013

3

1

0%

23.50

Fall 2012

4

1

100%

26.31

Spring 2012

6

3

67%

25.92

Fall 2011

5

2

0%

20.19

Spring 2011

5

3

33%

25.06

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 2014):