Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 18
South Uyak Bay

Drawing Hunt Designation

Residency Fall Spring
Alaska Resident DB 218 DB 248
Non Resident DB 118 DB 148

Area Description

(USGS Maps - Kodiak A-5, B-5 & B-6)


Southcentral Kodiak Island, including southern Uyak Bay from south of Alf Islands to the head of Uyak Bay. Area map (Image file 76 kB).

Topography and Habitat

Uyak Bay is a deep fjord that cuts most of the way through Kodiak. The sides are steep mountainous terrain with dense alder thickets. Large tidal flats are located at the head of the bay with grasslands and extensive cottonwoods groves. Drainages along the western side of the bay are steeper and support less abundant populations of salmon than the drainages at the head and on the northeastern side of the bay. Alpine areas begin at about 1500' and range from extremely rugged peaks with permanent snowfields to flat to steep areas with a number of small ponds.

Land Ownership

Primarily Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge lands, with some Koniag Inc. lands along the northern portion of the bay.

Public Use Cabins


Bear Harvest

2017 chance of being drawn

Residency Fall Spring
Alaska Resident 2% 9%
Non Resident 100% 100%
  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2017 3 1 0% 22.19
Spring 2017 9 2 100% 24.47
Fall 2016 3 1 100% 21.94
Spring 2016 7 3 100% 21.89
Fall 2015 2 1 100% 27.31
Spring 2015 8 4 75% 25.42
Fall 2014 3 2 50% 21.03

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area

30 3/16" (Spring 2012)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

Guides registered for this Hunt Area (as of April 2018):