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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 18
South Uyak Bay

Fall

Spring

Drawing Hunt Designation:

Alaska Resident

DB 218

DB 248

Non Resident

DB 118

DB 148

Area Description

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

Location: 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: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall

Spring

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

2%

12%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

7

5

80%

25.08

Fall 2013

3

1

100%

25.38

Spring 2013

9

7

43%

22.63

Fall 2012

3

1

0%

23.19

Spring 2012

9

5

60%

23.48

Fall 2011

2

0

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Spring 2011

6

3

100%

24.33

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 30 3/16" (Spring 2012)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

Guides registered for this Hunt Area (as of February 2014):