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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
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 4% 11%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 3 3 33% 23.7
Spring 2010 6 3 100% 25.73
Fall 2009 1 1 100% 27.81
Spring 2009 10 9 44% 23.86
Fall 2008 2 2 50% 24.1
Spring 2008 8 5 60% 24.29
Fall 2007 2 2 100% 25.04
Spring 2007 9 6 83% 25.18
Fall 2006 3 1 0% 21.32
Spring 2006 4 3 100% 27.11
Fall 2005 1 0 0% 0
Spring 2005 5 3 33% 24.47

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29 7/8" (April 21, 1998)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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

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