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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 19
Zachar Bay

EXCLUSIVE AREA

Fall

Spring

Drawing Hunt Designation:

Alaska Resident

DB 219

DB 249

Non Resident

DB 119

DB 149

Area Description

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

Location: Southcentral Kodiak Island, including Zachar Bay and the entire Zachar River drainage. Area map (Image file 94 kB).

Topography and Habitat: The Zachar river valley is moderately sloped with dense alder and cottonwoods. It is surrounded by mountainous terrain with dense alder thickets interspersed with grass/salmonberry meadows. Alpine vegetation dominates the areas above 1500'. Southern portion of hunt area is extremely rugged with permanent snowfields, rugged peaks, and steep relief.

Land Ownership: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge manages most of the lands, with some Koniag Inc. and private lands along portions of Zachar Bay.

Public Use Cabins: A few lodges are located within Zachar Bay, but no public use cabins.

Bear Harvest

Fall

Spring

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

2%

10%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

2

--

--

--

Fall 2013

2

1

100%

26.31

Spring 2013

8

1

100%

26.56

Fall 2012

2

--

--

--

Spring 2012

6

3

67%

25.31

Fall 2011

2

--

--

--

Spring 2011

6

3

100%

26.94

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29 1/8" (April 27, 1992)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

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