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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 20
South Spiridon Bay

Fall

Spring

Drawing Hunt Designation:

Alaska Resident

DB 220

DB 250

Non Resident

DB 120

DB 150

Area Description

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

Location: Western Kodiak Island, including South Spiridon Bay, and the Spiridon River valley up to Koniag Glacier. See area map (Image file 62 kB).

Topography and Habitat: The Spiridon River flows through a broad valley that is moderately sloped with dense alder, grasslands and cottonwoods groves. Steep hillsides and mountainous terrain with alder thickets border the sides of the valley. Alpine vegetation dominates areas above 1500'. Southern portion of hunt area is extremely rugged with permanent snowfields, glaciers, and steep relief.

Land Ownership: The entire area is within Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall

Spring

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

7%

19%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

11

2

50%

25.41

Fall 2013

2

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Spring 2013

7

2

100%

21.10

Fall 2012

3

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Spring 2012

6

2

50%

23.29

Fall 2011

2

2

100%

27.07

Spring 2011

6

4

75%

24.11

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 28¾" (October 31, 1992)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

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