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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
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 5% 21%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 2 1 100% 28.06
Spring 2010 6 5 100% 25.54
Fall 2009 3 2 50% 23.57
Spring 2009 5 4 100% 24.76
Fall 2008 3 1 100% 23.63
Spring 2008 6 4 25% 24.9
Fall 2007 3 2 100% 24.32
Spring 2007 4 2 50% 24.04
Fall 2006 5 3 100% 23.23
Spring 2006 5 3 100% 25.4
Fall 2005 4 3 67% 25.38
Spring 2005 4 1 100% 25.57

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

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