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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 23
South Arm, Uganik Lake

Fall

Spring

Drawing Hunt Designation:

Alaska Resident

DB 223

DB 253

Non Resident

DB 123

DB 153

Area Description

(USGS Maps - Kodiak B-4, B-5 & C-5)

Location: Northwestern Kodiak Island, including most of the drainages of the South Arm Uganik Bay from the head of the bay to Lake 1945 near the spine of the island. See area map (Image file 77 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Grass and cottonwoods flats along the lower elevations. Dense alder on the steep slopes up to the alpine areas, that start at 1500'. Inland area is composed to low ridges and foothills intersected by numerous drainages with a few small lakes. The southeast end is extremely mountainous with steep ridges with permanent snowfields.

Land Ownership: Primarily Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge lands with some private lands along the coast.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall

Spring

2013 chance of being drawn

Alaska Resident

10%

23%

Non Resident

100%

100%

Hunters Afield

Bears Harvested

Percent Males

Average Skull Size

Spring 2014

2

0

0

0

Fall 2013

1

1

0%

18.63

Spring 2013

2

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Fall 2012

0

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Spring 2012

3

1

0%

20.31

Fall 2011

3

1

0%

22.56

Spring 2011

2

1

100%

26.50

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 28 15/16" (Spring 2009)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

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