Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 23
South Arm, Uganik Lake

Drawing Hunt Designation

Residency Fall Spring
Alaska Resident DB 223 DB 253
Non Resident DB 123 DB 153

Area Description

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


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


Bear Harvest

2017 chance of being drawn

Residency Fall Spring
Alaska Resident 5% 20%
Non Resident 100% 100%
  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2017 2 0 Not applicable Not applicable
Spring 2017 5 1 100% 22.00
Fall 2016 2 0 Not applicable Not applicable
Spring 2016 4 2 100% 23.66
Fall 2015 1 0 Not applicable Not applicable
Spring 2015 3 2 50% 21.50
Fall 2014 1 1 100% 25.06

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area

28 15/16" (Spring 2009)
"Green" measurement - Not Official

Guides registered for this Hunt Area (as of April 2018):