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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
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 8% 23%
Non Resident 100% 100%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 1 0 0 0
Spring 2010 2 0 0 0
Fall 2009 0 0 0% 0
Spring 2009 3 3 67% 26.54
Fall 2008 2 2 0% 23.56
Spring 2008 4 2 50% 21.79
Fall 2007 0 0 0% 0
Spring 2007 4 1 100% 24.38
Fall 2006 2 0 0% 0
Spring 2006 5 2 100% 22.63
Fall 2005 2 0 0% 0
Spring 2005 2 2 100% 25.75

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):