Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 26
Drawing Hunt Designation
|Alaska Resident||DB 226||DB 256|
|Non Resident||DB 126||DB 156|
(USGS Maps - Kodiak D-3 & D-4)
Northern Kodiak Island, including the Viekoda Bay, Kupreanof Peninsula, Whale Island, Dry Spruce Island, Port Lions, and the area north of Barabara Lake. See area map (Image file 49 kB).
Topography and Habitat
Grass/salmonberry and cottonwoods flats dominate the lower elevations and river valleys. Hillsides are covered with dense alder thickets interspersed with grass/salmonberry meadows. Alpine areas start at 1500'. Inland area is composed to low ridges and foothills intersected by numerous drainages with a few small lakes. The northern portion of this area supports dense groves of spruce. The village of Port Lions (population 264) is included in this area and has regular air and ferry service. There is also and extensive system of ORV trails throughout the area. A powerline extends from the head of Kizhuyak Bay to Port Lions. Whale Island is mostly covered with spruce forest.
Lands south of Viekoda Bay in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. There is mixed ownership of Kupreanof Peninsula, including State, Afognak Native Corporation, and private inholdings. Whale Island is mostly owned by Afognak Native Corporation.
Public Use Cabins
2017 chance of being drawn
|Hunters Afield||Bears Harvested||Percent Males||Average Skull Size|
Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area
29¾" (May 5, 1967)
"Green" measurement - Not Official
Guides registered for this Hunt Area (as of April 2018):
6938 Stella Place
Anchorage AK, 99507
556 Eli Waselie Circle
Kodiak, AK 99615
P.O. Box 50
Port Lions AK 99550
Port Lions, AK 99550