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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 27
Sharatin Bay

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 227 DB 257
Non Resident DB 127 DB 157

Area Description (USGS Maps – Kodiak C-3 & D-3)

Location: Northern Kodiak Island, including the eastern portion of Kizhuyak Bay, Sharatin Bay, with the southern boundary bordering Center Mountain. See area map.

Topography and Habitat: Grass and cottonwoods flats along the lower elevations and river valleys. 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.

Land Ownership: Lands around Kizhuyak Bay are Afognak Native Corporation lands, with some lands east of Sharatin Bay being Ouzinkie Native Corporation lands. The State manages the interior lands south of Elbow Creek.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2006 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 15% 31%
Non Resident 100% 50%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 7 2 50% 27.19
Spring 2010 11 3 100% 23.73
Fall 2009 5 0 0% 0
Spring 2009 7 2 50% 24.19
Fall 2008 7 2 50% 22.94
Spring 2008 10 4 75% 24
Fall 2007 0 0 0% 0
Spring 2007 10 3 3% 23.82
Fall 2006 2 1 0% 23.38
Spring 2006 12 5 80% 24.32
Fall 2005 3 0 0% 0
Spring 2005 8 4 100% 25.58

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 29¾" (May 5, 1967)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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

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