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Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting Area 28
Wild Creek

Fall Spring
Drawing Hunt Designation: Alaska Resident DB 228 DB 258
Non Resident DB 128 DB 158

Area Description (USGS Maps – Kodiak C-3)

Location: Northeastern Kodiak Island, including the northern portion of Hidden Basin, east of Rough Creek, Wild Creek, the west side of Saltery Creek, with the northern boundary being Center and Crown Mountains. See area map (Image file 82 kB).

Topography and Habitat: Broken terrain along Ugak Bay is vegetated by a mix of alders and grass/salmonberry meadows. As you move inland, dense alder thickets cover steep hillsides. Grass/salmonberry and cottonwood flats dominate areas in the lower elevations and river valleys. Alpine areas start at about 1500'.

Land Ownership: Primarily managed by the State of Alaska, with some private lands located around Hidden Basin and Saltery Lake.

Public Use Cabins: None.

Bear Harvest

Fall Spring
2009 chance of being drawn
Alaska Resident 10% 43%
Non Resident 67% 57%

  Hunters Afield Bears Harvested Percent Males Average Skull Size
Fall 2010 7 1 0% 21.19
Spring 2010 13 13 100% 23.44
Fall 2009 7 2 50% 21.19
Spring 2009 9 4 75% 23.51
Fall 2008 5 4 75% 23.94
Spring 2008 7 3 100% 24.5
Fall 2007 7 2 50% 21.7
Spring 2007 10 4 100% 24.34
Fall 2006 4 2 100% 23.6
Spring 2006 10 5 60% 22.09
Fall 2005 7 4 50% 21.67
Spring 2005 13 3 67% 23.13

Largest bear killed in this Hunt Area: 28¼" (April 27, 1997)
“Green” measurement - Not Official

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

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