Kodiak Mountain Goat Hunting Area RG480
Zachar River & Southwest Kodiak (formerly called 475 & 477)
Unit 8, that portion of Kodiak Island south and west of a line extending along the Spiridon River, following the North Fork of the Spiridon to its headwaters, then going southwest following the spine of the island over Koniag peak to the headwaters of the South Fork of Midway Creek, then downstream on Midway Creek to Midway Bay. See area map (Image file 93 kB) for more information.
Most of area is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge, but there is also Native Corporation lands present in some areas that have goat populations. http://www.dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/planning/easmtatlas/kodiak/.
Excellent float plane access is available throughout hunt area prior to alpine lakes freezing up in early October. The area north of Uyak Bay has salt water access along Uyak and Zachar Bay and alpine lake access in Lake 629, Goat Lk. (Elev. 2380), Windy Lk. (Elev. 2073) and Brown’s Lk. (Elev. 80).
Popular saltwater access points for mountain goat hunting south of Uyak Bay include: Three Saints Bay, Kaiugnak Bay, Sulua Bay and Deadman Bay. Freshwater access points include: Horse Marine Lk., Frazer Lk., Karluk Lk., Kaiugnak Lk. (Elev. 455), Lake 1651, Lake 1790, Lake 1702 and Lakes 1253 and 1514 (West of Three Saints Bay).
Population estimates suggest that there are 675 goats north of Uyak Bay and 1200 in the area south of Uyak Bay.
Mountain Goat Harvest Data:
RG480 (Registration Hunt)
|Year||Permits Issued||Hunters Afield||Harvest||% Success|
|2017||1421||467||202 total (130 male, 72 female)||43%|
|2016||1534||562||214 total (143 male, 70 female, 1 unknown)||38%|
|2015||1566||655||274 total (159 male, 115 female)||42%|
|2014||1339||588||240 total (134 male, 106 female)||41%|
|2013||968||442||176 total (107 male, 68 female, 1 unknown)||40%|
|2012||415||221||82 total (54 male, 28 female)||37%|
|2011||439||207||78 total (53 male, 25 female)||38%|
|2010||461||232||85 total (61 male, 24 female)||37%|