My hunts are one-on-one, 10-12 days, transportation to/from camp is by boat or float plane. My areas are on a drawing permit basis with a very high success rate in getting drawn. We handle all of that paperwork for you.
All hunts are based out of cabins, but you will spend a minimum amount of tent time, but some time may be necessary. Hunting for brown bears and deer is done by foot in the three major canyons surrounding camp. The country is rolling, mountainous and is laced with alder patches and cottonwoods.
Brown bear hunting is done during the Spring and Fall. In the Fall, nice Black Tail Deer are available with Goat, Sea Ducks, and fishing with time permitting. I have two guide areas in Kodiak which are north on the island. We hunt State and Native lands with permits for hunting. My Areas, like most of the island, have a good population of bears. Kodiak’s Fish & Game Department does a good job regulating all the game. Normally we take under 9′ or over 9′ with many 10′ Bears from time to time. The largest we have taken in the area was an 11’1″.
Spring Hunts: April 10- May 15
Fall Hunts: October 25 – November 15
The weather during the Spring hunts in April and May will find the temperatures running from 30-60 degrees with 18 hours of daylight. The bears begin emerging from hibernation in April. The pelts are heavy and in prime condition. The hunting may be a bit more extreme because of snow conditions. May finds all bears out of hibernation.
The October/November fall season has less daylight hours and will find temperatures ranging from the low 20’s to the upper 40’s. Pelts may be a bit shorter than spring, but bears are more numerous and Sitka blacktail deer is a fine side trophy available for the hunter.
Two of the most important things for hunting brown bears is gear and shot placement. So please call or contact me about the right hunting gear for Kodiak. There are a lot of good bullets out there but the main thing I feel is shot placement (minimum 200 grain bullet). No one likes to lose a bear but during hunts, thing happen. That is why I like to get 75 to 150 yards close with a follow up shot. Very few bears go down with one shot. I use a Pre-64 Winchester .375 with 270-300 grain bullet.