ALASKA - KODIAK ISLAND
The brown bear hunts are in the Kodiak road system or in Afognak Island. Base camp is a 65-foot motor-sailboat with its amenities while the actual hunting is conducted from the Avon in which we’ll range for miles in the bays and rivers. The Spring hunts are mostly conducted by glassing the shoreline where the bears come out to eat the first grass of Spring from a vantage point in the bays and estuaries. Their coats are at their best this time of the year. In the Fall, we hunt in the afternoon and evening along the salmon creeks where the bears are concentrated. The Fall hunts are usually easier than Spring hunts.
The bear’s coats are not as long as in the spring but their hair is still long and glossy. Weather is one of the most important factors in a successful hunt. A two or three-day blow could keep us in the boat. Or, we could have nothing but sunny, mild days, making hunting a pleasure.
Brown bears average about 8 1/9 to 9 ½ feet. This is measuring from nose-to-tail and from front claws to back claws, no 2X4 up the bear’s nose so that he measures over 9 feet. The skulls are between 26 and 28 inches. On occasion, we might take one that is larger, approaching 10 feet and the 28-plus inch skull that will make Boone & Crockett.
We do two hunts per year, one starting on April 15 and the other starting on October 25, each for 14 days with our average time of success six or seven days - but we allow extra days for weather conditions. Please contact us today for current pricing! No one can beat it!
P.O. Box 20
Deerbrook, WI 54424-0020
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