Kodiak Bear Hunt
Hunt huge brown bears on Kodiak Island
- Limited hunting pressure in the region; only 5 spring tags and 3 fall tags.
- 30 years of guiding with a very high success rate
- Spring hunts are located in the bears’ “hibernation route”.
- Fall hunts are around the salmon streams.
- “3 hots and a cot”…A bed actually…return nightly to a heated cabin with bed, shower and hot meals provided.
- These are draw tags…get put in for the draw on time:
- Spring hunt application period is Nov 1 – Dec 15.
- Fall hunt application period is May 1 – May 31.
Due to the limited hunting; 10′+ brown bears live in this area.
You’ll land in the head of a bay, so hunters will start out sheltered from much of Kodiak Island’s harsh weather. This keeps seas relatively calm for the boat ride out to one of the many hunting locations available. With two separate valleys to hunt, the guides have ample options to set hunter’s up so they have the best opportunity of harvesting the brown bear they’re after. Transport is not even a factor sometimes as camp is located in the “hibernation corridor”. It is not uncommon to glass up bears from camp.
Hunters will return to camp every night where they can enjoy the comfort of their own 16’x28′ heated cabin with a shower and a real bed. A hot “home cooking” style supper will be provided each night and hot breakfast is available every morning (along with other options for those who prefer a lighter start).
The odds of seeing bears on these brown bear hunts on Kodiak Island are as close to 100% as possible and the outfitter ups the odds by taking hunters out during the most productive time of the open season. Harvest rates have been very good as well due to tags being extremely limited, non-residents are required to hunt with a certified guide and the nearest guide operates far from this area.
In the Fall, you can make it a combo hunt.
Russ my miracle worker put together the ultimate grizzly bear hunt for me. The guide I had, Rick took it from there, and helped me fulfill a lifelong dream. Russ and Rick tag teamed this so perfect, I couldn’t think of a better hunt ever!
Incredible trip! Lots of opportunity for big bears. Outfitter was very encouraging of bowhunters.
We had a wonderful trip beginning with the guide picking us up at the Powell River airport. We made a short trip to the dock and took the boat to the base camp about 45 minutes across the inlets. The first day was very eventful with sighting two black bears and stalking both. The first was a good bear but “not large enough for the first day”.
As we began to leave Johnny spotted a very large bear on the beach about a mile away. After two stalks we were within 31 yards and I took my shot. Although not perfect the hit was good enough allow us to get another arrow in to the bear. It was 7:30 in the evening and we skinned and loaded the bear in the boat and back to camp late that evening. The cook had a great meal waiting for us and the entire camp wanted to hear the story. The rest of the week was spent sightseeing British Columbia, fishing, crabbing and picking up oysters for dinner.
By the way, My wife loved the trip and would recommend it to any lady who wants to see what their husband does on these hunts.
I would highly recommend this hunt to anyone who wants a relatively easy black bear hunt. The guides run lots of baits and their are lots of bears around. Not to mention I must have seen 200 elk and close to that number of deer. A great experience!
Overall the trip was great. Bear hunting was great, and a little fishing as a bonus. Harvested a nice bear. Accommodations were sufficient. Food was good. Guides were fantastic. It was trip of lifetime.
I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard as I did that week. They are down-to-earth people and an absolute blast to be around! I would recommend this FAIR CHASE hunt to anybody! The bear hunting was excellent. We saw double figures in bears each day we were hunting, with several opportunities on stalks each day.
This is an archery hunters dream to go on this hunt. I shot THREE bears in one night. One brown and two black bears. I then shot a third black bear on the last night.
Hunting bears with this outfitter was a wonderful experience. This hunt is great value for the money! My guide, Lyle was an extremely knowledgeable hunter and great all-around guy.
I wanted you all to know what an extraordinary trip I felt it was! Thank you all for everything! It was awesome and couldn’t have been better! I wanted you all to know what an extraordinary trip I felt it was! Thank you all for everything! It was awesome and couldn’t have been better!
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