Kodiak Brown Bears speak for themselves. World renowned and extensively studied and managed, the Kodiak bear population is at an all time high. The annual sport harvest for the Island is approximately 200 bears, 75% of these being boars. Approximately 40% of the boars harvested have skulls measuring over 26 ½ inches with 20 % of these record book size, 28”, showing the health of the population.
Kodiak has a spring season, April 1st to May 15th, and a fall season, October 25th to November 30th, each year. Hunting is highly regulated with 495 permits, 330 resident and 165 non resident, given out annually divided among 32 areas. Approximately two thirds of these permits are issued for the spring season, with the remainder given out for the fall season.
Kodiak Outdoor Adventures is currently the sole operator for three of these management areas with potentially ten spring and five fall permits. On our hunts we are targeting mature boars only, and very importantly, with high quality hides. We only hunt as many permits as we think is responsible so that each of our hunters has a good chance to harvest a mature boar with out affecting the overall population dynamics.
Our passion is big bears! And our desire is to get you yours! While we will target what ever size boar our hunters desire, most of the bear’s we harvest measure over 9 foot square, and have skulls measuring over 26 ½ inches.
We typically conduct 13 day hunts, 11 days of hunting, with 2 days for travel to and from the area. These hunts are normally done with 2 guides per hunter, making for one of the safest and most enjoyable and productive trips possible.
Most of our bear hunting occurs on Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) lands. The KNWR occupies about 2/3’s of Kodiak Island and was established in 1941 “for the purpose of protecting the natural feeding and breeding range of the brown bears and other wildlife on Uganik and Kodiak Islands, Alaska.” This enables us to experience truly pristine and awesome Brown Bear hunting.