Going to Alaska Need unit advice

Discussion in 'Alaskan Game' started by backyardsniper, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. backyardsniper

    backyardsniper Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    I will be going to Alaska to hunt in Sept of 2013. I have a friend stationed on Kodiak. I believe we will be taking the ferry to Homer and from there we are still planning. I would love to kill a Brown bear on Kodiak if I could find a guide for a reasonable price. I will be staying at my friends house so we will not need any lodging or Food just a guide for me to be able to take a Brown. If not we will be venturing to area 15 I believe to try the black bear and maybe Moose. We have a diesel truck and an enclosed trailer with four wheeler and camping gear. can we get it done from the roads like that or will it be nesecary for us to get a bush plane to get to where we will have an actual chance at being succesful.

    thanks guys
  2. Swamplord

    Swamplord Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2004
    If you plan on hunting Unit 15 with ATV's your best bet is to hunt the logged out areas on Unit15c, the Alaska Native owned private land was logged out (removal of beetle killed mature spruce trees) in the late 80's early 90's thus creating new growth and awesome moose habitat with many miles of logging spurs/trails with access off the main highway south of Soldotna in the Clam Gulch ( yep, the clamming hot spot) and Ninilchik area, contact the Ninilchik Native Association for info.... I have hunted the areas numerous times with 100% success rate for moose, there have been 70"+ bulls taken there, my best was 62"... there is a fee that the Assoc. charges for access, you get a key to the gate and can come and go 24/7 as you feel for the entire moose hunting season, (August 20th thru Sept. 20th)...... the only problem is... there is a closure on the use of motorized vehicles from Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 17-20, ( you can use atv's up to Sept. 10th, on Sept. 15th, 16th and 21st and on) so you must plan on getting in/out prior and after the closures... we would thoroughly scout the area out before the closures and set up our main camp within walking distance of our moose calling locations.. on the plus side of the motor vehicle restrictions, it keeps all the road hunters out of the area and gets really good for calling moose, and yes !!! the moose do respond to calling in the area, far more effective than plodding around in the brush and swamps !!

    the regs. have changed for Unit15 for moose, you may only take bull moose with 50'' or wider or 4 brow tines or more on at least one side, you cannot take spike/fork bulls anymore and you cannot take 3 brow tine bulls unless they are 50'' or wider.
    I have also heard it may be for residents only now, not certain of that rumor, contact the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game for verification and info .....

  3. robert6715

    robert6715 Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Not 100% sure,but I think you can only get a key to the gate if your an AK resident.I live in Homer and work in Kodiak.You should at least do some Kodiak deer hunting while there,no easier hunting in all of AK.