Last November we had a rough go at finding bucks and the goat hunting was a bit sketchy without crampons. The bears were pretty fiesty, wish we had gone south more and skipped the goat part altogether.
Heading up in November for my first of hopefully many Alaskan hunts. Can't wait for the adventure, I know it will be a great time with a great crew. If I have enough fun I might even leave a buck for iceman :)
I'm looking into this for 2022 or 2023. I have heard of Homer Ocean Charters. Can anyone recommend any other outfits to look into for boat based hunts on Kodiak? Please PM me if you are willing to share info.
I was in AK a few weeks ago and the Frozen Storage is available at the Anchorage Airport. Open from 4AM to Midnight. I lucked out. When I arrived with 3 25# boxes of fish the sign said "freezer full". I waited in line anyways and thankfully a few guys were behind me pulling theirs out so I got to store mine for the night.
I’m contemplating going back this November if anyone else has a float plane with Seahawk Air or Island Air looking for another person to split the cost of dropping to the south end. PM me, I have a bear fence and gear.
They don't all shed that early on POW. I'd say its more typically around mid month for most bucks on the average year. Early springs they do tend to shed earlier. As you know, I've never hunted Kodiak in the summer, so I couldn't say on Kodiak. Previous opinions are based upon 25 plus years of direct observation.
We went in mid October for the first time. Awesome trip, and awesome weather aside from a windy night that crushed our tent. It was a tough bowhunt for the most part. My buddy picked up a rifle and shot this one on day 6. I blew a shot opportunity that day with my bow also and then killed one with my bow on day 7, or at least we thought I did. Watched him do a death tumble 500+ yards down the mountain and by the time we got to him, he was missing. Best guess was a bear drug him off? A pretty dejected, long walk back to camp in the dark that night.
I will be back again. I’d say it was definitely one of my favorite hunt I’ve done to this point.
Looking at the photo’s it looks like my choice in KUIU gear was spot on. What is the choice of boot style for hunting the island? What size pack do you guys recommend? My son and I are looking to do a trip up and good luck to all that are there or going yet.
My boots and pack are the same I use for any elk hunt. I wore my Hanwag Alaskans the most. Thought they might be too stiff but they worked great in the steep stuff. My other pair were Lowa Caminos. I used toe warmers on the coldest days.
My pack was a Kifaru Stryker. Just needed to carry an extra layer or two, plus rain gear, lunch, and be able to pack meat.