Bear hunting can be a very controversial topic. However, hunting bear on Kodiak island is completely necessary. Those who are offended by hunting are often uneducated about it. Without having the facts, it is impossible to form an educated opinion. So, first and foremost, let’s lay out some cold, hard facts about bear hunting on Kodiak:
Bear Extinction Myth
Annually, hunters kill 180 Kodiak Brown Bears under tightly controlled regulations. Can you imagine the problems that would arise with nearly 200 additional bears on our small Kodiak island? That is a lot of bears! And since these Brown Bears do not have any predators on Kodiak, the population would quickly grow out of control without the assistance of hunters.
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Krimsons Kodiak Brown Bear Hunt
In 2017, I was drawn for a Kodiak Brown Bear hunt on the South end of Kodiak island, called the Aliulik Peninsula- one of the most highly populated areas of Kodiak Brown Bear. Not only was I beyond ready for this exciting adventure and to do my part of conservation, but also to participate in such a highly-regarded tradition…
I am a 4th generation Kodiak Brown Bear hunter. In the photo stands my grandfather in the 1940’s, my father, brother and I with our Kodiak Brown Bears.
I had no idea what to expect, other than that fact that I had 15 days to hunt. And truthfully, it was so exciting. Before this trip, I hadn’t visited this part of the island. In the two weeks to follow, I didn’t know what would unfold- things we would see, dangers we would face, challenges we would conquer. Of course, sharing this experience with my dad and fiancé (boyfriend at the time) was the icing on the cake. We had a camera man with us, too, to capture and share the exciting adventure!
Feel free to contact Krimson with any other questions regarding hunting Kodiak Brown Bear.
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