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2018 Newsletter

Greetings from Kodiak Island Alaska and happy 2018,

Thank you for your interest in enjoying Kodiak Island with us. I have been guiding hunting and fishing in Alaska for over 35 years and operating in Ugak Bay on Kodiak Island over the past 30 years. All of our trips are based out of a 2500 square foot lodge with electricity 24/7, real beds, carpet, showers, laundry and all the other comforts of home.

Spring bear hunts take place in late April and early May. I do both back pack hunts and lodge based hunts. Both are extremely successful. We have historically averaged bears around nine feet with 26 inch skulls and have taken many ten footers including the handgun world record in 2010 which was 28 14/16. All brown bear hunts on Kodiak Island are by drawing permit and the odds of drawing have usually been between 50 and 70%. The application deadline for spring hunts is December 15 while the fall hunt application period is May 1-31. I am booking fall 2018 and spring and fall 2019 right now and offer one of the best brown bear hunting values in Alaska.

Goat hunting was 100% again. I conduct goat hunts in late September and October to get the long hair that makes and excellent trophy. Hunts are by back pack, where we hike up the mountain, set up camp, and hunt on top, returning to the lodge after getting your billy. We average billies around 9". There is a reason more goats are harvested on Kodiak than any other unit in the state. We have a lot of goats and they are usually between 1700 and 2500 feet high, much lower than most other mountain ranges. Goats are also by drawing permit and applications are due December 15. Plan to apply for 2019. Email me in November early December for details on applying.

The deer population is recovering well after the 2011/12 winter. Numbers are up and we took some very nice bucks last season. Deer hunts are from the lodge and include great duck and fox hunting. Our quality continues to be excellent and have been fortunate enough to have received APHA deer awards seven of the last twelve years, including the all time #3 buck. I am now booking 2018 and 2019 deer hunts.

The duck hunting continues to be nothing short of world class and is included on all fall hunts. There are literally thousands of sea ducks in the bay each fall. This is a collector hunt with Harlequins, Barrow's Goldeneye, Surf, Common and White Wing Scoters along with Old Squaw and Blue Bills making up most of the shooting. We hunt over decoys and also drift for pass shooting. This is a great hunt all based out of a warm comfortable lodge.

I conduct fishing trips in late July and August. This allows us to catch Kings, Cohos, Halibut and Rockfish each day off of the 40' Westport charter boat, Streamer. We fish 7 am to 5 pm in the protected waters of Ugak Bay, returning to the warm comfortable lodge each evening for a great dinner a well earned rest. I take a maximum of six clients per week and have weeks available in 2018 and 2019.

I invite you to come to the Alaska you have read and dreamed about. This is Alaska hunting and fishing at its' finest. There is nowhere else like it in the world. I pride myself on exceptional facilities, equipment and staff to provide you with the best possible experience. Kodiak Island is one of the most unique places in the world and the hunting and fishing is second to none. Look over my website www.ugakbay.com for more information and email or call me at your convenience. For the honest, consistent, quality adventure you have been looking for, contact me.

I look forward to seeing you on Kodiak,

Brian Peterson
Master Guide and Outfitter
Kodiak Island Alaska