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Deer hunting on Kodiak
« on: May 19, 2022, 07:20:02 PM »
Kodiak Alaska question?
I'm hunting Sitkas out of a wildlife refuge cabin this year.
Anyone have any first hand experience hunting out of a public use cabin on Kodiak? Willing to chat ? Msg me if you'd rather not comment here.
FYI dates are set cabin is booked float plane and commercial flights booked. Thanks!

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 07:28:52 PM »
I would help if I could buddy. Good luck my friend.

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 07:34:49 PM »
If a cold, wet, rather large snout kisses you in the night…don’t kiss it back  :chuckle:  It sounds like a great hunt mister, best of luck to you sir.
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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 07:37:47 PM »
My experience has been hunting from a public cabin on Kodiak is a little like hunting from a national forest campground in the lower 48. There could be critters around but the further you get from the cabin, the higher the deer density is.

Time of year also plays into it. If there were  dudes hunting out of it prior, it will feel like the  area has been pressured. If nobody has been there for a month…different story.

Where abouts is the cabin? Have a blast…no cooler place on earth!!

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 07:45:18 PM »
North Frazer lk. Have the cabin booked for a month so it will be vacant nearly 2 weeks before arrival.

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 08:31:25 PM »
My experience has been hunting from a public cabin on Kodiak is a little like hunting from a national forest campground in the lower 48. There could be critters around but the further you get from the cabin, the higher the deer density is.

Time of year also plays into it. If there were  dudes hunting out of it prior, it will feel like the  area has been pressured. If nobody has been there for a month…different story.

Where abouts is the cabin? Have a blast…no cooler place on earth!!

This is exactly the way it was explained to me when I was up last year... did a tent camp and was miserable in November... so it does have it's perks

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2022, 08:32:07 PM »
You taking a zodiac and motor by chance? If not I highly recommend.
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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2022, 08:37:02 PM »
My experience has been hunting from a public cabin on Kodiak is a little like hunting from a national forest campground in the lower 48. There could be critters around but the further you get from the cabin, the higher the deer density is.

Time of year also plays into it. If there were  dudes hunting out of it prior, it will feel like the  area has been pressured. If nobody has been there for a month…different story.

Where abouts is the cabin? Have a blast…no cooler place on earth!!

This is exactly the way it was explained to me when I was up last year... did a tent camp and was miserable in November... so it does have it's perks
you guys got the REAL misery with that rain! When actionshooter was in the bush, we were grounded in kodiak. 5" of rain in 36hrs  :chuckle: we had some good weather and some not so good the following week. Cabin would have been clutch but not without a way to cover some ground. Frazer is THICK with bears the first few weeks of November so keep your head on a swivel.
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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2022, 08:40:23 PM »
That sounds very cool tagging along to hear about it

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2022, 08:55:28 PM »
I’d definitely bring gear to spike out. If it’s a mellow fall the deer will still be up top and depending on the cabin location, that could be a 10 hour alder hell slog to climb up 3k. If the deer are down, a skiff can be a life saver.

Bears are a reality there. But you know that. Early Nov the grass is still usually long and it can be tough to see the dang things. I’ve never hunted Frazer but would love to…lots of history on that lake!!

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2022, 09:35:45 PM »
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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2022, 10:01:43 PM »
That sounds amazing! Best of luck!
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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2022, 05:17:56 AM »
we are headed there in 2024 but to a remote not public cabin in October

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2022, 11:08:13 PM »
My experience has been hunting from a public cabin on Kodiak is a little like hunting from a national forest campground in the lower 48. There could be critters around but the further you get from the cabin, the higher the deer density is.

Time of year also plays into it. If there were  dudes hunting out of it prior, it will feel like the  area has been pressured. If nobody has been there for a month…different story.

Where abouts is the cabin? Have a blast…no cooler place on earth!!

This is exactly the way it was explained to me when I was up last year... did a tent camp and was miserable in November... so it does have it's perks
you guys got the REAL misery with that rain! When actionshooter was in the bush, we were grounded in kodiak. 5" of rain in 36hrs  :chuckle: we had some good weather and some not so good the following week. Cabin would have been clutch but not without a way to cover some ground. Frazer is THICK with bears the first few weeks of November so keep your head on a swivel.

Ya... that was the wettest camp/hunt I have ever done... insane but deer or no deer, a cabin would have been pretty nice LOL

 I will say, I did see more bears than bucks, they are freakin EVERYWHERE!

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2022, 06:02:40 AM »
You taking a zodiac and motor by chance? If not I highly recommend.
Yes on the zodiac trying to set one up thru Kodiak kamp  now. Will ship.om up if need be!

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Re: Deer hunting on Kodiak
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2022, 03:41:23 PM »
You taking a zodiac and motor by chance? If not I highly recommend.
Yes on the zodiac trying to set one up thru Kodiak kamp  now. Will ship.om up if need be!

Good call on the zodiak.. it adds some cost, but is great way to get into areas that are tough to access. I wished we would have done it.  When we had the amount of rain that we did, the creek at the end of the lake we were on rose and we were unable to cross in waders and essentially cut our area in half.

 


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