Izembek's hunting opportunities, particularly for brown bear and waterfowl, are world famous. When salmon are running, brown bear densities can be among the highest recorded; as many as six bears per mile along some streams. Fall waterfowl hunting is spectacular, as well, and hardy wetland enthusiasts can pursue light and dark geese (Canada geese, black brant), dabbling ducks (mallard, pintail), diving ducks, and sea ducks. Ptarmigan are abundant and are year round residents. Izembek is home to approximately 180 species of birds, and of these, there are a wide variety of waterfowl available to hunt. The Southern Alaska Peninsula Caribou Herd is currently at a healthy level (>5400 animals, 2002), and can support human harvest, with both resident and non-resident seasons available. A resident moose season also takes place in December and January, allowing local hunters to harvest one bull.