Hunting is a popular activity on the refuge. With elk, Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats, and bears, Kodiak Refuge offers a lot of hunting possibilities. For more information about regulations and to obtain a license, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website. Contact the refuge for more information about subsistence hunting on federal lands, including subsistence elk and deer hunts on the refuge, or to obtain a designated hunter permit.
Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciate of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs. As practiced on refuges, hunting, trapping and fishing do not pose a threat to wildlife populations, and in some instances are necessary for sound wildlife management.