Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Kenai Peninsula is internationally famous for its brown bears, which come to the rivers each summer to feed on migrating salmon. In addition to brown bear, hunters come here for a variety of other large game, including moose. Formerly known as Kenai National Moose Range, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was once managed primarily to protect the breeding and feeding ranges of the giant Kenai moose. Moose populations on the peninsula were declining in the early to mid-1900s until a large wildfire in 1947 produced excellent habitat that supported high moose numbers in the northern portion of the refuge. Today, hunters benefit from this wildlife management, as they have a chance to take a moose with antlers that can exceed 6 feet in spread. There are several cabins on the refuge that may be rented, or hunters may camp in other areas after being delivered by air taxi. Many hunters here choose a guided hunt.