bowbearman 23-Feb-17. , Raspberry Island and South West Afognak Island Roosevelt Elk, Sitka Black-Tailed Deer, and Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting in the Kodiak Island Archipelago, Alaska, flexibility to hunt a different drainage each day, We are in the middle of the Raspberry Island and South West Afognak Island Roosevelt Elk Herds, the Southwest Afognak/Raspberry Island Kodiak Brown Bear Game Management Unit, and Sitka Black-Tailed Deer have visited our yard, Hunt Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge. We thank you for the fantastic days. I •• I I I I I I I 141 I I I I I I I •• I Table 1. Her touches, seen and unseen, are everywhere; in the lodge, cabins, property, and our children. November 11-17, 2019, just opened up, a returning group who had booked full camp had to cancel due to health issues. I had the good luck of drawing tag DE702 this year for Raspberry Island Elk and I am looking for a little guidance from anyone who has ever hunted that location for deer and or Elk. There’s another popular option to hunt elk in Alaska. I am blessed to have her as a wife, partner, and friend. Several harsh winters with heavy snowfalls in the late 1960s and early 1970s caused increased mortality and reduced calf production in the herd, but by the 1980s, the herd had recovered to 1,200 animals. November 11-17, 2019, just opened up, a returning group who had booked full camp had to cancel due to health issues. Additional Requirements and Information Hunt Area: that portion of Unit 8 on Raspberry Island Access to this elk herd is by floatplane or boat. Fish easy then hunt hard on both Raspberry Island and South West Afognak Islands for Sitka Black-Tailed deer. Elk and brown bear hunting in the area are by permit only. Roosevelt elk bulls generally weigh between 700 and 1,100 lb (300–500 kg), while cows weigh 575–625 lb (260–285 kg). At Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge, every moment your line is in the water is an opportunity to catch one of these huge fish. I would hunt Afognak again first chance I got. We had eight days of hunting the massive Raspberry Island elk in that country. All activities are fully guided and outfitted. I drew a DE702 Elk tag on Raspberry … Raspberry Island elk and deer? Contributors to this thread: bowbearman 22-Feb-17. This is a prime time to be here for Deer, Raspberry Island Cow Elk, and Fall bear. Raspberry Island (58.0708° N, 153.1876° W; 197 km 2) is located 1 km southwest of Afognak Island and 5.6 km north of Kodiak Island. The islands support the largest elk population in Alaska, with about 840 elk on Afognak Island and 210 on Raspberry Island. Today the elk herd is healthy and productive with about 900 animals in seven herds on Afognak and one herd on Raspberry Island. Several trails up the mountain or along the beach begin right at the lodge. A survey of Raspberry Island during February revealed that a herd of 115 animals wintered in the Onion Bay area of - 2 - I •• I I I I I I I el I I I I I I I e I I . This is a prime time to be here for Deer, Raspberry Island Cow Elk, and Fall bear. Higher elevations have wild blueberry and cranberry bushes with more grasses. From: bowbearman. Roosevelt elk distribution on Afognak and Raspberry Islands, February, 1961. Elk habitat has been changed by commercial logging on Afognak, but through cooperation between ADF&G and local Native Corporations the elk have continued to thrive. Disclaimer: Article was originally published in the Spring 2015 … Diet. 09-11-2014, 17:42 My wife and I along with another buddy are headed to Raspberry Island the end of October for an elk/deer hunt. Foul weather can blow in without notice and make hunters miserable and sometimes trapped for over a week. Sitka spruce is one of the dominant trees on Raspberry Island. Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge has been set up with a “roughing it easy ” feel, offering guests many comforts of the modern world, while all the while hinting at the fact that we are on a Remote Island in the middle of the … Lucky for us, we were gifted with five of those days having 60 MPH winds. It is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding hunt. There is more than meets the eye in this encounter! Flatbow 22-Feb-17. The highest elevation is 1,006 m and the island is dominated by alder (Alnus spp. CANCELLATION!! Cost was ~2300 + tips for the week but we had warm beds and daily transportation to different parts of the island each day which is pretty critical if you end up in an area far from the herd to start off. LKH 22-Feb-17. IdyllwildArcher 22-Feb-17. Best access points are Onion Bay and Raspberry Strait. This is a very popular option with hunters who draw the Raspberry elk tag or hunters looking to hunt Afognak and Raspberry for blacktail. ), salmonberry, grasses, and scattered Sitka spruce forests. Brown bears are common on Afognak Island, but the population size is unknown. From the little research i have done it seems the best 2 option would be to hunt from a boat with a transporter or stay at one of the lodges on the island but from what i have gathered these are the 2 … I had never seen an elk in person but heard that the Roosevelt, largest of the elk family, could be as large as moose. But I would never do it solo. My wife and I both drew bull elk tags for Raspberry Island late season. 2013 DE 704 Raspberry Island Elk Hunt 02-16-2013, 23:20. I was wondering if anyone had any good information on this hunt. Please visit … We use stand up rods, two-speed lever drag reels, and big circle hooks with bait or 12-16 oz jigs, fishing depths from forty five to over three hundred feet. We are going to be staying with Raspberry Island lodge and I was hoping for some recent reports on how the deer population is doing there. Elk and brown bear hunting in the area are by permit only. Please visit www.HuntRaspberryIsland.com if you haven't been here yet and are interested in who we are, where we are, and what we do. Alaska DE702 - Raspberry Island Elk. These trips offer not just viewing, but participation in, Alaska’s Wilderness. Brown bears occur on both islands but the population size is unknown. Spruce forests are interrupted by fields of salmonberry bushes, alders and wildflowers. Included is an arrival the evening before the first day activities in time to settle in, check your zero at our 100 yard shooting range, enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer, hot tub, shower, and hors d’oeuvres before dinner. One of the group's in our lodge last year shot an elk on Raspberry Island and they had a bear on them before they had the elk broke down. 7 We can easily target Harlequin, Barrows and Common Goldeneye, three different species of Scoter, and Long-tailed Ducks right in front of the lodge, with other prime species including Mallard, Widgeon, Bufflehead, Merganser, and Scaup within 15 … No. bowonly 23-Feb-17. We are subject to less tide than other parts of Alaska, and are fortunate to only need 10-16 oz sinkers when targeting fish near the … All of it filled with deer, elk, and the infamous Kodiak Brown Bears. Figure out how … Please contact us for recommended hunt numbers and dates. The Roosevelt elk grows to around 6–10 ft (1.8–3 m) in length and stands 2.5–5.6 ft (0.75–1.7 m) tall at the withers. Feb 26, 2020 #13 D. dieNqvrs Senior Member. Raspberry Island and South West Afognak Island Roosevelt Elk, Sitka Black-Tailed Deer, and Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting in the Kodiak Island Archipelago, Alaska – we are a beautiful, remote, full service wilderness lodge located on Raspberry Island between Kodiak and Afognak Islands. I am very set on doing this as a DIY drop hunt from fly-in transporter … Like much of Kodiak, there is a high density of colossal brown bears on Raspberry Island to contend with. Even though hunting seasons … Description. Raspberry Island Elk Elk. Kodiak Alaska Sea Duck Hunting – we are a beautiful, remote, full service wilderness lodge located on Raspberry Island between Kodiak and Afognak Islands. Wildlife of note on the island includes Sitka deer, red foxes and Kodiak bears, as well as tufted puffins and bald eagles. As a remote Kodiak Island Wilderness Lodge on Raspberry Island, we are a member of a friendly few who have chosen the pursuit of sharing the unbelievable wilderness we live in with others. Joined Feb 3, 2017 Messages 40. Saw a number of groups out there who had taken boats out to camp on the … Buskill 22-Feb-17. 22-Feb-17. Photographic opportunities are abundant, and we will do our best to get you in close to the subjects you are interested in. Brown bears occur on both islands but the population size is unknown. Her first season at Raspberry Island Remote Camps was in 2001, and since then she has done nearly every job at the lodge, including pack out Elk meat! Beendare 22-Feb-17. joshs 24-May-17. Holds a special place in my heart. The Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge (www.raspberryisland.com) offers lodging and will drop you off daily by boat to hunt the elk area DIY. Weather will be shitty, count on it. We are second generation to Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote … We stayed with Birch out at Raspberry Island Remote Lodge for the week and had some success for elk/deer this year. Hunt Kodiak, Afognak & Raspberry Island with Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge. James sets his sights on a Boone and Crockett Roosevelt Elk on Raspberry Island. Some mature bulls from Raspberry Island in Alaska have weighed nearly 1,300 lb (600 kg).. Hugh 24-Feb-17. Raspberry Island Elk Hunt • Afognak Island Elk Hunt • Kodiak Island Deer Hunt. , Raspberry Island and South West Afognak Island Roosevelt Elk Hunts. Roosevelt Elk Our location on Raspberry Island is ideal for targeting both the Raspberry Island and South West Afognak Island Roosevelt Elk Hunts. bowbearman 22-Feb-17. The island's Roosevelt Elk developed from eight calves translocated from Washington state's Afognak and Raspberry islands are the only locations in Alaska with elk populations. The islands support the largest elk population in Alaska, with about 840 elk on Afognak Island and 210 on Raspberry Island. "By 1965 the population was estimated at 1,200-1,500 elk in nine separate herds on Afognak Island and one on Raspberry Island. Joined Sep 17, 2014 Messages 117. Though the incredible fishing is certainly one of the major attractions to Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge, we also focus on and specialize in Kayaking, Hiking, Photography, and of course, the famous Alaskan Brown Bear! Our guides focus on your safety and enthusiasm. Thread starter joshs; Start date Feb 22, 2017; Feb 22, 2017 #1 J. joshs Member. By 1965, the herd had expanded from the original eight calves to between 1,200 and 1,500 elk, and the population had spread to nearby Raspberry Island. Home; Lodge; Elk; Deer; Bear; Ducks; Terrain; Guided Hunts; Unguided Hunts; Fish Hunt; Summer Activities; Lodge. As a remote lodge on Raspberry Island, we are a member of a friendly few who have chosen the pursuit of sharing the … All things considered, it’s an adventure hunter’s paradise. Despite all that. This package also includes a departure the morning following your last day of activities … … Hunters harvest about 90 elk each year under a closely regulated permit system. Elk WINTER RANGE Counted Raspberry Island (Onion Bay area) 115 Afognak Lake 338 Northcentral Afognak Island Tonki Cape TOTAL - 3 - 96 171 … Today in the late 2000s, approximately 900 elk live on … These animals are larger than their Wyoming cousins, with some big bulls estimated to weigh over 1,200lbs. We will never forget your … Hunt Kodiak, Afognak & Raspberry Island with Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge — Raspberry Island Elk Hunt • Afognak Island Elk Hunt • Kodiak Island Deer Hunt . Raspberry Island is home to the famous Kodiak Brown Bear, Roosevelt Elk, and Sitka Black Tailed Deer. Elk hunting on Afognak Island is by permit only. bowbearman 23-Feb-17. CANCELLATION!! Nick Muche 22-Feb-17. From late spring to early fall, the Roosevelt elk feeds upon … Viewing, but participation in, Alaska ’ s an adventure hunter ’ s Wilderness are permit! Alders and wildflowers booked full camp had to cancel due to health issues approximately 900 elk live on elk. 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