Terrain & Weather

The bays, sloughs, and channels around Kodiak, Raspberry, and Afognak Islands offer good protection and feed to the birds wintering in our area. That being said, this is still Kodiak, Alaska, in the middle of winter. We often encounter strong winds, waves, ice, snow, cold, and rain. Some days may be too stormy to even board the boats to hunt away from the lodge.

However, the birds are still out there and we don’t have to go far to get into some great hunting; if the weather is too foul to get out in the boats we can simply walk along the coast and hunt the very productive coastline in front of the lodge. Or, if the weather is moderate on one side of the island, it is easy to simply run to the other side, and get into the lee out of the wind. Understand calm days can be plentiful, as well.

We will be hunting from layout boats, open skiffs, and along rocky beaches; but the appropriate clothing, some of which we provide, the rest we can recommend, makes the hunt comfortable.  Returning to the Lodge and your Private Cabin at the end of the day to warm up, dry out, and have a hot meal really helps focus on the adventure we can have out here; safely and comfortably.

We came to Alaska for the awe and beauty of the great outdoors — and we were not disappointed! But what we found that we were not expecting were our wonderful hosts, their beautiful, enjoyable children and a very warm and caring staff. ~John and Sherri O. Minnesota