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11 04, 2019

Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges: Saltwater Fishing

2019-05-03T20:35:11+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures|

There is no rush quite like heading out to sea with fishing gear in hand and tackling the monsters of the deep for an incredible Alaska fishing trip. When you embark on one of our Afognak Wilderness Lodge saltwater fishing trips, you can expect the most exciting catches you have ever reeled in. Kodiak Island fishing lodges don’t get much better than this as there is an array of fish that you will be able to wrangle that you can’t find in the fresh waters of the Alaskan wilderness. Summertime Fun During the summer months, Afognak Wilderness Lodge takes guests [...]

15 03, 2019

Kodiak Brown Bear Safety

2019-05-03T20:30:53+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Wildlife Safety|

The Alaskan wilderness is full of magnificent wildlife and landscapes that will take your breath away. One of our most majestic wildlife residents is the Kodiak Brown Bear. Here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we want to share a few brown bear facts and safety tips to help guests stay informed on these massive creatures and why we love them so much! Brown Bear Facts The Kodiak Brown Bear is known as the largest bear in the world in close running with the polar bear, and it is always a thrill to see them wandering through the Alaskan wilderness. When you [...]

29 02, 2016

Meet the Sitka Blacktail Deer

2016-02-29T19:02:34+00:00AWL Blog|

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we boast the perfect combination of land and marine wildlife. Like our visitors, the Sitka deer enjoy the best of both worlds, whether they’re scattering throughout our lush forest or coming down to the shore for a drink. They’re a subspecies of the mule deer of the American west, characterized by their smaller stature and face. Because snow and rain are inevitable on our Alaskan islands, the deer must follow strict migration patterns, rising up the mountains during the summer and traveling to the lower-elevation forests during the colder months. What Do They Eat? The diet [...]