and he lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska
Larsen Bay Lodge is the premier brown bear destination. Kodiak Brown Bears are the largest carnivores on the planet. The highest concentration of this sub-species of brown bears is in our Guide Use Areas. Our bear hunting area includes the famous Karluk Lake as well as the Kaluk River, Uyak Bay and Larsen Bay where the Golden Age of bear hunting was conducted by the likes of Alf Madsen and other famous outfitters. There are great genetics in our area with largest bear skull ever taken coming from Karluk Lake.

Besides bear concentrations and size in our units, Larsen Bay Lodge also has the advantage of hunting, by cruising the shoreline of bays and lakes in skiffs which allows us to cover dozens more miles than bear hunts conducted on foot on the Alaska Peninsula and elsewhere. But unlike boat-based hunts conducted in Southeast Alaska, we have a permanent lodge on land with all the comfort and conveniences of home. The lodge owner, operator and bear guide, Mike Carlson, grew up in Larsen Bay and knows the area like the back of his hand. Local knowledge is priceless. Below is one of our landing-craft type boats for easy loading of people and bears.