I've seen some of the grazing buffalo get spooked by some yahoo driving his 4 wheeler too close to a Buffalo and watched that buffalo run very fast without stopping to get away from the 4 wheeler. So if you're on the beach and the whole heard decides to stampede you could be hurt! This beasts are huge. They are taller than my car. Most of the time they don't pay any attention to us fishing but once in a while a big bull will stop and look at us like we were looking at his lady or something and give us a powerful nostril snoot!!
There are plenty of Fox in the Pasaghak State Recreation Site! If you leave food and food scraps around you will attract fox into your campsite! You won't want that! They are always looking for scraps of food. Please do not feed them! It just makes them dependant on humans for food. It is easy to photograph them as they are not really afraid of humans. I haven't heard of any rabies here on Kodiak Island but you don't want to get bit by one.
Here in Kodiak you may be fined $500 for crossing a salmon stream with a 4 wheeler or truck! There are certain areas on some rivers that this is allowed but here on the Pasagshak River it isn't allowed at all! Walking across is allowed and in my opinion can be just as damaging to the Pink Salmon spawning as a truck. The Pink Salmon spawn in the river unlike the Red Salmon that spawn in the Lake and the Silver Salmon Spawn in the upper Feeder streams past the lake.
If you happen to catch a salmon in any other part of its body besides the mouth it must be released safely back into the river. If the fish and wildlife protection officer see's you keeping a fish that is caught like this you will be assessed a fine of about $75!! Not really worth it! Here you can see me picking up a fish from underneath preparing to release it to the river. My son had snagged one in the tail by accident.
Hiking through an area during a bug hatch sucks!! You just breath in bugs!! I'm not really sure of the name of these things. We call them No see'ums! You will wish you had a bug net for your head if you do get stuck in an area like this. These things seem like they can crawl in your ear and out your nose!! LOL