I am trying to plan a hunt on Kodiak next year for my wife and myself and we haven't decided on a date yet, when we would like to go. I have never been to the "Rock" and we are not quite sure when we would like to go. We hunt mostly for meat, but we are also going for the adventure. Killing huge bucks would be a bonus but not a primary goal for this trip. We are not interested in a slaughter hunt, where the bucks are down by the beach and harvesting them is like shooting fish out of a barrel. But, hunting during the rut where we are seeing lots of action sounds appealing. Also, it would be nice if the weather was somewhat cooperative. Those are the parameters for what I am looking for while choosing a date to go.
I thought it would be interesting to create a survey to see when other people's preferences are and why they chose those dates. So please take your pick as to when you would choose to go to Kodiak and an explanation as to why you chose those dates.