Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters that brown bear season in Game Management Unit 4 closed May 31 for outside drainages. Inside drainages had closed May 20. Successful hunters must report within 10 days of date of harvest and have the bear sealed within 30 days.
Individuals who obtained registration permits for hunting brown bear this spring must complete and return their hunt report cards to ADF&G by close of business June 15, even if they did not hunt. GMU 4 primarily consists of Chichagof, Baranof and Admiralty islands, but includes an area bounded by Elfin Cove in the northwest, Pleasant Island in the north, Glass Peninsula in the east, Cape Ommaney in the south and Cape Edgecumbe in the west. A map can be found at http://bit.ly/is2iJG. For more information contact ADF&G at 747-5449.