JUNEAU - The brown bear hunting season opens March 15 in Game Management Unit 4 (GMU4) with two registration hunts; RB088 and RB089.
Both hunts open on March 15, but have different closing dates. Before registering, hunters must have a valid hunting license and big-game locking tag. Hunters may register at a Fish and Game office, or online at www.hunt.alaska.gov.
Inside drainages, RB089, close May 20, while outside drainages, RB088, close May 31. For boundary clarifications please refer to the 2009-10 hunting regulations or GMU4 online maps at www.hunt.alaska.gov.
Successful hunters may harvest one brown bear every four regulatory years in Southeast Alaska. All successful bear hunters must report to an ADF&G office within 10 days of a kill and present their completed hunt report and unfrozen bear hide and skull to ADF&G for sealing within 30 days of kill. Evidence of sex must remain naturally attached to the hide until it is sealed. Hunters who are unsuccessful or unable to hunt must report by close of business on June 15.
Call the Sitka office at 747-5449 for more information.