Black Bear Hunting in Alaska

DL027 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2023

(See also: DL027 for the 2022 Regulatory Year)

Map of DL027
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Hunt Details

Hunt Number: DL027
Regulatory Year: 2023
Hunt Type: Draw
Species: Black Bear
Legal Animal: 1 Black Bear, except cubs or females accompanied by cubs

Number of Permits

Refer to the 2023–2024 drawing hunt supplement

GMU, Area

Unit 02

Season Dates*

09/01/2023 - 12/31/2023

*See Drawing or Subsistence Supplements for season details.

Residency Restrictions

Nonresidents only

Reporting Requirements

  • Successful Hunters
    • Must report harvest to ADF&G within 15 days of kill; must report in person with required specimens to ADF&G or appointed sealer within 30 days of kill.
    • Specimens Required: Sept 1 - Dec 31: Present skinned-out skull and, if retained, the hide (with evidence of sex and claws naturally attached) for sealing.
  • Unsuccessful Hunters
    Must return the completed hunt report to ADF&G, or report online at, within 15 days of close of season.
  • Internet Reporting
    You may report online at

Hunt conditions and season dates can be changed by Emergency Order. Visit the Emergency Orders and Announcements page for more information.