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Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunting in Alaska

RB766 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2014

Hunt Details

Hunt Number: RB766
Regulatory Year: 2014
Hunt Type: Registration
Species: Brown Bear
Legal Animal: One bear, except cubs or females accompanied by cubs.

GMU, Area

23, Area 6

Season Dates

Sept 1 - Oct 31

Residency Restrictions

Nonresidents only

Reporting Requirements

  • Successful Hunters
    • Bear hide and skull must be sealed in state within 30 days of a kill. Evidence of sex must remain naturally attached to the hide. Must submit harvest report within 30 days of harvest.
    • Specimens Required: Skull and hide (separated, unfrozen) sealed by ADF&G; tooth extracted.
  • Unsuccessful Hunters
    Must report in person, online, or by mail within 15 days of season closure.
  • Internet Reporting
    You may report online at http://www.hunt.alaska.gov

Hunting Conditions

1)WHEN: Sept 1 - Oct 31 2)WHERE: Unit 23, that portion of the Kobuk River drainage north of the north bank of the Kobuk River and Melvin Channel downstream of the Kobuk Valley National Park boundary below the Kallarichuk River mouth, the Noatak River drainage downstream from and including the Eli River drainage, and excluding Cape Krusenstern National Monument. Unit 23 Guide-Outfitter Area 6. 3)BAG LIMIT: One brown bear; however cubs or females accompanied by cubs may not be taken at any time. 4)SEALING: The hide and skull of all brown bears must be sealed within 30 days of kill. Evidence of sex must remain naturally attached to the hide. 5)REPORTING: Successful hunters must report and have the bear hide and skull sealed in state within 30 days of harvest. If you hunted unsuccessfully or did not hunt you must report in person, online or by mail within 15 days of season end. 6)REQUIREMENTS: Nonresidents are required to be accompanied in the field by a licensed guide or by an Alaskan resident over 19 years of age within the second degree of kindred when hunting. While hunting you must have in possession: a current hunting license, a current year brown bear tag, your copy of the Big Game Tag Record, and the registration permit card. Please review the Unit 23 Hunter Orientation materials on our website, www.adfg.alaska.gov. Additionally, if you are flying yourself, you will need to complete the pilot orientation program to use your plane to transport game in Unit 23. 7)SIGNATURE: You must sign your permit and comply with the permit hunt conditions and any additional restrictions found in the Alaska Hunting Regulations.


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