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Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
December 2003

Viewing Permits Available Now
For Brown Bear and Walrus

By Staff
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Already thinking about your next summer vacation? Now it's even easier to plan ahead and apply for permits to two of Alaska's top viewing destinations: McNeil River Bear Sanctuary and Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary.

Interested wildlife viewers can obtain permit information on-line for both Alaska sanctuaries at www.wildlife.alaska.gov by looking under the heading "refuges and sanctuaries."

Permits to visit Round Island and view walruses are now available on-line and cost $50. Permits are issued after January 1, and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"This is a great opportunity for Alaskans and visitors to apply early to visit one of our own premier wildlife viewing destinations," said Sarah Leonard, wildlife outreach specialist with the department.

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Permit applications to view brown bears at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary are currently being accepted and must be submitted on-line or mailed by March 1. Mailed applications must reach Anchorage by March 15. There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 per person. Applicants are entered into a lottery and if drawn, residents pay a $150 viewing fee and non-residents pay $350.

For more information about Alaska wildlife viewing, please contact Joe Meehan at 907.267.2281 or joe.meehan@alaska.gov.


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