Black Bear Hunting in Alaska

DL018 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2023

(See also: DL018 for the 2024 Regulatory Year)

Hunt Details

Hunt Number: DL018
Regulatory Year: 2023
Hunt Type: Draw
Species: Black Bear
Legal Animal: 1 Black Bear, except cubs or females accompanied by cubs

Number of Permits

Residency Number of Permits
Alaska residents To be announced
Nonresidents Up to 10 permits
Total Number of Permits Available 10 permits

GMU, Area

Unit 1C, South

Season Dates*

09/01/2023 - 06/30/2024

*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 an appointed sealer within 30 days of kill.
    • Specimens Required: Jan 1 - May 31: Present skinned-out skull and the hide (with evidence of sex and claws naturally attached) for sealing. June 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.