2020 Alaska Unimak Island Brown Bear Drawing Permit for One (1) Hunter

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2020 Alaska Unimak Island Brown Bear Drawing Permit for One (1) Hunter
In addition to a valid credit card, full name, address, phone number, and email address are required to sign up for the auction
Alaska Department of Game & Fish
Contact: Dave Crowley - GMU 9 and 10 Area Biologist, King Salmon/ Tim Spivey- Permitting Biologist
PO Box 37
King Salmon, AK 99613

(907) 246-3340
(907) 465-4148
If you are the lucky buyer of this permit, you are one of the few hunters to possess a brown bear drawing permit for Unimak Island in Game Management Unit 10. Unimak Island is as far west as brown bears (and several other species including, wolf and wolverine) can be found. The management objective for brown bear hunting on Unimak Island is to keep hunter numbers low to ensure a high quality wilderness experience with a reasonable chance for selective hunting. A non-resident locking tag for wolves is not required. Land along the eastern shore of the island is owned by the Isanotski Native Corporation, and permission for hunting on this private land should be sought from the Corporation. The rest of Unimak Island is federal land open to public hunting and managed as wilderness by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You are required to check in (in person or by phone) with Izembek National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Cold Bay (P.O.Box 127, Cold Bay, AK 99571; Ph. (907) 532-2445). They can provide more detailed information on the island, allowable means of access, etc.
There are no public use cabins on Unimak, and the extreme weather (high winds, rain, and cool temperatures) requires the best of camping equipment and clothing. If you get a bear, it can be sealed by the refuge staff in Cold Bay, or elsewhere in the state.
Hunt Number: DB375 (fall) or DB376 (spring)
Species: Brown Bear
Legal Animal: One (1) bear, preferably male, (the taking of a sow with cubs is prohibited) GMU, Area: 10, Unimak Island
Hunting Conditions:
1) PERMIT: The DB375 or DB376 permit shall be in the possession of the permittee while hunting or transporting a brown bear and shall be exhibited to any person authorized to enforce state and federal laws who requests to see it. The permit is NON-TRANSFERABLE. Nonresidents are required to hunt with a guide or resident family member within the second degree of kindred. A locking tag is required.
2) WHEN: Fall: October 1 – December 31, 2020. Spring May 10 – May 31, 2021
3) WHERE: Unimak Island
4) BAG LIMIT: One (1) brown bear. Either sex is legal, but harvesting males is encouraged. The taking of sows with cub(s) is prohibited in Alaska. If you have killed a brown bear anywhere in Alaska during the current regulatory year, this permit is invalid.
5) REPORTING: SUCCESSFUL hunters: Successful hunters are required to salvage the hide intact, with evidence of sex and claws attached, and skull. Hides and skulls must be sealed by ADF&G, approved expeditor, or USFWS in Cold Bay at the end of your hunt..
UNSUCCESSFUL hunters or permittees who DID NOT HUNT: Report online at http://hunt.alaska.gov by phone to 246-3324, or bring the completed harvest report to an ADFG office 15 days of the close of the season.
6) PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REPORT: If you fail to report, you will not be eligible to receive any permits (drawing, tier II, or registration) during the next regulatory year. In addition, your name will be turned over to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for enforcement action.
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