Alaska calls board meeting to possibly allow transfer of 2020 bear permits


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The following is a recent notice by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Alaska is having a special board meeting scheduled for next Tuesday. One of the topics is too potentially allow the transfer of 2020 spring bear permits to the next season in some game management units. This is due to the recent change that prevents nonresidents from hunting spring bears in Alaska. Read more about that here.

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To see the full PDF version on the notice, click here.

Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Game (Board) is calling a special meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The purpose of the special meeting is to develop board generated proposals on the following topics to be scheduled for board action at a subsequent, special meeting.

  1. Open a spring 2021, resident and nonresident brown bear hunting season in Game Management Unit (GMU) 9 under 5 AAC 85.020
  2. Modify 5 AAC 92.050(6) to allow the transfer of 2020 spring season drawing permits to a future year for hunting black bear in GMUs 1-3, and brown and grizzly bear in GMUs 4, 8, 10, 14C, 22, and 26B.

Action by a majority of the board members at the April 14, 2020 meeting is required to develop and schedule the proposals for a future special meeting. Alaska Statute requires 30-days’ notice for public comment prior to board action on any regulatory proposals the board may develop.

The Board will accept written public comment for the April 14 meeting, due no later than 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020. Written comments may be emailed to, or faxed to (907)465-6094.

The board will not be taking public testimony during the teleconference. A live audio stream of the meeting will be available here for the public to listen. The meeting agenda, notice, and other meeting materials will be available online here.

For more information about the meeting, contact the Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4046.

If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-6098 no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 10, ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

See all COVID-19 state updates here


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