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ALERT: Alaska revises 2020 bear hunt closure to allow resident hunting only

Alaska bear hunt closure COVID 19 update

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Just recently, Alaska has modified their statement made yesterday to close all spring bear hunts. The new rule will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight April 2, 2020.

Restrictions have been lifted for Alaska resident black bear and brown/grizzly bear hunters. Nonresident hunters are still not permitted to hunt black bears or brown/grizzly bears in units 1-26. This restriction is in effect until 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2020 unless superseded by additional emergency orders. 

Alaska emergency order

The new rule is all spring bear hunts will be open to Alaska resident hunters only, but it will remain closed for nonresidents. You can read the full details here

See all COVID-19 state updates here

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TREVOR P. - posted 1 month ago on 04-03-2020 06:56:57 am
goHUNT INSIDER

In case you don't want to read it.

JUSTIFICATION:
This emergency order is limited to nonresident black and brown bear hunts in Game
Management Units 1-26 only. For the safety of Alaska’s communities, and especially
individuals most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, Commissioner of the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game Doug Vincent-Lang has directed the Division of Wildlife Conservation to
close all black and brown bear hunts statewide for nonresident hunters, effective now through
May 31. This decision will be reevaluated as necessary. All resident black and brown bear
seasons remain unchanged. Hunters are reminded to familiarize themselves with health
related travel restrictions mandated by the State of Alaska at
http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Gary H. - posted 1 month ago on 04-03-2020 04:33:28 am
goHUNT INSIDER

Nice. lol