SITKA — The spring brown bear hunting season in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof Islands) opened on Friday, March 15.
Permits will be available at Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices, and online, beginning March 8th. Hunters are reminded that prior to registering for the Unit 4 hunts, they must acknowledge viewing the “Take a Closer Look” video. The video is intended to help hunters determine the differences between male and female bears in the field.
The video can be viewed online at ADF&G’s web page by typing “Take a Closer Look” in the search box and you will be directed to a link for the video. Or you can type http://vimeo.com/30511231directly into the address bar.
The video is also available for loan at ADFG offices, and it can be purchased online at http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=370.
Fish & Game is encouraging brown bear hunters to watch this video in advance to prevent delays in the registration process. For additional questions, please call the Sitka Area office at 907-747-5449.