Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunting in Alaska

DB685 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2020

(See also: DB685 for the 2021 Regulatory Year)

Hunt Details

Hunt Number: DB685
Regulatory Year: 2020
Hunt Type: Draw
Species: Brown Bear
Legal Animal: One bear, except cubs or females accompanied by cubs.

Number of Permits

Residency Number of Permits
Alaska residents To be announced
Nonresidents Up to 27 permits
Total Number of Permits Available 27 permits

GMU, Area

Unit 22B and Unit 22C

Season Dates*

08/01/2020 - 06/15/2021

*See Drawing or Subsistence Supplements for season details.

Residency Restrictions

Nonresidents only

Reporting Requirements

  • Successful Hunters
    • Report within 30 days of the kill online at, by telephone (907) 443-2271 or (800) 560-2271 (you can leave a message at Ext 8191), or by pre-paid mail.
    • Specimens Required: Skull and hide (separated, unfrozen) sealed by ADF&G; tooth extracted.
  • Unsuccessful Hunters
    Report within 15 days of season end online at, by telephone (907) 443-2271 or (800) 560-2271 (you can leave a message at Ext 8191), or by pre-paid mail.
  • Internet Reporting
    You may report online at

Additional Requirements and Information

  • While hunting you must have in possession: a current hunting license, current brown bear tag, your copy of the Big Game Tag Record form, and the drawing permit card. Nonresidents who are U.S. citizens are required to hunt brown bears in Alaska with either a registered guide or an Alaskan resident 19 years of age or older who is a relative within the second degree of kindred. Nonresident aliens are required to hunt any big game species in Alaska with a registered guide.

    Remember to report the outcome of your hunt. You must complete the hunt report attached to your permit even if you were unsuccessful, or did not hunt. Also, the hide and skull of all brown bears must be sealed within 30 days of take, and all bears must be sealed before they are transported out of Alaska; however, they do not have to be sealed within the Unit in which they were taken.

Hunt conditions and season dates can be changed by Emergency Order. Visit the Emergency Orders and Announcements page for more information.