Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunting in Alaska

RB500 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2022

Hunt Details

Hunt Number: RB500
Regulatory Year: 2022
Hunt Type: Registration
Species: Brown Bear
Legal Animal: two (2) brown bears except cubs or females accompanied by cubs.

Number of Permits

Residency Number of Permits
Nonresidents Up to 99999 permits
Alaska residents Up to 99999 permits
Total Number of Permits Available Unlimited

Season Dates*

08/20/2022 - 05/31/2023

*See Drawing or Subsistence Supplements for season details.

Residency Restrictions

Alaska residents only

Reporting Requirements

  • Successful Hunters
    • Report by phone, mail, or online ( by June 15; if not received you will be contacted by ADF&G.
    • Specimens Required: NONE
  • Unsuccessful Hunters
    Report by phone, mail, or online ( by June 15; if not received you will be contacted by ADF&G.
  • Internet Reporting
    You may report online at

Hunting Conditions

Aug. 20 - May 31

2) OPEN AREA: Unit 17

3) BAG LIMIT: two (2) brown bears.

4) There is no resident brown bear tag required.

5) Hide/skull need not be salvaged or sealed if they remain in the State brown bear subsistence hunt area; however, before removal from the area, they must first be sealed by a department representative. At the time of sealing the skin of the skull and front claws will be removed and retained by the department representative.

6) All meat must be salvaged for human consumption.

7) A current Alaska resident hunting license is required.

8) All hunters (both successful and unsuccessful) are encouraged to report their hunting effort and harvest by June 15 to ADF&G by phone (907-842-2334), postage-paid Hunt Report Card, or online ( If ADF&G does not have your report, you will be contacted after the season closes to complete your hunt report.

9) Hunters must carry the tag from this registration permit in the field while hunting brown bear under terms of this permit.

10) This permit is nontransferable.

If you fail to report, you will not be eligible to receive any permits (drawing, tier II, and registration) during the next regulatory year. In addition, your name will be turned over to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for enforcement action.

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