Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunting in Alaska

DB121 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2023

(See also: DB121 for the 2024 Regulatory Year)

Hunt Details

Hunt Number: DB121
Regulatory Year: 2023
Hunt Type: Draw
Species: Brown Bear
Legal Animal: Any bear except cubs or females accompanied by cubs. If a bear is wounded no other bear can be pursued in GMU 8 for the remainder of the regulatory year.

Number of Permits

Residency Number of Permits
Alaska residents To be announced
Nonresidents Up to 2 permits
Total Number of Permits Available 2 permits

GMU, Area

08, Spiridon Lake

Season Dates*

10/25/2023 - 11/30/2023

*See Drawing or Subsistence Supplements for season details.

Residency Restrictions

Nonresidents only

Reporting Requirements

  • Successful Hunters
    • If successful, report to ADF&G in Kodiak within 15 days of harvest.
    • Specimens Required: Present skull (unfrozen and removed from skin) and hide (with claws and evidence of sex attached) for sealing prior to leaving Unit 8 and within 30 days of harvest.
  • Unsuccessful Hunters
    If unsuccessful, report online at, in person, or by phone to ADF&G within 15 days after leaving the hunt area.
  • Internet Reporting
    If you hunted unsuccessfully or did not hunt, you may report online at

Additional Requirements and Information

  • ALL HUNTERS; * Obtain their permits by appearing in person at the ADF&G office in Kodiak prior to going into the field. Permits for the fall hunt will be issued beginning on October 5 and for the spring hunt beginning on March 2. * Will be restricted to one consecutive 15-day hunting period to be selected when picking up their permit. * Must present a valid Alaska hunting license, a brown/grizzly bear locking tag, and Big Game Tag Record form for brown/grizzly bear. * All check-in, check-out to be done at Kodiak ADF&G (weekdays except holidays) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. * The bag limit is one bear, maternal females and cubs are protected and can not be harvested. * If a bear is wounded no other bear can be pursued in GMU 8 for the remainder of the regulatory year. * If you receive a brown/grizzly bear drawing permit for the fall season you are ineligible to receive another permit for the spring season.

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