Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunting in Alaska

DB101 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2023

(See also: DB101 for the 2022 Regulatory Year)

Map of DB101
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Hunt Details

Hunt Number: DB101
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 1 permit
Total Number of Permits Available 1 permit

GMU, Area

08, Kizhuyak Bay

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. * The bag limit for brown bears in GMU 8 is one bear every four regulatory years.

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