The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is encouraging hunters to register bear bait stations online this year and avoid coming into offices.
Similar to spring 2020, the public will again be able to call local Fish and Game offices to register bait sites 15 days before the baiting season opens and will be emailed or mailed the permit.
Hunters registering bait stations must verbally agree to the conditions of the permit. Most offices are open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. A complete list of offices and phone numbers is available here.
“The ability to register bait stations over the phone is a temporary measure and we ask for your patience as we implement this procedure,” the department wrote. “It may take a few days to receive your permit in the mail if you choose to have one mailed to you, so do not wait until the day you intend to head into the field to call. For more information on using bait or scent lures to take bears please see pages 26 and 27 of the 2020-2021 Alaska Hunting Regulations, also available at hunt.alaska.gov.”