Remember: Army training takes priority over recreation. Desired bear baiting areas may become off-limits or closed for training within the bear baiting season.


How to register a bear bait station on USAG Alaska managed land:

  1. Register your Bear Bait Station with ADFG.

  2. Once registered with ADFG, register for the USAGAK bear baiting station by clicking USAG Alaska Bear Baiting Registration FormYou will be required to provide accurate GPS coordinates, SAP card number, and an ADFG Bear Bait Registration number.

  3. Before you hunt, all participants must have a current Sikes Act Permit (SAP) and a 2023 USAG Alaska Bear Baiting Permit. Login to My Account for permits. 


View off-limits to bear baiting areas:


You are no longer required to register your bait station in person at Fort Wainwright or Donnelly Training Area, bear registration is online now. Online registration begins 1 April each year. Fish and Game typically opens bear baiting on 15 April.  Check your ADFG Hunting Regulations.


USAG Alaska Bear Baiting Regulations

Bear baiting is an early spring activity and is allowed in the Tanana Flats, Yukon, Donnelly and Gerstle River Training Areas; however the following restrictions apply:

For state bear baiting regulations, see the current ADF&G Bear Baiting Seasons and Requirements.


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