Black Bear Hunting in Alaska

DL457 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2023

Hunt Details

Hunt Number: DL457
Regulatory Year: 2023
Hunt Type: Draw
Species: Black Bear
Legal Animal: One (1) black bear, except cubs and females accompanied by cubs

Number of Permits

Residency Number of Permits
Nonresidents Up to 3 permits
Alaska residents Up to 3 permits
Total Number of Permits Available 3 permits

GMU, Area

14C, McHugh Creek

Season Dates*

10/01/2023 - 10/31/2023

*See Drawing or Subsistence Supplements for season details.

Residency Restrictions

  • Hunt available to Nonresidents
  • Hunt available to Alaska residents

Reporting Requirements

  • Successful Hunters
    • Report in person to the Anchorage ADFG office within 3 days. Sealing must be completed within 30 days.
    • Specimens Required: Skull and hide (unfrozen) with claws and evidence of sex attached
  • Unsuccessful Hunters
    Report online, by mail, or in person within 15 days of the close of the season.
  • Internet Reporting
    If you hunted unsuccessfully or did not hunt, you may report online at

Additional Requirements and Information

  • Hunt Area: Unit 14C, McHugh Creek: all drainages into McHugh Creek, excluding that area within a ½ mile of the Seward Hwy or within ½ mile of a developed facility.
  • Certified Shotgun or Certified Muzzleloader Hunters Only: You must be certified through a department approved basic hunter education class or muzzleloader certification class prior to hunting in DL457. Call 267-2187 for more information on hunter education classes.

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