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Biologists have set a maximum mortality objective of 8 male or 2 female brown bears allowed for the Baranof Island portion of the Unit 4 fall registration brown bear hunt (RB077). High mortality of female bears in this area in previous years has prompted this objective. As of Nov. 26 nine female bears have been killed. Because the guideline mortality objective for female bears has been exceeded in this area, an emergency order is being issued to close the brown bear hunting season at 11:59 p.m., Nov. 28. This emergency order action is necessary to restrict the mortality to the guideline level and prevent additional mortality in this area. Any additional mortality of female bears could have long term negative effects on this bear population.
Baranof Island closed to brown bear hunting 121212 OUTDOORS 1 Capital City Weekly Biologists have set a maximum mortality objective of 8 male or 2 female brown bears allowed for the Baranof Island portion of the Unit 4 fall registration brown bear hunt (RB077). High mortality of female bears in this area in previous years has prompted this objective. As of Nov. 26 nine female bears have been killed. Because the guideline mortality objective for female bears has been exceeded in this area, an emergency order is being issued to close the brown bear hunting season at 11:59 p.m., Nov. 28. This emergency order action is necessary to restrict the mortality to the guideline level and prevent additional mortality in this area. Any additional mortality of female bears could have long term negative effects on this bear population.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Story last updated at 12/12/2012 - 3:22 pm

Baranof Island closed to brown bear hunting

Biologists have set a maximum mortality objective of 8 male or 2 female brown bears allowed for the Baranof Island portion of the Unit 4 fall registration brown bear hunt (RB077). High mortality of female bears in this area in previous years has prompted this objective. As of Nov. 26 nine female bears have been killed. Because the guideline mortality objective for female bears has been exceeded in this area, an emergency order is being issued to close the brown bear hunting season at 11:59 p.m., Nov. 28. This emergency order action is necessary to restrict the mortality to the guideline level and prevent additional mortality in this area. Any additional mortality of female bears could have long term negative effects on this bear population.

All other Unit 4 brown bear regulations remain unchanged and are not affected by this emergency order. For additional information, please contact the Sitka area office at (907) 747-5449.


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