Remember Army training takes priority over recreation, the area you wish to bear bait in might be off limits to bear baiting or could be closed for training.
It is currently illegal for non-residents (including non-resident Armed Service Members) to bear hunt or bear bait until after 1 June. For more information, please consult the ADFG Advisory Announcment (2 April), review the Hunting and Trapping Emergency Order (2 April), or contact your Local ADFG Office.
How to register a bear bait station on USAG Alaska Lands:
Register your Bear Bait Station with ADFG.
Once registered with ADFG, register for the USAGAK bear baiting station by clicking USAG Alaska Bear Baiting Registration Form. You will be required to provide accurate GPS coordinates, RAP card number, and an ADFG Bear Bait Registration number.
Before you go hunting, make sure you have a current Recreation Access Permit (RAP), and have a USAG Alaska Bear Baiting 2020 permit.
*NOTE: All bear bait registrants and other at the registrant’s bait station will also need a bear bait permit.
Check the off-limits to bear baiting areas:
- Bear Baiting on the Tanana Flats Training Area
- Bear Baiting on the Donnelly Training Area
- Bear Baiting on the Yukon Training Area
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 April 1 each year. Fish and Game typically opens bear baiting on 15 April. Check your ADFG Hunting Regulations.
Fort Wainwright 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:
- You must register your bait station with ADFG first and then on line at usartrack.isportsman.net.
- You may not register a bait station in Unit 20 unless you have successfully completed the ADFG Bear Bait Clinic.
- Bear bait stations may be registered 15 days prior to the season opening, usually the first working day of April.
- No bait station will be allowed within ¼ mile of a publicly maintained road, trail, or stocked lake.
- No person will set up a bait station within 1 mile of a school, business, permanent dwelling including seasonally-occupied cabins, developed recreational facility or campground, business, stocked lake, designated training facility, firing point, observation point (OP), bivouac, or Battery.
- An individual may set up no more than two bear bait stations on the USAG Alaska Army Training lands.
- Bait stations; including barrels, buckets, stands, trash, and contaminated soil must be completely removed at the close of the baiting season. (June 30)
For state bear baiting regulations, see the current ADF&G Bear Baiting Seasons and Requirements.
For more information about bear baiting on USAGAK Lands including closed/off-limit areas please refer to the US Army Garrison Alaska Outdoor Recreation Supplement.