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    Default Scent Lures for Black Bears NEED Baiting Permit!

    I've talked to a few hunters about using Scent Lures and they ask if a Baiting Permit is required, IT IS! Scent lures are not bait but when used for black bears you still need to get a permit.


    5 AAC 92.044. Permit for hunting black bear with the use of bait or scent lures.

    (a) A person may not establish a black bear bait station to hunt black bear with the use of bait or scent lures without first obtaining a permit from the department under this section.

    (b) A permit issued under this section is subject to the following provisions:

    (1) a person may establish a black bear bait station only if that persons obtains a permit under this section;

    (2) in Units 6(D), 7, 14(A), 14(B), 15, 16(A), and 20(B), a person must complete a bear hunter clinic given by the department before that person may obtain a permit from the department under this section;

    (3) a person must be at least 16 years of age to be issued a permit;

    (4) a person may not have more than two bait stations established with bait present at any one time;

    (5) a person may not use bait or scent lures within

    (A) one-quarter mile of a publicly maintained road, trail, or the Alaska Railroad;

    (B) one mile of a house or other permanent dwelling; or

    (C) one mile of a developed campground or developed recreational facility;

    (6) a person may not give or receive remuneration for the use of a bait station, including barter or exchange of goods; however, this paragraph does not apply to a licensed guide-outfitter who personally accompanies a client at the bait station site;

    (7) a person using bait or scent lures shall clearly identify the site with a sign reading "black bear bait station" that also displays the person's hunting license number, and the permit number;

    (8) only biodegradable materials may be used as bait; if fish or game is used as bait, only the head, bones, viscera, or skin of legally harvested fish and game may be used, except that in Units 7 and 15, fish or fish parts may not be used as bait;

    (9) in areas where the bag limit is greater than one bear, the department my limit the number of bears taken over bait as condition of the permit;

    (10) a permittee must remove bait, litter, and equipment from the bait station site when hunting is completed. Scent lures can be used for ungulates.

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    Yes there was some confusion a few years back as it was not listed specifically under Bear Baiting but under General Regualtions.

    You do need a permit for a scent lure.

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    I believe you can only use scent lures for Ungulants or with a baiting permit correct?
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Black bears and ungulantes.

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