I was going through parts of the regs today trying to understand how the federal restrictions, as denoted by a star in the regs, apply. There were a couple of situations that I found confusing. The first being brown bear in Unit 26. In sub units 26A and 26C the hunt / permit # was left blank. I am assuming you don't need a HT as a result of not needing a locking tag in this area for a resident hunter? On top of that both sub units had a star denoting ferderal restrictions. When I went to the FWS subsistence regs I didn't see anything different as far as bag limits and season dates. If there isn't anything different what are the restrictions and why put a star by them in regs? Can I legally hunt for brown bear on federal lands in these units without a federal subsistence permit?
Thanks in advance for any clarifications. I have a feeling if I get these answered then everything will be crystal clear and I will be able to answer the other questions that I had.