I asked Jeff Selinger about the EO from last Oct.
Heres his return email response....
The RB300 hunt reopened January 1, 2015 so if you happen to see any brown bears moving around during this snow-free, abnormally warm winter you are good to go as long as the bear is in a legal area for harvest (the Refuge is closed to brown bear hunting), you have a 2014-15 RB300 permit, a 2015 hunting license, and a 2015 brown bear metal locking tag. Good Luck!
Kenai Area Wildlife Biologist
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
43961 Kalifornsky Beach, Suite B
Soldotna, Alaska 99669