Has the administration turned over management of our resources to an outfit out of UTAH SFH whose founder also owns a company called World Trophy Outfitters?
SFH-Alaska unit 16b black bear management program
It is the expressed goal of SFH to assist in the removal of black bears from unit 16b for the purpose of moose recovery. All rules are intended to guide participants in helping SFH succeed in meeting this objective. We cannot afford to have participant operating outside of the rules and jeopardizing the success of the program or SFH.
All participants agree to follow the guidelines set forth
- Follow all laws and applicable statutes of the State of Alaska and the regulations as set forth by the Board of Game and the Department of Fish and Game. This is your responsibility and not of SFH. “I didn’t know” is not an excuse, if you commit a violation you need to report it.
- You may not take a brown bear over bait, you may not take a brown bear within one mile of a bait station and you may not take a brown bear from any camp that is supported by a helicopter. No exceptions.
- Practice firearm safety to prevent injuries.
- No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed. No exceptions.
- All participants will be responsible for any camping and warming fires they start and are expected to observe Division of Forestry burning guidelines fire safety at all times. The months of May and June are typically the driest months and fire danger is often very high. Campfires will be extinguished if not closely attended and suspended or banned during wind or red flag events.
- No food will be allowed in sleeping tents for the safety of all participants. All food is to be stored in sealable containers in a designated location at each camp.
- Camps must be kept clean. All non-burnable garbage must be bagged and brought from the field.
-Salvaged black bear meat, hides and skulls will be stored a minimum of 100 feet from camp.
- Volunteers may not take money or give money in any part of this program. This is a volunteer effort by SFH members.
- Media scrutiny may be high, please refer any questions or interviews to Board members. Report any hunting interference to the Alaska State Troopers. We cannot prohibit you from taking photos however realize that photos should be tasteful and respectful. We are sportsmen working for our resource; one photo could send the wrong message and compromise SFH goals. Conversations regarding the program should be as professional as possible, consider that everyone who hears your story will pass it on. This is not recreational hunting, this is managed predator control.