03/16/12 - 8:49am
This year the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will use a drawing system to allocate black bear bait sites. In the past, black bear bait permits were issued on a first-come basis. Interested parties would wait in line at the Refuge headquarters office to select a site. Many eager hunters would camp out at the Refuge headquarters parking lot for two or three days before permits would be issued, just to increase the likelihood of getting their desired site. In some years, the parking lot resembled a pre-game tailgate party.