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Bear-viewing applications available for McNeil River game sanctuary

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Applications are now available for permits to view brown bears at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.

All applications must be postmarked no later than March 1 and must arrive in Anchorage by March 15. Applications cannot be accepted in person or by fax.

The non-refundable application fee is $25 per person. Three people may apply on a single application. Approximately 250 permits will be awarded by lottery.

The bear viewing season is early June through late August. Regular permits are good for four days and are $150 for Alaska residents and $350 for nonresidents. Standby permits are available, but they do not guarantee access to Mikfik or McNeil Falls. Viewing is limited to 10 people a day.

Applications may be obtained at any Alaska Department of Fish and Game office or may be downloaded from the Fish and Game Web site at www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/ FISH.GAME/wildlife.wildmain.htm.

BYLINE1:Staff report

Applications are now available for permits to view brown bears at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.

All applications must be postmarked no later than March 1 and must arrive in Anchorage by March 15. Applications cannot be accepted in person or by fax.

The non-refundable application fee is $25 per person. Three people may apply on a single application. Approximately 250 permits will be awarded by lottery.

The bear viewing season is early June through late August. Regular permits are good for four days and are $150 for Alaska residents and $350 for nonresidents. Standby permits are available, but they do not guarantee access to Mikfik or McNeil Falls. Viewing is limited to 10 people a day.

Applications may be obtained at any Alaska Department of Fish and Game office or may be downloaded from the Fish and Game Web site at www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/ FISH.GAME/wildlife.wildmain.htm.

HEAD:Bear-viewing applications available for McNeil River game sanctuary

BYLINE1:Staff report

Applications are now available for permits to view brown bears at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.

All applications must be postmarked no later than March 1 and must arrive in Anchorage by March 15. Applications cannot be accepted in person or by fax.

The non-refundable application fee is $25 per person. Three people may apply on a single application. Approximately 250 permits will be awarded by lottery.

The bear viewing season is early June through late August. Regular permits are good for four days and are $150 for Alaska residents and $350 for nonresidents. Standby permits are available, but they do not guarantee access to Mikfik or McNeil Falls. Viewing is limited to 10 people a day.

Applications may be obtained at any Alaska Department of Fish and Game office or may be downloaded from the Fish and Game Web site at www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/ FISH.GAME/wildlife.wildmain.htm.



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