Alaska black bear hunters throughout the state will be required to attend a clinic or pass an online test if they want to set up a bait station.
The Alaska Board of Game on Wednesday modified its baiting rules to require hunters in all game management units to attend a free classroom clinic or take an online course.
The board rejected a proposal to allow individuals to create and register up to 10 bait stations, as hunting guides can.
Board member Ted Spraker says most hunters generally set up one, or work with another hunter to set up two bait stations.
He says the board would "take a huge beating" in the public eye if it suddenly gave the impression that hunters would be setting up 10 bait stations apiece.