DumbLaws.com claim:

While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

The Gray Line Alaska blog repeats the claim.

There is also a Quora question asking why, with no answers.

Is it illegal in Alaska to wake a bear, but legal to shoot one?

  • Downvoters: Is it because this is obviously wrong/right/misleading? I have never been in the US and have no idea about what the US laws are like. Even in the comments, some assume it's a safety rule, some assume it's about animal cruelty. – user23013 Jun 15 at 0:58
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    Please don't use comments as an opportunity to guess at answers. – Oddthinking Jun 16 at 23:37
  • @user23013 I did not downvote. I assume the downvotes are because people believe your question, even if answered, has no practical use for the general person. – Barry Harrison 2 days ago

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