Alaska Hunting News

Alaska Extends Deadline for Permit Hunt Applications

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has extended the deadline for permit hunt applications submitted by mail to December 15, 2010. "As a result of a delay in distribution, application materials arrived late to license vendors. The department is concerned that hunters will not have adequate time to complete the mail‐in applications and have them postmarked by the November 30 date specified in the Permit Hunt Supplement," said Pat Valkenburg, Deputy Commissioner of Fish and Game.

Alaska Permit Hunt Apps Available Nov. 1 - Online

Hunters may apply online for drawing permit hunts and subsistence tier I and II hunts starting November 1, but will have to wait until November 10 to submit paper applications.

The traditional newspaper-style hunt supplements and paper applications will be available by November 10 at Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices and sporting goods stores. Permit applications are normally available November 1, but a mid-October emergency Board of Game meeting that decided the fate of key hunts delayed printing of those supplements.

Alaska FortyMile Caribou Hunt Reopened Sept. 4th

The State of Alaska fall hunting season for Fortymile caribou in areas accessible from the Steese Highway will reopen at 12:01 am Saturday morning, September 4, 2010.

"Harvest reports show that we haven't met the quota of 180 bulls yet, and the caribou have dispersed enough to allow the season to be reopened with less chance of an overharvest,” said Tok Area Biologist Jeff Gross.

Alaska Lengthens Grizzly Bear Season - Now Opens Aug 10th

In an effort to help slow the decline of North Slope muskox populations, the Board of Game voted yesterday to extend the grizzly bear season and waive a permit requirement for resident hunters in Unit 26B.

The Board of Game met in an emergency meeting on Wednesday to consider changes to bear hunting regulations in Unit 26B on the North Slope.

Alaska Permits Available for Interior Hunts
Surplus drawing permits for moose hunting in Interior Alaska will be issued on a first come-first served basis to hunters whose faxed applications are received at the Fairbanks Fish and Game office beginning April 26, 2010. The application deadline is June 10.
Alaska Trying Prescribed Burn to Revitalize Moose Winter Habitat
State officials hope to conduct a research burn about 45 miles southwest of Delta Junction sometime in May or early June, weather permitting. The purpose is to see if prescribed fire can be used in early summer to rejuvenate winter moose habitat.
Alaska Non-Resident Moose Permits Available
The nonresident drawing hunt in Unit 22B EAST (Hunt DM845) was undersubscribed during the drawing process. Permits for these moose are available on a first-come first- served basis and will be issued 'over-the-counter' at the ADF&G office in Nome.
Alaska Predator Control Program Kills 4 Collared Wolves
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the National Park Service have reviewed the circumstances that resulted in the killing of NPS collared wolves as part of a state predator control program and found no intent by either agency to mislead the other or violate protocol.
Alaska Tier I and II Results Will be Released April 9th
Drawing, Tier I, and Tier II permit results will be released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Friday, April 9th.
Alaska DFG Conducts Predator Control Operations
Fresh snow on Sunday and Monday allowed ADF&G staff to begin wolf predator control from helicopters in eastern Alaska beginning March 16th.