Hunting, Trapping & Shooting
Alaska offers a variety of hunting opportunities, many of them world class. The options include taking kids grouse or hare hunting along back roads in the Interior, filling the freezer with muskox, or conducting a once-in-a-lifetime brown bear or mountain goat hunt in the Southeast rainforest or along the Southcentral coast. Some species, such as caribou and moose, are widely distributed across much of the state. However, depending on the month, animals may be scarce even where good habitat exists, but abundant elsewhere. Many big game species in Alaska make long migrations between their seasonal ranges. The keys to hunting successfully are careful planning and thorough preparation.
- Draw, Tier I, Tier II & Community Harvest Results Now Available
- Kenai Peninsula Brown Bear Season Closes for Remainder of 2022
- 2022 – 2023 Alaska Hunting Regulations Now Available
- 2022 – 2023 Trapping Regulations Now Available (PDF 1,396 kB)
- The ADF&G Mobile App is now available!
- Alaska's Super Seven Big Game Raffle
- Creamer's Field Wildlife Refuge Gains Important Land and Trails
- Hunt details on harvesting mule and white-tailed deer in Alaska
- Mountain goat identification quiz required for Unit 1D, 4, 6C & 6D (Valdez) hunters prior to obtaining a permit
- Thank you hunters, trappers and sport shooters for your support! (PDF 391 kB)
- Unit 1D and Unit 4 Brown Bear hunters must watch "Take a Closer Look" video
- Undersubscribed Draw Permits Available in Units 4 and 22
|5/04||Fishermen and Hunters May See Military Activity as Northern Edge 2023 Training Exercise Commences (PDF 208 kB)|
|4/20||Alaska Rabies Outbreak Response Enhanced by Past Experience and New Methods (PDF 197 kB)|
|3/13||Spring 2023 Bear Bait Registration (PDF 212 kB)|
Recent Emergency Orders
|5/11||State Closes Nonresident DB685 and Resident RB670 Brown Bear Hunt in Unit 22C (PDF 176 kB)|
|4/05||EO 03-03-23 Ptarmigan Bag Limit (PDF 132 kB)|
|2/14||03-01-23 EO 21D Winter Moose Opening (PDF 100 kB)|
|1/06||State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM843 in Unit 22B West (PDF 222 kB)|
|12/22||Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Hogan Lake Zone (PDF 438 kB)|
- Board of Game
- Hunter Education
- Shooting Ranges
- Hunter Access Program
- Online Courses & Quizzes
Online bear baiting, Unit 23 pilot quiz, Delta bison orientation and more.
Hunting & Trapping
Hunt planning, equipment, rules & requirements, & more.
Hunt opportunities, harvest statistics, range maps, permit conditions, etc.
Hunting maps, GMU information, area restrictions, GIS, & more.
Subsistence hunting information & opportunities.
Information for trappers.