The application period for Alaska’s 2017-2018 big game drawing permit and Tier I hunts is here and we would like to let you know about the following changes to the application process:
- Beginning this year, applicants for drawing hunts may select up to six hunts for most species. For moose, only three of those selections may be for bulls; however, all six choices may be for antlerless hunts. Hunters may also apply for the same hunt number as many times as allowed for that species, but not more than six times on all individual and party applications combined. Past exemptions specific to Kodiak brown bear hunts and moose hunts in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, Unit 21E, and Unit 23, remain in effect.
- New rules require guides to apply on behalf of nonresident clients for all drawing hunts where a guide is mandatory.
For additional information on the draw hunt application process, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. The 2017-2018 Alaska Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement is available online at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/
IMPORTANT: Applications will be accepted online only and the application period is open through 5:00 p.m. (AKST) Thursday, December 15. We strongly encourage you to apply early. Hunters who wait until the last few days may experience delays due to heavy traffic on the website.
Apply now at www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/.
Drawing results will be posted on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website Friday, February 17. Individual results will also be emailed directly to those who applied.
For more on hunting in Alaska, see www.hunt.alaska.gov or call your local ADF&G office. We wish you the best of luck in the draw and in your future hunting adventures![xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]