Hunting is open for caribou, deer, elk and mountain goat August through December. In some regions, hunting may be year-round. Moose hunting season runs from September through October, wolf seasons runs from August through May and wolverine season runs from September through February.
Alaska hunting seasons vary greatly from hunting seasons and game found in the lower 48 states. Alaska Bear Seasons .
|Black Bear||Sept. 1-June 30**|
|Brown/Grizzly Bear||Sept. 15-June 30**|
Alaska resident moose hunters: Season : August 24–28 and September 8–17. Bag limit: one bull moose .
Licenses, Stamps, and Tags
|RESIDENT FISHING & HUNTING LICENSES|
|Nonresident Annual Hunting||$160.00|
|Nonresident Annual Hunting and Trapping||$405.00|
|Nonresident Annual Hunting – Small Game only||$60.00|
Most Alaska hunting seasons begin in August and September and end by October. Seasons in some areas continue into the winter months. In locations where certain animal populations are large enough and local subsistence needs are being met, hunting for some species may be permitted all year .
Unguided moose hunting in Alaska can be one of the greatest experiences in all of North America. They are truly impressive animals, gigantic in size and stature. The state of Alaska allows for non-residents to hunt moose and black bear without a guide .
Black bears are legally designated as a game mammal in California . However, Section 4181.1 of the Fish and Game Code states that landowners may kill a bear encountered in the act of molesting or injuring livestock.
License: Brown Bear/Grizzly tag $1000 , non-resident hunting license $160 and should be purchased online prior to arrival in Alaska.
Depending on where you hunt, brown/grizzly bear bag limits are either one bear every four regulatory years, one bear every regulatory year, or two bears every regulatory year, and the season dates vary. Black bears vary from one to multiple. Hunters may not take any bear cubs or sows with cubs.
It is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they are moose hunting . It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose .
Alaska hunting license: $160 (U.S. nonresident), Moose tag: $800 , Caribou tag(s): $650 per tag, Black Bear tag: $450, Sport Fishing license (7-days): $70, and Wolf tag: no fee. Harvest tickets are required for each specie (no fees for harvest tickets). Travel Insurance.
The state and federal governments own the bulk of Alaska’s public lands , and large tracts of public land are open to hunting . Many good hunting areas in the state are privately owned, and hunters must obtain advance permission to hunt in these areas.
To become a resident , you need to be physically present in the state, and you must have the intention to stay in Alaska for an indefinite period. Physical presence alone is not a sufficient condition for obtaining residency .
Roosevelt Elk Hunt Seasons (unguided only):
|Guided Sitka Deer/Duck Hunts||$900/day/ hunter *|
|Semi-guided Deer Hunts||$650/day/ hunter *|
|Unguided Deer/ Elk Hunts||$450/day/ hunter *|
Hunting in Alaska Big-game species include bison, caribou, elk, muskox, wolves, black bears, Dall sheep, moose, brown and grizzly bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, and mountain goats. These are licensed individuals and companies who help hunters get to remote areas by bush plane, boat, horse, ATV, snow machine, etc.