Hunting Fishing 2017

Fellow Alaskans,

Summer is here, with fishing heating up and hunting season just around the corner! Here is a collection of resources to help you take full advantage of Alaska’s great outdoors.
Wishing you and yours a productive and safe season!

Representative Jason Grenn

 

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Hunting / Fishing / Trapping Licenses

Hunting / Fishing / Trapping Licenses

To learn more about available licenses and tags, access regulations and FAQs, or purchase online, visit www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license.

 

2017 Regulations

Sport Fishing Regulations

Sport Fishing Regulations

For opening dates, daily limits, regulations and tackle requirements, check the Southcentral Alaska regulations booklet.

Hunting & Trapping Regulations

Hunting & Trapping Regulations

For a full list of updated hunting and trapping regulations, click HERE.

 

Helpful Hotlines

Helpful Hotlines

Hunting, Trapping and Wildlife Info: (907) 267-2257

Subsistence Hunting, Fishing and Trapping: (907) 267-2353

Sportfish Hotline: (907) 267-2510
24-hour tips on recent fishing results and regulation changes

Sport Fishing Information: (907) 267-2218
General sport fishing info line for Fish & Game (Anchorage office)

Dipnetting Info:

Kenai River Dip Net Kasilof River Dip Net Copper River Dip Net

Hotline: (907) 267-2512

Open: July 10 – July 31
6am to 11pm

Click HERE for more info

Hotline: (907) 267-2512

Open: June 25 – August 7
24 hours

Click HERE for more info

Hotline: (907) 267-2511

New $15 permit fee applies for Chitina Subdistrict

Click HERE for more info

Fish Count Data Hotline: (907) 262-9097 or visit the Fish Count website

For a list of statewide 24-hour fishing hotlines, click HERE.

 

Lake Fishing

Lake Fishing

Looking for fishing options close to home? Click HERE for a list of stocked and wild waters in the Anchorage area.

Sand Lake
Jewel Lake
Campbell Point Lake
DeLong Lake
Campbell Creek

For weekly in-season lake fishing reports, click HERE.

 

Rod Loaner Program (RLP)

Rod Loaner Program (RLP)

Need to borrow some extra gear? The local Fish & Game office will loan fishing rods and gear free of charge!

Contact Ryan Ragan at the Anchorage office at (907) 267-2219 or ryan.ragan@alaska.gov to reserve your RLP kit in advance.

Gear available to loan (year-round):

•   Light duty spinning rods (good for fishing stocked lakes)
•   Medium duty spinning rods (good for fishing stocked lakes and most salmon)
•   Ice fishing rods (good for ice fishing in the area)
•   Ice augers (hand-crank)
•   Ice fishing essentials (buckets, ice scoops, jigs)

 

Hunter Education Classes

ADF&G’s Hunter Information and Training (HIT) Program offers a number of Hunter Education courses and clinics, as well as volunteer instructor opportunities. Check out the full array what they have to offer HERE.

Basic Hunter Education Classes

Basic Hunter Education Classes

Hunter education courses provide training in firearms safety, wildlife conservation and hunting ethics. Graduates receive a lifetime certification recognized by all states, Canadian provinces, and Mexico. Both online and instructor-led courses are offered (not interchangeable).

Instructor-Led Courses:

All classes cost $10 (cash or check), payable when you sign up. You must sign up in person at the Fish & Game office at 333 Raspberry Road.

2017 Instructor-Led Course Schedule:

•   July 11 & 12 — 6pm-10pm
•   Aug 1 & 2 — 6pm-10pm
•   Sept 5 & 6 — 6pm-10pm
•   Oct 7 — 8am-5pm
•   Oct 27 — 8am-5pm (for middle schoolers who have taken hunter ed in school)
•   Nov 4 — 8am-5pm
•   Nov 11 — 8am-5pm

Click HERE or call 267-2196 for more information.

Bowhunter Education Classes

Bowhunter Education Classes

Starting July 1, 2016, completion of a bowhunter course is required to hunt big game for those born on or after January 1, 1986. The course provides training in bowhunting techniques and safety, wildlife conservation, and outdoor preparedness. Graduates receive a lifetime certification recognized by all states, Candian provinces, and Mexico. Both online and instructor-led courses are offered (not interchangeable).

2017 Instructor-Led Course Schedule:
•   July 29 — 8am-5pm
•   Oct 28 — 8am-5pm

Click HERE or call 267-2196 for more information.

Additional Courses

For youth programs, crossbow education, muzzleloader education, hunter clinics, volunteer opportunities and more, click HERE.

 

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) are hands-on workshops that teach adults outdoor skills while building their confidence in their ability to get out and safely enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer. Participants choose from a variety of classes such as big game hunting, field dressing, spin and fly fishing, snow machining, archery, dog mushing, kayaking, skijoring, cross-country skiing, canoeing, canning and smoking fish, wild edible plants, survival, map and compass, tracking and trapping, and outdoor cooking. While BOW is targeted at women, men are welcome to participate as well.

“Beyond BOW” courses also available. Click HERE for schedules and registration info.

For more info about the BOW program, click HERE or call (907) 267-2403.

 

Rabbit Creek Shooting Park

Rabbit Creek Shooting Park

Rabbit Creek Shooting Park offers hunters and recreational shooters of all skill levels ranges for handgun, center-fire, rim-fire, archery and non-toxic shotgun clay target shooting.

Whether this is your first shooting experience or you are a professional shooter, range staff welcome you for a safe and enjoyable time. Fees vary from single-day usage to annual passes. Rifle rests, spotting scopes, chronographs, sandbags, targets and knowledgeable staff are all available to assist new and seasoned shooters.

Open Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:45pm.
15222 New Seward Highway
Phone: (907) 345-7831 / (907) 240-7889 (cell)
Email: dfg.dwc.rcsp@alaska.gov

Click HERE for more info, including the Youth Shotgun Leagues.

 

Sighting-In Day

Sighting-In Day

Sighting-In Day

Sunday, July 30th, 10am – 4pm @ Rabbit Creek Shooting Park

Get all the help you need to prepare your hunting rifle and yourself for a safe and productive hunting season.  No pre-registration necessary; show up any time.

Cost: $15.  Call (907) 345-7831 for more information.