Hunting Fishing 2017

Fellow Alaskans,

Summer is here and it’s time to fill the freezer! 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.

NEW! You can now report your Personal Use salmon and shrimp harvests online! Click HERE to learn more.

NEW! Ever forget your paper license at home? Now, you can show proof of your recreational hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses electronically! And, if you forget your license altogether, it now counts as a “fix-it” ticket. Click HERE for the FAQ on these new rules.

 

2018 Regulations

Sport Fishing Regulations

Sport Fishing Regulations

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

For updates on recent closures and other announcements, click HERE.

Sport Fishing Regulations

Hunting & Trapping Regulations

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

For announcements and Emergency Orders, 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 Dipnet Kasilof River Dipnet Copper River Dipnet
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

Cook Inlet 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 Katelyn Zonneville at the Anchorage office at (907) 267-2233 or katelyn.zonneville@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.

2018 Instructor-Led Course Schedule (ANC):

•   July 10 & 11 — 6pm-10pm
•   July 31 & Aug 1 — 6pm-10pm
•   Sept 4 & 5 — 6pm-10pm
•   Oct 6 — 8am-5pm
•   Nov 3 — 8am-5pm (for middle schoolers who have taken hunter ed in school)
•   Nov 10 — 8am-5pm

Click HERE or call 267-2196 for more information.

Bowhunter Education Classes

Bowhunter Education Classes

For those born on or after January 1, 1986, completion of a bowhunter course is required to hunt big game. 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).

2018 Instructor-Led Course Schedule (ANC):
•   November 17 — 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) 267-2534.

 

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
*Note: the Range will be closed July 4th – 15th for construction.
Address: 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 29th, 10:00am – 4:00pm @ Rabbit Creek Shooting Park

Join others at the range to get your rifle sighted in and ready to go for the upcoming hunting season. Gunsmith, chronograph printouts, and one-on-one help to get rifle sighted in provided. No pre-registration necessary; show up any time.

Cost: $15.  Call (907) 267-2534 for more information.