To conserve and enhance Alaska's wildlife and habitats and provide for a wide range of public uses and benefits.
- Maintain and enhance opportunities to hunt, trap, and view wildlife.
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Healthy and sustainable wildlife populations in Alaska that provide a diversity of opportunities for public use and enjoyment.|
|A1: Core Service - Maintain and enhance opportunities to hunt, trap, and view wildlife.|
Target #1: Increase sales of hunting and trapping licenses to the three-year average.
Sales of Hunting and Trapping Licenses
Analysis of results and challenges: These totals are calendar year and include resident, nonresident and military hunting and trapping licenses. It also includes combination licenses such as Hunting/Fishing. Tag fees paid primarily by nonresidents are not included.
The most common resident license is the Hunt/Sport Fish license.
One incentive for hunters and trappers to buy licenses is confidence that game populations are abundant and that there are good opportunities to hunt and harvest game. The increased number of resident hunters may be a direct result of our Hunter Education program activities. Non-resident numbers likely reflect the state of the economy, as well as increased energy and airfare costs.
In the 2016 legislative session HB137 was passed to increase license fees for both resident and non-resident hunters and fishermen. The increase became effective on 1/1/17, however 2017 licenses were available for purchase well before that date. As a result hunters were able to purchase their 2017 licenses at the reduced 2016 rate. This resulted in a spike of license purchases in 2016.
Current as of November 7, 2019