Permits Available for Interior Alaska Moose Hunts
Surplus drawing permits for moose hunting in Interior Alaska will be issued on a first come, first served basis to hunters whose faxed applications are received at the Fairbanks Fish and Game office beginning 8:00 am Alaska time on April 15, 2014 until 5:00 pm June 7.
Faxes received before 8:00 am Alaska time on April 15 cannot be considered.
Permit applications are available from any Fish and Game office, and on the internet at “http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntlicense.undersubscribed”, but the website does not allow hunters to apply online at this time. Applications must be downloaded, completed, signed and then faxed to the Fish and Game office in Fairbanks at (907) 459-7332. Hunters must complete and sign the application themselves.
“Drawing permits are usually issued by random lottery, but we received fewer applications for these particular hunts this year, so not all of the permits were awarded,” said Management Biologist Doreen Parker McNeill. “The Board of Game allows us to decide whether or not to issue unused permits, and this year we will again make them available.”
“Hunters may apply for multiple permits, and applications must be received by June 7. All of the permit applications will be considered before any hunter is issued a second permit,” McNeill said.
Those who are awarded a permit will be contacted within one week of submitting their application.
McNeill cautioned hunters that getting to these hunt areas can be difficult and expensive. Hunters should understand accessibility and other limitations before applying for these hunt areas. Antler restrictions, requirements to leave meat on the bone, and other limiting conditions apply in some of these hunts. For example, moose permits available for the eastern headwaters of Unit 20B are for hunters using muzzleloading firearms only. “It’s a good idea to read the specific hunt conditions and season dates before applying,” she said.
Specific information for these hunts can be found in the “2014–2015 Alaska Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement” available at Fish and Game offices, or online at “www.hunt.alaska.gov” at “Undersubscribed Draw permits available.” Hunters can also go directly to “http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntlicense.undersubscribed” to see a link to the Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement which more fully describes hunt limitations. Hunters with questions about the application process for these hunts can call (907) 459-7272.