Moose are the Alaska Dream for many, many hunters across the country and around the world. In the 1800’s, hunters even came frequently from Europe and other parts of the world in pursuit of these giant beasts. Today still, more opportunities exist to hunt moose in Alaska than most any other Alaska game animal. We’ll try to highlight some of our favorites on this page to make it easy for you to find the info you need to begin your research for this dream hunt.
Moose Hunting Alaska Overview – The Alaska Department of Fish & Game provides a great collection of information on all aspects of moose hunting, including open Registration hunts, Draw hunts, Youth hunts, and more. Moose hunting biology and hunt statistics across the Greatland, videos on legally sizing and field dressing moose, and much more can be found at the ADF&G website. Check it out as your first stop for Alaska moose hunting.
Alaska Resident License & Tag Fees – For most Alaska moose hunts, an Alaska Resident needs a current hunting license ($45 in 2017) and the appropriate harvest card, registration tag, or draw tag (some hunts may include a locking tag as well). There is no cost to Alaska residents for any of these tags.
Non-Resident License & Tag Fees – For most Alaska moose hunts, non-residents should plan for a $160 annual hunting license fee (must be purchased in advance for making a “Draw” entry in Nov/Dec as well), and a $800 Moose harvest tag fee. Nonresident hunters must buy appropriate locking-tags to hunt big game in Alaska — this tag is locked on the animal immediately after the kill and must remain there until the animal is processed or exported.
Types of Permits/Harvest Tickets for Moose Hunting:
The ADF&G website permits page details all of the types of moose hunting permits, tags, and harvest tickets available for different types of moose hunts across Alaska. We won’t repeat that information here, other than to list the types for your general familiarity:
Below we’ll provide a sampling of some specific resident/non-resident moose Registration hunting opportunities in Alaska that are available and accessible, with links to the ADF&G website for details–please scroll down!
A sample of Registration Moose hunting opportunities across Alaska:
Hunting Dates: Alaska residents: Aug. 24 – 28 and Sept. 8 – 17. Nonresidents: Sept. 8 – 17.
Hunting Dates: Oct. 1 – Feb. 28, unless season is closed by emergency order.
Hunting Dates: Alaska residents: Aug. 20 – Sept. 17. Nonresidents: Aug. 20 – Sept. 17.