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:

Available to Alaska Residents & Non-Residents alike:  General Season Harvest Tickets, Drawing Permits, Registration Permits

Available to Alaska Residents only:  Tier I/Tier II Registration Permits, Target Hunt Permits, Cultural & Subsistence Harvest Permits

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!

Small Bull Moose

A sample of Registration Moose hunting opportunities across Alaska:

Fortymile Moose Hunt – RM865

Hunt Type:  Registration-Residents & Non-Residents, One bull moose. Nonresidents: One bull moose with 50-inch antlers or antlers with 4 or more brow tines on at least one side.
Hunting Dates:
Alaska residents: Aug. 24 – 28 and Sept. 8 – 17. Nonresidents: Sept. 8 – 17.
Hunting Area: Unit 20E, spanning from the Canadian border on the east to beyond the Taylor Highway on the west and north as far as Eagle and beyond. Southern boundary is the Alaska Highway.
License/Tags: Alaska Resident or Non-Resident Hunting License required as well as Registration Tag RM865 (free for Alaska residents, $800 for non-residents)
Hunting Access:  The two main options to access this hunt are fly-out drop off by an outfitter like “40-Mile Air” out of Tok, Alaska (400 miles north of Anchorage, 100 miles east of Fairbanks), or access with ATVs off the road system of the Taylor Highway (aka Top of the World Highway) as far north as Eagle and beyond.


Hunt Type:  Registration-Alaska Residents only, 1 antlerless moose. The taking of cows accompanied by calves is prohibited. 
Hunting Dates:
Oct. 1 – Feb. 28, unless season is closed by emergency order.
Hunting Area:Unit 20A, In the general area south and east of the Parks Hwy near Nenana and north of the Rex Trail. (See Unit 20A map link for detailed hunting area.)
License/Tags: Alaska Resident Hunting License and specific registration tag RM768 required (free for Alaska residents).
Hunting Access:  Potential access off Rex Trail and Parks Highway.


Hunt Type:  Registration- Alaska Residents/Non-Residents, One bull moose with spike fork or 50-inch antlers or antlers with 3 or more brow tines on at least one side. Non-Res:One bull moose with 50-inch antlers or antlers with 3 or more brow tines on at least one side. Federally qualified subsistence hunters: One antlered bull.
Hunting Dates:
Alaska residents: Aug. 20 – Sept. 17. Nonresidents: Aug. 20 – Sept. 17.
License/Tags: Alaska Resident or Non-Resident Hunting license as well as specific Registration Tag RM291 required (free for Alaska residents, $800 for non-residents)
Hunting Access:  Potential access off Tok Cutoff and Nabesna Road near the town of Slana and in the Wrangel-St. Elias National Preserve