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Alaska Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August – June 15, 2018

Alaska Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees: 
$45

Non-Resident License Fees:
Annual Small Game $60 

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Blue Grouse

Alaska Blue Grouse Season

August 1 – May 15

*dates dependent upon unit

Limits: 5-15 per day depending on unit, 10-30 possession in aggregate with other grouse

Spruce Grouse

Alaska Spruce Grouse Season

August 1 – May 15

*dates dependent upon unit

Limits: 5-15 per day depending on unit, 10-30 possession in aggregate with other grouse

Ruffed Grouse

Alaska Ruffed Grouse Season

August 1 – May 15

*dates dependent upon unit

Limits: 5-15 per day depending on unit, 10-30 possession in aggregate with other grouse

Sharptail Grouse

Alaska Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

August 1 – May 15

*dates dependent upon unit

Limits: 5-15 per day depending on unit, 10-30 possession in aggregate with other grouse

Willow Ptarmigan

Alaska Willow Ptarmigan Season

August 1 – June 15

*dates dependent upon unit

Limits: 10-50 per day depending on unit, 20-100 possession in aggregate with other ptarmigan

 

 

Rock Ptarmigan

Alaska Rock Ptarmigan Season

August 1 – June 15

*dates dependent upon unit

Limits: 10-50 per day depending on unit, 20-100 possession in aggregate with other ptarmigan

White-Tailed Ptarmigan

Alaska White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

August 1 – June 15

*dates dependent upon unit

Limits: 10-50 per day depending on unit, 20-100 possession in aggregate with other ptarmigan

Helio Pressure Shower

Hunting in Alaska this year I went 20 days without a shower. Never again. NEMO makes the Helio Pressure Shower ($99) specifically for these backcountry adventures. It’s also a great solution for hosing off bird dogs that have rolled in mystery stench. Honestly, in Alaska I may have smelled worse than the dogs. The Helio packs up … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch
Ptarmigan

Climbing Mountains for Elusive Birds

The wind is gusting at my back collapsing my empty game bag. It’s a chilly reminder, as if I needed one. In the distance I can still pickup Steve and the deft setter Winchester, navigating their way uphill beside the creek that tumbles the opposite direction in this cut. We’ve got them on elevation. The … Read more

Brian Koch