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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

Upland Monster

Bag Limits Creating Monsters

The first game bird bag limits in this country were established by the state of Iowa in 1878 as a way to protect remaining populations of Prairie Chicken, Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock. Iowa didn’t employ game wardens until nine years later, so it remains a mystery how such limits were enforced.* Today, bag limits are … 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
Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch