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Alaska Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August – June 15, 2017

Alaska Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees: 
$25

Non-Resident License Fees:
Annual Small Game $20 

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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

New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch
Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch