Alaska Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August – June 15, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$45

Non-Resident License Fees:

Annual Small Game $60

State Drought Monitor – Upland Hunting Conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

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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 hunter outreach

Way Upland

It’s the second day of the upland season and I am in a pre-dawn traffic jam. I’m following a string of crimson taillights up…

Mountain Climbing with Bird Dogs

Finding Answers

Spike camp was two miles from base — as the raven flies not really that far in this expansive National Forest. But as flatlanders…