Local Fishing Regulations

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Nonresident Fishing & Hunting Licenses:
Nonresident 1 Day Sport Fishing License $25.00
Nonresident 3 Day Sport Fishing License $45.00
Nonresident 7 Day Sport Fishing License $70.00
Nonresident 14 Day Sport Fishing License $105.00
Nonresident Annual Sport Fishing License $145.00

License Frequently Asked Questions

In Alaska, a license is required to participate in hunting and trapping; sport, commercial, and personal use fishing; and sport fish guiding or hunting guiding. A number of different licenses are available at different prices for residents, non-residents, members of the military, and residents who are Disabled Veterans or who are age 60 or older. Most licenses, as well as King Salmon and Alaska Duck stamps, can be purchased online. Resident Senior Citizen and Disabled Veteran license information and applications can be found on our Disabled and Senior License Section of our website.

In order to harvest many different species, you may also need a harvest tag, a special stamp, or a permit in addition to your hunting or fishing license. To learn more hunting regulations and sport fishing regulations visit the Regulations Section of our site or contact one of the ADF&G information centers.

Age Requirements

Fishing, Hunting, Trapping Licenses: Residents under the age of 18 do not need to purchase a hunting, sport fishing or trapping license. Non-residents under the age of 16 do not need to purchase a sport fishing license but they do need to purchase a hunting and/or trapping license.

When sport fishing for species with an annual limit, resident anglers under the age of 18 and nonresident anglers under the age of 16 are required to record their harvest on the free Sport Fishing Harvest Record Card. The card is available online, at license vendors, and at Fish and Game offices. Species with an annual limit are listed in the General Regulations section in area sport fish regulation summary books.

Alaska Resident Seniors

Residents of the state who are 60 years of age or older and meet the Fish and Game residency definition may obtain a Permanent Identification Card which will be issued without charge after completing an application, for more information see Resident Senior Citizen Licenses.

For sportfishing, Alaska senior residents need to record their harvest of sport fish on a free Sport Fishing Harvest Record Card available online, at license vendors, and at Fish and Game offices.

How Long is License Good For?

Licenses are good from the date of purchase through December 31 of the license year. The exceptions to this are the resident trapping licenses which are valid through September 30 of the next calendar year and the nonresident fishing licenses which are good for only 1, 3, 7 or 14 days.

Do I need a King Salmon Stamp?

King Salmon Stamps are required for anyone sport fishing for anadromous king salmon except for residents under the age of 18 and nonresidents under the age of 16 and persons who have these license types: resident blind fishing license, resident low income license, resident senior license, and a resident disabled Veteran’s license.

Lost/Destroyed License/Tag/Stamp

If your sport or commercial crewmember license, big game locking tag, king salmon or duck stamp is lost/destroyed, you may purchase a duplicate for $5.00. Please visit your local license vendor or Department of Fish and Game office, and request a duplicate license/tag/stamp.