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Have a Coho-Ho-Ho Christmas Season!
Give the gift of sport fishing to everyone on your Christmas list!
Every December many of us are faced with the same gift giving questions, “what do I get the person who has all of the fishing and hunting related gear they could possibly want?”
How about the gift of a 2018 sport fishing license?
It’s a quick and easy purchase, and a gift they will love all year round. Just think, you will be thanked every time they take advantage of the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy our Alaska fishery resources. Remember, Alaskan residents 18 years and older are required to have a sport fishing license and non-residents 16 years and older are required to have a sport fishing license.
What is the best part about shopping online for a fishing license? There is no need to drive across town and stand in line. You can make your purchase from the comfort of your own home. Simply go to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game online store. Once there, we encourage you to establish a myADF&G profile, which will make future purchases much easier, or, simply fill in the guest information for the person who will be receiving the gift license. Before you buy, you may have to do some investigative work to make sure you have everything you need to know about the person you are buying a license for. Please note that the driver’s license number is optional. Here is a list of the information you will need:
Legal name (First, middle initial, Last)
Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
City, State, zip code
Driver’s license state and number (optional)
Valid email address
Residency (what year and month did Alaska residency begin)
Here are a few examples of resident licenses you may wish to purchase:
Sport fishing only: $29.00
Sport fishing and hunting: $69.00
Sport fishing, hunting, and trapping: $94.00
Don’t forget, you can also purchase your resident king stamp for $10.00 when shopping the online store.
Finally, simply print out the license and wrap appropriately to be placed under the tree. The license will not be valid until it is signed by the person receiving the license.
One word of caution! The department is encouraging you to be a last minute shopper, because an email will immediately be sent to the recipient with their 2018 license. We really don’t want to ruin your Christmas gift surprise!
Equally as important – don’t forget, you can give yourself a Christmas gift by purchasing your own 2018 sport fishing license!
What is myADF&G? Why should I create a profile?
When visiting the department’s website you may have noticed a small myADF&G log-in button in the right-hand corner on all our pages. What is myADF&G, and why are we asking you to create a profile? In a nutshell, our goal is to provide our license buyers a one-stop-shop where all your personal fishing and hunting licensing information can easily be found.
Currently, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game does not require license buyers to create a profile, nonetheless, having one does provide many benefits that will make your license buying experience easier in the future.
Once a profile has been created these benefits include the ability to issue and track your online purchases; prefilling the license forms with your personal information; keeping a record of the types of licenses you bought for yourself and other family members; tracking your license, tag, permit, and stamp purchases which is especially important if you happen to lose your license; allowing you to subscribe to receive information by email; and, reminding you to submit a harvest report, or notifying you if a harvest report is overdue. A key feature that we know is important to our reporting permit holders – we implemented a function in myADF&G that provides you proof that a harvest report was submitted.
With a completed profile you can securely sign in anytime. And to make it easier to sign in, we’ve provided a variety of methods can be used to securely verify your identity using your existing myAlaska, Google, or Facebook accounts.
For additional information or questions, please contact our regional information offices:
Southeast - Douglas: (907) 465-4270
Southcentral - Anchorage: (907) 267-2218
Interior - Fairbanks: (907) 459-7207
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