Caribou Hunting in Alaska
Harvest Statistics

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2016 Caribou Registration Hunt Statistics
(Reported Harvest)

      Harvest  
Hunt # # of
Permits
# of
Hunters*
Male Female Total Percent
Success
* Number of hunters = Number of people that actually went hunting.
RC501 583 121 18 10 28 23%
RC503 2447 798 208 119 327 41%
RC563 2446 952 78 188 266 28%
RC566 8469 5,730 1802 1410 3212 56%
RC800 984 469 274 73 347 76%
RC835 202 116 34 1 35 30%
RC860 4343 2,692 364 2 366 14%
RC867 1860 1,177 267 333 600 51%

Hunt Type Definitions

Draw Hunts

Most drawing hunts are available to residents and nonresidents. Drawing hunts require an application fee and are awarded by lottery. The application period for drawing hunts is during November and December. Visit the Draw Information and Hunt Supplements pages for further information.

Tier II

Tier II hunts are subsistence hunts and are only available for Alaska residents 10 years of age or older. Visit the Tier II Information and Hunt Supplements pages for further information.

Registration

Most registration hunts are available for both residents and nonresidents. Generally registration hunts do not limit the number of permits and seasons are closed by emergency order if a harvest goal is met. A few registration hunts limit the number of permits on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information visit the Registration Hunts page.

General Season

The general season harvest is the type of hunting most people are familiar with - the basic hunt where you buy a license, get tags or harvest tickets for big game, and follow the general season dates and bags limits. Visit the General Season Hunts page for further information.

Community Subsistence Harvest (CSH) Hunts

Community Subsistence Harvest (CSH) hunts are Tier I subsistence hunts and are only available for Alaska residents 10 years of age or older. Visit the Subsistence Harvest Permits page for more information.