Elk Hunting in Alaska

DE318 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2023

(See also: DE318 for the 2022 Regulatory Year)

Map of DE318
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Hunt Details

Hunt Number: DE318
Regulatory Year: 2023
Hunt Type: Draw
Species: Elk
Legal Animal: 1 Bull Elk

Number of Permits

Residency Number of Permits
Nonresidents Up to 25 permits
Alaska residents Up to 25 permits
Total Number of Permits Available 25 permits

GMU, Area

Unit 3, Etolin and associated islands

Season Dates*

09/01/2023 - 09/30/2023

*See Drawing or Subsistence Supplements for season details.

Residency Restrictions

  • Hunt available to Nonresidents
  • Hunt available to Alaska residents

Reporting Requirements

  • Successful Hunters
    • Must report in person or by phone to ADF&G in Petersburg within 5 days of kill.
    • Specimens Required: Lower front teeth (on 5-inch section of jaw)
  • Unsuccessful Hunters
    Must return the completed hunt report to ADF&G, or report online at hunt.alaska.gov, within 15 days of close of season.
  • Internet Reporting
    If you hunted unsuccessfully or did not hunt, you may report online at http://www.hunt.alaska.gov

Additional Requirements and Information

  • Hunt Area: Unit 3, Etolin island and smaller associated islands in the area bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of Stikine Strait and Clarence Strait, running southeast following the midline of Clarence Strait, down to its intersection with Ernest Sound, then northeast following the midline of Ernest Sound, excluding Niblack Islands, to its intersection with Zimovia Strait, then northwest following the western shoreline of Zimovia Strait to its intersection with Chichagof Passage, then west along the midline of Chichagof Passage to its intersection with Stikine Strait, then southwest along the midline of Stikine Strait back to the point of beginning. Zarembo, Bushy, Shrubby and the Kashevarof islands are closed to elk hunting.

    Bowhunters Only; IBEP (International Bowhunters Education Program) certification required.

Hunt conditions and season dates can be changed by Emergency Order. Visit the Emergency Orders and Announcements page for more information.