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The following restrictions are those specific to GMU 14. Be sure to check the hunting regulations for additional state-wide hunting and trapping restrictions.

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Management Areas

Birchwood Management Area

  • Restriction: Closed to hunting, except that (i) small game may be taken by air rifle with rifled barrel, shotgun and bow and arrow only, north and west of the Alaska Railroad; (ii) moose hunting is allowed by drawing permit, by bow and arrow only; (iii) deleterious exotic wildlife may be taken by air rifle with rifled barrel, bow and arrow (with blunts or other special small-game points), and falconry only
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  • Area Description: Birchwood Management Area: the area consists of all land bounded on the south and west by Eagle River and the Fort Richardson Military Reservation, on the east by the old Glen Highway, and on the north by Peters Creek

Palmer-Wasilla Management Area

  • Restriction: The area is closed to hunting except that
      1. big game may be taken by muzzleloader, shotguns with slugs, and bow and arrow only;
      2. small game, deleterious exotic wildlife, and fur animals may be taken by muzzleloader, shotgun, air rifle, falconry, and bow and arrow only;
      3. waterfowl on Finger Lake may be taken by falconry, and bow and flu-flu arrow only;
      4. fur animals and furbearers taken under a trapping license by methods other than by trapping or snaring may be taken by muzzleloader, shotgun, air rifle, falconry, or bow and arrow only
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  • Area Description: Palmer-Wasilla Management Area: the area consists of that portion of Unit 14(A) bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the George Parks Highway and the Glenn Highway, then east and north along the Glenn Highway to the Palmer Fishhook Road, then west and north along the Palmer Fishhook Road to the Faulk Road intersection, then west along the road and section line to Tex Al Drive and along Tex Al Drive to the Wasilla Fishhook Road, then south along the Wasilla Fishhook Road to Welch Road, then west along Welch Road to the south bank of the Little Susitna River, then west along the south bank of the Little Susitna River to the bridge at North Shushana Drive, then south along North Shushana Drive to Shrock Road, then west along Shrock Road to Church Road, then south along Church Road to the George Parks Highway, then west along the George Parks Highway to Vine Road, then south along Vine Road to Knik Goose Bay Road, then north along Knik Goose Bay Road to Fairview Loop Road, then south and east along Fairview Loop Road to the George Parks Highway, then east along the George Parks Highway to the intersection with the Glenn Highway

Point MacKenzie Youth Hunt Management Area

  • Restriction: The area is open to moose hunting by drawing permit issued to a child, in addition to other legal seasons; the department may issue a drawing permit to a child, as follows:
      (i) the permit may be issued to a child aged 10 to 17 who must be accompanied in the field by an adult 21 years of age or older, with the child being the permittee;
      (ii) a moose harvested under a permit issued under this paragraph will count against the bag limits of both the child and accompanying adult;
      (iii) only the child may shoot a moose, except that the accompanying adult may shoot the moose only to prevent the moose from escaping after having been wounded by the child;
      (iv) in addition to the permit specified in this paragraph, the child and accompanying adult must have the licenses, harvest tickets, and tags required under this title and AS 16 in possession while in the field.
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  • Area Description: In Unit 14A, the area consists of that southwestern portion bounded on the west by the Little Susitna River, bounded on the north by a line along Knik-Goose Bay Road from mile 14 to its junction with Pt. MacKenzie Road, then along Pt. MacKenzie Road, Ayrshire Road, and Little Susitna Access Road to the Little Susitna River.

Anchorage Management Area

  • Restriction: Closed to hunting, except that (i) moose hunting is allowed by permit only; (ii) small game and waterfowl may be taken by falconry, except that waterfowl may not be taken in the Ship Creek drainage west of Post Road; (iii) deleterious exotic wildlife may be taken by air rifle with rifled barrel, bow and arrow (with blunts or other special small-game points), and falconry only
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  • Area Description: The Anchorage Management Area: the area consists of all Cook Inlet drainages south of the Elmendorf and Fort Richardson military reservations and north of and including Rainbow Creek, but excluding the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge

Chugach State Park Management Area

  • Restriction: The area is open to hunting under regulations governing Unit 14(C), except as follows:
    1. black bear hunting is open from the day after Labor Day through May 31, for 1 bear only;
    2. no hunting is allowed for squirrel, wolf, wolverine, coyote and unclassified game;
    3. small game hunting is prohibited in the Tokle Creek drainage (Arctic Valley Ski Area);
    4. brown bear hunting is open by drawing permit only form the day after Labor Day through May 31
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  • Area Description: The Chugach State Park Management Area: the area consists of that portion of Chugach State Park outside of the Eagle River, Anchorage, and Eklutna Management Areas

Eagle River Management Area

  • Restriction: The area is closed to hunting, except
    1. sheep hunting by permit;
    2. black and brown bear hunting by permit; before hunting a bear, a person wishing to hunt must complete a hunter safety course for which a certification of completion is issued;
    3. small game may be taken by archery, shotgun, or muzzleloader by permit;
    4. deleterious exotic wildlife may be taken by air rifle with rifled barrel, bow and arrow (with blunts or other special small-game points), and falconry only;
    5. goat hunting by permit
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  • Area Description: The Eagle River Management Area: the area consists of the Eagle River drainage upstream from the Glenn Highway in Unit 14(C);

Eklutna Lake Management Area

  • Restriction: The area is closed to hunting, except that
    1. small game may be taken by bow and arrow only, from the day after Labor Day through April 30;
    2. moose hunting is allowed by permit with bow and arrow only;
    3. black bear may be taken by bow and arrow only, from the day after Labor Day through May 31; a person wishing to hunt a black bear must complete a hunter safety course for which a certification of completion is issued;
    4. sheep may be taken by permit, and by bow and arrow only, from the day after Labor Day through October 31;
    5. brown bear hunting is allowed by permit with bow and arrow only, from the day after Labor Day through May 31; a person wishing to hunt a brown bear must complete a hunter safety course for which a certification of completion is issued;
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  • Area Description: The Eklutna Lake Management Area: the area consists of the drainages of Eklutna River and Eklutna Lake in Unit 14(C) upstream from the Glenn Highway, excluding those drainages flowing into the East Fork of Eklutna River upstream from the bridge above the Lake and Thunderbird Creek

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) Management Area

  • Restriction: The area is open to the taking of big game by permit only; and small game, and fur animals in areas designated by the base commander; the department will set conditions under 5 AAC 92.050;

    Up to 25 percent of the drawing permits will be issued to applicants who are qualified disabled veterans and qualified disabled active-duty military personnel; an applicant under this subparagraph must either
    (i) possess a United States military physician's affidavit stating that the applicant has a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability; or
    (ii) be certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as having incurred a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability
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  • Area Description: The area consists of the Join Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) Military Reservation

State Refuges

Susitna Flats State Game Refuge

  • Restriction: Open to hunting under the following conditions: (A) the use of a motorized vehicle for hunting is allowed from November 9 through March 31; (B) from April 1 through November 8, the use of a motorized vehicle, except an aircraft, hovercraft, boat, and snowmachine, is restricted to existing road surfaces, and to use within 1/8 mile of mean high tide or as designated by the department; (C) notwithstanding (A) and (B) of this paragraph, the department may issue an access permit, allowing an activity otherwise prohibited by this subsection, for (i) access by a person who has a physical impairment; (ii) movement of equipment or supplies; or (iii) refuge administration and management
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  • Area Description: Units 14 and 16 - The Susitna Flats State Game Refuge, as described in AS 16.20.036

Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge

  • Restriction: A. The area is open to small game hunting with shotguns, bow and arrow, and falconry only, and deleterious exotic wildlife hunting with bow and arrow, falconry, and air rifles with rifled barrels only, except for that portion between the Alaska Railroad and the Old Seward Highway;
    B. is closed to the use of motorized vehicles;
    C. closed to the discharge of all firearms except that shotguns may be used in those areas open to hunting north and west of a line extending south from the radio tower located at the Kincaid Park motorcross area and south and east of a line extending from an ADF&G regulatory marker at the point where Furrow Creek enters the refuge through a second ADF&G regulatory marker west of Furrow Creek from September 1 through March 31; before hunting, a person wishing to hunt with a shotgun must complete a certified hunter safety course and must register annually with the department; a person convicted of a hunting violation in one year is not eligible to register to hunt in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge the following year; a hunter using a shotgun shall present in the field, upon request, the registration permit; in addition, a person may not intentionally distribute bread scraps, cereal grains, corn, or other waterfowl foods, or otherwise feed waterfowl or other wildlife, except for authorized management purposes.
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  • Area Description: Unit 14 - The Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge (formerly the Potter Point State Game Refuge) in Unit 14(C), described in AS 16.20.031

Areas Closed to Trapping

Unit 14(C) Anchorage Area

  • Restriction: Closed to the trapping of furbearers;
    additional restriction within area (C) listed above; killer style steel traps with an inside jaw spread seven inches or greater are prohibited: a person using traps or snares in the area must register with the Department of Natural Resources, Chugach State Park area office and provide a trapper identification; all traps and snares in the area must be marked with selected identification; the use of traps or snare is prohibited within
    (i) 50 yards of developed trails;
    (ii) one-quarter mile of trailheads, campground, and permanent dwellings
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  • Area Description: Unit 14(C) (Anchorage Area): (A) the drainages into Eklutna River and Eklutna Lake, within Chugach State Park except Thunderbird Creek and those drainages flowing into the East Fork of the Eklutna River upstream from the bridge above the lake; (B) the Eagle River Management Area; (C) that portion of Chugach State Park outside of the Eagle River, Anchorage, and Eklutna Management areas is open to trapping under Unit 14(C) seasons and bag limits, except that trapping of wolf, wolverine, land otter, and beaver is not allowed; (D) all land and water within the Anchorage Management Area as described in 5 AAC 92.530 (3); (E) in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge in Unit 14(C), described in AS 16.20.031 : all land and water south and west of and adjacent to the toe of the bluff that extends from Point Woronzof southeasterly to Potter Creek; (F) the Fort Richardson Management Area, except for beaver, muskrat, mink, weasel, and coyote on Fort Richardson, and except for beaver and coyote on Elmendorf Air Force Base

Note: Changes to area restrictions for hunting and trapping by Emergency Orders may not be shown on this page. Please be sure to check the Emergency Orders page for the most current list of changes.