Cultural and Subsistence Harvest Permits
The Board of Game has authorized a number of programs under which game may be harvested for cultural and subsistence uses. Brief descriptions of some of these programs and links to regulations authorizing each program are below.
Results of the 2018 Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation
The results of the 2018 Any Bull Locking-Tag allocation (PDF 1,086 kB) are available online.
When to Apply
The application period for group applications is October 1 – December 17. The application period for participants (individuals/households) is November 1 – December 17, 5pm.
Community Subsistence Hunt Group Management
Group coordinators will only be able apply for the CSH permit during the application period (October 1–December 17). Once group coordinators have successfully applied online they will receive, via email, a 2019–2020 group number. Group coordinators will need to save this email and share the group number to individuals and households wanting to participate in the CSH hunt. In order for individual and household members to apply online they will need the group number.
Community Subsistence Hunt Individual/Household Management
Individual group members will only be able access/edit their information during the application period (November 1–December 17). Applicants will need the group number from their group coordinator to apply. If group members need to change their information outside of the application period they should contact their group coordinator.
Application Process During The Second Year
Individuals and household members can access their application information and update any contact information and/or hunting license number that may have changed from the previous application period online at http://hunt.alaska.gov/. The group coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the contact information and hunting license number for every individual and household is up to date prior to the December 17 deadline.
In addition, Copper Basin Moose applicants will need to re-apply during the November 1 – December 17 application period in order to be eligible for an "any-bull" locking tag. Individuals and households will have to apply each year to provide updated information on the scoring criteria to determine the customary and direct dependence on the game population by the subsistence user for human consumption as a mainstay of livelihood to properly allocate the "any-bull" locking-tags among all applicants. Those who do not submit information for the scoring criteria will receive zero points toward the allocation of the "any-bull" locking-tag.
Community Subsistence Harvest Hunt Area and Permit Conditions
- 2019–2020 Alaska Subsistence Permit Hunt Supplement (Tier I, Tier II, Community Harvest) (PDF 1,203 kB)
- 2019–2020 Hunt Conditions for Copper Basin CSH caribou (PDF 222 kB)
- 2019–2020 Hunt Conditions for Copper Basin CSH moose (PDF 221 kB)
- See regulation 5 AAC 92.072.
Community Subsistence Harvest Reports
2018–2019 Permit Conditions
- 2018–2019 Hunt Conditions for Copper Basin CSH caribou (PDF 519 kB)
2018–2019 Hunt Conditions for Copper Basin CSH moose (PDF 573 kB)
- View Map of 2018–2019 CSH Copper Basin Moose (Image file 124 kB)
Cultural Education Permit
These permits authorize take of some game species for the purposes of passing on cultural knowledge and tradition in a structured educational setting such as an Alaska Native Culture Camp. Permits will not be issued when the proposed harvest can be reasonably accommodated under existing regulations. Links to the policy on issuing these permits and an application form are below. For more information please contact ADF&G Permits Section at (907) 465-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cultural Permit Application Procedures and Policy (PDF 45 kB)
- Cultural Permit Application (PDF 16 kB)
Taking of Big Game for Religious Ceremonies
Game for use as food in customary and traditional Alaska Native funerary or mortuary religious ceremonies may be harvested outside of existing seasons and bag limits. However, procedures and requirements for harvesting game differ by species and area. Please review links to the regulation authorizing this activity and list of populations where this practice is not allowed. For more information, please contact your local Fish and Game office.
- See regulation 5 AAC 92.019.
- Populations for which Taking of Big Game for Certain Religious Ceremonies is Inconsistent with Sustained Yield (PDF 284 kB)
Koyukon Potlatch Ceremonies
- See regulation 5 AAC 92.017.
- See regulation 5 AAC 92.053.
- See regulation 5 AAC 92.055.