Resident Low Income Licenses

To be eligible for a low income license, a person must meet the Alaska residency definition. The annual fishing, hunting and trapping license fee is $5.00 for a resident who has annual family or household income equal to or less than the most recent poverty guidelines for the state set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the year preceding application.

The year immediately preceding application means the previous calendar year. A person paying $5.00 for a resident hunting, trapping, and sport fishing license must provide proof of eligibility under this paragraph when requested by the Department of Fish and Game or the Department of Public Safety.

A family's annual income must include all sources of income for ALL family/household members. An applicant for a low income license must include permanent fund dividends for all family/household members, as well as any other dividends or interest payments received.

2023 Poverty Guidelines for Alaska
Persons in Family/Household Family Gross Annual Income
1 $18,210
2 $24,640
3 $31,070
4 $37,500
5 $43,930
6 $50,360
7 $56,790
8 $63,220
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $6,430 for each additional person.