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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 is receiving or has received assistance during the preceding six months under any state or federal welfare program to aid the indigent, or has an annual family gross income of less than $8,200 for the year preceding application. Visit the Mail-in Licenses page to download the license application and the low income affidavit.
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.
State or Federal Welfare Programs that qualify include any program funded by the state or federal government to assist low income families. This includes Aid to Dependent Children, food stamps, medical assistance, energy assistance, etc. Unemployment benefits or financial aid to college students are NOT considered a welfare program.
Members of the United States Armed Service or their dependents stationed in Alaska on active duty do not qualify for this license.
A family's gross annual income must include all sources of income for ALL family members. An applicant for a low income license must include permanent fund dividends for all family members, as well as any other dividends or interest payments received.