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Residency Overview
Residency Qualifications

Do You Qualify for Resident Fishing/Hunting?

The following set of qualification may help you to determine whether or not you qualify for resident fishing/hunting (and licensing). These guidelines are based on statutes and do not substitute for full determination of residency based on actual statutes and residency information links/documents available at page bottom.

If you... Yes No Maybe
are physically present in Alaska with the intent to remain indefinitely, and
Yes
No
No
have maintained a home in the state for the preceding 12 months and
Yes
No
Maybe
are not claiming residency in any other state or receiving benefits from residency of another state
Yes
No
Maybe
OR
are a member (or their dependent) of the military service stationed in Alaska for the preceding 12 consecutive months
Yes
No
Maybe

If you answered "Yes" to all non-military qualifications or "Yes" to the military qualification you probably meet residency requirements.

If you answered "No" or "Maybe" to any of the non-military or military qualifications listed above, you may not meet residency requirements.

For more detailed information please see our Residency Definitions page and our Residency Info Sheet (PDF 681 kB) or contact a Fish and Game licensing office.