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Hunting Moose in GMU 20E

RM865 moose hunting map The moose population in this area is at low density, and harvest must be managed closely to prevent overharvest. Following an increase in the Fortymile caribou hunt quota during the 2001-02 hunting season, there has been a significant rise in the number of caribou and moose hunters in GMU 20E. To limit moose harvest, the Alaska Board of Game decided to make most of GMU 20E a registration moose hunt, similar to the Fortymile caribou registration hunt, and restrict hunters to one species. In other words, when you register to hunt in most of GMU 20E, you can only have either the caribou or moose registration permit at any given time. If you choose to hunt the other species, you can exchange one permit for another, but you must report on the first permit before the exchange. These rules apply to all of GMU 20E except for that portion of the Middle Fork of the Fortymile River drainage upstream from and including Joseph Creek drainage.

Alaska resident moose hunters:

  • Registration permit RM865 required; available at ADF&G offices in Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok and at select vendors in Eagle and Tok.
  • Season: August 24–28 and September 8–17
  • Bag limit: one bull moose
  • No quota

Nonresident moose hunters:

  • Registration permit RM865 required; available at ADF&G offices in Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok and at select vendors in Eagle and Tok
  • Season: September 8–17
  • Bag limit: one bull moose with 50-inch antlers or antlers with 4 or more brow tines
  • No quota

A note about reporting requirements:

Successful moose hunters are required to report within five (5) days of kill. Reports may be dropped off at the Tok Fish & Game office 24 hour a day. When hunters cannot drop off their reports, they must call the report information in AND mail the report card to the Tok Fish and Game office or file a report online at www.hunt.alaska.gov. Hunters who fail to report will not be eligible to receive draw, tier II or registration permits during the next regulatory year.

GMU 20E Vehicle Restriction

RM865 Mosquito Flats Motorized Restricted Area

The use of any motorized land vehicle greater than 1,500 lbs. for hunting moose under an RM865 permit, including the transportation of hunters, their hunting gear, and/or parts of game, is prohibited from August 1-September 30, within the portion of the Mosquito Fork of the Fortymile River drainage between, but not including, the Kechumstuck Creek drainage and the drainage of the northern tributary which flows into the Mosquito Fork at 63° 57.82 N., 143° 17.29 W. This restriction does not apply on the Kechumstuk Trail, the Square Lake Trail and that portion of the Mitchels Ranch Trail east of the Mosquito Fork.

Have additional questions?

Please visit the FAQs for Hunting Moose and/or Caribou in Fortymile Country.