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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Most ADF&G website information and services will not be available on Sunday, October 11 as the State of Alaska will be doing planned maintenance in Juneau on that date between 5 am – 9 pm AKST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mammal, Bird & Reptile Permits
Keeping Live Wildlife for Unique Reasons

Alaska’s laws on possessing native and nonnative wild animals, including as pets, are strict, and they differ from laws in other states. The goal of these laws is to protect Alaska’s valuable wildlife populations from diseases, parasites, and a variety of other negative effects that can result from contact of native species with nonnative species. Check the laws and do not import or release illegal animals.