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Business/Guide License Application

2014 Business Owner/Guide License Application (PDF 187 kB)

IMPORTANT: This form alone does not allow you to legally guide or operate your guiding business. You must have a license that has been signed by a department representative before initiating any guiding services. A permanent license will be mailed to you within 14 days. Do not provide guided services until you receive your permanent license.

  1. Print both the instructions page and the license application.
  2. Follow the instructions as you fill out all applicable sections of the license application.
  3. All applicable sections must be complete and legible, and they must reflect current certificate and license numbers.
  4. Enclose a check or money order made out to the State of Alaska. Do not send cash.
  5. Send the application and payment to the address noted in the upper portion of the form;
    State of Alaska
    Dept. of Fish and Game - Sport Fish RTS
    333 Raspberry Rd.
    Anchorage, Alaska 99518-1599
  6. Do NOT fax or e-mail the application. An original signature must be on file.
  7. Sign and date your application.
  8. Incomplete or illegible forms will be returned, resulting in a processing delay.
  9. Please allow 2 weeks for processing and receipt of a validated license.

Saltwater & Freshwater Logbook Pages

All Sport Fishing Business Operations intending to provide guided fishing services for compensation MUST acquire a Logbook.

If your business begins operation prior to the availability of the current year logbook, please proceed with the following method to log your trips:

  1. Download the Saltwater or Freshwater Logbook pages (see below) in order to track your activity until Logbooks become available in your area Fish & Game office (1st part of March). Instructions for completing the Logbook page are included in the download.
  2. Transfer all trip information from the temporary form to your assigned Logbook when it becomes available or,
  3. Transfer the logbook number, from the logbook assigned to you, onto the temporary logbook data pages before mailing to ADF&G.

Do not send this temporary data page to ADF&G without the current year Logbook number. If no Logbook number appears, ADF&G will not be able to credit your business with the fishing information.

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