Report Wildlife Encounters:
Please let us know about human-wildlife conflicts, or injured, aggressive or orphaned animals
If a wild animal poses an immediate threat to personal safety, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, please submit your report through this website. Reports submitted online are reviewed during regular business hours; you may be contacted for additional information if needed.
If you are unsure of what to report, below are some examples of the types of encounters ADF&G would like to hear about:
- Injured or sick animals (except marine mammal strandings; call the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network 24-hour hotline: (877) 925-7773 or (877) 9-AKR-PRD)
- Orphaned animals. Leave these animals alone, but please report them.
- Injuries caused by wildlife to humans.
- Any wild animal that is aggressive or approaches humans or that has been seen hanging around a campground or neighborhood.
- Dangerous moose encounters.
- Brown bear sightings in neighborhoods or in densely populated areas.
- Bears in garbage: A person can be fined if a bear gets into unsecured garbage or other attractants. This can become a dangerous situation if not addressed.
REMEMBER: a wild animal's best chance for survival is to be left in the wild. It is illegal for you to feed or handle wildlife.