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Cultural and Subsistence Harvest Permits

The Board of Game has authorized a number of programs under which game may be harvested for cultural and subsistence uses. Brief descriptions of some of these programs and links to regulations authorizing each program are below.

Attention Tier I and CSH Hunters!

The Board of Game will be holding a special board meeting on Oct. 23, 2016 to discuss Copper Basin hunt opportunities. The regulations printed in the hunt conditions and Subsistence Supplement may change. Prior to November 1, a news release will be posted on ADF&G's home page summarizing any changes made to regulations. See the news release for seasons and bag limits.

Community Subsistence Hunt Group Management

Individual group members will only be able access/edit their information during the application period (November 1–December 15). If group members need to change their information outside of the application period they should contact their group coordinator. CSH group coordinators can access their group's information and edit/add group coordinator information.

Community Subsistence Harvest Reports

Community Subsistence Harvest Hunt Area and Permit Conditions

2016–2017 Subsistence Supplement and Permit Conditions

Cultural Education Permit

These permits authorize take of some game species for the purposes of passing on cultural knowledge and tradition in a structured educational setting such as an Alaska Native Culture Camp. Permits will not be issued when the proposed harvest can be reasonably accommodated under existing regulations. Links to the policy on issuing these permits and an application form are below. For more information please contact ADF&G Permits Section at (907) 465-4148 or dfg.dwc.permits@alaska.gov.

Taking of Big Game for Religious Ceremonies

Game for use as food in customary and traditional Alaska Native funerary or mortuary religious ceremonies may be harvested outside of existing seasons and bag limits. However, procedures and requirements for harvesting game differ by species and area. Please review links to the regulation authorizing this activity and list of populations where this practice is not allowed. For more information, please contact your local Fish and Game office.

Koyukon Potlatch Ceremonies

Nuchalawoyya Potlatch

Stickdance Permit