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Big Game Drawing Hunts applications have changed


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will accept only online Big Game Drawing Hunts applications and will no longer accept paper applications Nov. 1-Dec. 17.

Visit (the hunting section of the ADF&G website) and click on the “Buy licenses and tags” button and follow the purchase instructions. Information regarding drawing hunt permits is available through the highlights section of the hunting page, including frequently asked questions, drawing supplements and undersubscribed draw hunts.

A telephone help line is available for hunters that do not have internet access and staff will assist anyone who is unable to apply online by calling 907-267-2895, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday from Nov. 1-Dec. 17.

Hunters should apply early to ensure their application is entered into the drawing, especially those who use the telephone help desk and will be sending in payment by mail. Historically, the majority of hunters apply in the last week; note that the deadline is earlier this year. The Tier I and Tier II application period also ends Dec. 17.

Drawing hunts require an application fee and are awarded by lottery. Applicants must have a valid hunting license to apply. The results of the drawing hunts and Tier I/II hunts will be available online at 5 p.m. Feb. 15, 2013.


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