Hunting Seasons in Alaska 2022-2023

Alaska is one of the best states in the US for both small and big game hunting. Many hunters dream of hunting in this state and many tags are sought after.

Big game hunting in Alaska generally begins in August, outside of the open seasons. It’s important to note that while there are many open seasons in Alaska, some of these will require residency in the state.

Black Bear

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 20 2022 –
Jun. 30 2023
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 14C, 16 Dates may vary by Units
Open Season7, 9, 11 – 26

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 2022 – May 31 202314C

Shotgun

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 2022 – Jun. 15 202314C

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 2022 – May 31 202314C

Brown/Grizzly Bear

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 10 2022 – Jun 30 20231, 3 – 26Dates may vary by Units
Open Season for Residents Only9, 10
Open Season13, 16, 26

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 2022 – May 31 202314C

Deer

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 – Dec. 31 20221, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Dates may vary by Units

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 20223
Nov. 1 – Nov. 14 20228
Nov. 16 – Dec. 31 2022

Youth

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 31 20225
Nov. 16 – Dec. 31 20228

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Nov. 1 – Nov. 14 20228
Nov. 16 – Dec. 31 20228

Mountain Goat

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 2022 – Jan. 31 20231, 4 – 8, 11, 13 – 15Dates may vary by Units
Billy or Nanny vary by Unit

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 16 – Aug. 31 202214C

Bighorn Sheep

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 10 – Sep. 20 20227, 9, 11 – 16, 19, 20, 24 – 26Dates may vary by Units
Ram or Ewe vary by Unit

Youth

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 – Aug. 5 20227, 9, 11 – 14A, 14B, 15, 16, 19, 20, 24 – 26Dates may vary by Units
Ram or Ewe vary by Unit

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 – Oct. 10 202214C

Muskox

rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 2022 – Mar. 31 202318, 21 – 24

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 2022 – Mar. 31 202322

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 2022 – Mar. 31 202322

Shotgun

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 2022 – Mar. 31 202322

Bison

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 22 2022 – Mar. 31 202311, 13, 19, 20Seasons vary by Units

Caribou

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
July. 1 2022 – Jun. 30 20237 – 9, 12 – 14B, 15, 16, 19 – 26Seasons vary by Units
Open Season23, 26Bull only
Open Season with No Limit10

Elk

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 1 – Nov. 30 20223, 8

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 – Sep. 30 20223

Moose

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Jul. 1 2022 – Apr. 30 20231, 3, 5 – 9, 11 – 26Dates may vary by Units
Bull or Antlerless vary by Unit

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 10 2022 – Feb. 28 202314A, 14B, 15, 16, 20, 24, 25 Dates may vary by Units
Bull or Antlerless vary by Unit

Youth

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 25 – Aug. 31 202220

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 2022 – Feb. 28 202314C, 20

Shotgun

DatesZonesNotes
Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 202214C

Disabled Veteran/Purple Heart

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 – Sep. 15 202220

Wolf

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 1 2022 – Jun. 30 20231 – 7, 9 – 26Trapping or Hunting license

Wolverine

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 2022 – Mar. 31 20231 – 9, 11 – 26Trapping or Hunting license

Small Game

AnimalDatesZonesNotes
BeaverAug. 10 2022 – Jun. 10 202316, 21A, 21ETrapping or Hunting license
CoyoteSep. 1 2022 – Apr. 30 20231 – 5, 18, 22Trapping or Hunting license
Arctic FoxSep. 1 2022 – Mar. 15 20238, 9, 17, 18, 22 – 26 Trapping or Hunting license
Red FoxSep. 1 2022 – Mar. 15 20238 – 14, 16 – 26Trapping or Hunting license
LynxNov. 1 2022 – Apr. 15 20236, 7, 9, 11 – 19, 20A – 20F, 21 – 26Trapping or Hunting license
SquirrelOpen Season1 – 26Trapping or Hunting license
HareAug. 1 2022 – May. 31 20231 – 26No limit on Hare in Units 6-8, 10-13, 14B, 15-16, 19-21, 24-26, and on Snowshoe hare in Units 9, 17, 18, 22, 23
GrouseAug. 1 2022 – May 15 20231 – 26No lead shots in Unit 26
Aug. 10 – Aug. 24 202220DFalconry
PtarmiganAug. 1 2022 – May 15 20231 – 26No lead shots in Unit 26
PorcupineOpen Season1 – 26No limit
CormorantSep. 1 2022 – Apr. 1 20236, 8 – 10, 17, 18, 22, 23Residents only with no limit, only Double-crested and Pelagic
CrowSep. 1 – Nov. 17 20221 – 9, 15
Mar. 1 – Apr. 15 20231 – 9, 15
PikaOpen Season12, 20ENo limit
Snowy OwlSep. 1 2022 – Apr. 1 202317, 18, 22, 23, 26, Residents only with no limit, no lead shots in Units 18 and 26

Feral Non-native birds

Chukar, Partridge, Pheasant, Quail, Wild Turkey

DatesZonesNotes
Open Season1 – 26No limit

Exotic wildlife

Belgian Hare, English Sparrow, Eurasian Collared Dove, Muridae Rodent, Raccoon, Rockdove, Starling, Feral Ferret, Feral Swine

DatesZonesNotes
Open Season1 – 26No limit

Waterfowl

DatesZonesNotes
Apr. 2 – Aug. 31 2022Northwest Arctic, Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian/Pribilof Islands, Interior, Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta, Bering Strait/Norton Sound, North Slope, Cook Inlet, Upper Copper River, Bristol Bay, and Kodiak Archipelago Regions and Southeast Alaska Seasons vary by Regions

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