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General Information for Alaska Fishing License and Fees

For the year 2013 and beyond

  • License requirements
  • Resident License fees
  • Nonresident License fees
  • Military License fees
  • King Salmon tag requirements and fees
  • Nonresident King Salmon Tag

License requirements and fees: A sport fishing license is required annually (each calendar year) and must be in the possession of all persons 16 years of age or older (see following special exemption) while sport fishing, personal use fishing, and/or digging clams or harvesting shellfish. A sport fishing license is not required of a resident who is 60 years of age or older; a special permanent identification card is distributed by the ADF&G Licensing Section. Licenses may be purchased from any ADF&G license agent (most sporting goods stores) throughout the state, or by mail from: Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Licensing Section, P.O.Box 25525, Juneau, Alaska 99802-5525, (907) 465-2376. Or you can apply for a license through Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game at their License Application Form page on the internet.

Resident Definition:
A resident is a person who for the preceding 12 consecutive months has maintained a permanent place of abode and voting residence in the state.

Resident license fees:
Resident sport fishing license $24.00
Resident sport fishing license for the blind $0.25
Resident hunting and sport fishing license $48.00
Resident hunting, trapping and sport fishing license $62.00
However, the fee is $5 for the head of a family or a dependent member of his family or one solely dependent upon himself for support upon proof presented by the applicant that the applicant: (a) is receiving or has received assistance during the preceding 6 months under a state or federal welfare program to aid the indigent or (b) has an annual family gross income less than $8,200 for the year preceding application.

Nonresident license fees:
Nonresident 1-day sport fishing license $20.00
Nonresident 3-day sport fishing license $350.00
Nonresident 7-day sport fishing license $55.00
Nonresident 14-day sport fishing license $80.00
Nonresident annual sport fishing license $145.00
Nonresident annual hunting and sport fishing license $230.00

Military license fees (on active duty, permanently stationed in Alaska):
Military sport fishing license $24.00
Military sport fishing and hunting license $48.00
A qualified resident disabled veteran may receive a free sport fishing and hunting license annually by completing an application available from the ADF&G Licensing Section.

King Salmon tag requirements and fees:
Anglers (except those listed below) fishing for king salmon (excepted stocked king salmon in landlocked lakes) must purchase a current year's king salmon tag. In order for the tag to be valid, the angler must sign their name across the face of the tag, have it attached to their current year's license, and have it in their actual possession.

Resident King Salmon Tag $10.00

The following resident anglers DO NOT need a king salmon tag:

  • Residents who qualify for the 25 cent license for the blind
  • Residents under the age of 16
  • Residents 60 years of age or older who qualify for a permanent identification card
  • Residents who qualify for a disabled veteran's license
  • Residents who qualify for a $5 license under the criteria listed above

Nonresident King Salmon Tag*:
Nonresident 1-day tag $10.00
Nonresident 3-day tag $20.00
Nonresident 7-day tag $30.00
Nonresident 14-day tag $50.00
Nonresident Annual tag $100.00
Military** $20.00
* Nonresident anglers under the age of 16 do not need a king salmon tag.
** To qualify for a military king salmon tag, a person must be a member of the military service on active duty and permanently stationed in the state, or be their dependent.

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