1. Do I need
Nonresidents who hunt Brown Bear, Dall Sheep, or Mountain Goat must be accompanied in the field by licensed Alaska Big Game Registered Guide-Outfitter or be accompanied in the filed by an Alaska resident 19 years or older who is within the second degree of kindred.
Nonresident aliens (non-U.S. citizens) hunting any big game must be accompanied in the field by an Alaska Big Game Registered Guide-Outfitter.
2. How can I receive a list of big game
Download List of Licensees
To receive a list in the mail of all currently
licensed Big Game Master/Registered Guides-Outfitters
and Transporters, submit a check or money
order in the amount of $5 (U.S. currency),
made payable to the State of Alaska. Upon
receipt of your written request and $5
fee, a list will be forwarded to you. The
$5 fee and written request can be mailed
Division of Corporations, Business and
Big Game Commercial Services Board
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
If a guide-outfitter intends to provide
big game services during the calendar year,
the roster will provide the guide use area(s)
that the master or registered guide-outfitter
is authorized to provide big game services
and the addresses of the master/registered
guide-outfitters and transporters.
3. How do I get a list of big game guide-outfitters
that provide services for a particular
Obtain the most current hunting regulations
from the Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife
Conservation (907 465-2376), to determine
which Game Management Unit(s) list the
type of species you are interested in hunting.
Once you have determined the Game Management
Unit(s) you want to hunt in, you can request
a list of currently licensed big game master/registered
guide-outfitters who provide services in
the unit(s) (see number 4 below).
4. Can I obtain a list of guide-outfitters
who are providing big game services in
a specific Game Management Unit (GMU)?
There are two ways you can obtain this
here for the website that provides
a list of guides-outfitters who are
big game services in a specific game
2. Submit a written request and state
which GMU(s) you would like. Enclose a
check or money order in the amount of $5
(U.S. currency), made payable to the State
of Alaska, and mail to the address above.
Upon receipt of your written request and
$5 fee, the list will be forwarded to you.
NOTE: Each guide-outfitter can only operate
within three GUAs for which he registers
annually. GUAs are subdivisions of GMUs.
5. How do I obtain a hunting license,
tags, drawing permit, or hunting regulations?
To obtain any of the above items, click
on the following web address:
6. How do I get an application to become
a Fishing Guide or obtain a list of Fishing
To obtain any information regarding fishing
guides, click on the following web address:
Fishing guides also need a Business License.
Please visit: www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ
7. Can I pay application, examination,
license, or the big game guide-outfitter
and transporter list fees by credit card?
Yes, this office does accept credit cards
for the application, examination, licensing
fees, or for the list of big game guide-outfitters
and transporters. Please visit: www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ and click on "Credit Card Authorization
8. I am a registered guide-outfitter in
need of an assistant who is looking for
work. Does the board maintain a list of
guides seeking employment?
The board does not maintain a list of
licensed guides seeking employment. However,
you can purchase a list of all currently
licensed guides or you can download the
information from the Internet.
See FAQ #2.
9. How do I notify the office of a change
We must have the request for address change
in writing. We will accept a fax, E-mail,
or written notice that comes directly from
you. We cannot accept a telephone call
for a change of address.
10. I lost my license and I need a new
one, how do I get a copy? Can you fax it?
To obtain a copy of your license, submit
a written request and a duplicate license
fee of $5 (U.S. Currency). The duplicate
license fee can be paid in the form of
a check or money order made payable to
the State of Alaska, and mailed to the
address above. Upon receipt of your written
request and $5 duplicate license fee, we
will mail the duplicate license to you.
We do not fax licenses.
11. When will I receive my license renewal
Master/Registered Guide-Outfitter, Class-A Assistant
Guide, Assistant Guide, and Transporter
licenses expire on December 31 on odd-numbered
years. Renewal forms are mailed to all
current licensees approximately 30 days
prior to the expiration date.
12. I am a guide/outfitter in
another state. Does the Alaska Big Game
Board have reciprocity with any other states?
The board does not offer reciprocity.
To become a contracting guide in Alaska,
you must have performed the services of
either a licensed class-A assistant or
assistant guide in the state for a part
of each three years (Alaska Statute (AS)
08.54.610(6)) and meet the requirements
AS 08-54.605 and .610.
Application forms describe the qualification
requirements for licensure.
13. Can a nonresident or nonresident alien
obtain a guide or transporter license?
A nonresident can obtain a guide or transporter
license by meeting the qualifications under
Alaska Statute 08.54 and 12 AAC 75.
A nonresident alien may also obtain a
guide or transporter license by meeting
the qualifications under Alaska Statute
08.54 and 12 AAC 75.
Although the board may issue a nonresident
alien a professional license, that does
not mean the board is giving the individual
authority to work in the United States.
Licensees must meet all the requirements
of the State and Federal government. The
board advises each nonresident alien who
obtains a professional license to contact
immigration officials regarding the process
for receiving authority to actually work
in the United States.
14. Can I take the Registered Guide-Outfitter
or Game Management Unit Certification examination
in another location or time other than
what is specified on the examination schedule?
The Registered Guide-Outfitter and Game
Management Unit (GMU) certification examination locations
and dates are predetermined and set by
current statute (Alaska Statute 08.54.600(8)
and regulations 12 AAC 75.100-.110)
We do not administer Registered Guide-Outfitter
and GMU examinations at any different location
15. What first aid courses are recognized
by the board?
The following are first aid courses recognized
by the board:
- The American Red Cross
- American Heart Association
- Medic First
- National Safety Council
do not have telephone numbers for the
above first aid administrators.)