NPS Enforcing Hunting Regulations, Rewards Available for Information on Hunting Violations
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583
As hunting season gets underway, the National Park Service (NPS) reminds hunters that sport hunting is allowed only in the Denali National Preserve, located on the western corners of Denali National Park and Preserve. Guided sport hunting in the preserve must be provided by NPS authorized hunting guides.
Subsistence hunting and trapping by federally qualified local rural residents is permitted in all of the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands and Conservation Act (ANILCA) additions to Denali National Park and Preserve. The use of vehicles off designated roads is only authorized for subsistence related activities on specific trail corridors near Cantwell. No other off road vehicle use is allowed within the park and preserve.
The former Mount McKinley National Park area of Denali National Park and Preserve is closed to all hunting and trapping.
It is a hunter’s responsibility to know their location while hunting, and the applicable state and federal regulations. Information on Denali National Park and Preserve hunting regulations and the GPS coordinates for the boundaries of the park and preserve are available on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/dena/parkmgmt/hunting-information.htm.
The National Park Service is actively enforcing hunting and off-road vehicle regulations, and offering monetary rewards for information on hunting violations within the park and preserve. Reports can be made anonymously by calling (800) 478-3377 and by contacting Denali National Park and Preserve at (907) 683-9555. Persons convicted of illegal hunting in Denali National Park and Preserve can face stiff penalties, including jail time, fines, and loss of hunting privileges and the equipment used in the crime.
Additional information and clarification on park hunting regulations can be obtained by calling the park at (907) 683-2294.
Did You Know?
Cold temperatures limit trees from growing at high elevation in Denali. Warmer temperatures, however, have led to woody vegetation growing at ever-higher elevations. Treeline changes are a conspicuous sign of climate change.