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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Alaska state law, to legally possess firearms within Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve.

Under federal law, the use or discharge of a firearm is still prohibited by applicable provisions of 36 CFR Section 2.4(a)(2)(ii) and 36 CFR Section 13.30.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable Alaska state and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit:

State of Alaska firearms laws

Alaska State legislature statutes

Applicable federal firearms laws

Click here to read federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Gates of the Arctic.

Click here here to read the 2010 firearms law.

Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling (907) 457-5752.

Did You Know?

A caribou standing in the snow.

Three caribou herds migrate through Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in the Spring and Fall.