Emergency Sheep Hunting Closure in Units 23 & 26(A)
All sheep seasons in Game Management Units 23 and 26(A) for all resident and nonresident hunters are closed due to severe decline in sheep numbers in the contiguous populations of the De Long and Schwatka Mountains. More »
Sport hunting and trapping are permitted in Gates of the Arctic National Preserve, but not in Gates of the Arctic National Park. To hunt and trap in the preserve, you must have all required licenses and permits and follow all other state regulations.
The National Park Service and the State of Alaska cooperatively manage the wildlife resources of the Preserve. An Alaska State hunting license is required for all hunters age 16 or older. Bag and possession limits vary by species and by area. Always check current hunting regulations.
For further information on Alaska hunting and where to get a license, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Website.
Please keep in mind that many areas within the preserve are private land. Do not enter private land without the landowner's permission.
Hunting Boundary Maps and Pamphlets
Middle Fork Koyukuk River
Did You Know?
Iñuksuit ("stone people") were used to drive caribou by Nunamiut Eskimos, and are found along caribou migratory routes in Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. More...