• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Subsistence Hunting

  • Subsistence Hunting is Permitted in both Wrangell- St. Elias National Park and Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve.
  • Sport Hunting is permitted in Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve ONLY.

Are YOU eligible to subsistence hunt?

 

Both federal subsistence and State of Alaska sport hunting are permitted in Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve. State sport harvests are regulated by the Alaska Board of Game while federal subsistence harvests are regulated by the Federal Subsistence Board.

To be eligible to hunt in the park or preserve under federal subsistence regulations, you must be considered a local rural resident.

 
caribou
Information on the Use and distribution of Large Land Mammals in the Copper Basin
Distribution & Population Changes of Large Animal Populations PDF
 

Did You Know?

Bison

Two herds of bison, the largest land mammal in North America, roam Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. A mature bull, at 6 feet in height and 10 feet in length, can weigh more than a ton.