Subsistence Hunting in Wrangell-St. Elias

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.

  • Subsistence Hunting is permitted in both the Park and Preserve.
  • Sport Hunting is permitted in the Preserve ONLY.

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

Federal subsistence hunting permits are available at park visitor centers.

Information on the Use and distribution of Large Land Mammals in the Copper Basin
Distribution & Population Changes of Large Animal Populations
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Last updated: July 17, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center, AK 99573


(907) 822-5234

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