Some Frequently Asked Questions

These are generalised question regarding Big Game Hunting in Alaska, If you require more specific answers  from Alaska Bush Adventures about their service for Unguided Alaska moose hunts you can ask Master Guide Hugh Krank directly <<Here>>

 Alaska Non resident Definitions

First things first let's define the residency catagories:
There are 3 resident catagories that apply to big game hunting in alaska

Non Resident
A non resident: Is someone who does not live in Alaska. 

Nonresident Alien:
A nonresident alien is a person who does not hold a US citizenship and whose permanent home is outside of the Untited States Of America.

There are 3 sub-catagories that define a 'resident'
1/ A person (including a non Alaskan (alien resident) who is physically present in Alaska with the intent to remain indefinitely and make a home there and has maintained a place of residence in Alaska for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding an application for a license, and is not claiming residency or obtaining benefits under a claim of residency in another state, territory, or country;

2/ A member of the military service or U.S. Coast Guard who has been stationed in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding an application for a license;

3/ A dependent of a resident member of the military service or U.S. Coast Guard who has lived in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding an application for a license.

A person who does not qualify as a resident may also not qualify by having of an interest in an Alaska business.

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Can a a non resident of Alaska hunt for big game in Alaska?

Having previously defined the residency status of a NON RESIDENT.
Any non-resident who wants to hunt the following big game:
mountain goat, dall sheep, brown or grizzly bear must be accompanied on a big game hunt By either :

i/ an Alskan registered guide
ii/ an Alaskan resident, who is at least 19 years of age or older and is in the "second degree of relative". IE:- father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, spouse, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, father or mother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepsister, stepbrother, stepson, or stepdaughter.

So AUNTY, UNCLE, COUSIN do not qualify as second degree relatives.

Nonresident Aliens:
To hunt any large game species, such as a black bear, brown/grizzly bear, bison, caribou, Dall sheep, deer, elk, moose, mountain goat, muskox, wolf, and wolverine, a nonresident alien must be accompanied by an Alaska-licensed guide.

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Can a a non resident of Alaska hunt for moose in Alaska without a guide?

The short and sweet answer to this question is in some Game Management Areas (GMA) of Alaska, YES as a non resident you can hunt for moose in Alaska on your own without a guide, in some other areas (GMA) it isn't so clear, so you really need to check out the rules ans regulations for the area you may be thinking of going to for your non-resident moose hunt, either with a registered Alaskan guide and outfitter service or with the Fish and Game Department in Alaska.

Hunting for the maginificent trophy Alaskan bull moose is considered by many to be the pinnacle of big game hunting in Alaska, whether it is a self guided, a DIY or a fully outfitted guided hunt, and has become more and more popular in recent years.
an unguided, self guided, DIY hunt (whichever you want to describe it) is an opportunity to make your dream of hunting the magnificent Yukon moose in Alaska come true and can at first glace appears to be the least expensive option, However, it is also the one way that can catch a lot of hunters out due to the logistics/regulations time and location etc, that comes with planning your own hunt.

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What's the difference between an Unguded moose hunt and a DIY moose hunt in Alaska?

A good question, often asked by people interested in going hunting in Alaska however a little bit vague, because taken literally there is of course no difference they both amount to doing the same thing. 

 Unguided /DIY hunting is an opportunity to make a dream hunt come true with the least amount of money. To be more precise, there is however another uption worth considering, and that is a fully outfitted self-guided hunt, this way is where you use the services of an experienced, Alaskan regiftere outfitter service, who can help you with all of the logistics/regulations/paperwork and provides all the equipment needed for your hunting adventure You still do the hunt unguided (self-guided). This way is by far the easiest and best way for the less experienced hunters to go on an

Alaska moose hunt, it is however obviously going to be a little bit more expensive than doing it all yourself, and of cours restricts you to the GMA that the outfitter service is allowed to operate in. 

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