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Duck Hunting in Alaska

Alaska, Duck Hunting Nation State, Waterfowl Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting




Duck Statewide Harvest


Goose Statewide Harvest


No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually


Ducks Per Hunter


Geese Per Hunter


Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

$60 (non-resident annual hunting, small-game only)

Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

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Photo by Mircea Costina

A few years ago, we upgraded The Last Frontier's waterfowl ranking from a C to a B. It had been middle-of-the-road because of the cost of getting there from the Lower 48, and those costs — airfare, baggage, the likelihood of hiring an outfitter, and food in Alaska — have only increased with inflation. However, if you're looking for the experience of a lifetime, not to mention a couple of birds for the wall, Alaska should get a closer look.

The state offers king eiders on the Bering Sea, or Island X, as it's commonly called. When not hunting kings, hunters can take their pick of harlequins, long-tailed ducks and three types of scoters. Inland on quieter waters, an array of common puddlers — mallards, pintails, wigeon and green-wing teal — are available. And now, nonresidents who receive a permit can hunt emperor geese.

Go early, say late September, and do some silver salmon and world-class rainbow trout fishing when you're not in the blind.

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