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.

Last updated: December 15, 2021

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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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