Coyote Hunting Alaska, Laws, Regulations, Season, & License Info

Website: Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Contact Phone Number: (907) 465-6136
Address: 1255 W. 8th Street Juneau, AK 99811-5526
Email: Executive Secretary
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Coyote Hunting Alaska Laws & Regulations

Are coyotes defined as furbearer, game animal, or other in Alaska? Furbearer – beaver, black bear, coyote, arctic fox, red fox, lynx, marten, mink, weasel, muskrat, river otter, squirrel, marmot, wolf, or wolverine; furbearer is a classification of animals subject to taking with a trapping license.

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Fur animal – beaver, coyote, arctic fox, red fox, lynx, squirrel, that has not been domestically raised; fur animal is a classification of animals subject to taking with a hunting license.

Fur animals MAY NOT be taken under the hunting regulations by the following methods:

– with a dog, trap, snare, net, or fish trap
– by disturbing or destroying dens.
– the same day you have been airborne, unless you are at least 300 feet from the airplane.
– with a nonresident small game license.

Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Alaska? You may take beaver, black bear, coyote, fox, lynx, squirrel, wolf, or wolverine, under either a hunting license or a trapping license, but you must follow the seasons, bag limits, and methods and means permitted by that license.

Can a non-resident hunt coyotes in Alaska? Yes.

Is there a specific season for coyotes in Alaska? Units 1-5, 18, 22, 23, and 26A: Two Coyotes – September 1 – April 30 | Units 6-17, 19-21, 24-25, 26B and 26C: No Limit, No Closed Season.

Is there a bag limit for coyotes in Alaska? Units 1-5, 18, 22, 23, and 26A: Two Coyotes | Units 6-17, 19-21, 24-25, 26B and 26C: No Limit.

What are the legal hunting hours in Alaska? The Alaska regulations do not state the official hours. It’s best to follow the 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset rule.

Are electronic game calls legal in Alaska? Electronic calls may be used for all game animals except moose.

Are decoys legal in Alaska? Yes.

What firearms are approved/disapproved for coyotes in Alaska? You may not take game by using a machine gun, set gun, or shotgun larger than 10 gauge.

Are suppressors allowed for hunting in Alaska? All game animals legal.

Legal ammunition or restrictions for hunting coyotes in Alaska? No restrictions.

Are there regulations for possessing, transporting dead coyotes, or pelts across state lines in Alaska? The blue Raw Fur Skin Export permits are NO LONGER REQUIRED for shipping a raw skin of a beaver, coyote, fox, lynx, squirrel, wolf, or wolverine from Alaska.

You must salvage the hide of a wolf, wolverine, coyote, fox, or lynx. You must also salvage either the hide or meat of a beaver, pika, or ground squirrel.

Is night hunting allowed in Alaska? You may not take game by using artificial light, EXCEPT:  Artificial light may be used while tracking and dispatching a wounded game animal, however a hunter may not be on or in a motorized vehicle while using artificial light.

Can you hunt coyotes from a vehicle in Alaska? You may not take game by a motor-driven boat or motorized land vehicle, unless the motor has been shut off and the progress from the motor’s power has ceased.

Can baiting be used to hunt coyotes in Alaska? You may hunt wolves, coyote, fox, and wolverine with game parts that are not required to be salvaged.

Can dogs be used to hunt coyotes in Alaska? Fur animals MAY NOT be taken under the hunting regulations with a dog.

Is there a coyote bounty program in Alaska? No.

Last Updated: 11-15-2016

This information is for informational purposes only. This website has no affiliation with any department of the above mentioned state. For your own safety please contact your local office to verify the information presented. CoyoteHunting101.com is not responsible for your own stupidity.

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