Fishing & Hunting in Alaska
In Alaska, hunting is a part of our traditions and an important source of food for most residents. Alaska is a world renown destination for hunting and fishing, and for Alaska’s rural subsistence users. All of the public lands in the refuge are open to both recreational and subsistence hunting and fishing. Caribou, moose, Dall sheep and bears are most frequently sought by hunters, while salmon is the most sought after fish.
Visitors and educators will find environmental education and natural and cultural history interpretation is provided at refuges in the form of videos, displays, handouts, friendly and informative staff, and on-line resources.
Each year the National Wildlife Refuge System in Alaska collaborates with rural villages to help connect children to science, nature and culture. We fund, plan, and instruct alongside Alaska Native elders at Science and Traditional Knowledge camps each summer from Kodiak to Kaktovik.
Visitor Activities - Viewing & Photographing Wildlife
Alaska National Wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing, photography and more. To learn more about these opportunities visit each refuges's webpage. The table below includes a few of the most popular sights in our Alaska Refuges and may give you an idea of where to start.