In Alaska, hunting is a part of our traditions and an important source of food for many residents. All of the public lands in the refuge are open to both recreational and subsistence hunting. Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciate of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs. For more information about regulations and to obtain a license, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.