Nonresidents who hunt Brown Bear, Dall Sheep, or Mountain Goat must be accompanied in the field by licensed Alaska Big Game Registered Guide-Outfitter or be accompanied in the filed by an Alaska resident 19 years or older who is within the second degree of kindred.
Nonresident aliens (non-U.S. citizens) hunting any big game must be accompanied in the field by an Alaska Big Game Registered Guide-Outfitter.
Download List of Licensees from Internet.
To receive a list in the mail of all currently licensed Big Game Master/Registered Guides-Outfitters and Transporters, submit a check or money order in the amount of $5 (U.S. currency), made payable to the State of Alaska. Upon receipt of your written request and $5 fee, a list will be forwarded to you. The $5 fee and written request can be mailed to:
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Big Game Commercial Services Board
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
If a guide-outfitter intends to provide big game services during the calendar year, the roster will provide the guide use area(s) that the master or registered guide-outfitter is authorized to provide big game services and the addresses of the master/registered guide-outfitters and transporters.
Obtain the most current hunting regulations from the Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Conservation (907 465-2376), to determine which Game Management Unit(s) list the type of species you are interested in hunting. Once you have determined the Game Management Unit(s) you want to hunt in, you can request a list of currently licensed big game master/registered guide-outfitters who provide services in the unit(s) (see number 4 below).
There are two ways you can obtain this information:
NOTE: Each guide-outfitter can only operate within three GUAs for which he registers annually. GUAs are subdivisions of GMUs.
To obtain any of the above items, visit the Fish and Game website
Obtain information regarding fishing guides from Fish and Game
Fishing guides also need a business license from Commerce.
Yes, this office does accept credit cards for the application, examination, licensing fees, or for the list of big game guide-outfitters and transporters. Please visit Business Licensing and choose the correct form to mail or fax.
The board does not maintain a list of licensed guides seeking employment. However, you can purchase a list of all currently licensed guides or you can download the information from the Internet. See FAQ #2.
We must have the request for address change in writing. We will accept a fax, E-mail, or written notice that comes directly from you. We cannot accept a telephone call for a change of address.
To obtain a copy of your license, submit a written request and a duplicate license fee of $5 (U.S. Currency). The duplicate license fee can be paid in the form of a check or money order made payable to the State of Alaska, and mailed to the address above. Upon receipt of your written request and $5 duplicate license fee, we will mail the duplicate license to you. We do not fax licenses.
Master/Registered Guide-Outfitter, Class-A Assistant Guide, Assistant Guide, and Transporter licenses expire on December 31 on odd-numbered years. Renewal forms are mailed to all current licensees approximately 30 days prior to the expiration date.
The board does not offer reciprocity. To become a contracting guide in Alaska, you must have performed the services of either a licensed class-A assistant or assistant guide in the state for a part of each three years (Alaska Statute (AS) 08.54.610(6)) and meet the requirements of AS 08-54.605 and .610.
Application forms describe the qualification requirements for licensure.
A nonresident can obtain a guide or transporter license by meeting the qualifications under Alaska Statute 08.54 and 12 AAC 75.
A nonresident alien may also obtain a guide or transporter license by meeting the qualifications under Alaska Statute 08.54 and 12 AAC 75.
Although the board may issue a nonresident alien a professional license, that does not mean the board is giving the individual authority to work in the United States. Licensees must meet all the requirements of the State and Federal government. The board advises each nonresident alien who obtains a professional license to contact immigration officials regarding the process for receiving authority to actually work in the United States.
The Registered Guide-Outfitter and Game Management Unit (GMU) certification examination locations and dates are predetermined and set by current statute (Alaska Statute 08.54.600(8) and regulations 12 AAC 75.100-.110)
We do not administer Registered Guide-Outfitter and GMU examinations at any different location or dates.
The following are first aid courses recognized by the board:
The American Red Cross
American Heart Association
Medic First Aid
National Safety Council
(We do not have telephone numbers for the above first aid administrators.)