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Big Game Commercial Services Board

The Big Game Commercial Services Board is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.The Big Game Commercial Services Board consists of two licensed Registered Guide-Outfitters, two licensed Transporters, two private landholders, two public members, and one member from the Board of Game. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

Public Notice:

Emergency Regulations - Federal concession permits

On November 15, 2023, The Alaska Big Game Commercial Services Board adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 75.230 and 12 AAC 75.260. The adopted emergency regulations made changes to requirements for federal concession permits for guide-outfitters and master guide-outfitters. The emergency regulation took effect on November 27, 2023 and will expire March 25, 2024 unless made permanent by the Board.

The Board proposes to make the emergency regulation permanent

Proposed Regulation Changes: ( Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on January 5, 2024 Please click HERE to see the filed emergency regulation proposed to be made permanent, the public notice, and finding of emergency.

Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division has expanded our online services to allow licensees to download their own license certificates on demand. As a result, the division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE instructions here.

Regulated Professions

  • Assistant Guide
  • Class-A Assistant Guide
  • Master Guide-Outfitter
  • Registered Guide-Outfitter
  • Retired Guide-Outfitter
  • Transporter

Big Game Commercial Services Listserv Now Available!

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  • Meeting Notifications
  • Board Meeting Agendas
  • Notice of Proposed Changes to Regulations

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Submitting Hunt Records

Please review your hunt records before submitting to ensure you are submitting the correct forms per 12 AAC 75.210. HUNT RECORD. (a) The hunt record required by AS 08.54.760 must be on a form provided by the department, titled Registered Guide-Outfitter Hunt Record, dated December 2017, and adopted by reference. The version dated December 2012 is no longer acceptable. The date can be found on the bottom of your hunt records. Please do not hesitate to contact the division if you need additional guidance.

Training Courses

  • Board-Approved Assistant Guide Training Courses:

Contact Information

Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2525
Email: BigGameCommercialServicesBoard@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Thomas Bay, Executive Administrator
Phone: (907) 465-2543
Email: BigGameCommercialServicesBoard@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806