IMPORTANT GUIDE USE AREA REGISTRATION REMINDER:
YOUR GUIDE USE AREA REGISTRATION APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL CURRENT LAND USE AUTHORIZATION FROM THE LAND OWNER OR LAND MANAGER AND A REGISTERED GUIDE-OUTFITTER SWORN STATEMENT OF LAND USE AUTHORIZATION IS SUBMITTED. IF CURRENT AUTHORIZATION IS ALREADY ON FILE, THIS WILL BE ACCEPTABLE, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO VERIFY THAT VALID DOCUMENTATION EXISTS. VALID LAND USE AUTHORIZATION DOCUMENTATION MUST SPECIFY THE GUIDE USE AREA(S) ON WHICH YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT SERVICES, AND MUST ALSO CONFIRM CURRENT USE TO CONDUCT GUIDED HUNTS ON AT LEAST 5,000 ACRES OF LAND. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE 30 DAYS AFTER YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE. THIS IS SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED BY THE BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD IN AS 08.54.750 AND 12 AAC 75.230(d). THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Updated and now available:
Contracting Guides and Transporters
Director's Letter Regarding Fee Changes
New Regulation Changes
Hunt and Transporter Record Annual Filing Fee Form
Annual Filing Fee Quick Facts
2017 Active Intensive Management Unit and Species Update
In the interest of the state's wildlife resources, the Big Game Commercial Services Board adopts regulations governing the big game commercial service industry in Alaska.
The Board makes final licensing decision and takes disciplinary actions against persons who violate licensing laws.
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.
Important Note For Guides Regarding Drawing Hunt Permit Applications:
Some hunts require a signed guide-client agreement before or at the time of drawing hunt permit applications. For these hunts, guides must have a current GUA registration on file for all or a portion of the area prior to the client applying for the drawing hunt permit.
Bear hide and skull Question:
Alaska Wildlife Troopers Answer:
The two forms perform two very separate and distinct purposes and cannot be used in lieu of each other.
Important Note For Guides Regarding Drawing Hunt Permit Applications: Some hunts require a signed guide-client agreement before or at the time of drawing hunt permit applications. For these hunts, guides must have a current GUA registration on file for all or a portion of the area prior to the client applying for the drawing hunt permit.
Licensing Examiner: Heather Noe
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2543
Fax: (907) 465-2974