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Big Game Commercial Services Board

Unique Verification Code (UVC) Information for Guides

Effective March 24, 2022 - 12 AAC 75.260. REGISTERED GUIDE-OUTFITTER CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS. (d) A contracting registered or master guide who is signing the hunt contract, and who intends to apply a client for a drawing hunt permit for a hunt conducted under regulations required under AS 16.05, shall obtain a unique verification code for each guide use area in which a unique verification code is required from the department before entering an application for the client. Unique verification codes will only be issued to registered or master guides who are registered in a guide use area located in the hunt area the year the application is made and the years the permit is valid. Unique verification codes are current until the associated guide use area registration expires or is withdrawn or amended. Unique verification codes may only be utilized by the contracting registered or master guide who is applying clients for a drawing hunt permit.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game requires a Unique Verification Code (UVC) for non-resident draw hunt applications that require a guide-client contract. Guides may only obtain the unique verification code (UVC) by contacting our office at BigGameCommercialServicesBoard@Alaska.Gov.

To qualify for your UVC, you must have a current GUA registration on file for the year of the application for the draw AND the year the hunt takes place prior to the client applying for the drawing hunt permit. Starting October 2020, a UVC code will be issued for each GUA that a guide has that is eligible.

UVC’s are confidential and Guides are encouraged to register their hunters in the drawings to protect themselves from violating Alaska Statute 08.54.720 Unlawful Acts.