By Mike Bodenchuk
waterfowl hunters take note! Starting in 2018, nonresident hunters will
be allowed to hunt emperor geese in Alaska
for the first time in 31 years. But you'll have to act fast to apply
for one of the 25 nonresident permits available for fall
nonresident licenses (good for only one emperor goose each) will be
allocated through a draw and the deadline is December
at 5 PM AKST. You need to buy your hunting license to
apply and you must apply online. Permits
are specific to one of four zones.
Each zone has a
separate quota and opening date. If the quota is reached before you
arrive, your license will be good for another zone, but your outfitter
may or may not be able to hunt that new zone.
of this is so new that a lot of questions remain unanswered, but you
should probably be wary of late season dates in the westernmost units.
If possible, talk with your outfitter before you apply to discuss which
zones you may be able to hunt on which dates....