Apply For Surplus Moose Draw Permits Starting On March 11

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Photo by Lisa Hupp/USFWS

Surplus drawing permits for moose hunting in Interior Alaska will be issued on a first come–first served basis to hunters who submit their applications via email. Applications will be accepted from 8:00 am Alaska time on March 11, 2024 until 5:00 pm May 15, 2024.

Emails received before 8:00 am Alaska time on March 11 will not be considered.

Applications for surplus permits are available from any Fish and Game office, and on the internet at, but the website does not allow hunters to apply online. Applications must be downloaded, completed, signed, and then emailed to Hunters must complete and sign the application themselves.

Drawing permits are usually issued by random lottery, but we received fewer applications for these particular hunts this year, so not all of the permits were awarded. The Board of Game allows us to issue unused drawing permits, and this year we will again make them available.

Those who are issued a permit will be contacted within one week of submitting their application.

Access into some of these hunt areas can be difficult and expensive. Hunters should understand accessibility and other limitations before applying for these drawing permits. Antler restrictions, requirements to leave meat on the bone, and other limiting conditions also must be met in some of these hunts.

Specific information for these hunts can be found in the 2024–2025 Alaska Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement available at Fish and Game offices, or online at at Undersubscribed Draw permits available. Hunters can also go directly to to see a link to the Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement which more fully describes hunt limitations. Hunters with questions about the application process for these hunts should call (907) 459-7272.