Permit drawing announced for Berners Bay Federal subsistence moose hunt

Contact(s): Paul Robbins Jr.

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Juneau District Ranger has announced the opening of the application period for the Federal subsistence moose hunt in Berners Bay. The hunt will take place on Federally-managed public lands within the Berners Bay drainages of Unit 1C; September 15 – October 15, 2021. The harvest limit is one bull moose per permit. The number of permits to be issued is pending population surveys to be conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game later this spring. Permits will be made available to Federally qualified subsistence users by random drawing, to be held on June 15, 2021.

To qualify for the drawing, applicants must be rural residents of Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, and have lived in Alaska for the previous 12 months. Residents of non-rural areas of these units (the Juneau and Ketchikan areas) are not eligible for the drawing. Only one permit will be issued per household, and a household that received a State permit for Berners Bay moose is not eligible to receive a Federal permit. To apply for the drawing, an application must be mailed or faxed to the Juneau Ranger District. Application forms are available from the Juneau Ranger District and may be obtained by calling the office at 907-586-8800. Applications must be received at the Juneau Ranger District office by 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2021, to be eligible for the drawing. For additional information, contact Marci Johnson at 907-789-6253 or Jake Musslewhite at 907-789-6256.

Completed applications can be mailed to:
Berners Bay Moose Permit Drawing
Juneau Ranger District
8510 Mendenhall Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK 99801

Applications may also be faxed to 907-586-8808.

Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found on the web at

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