Caribou Hunting in Alaska

RC800 Permit Hunt Information
for Regulatory Year 2021

Hunt Details

Hunt Number: RC800
Regulatory Year: 2021
Hunt Type: Registration
Species: Caribou

Number of Permits

Residency Number of Permits
Nonresidents To be announced
Alaska residents Up to 99999 permits
Total Number of Permits Available Unlimited

Season Dates*

07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022

*See Drawing or Subsistence Supplements for season details.

Residency Restrictions

Alaska residents only

Reporting Requirements

Hunting Conditions

1) PERMIT AVAILABILITY: Permits available online, at the Nome ADF&G office, and license vendors within Unit 22 beginning June 22.

2) WHEN AND WHERE: Unit 22A, north of Golsovia River drainage; remainder of 22B; 22D, in the Kuzitrin River drainage (excluding the Pilgrim River drainage) and the Agiapuk River drainages; and 22E, east of and including Sanaguich River drainage:
Bulls: July 1 - June 30, Cows: July 1 - March 31 BAG LIMIT: Five (5) caribou per day; annual bag limit of 20 caribou.
Unit 22B, west of Golovnin Bay, west of the west banks of Fish and Niukluk rivers below the Libby River (excluding the Libby River drainage and Niukluk River drainage above the mouth of the Libby River); Unit 22D, Pilgrim River drainage:
Bulls: October 1 - April 30, Cows: October 1 - March 31 BAG LIMIT: Five (5) caribou per day; annual bag limit of 20 caribou.
Remainder of 22A, 22C, remainder of 22D, and remainder of 22E:
May be announced
*Consult the Federal Subsistence Management Regulations for information regarding Federal Public Lands in Alaska.*

3) BAG LIMIT: Twenty (20) caribou total, five (5) caribou per day.

4) REPORTING: Successful Hunters: Report within 15 days of taking a legal annual bag limit. Unsuccessful hunters, those who did not hunt, and hunters who were successful but harvested less than 20 caribou must submit their report by July 15. Report in person, online at, by telephone (907) 443-2271 or (800) 560-2271 (you can leave a recorded message at Ext 8191), in the drop box at the Nome ADF&G office, or by pre-paid mail.

5) WHO QUALIFIES: Alaska residents are qualified to hunt in all areas. Immediately upon taking an animal you must completely remove the number corresponding to that part of your bag limit and fill in the date you killed the animal as well as its sex in ink.

6) PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REPORT: If you fail to report you will not be eligible to receive any permits (Drawing, Targeted, Tier II, or Registration, including Tier I Nelchina Caribou) during the next regulatory year. In addition, your name may be turned over to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for enforcement action.

7) SIGNATURE: You must sign your permit and comply with the permit hunt conditions and any additional restrictions found in the Alaska Hunting Regulations. You must carry your signed permit while hunting or transporting caribou within the registration permit area and you must show it to any person authorized to enforce state and federal laws who requests to see it.

Hunt conditions and season dates can be changed by Emergency Order. Visit the Emergency Orders and Announcements page for more information.