Recreational Discounts, Licenses & Plates

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Members of the military service or the U.S. Coast Guard who are on active duty permanently stationed in Alaska, or a dependent of a member of the military service on active duty permanently stationed in Alaska, and who have met the residency requirements under AS statute 16.05.415 and AS 16.05.940 may apply for military licenses at the time of license application and pay the same rate as a resident.

Active members of the Alaska National Guard and Alaska military reserves stationed in the State of Alaska who have met the residency requirements under AS 16.05.415 and AS 16.05.940 may receive a free hunting and sport fishing license. The license will only be available through the State of Alaska HQ’s Licensing office. The application/affidavit must be signed by an authorized official.

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Who qualifies for resident licenses?

If you have any questions regarding your eligibly or your responsibilities, please contact Alaska Department of Fish and Game or the Office of Veterans Affairs.

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DAV Hunting and Fishing License

Disabled Veteran resident hunting and sport fishing licenses are available at no charge to honorably discharged veterans with a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability and Alaska residency. Applicants must have lived in Alaska for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the application.

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Alaska Marine Highway System

Veteran Disability Discount Pass Program

A reduced fare pass is available for travel on Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) vessels for U.S. veterans having a service-connected veteran's disability. The pass entitles the disabled veteran and an attendant (if required by physician) to travel at half the regular passenger fare. Reduced fare does not include vehicle or stateroom. The pass is valid for travel between Alaskan ports on all AMHS vessels, year-round.

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State Camping Pass for Disabled Veterans

The legislature granted Disabled Veterans (DAV) the right to receive one Alaska State Park Camping Pass free of charge. The DAV Camping Pass, which is valid in all developed Alaska State Park campgrounds and is good for two years. There is no DAV pass for boat launch or day use, nor can the DAV camping pass be used to purchase a boat launch or day use pass as the second pass at the discount rate.

To receive a free DAV camping pass, an eligible disabled veteran must present, in person, proof of a service connected disability at either the Anchorage or Fairbanks Department of Natural Resources Public Information Centers. Please call to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork for eligibility.

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Alaska Railroad Discount

The Alaska Railroad offers a 20% discount to active duty, military retirees and dependents. ID showing proof of status must be shown at boarding.

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