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Print at home licenses launched at ADF&G
March 13, 2015                              

Alaska fishing licenses (and others) can now be printed at home!

Alaska fishing licenses (and others) can now be printed at home!

 This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Print your license at home and go fishing! Lots more to tell after this –

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The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game’s revamped Online Store is open for business. It’s the go to place for all fishing licenses and it now offers two snazzy new features –

 People, fishermen, both sport and commercial, can print their licenses at home. They can purchase it and immediately print it and go out fishing.   

Michelle Kaelke  is the Department’s Financing and Licensing Supervisor

 Another nice feature in the past never let commercial crew members print their licenses at home, even a temporary license, so this will be really nice for commercial fishermen – they can buy it before they go out to the fishing grounds or if they’re traveling from Seattle or whatever, they can have everything ready for when they head up to Alaska.  

Another first: printing out multiple licenses.

 Now you can buy for your whole family in one transaction, with different options – one can have a fishing and hunting license, or a commercial crew license and one can just have a sport fish licence or a big game tag.

 Kaelke says the print and go licenses will be a huge plus for seafood processors.

 They’ll buy their crew member licenses and have had to do it one at a time or they mail us in paper applications. So now they can do it right from their office and print all their licenses right there and give it to their crew and off they go.   

All transactions are followed up by an email with licenses attached for future use. The procedure is the same for sport fish guides and anglers, hunting, trapping, and getting king salmon or duck stamps.

 Coming soon: electronic license printing setups for vendors across the state and hopefully, licenses on your mobile device.

 Find the Online Store at Fish and Game’s home page and links at


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