BLM to Open Fall Fortymile Federal Subsistence Caribou Hunt on Aug. 1

FAIRBANKS, AK — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Interior Field Office, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, will open caribou hunting on federal public lands in Units 20E, 25C, and 20F East of the Dalton Highway and South of the Yukon River on Aug. 1, 2020, to provide opportunities for federal subsistence.  

The hunt, which is limited to federally qualified rural residents, includes federal public lands accessible from the Steese and Taylor highways.  

Federally qualified subsistence hunters participating in the hunt must obtain an RC860 joint State/Federal registration permit issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). The bag limit for the federal subsistence hunt is one caribou. The hunt opens at 12:00 a.m. Aug. 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020.  Hunters should review the RC860 permit conditions. 

Registration permits for RC860 are available online at and at ADF&G offices in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Tok, Anchorage, Douglas, and Palmer, as well as from vendors in Eagle, Central and Tok. 

Information and updates on the RC860 caribou hunt are available on the Fortymile Hotline at (907) 267-2310. The State of Alaska portion of RC860 allows hunting outside of federal public lands and by non-qualified rural residents beginning Aug. 10.   

For additional information, contact Eastern Interior Assistant Field Manager John Haddix at (907) 474-2350 or  

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Craig McCaa
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