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Group of Musk Ox in the winter in western Alaska

Game Management Unit 22D Southwest

The BLM Anchorage Field Office administers a bull muskox harvest opportunity within Game Management Unit (GMU) 22D Southwest, available to all federally qualified subsistence users who are residents of Units 22B, 22C, 22D (excluding St. Lawrence Island), and 22E.  This hunt is on all federal public lands in Unit 22D west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek.   

Permit Information

Permits are issued by drawing.  Sign-up for the drawing is open until July 17.

Eligible applicants can enter the drawing at the Nome Field Station, 113 West Front St., Room #104, or by email, 

Drawing permit applicants must provide the following:

  • Proof of residency in Units 22B, 22C, 22D (excluding St. Lawrence Island), or 22E
  • Current State of Alaska Resident Hunting License

Permitted GMU 22D Southwest Federal Subsistence Harvest Season: 

Muskox:      September 1 – March 15

View the Unit 22 map and hunting regulations in the Federal Subsistence Regulations Book.



Federal Subsistence Coordinator
Phone: 907-267-1246




Mandatory Reports are due:

  • within 5 days of harvest
  • within 15 days after close of season

Hunt reports are necessary for sound management and conservation of the resource, therefore permittees are required to return hunt reports, whether successful or not.  If you fail to comply with this reporting requirement, you will be ineligible to receive a subsistence permit for that activity during the following calendar year.