TKC shareholders depend on the land, and we are responsible for caring for the land and the waters that sustain us. It is a delicate balance; therefore, TKC has a commitment to protecting our land for future generations. This means respecting the animals on which we depend for subsistence hunting, as well as staying informed on rules and regulations put in place to benefit our shareholders and the land’s resources.
Hunting for Non-Shareholders
TKC’s hunting permit for non-shareholders is no longer available. In order to restrict access and increase the hunting opportunity for shareholders on their own lands, TKC does not allow access to non-shareholders during hunting season.
TKC does not own the river way, the State of Alaska owns areas below the “mean high water mark”. However, TKC does own the land above the high water mark, basically where the vegetation begins.
A recreational use permit is available for non-shareholders for overnight camping and sport fishing during non-hunting season months.
Frequently asked questions about hunting on TKC land:
Do non-shareholders have access to TKC land for moose hunting?
No, non-shareholders may not access TKC land for moose hunting. The TKC Board of Directors implemented this policy in 2002. The ONLY exception to this policy is non-shareholders who are legally married to a TKC shareholder may have access to TKC land for moose hunting.
Can a friend or significant other who is a non-shareholder access TKC land for moose hunting if they live with a TKC shareholder?
No, a non-shareholder must be legally married to a TKC shareholder to access TKC land for moose hunting.
What is the TKC Land Patrol Program?
TKC has trained staff patrolling its privately owned lands to inform hunters of policies and the permit program. During moose hunting season, TKC land patrollers are on the river informing hunters of TKC land policies and boundaries. The patrollers work closely with Fish and Wildlife troopers who enforce the game regulations. The main responsibilities of TKC land patrollers are to provide information, document trespass when necessary, and educate travelers about TKC land policies.
Why does TKC not allow access to non-shareholders for moose hunting?
The decisions and policies TKC makes regarding lands are based on the keeping TKC’s largest resource sustainable. TKC wants to ensure the same lands and resources available today, are available for the next generation. The goal of the land policies is to protect TKC land and resources.
Can I get a fishing or hunting permit from TKC?
No, TKC does not issue fishing or hunting permits. TKC manages the access to the land, not the game or game regulations. It is the responsibility of the fisherman or hunter to obtain the proper permits and licenses from the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Can I travel up-and-down the river without a TKC permit?
Yes, traveling up-and-down the river does not require a TKC permit unless you leave the river and access TKC land. The river up to the “high water mark” is owned by the State of Alaska and is open to the public. Land past the “high water mark” (above the river gravel where vegetation starts) is the beginning of the TKC property boundary and permits may be required.