Alaska Outdoor Council
Protecting Your Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Access Rights.
Dedicated to the preservation of outdoor pursuits in Alaska – hunting, fishing, trapping, and public access – and conservation of the habitats upon which they depend.
To unite the voices of our membership and member clubs to effectively represent their outdoor interests in all facets of public policy.
Support Fairbanks Fur Tannery – AL Barrette
On December 16, 2023, Fairbank Fur Tannery suffered a catastrophic fire and burned to the ground. The Fairbanks Fur Tannery was an important part of the Outdoor Community and Owner- AL Barrette has been serving Alaskans in many facets for years. He honorably served in the US Army before he began his tannery career in the early 1990s.
Al actively participates in the fish and game regulatory process. He has done so since 1995. He was elected to the Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee (AC) in 2005 and has served as chairman of the game and trapping subcommittees. Al represented the AC at number Board of Game meetings and also represented the AC as a member of several working groups including the Fortymile Harvest Management Coalition, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group, the Wood Bison Restoration Advisory Group, and the Dall sheep working group. Al was also a longtime support and Board member for Alaska Outdoor Council. We are asking for you to join us in supporting the Barrete Family during this difficult time.
Alaska Outdoor Council Welcomes new President, Rob Mathews!
I’m originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and moved to Alaska to 2010 after completing a 22-year career in the Army. I currently live in Delta Junction, Alaska, and have been on the Alaska Outdoor Council (AOC) board for 9 years. I have been very active in junior shooting programs for both NRA and USA Shooting, along with formally assisting with the Delta High School Rifle Team. Even though I retired from the Army, I found myself not running very far, as I still work for the Army at Fort Greely. I grew up in Michigan both hunting and fishing and still look forward to and enjoy catching that first fish every year. I’m truly blessed and still in a little bit of awe that the AOC board has the confidence to appoint me as the new president. Bill Iverson will be truly missed!! I find myself asking how do I fill his shoes and replace 14 years of knowledge that Bill has. (Thank God for speed dial) I would also like to thank and welcome back to the AOC Board Jennifer Yuhas. Jennifer, I look forward to working with you and the whole board to move Alaska’s hunting, fishing and access rights forward. Caleb, Rod, Kendra please keep me straight as we move this organization forward and fight for User and State Rights!!!
Caribou Hunt Raffle- Ed Kunkel
Fishing Trip Raffle- Jeff Johnson
Can-Am ATV- Willie Charlie
Christensen Rifle – Adam Smith
Snowmachine- Benjamin Cox
Desert Sheep Raffle- Tony Vindell
Ducks and Bucks- Karl Pyle
2023 Raffle WinnersFrom 01/01/2023- December 31st
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