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The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference "My job is to educate my client on how the state and federal law works and build a successful defense." - Steve Wells, Founding Attorney

Fish & Game Laws in Alaska

Don't Let a Hunting or Fishing Violation Ruin Your Future

Alaska is a state ripe with opportunities for hunting and fishing. There are, however, many laws and ordinances regarding conduct and procedure when fishing or hunting in this state. A violation of these laws can result in significant criminal charges and penalties for conviction. You did not attack another person. You did not steal from anyone. You were not selling drugs. All the same, you can still end up with a criminal record that could cause serious problems with your career for years into the future. Furthermore, you could face significant fines and forfeiture of your hunting or fishing license.

Anchorage Criminal Defense Attorney for Fishing and Hunting Violations

You need the assistance of a skilled representative who can fight for your rights in court. Come to the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells to work with an Anchorage criminal lawyer who has experience with cases of this type and who is ready to fight for you. The firm can assist you with any of a variety of different fish and game violations.

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the most common types of fish and game violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Illegal shooting of sheep or a moose
  • Killing a grizzly bear that is too young
  • Nonresident hunting without a guide
  • Failure to salvage all edible meat from game or fish
  • Failure to return completed harvest or permit report
  • Failure to report a kill made in defense of property or life
  • Shooting waterfowl before or after legal shooting hours
  • Shooting from, on or across a highway
  • Failure to identify game
  • Party hunting, which consists of filling another person's bag limit or sharing permits and tags

If you have been charged with a fish or game offense of any type, you need the assistance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can clear your name of the allegations and help you avoid the serious consequence you face.

How the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells Can Help You

Attorney Steve Wells is an Anchorage criminal defense lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in defending the rights of the accused. When you choose his services, you will receive representation based on effective and proven strategies for defense. It is imperative that you pursue the results that you need from the beginning of your case. Don't try to handle the matter on your own by speaking directly with law enforcement; you could easily say or do things that would incriminate you further, and you may not know about the options available to you for fighting the charges. The sooner you retain Mr. Wells' services, the more time he will have to build a strong defense of your case.

Most of the clients who come to Mr. Wells for help are upstanding citizens, people who have no prior criminal record and who have simply run afoul of the complex and often obscure state laws and regulations governing fishing and hunting in Alaska. Let him review your situation, explain your rights and begin working on a strategy for defending your rights. With success, you can avoid fines and possible jail time, as well as escaping the sanctions that might otherwise bar you from enjoying the majestic Alaska wilderness to its fullest as an outdoorsman.

Contact the firm now for a free case evaluation. This gives you the opportunity to tell your side of the story to someone who has helped people in your situation before.

The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference

Here are a few achievements that set Attorney Steve Wells apart:
  • Founding President of the AACDL

    (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL

    (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • CLE Presenter Nationwide

    (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “A friend recommended I hire Steve Wells.”


  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”