About 200 miles west of Anchorage, near Farewell, lie CIRI’s two townships of mountainous property. As in previous years, recreational use permits will be issued for access to portions of the Farewell area for Dall sheep hunting in 2017.
Access permits to CIRI lands near Farewell are awarded through a random drawing. The general public may apply for access; however, CIRI shareholders and their immediate family members, confirmed descendants and CIRI employees are drawn in a separate priority lottery, ensuring first choice of hunting periods. There is no charge to apply, and permits are issued free of charge.
CIRI is pleased to make access permits available by lottery for the Unit 19 Youth Hunt, Aug. 1-5, 2017. Access permits during the youth hunt will be available through the same lottery system as the general hunt, but they are limited to CIRI shareholders, confirmed descendants and children of CIRI employees.
Due to lower numbers of rams observed on the property in recent years, CIRI is making minor changes to the 2017 Farewell hunter access program. As in past years, hunters will access the area via Veleska Lake to the north and Smith Lake to the south. Access permits will be issued for up to 10 days, nine nights. Each hunting party (up to four individuals) will be limited to taking two legal rams. In previous years, each hunter in a party was permitted to take a sheep.
For additional details and to complete the online permit application, visit www.ciri.com/our-lands/permitting.