We have been contacted more than once this winter by ADF&G and state troopers about people that purchased Resident Fishing licenses in our store, that are suspected of not being residents of Alaska.
Over the years, we have had an occasional call from ADF&G about sending in our copy of the Fishing permit, but this year its way more than usual.
With the technology availble and the states communicating to one anouther about such things as resident status, it just is not worth it to attempt to purchase a Alaska Resident fishing or hunting permit if you really don't meet the qualifications..
Its not the job of the vendor to be the police and do checks on whether the person is a resident or not, and no Drivers license etc. is required to purchase a license.. ( its not against the law to Not have a drivers license). so that is not enforceable to expect someone to produce proof of residency.. A few years ago the state tried to enforce that you had to either have a state ID or a drivers license number on the license or you would not get a license, but that was confronted with the legality of doing that, as I stated,, its not against the law to not have an ID or a drivers license.. in fact its against the law to force someone to have an ID..
Its done by your word only.. you can put down any address you want, you can put down any name you want, you can put down what ever you want on that license,, its your butt on the line if it is not the truth,, becaue at the bottom of the license,you sign your name, and pledge that the information is correct..