In Alaska, Judicial Districts are used as counties by the County Hunters Award.

The most common references to a station location are the callbooks. One can use this index to Convert Buckmaster™, RAC™ Callbook Listings, or QRZ™ internet - more detail - US county listing of an Alaska station 'county' or 'location' to one of the four Alaska Judicial Districts (not congressional districts) used by the County Hunters Award system.  There is also a map at the bottom of this page that graphically shows you the judicial districts boundaries.


Alaska First Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
Haines
Juneau
Ketchikan Gateway
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan
Sitka
Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon
Wrangell-Petersburg

Alaska Second Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
Nome
Northwest Arctic
North Slope
Wade Hampton
{This district includes man made oil drilling islands/pads in the Arctic Ocean}

Alaska Third Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
Aleutians East
Aleutians West
Anchorage
Bristol Bay
Dillingham
Kenai Peninsula
Kodiak Island
Lake and Peninsula
Matanuska-Susitna
Pribilof Islands
Valdez-Cordova

Alaska Fourth Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
Bethel
Denali
Fairbanks North Star
Southeast Fairbanks
Saint Matthew Island
Yukon-Koyukuk



THE FOUR JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF ALASKA USED BY COUNTIES HUNTERS AWARD.
Also graphically the boroughs often called counties by callbook references that comprise the judicial districts.

AK Boroughs

* A note from KL7J.
Judicial Districts are used by the County Hunters Award as equivalent of a county. There are no counties in Alaska because the conditions for statehood dictated by the USA under lobbying pressure from mining and salmon canning interests was no counties with their ability to tax them. The Alaskan response in order to gain statehood was not to create counties. Alaska later used boroughs for local designation which are noted in the colors on the map and if a borough organized as a local government they could have taxing ability. A confusing designation is regions. One can not use regions such as South Central, South Eastern, Far North, Inside Passage, Interior, etc., to define a judicial district as those regions can overlap judicial districts. More information is available in a video by PBS television on Alaskan Statehood. The County Hunters Award chose the 4 U.S. census districts to be utilized as counties in Alaska.

Alaska is a very big place, bigger than Texas and California combined, it's 1/5 the size of the USA.

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