Food stamps can be used for subsistence supplies
In certain remote areas of Alaska, subsistence hunting and fishing items may be purchased with food stamp benefits. Eligible households are given a specially marked identification card.
Even though some subsistence hunting and fishing items may be expensive, they cannot be purchased on credit and paid for later with food stamp benefits. Nor can they be paid for before the item is delivered.
Items that can be purchased with food stamps include hunting and fishing equipment such as nets, hooks, fishing line, rods, harpoons, knives and other necessary equipment.
Items that cannot be purchased with food stamps include equipment used for transportation (including gasoline and motor oil), clothing or shelter, firearms, ammunition and explosives.