Welcome to the Alaska Board of Game
Latest News & Information
- Notice of Proposed Changes in the Regulations of the Board of Game - Southeast Region Meeting & Southcentral Region Meeting (PDF 137 kB)
- Alaska Joint Board of Fisheries and Game Conducts ADF&G Commissioner Recruitment Through December 14, 2018 (PDF 103 kB)
- Notice of Public Meeting of the Alaska Board of Game - Work Session, January 10, 2019 (PDF 114 kB)
- Alaska Board of Game 2018/2019 Proposed Changes to Regulations
- Agenda Change Request - Mule deer, moose winter tick, and other parasites and pathogens (PDF 25 kB)
- Summary of Changes Adopted by the Board of Game for Regulatory Year 2018/2019 (PDF 75 kB)
- Alaska Board of Game 2018/2019 Meeting Schedule (PDF 464 kB)
2018/2019 Proposal Book
The 2018/2019 Board of Game Proposal Book is now available. The board will consider these proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Southeast and Southcentral Regions during the 2018/2019 meeting cycle.
Proposed changes primarily impact regulations for Southeast, Anchorage, Kodiak, and the Kenai Peninsula. Proposals that affect other regions include annual reauthorizations for antlerless moose seasons and brown bear tag fee exemptions.
Learn more about the proposal process.
Upcoming 2018/2019 Meetings
- Work Session: January 10, 2019, Petersburg
- Southeast Region Meeting: January 11-15, 2019, Petersburg
- Southcentral Region Meeting: March 15-19, 2019, Anchorage
- Download the 2018/2019 Meeting Schedule (PDF 464 kB)
- See past meeting information
Submit a Comment
The board invites public comment to help inform their decision-making process. To help the board better understand your viewpoint, comments should include your name, place of residence, proposal numbers, and clear indication of support or opposition to each proposal. Please read our commenting guidelines and submit comments by the specified deadlines for each meeting.
Boards & Advisory Committee Calendar
About the Board
The Board of Game consists of seven members serving three-year terms. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature. Members are appointed on the basis of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action of the board, with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in the membership (see Alaska Statute 16.05.221).
The Board of Game's main role is to conserve and develop Alaska's wildlife resources. This includes establishing open and closed seasons, areas for taking game, setting bag limits, and regulating methods and means. The board is also involved with setting policy and direction for the management of the state's wildlife resources. The board is charged with making allocative decisions, and the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for management based on those decisions.
The board meeting cycle generally occurs from October through March. The board considers changes to regulations on a region-based schedule, wherein each region is discussed on a three-year cycle (see "Three-Year Meeting Cycle" below).
Board of Game meetings vary in duration from 5 to 11 days and occur in communities around the state. The board may also meet due to a court action, legislation or an emergency situation. The board uses biological and socioeconomic information provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, public comment received from people inside and outside of the state, and guidance from the Alaska Department of Public Safety and Alaska Department of Law when creating regulations that are sound and enforceable.
The Board of Game's authority to adopt regulations as described in AS 16.05.255. Those regulations can be found under 5 AAC Chapters 84, 85, 92, and 99.
Learn more about the Board of Game proposal process.
Three-Year Meeting Cycle
Proposed regulations for the five regions of Alaska are considered every three years, along with all statewide regulations. See the Long-Term Meeting Cycle Schedule (PDF 77 kB) for more information.
|Board of Game 3-Year Meeting Cycle|
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Contact the Boards Support main office at (907) 465-4110, or see detailed online contact information.