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Hunting & Trapping
Announcements and Emergency Orders

Emergency orders (issued under authority of AS 16.05.060) are used to open and close hunting or trapping seasons or areas. Emergency orders have the same force and effect as regulations of the Board of Game and statutes enacted by the Legislature, and they carry the same penalties for violation. The emergency orders listed below amend or supplement the hunting and/or trapping seasons and bag limits as described in Alaska Hunting and Trapping Regulations.

Current Announcements and Emergency Orders


Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
03/17/2016   View Federal Amendments Don’t Change Requirements for Alaska Waterfowl Stamps, Hunting Licenses
10/20/2015   View Board of Game Seeks Public Members to Serve on Sheep Management Working Group
08/21/2015   View Upcoming Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Feature Federal Stamp Changes, New Regulations

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/26/2016 01-01-16 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/11/2016   View Mountain Goat Quiz Required For All Unit 1D Goat Hunters
08/31/2015   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/21/2015   View 2015 Unit 2 Wolf Harvest Quota Announced

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
06/07/2016 02-02-16 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2017
04/06/2016   View Prince William Sound Black Bear Hunters Reminded to Register, Report and Refrain from Taking Sows
10/26/2015   View Registration Hunts for Kenai Peninsula Mountain Goats Open Nov. 1
10/22/2015   View Late-season Registration Mountain Goat Hunt RG862 Opens November 1
09/21/2015   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 Will Not Open
08/31/2015   View Reminder: Registration Permit Required for Black Bear Hunting in Prince William Sound Subunit 6D

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/19/2016   View Macomb Caribou Hunt Quota
06/07/2016 03-03-16   Ptarmigan Tracking 12_20_25C_RY16
05/26/2016   View Tularemia

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/05/2016 04-04-16   Emergency Order Reduces Lynx Trapping, Hunting Seasons in GMUs 14A, 14B, 16
03/17/2016   View Nushagak Peninsula State Registration Caribou Hunt Expands to Include Federal Hunt Area
09/22/2015   View Unit 14A Registration Goat Hunts Cancelled
08/21/2015   View Habitat Concerns Prompt Restrictions on Cottonwood Creek ATV Trail

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
06/06/2016   View GMU 22 Caribou Hunting Regulations to Change for Alaska Residents Effective July 1
01/18/2016   View Nelson Island Muskox Permits (RX070 and RX071) Available Online Wednesday, January 20th at 9 am

Visit the archives page to see Emergency Orders from the previous regulatory year.

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