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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
08/21/2015   View Upcoming Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Feature Federal Stamp Changes, New Regulations
04/07/2015   View Proposal Deadline Fast Approaching for Alaska Board of Game 2016 Statewide Regulations Meeting
03/19/2015   View Cooperative Effort Places Harvest Restrictions on Northern Alaska Caribou Herds
02/05/2015   View Public Invited to Participate in Dall Sheep Hunting Work Session on February 13, after Wasilla Board of Game Meeting

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/31/2015   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/21/2015   View 2015 Unit 2 Wolf Harvest Quota Announced
08/06/2015 01-03-15 View Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
07/29/2015 01-02-15 View Unit 4 South Katlian and Blue/Medvejie Lakes Drainages Closed to Goat Hunting
11/18/2014   View Unit 2 Wolf Harvest Quota Announced
10/22/2014   View Mountain Goat Presentation - Research in the Haines/Skagway Area
10/21/2014   View Sharing Juneau's Trails

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/31/2015   View Reminder: Registration Permit Required for Black Bear Hunting in Prince William Sound Subunit 6D
08/06/2015 02-03-15 View Game Management Unit 14C Registration Goat Hunting Permits Available August 12
06/23/2015 02-02-15 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2016
10/28/2014   View Registration Permits Available for Kenai Peninsula Winter Mountain Goat Hunts
09/09/2014   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt Scheduled to Open October 1

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/26/2015 03-04-15   Close Unit 19A to Bison Hunting
07/01/2015   View Tularemia Infection Suspected
06/25/2015   View 130th Wood Bison Released in Alaska
06/03/2015 03-03-15   Ptarmigan Tracking 12_20_25C_RY15
05/12/2015   View Wood Bison Transition to Wild Population
03/19/2015   View Undersubscribed Permits Available for Interior Alaska Moose Hunts
03/17/2015   View Wood Bison Restoration Reaches Final Stage
01/16/2015   View Wood Bison Plan Available for Review
09/29/2014   View Targeted Hunt Units 20A and 20B

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/21/2015   View Habitat Concerns Prompt Restrictions on Cottonwood Creek ATV Trail
07/07/2015 04-02-15   Lynx Hunting and Trapping Seasons in Units 14A&B and 16
12/09/2014   View Unit 13 Winter Bull Moose Hunts Are Closed for the Season
10/13/2014   View Winter Nelchina Caribou Hunts Open October 21, 2014
10/01/2014   View Department Now Accepting Applications Online for Mat-Su Targeted Moose Hunt
09/18/2014   View GMU 14A Registration Goat Hunts Cancelled for 2014

Region 5

No emergency orders that are currently in effect have been posted for Region 5.

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

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