map of Alaska divided into regions Region 1 Southeastern Alaska region 2 region 3 Region 4 Region 5

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

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/17/2018 01-07-18 View Unit 4 - Red Bluff Bay Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
09/17/2018 01-06-18 View Unit 4 - Upper Benzeman Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
09/15/2018 01-05-18 View Tukgahgo Mountain Youth Hunt Area Closed To Mountain Goat Hunting
09/10/2018 01-04-18 View Four Winds Area Closed To Goat Hunting
09/10/2018   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting
08/30/2018   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting
08/06/2018 01-03-18 View Unit 4 - Bear Mountain Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
07/27/2018 01-02-18 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/20/2018 01-01-18 View Baranof Island Mt. Goat Hunting

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/14/2018 02-03-18 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes Sunday
09/04/2018 02-02-18 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
08/20/2018   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
07/05/2018 02-01-18 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2018-2019 Season
06/29/2018   View Permits Available July 11 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts RG364 and RG365
10/24/2017   View Five Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; Two Others Will Remain Closed
10/23/2017   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/28/2018 03-06-18 View Fortmile Caribou RC860 Zone 4 Closure
08/13/2018 03-05-18 View Zone 1 Closure RC860 Fortymile Caribou
06/21/2018 03-04-18   EO 03-04-18 Ptarmigan Tracking GMUs 12, 20, 25C
05/14/2018 03-03-18 View Unit 20B Moose Season Shortened
03/02/2018   View Region III Undersubscribed Permits 2018
01/02/2018   View Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/17/2018 04-06-18 View Unit 13B Community Hunt (CM300) Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/24/2018 04-05-18 View Nelchina Caribou Draw Hunt DC485 to Close Sunday by Emergency Order
08/16/2018 04-04-18 View Tier I Nelchina Caribou Hunt RC561 to Close by Emergency Order
08/03/2018 04-02-18 View Nelchina Caribou Hunts Include Changes to Bag Limit, Quota, Reporting Requirements
07/31/2018 04-03-18   Registration Caribou Hunt RC501 to Open in Portions of Units 17A and 17C
12/15/2017   View Community Subsistence Harvest (CSH) Hunts Application Period Extended

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/20/2018 05-08-18 View State Extends The Unit 26(A) Remainder Resident Moose Season
09/06/2018 05-07-18 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22B West
09/05/2018 05-06-18 View State/Federal closure of Zone 1 of the RM615 registration Moose hunt.
09/04/2018 05-05-18 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22D Kuzitrin and 22D Southwest
09/02/2018 05-04-18 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22C

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


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