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
12/12/2017 01-20-17 View Unit 2 Wolf Hunting and Trapping Season Closure 2017
11/20/2017 01-19-17 View Unit 4 - Cold Storage Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
11/07/2017 01-18-17 View Closure to mountain goat hunting along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) in Unit 1D
10/19/2017 01-17-17 View Partial closure to moutain goat hunting between Dayebas Creek and Kasidaya Creek (RG024)
10/16/2017 01-16-17 View Unit 4 - Rodman Creek Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
10/13/2017 01-15-17 View Unit 1C- Sawmill Creek to Gilkey River Closed to Mt. Goat Hunting
10/11/2017 01-14-17 View Unit 5A- West Side of Dangerous River Closed to Moose Hunting
10/11/2017 01-13-17 View Unit 1C- Blackerby Ridge Portion of Archery Area (RG014) Closed to Mountain Goat Hunt
10/09/2017 01-12-17 View Unit 4 - Upper Blue Lake Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
10/05/2017 01-11-17 View Unit 4 - Whale Bay Zone Opened to Mt. Goat Hunting
10/03/2017 01-10-17 View Four Winds Area Closed To Goat Hunting
10/02/2017 01-09-17 View Unit 1D- Tier II Moose Hunt Closure near Haines (TM059)
09/27/2017 01-08-17 View Area between the East Fork of the Skagway River and the Canadian Border closed to goat hunting
09/22/2017 01-07-17 View Unit 1C- Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
09/13/2017 01-06-17 View Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting in the Skagway Pie Archery Only Area (RG024)
09/08/2017   View Unit 1C Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/28/2017   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting
08/25/2017 01-05-17 View Mt. Kluchman Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/15/2017 01-04-17 View Closure To Mountain Goat Hunting Between Kicking Horse River and Sullivan River
08/14/2017 01-03-17 View Unit 4 - Lake Diana Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
07/31/2017 01-02-17 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/21/2017 01-01-17 View Unit 4 - Baranof Island Mt. Goat Hunting - New Management Strategy Implemented

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/01/2017 02-12-17 View Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt Closes by Emergency Order
10/27/2017 02-11-17 View A Portion of Afognak Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Closes by Emergency Order
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
10/19/2017 02-10-17 View Goat Hunt RG249 Closes North of Valdez Arm
10/19/2017 02-09-17 View Goat Hunt Closes West of Scott Glacier
10/11/2017 02-08-17 View Moose Hunt RM445 Closes in Unit 14C
10/09/2017 02-07-17 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
10/06/2017 02-05-17 View Goat Hunt RG248 North of the Port of Valdez Closes
10/05/2017 02-06-17 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
10/02/2017 02-04-17 View Bering River Registration Moose Hunt Closes
09/28/2017 02-03-17 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
09/15/2017 02-02-17 View Unit 6B Martin River Moose Hunt RM164 Closes
08/24/2017   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
07/11/2017   View Permits for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts RG364, RG365 Available July 13
06/06/2017 02-01-17 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2017-2018 Season

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
03/02/2018   View Region III Undersubscribed Permits 2018
01/02/2018   View Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers
12/06/2017 03-09-17 View Antleress Moose Hunt Closes in Minto Flats
11/24/2017 03-08-17 View Reopen Zone 1 Fortymile Caribou Hunt RC867
11/14/2017 03-07-17 View Fortymile Caribou Season to Open Early Steese Highway Hunt to Last 4 Days
11/09/2017 03-06-17 View Open Zone 3 RC857 Fortymile Caribou
10/31/2017 03-05-17   EO 03-05-17 Fairbanks Target Hunt AM751
10/03/2017 03-04-17 View Minto Flats Closure RM785
08/25/2017 03-03-17 View RC860 Fortymile Caribou Zone 1 closure
08/24/2017 03-02-17 View Macomb Caribou RC835 closure
08/02/2017   View News Release-RC860 Fortymile Caribou No-Hunt Corridor
07/06/2017 03-01-17   Ptarmigan Seasons in GMUs 12, 20 and 25C

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
01/17/2018 04-01-18 View Winter Moose Hunts extended in Game Management Unit 17A
12/20/2017 04-12-17 View Winter Moose Hunt Opens in Game Management Unit 17A
12/15/2017   View Community Subsistence Harvest (CSH) Hunts Application Period Extended
12/08/2017 04-11-17 View Unit 17C portion of the Winter Moose Hunt (RM585) Closes
09/15/2017 04-10-17 View Unit 13A-East Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
09/15/2017 04-09-17 View Tier II Caribou Hunt TC505 Extended in Game Management Units 9C and 9E
09/15/2017 04-08-17 View Nelchina Caribou Hunting Season in GMU13 Extended
09/12/2017 04-07-17 View Unit 13D Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
09/08/2017 04-06-17 View Unit 13B Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/25/2017 04-05-17 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
07/28/2017 04-04-17 View Registration Caribou Hunt RC501 to Open in Portions of Units 17A and 17C
07/06/2017 04-03-17   Emergency Order Reduces Lynx Trapping, Hunting Seasons in GMUs 14A, 14B, & 16

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
03/02/2018 05-03-18 View State Opens Resident Winter Moose Hunt RM621 GMU18 Goodnews River Drainage
01/08/2018 05-02-18 View State Extends Resident Winter Bull Moose Hunt RM844 in Unit 22A Central
01/05/2018 05-01-18 View State Closes Resident Winter Antlered Bull Moose Hunt RM843 in 22B West of the Darby Mountains
09/13/2017 05-07-17 View State Closes Nonresident Moose Hunt RM855 in 22E
09/07/2017 05-06-17 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22B West of the Darby Mountains
09/05/2017 05-05-17 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt in 22D Southwest and Kuzitrin Drainage
09/05/2017 05-04-17 View RM615 Zone 1 State/Federal moose hunt closing September 6, 2017
09/02/2017 05-03-17 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22C
08/11/2017   View Nunivak Cow Muskox permits available August 28, 2017

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

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