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.

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Current Announcements and Emergency Orders

Statewide

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/18/2022   View Black bear cub in Alaska diagnosed with Avian Influenza
08/03/2022   View Dall Sheep Hunting Requires Extra Care
06/30/2022   View Bat Found Positive for Rabies
05/26/2022   View Avian influenza detected in a red fox in Alaska
05/06/2022   View Spring surveys provide insight on deer winter mortalities
04/15/2022   View Wood bison calves from Canada arrive safely in Fairbanks
04/07/2022   View Federally Managed Public Lands Closed to Non-Federally Qualified Caribou & Moose Hunters in Portions of Units 23 and 26A
03/14/2022   View Spring Bear Bait Registration
03/11/2022   View New Opportunity to View Bears at McNeil River
01/05/2022   View Challenging Snow Conditions Stress Moose and People
12/17/2021   View 2022 Hunter Access Grant Program Application Period Now Open

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/23/2022 01-20-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Whale Bay and Necker Bay Zones
11/04/2022 01-19-22 View 2022 GMU 2 Wolf Season Announced
10/28/2022   View Public Meeting and Hearing Announced Regarding 2022 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest
10/24/2022 01-18-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Indian River Zone
10/21/2022 01-17-22 View Partial closure of Takshanuk Mountains to Goat Hunting (RG023)
10/19/2022 01-16-22 View Closure to mountain goat hunting along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) in Unit 1D
10/17/2022 01-15-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Clarence Kramer Zone
10/12/2022 01-14-22 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A West of the Dangerous River
10/11/2022 01-13-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Upper Blue Lake Zone
10/08/2022 01-12-22 View Unit 1C RM049 Gustavus Moose Hunt Closed
09/30/2022 01-11-22 View Winstanley Lake Trend Count Area Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1A
09/22/2022 01-10-22 View Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
09/20/2022 01-09-22 View GMU 1D Haines and Skagway Brown Bear Season Closed for 2022
09/06/2022   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting
08/29/2022   View Waterfowl Season Opens September 16th in Southeast Alaska
08/24/2022 01-08-22 View Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/23/2022 01-07-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Rosenberg Lake Zone
08/23/2022 01-06-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Bear Mountain Zone
08/18/2022 01-05-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Lisa Creek Zone
07/28/2022 01-04-22 View Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting Between the Kicking Horse River and Davidson Glacier (RG026)
07/28/2022 01-03-22 View Takinsha Range Closed To Mountain Goat Hunting Between Canadian Border and Garrison Glacier (RG026)
07/20/2022 01-02-22 View Baranof Island (Unit 4) Mountain Goat Hunting
07/12/2022 01-01-22 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
01/26/2022   View Regulatory year 2021 Game Management Unit 2 wolf harvest
01/12/2022   View 2022 Brown Bear Management Plan For Game Management Unit 1D
12/08/2021   View Southeast Alaska waterfowl season to close Dec. 16 in Units 1-4

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/08/2022 02-12-22 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Close Early
10/20/2022 02-11-22 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Not Open
10/20/2022   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat hunts Open November 1
10/14/2022 02-09-22   TM549 Season Extension
10/13/2022 02-10-22 View Port Valdez/Lowe River Goat Hunt Closes
10/05/2022 02-08-22 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
10/05/2022   View Ship Creek Moose Permit (RM435) to be Issued Online Again in 2022
10/03/2022 02-07-22 View Southwestern Prince William Sound Goat Hunt Closes
09/29/2022 02-06-22 View Goat Hunt RG249 Closes North of Valdez Arm
09/29/2022 02-05-22 View Kenai Peninsula Brown Bear Season Closes for Remainder of 2022
09/26/2022 02-04-22 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
09/16/2022 02-03-22 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
09/14/2022 02-02-22 View Eklutna Lake Management Area Moose Hunt RM445 Closes in Unit 14C
09/01/2022   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
08/23/2022   View New Reporting Requirements for Goat Hunters in Unit 6D
08/04/2022   View Eagle River Management Area Permit and Closure Areas
08/03/2022 02-01-22   Lynx Seasons Announced for Units 7 and 15 (Kenai Peninsula) and 14C (Anchorage)
07/18/2022   View Illegally Dumped Fish Waste Invites Bears, Fines
07/11/2022   View Permits Available July 13 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG365
07/06/2022   View Fish & Game Kills Four Black Bears in Centennial Campground
05/24/2022   View Permits Available June 8 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364
05/12/2022   View Fish & Game Investigates Bear Attack on JBER
12/27/2021   View State deer season ends in Prince William Sound and beyond

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/29/2022 03-07-22 View EO 03-07-22 RC867 Fortymile Zones 1 and 4 Closure
10/21/2022   View AA RC867 2022 Fortymile Caribou Winter Hunt Quota
10/11/2022   View ADF&G and AIM-COMM to Host Open House at Fish and Game Indoor Shooting Range in Fairbanks
09/12/2022 03-06-22   RC860 Fortymile Caribou Zones 1 and 4 to Reopen
08/26/2022 03-05-22 View RC860 Fortymile Caribou Zones 1 and 4 closed September 1-15
08/25/2022   View No-Hunt Taylor Highway Corridor
08/08/2022 03-04-22   Ptarmigan Season
08/05/2022   View Low Ruffed Grouse numbers near Delta Junction and Tok
08/01/2022   View RC860 2022 Fortymile Caribou Hunt Quota
08/01/2022   View 24A and 26B Sheep Hunting Closure
07/12/2022 03-03-22 View RC860 Fall Fortymile Caribou Bag Limit Changed to 1 Bull for Residents
06/30/2022   View Tanana Valley State Forest Temporarily Closed to Motorized Access
03/15/2022   View ADF&G and DNR Forestry Team Up for Delta Bison
03/04/2022   View Interior and Eastern Arctic Undersubscribed Permits
02/18/2022   View 20A Antlerless Moose Drawing Applicants Refunded
02/18/2022   View 20D Antlerless Moose Drawing Applicants Refunded
01/05/2022   View Press Release - Challenging Snow Conditions Stress Moose and People

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/18/2022 04-10-22 View Registration Moose Hunt RM585 in Units 17B will Open, 17C will Remain Closed
10/26/2022 04-09-22 View Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 14A closed by emergency order
10/13/2022 04-08-22 View Winter Seasons Closed for Nelchina Caribou Hunts RC561, RC562, CC001, & DC485
10/03/2022   View Advisory Announcement: Permits Available October 4 for Unit 14A Registration Goat Hunts RG890 & RG891
09/14/2022 04-07-22 View Unit 13C Community Subsistence Harvest Moose Hunt Bag Limit Change
09/12/2022 04-06-22 View RC562 Nelchina Caribou Hunt Closes by Emergency Order
09/09/2022 04-05-22 View Unit 13A Community Subsistence Harvest Moose Hunt Bag Limit Change
08/29/2022 04-04-22 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Change
08/16/2022 04-03-22 View RC561 Nelchina Caribou Hunt Closes by Emergency Order
07/14/2022 04-02-22 View 2022 Nelchina Caribou Hunt Quotas and Bag Limits
07/06/2022   View Matanuska Valley Moose Range Trail Reroute and Habitat Remediation

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
10/10/2022   View Hunters Asked to Avoid Taking Collared Moose Along the Yukon River in Unit 18
10/03/2022 05-07-22   State Extends Resident RM620 Goodnews River Area Moose Hunt
10/03/2022 05-06-22 View State Extends RM841 Moose Hunting Season in 22A Central
09/29/2022 05-05-22   State Opens Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(B) West of the Darby Mountains
09/07/2022 05-04-22 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(B) West of the Darby Mountains
09/03/2022 05-03-22 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(D) Kuzitrin and Southwest
09/02/2022 05-02-22 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(C)
06/01/2022   View Permits Available July 7 for Unit 22E Non-Resident Registration Moose Hunt RM855
04/05/2022   View Hunters Asked to Avoid Taking Collared Moose Along the Yukon River in Unit 18
03/04/2022   View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts

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


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