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


Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
04/19/2019   View Deadline approaches for BOG proposals
10/12/2018   View 2018 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest Quota Announced

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/10/2018   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting
08/30/2018   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/09/2019 02-01-19 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2019-2020 Season
06/10/2019   View Rabbit Slough Access Improvements Require Intermittent Road Closures
05/29/2019   View Permits available June 12 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364 and July 10 for RG365
10/23/2018   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1
10/23/2018   View Four Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; Three Others Will Remain Closed
08/20/2018   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/12/2019 03-02-19   PtarmiganTracking 12_20_25C_ RY19
06/05/2019   View NR Tularemia June 2019
03/01/2019   View Region III Undersubscribed Permits 2019

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/28/2018   View Permits Available October 2 for Unit 14A Goat Hunts RG890 and RG891

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
04/03/2019   View Hunters Asked to Avoid Taking Collared Moose Along the Yukon River in Unit 18

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

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