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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
10/20/2015   View Board of Game Seeks Public Members to Serve on Sheep Management Working Group
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
12/16/2015 01-19-15 View Unit 4 - Partial Closure to Mt. Goat Hunting - Mt. Furuhelm - Mt. Ada Zone
12/15/2015 01-18-15 View Wolf Hunting and Trapping Seasons to Close in Unit 2
11/02/2015 01-17-15 View Unit 4 - Partial Closure to Mt. Goat Hunting - Nakwasina River Drainage
10/30/2015 01-16-15 View Closure to mountain goat hunting in the Skagway Pie Archery Only Area (RG024)
10/29/2015 01-15-15 View Partial Closure To Mountain Goat Hunting Between Dayebas Creek And Kasidaya Creek (RG024)
10/12/2015 01-14-15 View Moose Hunting Season Closure - Unit 5A West of the Dangerous River
10/09/2015 01-13-15 View Closure To Mountain Goat Hunting Along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) In Unit 1D
10/08/2015 01-12-15 View Mt. Kluchman Mountain Goat Hunt Closure
10/07/2015 01-11-15 View Area Between East Fork Of The Skagway River And Canadian Border Closed To Goat Hunting
10/06/2015 01-10-15 View Unit 1C Gustavus Moose Hunt Closed
10/06/2015 01-09-15 View Unit 4 - Partial Closure to Mt. Goat Hunting - N. Fork Katlian Area
10/05/2015 01-08-15 View Unit 1D Partial Closure to Mt. Goat Hunting on the Takshanuk Range
10/01/2015 01-07-15 View Unit 1C Partial Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting- Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek
09/28/2015 01-06-15 View Partial Closure to Unit 5 Registration Mountain Goat Hunt RG170
09/28/2015 01-05-15 View Closure Of Teir II Moose Hunt(TM059) In Game Management Unit 1D
09/23/2015 01-04-15 View Unit 1D Partial Closure To Mountain Goat Hunting Between East Fork of Skagway River and Kasidaya Creek
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

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
01/05/2016 02-01-16 View Goat Hunt RG232 Closes West of Scott Glacier
11/12/2015 02-13-15 View Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Closes for the Season
11/03/2015 02-12-15 View A Portion of Afognak Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Closes by Emergency Order
10/27/2015 02-11-15 View Ship Creek Moose Hunt Closes
10/27/2015 02-10-15 View Three Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Remain Closed; Five Other Opportunities Open Nov. 1
10/26/2015   View Registration Hunts for Kenai Peninsula Mountain Goats Open Nov. 1
10/22/2015   View Late-season Registration Mountain Goat Hunt RG862 Opens November 1
10/16/2015 02-09-15 View Port Valdez/Lowe River Goat Closes
10/09/2015 02-08-15 View Registration Goat Hunt RG230 near Cordova Closes
10/07/2015 02-07-15 View Sheridan Goat Hunt RG231 Closes
10/05/2015 02-06-15 View Goat Hunt Closes North of Valdez Arm
10/05/2015 02-05-15 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
09/21/2015   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 Will Not Open
09/09/2015 02-04-15 View Unit 6B Moose Hunt Closes
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

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
12/30/2015 03-01-16 View Part of Winter Fortymile Caribou Season to Close
11/24/2015 03-06-15 View Antlerless Moose Hunt Closes in Minto Flats
09/14/2015 03-05-15 View Close Zone 3 RC860 Fortymile Caribou
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

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
01/29/2016 04-01-16 View Winter Moose Season Extended in Unit 17A
12/23/2015 04-06-15 View Winter Moose Hunt Opens in Game Management Unit 17A
09/22/2015   View Unit 14A Registration Goat Hunts Cancelled
09/13/2015 04-05-15 View Unit 13B CSH Bag Limit Change
09/08/2015 04-04-15 View Unit 13D CSH Bag Limit Change
09/08/2015 04-03-15 View Unit 13E CSH Moose Bag Limit Changed
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

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
01/18/2016   View Nelson Island Muskox Permits (RX070 and RX071) Available Online Wednesday, January 20th at 9 am
01/07/2016 05-01-16 View State Closes Antlered Bull Moose Hunt in Unit 22B West of Darby Mountains
10/14/2015 05-10-15 View Resident hunting opened for stranded musk oxen in Unit 18
09/17/2015 05-09-15 View State Closes Resident Registration Moose Hunt RM841 in 22A Central
09/15/2015 05-08-15 View State Extends Resident Registration Moose Hunt RM841 in Unit 22A Central
09/10/2015 05-07-15 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22D Southwest and 22D Kuzitrin
09/06/2015 05-06-15 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt in Unit 22B West of the Darby Mountains
09/04/2015 05-05-15 View State Closes Nonresident Moose Hunt in Remainder of Unit 22D
09/03/2015 05-04-15 View ADF&G Closes Unit 18 Kuskokwim Moose Hunt RM615
09/02/2015 05-03-15 View Unit 22(C) RM840 moose hunt CLOSED

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

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