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Board of Game News
- Notice of Proposed Regulations Changes, 2014 Arctic/Western and Interior Meetings (PDF 72 kB)
- Board of Game Subsistence Committee to Meet December 2nd, 2013 (PDF 23 kB)
- Board of Game 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule (PDF 124 kB)
- 2013-2014 Board of Game Changes (PDF 46 kB)
- Board of Game 2013-2014 Meeting Schedule (PDF 32 kB)
- Board Modifies Agenda Change Policy (PDF 14 kB)
- Board of Game Board Appointments
2013-2014 Proposal Book Available
Alaska Board of Game 2013/2014 Proposed Changes to Regulations for the Arctic/Western, Interior, and Statewide issues.
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Online Comment Form Available
Public comments may now be submitted online.
Board of Game
The Board of Game consists of seven members serving three-year terms. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature. Members are appointed on the basis of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action of the board, with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in the membership (see Alaska Statute 16.05.221).
The Board of Game’s main role is to conserve and develop Alaska's wildlife resources. This includes establishing open and closed seasons, areas for taking game, setting bag limits; and regulating methods and means. The board is also involved with setting policy and direction for the management of the state’s wildlife resources. The board is charged with making allocative decisions, and the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for management based on those decisions.
The board meeting cycle generally occurs from October through March. The board considers changes to regulations on a region-based schedule. Each region will be discussed on a Two-year cycle. Board of Game meetings vary in duration from 5 to 11 days and occur in communities around the state. The board may also meet due to a court action, legislation or an emergency situation. The board uses biological and socioeconomic information provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, public comment received from people inside and outside of the state, and guidance from the Alaska Department of Public Safety and Alaska Department of Law when creating regulations that are sound and enforceable.
The Board of Game’s authority to adopt regulations as described in AS 16.05.255. Those regulations can be found under 5 AAC Chapters 84, 85, 92, and 99.
Call For Proposals
The Board of Game will issue a Call for Proposals for the 2014/2015 meeting cycle in January 2014. The meeting topics will be hunting and trapping regulations for the Southeast, Southcentral, and Central/Southwest Regions. The proposal deadline will be May 1, 2014. For every year thereafter, the proposal deadline will be May 1st. For those years when May 1st occurs on a weekend, the proposal deadline will be set for the Friday preceding that weekend.