Welcome to the Alaska Board of Game
Board of Game News
- 2019 Advisory Committee Excellence in Service Award Nominations Open
- Alaska Board of Game Announces the 2018-2019 Proposal Book
- Agenda Change Request - Mule deer, moose winter tick, and other parasites and pathogens (PDF 21 kB)
- Summary of Changes Adopted by the Board of Game for Regulatory Year 2018-2019 (PDF 75 kB)
- ADF&G Recognizes 2018 Advisory Committee Excellence in Service Award Winners
- Alaska Board of Game 2018/2019 Meeting Schedule (PDF 464 kB)
2018/2019 Cycle Meetings
- Work Session: January 10, 2019, Petersburg
- Southeast Region Meeting: January 11-15, 2019, Petersburg
- Southcentral Region Meeting: March 15-19, 2019, Anchorage
2018/2019 Proposal Book
The 2018/2019 Proposal Book for the Southeast Region (Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and the Southcentral Region (Game Management Units 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15) is now available.
The book contains proposals that primarily impact hunting and trapping regulations for Southeast Alaska, Anchorage, Kodiak, and the Kenai Peninsula, as well as some proposals for other regions, such as annual reauthorizations for antlerless moose seasons and brown bear tag fee exemptions.
The Board of Game invites public comments to help inform their decision-making process. Comments must include your name and/or organization name and proposal number(s). Comments are due by the following dates in order to be included in the information available to the board and the public prior to the meeting:
- Work Session: December 28, 2018
- Southeast Region Meeting: December 28, 2018
- Southcentral Region Meeting: March 1, 2019
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Three-Year Meeting Cycle
Proposed regulations for the five regions of Alaska are considered every three years, along with all statewide regulations. Learn more about the proposal process.
|Board of Game 3-Year Meeting Cycle|
- Board of Game Long-Term Meeting Cycle (PDF 77 kB)
About the 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, wherein each region is discussed on a three-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.
Contact the Boards Support main office at (907) 465-4110, or see detailed online contact information.