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Latest News & Information
- Board of Game Southcentral Region Regulatory Meeting Dates Extended a Day to March 14–19
- Fish and Game Regulatory Process Training Events Announced (PDF 106 kB)
- Alaska Board of Game Call for Proposals for the 2019/2020 Meeting Cycle
- Notice of Proposed Changes in the Regulations of the Alaska Joint Board of Fisheries and Game (PDF 64 kB)
- ADF&G Recognizes 2019 Advisory Committee Excellence in Service Award Winners
- Notice of Proposed Changes in the Regulations of the Alaska Board of Game - Southeast & Southcentral Region Meetings (PDF 137 kB)
- Alaska Board of Game 2018/2019 Proposed Changes to Regulations
- Alaska Board of Game 2018/2019 Meetings
- Submit a Comment to the Alaska Board of Game
- About the Alaska Board of Game
- ACR Teleconference: November 16, 2018
- Work Session: January 10, 2019, Petersburg
- Southeast Region Meeting: January 11-15, 2019, Petersburg
- Southcentral Region Meeting: March 14-19, 2019, Anchorage
- Download the 2018/2019 Meeting Schedule (PDF 464 kB)
- See past meeting information
2018/2019 Proposal Book
The 2018/2019 Board of Game Proposal Book is now available. The board will consider these proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Southeast and Southcentral Regions during the 2018/2019 meeting cycle.
Proposed changes primarily impact regulations for Southeast, Anchorage, Kodiak, and the Kenai Peninsula. Proposals that affect other regions include annual reauthorizations for antlerless moose seasons and brown bear tag fee exemptions.
Learn more about the proposal process.
Submit a Comment
The board invites public comment to help inform their decision-making process. To help the board better understand your viewpoint, comments should include your name, place of residence, proposal numbers, and clear indication of support or opposition to each proposal. Please read our commenting guidelines and submit comments by the specified deadlines for each meeting.
Call for Proposals for the 2019/2020 Cycle (PDF 85 kB)
The Board of Game is accepting proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Arctic and Western Region (Game Management Units 18, 22, 23, and 26A) and Interior and Northeast Arctic Region (Game Management Units 12, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26B, and 26C). The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Proposals may also be submitted using our fillable/printable proposal form (Word doc 31 kB).
Boards & Advisory Committee Calendar
About the Board
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 (see "Three-Year Meeting Cycle" below).
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.
Learn more about the Board of Game proposal process.
Three-Year Meeting Cycle
Proposed regulations for the five regions of Alaska are considered every three years, along with all statewide regulations. See the Long-Term Meeting Cycle Schedule (PDF 77 kB) for more information.
|Board of Game 3-Year Meeting Cycle|
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Contact the Boards Support main office at (907) 465-4110, or see detailed online contact information.