Board of Game Meeting Scheduled in Dillingham February 16–23
- ADF&G Press Release

Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526

Press Release: January 30, 2018

CONTACT: Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director, Board of Game, Juneau, (907) 465-6098

Board of Game Meeting Scheduled in Dillingham February 16–23

(Dillingham) — The Alaska Board of Game will meet in Dillingham on February 16-23, at the Dillingham Middle School located at 565 Wolverine Lane. During this eight-day public meeting, the board will consider more than 70 proposals concerning hunting and trapping regulations for the Central and Southwest areas.

Proposals have been submitted by the Department of Fish and Game, local fish and game advisory committees, and the public seeking adjustments to hunting and trapping regulations for areas including Palmer, Wasilla, Glennallen, Dillingham, and King Salmon (Game Management Units 9, 10, 11, 13, 14A, 14B, 16, and 17). Proposals to be considered are available at the meeting information website at:

Topics to be addressed within the Central/Southwest Region include hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits, restricted and management areas, methods and means, hunting permits and conditions, and intensive management. The board will also address a number of proposals for other game management units outside the region including annual reauthorizations of antlerless moose hunts and resident brown bear tag fee exemptions, moose hunting in Unit 19A, and caribou hunting in Units 20 and 25.

The meeting convenes Friday, February 16, at 8:30 a.m., beginning with state agency reports and presentations by the department, followed by oral public testimony. The board welcomes the public to provide oral and/or written comments to assist in its decision-making process. Anyone wishing to testify must sign up at the meeting location before 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17. Oral statements will be limited to five minutes. Public testimony will continue until all who have signed up have received the opportunity to be heard. Deliberations on proposals will follow public testimony and continue through the remainder of the meeting.

All portions of the meetings are open to the public. Live-stream audio is scheduled to be available on the board website at Other meeting materials, including the agendas and roadmap order of proposals, a list of staff reports, and public and agency comments on proposals can be viewed online at

Those who wish to provide written comments on specific proposals are encouraged to do so by Friday, February 2, to be included in the board's workbook. Written comments must include a first and last name, community of residence, and the proposal number(s) for which the comments pertain. Comments without this information will not be part of the board meeting workbook, indexed, or cross referenced with proposals, but they will be compiled and posted on the meeting information website. During the meeting, written comments may be submitted in person; written comments must not exceed 10 single-sided pages, and 20 copies must be provided. Individuals who cannot attend the meeting may submit comments via fax to (907) 465-6094.