map of Alaska divided into regions Region 1 Southeastern Alaska region 2 region 3 Region 4 Region 5

Hunting, Trapping and Wildlife
Emergency Orders, Advisory Announcements & News Releases

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.

All Regions

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
10/31/2023 View Six Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; One Will Remain Closed
08/22/2023 View Listing Southeast Alaska Wolves Under Endangered Species Act Not Warranted
07/21/2023 AR-1-23 View New Fortymile Caribou Hunt Quota
05/26/2023 View Latest Ruling by Federal Court in Washington Deals Another Blow for Southeast Alaska Chinook Salmon Fishery
05/04/2023 View Fishermen and Hunters May See Military Activity as Northern Edge 2023 Training Exercise Commences
03/13/2023 View Spring 2023 Bear Bait Registration
02/06/2023 View Test Results for Polar Bear Involved in Fatal Attack
01/26/2023 View Don’t miss your chance at incredible bear viewing in 2023
01/20/2023 View ADF&G sends condolences to family and communities in tragic polar bear attack
12/13/2022 View Brown Bear Cub in Alaska Tests Positive for Avian Influenza

Region 1

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
11/28/2023 View Southeast State Waterfowl Season Split-season Closure Starts December 1st
11/21/2023 R1-20-23 View South Tracy and North Endicott Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
11/01/2023 View Game Management Unit 2 Wolf Hunting and Trapping News Release
11/01/2023 R1-19-23 Game Management Unit 2 Wolf Hunting and Trapping Emergency Closure Order
10/31/2023 R1-18-23 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Indian River Zone
10/25/2023 R1-17-23 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Rosenberg Lake Zone
10/24/2023 R1-16-23 View Four Winds Area Closed To Goat Hunting (RG026)
10/23/2023 R1-15-23 View Partial Closure Of Takshanuk Mountains To Goat Hunting (RG023)
10/17/2023 R1-14-23 View GMU 1D RB050 Closed to Brown Bear Hunting
10/17/2023 R1-13-23 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Clarence Kramer Zone
10/15/2023 R1-12-23 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A West Of The Dangerous River
10/03/2023 R1-11-23 View Unit 1C RM049 Gustavus Moose Hunt Closed
09/29/2023 R1-10-23 View Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
09/24/2023 R1-9-23 View Closure of Tier II Moose Hunt in Unit 1D (TM059)
09/13/2023 View A Young Bull Moose Escaped from the Kroschel Films Wildlife Center
09/12/2023 R1-8-23 View Mt. Kluchman Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/23/2023 R1-7-23 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Bear Mountain Zone
08/09/2023 View 2023 Waterfowl season opener for Southeast Alaska
08/04/2023 R1-6-23 View Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/03/2023 R1-5-23 View Sumdum Peninsula Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
07/25/2023 R1-4-23 View Takinsha Range Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting Between Canadian Border and Garrison Glacier(RG026)
07/25/2023 R1-3-23 View Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting Between the Kicking Horse River and Davidson Glacier(RG026)
07/21/2023 View Mountain Goat Hunting Regulation Changes For Unit 1D
07/19/2023 R1-2-23 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/17/2023 View Mountain Goat Quiz required for All Southeast Alaska Goat Hunters
07/14/2023 R1-1-23 View Baranof Island (Unit 4) Mountain Goat Hunting
03/03/2023 View Region 1 Undersubscribed Unit 4 Brown Bear Draw Permits Available
12/22/2022 01-21-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Hogan Lake Zone

Region 2

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
11/22/2023 R2-19-23 View Mountain Goat Registration Hunt RG479 On Kodiak Island Will Close Early
11/07/2023 R2-18-23 View Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Closes by Emergency Order
10/27/2023 R2-17-23 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Close Early
10/25/2023 View Harvest Reports Wanted from Kenai Peninsula Moose Hunters
10/24/2023 R2-16-23 View Goat Hunt RG232 Closes, West of Scott Glacier
10/24/2023 R2-15-23 View Goat Hunting in RG244, Near Tatitlek Closes
10/20/2023 R2-14-23 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Not Open on Afognak Island
10/17/2023 View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1: Permits Available October 24
10/13/2023 R2-13-23 View Caribou Hunt RC080 on Kodiak Island Closes
10/09/2023 R2-11-23 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
10/05/2023 R2-10-23 View Sheridan Goat Hunt Closes
10/05/2023 R2-9-23 View Goat Hunt RG249 Closes North of Valdez Arm
10/02/2023 View Ship Creek Moose Permit (RM435) to be Issued Online Again in 2023.
09/28/2023 R2-7-23 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
09/25/2023 R2-6-23 View Southwestern Prince William Sound Goat Hunt Closes
09/22/2023 R2-5-23 View Unit 6B Moose Hunters Successful Despite the Weather
09/15/2023 R2-4-23 View Eklutna Lake Management Area Moose Hunt RM445 Closes in Unit 14C
09/07/2023 View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
09/05/2023 R2-3-23 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
08/31/2023 View Help Prevent Bear Issues: Brown Bears Accessing Unsecured Trash
08/25/2023 View Changes are coming for Potter Marsh
08/24/2023 View New reporting requirement for RL065
08/04/2023 View Kenai Brown Bear (RB300) Season Dates and Sealing Period
06/06/2023 R2-2-23 View Permits Available June 14 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364
12/13/2022 02-13-22 View Registration Goat Hunt RG230 near Cordova Closes
12/08/2022 View ADF&G treating beetle killed spruce to improve moose habitat near Homer

Region 3

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
10/12/2023 R3-7-23 View Fortymile Winter Caribou Season in Zones 1 and 4 Delayed
09/29/2023 R3-6-23 View Moose season extension (October 2-6, 2023) in Game Management Units 21D and 24D
09/20/2023 R3-5-23 View Muskox registration hunt RX110 to open in Unit 26B
08/21/2023 R3-4-23 Macomb caribou Registration Permit Hunt RC835 closure
08/04/2023 R3-3-23 View Fall Fortymile Caribou Season in Zones 1 and 4 to Open for 4-Days
07/10/2023 View Macomb Caribou Numbers Decline, Prompt Reduced Harvest; Abbreviated Hunting Season Expected
04/05/2023 03-03-23 EO 03-03-23 Ptarmigan Bag Limit
03/03/2023 View 03-02-23 AA Region 3 Undersubscribed Permits 2023
02/14/2023 03-01-23 03-01-23 EO 21D Winter Moose Opening
02/14/2023 View 03-01-23 AA 21D Winter Moose Opening

Region 4

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
11/09/2023 R4-6-23 View RM585 Winter Hunt in Units 17B&C to open December 1st
10/10/2023 R4-5-23 View Drawing and Registration Goat Hunts in Unit 14A Close by Emergency Order.
10/02/2023 View Permits Available October 3 for Unit 14A Registration Goat Hunts RG890 & RG891
09/14/2023 R4-4-23 View RM583 Hunt Extension in Units 17B&C
07/31/2023 R4-2-23 DI450 Chitina bison bag limit
06/30/2023 R4-1-23 View Nelchina Caribou Hunts RC561, RC562, and CC001 closed by Emergency Order
06/06/2023 View ADF&G concludes predator control for the year to benefit Mulchatna Caribou

Region 5

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
11/15/2023 R5-9-23 View State Opens Winter Moose Hunt RM844 in Unit 22A Central, Unalakleet Drainage
10/02/2023 R5-8-23 View Moose Season Extension (Oct 3-6) in Unit 22A Central
09/22/2023 R5-7-23 View State Extends Resident Moose Hunting in the RM617 Quinhagak Area Moose Hunt
09/09/2023 R5-6-23 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(B) West of the Darby Mountains
09/08/2023 R5-5-23 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(D) Kuzitrin and Southwest
09/05/2023 R5-4-23 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(D) Remainder
09/02/2023 R5-3-23 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(C)
08/21/2023 View ADF&G Changes Issuance Date and Announces Number of Permits Available for Hunts RX070/RX071
06/07/2023 View First detection of rabies in an Alaska moose (Teller, Western Alaska)
05/11/2023 05-02-23 View State Closes Nonresident DB685 and Resident RB670 Brown Bear Hunt in Unit 22C
04/20/2023 View Alaska Rabies Outbreak Response Enhanced by Past Experience and New Methods
03/03/2023 View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts
01/06/2023 05-01-23 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM843 in Unit 22B West
12/22/2022 05-08-22 View State Opens Moose Hunt RM621 in the Goodnews Bay Drainage Hunt Area

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