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Hunting & Trapping
Announcements and Emergency Orders

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.

Current Announcements and Emergency Orders


Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/04/2016   View Hunters' Ability to Harvest Game in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuges Threatened by New Federal Rules

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
12/27/2016 01-28-16 View Unit 4 - North Katlian Zone Closed to Goat Hunting
12/20/2016 01-27-16 View Unit 1C- Douglas Island Closed to Wolf Hunting and Trapping
12/19/2016 01-26-16 View Wolf Hunting and Trapping Seasons to Close in Unit 2
12/09/2016 01-25-16 View Flower & Porcupine Mountain Area Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
11/29/2016   View Yakutat ADF&G Office To Be Seasonally Closed
11/22/2016 01-24-16 View Tohika/Raymond Mountain Area Closed to Goat Hunting
11/15/2016 01-23-16 View Unit 1C - Archery Area (RG014) Closed to Mtn. Goat Hunting
11/01/2016 01-22-16 View Takhin Ridge Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting (RG026)
10/31/2016 01-21-16 View Unit 1C - Berners/Lace Ridge and East Fork of Lace River north to Unit 1C border Closed to Mtn. Goat Hunting
10/14/2016 01-20-16 View Unit 1C - Endicott River to Lynn Sisters Closed to Mtn. Goat Hunting
10/13/2016 01-19-16 View Closure to mountain goat hunting along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) in unit 1D
10/13/2016 01-18-16 View Dayebas Creek to Kasidaya Creek closed to mountain goat hunting (RG024)
10/11/2016 01-17-16 View Four Winds Area closed to goat hunting
10/10/2016 01-16-16 View Unit 4 - Redoubt Bay-Necker Bay Zone Closed to Goat Hunting
10/10/2016 01-15-16 View Unit 5A West of the Dangerous River Closes to Moose Hunting in Yakutat
10/06/2016 01-14-16 View Unit 1C - Mt. Kluchman Closed to Goat Hunting
10/05/2016 01-13-16 View East Fork of the Skagway River to Kasidaya Creek Closed to Mountain Goat hunting
10/04/2016 01-12-16 View Partial closure of Takshanuk Ridge to goat hunting (RG025)
10/03/2016 01-11-16 View Unit 1C- Sawmill Creek to Gilkey River Closed to Goat Hunting
10/03/2016 01-10-16 View Partial closure of Takshanuk Mountains to goat hunting
09/27/2016 01-09-16 View Unit 4 - Portion of Katlian River Drainage Open to Goat Hunting
09/26/2016 01-08-16 View Unit 1C- Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Goat Hunting
09/21/2016 01-07-16 View TM059 Tier II Moose Hunt Closure in Haines
09/21/2016 01-06-16 View Unit 4 - Nakwasina River Drainage Closed to Goat Hunting
09/13/2016 01-05-16 View Closure to mountain goat hunting in the Skagway Pie archery only area (RG024)
09/07/2016 01-04-16 View Closure to mountain goat hunting between Kicking Horse River and Sullivan River (RG026)
09/06/2016   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/30/2016   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting
08/29/2016 01-03-16 View Partial Closure to Unit 1C Mt. Goat Hunt RG014- Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir
08/05/2016   View Unit 1D Brown Bear Hunters must watch "Take a Closer Look" Video
07/29/2016 01-02-16 View Unit 4 - S. Katlian River, Blue/Medvejie Lakes and Harbor Mt./Indian River Drainages Closed to Goat Hunting
07/26/2016 01-01-16 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/11/2016   View Mountain Goat Quiz Required For All Unit 1D Goat Hunters

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/09/2016 02-18-16 View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts RG346, RG360 Close by Emergency Order
11/09/2016 02-17-16 View Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt Closes by Emergency Order
11/04/2016 02-16-16 View Registration Moose Hunt RM435 Closes
10/31/2016 02-15-16 View Southwestern Prince William Sound Goat Hunt Closes
10/26/2016 02-14-16 View Three Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Remain Closed; Four Others Open Nov. 1
10/24/2016 02-13-16 View Registration Goat Hunt RG204 Closes
10/17/2016 02-12-16 View Sheridan Goat Hunt Closes
10/10/2016 02-11-16 View Port Valdez/Lowe River Goat Hunt Closes
10/07/2016 02-10-16 View Goat Hunt Closes North of Valdez Arm
10/07/2016 02-09-16 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
10/01/2016 02-08-16 View Goat Hunt Closes North of the Port of Valdez
09/30/2016 02-07-16 View Unit 14C Twentymile Goat Hunt RG868 Closes
09/28/2016 02-06-16 View Goat Hunt Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
09/26/2016 02-05-16 View Unit 14C Eklutna Lake Moose Hunt RM445 Closes
09/08/2016 02-04-16 View Unit 6B Martin River Moose Hunt RM164 Closes
09/06/2016   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
08/25/2016 02-03-16 View Registration Permits Now Available for Goat Hunts in Game Management Unit 14C
06/07/2016 02-02-16 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2017

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
03/03/2017   View Permits Available for Interior Alaska Moose Hunts
02/10/2017   View Antlerless Moose Hunts 20B Cancelled
12/15/2016 03-06-16 View 20B Minto Flats Closure
11/28/2016 03-05-16 View Close Zone 1 RC867 Fortymile Caribou
08/19/2016 03-04-16 View Close Registration Permit Hunt RC835 Macomb caribou
07/19/2016   View Macomb Caribou Hunt Quota
06/07/2016 03-03-16   Ptarmigan Tracking 12_20_25C_RY16

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
02/23/2017 04-02-17   State Closes Community Subsistence Harvest Hunt (CC001) in Unit 13 by Emergency Order
01/05/2017 04-01-17   Targeted Hunt Opens in Unit 14A
12/28/2016 04-10-16 View Winter Moose Hunt Opens in Game Management Unit 17A
09/20/2016 04-09-16 View TC505 NAP caribou extension
09/15/2016 04-08-16 View Nelchina Caribou Hunting Season Extended
09/02/2016 04-07-16 View Units 13B and 13D Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/24/2016 04-06-16 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
07/29/2016 04-05-16 View Registration Caribou Hunt RC501 to Open in Portions of Units 17A and 17C
07/05/2016 04-04-16   Emergency Order Reduces Lynx Trapping, Hunting Seasons in GMUs 14A, 14B, 16

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
05/05/2017 05-02-17 View Special permit hunt for muskoxen in Unit 18 on Triangle Island
01/11/2017 05-01-17 View Resident Antlered Bull Moose Hunt RM843 in 22B West Closes
09/09/2016 05-07-16 View State Closes Moose Hunt in Unit 22A Central (Unalakleet Area)
09/09/2016 05-06-16 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22B West of Darby Mountains
09/08/2016 05-05-16 View State Closes Nonresident Moose Hunt RM855 In Unit 22D Remainder
09/04/2016 05-04-16 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt in Unit 18 Kuskokwim Hunt Area
09/02/2016 05-03-16 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt in Unit 22C
06/06/2016   View GMU 22 Caribou Hunting Regulations to Change for Alaska Residents Effective July 1

Visit the archives page to see Emergency Orders from the previous regulatory year.

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