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

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.

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Current Announcements and Emergency Orders


Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/03/2022   View Dall Sheep Hunting Requires Extra Care
06/30/2022   View Bat Found Positive for Rabies
05/26/2022   View Avian influenza detected in a red fox in Alaska
05/06/2022   View Spring surveys provide insight on deer winter mortalities
04/15/2022   View Wood bison calves from Canada arrive safely in Fairbanks
04/07/2022   View Federally Managed Public Lands Closed to Non-Federally Qualified Caribou & Moose Hunters in Portions of Units 23 and 26A
03/14/2022   View Spring Bear Bait Registration
03/11/2022   View New Opportunity to View Bears at McNeil River
01/05/2022   View Challenging Snow Conditions Stress Moose and People
12/17/2021   View 2022 Hunter Access Grant Program Application Period Now Open
11/10/2021   View 2021 GMU 2 Wolf Season Announced
11/05/2021   View Public Meeting and Hearing Announced Regarding 2021 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest
08/23/2021   View ADF&G Wildlife Division staff stationed in Wrangell Aug. 30 – Oct. 31, 2021

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/28/2022 01-04-22 View Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting Between the Kicking Horse River and Davidson Glacier (RG026)
07/28/2022 01-03-22 View Takinsha Range Closed To Mountain Goat Hunting Between Canadian Border and Garrison Glacier (RG026)
07/20/2022 01-02-22 View Baranof Island (Unit 4) Mountain Goat Hunting
07/12/2022 01-01-22 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
01/26/2022   View Regulatory year 2021 Game Management Unit 2 wolf harvest
01/12/2022   View 2022 Brown Bear Management Plan For Game Management Unit 1D
12/08/2021   View Southeast Alaska waterfowl season to close Dec. 16 in Units 1-4
08/23/2021   View ADF&G Wildlife Division staff stationed in Wrangell Aug. 30 – Oct. 31, 2021
08/17/2021   View 2021 Waterfowl Season Opens Sept. 1

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/04/2022   View Eagle River Management Area Permit and Closure Areas
08/03/2022 02-01-22   Lynx Seasons Announced for Units 7 and 15 (Kenai Peninsula) and 14C (Anchorage)
07/18/2022   View Illegally Dumped Fish Waste Invites Bears, Fines
07/11/2022   View Permits Available July 13 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG365
07/06/2022   View Fish & Game Kills Four Black Bears in Centennial Campground
05/24/2022   View Permits Available June 8 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364
05/12/2022   View Fish & Game Investigates Bear Attack on JBER
12/27/2021   View State deer season ends in Prince William Sound and beyond
10/19/2021   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1
09/29/2021   View Ship Creek Moose Permit (RM435) to be Issued Online
09/24/2021   View Beware of Aggressive River Otters Around Anchorage Waterways
09/23/2021   View Neighborhood Attractants and Lynx
09/10/2021   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/08/2022 03-04-22   Ptarmigan Season
08/05/2022   View Low Ruffed Grouse numbers near Delta Junction and Tok
08/01/2022   View RC860 2022 Fortymile Caribou Hunt Quota
08/01/2022   View 24A and 26B Sheep Hunting Closure
07/12/2022 03-03-22 View RC860 Fall Fortymile Caribou Bag Limit Changed to 1 Bull for Residents
06/30/2022   View Tanana Valley State Forest Temporarily Closed to Motorized Access
03/15/2022   View ADF&G and DNR Forestry Team Up for Delta Bison
03/04/2022   View Interior and Eastern Arctic Undersubscribed Permits
02/18/2022   View 20A Antlerless Moose Drawing Applicants Refunded
02/18/2022   View 20D Antlerless Moose Drawing Applicants Refunded
01/05/2022   View Press Release - Challenging Snow Conditions Stress Moose and People

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/14/2022 04-02-22 View 2022 Nelchina Caribou Hunt Quotas and Bag Limits
07/06/2022   View Matanuska Valley Moose Range Trail Reroute and Habitat Remediation
10/04/2021   View Permits NOT available October 5 for Unit 14A Registration Goat Hunts RG890 & RG891
09/29/2021   View 2021 Registration Goat Hunt opening in Unit 14A

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
06/01/2022   View Permits Available July 7 for Unit 22E Non-Resident Registration Moose Hunt RM855
04/05/2022   View Hunters Asked to Avoid Taking Collared Moose Along the Yukon River in Unit 18
03/04/2022   View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts

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

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