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.

Current Announcements and Emergency Orders

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/06/2018 01-03-18 View Unit 4 - Bear Mountain Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
07/27/2018 01-02-18 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/20/2018 01-01-18 View Baranof Island Mt. Goat Hunting
09/08/2017   View Unit 1C Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/28/2017   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/05/2018 02-01-18 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2018-2019 Season
06/29/2018   View Permits Available July 11 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts RG364 and RG365
10/24/2017   View Five Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; Two Others Will Remain Closed
10/23/2017   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1
08/24/2017   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/13/2018 03-05-18 View Zone 1 Closure RC860 Fortymile Caribou
06/21/2018 03-04-18   EO 03-04-18 Ptarmigan Tracking GMUs 12, 20, 25C
05/14/2018 03-03-18 View Unit 20B Moose Season Shortened
03/02/2018   View Region III Undersubscribed Permits 2018
01/02/2018   View Porcupine Caribou Herd Grows to Record High Numbers

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/16/2018 04-04-18 View Tier I Nelchina Caribou Hunt RC561 to Close by Emergency Order
08/03/2018 04-02-18 View Nelchina Caribou Hunts Include Changes to Bag Limit, Quota, Reporting Requirements
07/31/2018 04-03-18   Registration Caribou Hunt RC501 to Open in Portions of Units 17A and 17C
12/15/2017   View Community Subsistence Harvest (CSH) Hunts Application Period Extended

Region 5

No emergency orders that are currently in effect have been posted for Region 5.


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


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