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
09/22/2017 01-07-17 View Unit 1C- Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
09/13/2017 01-06-17 View Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting in the Skagway Pie Archery Only Area (RG024)
09/08/2017   View Unit 1C Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/28/2017   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting
08/25/2017 01-05-17 View Mt. Kluchman Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/15/2017 01-04-17 View Closure To Mountain Goat Hunting Between Kicking Horse River and Sullivan River
08/14/2017 01-03-17 View Unit 4 - Lake Diana Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
07/31/2017 01-02-17 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/21/2017 01-01-17 View Unit 4 - Baranof Island Mt. Goat Hunting - New Management Strategy Implemented
11/29/2016   View Yakutat ADF&G Office To Be Seasonally Closed

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/15/2017 02-02-17 View Unit 6B Martin River Moose Hunt RM164 Closes
08/24/2017   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
07/11/2017   View Permits for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts RG364, RG365 Available July 13
06/06/2017 02-01-17 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2017-2018 Season

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/25/2017 03-03-17 View RC860 Fortymile Caribou Zone 1 closure
08/24/2017 03-02-17 View Macomb Caribou RC835 closure
08/02/2017   View News Release-RC860 Fortymile Caribou No-Hunt Corridor
07/06/2017 03-01-17   Ptarmigan Seasons in GMUs 12, 20 and 25C
03/03/2017   View Permits Available for Interior Alaska Moose Hunts
02/10/2017   View Antlerless Moose Hunts 20B Cancelled

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/15/2017 04-10-17 View Unit 13A-East Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
09/15/2017 04-09-17 View Tier II Caribou Hunt TC505 Extended in Game Management Units 9C and 9E
09/15/2017 04-08-17 View Nelchina Caribou Hunting Season in GMU13 Extended
09/12/2017 04-07-17 View Unit 13D Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
09/08/2017 04-06-17 View Unit 13B Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/25/2017 04-05-17 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
07/28/2017 04-04-17 View Registration Caribou Hunt RC501 to Open in Portions of Units 17A and 17C
07/06/2017 04-03-17   Emergency Order Reduces Lynx Trapping, Hunting Seasons in GMUs 14A, 14B, & 16

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/13/2017 05-07-17 View State Closes Nonresident Moose Hunt RM855 in 22E
09/07/2017 05-06-17 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22B West of the Darby Mountains
09/05/2017 05-05-17 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt in 22D Southwest and Kuzitrin Drainage
09/05/2017 05-04-17 View RM615 Zone 1 State/Federal moose hunt closing September 6, 2017
09/02/2017 05-03-17 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22C
08/11/2017   View Nunivak Cow Muskox permits available August 28, 2017

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


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