Muskox Species Management Reports and Plans
Report Period: 1 July 2014–30 June 2019
Plan Period: 1 July 2019–30 June 2024
Species management report and plan documents provide information about species that are hunted or trapped and management actions, goals, and recommendations for those species. Detailed information is prepared for each species every five years by the area management biologists for game management units in their areas. Reports are not produced for species that are not managed for hunting or trapping or for areas where there is no current or anticipated activity. Unit reports are reviewed and approved for publication by regional management coordinators. Any information taken from these reports should be cited with credit given to authors and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Suggested citations are included in each of the reports.
These reports provide a record of survey and inventory management activities for muskox for the five regulatory years 2014–2018, and plans for the five regulatory years 2019–2023. A regulatory year (RY) runs from 1 July through 30 June (e.g., RY14 = 1 July 2014–30 June 2015). These reports are produced primarily to provide agency staff with data and analysis to help guide and record the agency's own efforts, but are also provided to the public to inform them of wildlife management activities. In 2016 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation launched this new type of 5-year report to more efficiently report on trends and describe potential changes in data collection activities over the next 5 years. They replace the muskox report of survey and inventory activities that was previously produced every 2 years.
These unit reports are published individually, so, although the period covered remains the same for all reports, the year published may differ.
- Unit 18 — Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
- Unit 22 — Seward Peninsula and Nulato Hills
- Unit 23 — Western Brooks Range and Kotzebue Sound
- Units 26B and 26C — Central and Eastern Arctic Slope