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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
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
09/06/2016   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/30/2016   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting
08/05/2016   View Unit 1D Brown Bear Hunters must watch "Take a Closer Look" Video

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
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
09/06/2016   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
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
07/06/2017 04-03-17   Emergency Order Reduces Lynx Trapping, Hunting Seasons in GMUs 14A, 14B, & 16

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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