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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

Statewide

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
03/17/2016   View Federal Amendments Don’t Change Requirements for Alaska Waterfowl Stamps, Hunting Licenses
10/20/2015   View Board of Game Seeks Public Members to Serve on Sheep Management Working Group

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/21/2016 01-07-16 View TM059 Tier II Moose Hunt Closure in Haines
09/21/2016 01-06-16 View Unit 4 - Nakwasina River Drainage Closed to Goat Hunting
09/13/2016 01-05-16 View Closure to mountain goat hunting in the Skagway Pie archery only area (RG024)
09/07/2016 01-04-16 View Closure to mountain goat hunting between Kicking Horse River and Sullivan River (RG026)
09/06/2016   View Gustavus Moose Hunt Meeting (RM049)
08/30/2016   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting
08/29/2016 01-03-16 View Partial Closure to Unit 1C Mt. Goat Hunt RG014- Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir
08/05/2016   View Unit 1D Brown Bear Hunters must watch "Take a Closer Look" Video
07/29/2016 01-02-16 View Unit 4 - S. Katlian River, Blue/Medvejie Lakes and Harbor Mt./Indian River Drainages Closed to Goat Hunting
07/26/2016 01-01-16 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/11/2016   View Mountain Goat Quiz Required For All Unit 1D Goat Hunters

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/08/2016 02-04-16 View Unit 6B Martin River Moose Hunt RM164 Closes
09/06/2016   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
08/25/2016 02-03-16 View Registration Permits Now Available for Goat Hunts in Game Management Unit 14C
06/07/2016 02-02-16 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2017
04/06/2016   View Prince William Sound Black Bear Hunters Reminded to Register, Report and Refrain from Taking Sows
10/26/2015   View Registration Hunts for Kenai Peninsula Mountain Goats Open Nov. 1
10/22/2015   View Late-season Registration Mountain Goat Hunt RG862 Opens November 1

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/19/2016 03-04-16 View Close Registration Permit Hunt RC835 Macomb caribou
07/19/2016   View Macomb Caribou Hunt Quota
06/07/2016 03-03-16   Ptarmigan Tracking 12_20_25C_RY16
05/26/2016   View Tularemia

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/20/2016 04-09-16 View TC505 NAP caribou extension
09/15/2016 04-08-16 View Nelchina Caribou Hunting Season Extended
09/02/2016 04-07-16 View Units 13B and 13D Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/24/2016 04-06-16 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
07/29/2016 04-05-16 View Registration Caribou Hunt RC501 to Open in Portions of Units 17A and 17C
07/05/2016 04-04-16   Emergency Order Reduces Lynx Trapping, Hunting Seasons in GMUs 14A, 14B, 16
03/17/2016   View Nushagak Peninsula State Registration Caribou Hunt Expands to Include Federal Hunt Area

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/09/2016 05-07-16 View State Closes Moose Hunt in Unit 22A Central (Unalakleet Area)
09/09/2016 05-06-16 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22B West of Darby Mountains
09/08/2016 05-05-16 View State Closes Nonresident Moose Hunt RM855 In Unit 22D Remainder
09/04/2016 05-04-16 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt in Unit 18 Kuskokwim Hunt Area
09/02/2016 05-03-16 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt in Unit 22C
06/06/2016   View GMU 22 Caribou Hunting Regulations to Change for Alaska Residents Effective July 1
01/18/2016   View Nelson Island Muskox Permits (RX070 and RX071) Available Online Wednesday, January 20th at 9 am

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


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