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

Statewide

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/23/2019 HQ-04-19   DFG Emergency Order 040419 signed
08/23/2019   View News Release - Hunting and public access to Willow Swamp area restricted due to Deshka Landing Fire
08/21/2019   View Wildlife Troopers Ask Hunters to Avoid Active Wildfire Perimeters
07/18/2019   View Illegal Fish Waste Dumping invites bears, fines
04/19/2019   View Deadline approaches for BOG proposals
10/12/2018   View 2018 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest Quota Announced

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/19/2019 01-09-19 View Partial Closure of Takshanuk Mountains (RG023) to goat hunting
09/17/2019 01-08-19 View Unit 4 - Indian River Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
09/03/2019 01-07-19 View Unit 4 - Rosenberg Lake Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
08/30/2019   View New waterfowl hunting regulations announced for Southeast Alaska
08/29/2019   View Gustavus Moose Hunting Meeting
08/26/2019   View regulation changes in effect for deer hunting near Juneau
08/20/2019   View Unit 1D Tier II Moose Hunt Meeting
08/13/2019 01-06-19 View Unit 4 - Bear Mountain Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
08/05/2019 01-05-19 View Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/05/2019 01-04-19 View Unit 4 - Slaughter Ridge-Lisa Creek Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
08/05/2019 01-03-19 View Unit 4 - Clarence Kramer Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
07/26/2019 01-02-19 View Baranof Island (Unit 4) Mountain Goat Hunting
07/25/2019 01-01-19 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/18/2019   View ADF&G Finds Gustavus Game Samples Safe for Consumption

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/13/2019 02-03-19 View Hunter Success Leads to Early Closure for Unit 6B Moose Hunt
09/05/2019 02-02-19 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
08/30/2019   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
08/29/2019   View Attention Kenai Peninsula Hunters: Avoid Active Wildfire Areas
07/09/2019 02-01-19 View Lynx Trapping Closures on Kenai Peninsula and Unit 14C Extended Through 2019-2020 Season
06/10/2019   View Rabbit Slough Access Improvements Require Intermittent Road Closures
05/29/2019   View Permits available June 12 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364 and July 10 for RG365
10/23/2018   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1
10/23/2018   View Four Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; Three Others Will Remain Closed

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
08/13/2019 03-04-19 View Close_Zone 1-4RC860FortymileCaribou
08/05/2019   View Preseason Fortymile Caribou Hunt Joint NR
07/19/2019 03-03-19   Unit 20B Moose Season Reduction
07/12/2019 03-02-19   PtarmiganTracking 12_20_25C_ RY19
06/05/2019   View NR Tularemia June 2019
03/01/2019   View Region III Undersubscribed Permits 2019

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/16/2019 04-09-19 View 2019 Nelchina Caribou Season Extension
09/10/2019 04-08-19 View Deshka Fire Area Hunting Closure in Unit 14A Reopens
09/06/2019 04-07-19 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/26/2019 04-06-19 View Mulchatna Caribou Hunt (RC503) Bag Limit Changes to One Caribou
08/26/2019 04-05-19 View Unit 13A-East Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/23/2019 04-04-19 View Unit 14A Fire Area Hunting Closure
08/08/2019   View 2019 Nelchina Caribou Hunt Quotas
07/31/2019 04-03-19 View Unit 13 NCH Bag Limit Changes for All Hunts
07/26/2019 04-02-19 View Registration Caribou Hunt RC501 to Open in Portions of Units 17A and 17C
09/28/2018   View Permits Available October 2 for Unit 14A Goat Hunts RG890 and RG891

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
09/06/2019 05-06-19 View State Closes Moose Hunt in Unit 22B West of Darby Mountains
09/04/2019 05-05-19 View State Closes Moose Hunt in Unit 22D Kuzitrin Drainage and Southwest
09/02/2019 05-04-19 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22C
04/03/2019   View Hunters Asked to Avoid Taking Collared Moose Along the Yukon River in Unit 18

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


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