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


Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/29/2020   View Advisory Announcement Permit Availability
07/29/2020   View Press release - Div. of Wildlife Conservation - Go online for resources
07/20/2020   View Ptarmigan Season
06/08/2020   View Board of Game Actions on Spring 2020 Bear Hunts Final
05/18/2020   View Rabbit Slough Boat Launch Open
05/13/2020   View Save Young Wildlife - Leave Them Alone
05/07/2020   View Cancellation of Potter Marsh Discovery Day
04/14/2020   View Fur Sealing Deadlines Extended
04/14/2020   View Spring hunting during Covid-19 Travel Mandates
04/09/2020   View Bear aware spring 2020
04/03/2020   View Rabbit Slough Boat Launch Improvements Underway
04/01/2020   View Alaska announces closure of bear hunts statwide
03/27/2020   View Spring Bear Bait Registration
03/05/2020   View Unit 2 Wolf Advisory Announcement
02/19/2020   View Mcneil River Bear Viewing announcement
02/14/2020   View BOG Mtg Announcement Mar 2020 IEA Region Mtg - FINAL
01/31/2020   View Statewide deer season Hunt Reports due
01/23/2020   View Alaska Wildlife Viewing
01/10/2020   View Alaska Board of Game Meetings Scheduled in Nome Jan. 16-20, 2020
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

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/30/2020 01-04-20 View Takinsha Range Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1D (RG026)
07/24/2020 01-03-20 View Baranof Island (Unit 4) Mountain Goat Hunting
07/23/2020 01-02-20 View Closure to mountaint goat hunting between the Kicking Horse River and Davidson Glacier (RG026) in Unit 1D
07/21/2020 01-01-20 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mounatin Goat Hunting
03/06/2020   View Undersubscribed Black Bear Drawing Permits Available Hunt DL018: Game Management Unit 1C, South Fall 2020/Spring 2021
03/06/2020   View Undersubscribed Brown Bear Drawing Permits Available For Game Management Unit 4
01/08/2020   View 2019 GMU 2 season closure reminder for wolf hunting, trapping
12/11/2019   View Southeast Alaska waterfowl season to close December 16th in Units 1-4
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

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/16/2020 02-01-20 View Lynx Hunting and Trapping Seasons Will Open in Unit 14C and on the Kenai Peninsula For 2020-2021 Season
07/01/2020   View Permits Available July 8 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG365
06/03/2020   View Permits Available June 10 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364
04/01/2020   View Moose may look hungry...but you're not helping by feeding them!
02/18/2020   View Help Wanted: Sharp-Eyed Citizens Sought for 2020 Anchorage Moose Survey Project
12/11/2019   View One Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunt Will Not Open; Four Others Will Remain Open
10/28/2019   View Five Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; Four Others Will Remain Closed
10/17/2019   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1
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

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/20/2020 03-03-20   03-03-20 Ptarmigan 12_20_25C
07/17/2020   View Fall Mulchatna (RC503) & Nushagak Peninsula (RC501) Caribou Hunting Seasons, Bag Limits and Closures
07/08/2020   View Suitable Placement not found for bears - Advisory Announcement
05/22/2020   View AA Tularemia May 2020
04/03/2020   View AA 2020 Aggressive moose April
03/25/2020   View AA AC999 Health and Safety
03/06/2020   View NR Region 3 Undersubscribed Permits 2020
10/15/2019   View Open House at Fairbanks range

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/28/2020   View Unit 9 Spring 2021 Brown Bear Hunting Opportunities
07/21/2020 04-05-20 View Nelchina Caribou Hunt Bag Limits and Quotas
07/17/2020 04-04-20 View Fall Mulchatna (RC503) & Nushagak Peninsula (RC501) Caribou Hunting Seasons, Bag Limits and Closures
09/27/2019   View Permits available October 2 for Unit 14A Goat Hunts RG890 and RG891
08/08/2019   View 2019 Nelchina Caribou Hunt Quotas

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
07/17/2020   View Fall Mulchatna (RC503) & Nushagak Peninsula (RC501) Caribou Hunting Seasons, Bag Limits and Closures
06/26/2020   View Change to permit availability for Unit 22 moose hunt RM840
06/24/2020   View Change to permit availability for Unit 23 moose hunt RM880
03/06/2020   View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts
12/16/2019   View Nelson Island Muskox Registration Permits Reduced

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

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