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
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
04/02/2020 HQ-01-20 View Nonresident Spring Bear Hunting Seasons Closed Statewide
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 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

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
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
12/08/2019 01-23-19 View Takhin Ridge closed to mountain goat hunting in Unit 1D (RG026)
12/05/2019 01-22-19 View Flower and Porcupine Mountain Area (Unit 1D) closed to mountain goat hunting
11/22/2019 01-21-19 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A Nunatak Bench
11/22/2019 01-20-19 View Unit 4 - Whale Bay Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
11/07/2019 01-19-19 View Closure to mountain goat hunting along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) Unit 1D
11/01/2019 01-18-19 View East Fork of the Skagway River to Kasidaya Creek closed to mountain goat hunting
10/29/2019 01-17-19 View Unit 2 wolf hunting and trapping season closure date
10/21/2019 01-16-19 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A West of the Dangerous River
10/15/2019 01-15-19 View Unit 4 - Indigo Lake and Vodopad River Mt. Goat Hunt Zones Closed
10/07/2019 01-14-19 View Unit 4 - Upper Blue Lake Mt. Goat Hunt Zone Closed
10/02/2019 01-13-19 View Mountain Goat Huntinng to close in the Four Winds Area of RG026
10/02/2019 01-12-19 View Unit 1C RM049 Gustavus Moose Hunt Closed
10/01/2019 01-11-19 View Wright River/Hidden Creek to the Canadian Border Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
09/24/2019 01-10-19 View Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
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
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
11/12/2019 02-14-19 View Sheridan Goat Hunt Closes
11/08/2019 02-13-19 View Port Valdez/Lowe River Goat Hunt Closes
11/06/2019 02-12-19 View An Additional Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Close Early
10/28/2019   View Five Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; Four Others Will Remain Closed
10/26/2019 02-11-19 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Close Early
10/25/2019 02-10-19 View Ship Creek Moose Hunt Closes
10/17/2019 02-09-19 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Not Open
10/17/2019   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1
10/10/2019 02-08-19 View Lake George Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
10/04/2019 02-07-19 View Goat Hunt RG249 Closes North of Valdez Arm
10/03/2019 02-06-19 View Southwestern Prince William Sound Goat Hunt Closes
10/03/2019 02-05-19 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
10/03/2019 02-04-19 View Eklutna Lake Moose Hunt RM445 Closes in Unit 14C
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

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
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
03/17/2020 03-02-20 View 03-02-20 Fortymile Caribou Targeted Hunt Opening AC999
03/06/2020   View NR Region 3 Undersubscribed Permits 2020
02/20/2020 03-01-20 View 21D winter moose opening
12/11/2019 03-07-19 View RM785 Minto Flats Management Area to Close
10/24/2019 03-06-19 View Fortymile Caribou Season RC857 Open for 2 Days
10/16/2019 03-05-19 View Cancel RC 867 Fortymile Caribou
10/15/2019   View Open House at Fairbanks range
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

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
02/07/2020 04-03-20   Unit 17 Winter Moose Hunts RM575 & RM576 Extended by EO
01/28/2020 04-02-20 View Mulchatna Caribou Hunt (RC503) Closes
01/08/2020 04-01-20 View Winter Moose Hunt Opens in Game Management Unit 17A (RM575 and/or RM576)
09/27/2019   View Permits available October 2 for Unit 14A Goat Hunts RG890 and RG891
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

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
05/21/2020 05-05-20 View Emergency order opening a registration permit hunt for muskoxen stranded on unnamed islands south of Nunivak Island in Unit 18
03/20/2020 05-04-20 View Emergency Order 05-04-20 Unit 18 remainder extension
03/06/2020   View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts
02/05/2020 05-03-20 View EO 05-03-20 Unit 18 RM621 Winter Season Extension
01/13/2020 05-02-20 View Opens Resident Moose Hunt RM621 in that portion south of and including Goodnews River drainage
01/13/2020 05-01-20 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM843 in Unit 22B West
12/16/2019   View Nelson Island Muskox Registration Permits Reduced
10/08/2019 05-08-19 View State Extends Moose Hunt in Unit 22A North
10/04/2019 05-07-19 View State Opens Musk Ox Hunt in 26A Near Atqasuk and Point Lay
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

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

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