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Latest News & Information
- New Start Time January 21, 2021 Board of Game Work Session to begin at 9:30 a.m.
- Special Joint Board Committee Meeting of the Alaska Boards of Game & Fisheries: January 19, 2021
- Notice of January 21, 2021 Board of Game Work Session (PDF 122 kB)
- Updated 2020/2021 Meeting Schedule (PDF 118 kB)
- Alaska Board of Game 2020-2021 Proposal Book
- Notice of Emergency Regulations Regarding Waterfowl Hunting (PDF 60 kB)
- Emergency Regulations Regarding Waterfowl Hunting/Bag Limit for Brant (PDF 92 kB)
- Notice of Proposed Regulatory Changes Regarding Spring Bear Hunts (PDF 182 kB)
- About the Alaska Board of Game
The 2020/2021 Board of Game Proposal Book is now available.
The board will consider these proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Central/Southwest Regions and Statewide regulations during the 2020/2021 meeting cycle. Proposals that affect other regions include annual reauthorizations for antlerless moose seasons and brown bear tag fee exemptions.
The Central/Southwest Region and Statewide Regulations meetings have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information will be available following the January 21, 2021 Work Session.
Learn more about the proposal process.
Comments to the Board of Game
The Board of Game is currently accepting comments for the 2020-2021 meeting cycle.
The Board meetings for the Central/Southwest Region and Statewide Regulations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information including new deadlines for submitting comments will be available following the January 21, 2021 Work Session.
Please review the meeting information webpage for details on specific meetings. Public comments must include first name, last name, community of residence, and proposal numbers for which the comments pertain. Comments without this information will not be part of the board meeting workbook, indexed, or cross referenced with proposals, but they will be compiled and posted on the meeting information website. Comments having defamatory wording will be redacted or denied. Written comments that are submitted are public records and are subject to public inspection.
Boards & Advisory Committee Calendar
About the Board
The Board of Game consists of seven members serving three-year terms. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature. Members are appointed on the basis of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action of the board, with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in the membership (see Alaska Statute 16.05.221).
The Board of Game's main role is to conserve and develop Alaska's wildlife resources. This includes establishing open and closed seasons, areas for taking game, setting bag limits, and regulating methods and means. The board is also involved with setting policy and direction for the management of the state's wildlife resources. The board is charged with making allocative decisions, and the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for management based on those decisions.
The board meeting cycle generally occurs from October through March. The board considers changes to regulations on a region-based schedule, wherein each region is discussed on a three-year cycle (see "Three-Year Meeting Cycle" below).
Board of Game meetings vary in duration from 5 to 11 days and occur in communities around the state. The board may also meet due to a court action, legislation or an emergency situation. The board uses biological and socioeconomic information provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, public comment received from people inside and outside of the state, and guidance from the Alaska Department of Public Safety and Alaska Department of Law when creating regulations that are sound and enforceable.
The Board of Game's authority to adopt regulations as described in AS 16.05.255. Those regulations can be found under 5 AAC Chapters 84, 85, 92, and 99.
Learn more about the Board of Game proposal process.
Three-Year Meeting Cycle
Proposed regulations for the five regions of Alaska are considered every three years, along with all statewide regulations. See the Long-Term Meeting Cycle Schedule (PDF 205 kB) for more information.
|Board of Game 3-Year Meeting Cycle|
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