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.

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Current Announcements and Emergency Orders

Statewide

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
03/11/2021   View Spring Bear Bait Registration
02/24/2021   View 2021 change in Unit 1D brown bear harvest announced
02/22/2021   View McNeil River Bear Viewing Deadline Approaches
02/16/2021   View 2021 Anchorage Winter Moose Survey Project
01/19/2021   View Fall 2020 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest Announced
12/02/2020   View Tufted Puffin Listing Decision
11/06/2020   View State and Federal Subsistence 2020 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest Season Closure Date Announced
10/26/2020   View 2020 GMU 2 Wolf Joint News Release_Final_1
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

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
12/14/2020 01-25-20 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Mt. Katlian
11/23/2020 01-24-20 View Takhin Ridge closed to mountain goat hunting in Unit 1D (RG026)
11/07/2020 01-23-20 View Flower and Porcupine Mountain areas closed to mountain goat hunting Unit 1D (RG026)
11/06/2020 01-22-20   Game Management Unit 2
11/06/2020   View State and Federal Subsistence 2020 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest Season Closure Date Announced
10/27/2020 01-21-20 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A East of the Dangerous River
10/26/2020   View 2020 GMU 2 Wolf Joint News Release_Final_1
10/13/2020 01-20-20 View Closure to mountain goat hunting along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) in Unit 1D
10/13/2020 01-19-20 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A West of the Dangerous River
10/09/2020 01-18-20 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Upper Blue Lake
10/09/2020 01-17-20 View Part to mountain goat hunting in tihe Lions Head area Unit 1C (RG013)
10/08/2020 01-16-20 View Partial Closure of Takshanuk Range to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1D (RG023)
10/07/2020 01-15-20 View East Fork Of The Skagway River To Kasidaya Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
10/03/2020 01-14-20 View Unit 1C RM049 Gustavus Moose Hunt Closed
10/02/2020 01-13-20 View Closure of Tier II Moose Hunt in Unit 1D (TM059)
10/02/2020 01-12-20 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Clarence Kramer
09/29/2020   View ADFG: Don't Litter - Dispose of animal parts properly
09/22/2020 01-11-20 View Unit 1D-Area between the East Fork of the Skagway River and the Canadian Border closed to mountain goat hunting
09/21/2020 01-10-20 View Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
09/17/2020 01-09-20 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Indian River
09/17/2020 01-08-20 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Rosenberg Lake
09/14/2020 01-07-20 View Partial Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting Between Dayebas Creek and Kasidaya Creek (RG024)
09/08/2020 01-06-20 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Cold Storage Zone
09/08/2020 01-05-20 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Bear Mt. Zone
08/24/2020   View 2020 Waterfowl season opener for Southeast Alaska
08/07/2020   View Black Bear that Entered House in Switzer Trailer Park was Trapped by Fish and Game
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

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
06/08/2021   View Permits available June 9 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364
06/08/2021   View Permits Available July 7 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG365
04/27/2021   View Help Prevent Bear Issues This Summer: Clean Up Your Act Now
02/16/2021   View 2021 Anchorage Winter Moose Survey Project
02/02/2021   View Kenai Peninsula Ptarmigan Hunting
11/06/2020 02-16-20 View Ship Creek Moose Hunt Closes in GMU 14C
11/02/2020 02-15-20 View Sheridan Mountain Goat Hunt Closes
10/30/2020 02-14-20 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Close Early
10/27/2020 02-13-20 View Two Kodiak Mountain Goat Registration Hunts to Open November 1; Seven Others Will Remain Closed
10/22/2020 02-12-20 View Portion of GMU8 Elk Registration Hunt Will Not Open
10/21/2020 02-11-20 View Port Valdez/Lowe River Goat Hunt Closes
10/16/2020 02-10-20 View Southwestern Prince William Sound Goat Hunt Closes
10/05/2020 02-09-20 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
10/05/2020 02-08-20 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
10/02/2020 02-07-20   Extension of TM549 by Emergency Order
09/30/2020 02-06-20 View Goat Hunt RG249 Closes North of Valdez Arm
09/28/2020 02-05-20 View Eklutna Lake Management Area Moose Hunt RM445 Closes in Unit 14C
09/23/2020   View Brown Bear Killed by ADF&G in South Anchorage
09/21/2020 02-04-20 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
09/21/2020 02-03-20 View Hunter Success Leads to Early Closure for Unit 6B Moose Hunt
09/16/2020   View Ship Creek Moose Permit (RM435) Will Be Issued Online Only This Year
09/14/2020 02-02-20 View Bering River Registration Moose Hunt Closes
09/02/2020   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
08/17/2020   View Black Bear DNA Matches Earlier Samples from Fatality Near Hope
08/11/2020   View Attention Unit 15B Moose Hunters: Clarification of Changes to Fall 2020 season
08/06/2020   View Fish & Game Investigates Bear Attack Near Hope
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

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
04/28/2021   View AA State forestry to conduct prescribed burns at Creamers Field
03/05/2021   View AA Region 3 Undersubscribed Permits
02/24/2021 03-02-21 View RC867 Fortymile Caribou Bag Limit
02/17/2021 03-01-21 View 21D Winter Moose Opening
11/19/2020 03-10-20 View RM785 Anterless Moose Hunt Closes in Minto Flats
10/22/2020 03-09-20 View RC867 Fortymile Bag Limit 2 Caribou
09/29/2020 03-08-20 View Close RS380 19C Sheep
09/09/2020 03-07-20 View EO 03-07-20 RC860 Fortymile Zone 3 close
09/08/2020   View AA Taylor Hwy No Hunt Caribou Corridor RC860
08/25/2020 03-06-20 View EO 03-06-20 RC860 Fortymile Zones 1 and 4 close
08/24/2020 03-05-20 View EO 3-05-20 Macomb Caribou RC835 close Aug 2020
08/19/2020   View AA 2020 RM768 Antlerless Moose Permit to be issued online
08/19/2020   View AA Possession of Both RM865 and RC860 Allowed Fall 2020
08/06/2020 03-04-20 View 03-04-20 RC860 Fortymile Bag limit 2 caribou_All Zones
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

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
02/09/2021   View Registration Moose Hunts RM575/RM576 in Unit 17A Close
01/28/2021   View Increased Prevalence of Bacteria, Brucella, Found in Mulchatna Caribou
01/20/2021 04-03-21 View Nelchina Caribou Subsistence Hunts Season Closures
01/08/2021 04-02-21 View Nelchina Caribou Draw Hunt DC485 Season Closure
01/05/2021 04-01-21 View Winter Moose Hunts Open in Game Management Unit 17A
11/17/2020   View Registration Moose Hunt RM585 in Units 17B and 17C will not Open
10/16/2020   View Nelchina Caribou Winter Hunt Quotas
10/07/2020 04-09-20 View Drawing and Registration Goat Hunts in Unit 14A Close by Emergency Order
09/25/2020   View Unit 14A Chugach Registration Goat Hunt Opening October 1st
09/16/2020 04-08-20 View Unit 13A East Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes
09/11/2020 04-07-20 View Nelchina Caribou Hunting Season Dates Extended
08/28/2020 04-06-20 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/07/2020   View Sheep Surveys Reflect Hard Winter in Some Areas of Southcentral Alaska
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

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
05/12/2021 05-03-21 View State opens resident hunting for musk ox that are stranded on free-floating ice floes completely surrounded by salt water in Unit 18
04/27/2021 05-02-21 View State Closes Nonresident DB685 and Resident RB670 Brown Bear Hunt in Unit 22C
03/05/2021   View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts
01/22/2021   View Muskox permits available in Bethel
01/04/2021 05-01-21 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM843 in Unit 22B West
12/15/2020 05-14-20 View Emergency Order 05-14-20 Unit 18 RM621
12/07/2020 05-13-20 View State Opens Moose Hunt RM844 in Unit 22A Central
12/04/2020 05-12-20 View Limited hunt available for muskoxen in GMU 26A near Point Lay
12/04/2020   View Change to permit availability for Unit 22 moose hunt RM843
09/16/2020 05-11-20 View Limited hunt available for muskoxen in GMU 26A near Atqasuk and Point Lay
09/10/2020 05-10-20 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in 22D Remainder
09/08/2020 05-09-20 View State Closes Nonresident Moose Hunt RM855 in 22E
09/04/2020 05-08-20 View State Closes Moose Hunt in Unit 22B West of Darby Mountains
09/03/2020 05-07-20 View State Closes Moose Hunt in Unit 22D Kuzitrin Drainage and Southwest
09/02/2020 05-06-20 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in 22C
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

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


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