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
11/10/2021   View 2021 GMU 2 Wolf Season Announced
11/05/2021   View Public Meeting and Hearing Announced Regarding 2021 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest
08/23/2021   View ADF&G Wildlife Division staff stationed in Wrangell Aug. 30 – Oct. 31, 2021
07/08/2021   View Palmer Hay Flats Access Improvements
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

Region 1

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/19/2021 01-24-21 View South Tracy Arm Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
11/10/2021 01-23-21 View Halutu Ridge to Parsons Peak in Unit 1D is Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
11/10/2021 01-22-21   Unit 2 wolf season closure
11/03/2021 01-21-21 View Partial closure of Takshanuk Mountains to goat hunting (RG023)
11/02/2021 01-20-21 View East Fork of the Skagway River to Kasidaya Creek in GMU 1D(RG024) closed to mountain goat hunting
10/26/2021 01-19-21 View Four Winds Area Closed To Goat Hunting (RG026)
10/19/2021 01-18-21 View Upper and Lower Sweetheart Lakes Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
10/19/2021 01-17-21 View GMU 1D RB050 Closed to Brown Bear Hunting
10/13/2021 01-16-21 View Unit 1C RM049 Gustavus Moose Hunt Closed
10/12/2021 01-15-21 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A West of the Dangerous River
09/24/2021 01-14-21 View Partial closure to mountain goat hunting between Dayebas Creek and Kasidaya Creek (RG024)
09/22/2021 01-13-21 View Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
09/21/2021 01-12-21 View Area between East Fork of the Skagway River and the Canadian Border closed to goat hunting in Unit 1D
09/20/2021 01-11-21 View Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
09/17/2021 01-10-21 View Closure to mountain goat hunting along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) in Unit 1D
09/08/2021 01-09-21 View RG026 Flower and Porcupine Mountain Area in Unit 1D Closed To Mountain Goat Hunting
09/08/2021 01-08-21 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Bear Mountain Zone
09/07/2021 01-07-21 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure in Rosenberg Lake Zone
08/23/2021   View ADF&G Wildlife Division staff stationed in Wrangell Aug. 30 – Oct. 31, 2021
08/17/2021   View 2021 Waterfowl Season Opens Sept. 1
08/04/2021 01-06-21 View Sumdum Peninsula Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/03/2021 01-05-21 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Lisa Creek Zone
07/27/2021 01-04-21 View Takinsha Range closed to mountain goat hunting between Canadian Border and Garrison Glacier (RG026)
07/27/2021 01-03-21 View Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting between the Kicking Horse River and Davidson Glacier (RG026)
07/27/2021   View Juneau-area Sitka black-tailed deer season opens Aug. 1
07/19/2021 01-02-21 View Baranof Island (Unit 4) Mountain Goat Hunting
07/15/2021 01-01-21 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting

Region 2

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/03/2021 02-11-21 View Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt Closes by Emergency Order
10/22/2021 02-10-21 View A portion of Kodiak Islands Elk Registration Hunt RE755 Will Not Open
10/19/2021   View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunts Open November 1
10/15/2021 02-09-21 View Port Valdez/Lowe River Goat Hunt Closes
10/11/2021 02-08-21 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
10/11/2021 02-07-21 View Goat Hunt RG248 North of the Port of Valdez Closes
10/07/2021 02-06-21 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
09/29/2021 02-05-21 View Southwestern Prince William Sound Goat Hunt Closes
09/29/2021   View Ship Creek Moose Permit (RM435) to be Issued Online
09/28/2021 02-04-21 View Goat Hunt RG249 Closes North of Valdez Arm
09/24/2021   View Beware of Aggressive River Otters Around Anchorage Waterways
09/23/2021   View Neighborhood Attractants and Lynx
09/22/2021 02-03-21 View Eklutna Lake Management Area Moose Hunt RM445 Closes in Unit 14C
09/22/2021 02-02-21 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet
09/10/2021   View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
07/09/2021 02-01-21   Lynx Seasons Announced for Units 7 and 15 (Kenai Peninsula) and 14C (Anchorage)
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

Region 3

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
10/06/2021 03-07-21 View RC867 Fortymile Caribou Bag limit and Harvest Quota Announcement
10/01/2021 03-06-21 View Moose season extension (October 4-8, 2021) Units 21D & 24D (outside the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area)
09/14/2021 03-05-21   RC860 Fortymile Caribou Zones 1 and 4 to Reopen
08/25/2021 03-04-21 View RC860 Fortymile Caribou Zones 1 and 4 close September 1-15
08/10/2021 03-03-21   Ptarmigan Season
07/13/2021   View AA RC860 Fortymile Caribou Hunt All Zones Open August 10
04/28/2021   View AA State forestry to conduct prescribed burns at Creamers Field
03/05/2021   View AA Region 3 Undersubscribed Permits

Region 4

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/23/2021 04-13-21 View Registration Moose Hunt RM585 in Units 17B will Open, 17C will Remain Closed
10/12/2021 04-12-21 View Winter Seasons Closed for Nelchina Caribou Hunts RC561, RC562, CC001, DC485
10/06/2021 04-11-21 View Mountain Goat Hunting Closed in Unit 14A
10/04/2021   View Permits NOT available October 5 for Unit 14A Registration Goat Hunts RG890 & RG891
09/29/2021   View 2021 Registration Goat Hunt opening in Unit 14A
09/24/2021 04-10-21 View Unit 17A Registration Moose Hunts Extended
09/08/2021 04-09-21 View RC562 Nelchina Caribou Hunt to Close by Emergency Order
09/07/2021 04-08-21 View Unit 13E Community Hunt Moose Bag Limit Changes by Emergency Order
08/30/2021 04-07-21 View DC485 Nelchina Caribou Draw Hunt to Close by Emergency Order
08/16/2021 04-06-21 View RC561 Nelchina Caribou Hunt to Close by Emergency Order
07/28/2021   View 2021 Nelchina Caribou Hunt Quotas and Resident Bag Limits Announced
07/22/2021 04-05-21 View Mulchatna Caribou and Nushagak Peninsula Caribou Hunting Seasons
07/08/2021 04-04-21   Lynx season in Units 14A, 14B, and 16 Extended by Emergency Order
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

Region 5

Date Emergency Order Number Announcement Description
11/30/2021 05-10-21 View State Opens Winter Hunt RM621 in Goodnews Hunt Area in Unit 18
11/23/2021 05-09-21 View Moose Season Extension Unit 18 Kanektok/Arolik River Hunt area
11/16/2021 05-08-21 View State Opens Winter Hunt RM844 in Unit 22A Central
10/01/2021 05-07-21 View Moose season extension for the Goodnews River hunt area
09/09/2021 05-06-21 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(B) West of the Darby Mountains
09/04/2021 05-05-21 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(D) Kuzitrin and Southwest
09/02/2021 05-04-21 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(C)
06/17/2021   View Permits Available July 7 for Unit 22E Non-Resident Registration Moose Hunt RM855
03/05/2021   View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts
01/22/2021   View Muskox permits available in Bethel

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


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