map of Alaska divided into regions Region 1 Southeastern Alaska region 2 region 3 Region 4 Region 5

Hunting, Trapping and Wildlife
Emergency Orders, Advisory Announcements & News Releases

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.

All Regions

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
08/22/2023 View Listing Southeast Alaska Wolves Under Endangered Species Act Not Warranted
07/21/2023 AR-1-23 View New Fortymile Caribou Hunt Quota
05/26/2023 View Latest Ruling by Federal Court in Washington Deals Another Blow for Southeast Alaska Chinook Salmon Fishery
05/04/2023 View Fishermen and Hunters May See Military Activity as Northern Edge 2023 Training Exercise Commences
03/13/2023 View Spring 2023 Bear Bait Registration
02/06/2023 View Test Results for Polar Bear Involved in Fatal Attack
01/26/2023 View Don’t miss your chance at incredible bear viewing in 2023
01/20/2023 View ADF&G sends condolences to family and communities in tragic polar bear attack
12/13/2022 View Brown Bear Cub in Alaska Tests Positive for Avian Influenza
11/18/2022 View Black bear cub in Alaska diagnosed with Avian Influenza

Region 1

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
09/13/2023 View A Young Bull Moose Escaped from the Kroschel Films Wildlife Center
09/12/2023 R1-8-23 View Mt. Kluchman Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/23/2023 R1-7-23 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Bear Mountain Zone
08/09/2023 View 2023 Waterfowl season opener for Southeast Alaska
08/04/2023 R1-6-23 View Blackerby Ridge to Salmon Creek Reservoir Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
08/03/2023 R1-5-23 View Sumdum Peninsula Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C
07/25/2023 R1-4-23 View Takinsha Range Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting Between Canadian Border and Garrison Glacier(RG026)
07/25/2023 R1-3-23 View Closure to Mountain Goat Hunting Between the Kicking Horse River and Davidson Glacier(RG026)
07/21/2023 View Mountain Goat Hunting Regulation Changes For Unit 1D
07/19/2023 R1-2-23 View Portion of Unit 5A Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting
07/17/2023 View Mountain Goat Quiz required for All Southeast Alaska Goat Hunters
07/14/2023 R1-1-23 View Baranof Island (Unit 4) Mountain Goat Hunting
03/03/2023 View Region 1 Undersubscribed Unit 4 Brown Bear Draw Permits Available
12/22/2022 01-21-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Hogan Lake Zone
11/23/2022 01-20-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Whale Bay and Necker Bay Zones
11/04/2022 01-19-22 View 2022 GMU 2 Wolf Season Announced
10/28/2022 View Public Meeting and Hearing Announced Regarding 2022 GMU 2 Wolf Harvest
10/24/2022 01-18-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Indian River Zone
10/21/2022 01-17-22 View Partial closure of Takshanuk Mountains to Goat Hunting (RG023)
10/19/2022 01-16-22 View Closure to mountain goat hunting along Chilkoot Lake (RG023) in Unit 1D
10/17/2022 01-15-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Clarence Kramer Zone
10/12/2022 01-14-22 View Moose Hunting Season Closure Unit 5A West of the Dangerous River
10/11/2022 01-13-22 View Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Upper Blue Lake Zone
10/08/2022 01-12-22 View Unit 1C RM049 Gustavus Moose Hunt Closed
09/30/2022 01-11-22 View Winstanley Lake Trend Count Area Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1A
09/22/2022 01-10-22 View Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 1C

Region 2

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
09/15/2023 R2-4-23 View Eklutna Lake Management Area Moose Hunt RM445 Closes in Unit 14C
09/07/2023 View Port Valdez North Goat Hunt RG248 to Open October 1
09/05/2023 R2-3-23 View Twentymile Mountain Goat Hunt RG868 Closes in Unit 14C
08/31/2023 View Help Prevent Bear Issues: Brown Bears Accessing Unsecured Trash
08/25/2023 View Changes are coming for Potter Marsh
08/24/2023 View New reporting requirement for RL065
08/04/2023 View Kenai Brown Bear (RB300) Season Dates and Sealing Period
06/06/2023 R2-2-23 View Permits Available June 14 for Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat Hunt RG364
12/13/2022 02-13-22 View Registration Goat Hunt RG230 near Cordova Closes
12/08/2022 View ADF&G treating beetle killed spruce to improve moose habitat near Homer
11/08/2022 02-12-22 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Close Early
10/20/2022 02-11-22 View A Portion of Registration Elk Hunt RE755 Will Not Open
10/20/2022 View Kenai Peninsula Registration Goat hunts Open November 1
10/14/2022 02-09-22 TM549 Season Extension
10/13/2022 02-10-22 View Port Valdez/Lowe River Goat Hunt Closes
10/05/2022 02-08-22 View Lake George Mountain Goat Hunt RG869 Closes in Unit 14C
10/05/2022 View Ship Creek Moose Permit (RM435) to be Issued Online Again in 2022
10/03/2022 02-07-22 View Southwestern Prince William Sound Goat Hunt Closes
09/29/2022 02-06-22 View Goat Hunt RG249 Closes North of Valdez Arm
09/29/2022 02-05-22 View Kenai Peninsula Brown Bear Season Closes for Remainder of 2022
09/26/2022 02-04-22 View Goat Hunt RG252 Closes East of Unakwik Inlet

Region 3

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
09/20/2023 R3-5-23 View Muskox registration hunt RX110 to open in Unit 26B
08/21/2023 R3-4-23 Macomb caribou Registration Permit Hunt RC835 closure
08/04/2023 R3-3-23 View Fall Fortymile Caribou Season in Zones 1 and 4 to Open for 4-Days
07/10/2023 View Macomb Caribou Numbers Decline, Prompt Reduced Harvest; Abbreviated Hunting Season Expected
04/05/2023 03-03-23 EO 03-03-23 Ptarmigan Bag Limit
03/03/2023 View 03-02-23 AA Region 3 Undersubscribed Permits 2023
02/14/2023 03-01-23 03-01-23 EO 21D Winter Moose Opening
02/14/2023 View 03-01-23 AA 21D Winter Moose Opening
11/29/2022 03-07-22 View EO 03-07-22 RC867 Fortymile Zones 1 and 4 Closure
10/21/2022 View AA RC867 2022 Fortymile Caribou Winter Hunt Quota
10/11/2022 View ADF&G and AIM-COMM to Host Open House at Fish and Game Indoor Shooting Range in Fairbanks

Region 4

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
09/14/2023 R4-4-23 View RM583 Hunt Extension in Units 17B&C
07/31/2023 R4-2-23 DI450 Chitina bison bag limit
06/30/2023 R4-1-23 View Nelchina Caribou Hunts RC561, RC562, and CC001 closed by Emergency Order
06/06/2023 View ADF&G concludes predator control for the year to benefit Mulchatna Caribou
11/18/2022 04-10-22 View Registration Moose Hunt RM585 in Units 17B will Open, 17C will Remain Closed
10/26/2022 04-09-22 View Mountain Goat Hunting in Unit 14A closed by emergency order
10/13/2022 04-08-22 View Winter Seasons Closed for Nelchina Caribou Hunts RC561, RC562, CC001, & DC485
10/03/2022 View Advisory Announcement: Permits Available October 4 for Unit 14A Registration Goat Hunts RG890 & RG891

Region 5

Date Emergency Order News Release Title
09/09/2023 R5-6-23 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(B) West of the Darby Mountains
09/08/2023 R5-5-23 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(D) Kuzitrin and Southwest
09/05/2023 R5-4-23 View State Closes Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(D) Remainder
09/02/2023 R5-3-23 View State Closes Resident and Nonresident Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(C)
08/21/2023 View ADF&G Changes Issuance Date and Announces Number of Permits Available for Hunts RX070/RX071
06/07/2023 View First detection of rabies in an Alaska moose (Teller, Western Alaska)
05/11/2023 05-02-23 View State Closes Nonresident DB685 and Resident RB670 Brown Bear Hunt in Unit 22C
04/20/2023 View Alaska Rabies Outbreak Response Enhanced by Past Experience and New Methods
03/03/2023 View Permits Available for GMU 22 Alaska Brown Bear and Moose Hunts
01/06/2023 05-01-23 View State Closes Resident Moose Hunt RM843 in Unit 22B West
12/22/2022 05-08-22 View State Opens Moose Hunt RM621 in the Goodnews Bay Drainage Hunt Area
12/06/2022 View Nelson Island muskox permits to be available in Bethel, Chefornak and online
10/10/2022 View Hunters Asked to Avoid Taking Collared Moose Along the Yukon River in Unit 18
10/03/2022 05-07-22 State Extends Resident RM620 Goodnews River Area Moose Hunt
10/03/2022 05-06-22 View State Extends RM841 Moose Hunting Season in 22A Central
09/29/2022 05-05-22 State Opens Moose Hunt RM840 in Unit 22(B) West of the Darby Mountains

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