Welcome to the Alaska Board of Game
Latest News & Information
- Alaska Board of Game 2023/2024 Meeting Dates and Locations (PDF 227 kB)
- Advisory Announcement: Alaska Board of Game Meeting scheduled in Ketchikan, January 19-24, 2023 (PDF 129 kB)
- Notice of Proposed Changes in the Regulations of the Alaska Board of Game for 2022-2023 Meeting Cycle (PDF 54 kB)
- Alaska Board of Game 2022/2023 Meeting Cycle (PDF 227 kB)
- Joint Board Committee Meeting of the Alaska Boards of Game and Fisheries - December 20, 2022 (PDF 253 kB)
- Agenda Change Requests & Other Topics Webconference - November 17, 2022 (PDF 197 kB)
- Emergency Regulations - Bag Limit Changes for Canada Geese (PDF 458 kB)
- About the Alaska Board of Game
Comments to the Board of Game
Submit comments for the 2022-2023 Board of Game meeting cycle by selecting one of the meetings below:
- Southcentral Region Meeting (comments due March 3, 2023)
For more information see detailed info and other ways to submit.
The Board of Game is currently accepting proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Interior, Arctic, & Western areas of Alaska which covers Game Management Units 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26. The board will also consider proposed changes to regulations under 5 AAC Chapter 92, Statewide Provisions that are specific to Game Management Units, excluding changes to Game Management Unit boundaries. Please review the Call for Proposals for more detailed information.
Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2023.
Completed proposals may be uploaded to the submission portal online or mailed to:
- Alaska Board of Game
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
Questions about proposal submissions can be directed to email@example.com or 907-465-4046.
2022-2023 Alaska Board of Game Proposal Book
Proposals for the Southeast Region (Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and Southcentral Region (Game Management Units 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15) are currently available online.
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 291 kB) for more information.
|Board of Game 3-Year Meeting Cycle|
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Join the e-mail list to receive notices for meetings, regulation changes, proposals, and other information from the Board of Game.
Contact the Boards Support main office at (907) 465-4110, or see detailed online contact information.