Alaska Outdoor Digest

The source for important, timely news on hunting, fishing and the outdoors in Alaska.

Rare joint Board of Fish, Game committee meeting this week
 The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) and Board of Game (BOG) will convene a teleconference meeting of its Joint Board Committee (committee) at 11 a.m., December 21. The purpose of the committee meeting is to review and recommend to both boards the necessity of holding a full Joint Board meeting... Read more
Board of Game says no to feral cats
Friday morning as the Alaska Board of Game wrapped up its week of deliberations in Anchorage, it rejected a proposal to authorize the capture, nurturing and release of feral cats. While the proposers advocated that it’s humane to release cats into the wild, the board voted unamimously to reject... Read more
UPDATE: BOG chooses no action on sheep ban
Updated at 10:10 a.m. Alaska’s Board of Game chose to take no action on a proposal to remove domestic sheep and goats from the clean list, and provide additional safeguards to ensure the M. ovi virus carried by domestic sheep does not infect Alaska wild sheep, goats and muskox.... Read more
Board of Game upholds traditional, rejects new tech hunting including cell phones
BOG upholds bear denning, same-day flight regs, bans wireless devices The Alaska Board of Game on Tuesday debated the challenging conflux of ancient traditions and new technology in hunting and wildlife management in Alaska. Wednesday morning The Alaska Board of Game passed an amended Proposal 13, which will make it... Read more
BOG begins deliberations, okays antler change;  sheep, kinship, plane, cat proposals on tap
Alaska’s Board of Game started deliberations Monday afternoon on the first of 69 proposals to change statewide hunting and wildlife-related regulations. The board acted on the first five proposals Monday: Rejected Proposal 1 to change the definition of “take” of a game animal, to clarify that “take” means kill... Read more
Board of Game hearing passionate sheep, cat testimony
The Alaska Board of Game meeting in Anchorage this week is drawing surprising testimony on sheep and cats. That’s domestic sheep, and the risk of disease from a domestic animal reaching and ultimately wiping out Alaska’s Dall sheep and mountain goat populations. And feral cats, which despite long being... Read more
Sportsmen’s Rondy provides game, fish updates
Anchorage area hunters and fishermen will have a rare opportunity Saturday to hear from many of the conservation organizations defending sportsmen’s rights in Alaska. The Sportsmen’s Rendezvous, themed “Preserving Our Heritage,” is a joint effort of seven organizations that share common vision, but have seldom met with the public... Read more
SCI meeting on Sportsman issues
The Alaska Chapter of Safari Club International will be holding a special members meeting in November that will also be open to non-members and will feature a number of statewide conservation experts talking on a variety of issues.    The November 11 event includes lunch and runs 10 a.m.... Read more
Board of Game to consider flying, sheep, kinship rules
The Alaska Board of Game will hold a statewide meeting in Anchorage Nov. 10-17 to consider sweeping changes proposed in a variety of hunting regulations. The proposed changes cover 79 pages but include proposals to change how and when Dall sheep can be taken, rules on hunting the same... Read more
Fish, Game Advisory Committees this month
The Anchorage Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 24th  at the William Hernandez Fish Hatchery, located at 941 Reeve Blvd   at 6:30 pm.  Agenda will include finalizing BOG Statewide proposal recommendations.  For more information contact Frank Neumann at 529-0892. The Homer Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet... Read more