Alaska Outdoor Digest

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

Board of Fish back in Anchorage March 6-9
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will be back in Anchorage to meet March 6-9  at the Egan Civic and Convention Center. The proposed agenda is smaller than many board meetings, but there’s time allotted for the public to comment on a variety of issues. The Board is also expected to take... Read more
Rockfish deep water release, limits coming for SE
As Board of Fish testimony continues in Sitka this week, the focus shifts to new rules for rockfish. The tasty bottom fish have received dramatically more fishing pressure in the past decade as tighter limits on charter halibut and salmon have sent fishermen looking for new options. Rockfish are... Read more
ADF&G feedback on West, Central game proposals
February’s Board of Game meeting in Dillingham will tackle an extensive list of proposals for hunting and wildlife regulation changes in west and central Alaska. This includes moose, Dall sheep and caribou hunting proposals for some of the state’s most popular hunts. We tackle some of the more controversial... Read more
BoG considers FortyMile caribou Friday
The Alaska Board of Game (Board) will hold a non-regulatory meeting via teleconference at 10 a.m., Friday, January 5 to consider two proposals to modify hunting regulations for the FortyMile caribou herd. The Board meeting will consider two agenda change requests (ACR) submitted for the February 2018 regulatory meeting... Read more
Board of Fish asking for proposals to change regs
Proposal deadline April 10, 2018. The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) is issuing its 2018/2019 Call for Proposals for changes in the subsistence, personal use, sport, guided sport, and commercial fishing regulations for the Bristol Bay finfish, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim finfish, Alaska Peninsula-Aleutian Islands-Chignik finfish, and Statewide finfish general provisions. The... Read more
Advisory meetings good start to 2018 fishing plans
While most anglers are either digging the ice augers or putting off thinking about fishing until April, there are some important discussions this month that could affect Alaska fishing for the coming season. A number of fish and game advisory committees will meet this month to discuss and consider... Read more
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
Modern Fish Act advances in House
House Natural Resources Committee Approves Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on Dec. 13 approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability... 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