Alaska Outdoor Digest

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

Fisheries board to consider emergency Copper River commercial closure; sport fishing already closed
Alaska Board of Fisheries will expand its special meeting on Wednesday, May 17  to review an emergency petition by the Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee to limit commercial fishing for the dismal forecast of Copper River king salmon. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. and will be streamed... Read more
Fish and game legislation this week
Despite the Alaska Legislature’s ongoing impasses on fiscal issues, a number of bills relating to hunting and fishing are on the docket this week. No word yet on whether controversial appointees to the Boards of Game and Fisheries will be up for approval. Those have been delayed for many... Read more
Update: Bill to require guides for non-resident caribou hunters dead
UPDATE: We are tardy reporting that the proposed bill to require all non-resident hunters on the North Slope hire a guide to hunt caribou died along with all other pending legislation at the end of this year’s regular Legislative session. Special sessions called and perhaps to be called by... Read more
ADFG Legislative schedule April 24-28
Here are bills and action pending in the Alaska Legislature this week that affect hunting, fishing and wildlife.  House Floor Session Apr 24 Monday 11:00 AM BILL SHORT TITLE STATUS DATE HB 127 CRIM. CONV. OVERTURNED: RECEIVE PAST PFD 3RD RDG, 4/24 CAL(H) 04/19/17 HB 211 NONRESIDENT HUNTING REQUIREMENTS:... Read more
Group sues to block moving predator control back to State
  The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday filed suit in Anchorage against the Trump administration to repeal recent Congressional action to return predator control in Alaska wildlife refuges to the State. The measure, seen by Alaska wildlife managers as a return to local control, has been widely depicted... Read more