Alaska Outdoor Digest

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

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
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
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
The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet October 17-19, 2017, at the Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 West 5thAvenue, Anchorage, Alaska beginning at 8:30 am. No regulatory action will be taken at this meeting.  Agenda topics may include:  election of officers, agenda change requests, petitions, meeting organization, creation of... Read more
UPDATE: Board of Fish in Anchorage this week
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet October 17-19, 2017, at the Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 West 5thAvenue, Anchorage, Alaska beginning at 8:30 am. No regulatory action will be taken at this meeting, but sport fishermen should watch several of the agenda change requests, that could affect 2018 salmon... Read more
Board of Fish rejects emergency rules for Copper River commercial fishery
The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted 4-3 on Wednesday not to impose emergency restrictions on the Copper River commercial king salmon fishery, rejecting the request from the Fairbanks advisory board after the sport fishery was closed because of a historically low run forecast. The vote was along what has... 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