Alaska Outdoor Digest

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

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
Subsistence Board rejects Unit 26 caribou closure; does partial closure for Unit 23
UPDATE June 26: The Federal Subsistence Board  gave Alaska resident hunters a big win Friday.  The Board has decided not to restrict Unit 26 caribou hunting to only local subsistence hunters. Recents hearings to consider that closure drew a storm of protest from hunters who rely on the Haul Road... Read more
Bill would add caribou to hunts requiring guides for non-residents
Legislation working it’s way through the Alaska Legislature would require non-resident hunters to hire a guide before hunting caribou on the North Slope. Rep. Dean Westlake (D-Kiana) introduced House Bill 211, titled “An Act requiring a nonresident to be accompanied by a guide or resident spouse or relative when hunting... Read more