ADFG Announces Pending Closure Of Zones 1 And 4 Fortymile Caribou Hunt As Quota To Be Met

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Fortymile Caribou Hunt RC867-

Zones 1 and 4 closing on December 2nd

The State of Alaska winter registration hunt (RC867) for Fortymile caribou in Zone 1, accessible from the Steese Highway and Chena Hot Springs Road, and in Zone 4 (White Mountains) will close on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Caribou were abundant during the first month of the winter season in Zones 1 and 4 and harvest is expected to meet the quota of 315 caribou in those zones by the time of closure. The state hunting season is scheduled to remain open in Zones 2 and 3. The quote for Zones 2 and 3 is 100 caribou, and the current reported harvest is 15.

Hunters are reminded to call the Fortymile Caribou Herd Hotline (907) 267-2310 for updates about the hunt quota and bag limit before departing for the field to learn of zone closures.

These seasons and bag limits only apply to state caribou hunts in these areas. Hunters with questions about federal subsistence regulations should call (800) 478-1456.

Successful hunters must report within three days of the kill online at (, by phone (907-883-2971), or in person at the ADF&G office in Tok. Hunters who report by phone must also mail their permit reports or drop them off to the Tok ADF&G office. Unsuccessful hunters must return their reports to the Tok office or report online at by April 15, 2023.

Hunters are urged to obtain a receipt when they turn in their hunt reports or to mail them by delivery confirmation receipt. Permit holders who fail to report will not be eligible to receive any permits (Draw, Targeted, Tier II, or Registration, including Tier I Nelchina caribou) during the next regulatory year, and may be cited.

To see the full emergency order go to this link:…/2022/orders/03-07-22.pdf