Board Of Game Fairbanks Meeting Scheduled For March 15-22

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

Alaska Board of Game Meeting scheduled in Fairbanks, March 15-22, 2024

The Alaska Board of Game (board) will meet in Fairbanks, March 15-22, at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge located at 1850 Hoselton Drive. During this eight-day public meeting, the board will address more than 150 proposals requesting changes to hunting and trapping regulations primarily for the Interior and Eastern Arctic Region (Game Management Units [GMU] 12, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26B, and 26C).

Topics to be addressed within the Interior and Eastern Arctic Region include hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for residents and nonresidents, hunting permits and conditions, restricted and management areas, methods and means, salvage requirements, and intensive management plans. The board will also address topics for other regions of the state including annual reauthorizations of antlerless moose hunts and resident brown bear tag fee exemptions.

Proposals were submitted by the general public, local fish and game Advisory Committees, federal agencies, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. For a full listing of proposals and please visit the meeting website at:

All portions of the meetings are open to the public and a live audio and video stream will be provided on the board website at  Meeting material including agenda, staff reports, and public and agency comments on proposals can be accessed on the meeting website as it becomes available. 

Comment Submission: The board encourages the public to provide comments to assist in its decision-making process on the regulatory proposals. Those who wish to provide written comments on proposals must include the proposal number(s) for which the comments pertain, and the submitters first and last name, and community of residence. Details on submitting public comments is available at Written comments submitted by this Friday, March 1, will be included in the board meeting workbook and posted on the meeting website before the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted during the meeting as record copies.  

Comments submitted by the March 1 deadline are limited to 100 single-sided or 50 double-sided pages. Comments submitted at the meeting have a limitation of 10 single-sided pages. All comments must include a first and last name, community of residence, and the proposal number(s) for which the comments pertain. Individuals who are unable to submit comments online may submit them via fax to (907) 465-6094.

Public Testimony: Following opening business on Friday, March 15, the board will hear region and research related reports from the Department of Fish and Game reports. In-person, oral public testimony is expected to begin Friday afternoon, after the conclusion of reports. Anyone wishing to testify before the board must sign up at the meeting location before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Public testimony will continue until all who have signed up have received the opportunity to be heard. Deliberations on proposals will begin following public testimony and will continue through the remainder of the meeting.

For more information about the board meeting process, please contact Kristy Tibbles at 465-6098, or via email at She and other ADF&G Boards Support staff will be available throughout the meeting to assist the public with the process.