We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are officially opening the 2018 Subsistence Migratory Bird Harvest Season in Alaska, by publishing the Final Rule in the Federal Register (XXXXXXX). The season opens April 2nd which runs through August 31st, 2018.These annual harvest regulations allow for the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory birds in Alaska and prescribe regional information on when and where the harvesting of birds may occur. These regulations were developed under a co-management process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Native representatives. The rule making is necessary because the regulations governing the subsistence harvest of migratory birds in Alaska are subject to annual review. Only administrative changes are proposed for the 2018 regulations.

Learn more about the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council at: https://www.fws.gov/alaska/ambcc/Index.htm. The proposed rule is also available at this site.

March 30, 2018 Contact: Andrea Medeiros, USFWS
907-786-3695, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.