Call for Proposals to Change Federal Subsistence Hunting and Trapping Regulations

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting proposals through June 16, 2017 to change Federal regulations for the subsistence harvest of wildlife on Federal public lands for the 2018-2020 regulatory years (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020).

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Caron McKee

(907) 786-3880 or (800) 478-1456

The Board will consider proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, methods of harvest, and customary and traditional use determinations. The Board will also accept proposals for individual customary and traditional use determinations from residents of national park and national monument resident zone communities, or those who already hold a Section 13.440 subsistence use permit.

Federal public lands include national wildlife refuges; national parks, monuments and preserves; national forests; national wild and scenic rivers; and national conservation and recreation areas. These lands also include Bureau of Land Management areas that are not part of the national conservation system. Federal subsistence regulations do not apply on State of Alaska lands, private lands, military lands, Native allotments, or Federal lands selected by the State of Alaska or Native corporations.

Submit proposals:

  • By mail or hand delivery

Federal Subsistence Board
Office of Subsistence Management − Attn:  Theo Matuskowitz
1011 East Tudor Road, MS-121
Anchorage, AK  99503-6199

Search for docket number FWS-R7-SM-2016-0049.

You may call the Office of Subsistence Management at 800-478-1456 or email with questions.

Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program may be found on the web at or by visiting

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View Wildlife Proposed Rule in the Federal Register.


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