Mountain goat harvest closed in South Baranof Zone on Baranof Island

SITKA, Alaska – Sitka District Ranger Perry Edwards, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing the South Baranof Zone to the harvest of mountain goats. The closure will be effective Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect through the rest of the 2021 season which ends December 31.

Last edited 01/25/2022
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Paul Robbins Jr.

Public Affairs Officer

Tongass National Forest


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has issued a concurrent closure in the same zone. Additional mountain goat harvest in this zone could have long term negative effects on the conservation of the mountain goat subpopulation. The remainder of Baranof Island is open to goat hunting until the season closes, unless closed by special action.

A map and description of the closed areas are available from the Sitka Ranger District and the Sitka area office of ADF&G. Information on Federal subsistence management special actions for the Tongass National Forest can be found at For additional information, call Biologist Justin Koller at 907-747-4297 or email him at

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