Unit 7 Dall Sheep Federal Drawing Hunt Closed

For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2023

MOOSE PASS, Alaska – Seward District Ranger Ruth D’Amico, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing the Unit 7 Federal subsistence sheep drawing hunt to the harvest of Dall sheep. The closure will be effective for the entire season of August 10 - September 20, 2023.

Last edited 07/18/2023
Contact Information

Brandon Raile

Public Affairs Officer

Chugach National Forest



Based on aerial surveys conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), there is no harvestable surplus of full curl Dall sheep in the Round Mountain and Crescent Lake sheep survey areas. There will be no corresponding State hunt in the area, as ADF&G did not issue any draw permits for the Round Mountain and Crescent Lake hunt areas in Unit 7 this year. The Federal public lands in the remainder of Unit 7 are open to Dall sheep hunting under state regulations with a state harvest ticket until the season closes, unless closed by Federal special action.   

A map and description of the closed areas are available from the Seward Ranger District and the Soldotna area office of ADF&G. Information on Federal subsistence management special actions can be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/chugach/news-events. For additional information, contact Ruth D’Amico at 907-288-7730 or ruth.damico@usda.gov, or subsistence biologist Andrew Sanders at 907-250-0439 or andrew.sanders@usda.gov.

Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at 



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