A Special Action Request is an out-of-cycle change in a season, harvest limit, or method of harvest. Special Actions are taken when unusual situations arise, such as a significant change in resource abundance that could not reasonably have been anticipated. The Federal Subsistence Board may take a Special Action to restrict, close, open, or reopen the taking of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands and waters. Such actions are taken to ensure the continued viability of a particular fish or wildlife population, to ensure continued subsistence use, or for reasons of public safety. These guidelines and requirements can be found in 36 CFR 242.19 and 50 CFR 100.19.
View informational flyer on submitting a Special Action Request.
The links below contain Information on submitted wildlife special actions and final analyses.
Temporary Special Action Request WSA22-01 (change the federal muskox permit system in Game Management Units 22 and 23 from a federal registration permit to a federal drawing permit)
Temporary Special Action Request WSA21-01 (request to close Federal public lands in Units 23 and 26A to harvest of caribou and moose by non-Federally qualified users from August 1 through September 30, 2021).
Emergency Wildlife Special Action Request WSA21-02 (Unit 18 Remainder Hunt Area - Moose).