2020 - 2021
Photo by Jamin Taylor
Graphic Design by Sue Steinacher
MIGRATORY BIRD REGULATION CHANGES
This is not a comprehensive list of all the detailed changes. It is your responsibility to read the
regulations carefully for complete information.
Statewide: daily bag and possession limits have been reduced to 2 daily, 6
Allowable take has been reduced from 1,000 to 500 birds. Hunt area quotas
have changed accordingly. Be aware that hunting in specific hunt areas may
be closed by emergency order if the respective quota is met prior to the end of
the hunting season.
Units 1-4 (Southeast Region): the waterfowl hunting season has been shifted
to occur from September 16 – December 31 in accordance with 2019 Board
of Game action.
Unit 20B, Fairbanks Management Area, Badger Slough: waterfowl can only be
taken by falconry or archery with flu-flu arrows.
The 2020 state duck stamp features a photograph by Jamin Hunter Taylor
of a lone male gadwall (Mareca strepera). Jamin is an Alaska-based nature
photographer who specializes in hunting Alaska’s diverse avifauna through
the lens of his camera. Though gadwall are common across much of North
America, their distribution in Alaska is generally limited to the southerly portions
of the state. In contrast to many easily recognizable waterfowl species, gadwall
lack flashy plumage. However, a closer look reveals a subtle elegance about
their appearance. As a result of widespread habitat management efforts,
gadwall have increased in abundance since the 1980’s, making them one of
North America’s conservation success stories. Consequently, approximately
10% of all ducks harvested in North America are gadwall, surpassed only by
mallards and green-winged teal. Due to their limited distribution in the state,
gadwall typically account for only 1% of the overall duck harvest in Alaska.
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