Intensive Management in Alaska
Alaska's Programs - Unit 16
Intensive management (IM) programs are authorized under a specific procedure where the Alaska Board of Game determines a particular ungulate population important for providing high levels of human consumptive use and sets population and harvest objectives for deer, caribou, or moose in those specific areas. Those programs are listed under Active IM Programs or Inactive IM Programs on these pages. For other prey species harvested by hunters or in other areas, the Commissioner of ADF&G may authorize predation control to recover depleted prey populations under Alaska Statute 16.05.020(2), and the Board may adopt regulations for similar purpose under AS 16.05.255(a)(6). Programs authorized under either of these authorities are listed under Other Programs.
Predation control programs, authorized under intensive management regulations, are currently active in four specific areas in Alaska, covering approximately 5% of the state's land area. These programs are designed to reduce predation by wolves or bears and increase moose, caribou, or deer populations that are a needed food source for Alaskans.
Each predation control program employs specific methods to increase sustainable ungulate harvest. In these areas, predators will be reduced but not eliminated. The goal is to reduce predation rates, allowing humans to take more ungulates while also maintaining sustainable populations of predators.
Before any predation control program begins, the Alaska Board of Game reviews the program's feasibility and proposed operation plan and then adopts a regulation to authorize the predation control if the program is approved. Those regulations, formally adopted in the Alaska Administrative Code in Title 5, Chapter 92, contain detailed information about each predation control area. You will find links to the regulation and implementation plan for each program listed here. View the entire Intensive Management and Predator Control section (5 AAC 92.106 – 5 AAC 92.127).
Click the links below to view more information about each program. You may also view the Unit Map.
The authorizing regulation for Unit 16, 5 AAC 92.122. Intensive Management Plan VI, contains detailed information about the predator control area established in GMU 16, including delineation of the geographic area covered, background, status of the wildlife populations in question, objectives, and a management plan.
Reports to the Alaska Board of Game
- February 2019 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 1,294 kB)
- February 2018 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 500 kB)
- February 2017 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 667 kB)
- February 2016 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 280 kB)
February 2015 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 346 kB)
- August 2015 Update (PDF 299 kB)
- February 2015 — Operational Plan During Regulatory Years 2015–2017 (PDF 873 kB)
February 2014 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 342 kB)
- August 2014 Update (PDF 280 kB)
February 2013 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 171 kB)
- August 2013 Update (PDF 155 kB)
- February 2012 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 216 kB)
February 2011 — Annual Report to the Board of Game (PDF 142 kB)
- August 2011 Update (PDF 148 kB)
- August 2009 — End of season Same Day Airborne Report (PDF 18 kB)
- March 2009 — Presentation to the Board of Game (PDF 304 kB)