State Officials Increase Bag Limits for YK Delta Geese

by Charles Enoch on August 31, 2015

A White-Fronted goose. Photo by ADF&G

A White-Fronted goose. Photo by ADF&G

The Alaska Board of Game adopted an emergency regulation last week, allowing hunters in Unit 18 to possess and harvest more white-fronted geese.

Hunters in the YK Delta coastal area can now harvest 10 white-fronts or “yellow-leggers” daily, and have up to 30 in possession. The recent regulations are up from a daily bag limit of 8 birds, and 24 in possession.

Unit 18 encompasses all of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta coastal area; including Kotlik to the North and Platinum to the South. It also includes the Bering Sea islands of Mekoryak and St Michael Island. Inland, the unit border ends just before Kalskag on the Kuskokwim River and Paimute on the Yukon River.

Board of Game officials adopted the regulation Tuesday. It goes into effect Monday, September 31st, and expires December 28th.

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