How Hunting Laws Are Passed
In most states, a wildlife management agency sets hunting regulations. These agencies will have regular meetings where the public can voice their concerns and make suggestions. Hunters wishing to propose changes to the regulations should participate in these meetings or join a hunting organization that interacts with the agency.
Alaska’s public process for setting hunting regulations is facilitated by the Board of Game, which meets two to three times annually. Its seven members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature.
The Board sets each meeting’s agenda but any individual or group in the state can propose a change in a hunting regulation or a new regulation.
Local fish and game advisory committees are made up of elected local citizens who meet to discuss and make recommendations on wildlife issues that come before the Board of Game.