Baranof Island Mountain Goat Closure for Upper Katlian Zone

Photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Credit to Phil Mooney

Sitka, Alaska (KINY) – Hunt managers set a harvest quota of five males or one female for the Upper Katlian hunt zone of mountain goat hunt RG150 on Baranof Island. Quotas are based on the most recent aerial surveys. The strategy of closing hunt zones when one female has been harvested has been very effective at reducing female harvest. Keeping hunters focused on avoiding female harvest maintains opportunities for more hunters to participate, especially in hunt zones that have good access. To date, one female goat has been harvested in the Upper Katlian hunt zone of RG150. Therefore, this zone is being closed by emergency order (EO) at 11:59 PM, Friday, December 29, 2023.

Those portions of Unit 4 not affected by this emergency order will remain open until harvest quotas are reached or the season concludes.