New regulations for Ptarmigan hunting underway on Denali Highway

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Ptarmigan hunting season dates are under new regulations on the Denali Highway. Game management units 13-B and 13-E will close February 15. The new rules will align the units by shortening the unit 13-E season by six weeks, while adding 10 weeks of hunting in 13-B.
The board of game adopted the new seasons to address concerns that late-winter hunting within 2 to 3 miles of the Denali Highway was negatively impacting ptarmigan numbers. The new hunting season dates include all three Ptarmigan species - willow, rock, and whitetail.
Ptarmigan hunting season in both units will continue to start on August 10 and bag limits remain at 10 birds per day, 20 in possession.