Alaska Department of Fish and Game
|Alaska Department of Fish and Game|
|Preceding agencies||Alaska Territorial Department of Fish and Game
Fish and Game Commission
Fisheries Experimental Commission
|Headquarters||1255 W 8th St, Juneau, Alaska|
|Agency executive||Cora Campbell, Commissioner|
The Department was created in 1959 to complete the tasks previously assigned to the Alaska Territorial Department of Fish and Game, and the Fish and Game Commission, and Fisheries Experimental Commission. It used to operate a research station on Canyon Island.
Board of Game
Huniting regulations enforced by ADF&G are established by the Alaska Board of Game, a seven-member panel appointed by the governor.  The board has often been embroiled in controversy because of its support for what is called "intensive management" of wolves, usually involving the killing of wolves for purposes of controlling their population rather than normal hunting practices. 
Game Management Units
The ADF&G established 26 Game Management Units to effectively manage and control hunting in Alaska. Legal regulations govern each unit. Regulations are therefore made at the unit level rather than governing the entire state, with its bast and highly bariable ecosystems. These describe, for example, when hunting is allowed and how many animals may be killed each season. Due to the vast areas involved many of the units are further divided into subunits, for example area 13 is divided to into subunits 13A-13E.
- "Historical note", PCA 58: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Photograph Collection, 1951-1975, Alaska State Library
- 1959 Annual Report. State of Alaska, Alaska Board of Fish and Game and Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
- Board of Game homepage
- Schandelmeier, John Difficult to gauge wolf control Outdoor Daily news wire/Anchorage Daily News 4-30-2012