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1,725 Required Deer Harvests For 2007 Not Yet Reported


February 25, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - Southeast Alaska hunters who hunted deer in Game Management Units 1 - 5 are being reminded by Wildlife Biologist Larry Dickerson or the Craig Ranger Station that they are required to report their deer hunting harvest. This includes all federally qualified and non-federally qualified hunters who hunted in 2006. Hunters should report their harvests on the Deer Hunting Report Harvest Form which was provided when their Deer Harvest Tickets were received said Dickerson.

Dickerson said. "This week, hunters who have not reported their 2007 deer hunting information should receive another Deer Harvest Report form in the mail." 1,725 deer harvest report forms are being mailed to deer hunters that have not yet reported their 2007 deer hunting harvest.

"Deer harvest information is critical and provides a barometer to develop reliable deer population trends in SE Alaska," said Dickerson. He said as conditions for deer and deer hunters continue to change on Prince of Wales Island and in other areas of SE Alaska, it is essential to have accurate information about the deer harvest, the deer population, conservation concerns, and the level of subsistence use of and need for deer. "Reporting your harvest helps to promote objectives toward managing a healthy and productive deer herd that will continue to provide subsistence and recreational opportunities today and in the future," said Dickerson.

He added, "Please complete the form and return! We appreciate you taking the time to provide this valuable information."



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Wildlife Biologist
Craig Ranger Station


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