October 25, 2004
Proposals have been submitted by the Department of Fish and Game, state advisory committees, federal advisory councils, and the general public seeking adjustment to hunting and trapping seasons in Southeast Alaska. The board will be addressing deer, goat, and wolf seasons in the Ketchikan area; elk, bear, and moose seasons in the Petersburg area; deer, moose, and wolf seasons in the Juneau/Douglas area; and bear, deer, and trapping seasons in the Sitka area.
The board will also review all closed and restricted areas for the Southeast Region. Other proposals address predation control plans for Upper Yukon/Tanana area in the Interior Region, and the point system for Tier II subsistence permits statewide.
The board will take oral public testimony beginning Tuesday, November 2. Anyone wishing to testify before the board must sign up at the meeting site before 4 p.m. on November 2. Public testimony will continue until everyone who has signed up has been given the opportunity to be heard. Written comments will be accepted on specific proposals up until the proposal is deliberated. Written comments may be faxed to 907-465-6094.
Deliberations on the proposals will begin following public testimony and continue through the remainder of the meeting. Copies of the proposals, the agenda, and the "roadmap" for consideration of proposals may be found online at: http://www.boards.adfg.state.ak.us/gameinfo/meetinfo/gcal.php
Source of News Release: