Wolf harvest meeting at the Craig Ranger District
October 12, 2017
Game management unit (GMU) 2 wolf hunting season for federally qualified subsistence users on federal lands opened on Sept. 1 and the trapping season opens on Nov. 15, respectively. State wolf hunting and trapping seasons in GMU 2 opens on Dec. 1. The length of the state seasons will depend on the number of wolves taken during the federal hunting and trapping seasons prior to Dec. 1. The state and federal seasons will be closed when managers believe harvest is approaching the 2017 harvest quota of 46 wolves.
In regulatory year 2016, actual Unit 2 wolf harvest was two and a half times the harvest quota and exceeded the maximum state Guideline Harvest Level set in regulation. Federal and state and managers plan to discuss regulatory year 2017 harvest management options with game management unit 2 hunters and trappers.
Through those discussions, ADF&G and the Forest Service will develop an in-season harvest management strategy that will enable managers to limit harvest to within the regulatory year 2017 harvest quota.
Maps and additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found on the web at http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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