Board of Game Central/Southwest Region Meeting Slated for Wasilla, February 13-20, 2015
- ADF&G Press Release
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526
Press Release: February 9, 2015
Contact: Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director, Board of Game, (907) 465-4110
Board of Game Central/Southwest Region Meeting Slated for Wasilla,
February 13-20, 2015
(Wasilla) — The Alaska Board of Game (Board) meeting for the Central/Southwest Region will convene February 13-20, at the Best Western Lake Lucille Inn at 1300 West Lake Lucille Drive in Wasilla.
The board will consider more than 100 proposals seeking changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Central/Southwest Region, which includes the areas surrounding Palmer, Wasilla, Glennallen, Dillingham, and King Salmon (Game Management Units 9, 10, 11, 13, 14A, 14B, 16, and 17). Proposals for the Central/Southwest Region meeting have been submitted by the Department of Fish and Game, local fish and game advisory committees, and the public. All proposals to be considered by the board are available at the meeting website at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo&date=02-13-2015&meeting=wasilla .
Issues to be addressed within Central/Southwest Region include hunting and trapping seasons; bag limits; methods and means; permit conditions and procedures; intensive management; restricted areas for hunting and trapping; and subsistence hunting, including the community subsistence harvest program for the Copper Basin area. The board will also address issues outside the region, including black bear hunting and a controlled-use area in the Cordova/Whittier Area (GMU 6), procedures for retrieval and salvage of wounded game statewide, sheep hunting regulations for the Interior and Arctic regions, and antlerless moose hunt reauthorizations for the Arctic/Western and Interior regions.
The board invites oral public testimony during the meeting beginning Friday late afternoon. Anyone wishing to testify before the board must sign up at the meeting location before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14. Public testimony will continue until all who have signed up have been given the opportunity to be heard. Deliberations on proposals will begin following public testimony and continue through the remainder of the meeting. All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is scheduled to be available on the Board of Game website at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov.
Other meeting materials – including the agenda, list of oral reports, and the roadmap listing the order of proposals – can be obtained by contacting Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110, through the Boards Support Section regional offices, or online at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo.
Documents submitted to the board during the meeting will be posted online throughout the meeting. Written public comments from individuals or groups may be submitted by hand at any time during the meeting; written comments must not exceed 10 single-sided pages, and 20 copies must be provided. Individuals who cannot attend the meeting may submit comments via fax to (907) 465-6094.