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Board of Game to Meet on Interior/Northeast Arctic Region February 17–25 in Fairbanks
- ADF&G Press Release

Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526


Press Release: February 10, 2017

Contact: Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director, Board of Game, Juneau, (907) 465-4110

Board of Game to Meet on Interior/Northeast Arctic Region February 17–25 in Fairbanks

The Alaska Board of Game will meet February 17-25 at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, 1850 Hoselton Drive, in Fairbanks to consider more than 100 proposals seeking changes primarily to hunting and trapping regulations for the Interior and Northeast Arctic areas.

Proposals have been submitted by the Department of Fish and Game, local fish and game advisory committees, and the public seeking adjustments to hunting and trapping regulations for areas including Fairbanks, Delta, Tok, McGrath, Galena, and Northeast Arctic (Game Management Units 12, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26B, and 26C). Proposals to be considered are available at the meeting information website at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo&date=02-17-2017&meeting=fairbanks.

Topics to be addressed within the Interior/Northeast Arctic region include hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits, restricted and management areas including areas closed to hunting and trapping wolves near Denali National Park, methods and means, hunting permits and conditions, and intensive management. Topics for game management units outside the region include hunter education requirements for hunting moose in Unit 15 on the Kenai Peninsula, and annual reauthorizations of antlerless moose hunts and resident brown bear tag fee exemptions.

The meeting convenes Friday, February 17, at 8:30 a.m., beginning with state and federal agency reports and presentations by the department, followed by oral public testimony. The board welcomes the public to provide oral and/or written comments to assist in its decision making process. Anyone wishing to testify must sign up at the meeting location before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18. Oral statements will be limited to five minutes. Public testimony will continue until all who have signed up have received the opportunity to be heard. Deliberations on proposals will follow 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 website at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov. Other meeting materials, including proposals, agenda and roadmap order of proposals, list of agency reports, and public and agency comments on proposals, can be viewed online at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo&date=02-17-2017&meeting=fairbanks.

Written comments will be accepted on specific proposals up until the time the proposal is deliberated. During the meeting, written comments limited to 10 pages single sided (or five pages double sided) may be submitted by hand at any time if 20 copies are provided. Individuals not attending the meeting can submit comments by fax to (907) 465-6094. Documents submitted to the board during the meeting will be posted online throughout the meeting.