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Board of Game Meeting to be Held in Kenai, March 15 - 19, 2013
- ADF&G Press Release

Cora Campbell, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Phone: (907) 465-6166 - Fax: (907) 465-2332


Press Release: March 5, 2013

Contact: Kristy Tibbles, (907) 465-6098

Board of Game Meeting to be Held in Kenai, March 15 - 19, 2013

The Alaska Board of Game (board) will meet March 15 – 19, 2013, in Kenai, Alaska at the Kenai Cultural Center, located at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway. The board will consider over 50 hunting and trapping regulation proposals for the Southcentral Region (Game Management Units [GMU] 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15,) and additional topics and proposals.

Southcentral Region proposals have been submitted by the Department of Fish and Game, local fish and game advisory committees, and the general public seeking adjustments to hunting and trapping regulations for areas including Anchorage, Cordova, Kodiak, and the Kenai Peninsula. Issues to be addressed by the board include hunting seasons and bag limits, salvage requirements, brown bear management and intensive management plans for the Kenai Peninsula, sheep management for GMU 14C, and restricted areas for hunting.

In addition, the board will consider intensive management in GMUs 1 and 3 in Southeast Alaska, and a winter permit hunt for Fortymile Caribou Herd. Proposals to be considered by the board are available at the meeting information website listed below.

The board meeting convenes Friday, March 15 at 8:30 AM, beginning with presentations by state and federal agencies on various topics including brown bear and moose research on the Kenai Peninsula. Upon conclusion of the presentations Friday afternoon, prior to public testimony, the board will conduct a work session with the public concerning management strategies for moose and brown bears on the Kenai Peninsula (Game Management Unit 15).

The board invites oral public testimony, scheduled to begin Saturday, March 16. Anyone wishing to testify before the board must sign up at the meeting location before Saturday at 2:00 pm. Public testimony will continue until everyone who has signed up has been given the opportunity to be heard. Deliberations on the 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 intended to be available on the Board of Game website at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov. Other meeting materials, including the agenda, list of staff reports, and the roadmap order of proposals, can be obtained by contacting Boards Support Section at 907-465-4110 or viewed online at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo. Written comments will be accepted on specific proposals for the Southcentral Region meeting up until the proposal is deliberated. During the meeting, written comments up to 10 pages single sided (or 5 pages double sided) in length may be submitted and individuals are requested to provide 20 copies. Individuals not attending the meeting can submit comments by fax to (907) 465-6094.

For more detailed information on proposals and the board meeting, the public is encouraged to visit the website at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo.

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