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Proposed Changes for Moose, Caribou Hunting in Copper Basin Area

Proposal Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016

The Alaska Board of Game (board) is accepting proposed changes to regulations for general and subsistence hunting seasons and bag limits for moose and caribou in the Copper Basin Area, Units 11, 12, and 13, including Tier I, Tier II, and community subsistence hunts, and amounts reasonably necessary for subsistence uses. Specific regulations open on the Call for Proposals include:

5 AAC 85.045 Hunting seasons and bag limits for moose.
5 AAC 85.025 Hunting seasons and bag limits for caribou.
5 AAC 92.072 Community subsistence harvest hunt area and permit conditions.
5 AAC 92.050 Required permit hunt conditions and procedures.
5 AAC 92.052 Discretionary permit hunt conditions and procedures.
5 AAC 99.025 Customary and traditional uses of game populations.
5 AAC 92.062 Priority for subsistence hunting; Tier II permits.

Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax, or online:

Mail:
ADF&G, Boards Support Section
P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Online:
www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?=adfg=gameboard.proposal

Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Board Support Section office in Juneau. (A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt).

You are encouraged to submit proposals at the earliest possible date on Board of Game proposal forms available from the Boards Support Section regional offices and on the website at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.proposal. All proposals must contain an individual’s name or an organizational name if appropriate, contact telephone number, and address.

Providing clarity on the proposal form helps the board, advisory committees, and the public more fully understand the proposed regulatory changes. Proposals that are incomplete or unclear may be omitted from the proposal book. You are encouraged to contact the Boards Support Section staff if you have questions or need assistance with completing the proposal form.

All proposals are reviewed and formatted prior to publication. Proposals published in the proposal book will be referenced with the appropriate Alaska Administrative Code citation and include a brief description of the action requested. Emotionally charged language will be eliminated as it detracts from the substance of the proposal, may draw opposition not germane to the element(s) of the proposal, and may elicit nonresponsive charges from the public/board members. Proposals not meeting this call will not be published.

Following publication, proposal books will be available to the advisory committees, agencies, and the public for review and comment. Proposals will be available online at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov.

Proposals received per the above “Call for Proposals” deadline will be considered by the Board of Game at a special meeting scheduled for March 2017. Dates and location for the meeting have not yet been set. For more information, please contact the ADF&G Boards Support Section at (907) 465-6097, or email kristy.tibbles@alaska.gov.