Middle Nenana AC looks at NPS proposal to shorten wolf season – Tuesday Feb 16

wolfWhat: Middle Nenana River Fish and Game Advisory Committee
Where: Anderson Lion’s club
Time: Tuesday, February 16th, 6 PM
Agenda: Middle Nenana River AC Agenda 2016 Feb 16

Recently, DCC filed an agenda change request for the Board of Game to consider a wolf buffer at its March 2016 meeting in Fairbanks, in order to protect Denali Park wolves when they venture onto state lands northeast of the park. The National Park Service, unbeknownst to us, had also filed an ACR, using similar arguments but asking for a different solution. NPS asked that the Board shorten wolf hunting season from the current season, Aug 10 – May 31, to Aug 10 – April 15th, to help spare wolves that venture from the park during reproductive season and when more hunters are in the field at bear baiting stations (season starts April 30th).

The NPS ACR, ACR #20 (click to read), was accepted, and will considered as a proposal at the Board of Game meeting March 18-27 in Fairbanks.  On Tuesday February 16th, the Middle Nenana Fish and Game AC, our local advisory group, will meet in Anderson to discuss this and other proposals, and vote on its recommendations to the Board of Game.

Although a long drive, this meeting should prove to be interesting, as the Committee considers a variety of proposals destined to be heard by the Board of Game at its upcoming meeting.

 

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