The Hoonah District Ranger, under the authority granted by the Federal Subsistence Board, will hold a public hearing on a special action that would extend the doe closure for one more season in Northeast Chichagof Controlled Use Area on Chichagof Island in Unit 4. The hearing will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 in the Forest Service’s Hoonah Ranger District conference room at 430A Airport Road.
The proposed special action would extend the special doe closure in this area to allow the existing stock of deer to produce one more year of recruitment as laid out in the 5-year recovery plan. The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to offer comments.
The public may also call in to the hearing at 800-857-2497. The passcode to access the conference call is 22311.