The Alaska Board of Game will meet Jan. 13-18 in Anchorage at the downtown Hilton Hotel to consider over 100 regulatory proposals regarding statewide hunting and trapping regulations and other topics.
Proposals have been submitted by the Department of Fish and Game, state advisory committees, and the general public seeking adjustments to statewide hunting and trapping regulations. Issues to be addressed by the board include falconry regulations, intensive management, archery and crossbow regulations, new requirements for taxidermists, hunting permit conditions and allocations, statewide hunting seasons, trapping seasons and regulations, methods and means, sealing and bag limits and black bear baiting regulations.
The Board invites oral public testimony during the meeting beginning today, Jan. 13, following department reports. Anyone wishing to testify before the board must sign up at the meeting location before the sign-up deadline at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Public testimony will continue until everyone who has signed up has been given the opportunity to be heard. Deliberations on the proposals will begin following 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. Documents submitted to the Board are intended to be posted on-line throughout the meeting. Other meeting materials, including the agenda and roadmap, 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.
The Board encourages the public to submit written comments on specific proposals. 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.