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Public hearing to be held on mountain goat hunt changes on Baranof Island

Posted: July 6, 2012 - 12:02am

The U.S. Forest Service Sitka District Ranger, under authority granted by the Federal Subsistence Board, will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will also share management ideas for this upcoming mountain goat season on Baranof Island in Unit 4.

This hearing will provide an opportunity for members of the public to offer comments on proposed changes to the mountain goat hunt. The proposed action would continue the strategy implemented last year. That strategy outlined smaller hunt areas, each with separate harvest quotas for male and female goats was implemented last year. Three watersheds would remain closed near Sitka to the harvest of mountain goat for conservation reasons.

The hearing will be held at Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Drive, in Sitka. The public may call in to the hearing by dialing 1-866-858-1656, passcode 7935271.

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