Outdoor Digest

Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008

Skiing programunderway for kids

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JUNEAU - The Mitey Mites ski program is now accepting applications for its 12-week program which started Saturday.

Mitey Mites introduces young skiers between the ages of 7 and 12 to ski racing in small groups with Eaglecrest Ski Area instructors, with the objectives of improving skiing skills and having fun. Participants choose between half-day options on Saturdays or Sundays, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, or full days on Saturdays.

More information and registration forms are available at the Juneau Ski Club's Web site at www.juneauskiracing.org. Forms can be picked up at Foggy Mountain Sports, the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter or Eaglecrest Ski Area. Registration forms can be mailed or dropped off at Eaglecrest.

For more information, call 789-5761 or the Eaglecrest Ski School.

King salmon fishing limits set for 2008

JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the 2007 sport fishing bag and possession limits for king salmon in Southeast and Yakutat will remain in effect through the spring of 2008.

For Alaska residents, these regulations mean a bag and possession limit of three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length, with no annual limit.

For nonresidents, regulations are a bag and possession limit of one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length, with an annual limit of four king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length. Anglers may use two rods from January through March, when fishing for king salmon.

These regulations apply in all marine waters of Southeast unless otherwise announced.

These regulations are directives from the Southeast King Salmon Management Plan and are based on the 2007 preseason abundance index determined by the Pacific Salmon Commission's Chinook Technical Committee. Under the plan, bag and possession limits and other measures for the coming year are based on the prior year's abundance index until the following year's index is formalized. The 2008 abundance index is expected by May 1. At that time, management measures for the remainder of 2008 will be announced.

For more information about the sport fisheries in Southeast, contact the nearest Southeast official or visit www.state.ak.us/adfg/sportf/region1/r1home.htm.

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