Game Board shoots down predator control provision

Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Board of Game has shot down a provision that would have prevented nonresidents from hunting in predator control areas where subsistence needs aren't being met.

The seven-member board voted against the proposal Monday brought to the board by the Anchorage Fish & Game Advisory Committee.

Supporters of the proposal said it would have reserved moose and caribou for Alaska residents in areas where predator control is operating. Supporters pointed out that Alaska law mandates that moose and caribou be a priority subsistence resource for Alaska residents.

But the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said it is an allocation issue the board should decide on a case-by-case basis.

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