Fortymile hunt limited to bulls this season

Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The Fortymile caribou hunt will open almost three weeks later this season and will be limited only to bull caribou.

The Alaska Board of Game voted Thursday to go with a recommendation from several local advisory committees to make changes to the Fortymile hunt in an attempt to create a longer season and a higher-quality hunt.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that registration for the permit hunt will open on Aug. 29 instead of Aug. 10.

Resident hunters previously could shoot cows or bulls while nonresidents were limited to bulls. But this year, all hunters will be limited to bulls.

The season for federally qualified subsistence users will still open on Aug. 10. The season closing dates of Sept. 30 for residents and Sept. 20 for nonresidents remain the same.

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