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Outdoor Digest

Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2007

Fish and Gamehunt reports due

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JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds all 2007 permit hunt participants to return their required reports.

Fish and Game relies on permit reporting to manage wildlife populations and plan area hunts. All hunts managed by a permit system (registration, drawing and Tier II) have mandatory reporting requirements.

As a reminder, the majority of moose hunts are now closed, and reports are due. Mountain goat and brown bear hunting seasons and the waterfowl season will end soon. Permits will be due shortly after the end of the hunting seasons.

Those who fail to return permit report cards or contact the Douglas Wildlife Office to report, will not be eligible for 2008 permit hunts for any species, statewide, and they may receive a citation from the Alaska Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement.

For more information, contact the Douglas Fish and Game office at 465-4265.

Avalanche training available

JUNEAU - The Search and Rescue community has juggled the schedule for spring semester at the University of Alaska Southeast in order to offer a community level 1 and level 2 avalanche training. Level 1 will be Jan. 22 through Feb. 3. Level 2 will be Feb. 5-17 in Juneau.

Both courses will have weekday evening classroom sessions and weekend day field sessions for two consecutive weeks. Sign-ups are through UAS. Be sure to register early, as they were added due to strong demand; they will fill fast.

For more information, contact Bill Glude at the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center at 586-5606, or visit www.avalanche.org/~seaac/Pages1/AboutUsSAAC05_06.html.

• Out & About is a listing of recreational activities. To have your group included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. They can also be faxed to (907) 586-3028 or e-mailed to nrclerk@juneauempire.com. Deadline for publication is noon Thursday.



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