I'm going to paste in below something going around, if you are in the Fairbanks area and can attend any of these meetings, please do so. Also, this week I hope to start a thread in the game mgmt forum so we can look at and discuss all the sheep proposals before the BOG at the statewide meeting in January, and I hope many of you sheep hunters who don't typically visit that subforum will come down and join us and offer your thoughts.
Your comments are important. Telling the Advisory Councils and the Board of Game how you feel about preferences for Alaska residents is very critical. There are about twenty statewide sheep proposals trying to get the Board of Game to treat us like other states treat their residents.
First, the Game sub-committee of the Fairbanks Advisory Committee is meeting this wednesday night, December 7th, starting at 6pm. It will be in the old farmhouse building behind the Fish and Game office on College Road (by the Creamers barn). The primary purpose of the meeting is to go through all of the statewide game proposals that will go before the Board of Game in Anchorage January 13th.
If you have not attended a sub-committee meeting, it is less formal than the full AC meetings. It is more of a working group, and the purpose is to make a recommendation on the hundred or so Statewide proposals. That recommendation will go before the full AC at it's regular meeting on December 14.
This is an important meeting. If you have notmhad a chance to look at those proposals, they can be found at the following link:
You should also be able to get a printed copy of the book at the Fish and
Game office. There are many proposals being put forth to establish a resident
preference for game tags, especially sheep tags, plus proposals to limit the
number of draw tags for non-residents, establish a preference point system for
draw tags, etc. if you want a voice in this process this meeting would be a good one to attend. If you cannot, at least plan to submit written comments on all of the proposals. They must be submitted at least two weeks prior to
the BOG meeting in Anchorage.
The next important meeting is the regular AC
meeting on the 14th. It is important for two reasons. The first is
that it is an election meeting. Each year five of the AC seats are up for
reelection, and this year one of those seats is currently vacant. If you
are not happy with the direction the AC is going or want to influence what is
happening with fish and game management, then this is an opportunity to get on the AC or help elect someone you would like to see on the AC. That meeting starts at 7pm in the Alpine Lodge/Hotel