CALL FOR PROPOSALS
ALASKA BOARD OF GAME
2012/2013 Meeting Cycle
Southeast, Southcentral, and Central/Southwest Regions
The Alaska Board of Game calls for proposed changes in the regulations pertaining to hunting, trapping, and the use of game for the following regions:
1) Southeast Region (Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
2) Southcentral Region (Game Management Units 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15)
3) Central/Southwest Region (Game Management Units 9, 10, 11, 13, 14A, 14B, 15, 16 & 17)
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: May 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: The Board of Game is now issuing an annual Call for Proposals rather than a separate Call for each meeting. This Call for Proposals for the regulations scheduled for the 2012/2013 meeting cycle is specified below.
Southeast, Southcentral, and Central/Southwest Regions: The Alaska Board of Game is accepting proposed changes to the following topics for the Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.
Hunting seasons and bag limits including subsistence and general hunts for all species; trapping seasons and bag limits; big game prey populations and objectives for intensive management; predation control areas implementation plans; community subsistence harvest areas; restricted areas including controlled use areas, management areas, closed areas, and closures in state game refuges; special permit areas and hunts including Unit 8 brown bear permits, and permits for access to McNeil River, Walrus Islands, and Stan Price State Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Note - the Board of Game has placed moratoriums on the following topics and will not be accepting proposals for these topics:
- Taking bears in the Seymour Canal Closed Area
- Taking bears in the Cape Douglas Kamishak Special Use area (McNeil River)
The following topics will be considered for all Game Management Units:
Brown Bear Tag Fee Exemptions
Reauthorization of Antlerless Moose Hunts (State statute requires all antlerless moose hunts be reauthorized annually.)
Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax, or online:
Mail: ADF&G, Boards Support Section
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
Fax: (907) 465-6094
Proposals must be received by May 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt). You are encouraged to submit proposals at the earliest possible date.
Please submit proposals online at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.proposal ; or on Board of Game proposal forms available from the Boards Support Section regional offices and on the website. All proposals must contain an individual’s name or an organizational name if appropriate, contact telephone number, and address. A fax is acceptable and considered an original.
All proposals are reviewed by the board’s proposal review committee prior to publication. The proposal review committee reserves the right to edit proposals containing offensive language. Emotionally charged language will be eliminated as it detracts from the substance of the proposal, may draw opposition not germane to the element(s) of the proposal, and may elicit nonresponsive charges from the public/board members. Proposals published in the proposal book will be referenced with the appropriate Alaska Administrative Code citation and include a brief description of the action requested. Proposals not meeting this call will not be published. Following publication, proposal booklets will be available to advisory committees and the public for review and comment.
You are encouraged to contact the Boards Support Section staff if you have questions or need assistance with completing the proposal form. Providing clarity on the proposal form helps the board, advisory committees, and the public more fully understand the proposed regulatory changes. Proposals that are incomplete or unclear may be omitted from the proposal book. Please submit proposals at the earliest possible date.
Proposals received per the above “Call for Proposals” deadline will be considered by the Board of Game during the 2012-2013 meeting schedule.
For more information, please contact the Alaska Board of Game Executive Director at (907) 465-4110, or any of the following regional offices.
ADF&G Boards Support Section
Scott Crass/Shannon Stone
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99802-5526
P.O. Box 1467
Bethel, AK 99559
1300 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701-1599
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518-1599