Board of Game special teleconference meeting Friday April 24th 8:30am
Public Notice pasted below. Time is short so if you want to send in comments on this you have until tomorrow April 23rd by 3pm.
If you feel the public should be allowed to submit statewide sheep proposals for the 2016 statewide meeting, including seasons and bag limits and new draw hunts, please send in your comments asap.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
ALASKA BOARD OF GAME
Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Game (Board) will hold a special, non-regulatory meeting via teleconference at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. Agenda topics to be discussed during the meeting include:
· Expanding the Call for Proposals to include proposals related to statewide hunting seasons and bag limits for sheep, and extending the proposal deadline if necessary.
· Request for a future meeting to consider rescinding Board action on Proposal 207, as amended, related to aircraft restrictions during sheep hunting seasons.
· The schedule for a Board meeting to consider agenda change requests submitted for the 2016 Board meeting and to discuss establishing a sheep working group.
The Board will be accepting written public comments on these topics if received no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Written comments can be submitted on the Board of Game website at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov or via fax to (907) 465-6094.
The Board will not be taking public testimony during the teleconference. A live audio stream of the meeting will be available at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov during and after the meeting for the public to listen to.
The agenda and other meeting materials will be available online at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo. For information about the meeting, contact the Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110.
If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015 so that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
5 AAC 92.008. Harvest guideline levels
Originally Posted by bushrat
For purposes of management of the named species, the department shall manage harvest by hunting and trapping as follows:
NO NEW RESIDENT DRAW or PERMIT HUNTS FOR SHEEP...and here is how it's done.
A simple proposal under 92.008 like:
**establish harvest guideline levels to limit annual non resident harvest of sheep managed so that in any given consecutive three-year period, the average annual non resident harvest must not exceed 65 rams.”
Such a proposal could not be consider to change a season or a bag limit or attempt to make a new draw or permit hunt for RESIDENTS.
A proposal under 92.008 is simply a proposal to establish statewide sheep management harvest guidelines for non residents and authorizes the BOG to manage ALL NON RESIDENT sheep hunting by "draw' or by "permit" and therefore the BOG/Department are NOT being asked to manage ALL SHEEP hunting by draw.
Again thanks for posting Mark. You beat me to it.
Any reports from the teleconference?
conference is at tomorrow at 8:30 am. No public comments. And streaming live from the BOG website.
Alaska Board of Game
April 24, 2015 Teleconference
Preliminary Meeting Summary
The Board of Game met by teleconference on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Seven board members were present. The board took the following actions:
1.) The Board voted to expand the 2015/2016 Call for Proposals to include statewide changes to 5 AAC Chapter 85.055 (hunting seasons and bag limits for Dall sheep).
2.) The Board extended the deadline for the 2015/2016 Call for Proposals to June 23, 2015.
3.) The Board scheduled a meeting for May 28, 2015 to address the following topics: • Whether or not to rescind Board action on proposal 207 as amended, which concerns aircraft restrictions during sheep hunting seasons.
• Agenda Change Requests for the March 2016 meeting.
• Consideration of a request to establish a sheep working group.
The Board adjourned the meeting at 10:50 a.m.