Don't just complain, but file an Administrative Petition with the Board of Game against the new Unit 13 Tier II Caribou subsistence hunting regulations. Copy, cut and paste mine, add your points and name and send it in! Unity is strength! What have you got to loose, and you might get your hunting rights back:
P.O. Box 775
BEFORE THE ALASKA BOARD OF GAME AND FISHERIES
Kenneth Manning, )
Alaska Board of Game )
P.O. Box 115526 )
Juneau, AK99811-5526 )
_____Respondent__________) PETITION TO THE BOARD OF GAME
I, Kenneth Manning, hereby PETITION the Alaska Board of Game (hereinafter “BOG”) in accordance with 5 AAC 96.625(a)and(f) of the Joint Board Petition Policy, to repeal the new Unit 13 Tier II Caribou regulations passed by the BOG and approved by the ADFG for the 2007-2008 Tier II subsistence hunts, specifically: 1) the new $51,640 income eligibility limit for the main Tier II Unit 13 Nelchina caribou subsistence hunt; 2) that a Unit Tier II Caribou or Tier II Moose permittee cannot hunt that species anywhere else in the state for that regulatory year; 3) that the head, hide, kidneys, bones must be salvaged from the field, and 4) off-road vehicles limited to 1500 lbs.
These new regulations violate the equal treatment and protections of the laws where no other subsistence or harvest hunt has these requirements, and impose an undue hardship on only Unit 13 Tier II subsistence hunters. The regulations further violate the long time traditional subsistence use and customs of the Nelchina hunters. The regulations cumulatively violate the intent of the enabling statute AS 16.05.258 et seq to give consideration to long time subsistence use and dependence, where now income totally controls eligibility over past use and dependence on the resource. The regulations are without rational basis and are arbitrary and unreasonable.
RELIEF REQUESTED: It is requested that enforcement of new subsistence regulations be immediately STAYED pending further review by the BOG and a public hearing be held on the new regulations under authority of 5 AAC 96.615(a) and AS 44.62.190-.210.
Dated: July 16, 2007 Respectfully submitted:
Kenneth Manning, Petitioner