If you trap in the state park, especially Bird Creek, you will want to go and give public testimony, or you will certainly lose your rite to trap there. the full proposed changes can be found here: http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/asp...inal113007.pdf
I hope to see you at the hearing!
(8) Trapping restrictions. (11 AAC 20.011) This new section is added to prohibit the use
of traps and snares within certain areas of Chugach State Park that are open to
trapping, including ½ mile radius zones around developed facilities or trailheads and
along portions of the Seward Highway, within 200 yard-wide corridors along
designated trails, and within the Bird Creek Regional Park. These restrictions are
necessary to provide for public safety in areas of greatest public use, by prohibiting
the use of traps or snares in areas where persons with or without pets might be
recreating, while still allowing for lawful trapping outside the most heavily used
public use areas.