there are several proposals up for consideration this spring.
the deadline for written comments is january 4th.
most of the proposals deal with the post-rut moose hunt in the kenai refuge. these hunts can take place in the tustemena trophy drawing permit areas.
the first proposal (WPOS-17) is put forth by F&G to restrict the federal moose hunt. currently there is no limit on permits, nor is there any requirement for hunters to check in or otherwise be accountable for proving the legality of the moose harvested. the dept has conservation concerns that the moose population could be seriously overharvested, and though the feds are supposed to defer to F&G in issues of conservation thus far they have not.
the next proposal calls for the elimination of the hunt entirely. (WPOS-18)
two proposals call for either the surrender or destruction of "trophy value" of the horns. (WPOS-19 and 20)
the homer advisory committee supports all 4 of these proposals.
WPOS-24 is a request put forth by the russian old-beleiver communities at the head of kachemak bay for "customary and traditional use" designation that would allow them to take part in the hunt.
the homer AC opposes this adamantly.
WPOS-22 is a request by cooper landing for C&T use designation allowing for the establishment of a late (10/10-11/10) season "any bull" hunt on federal land throughout GMU 7.
the homer AC also adamantly opposes this.
written comments can be submitted to:
federal subsistance board
office of subsistance management
3601 C street, suite 1030
anch, AK 99503