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    Default Moose in unit 18

    Anyone know why we have to wait till may to find out if unit 18 will be open to moose hunting for everyone? Or am I even correct that we have to wait till may ?(my air service told me that). I just have no knowledge in the way these things are decided or who decides. Are they waiting for moose population counts or something?

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    What portion of Unit 18?. A big portion of it is closed down to Moose hunting on a 5 year moratorium to increase the Moose population.

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    I thought it was all of Unit 18 but if not than I guess Im talking about the portion that got opened up to hunt last year, and I was told we have to wait till May to see if it will be open again for this year.

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    You lost me on that one. I don't know of any portion that was just opened up last year.

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    Allen - Last year they opened up hunting for Res, and Non res hunters in unit 18. They dont decide if it's opened again this year until May. Im trying to figure out why. Ive got a hunt booked there so Im concerned a bit.

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    Shame on you, Allen. Are you really in Chevak?
    The fed sub. board passed a proposal last may to open the yukon river area in unit 18 to all hunters. Very good moose pop, liberal seasons, plenty of moose to go around.
    AVCP has a proposal to close this area again. Doubtful it will pass. Any of you that live in Anch. should plan on attending the Fed board meeting in May.
    I can't help being a lazy, dumb, weekend warrior.......I have a JOB!
    I have less friends now!!

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    Default Any idea when we'll...

    get the results of this proposal?

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    The meeting is in May as Martintrapper mentioned. Then we'll know.

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    Default am i right to understand...

    that moose in unit 18 is only open now for rural residents?

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    Default WP08-33 proposal FAILED

    Jesse et al,

    Here's a link to the transcript from the FSB meeting:
    http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/fsb.cfm?bmt=1

    On that page, click on FSB Public Meeting Transcripts 1 May 08
    On page 28 of that pdf file discussion begins about the proposed closure of Unit 18 to non Federally qualified hunters.

    If you don't want to read the full discussion (but I highly suggest you do!), here's the vote on the proposal:
    Final action on WP08-33. Mr. Melius.
    11 MR. MELIUS: No.
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    13 MR. PROBASCO: Mr. Fleagle.
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    15 CHAIRMAN FLEAGLE: No.
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    17 MR. PROBASCO: Ms. Blaszak.
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    19 MS. BLASZAK: No.
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    21 MR. PROBASCO: Mr. Lonnie.
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    23 MR. LONNIE: No.
    24
    25 MR. PROBASCO: Mr. Cesar.
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    27 MR. CESAR: No.
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    29 MR. PROBASCO: And Mr. Bschor.
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    31 MR. BSCHOR; No.
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    33 MR. PROBASCO: Mr. Chair, motion fails zero/six.

    So what this all means is that the FSB decided not to close the area to non-federally qualified subsistence users.


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    Default Bushrat...

    thanks for doing our homework for us. Good deal.

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