January BOG Actions Taken
This may be old news but I had to talk to 4 different people in fish and game to find it.
ALASKA BOARD OF GAME
JAN. 25 – 28, 2008
ACTION NO. SUBJECT
C 50 Modify muzzleloader restrictions for all big game hunting, and restricted hunts.
NA 48 Allow the use of smoothbore shotgun muzzleloaders in restricted hunts.
F 49 Prohibit elongated bullets in muzzleloaders-require round ball.
F 58 Require trap tagging statewide, including 3 day check.
NA 56 Require trap tagging statewide.
NA 57 Modify distance restriction, species restrictions, and time frame for trapping near incidental take.
CA 55 Modify distance restriction, species restrictions, and time frame for trapping near incidental take. (Reduce the ¼ mile restriction to 300 feet for trapping near an incidental take.)
DA 59 Restrict trap size in Chugach State Park. (Conibear traps size 220 or greater allowed within 100 feet of either side of a designated trail in the park. If set within 100 feet of a designated trail, the conibear trap must be 5 feet above the ground/snow. Snares within 100 feet of a trail of the park is prohibited. The board will consider this proposal at the Spring 2008 meeting.)
D 60 Prohibit trapping within 5 miles of any road in Chugach State Park. (March 2009)
F 61 Prohibit trapping within 1/4 mile of Parks, Glen, and Richardson highways and one mile of residences.
PERMITS, HARVEST QUOTAS:
CA 33 Modify Tier II scoring for alternative resources. (Increase income cap to $60,000)
F 32 Modify Tier II scoring for individuals who have obtained Tier II permits in the previous 5 years.
NA 36 Allocate Tier II permits to people that reside in the unit.
F 25 Allocate 90% of all drawing permits to residents.
F 29 Allocate all permits between residents and nonresidents.
F 9 Convert all nonresident big game hunts to drawing; allocate percentage of harvest.
C = Carried; CA = Carried with amendments; F = Failed; D = Deferred; DA = Deferred with
amendments; NA = No Action; T = Tabled
NA 28 Limit number of guides per unit and establish harvest quota for clients of guides.
D 30 Establish hunts for disabled veterans on military lands and some other lands.
(Fall 2008 meeting)
T 20 Implement a bonus/preference point system for drawing permit hunts.
NA 14 Implement a preference point system for drawing permit hunts.
NA 16 Implement a preference point system for drawing permit hunts.
NA 17 Implement a weighted point system with buy in option for drawing permit hunts.
NA 18 . Implement a preference point system for drawing permit hunts
NA 19 Implement a point system for drawing permit hunts, increase number of years necessary before eligible.
NA 27 Implement a point system for bison drawing permit hunts.
NA 24 Convert to one drawing application period.
NA 21 Convert to one drawing application period in the winter.
NA 23 Modify ending date of winter drawing application period to Feb. 10.
F 12 Prohibit applicants for sheep, goat, or brown bear from applying for other hunts.
F 15 Restrict drawing permit holders from hunting in other game management units for the same species.
CA 8 Limit hunters to one bison permit every 10 years. (Nonresidents allowed to draw 1 permit in a lifetime; residents allowed 1 permit every 10 years.)
F 11 Establish alternate list for all sheep, goat, brown bear and moose drawing hunts.
F 22 Allow up to four people to apply for a party hunt.
NA 26 Allow all registration permits to be obtained online or by mail, up to 3 days prior to hunt.
F 10 Allow all registration permits to be obtained online.
METHOD AND MEANS:
C 31 Repeal the ORV restriction for Unit 13 subsistence hunts.
NA 72 Repeal the ORV restriction for Unit 13 subsistence hunts.
NA 73 Repeal the ORV restriction for Unit 13 subsistence hunts.
NA 37 Repeal the ORV restriction for Unit 13 subsistence hunts.
NA 38 Repeal the aircraft restriction for Unit 13 subsistence hunts.
CA 34 Repeal antler destruction requirement for subsistence hunts in Unit 13. (Clarify trophy destruction regulation for Unit 13 as provided in RC 66)
NA 45 Prohibit shooting on or into posted private property, including easements.
NA 44 Prohibit shooting on or into posted private property.
NA 1 Prohibit activities that interfere with hunting, trapping or viewing.
CA 51 Prohibit use of electronic moose calls in portions of the state. (Apply statewide.)
C 6 Clarify the sale of bear hides and skulls, and SDA black bear statewide.
NA 43 Allow same day airborne hunting of black bear over bait.
F 3 Allow same day airborne hunting of black bears over bait.
F 7 Allow guides to establish bait stations for clients.
F 40 Allow the take of sows and cubs in intensive management areas.
D 41 Allow denning of wolves, take of sows and cubs, open May wolf season.
(Fall 2008 meeting)
C 54 Clarify conflicts between use of bait for hunting and feeding of game.
NA 42 Allow hunting of wolf over bait.
F 47 Allow the same day airborne harvest for fox, coyote, wolf, wolverine and lynx.
F 53 Prohibit the taking of game the same day a motorized land vehicle or watercraft has been used.
NA 39 Prohibit the taking of game the same day a motorized land vehicle has been used.
CA 52 Allow the use of artificial light to track and dispatch wounded game. (Prohibited use from a vehicle)
NA 46 Prohibit shooting within 50 feet of the road in Units 14 and 15.
SEALING, BAG LIMITS, DLP, EVIDENCE OF SEX AND TRANSFER OF POSSESSION REQUIREMENTS:
F 35 Repeal the sheep sealing requirement in south-central and southwest Alaska.
NA 74 Repeal the sheep sealing requirement in south-central and southwest Alaska.
F 68 Change sheep bag limit to one ram every 4 years.
CA 64 Modify altered antler prohibition. (Clarification statewide that if antlers or horns must be salvaged, they may not be altered prior to completion of salvage requirements. In Units 1B and 3, a damaged, broken, or altered antler is not considered a spike-fork antler. (RC 50 )
NA 65 Modify altered antler prohibition.
C 67 Modify definition of a brow tine.
F 66 Eliminate horn or antler restrictions for hunters 70+ years old.
F 69 Change minimum age for big game hunter from 10 to 8 years old.
F 70 Establish statewide bag limit of 10 black bear.
NA 62 Repeal requirement to retain attached evidence of sex.
F 63 Repeal requirement to retain attached evidence of sex.
T 71 Establish ending date for transfer of possession. (Due to action on proposal 75)
CA 75 Modify transfer of possession requirements. (Add ending point for end of transfer, statement to be signed by both individuals at time of transfer, form not needed if person who took the game accompanies the person possessing the game. (RC 50))
C 76 Clarify DLP salvage requirements.
FALCONRY, OTHER PERMITS:
CA 5 Modify falconry permit requirements. (Maintain existing areas closed to take of peregrines for falconry and give ADF&G discretion to prohibit take from specific sites. RC 62 )
F 2 Eliminate permit requirement for hunting black bear with dogs.
F 4 Eliminate permit requirement for taking a child hunting.
F 13 Eliminate the requirement to cut permit harvest ticket upon harvest of game.
CA 77 Repeal the trophy destruction requirement for muskox in Unit 22. (Change from Tier II hunts to resident registration hunts in Units 22B-D, and Unit 23 SW; add drawing hunts for mature bulls in those subunits where harvestable surplus exceeds ANS. (RC63).)
The Board of Game voted in favor of considering sheep hunting in Units 13 and 14 at the Spring 2008 meeting in Fairbanks with the condition that this topic will be excluded from the Call for Proposals for the Spring 2009, Southcentral/Southwest Region meeting.