DIVISION OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Doug Larsen, Director
For Immediate Release: July 21, 2009. No. 09-21
Contact: Contact: Sandy McIntosh (907) 267- 2253
ATTENTION UNIT 13 CARIBOU HUNTERS
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the following changes to the caribou portion of the Unit 13 community harvest hunt. This announcement is based on a court order issued by the Honorable Carl Bauman, Superior Court Judge in Kenai.
First, the court ordered that:
A. The residency requirements of the Community Harvest Permit have been removed by court order for the 2009 Unit 13 caribou hunt.
Second, the court also ordered that removal of the residency requirements result in the following additional Community Harvest Permit rules:
B. At least one sharing opportunity for non-Ahtna village residents must be provided, at a location to be determined by the Community Harvest Permit administrator. The Community Harvest Permit administrator has the authority to determine how to provide public notice for interested Tier I permit applicants of the taking and sharing opportunity under the Ahtna Community Harvest Permit, in what form a RSVP from interested Tier I hunters is needed, who will receive Community Harvest Permit authorization to hunt, in which village the sharing opportunity will be provided, what sharing of cultural and subsistence values is appropriate at the sharing event, when the sharing event should be held, and how much of the harvested caribou should be shared with interested Tier I hunters at the sharing event. The Community Harvest Permit administrator can take into account year-long nutritional needs of the village residents and the interested Tier I hunters.
Finally, the Court ordered that the Ahtna Community Harvest Permit administrator must make the announcements required under part B., above, by July 31, 2009.
The community harvest hunt will be administered by Ahtna, Inc. through an appointed hunt administrator. Ahtna, Inc. and the hunt administrator are primarily responsible for implementing this hunt and the court ordered changes under Part B, above. All questions about how the community harvest hunt will be administered and how you may be able to take advantage of opportunities described in Part B, above, should be directed to Ahtna, Inc. at 907-822-3476, Mile 115 Richardson Highway, P.O. Box 649, Glennallen, AK 99588, or any other number designated by Ahtna, Inc..
JOHN M. STARKEY, ABA # 8611141
4800 Snow Circle
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Attorney for Intervenor
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA
THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI
KENNETH MANNING )
THE ALASKA FISH AND WILDLIFE )
CONSERVATION FUND, )
) Case No. 3KN-09-178 Civil
STATE OF ALASKA, ) AHTNA’S NOTICE OF
) APPOINTMENT OF COMMUNITY
Defendant, ) HARVEST PERMIT
AHTNA TENE NENE’ )
Comes now Ahtna Tene Nene’, by and through counsel, and pursuant to the court’s Order of 14 July 2009 hereby notifies the court and parties that the administrators for the community harvest permit are Linda Tyone and Gloria Stickwan, and that Linda Tyone will administer all issue related to implementation of the court’s orders of June and July 14, 2009. The public can convey contact information to the administrator and obtain information about the hunt through a hotline (907-822-8136) dedicated to issues related to the CHP. The hotline will be updated with details as they are developed. Ahtna is also considering developing contact possibilities and information through its website.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this 21st day of July 2009.
JOHN M. STARKEY
Alaska Bar No. 8611141
Attorney for Intervenor Ahtna
Certificate of Service
By his signature above, Council for Ahtna certifies that on July 14, 2009, a true and correct copy of Ahtna’s Notice of Appointment CHP Administrator was served via US Mail, first class, postage pre-paid and email consistent with the practice of the parties for such expedited pleadings on: Kenneth Manning, P.O. Box 775, Kasilof, Alaska 99610; Kevin Saxby at 1031 W. 4th Ave., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99501; and Michael Kramer at 100 Cushman Street, Suite 311, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.