NOV. 13 - 16, 2009
“T” means Tabled
“TNA” means took no action
“A” means Adopted
“A&A” means Amended and adopted
“F” means Failed
ACTION NO. SUBJECT
__T___ 34 Modify definition of edible meat under salvage requirement for Units 23 and 26A. The original definition of edible meat is found in statute and is not under the Board’s authority. To allow further discussion of the issues, the Board tabled the proposal to the statewide Jan. 2010 meeting in Anchorage.
A&A___ 32 Open subsistence brown bear season year round. The Board amended the proposal to open the subsistence hunt and the general hunt for both residents and nonresidents to a year round season.
_F____ 31 Increase the subsistence brown bear bag limit to 2 bears per year. Given the additional opportunity provided by opening the season year round, the Board did not increase the bag limit.
_F____ 29 Shorten the wolf hunting season. Harvest is currently low and there are no conservation concerns.
_T____ 33 Shorten wolf trapping season in Units 22, 23, and 26A. The Board was presented data for the Unit 26A area then tabled the proposal until the Unit 23 area.
__A___ 30 Extend the trapping season for mink and weasel. This was a department proposal to extend the mink and weasel trapping season to April 15.
GMU 18 –Bethel
__A&A_ 35 Reconsider the amount necessary for subsistence determination for moose in Units 18, 19 and 21. The Board limited the change to the Unit 18 area only and increased the amount necessary from 80 - 100 to 100 - 200.
__A&A_ 4 Change boundary for the Lower Kuskokwim area registration moose hunt. After discussion with AC members and others, the department amended the proposal so the new area is defined as: Unit 18 Kuskokwim Area, that portion easterly of a line from the mouth of the Ishkowik River to the closest point of Dall Lake, then to the east bank of the Johnson River at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N 60º 59.41' Latitude; W 162º 22.14' Longitude), continuing upriver along a line ½ mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot Lake, then following the south bank of Arhymot Lake easterly to the Unit 18 border, and north of and including the Eek River drainage.
__F___ 2 Lengthen resident registration moose season in Lower Kuskokwim by 10 days. Amending the boundary in proposal 4 provided additional opportunity and the Board is moving incrementally in this area with a newly established hunt.
__F___ 3 Open resident winter moose season in Lower Kuskokwim registration area. Amending the boundary in proposal 4 provided additional opportunity and the Board is moving incrementally in this area with a newly established hunt.
_A&A_ 1 Shift dates for resident moose season in Goodnews River drainage and eliminate quota. The season of Sept. 1 – 30 was adopted as requested, but the registration permit and quota was retained.
_A____ 5 Modify hunt area boundary and extend moose season in Lower Yukon area. This was a department proposal to modify the Lower Yukon hunt area and extend seasons and passed as proposed. The new area is: Unit 18 Lower Yukon Area, that portion north and west of the Kashunuk River including the north bank from the mouth of the river upstream to the old village of Chakaktolik, west of a line from Chakaktolik to Mountain Village, and excluding all Yukon River drainages upriver from Mountain Village, and the winter hunt is extended by 39 days to end Feb. 28. The department will open the new season this winter by emergency order.
GMU 23 –Kotzebue
__F___ 23 Modify brown bear season and bag limits in Noatak Preserve. Data does not seem to indicate any conservation concerns in the area.
_A&A_ 24 Lengthen nonresident brown bear season. The Board amended the proposal to include all of Unit 23 and extended the fall season to Oct. 31. Number of hunters is controlled by permits, so the season extension should not cause any conservation concerns.
__F___ 18 Shorten wolf hunting season and reduce bag limit. Data indicates an increasing wolf population in the area due to the presence of caribou.
__F___ 20 Lengthen wolf hunting season. Testimony indicated the season was adequate and fur quality would not be good in May.
__T___ 33 Shorten wolf trapping season in Units 22, 23, and 26A. The Board was presented data for the Unit 23 area then tabled the proposal until the Unit 22 area.
_A&A_ 26 Increase nonresident caribou bag limit. The Board amended the proposal to increase the nonresident bag limit to 2 caribou per year.
__TNA 25 Increase nonresident caribou bag limit.
__TNA 27 Increase nonresident caribou bag limit.
__TNA 28 Increase nonresident caribou bag limit.
___A_ 22 Lengthen the dates for aircraft restriction in the Noatak Controlled Use Area.
__TNA 21 Lengthen the dates for aircraft restriction in the Noatak Controlled Use Area.
_A&A_ 19 Implement mandatory orientation for pilots transporting hunters or game. Adopt new orientation requirement to read: In Unit 23, a pilot may not transport parts of big game with an aircraft without having, in actual possession, a certificate of successful completion of a department-approved education course regarding big game hunting and meat transportation in this Unit; however, this provision does not apply to the transportation of parts of big game between state maintained airports.
GMU 22 – Nome
_TNA__ 14 Modify caribou season in 22D remainder. Withdrawn by proponent.
__F____ 9 Modify same day airborne restrictions for caribou hunting. The Board discussed that there is ample opportunity available, and few people utilize the existing SDA in Jan. – April now in place
__F____ 12 Modify the resident registration hunt for moose in 22B. The moose population in the area is declining and accessible from the Nome road system. In addition, the later season would impact the rut, so the Board failed the proposal.
__F___ 11 Require guide-client agreement for moose hunts in 22B. The Board does not have the authority to require a guide for moose.
__T___ 8 Modify trophy destruction for muskox. Board directed the department to revisit this topic with the Muskox Cooperators Group.
_A&A_ 17 Modify nonresident permit allocation for muskox in 22E. The Board modified the existing allocation of up to 10%, to require a separate drawing hunt with 10% of the available permits for nonresidents.
_TNA__ 16 Modify nonresident permit allocation for muskox in 22E.
__F___ 10 Extend brown bear season to June 15 in 22A.
__F___ 13 Lengthen brown bear hunting season in 22C.
__F___ 15 Restrict brown bear season and bag limit in portion of 22E.
__F___ 7 Extend wolverine hunting and trapping seasons to end April 30.
__F___ 6 Shorten hunting season and reduce bag limit for wolf.
__F___ 33 Shorten wolf trapping season