Vince Holton, thank you for submitting your proposal to the Alaska Board of Game:
What is the problem you would like the Board to address?
modify Black bear salvage requirements to the same as interior Region 4, Many hunters in the south,Central and western regions would like the same opportunity to harvest a meat bear and not be required to salvage the hide off a summer or fall bear, harvested for meat.
What will happen if this problem is not solved?
1 the regulation book will be increasingly complex, and 2, hunters in one region of the state will have to meet requirements other regions do not have to meet.
What solution do you prefer? In other words, if the Board adopted your solution, what would the new regulation say?
adopt language as passed in the interior region 3 meeting (see proposal 10 passed region 3 spring 2010) as written on page 25 in current 2010 regulation pamphlet.
January 1-June 30 the hunter must salvage the Hide, skull and edible meat ( as defined by 5AAC.92.990) and that June 30-December 31 the hunter must salvage the skull, and must salvage either the meat, or the Hide ( or both if chosen)
**** [except!] in sub/units where the biological necessity to monitor black bear populations and harvest through the sealing of hide and skull as determined by the department *****
Does your proposal address improving the quality of the resource harvested or products produced? If so, how?
it does, many hunters wish to harvest a bear for table fare only, and do not wish to deal with the salvage and care of a hide that is required under salvage and transporting requirements. though the hides may legally be disposed of after the hunter has met the requirement to salvage and maintain in a condition until it has reached the place of processing for human use or consumption...
care of a Hide in the field to prevent wanton waist penalties is an arduous task many wish not to take for a meat bear with a summer lower quality hide.
the state has adopted state wide harvest tags for the taking of Black bears and removed sealing requirement in many units,
Who will benefit if your proposal is adopted?
all hunters wishing to hunt solely for meat. as well resource managers may see an increase in hunter activity in management of predator species.
Who is likely to suffer if your proposal is adopted?
List any other solutions you considered and why you rejected them.
Log Number: EG10121095
This Proposal has been received and will be proccessed by the Boards Support Section.
will work on Sealing requirments next... this one took all of 10 min to write and submit as it is nearly the same as i wrote and had passed up here last spring.