I was planning to head to the North Slope tomorrow through the weekend for some spring action caribou hunting, but my wife reminded me of the consequences of a Federal Gov shutdown.
Did you know, which I didn't, that ALL federal public lands, such as ANWR and BLM managed lands will be CLOSED to public access if the government shuts down without party resolution tomorrow at midnight? That means that off the Dalton hwy, like Atigun Gorge and BLM lands from the Yukon River bridge to MP 300 will be closed to public access!
I always thought that only National Parks with services would be closed in such a crisis, but evidently that's not the case at all. Interesting and disturbing.
So, anyone who was planning to go hunting this weekend should be advised that all federal lands will be affected by this issue.
Spread the word and listen for public service announcements on the radio and TV should this shutdown occur. Keep in mind that only critical staff will be working in such a case, so telephones might not be manned.