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Reappointments Made to Board of Game

April 1, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today reappointed Peter Probasco and Nathan Turner to the Alaska Board of Game.

Probasco, of Palmer, spent four years in the U.S. Air Force and six years in agricultural education and production in Minnesota, before coming to Alaska in 1966. He worked in various capacities with the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service, eventually becoming a professor and associate director. Probasco also worked for the State of Alaska Division of Agriculture and was named a professor of extension emeritus at the University of Alaska. In addition to many years of work as an insurance agent, Probasco has been actively involved in many community organizations including Kiwanis Club, Palmer Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Salvation Army, St. John Lutheran Church, and the National Rifle Association. He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Minnesota where he also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture education.

Turner, of Nenana, has been a resident of Interior Alaska for 21 years, making a living by trapping, hunting, fishing, and working as a hunting guide and assistant guide. He is a member of the Alaska Trappers Association and the Alaska Professional Hunters Association. Turner has experience with game management issues in many areas of Alaska from his time spent living and working in the Kantishna and Nowitna Valleys, the Brooks Range, the Alaska Peninsula, and Fairbanks.

The seven-member board works to conserve and develop Alaska's wildlife resources by regulating the protection and consumption of game species, establishing methods and means of harvest, setting allocations of game resources, and taking other action to meet the Alaska Constitution’s mandate to manage wildlife for the maximum benefit of Alaskans. The reappointments are subject to confirmation by the Alaska State Legislature.

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