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ADF&G closed sheep hunts in Units 23 and 26(A)


All sheep seasons in Game Management Units 23 and 26(A) for all resident and nonresident hunters are closed due to severe decline in sheep numbers in the contiguous populations of the De Long Mountains and Schwatka Mountains. General season hunts by harvest ticket for residents and nonresidents with full-curl bag limits are closed by this action. Resident registration subsistence permit hunts for any sheep (RS388 and RS389) are closed on August 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.  Due to the low population status, no harvest of sheep is warranted.

For more information, contact:

Brandon Saito
ADF&G Wildlife Conservation
Box 689
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Tel: 907-442-3420
Fax: 907-442-2420
Toll free:  800-478-3420 (Alaska Only)

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