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Hunting and Trapping Emergency Order Dec 17, 2012

Emergency Order No. 04-09-12

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m.
December 18, 2012

Issued at Dillingham, Alaska
December 14, 2012

Expiration Date: June 30, 2013
unless superseded by
subsequent emergency order

EXPLANATION:

This emergency order opens the State of Alaska resident hunting season for moose in registration permit hunt RM575. The area open for this moose hunt includes Game Management Unit 17(A). All other moose hunting regulations in the remainder of Unit 17 are
not affected by this emergency order. Permits will be available only at the Dillingham ADF&G office and Togiak Traditional Council office. Permits are available only to hunters who have not killed a moose during the current regulatory year. Possession of the registration
permit and a valid hunting license is required.

REGULATION:

Therefore, the following regulations in 5AAC 85.045(15), Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits for Moose, are superseded by this emergency order, and the following provisions are effective:

Resident
Open Season
(Subsistence
General Hunts)

Units and Bag Limits

(15)

Unit 17(A)

1 antlered bull by
registration permit;
during the period
Dec. 1–Jan. 31, a season of up
to 14 days may be announced

Dec 18 – Dec 31

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Emergency Order 04-09-12

by emergency order


All other moose hunting regulations in the remainder of Unit 17 are not affected by this emergency order.

December 14, 2012

Cora Campbell
Commissioner

By delegation to:

James D. Woolington
Area Wildlife Biologist

JUSTIFICATION:

The Alaska Board of Game authorized a winter moose hunting season of up to 14 days for antlered bulls only in Unit 17A. This period is set when weather and snow conditions are expected to be adequate to allow hunters to access hunting areas. Aerial surveys during
March 2011 indicated a population of at least 1,166 moose in Unit 17A. High productivity and moose calf survival since then provides information to indicate that moose numbers in Unit 17A are believed to be sufficient to conduct this 14-day, antlered bulls only hunt.

DISTRIBUTION:

This emergency order is distributed to the recipients listed below. Copies are available from Department of Fish and Game offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Dillingham, and Fairbanks.
1. Lieutenant Governor's Office
2. Assistant Attorney General (Board of Game Liaison)
3. Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game
4. Division of Wildlife Conservation
Director
Deputy Director
Assistant Director
Regional Supervisors
Area Biologists (Statewide)
Regulatory Coordinator, Information Management
5. Boards Support Section, Executive Director Board of Game
Field Offices: Bethel, Dillingham


Emergency Order 04-09-12

Fish and Game Advisory Committees, Chairman
Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory Committee
Togiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee
6. Division of Subsistence, Anchorage Regional Supervisor
7. Public Communications, ADF&G, Juneau, Anchorage
8. Department of Public Safety, Bureau Wildlife Enforcement
Director
C Detachment Commander, Anchorage
Field Offices: Aniak, Bethel, Dillingham, Iliamna, King Salmon
9. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Regional Director, Anchorage
Togiak NWR, Dillingham
Yukon Delta NWR, Bethel
10. Clerk of the Court or Magistrate: Aniak, Bethel, Dillingham, Naknek
11. Village Councils: Aleknagik, Clarks Point, Dillingham, Ekuk, Goodnews Bay,
Manokotak, Platinum, Quinhagak, Togiak, Twin Hills
12. BBNA, Dillingham
13. News Media:
Statewide: APRN
Dillingham: KDLG Radio, KRUP Radio, Bristol BayTimes

December 14, 2012

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