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Governor Parnell Appoints Nathan Turner to Board of Game

May 10, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today appointed Nathan Turner to the state Board of Game.

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 board of directors.

“Nate 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,” Governor Parnell said. “He has worked with organizations and state and federal wildlife managers to improve game management practices in Alaska. I am confident he will make a balanced contribution to the Board of Game.”

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 Constitution’s mandate to manage wildlife for the maximum benefit of Alaskans.

Turner’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Alaska State Legislature.

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