Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Remainder of 40-Mile Winter Caribou Hunt Closes Dec 14

The last remaining open portion of winter caribou hunt RC867 closes at the end of the day on December 14, 2006, according to an Alaska Department of Fish and Game Emergency Order.

From the EO: "In March 2006, the Alaska Board of Game endorsed the Fortymile Caribou Herd Harvest Plan (harvest plan) as a means of guiding harvest of the herd from 2006 through 2012. The annual harvest quota is allocated seasonally: 75% to the fall hunt and 25%, plus any surplus from the fall quota, to the winter hunt. This winter’s quota is 372 caribou. The harvest plan also calls for a cow harvest of no more than 25%, or 164 cows. Caribou have been consistently available to hunters in areas accessible from the Taylor and Steese Highways since the beginning of the season on December 1, 2006. The winter harvest is now at 332 caribou and is expected to approach allowed quota. In addition, 170 cows have been taken and no further harvest is warranted."

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