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Call for Proposals to Change Federal Subsistence Hunting and Trapping Regulations

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Date: January 14, 2013
Contact: Andrea Medeiros, (907) 786-3674 or (800) 478-1456

The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting proposals through March 29, 2013 to change Federal regulations for the subsistence harvest of wildlife on Federal public lands for the 2014-2016 regulatory years (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016).

The Board will consider proposals to change Federal hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, methods of harvest, and customary and traditional use determinations. The Board will also accept proposals for individual customary and traditional use determinations from residents of national park and national monument resident zone communities, or those who already hold a Section 13.440 subsistence use permit.

Federal public lands include national wildlife refuges; national parks, monuments and preserves; national forests; national wild and scenic rivers; and national conservation and recreation areas. These lands also include Bureau of Land Management areas that are not part of the national conservation system. Federal subsistence regulations do not apply on State of Alaska lands, private lands, military lands, Native allotments, or Federal lands selected by the State of Alaska or Native corporations.

Submit proposals:

  • By mail or hand delivery:

Federal Subsistence Board
Office of Subsistence Management -- Attn: Theo Matuskowitz
1011 East Tudor Road, MS-121
Anchorage, AK 99503

  • At any Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council meeting

See the Meetings and Deadlines page of the Federal Subsistence Management Program's website, http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/deadline.cfml, for dates and locations of Council meetings.

Search for FWS-R7-SM-2012-0104, which is the docket number for this proposed rule.

You may call the Office of Subsistence Management at 800-478-1456 or email e-mail us with your questions.

Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/index.cfml

Did You Know?

An inactive 2005 Bilge Creek Fire.

A lightning strike ignites a fire in the preserve. The fire burns for a week and then rain puts it out. In about 7 years, a visitor could walk on the burned site having no idea there once was a fire under his or her feet. This speedy site re-vegetation is typical of tundra fire adapted ecosystems.