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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Emergency Sheep Hunting Closure in Units 23 & 26(A)

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Date: August 8, 2014
Contact: Erika Jostad, (907) 692-6104

ADF&G EMERGENCY ORDER 05-06-14

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.

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Emergency Order 05-06-14 includes lands within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

More information can be found at: 

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/applications/webintra/wcnews/2014/releases/08-08-2014.pdf

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