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Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Cover Photo Contest

Fish and GameEach year, ADF&G, Sport Fish Division Aquatic Education Program sponsors a cover contest for the Southcentral, Bristol Bay, Kodiak, Southeast and Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim/Upper Copper-Upper Susitina Fishing Regulations Summary booklets.

Your child could be on the cover next year! Get outdoors, go fishing and make those memories last a life time. Pack your camera along with your rod and reel, and capture those memorable images of your family and children fishing in Alaska. And don't forget to send us your photos!

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Governor Walker Appoints Board of Fish Member

Fish and GameMay 20, 2015 ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker last night appointed Robert Mumford to the Board of Fish.

“I am pleased to announce Bob Mumford as my appointee to the Board of Fish,” Governor Walker said. “His vast range of experience in multiple fields—as a commercial pilot, hunting instructor and fish and game state trooper—has taken him all over the state.”
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PFD Required-Big Lake

Fish and GameOn 5/16/2015, Talkeetna Wildlife Troopers cited Kelly Cannon, 33 of Anchorage, for boating in Big Lake without a Personal Flotation Device as required. Bail was set at $110 in the Palmer District Court.
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Sport Fish Closed Waters-Willow

Fish and GameOn 05/17/2015, at 11:34 p.m., Mat-Su West Wildlife Troopers cited Kevin Vance, age 46, of Willow for sport fishing during a closure period from 11:00pm thru 6:00am from May 15th thru July 13th. Bail was set at $110.00 in the Palmer District Court.

On 05/17/2015, at 11:30 p.m., Mat-Su West Wildlife Troopers cited Lucas Thorp, age 18 of Anchorage and Anthony Hillman, age 18 of Anchorage for sport fishing during a closure period from 11:00pm thru 6:00am from May 15th thru July 13th. Bail was set at $110.00 each in the Palmer District Court.
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Alaska Board of Game Extends Proposal Deadline, Expands Topics for 2016 Statewide Regulations Meeting

Fish and Game(Juneau) – The Alaska Board of Game has extended the deadline for proposed changes to statewide regulations pertaining to hunting, trapping and the use of game to 5:00 p.m., June 23, 2015. The board also expanded the Call for Proposals to include statewide changes to hunting seasons and bag limits for Dall sheep (5 AAC 85.055). These changes were made by the board during a teleconferenced meeting on Friday, April 24.

The statewide regulations specified on the Call for Proposals are those under 5 AAC Chapter 92 which include the general categories of permits, licenses, harvest tickets, tags and harvest reports, methods and means, possession, transportation and use of game, intensive management and predator control, definitions, emergency taking of game, in game management units.
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2015 King Salmon Sport Fishing Restrictions for Susitna River and Little Susitna River

Fish and GameAnglers are advised that, in an effort to meet king salmon escapement goals in the Susitna River and Little Susitna River drainages, the following sport fishing restrictions are in effect beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 in the Susitna River drainage (Units 1-6) and Little Susitna River (please refer to the 2015 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for a complete description of Susitna River waters):

• Only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed. Single-hook means a fish hook with only one point. Treble hooks and more than one single-hook are prohibited. The use of bait is also prohibited.

• Harvest is allowed on the Deshka River (Unit 1), and on specific days within the Yentna River drainage (Unit 4), except for the Talachulitna River. Harvest within Unit 4 (except for the Talachulitna River) will be restricted to Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays only; fishing, but not harvest of king salmon is allowed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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Proposal Deadline Fast Approaching for Alaska Board of Game 2016 Statewide Regulations Meeting

Fish and Game(Juneau) — The Alaska Board of Game is soliciting proposed changes to statewide regulations pertaining to hunting, trapping, and the use of game. The deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015. The board will consider all proposals fitting the Call for Proposals at the Statewide Regulations Meeting scheduled for March 18 - 28, 2016, in Fairbanks.

Statewide regulations open on the Call for Proposals are those under 5 AAC Chapters 92 which include: permits; licenses; harvest tickets, tags and harvest reports; methods and means; possession, transportation and use of game; intensive management and predator control; definitions; emergency taking of game; and descriptions of game management units. The board also will accept proposals to 5 AAC 98.005 concerning areas of jurisdiction for reauthorization of antlerless moose hunts.

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Avian Flu in Lower 48 Prompts Reminder for Alaska Subsistence Waterfowl Hunters to Clean Up After Handling Birds

Fish and Game Alaska’s subsistence waterfowl hunting seasons opened on April 2 and with spring migration under way hunters are reminded to practice routine hygiene when handling, cleaning and cooking the ducks, geese and other migratory birds they harvest.

Two strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or “bird flu,” were found in wild birds late last year in northwestern Washington and southwestern Oregon. Since then, HPAI has been confirmed in waterfowl in 11 Lower 48 states, but not Alaska. Wild birds arriving from wintering areas will likely carry avian influenza to Alaska.

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Governor’s Proclamation, Spring-like Weather Remind Alaskans to Be Bear Aware

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Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed April “Bear Awareness Month” and with many parts of Alaska experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures, bears will be emerging from their dens at any time. To keep bears wild and neighborhoods safe, biologists say now is the time to take down bird feeders and place trash, livestock feed and pet foods indoors or in bear-resistant containers.

“I’ve heard rumors that a bear or two have been seen around Anchorage and Eagle River,” said Anchorage wildlife biologist Dave Battle.

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Fish and Game Launches Improved Online Store, Offers Print-and-Go Licenses

Fish and GameThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently launched a new online store where the public can purchase sport fishing and hunting licenses, commercial crewmember licenses, king salmon stamps, duck stamps, and big game tags.

With new and improved features, customers can now print their licenses at home. For those purchasing king salmon stamps and duck stamps, the validated stamp numbers will be printed directly on the license.

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Use Of Bait Where Prohibited, other violations-Big Lake

Fish and GameOn 3/22/2015, Mat-Su West Wildlife Troopers cited Jimmy Taylor, age 48, of Anchorage for sport fishing using bait in waters where the use of bait is prohibited. Bail was set at $110.00 in the Palmer District Court.

On 3/21/2015, Mat-Su West Wildlife Troopers cited Nathan Wilson, age 49, of Wasilla for sport fishing using bait in waters where the use of bait is prohibited. Bail was set at $110.00 in the Palmer District Court.

On 3/22/2015, Mat-Su West Wildlife Troopers cited Dmitri Trihub, age 18, of Anchorage for sport fishing using bait in waters where the use of bait is prohibited. Bail was set at $110.00 in the Palmer District Court.

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False Statement on a Sport License

Fish and GameOn 3/15/2015, Talkeetna Wildlife Troopers cited John E. Land, age 46 of Talkeetna, for False Statement on a Sport License application. Bail was set at $300 in the Palmer District Court.
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False Statement on Sport Fish License

Fish and GameOn 3-15-15, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Glenn Wolfangle age 48 of Big Lake, for purchasing a 2014 Alaska resident sport fish license without meeting the minimum residency requirements of being physically present in the state for 12 consecutive preceding months. Wolfangle was issued a $310.00 citation with an optional Palmer court appearance.
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2015 Governor’s Conservationist of the Year Award Announced

Fish and GameCommissioner Sam Cotten is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Conservationist of the Year award. Nick and Karen Steen of Wasilla were recognized for their three decades of dedication to conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat in southcentral Alaska. Commissioner Cotten announced the recipients at the annual Safari Club International fundraiser at the Dena’ina Center on February 21, 2015, attended by nearly 800 people.

The Governor’s award is a way to honor people who have dedicated their lives to the conservation of fish and wildlife resources in Alaska and have worked diligently and effectively for the best use of those resources consistent with our constitutional mandate. Awardees are selected from nominations submitted by conservation organizations that support the traditions of angling, hunting, and trapping.

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Board of Game Southcentral Region Meeting Convenes in Anchorage March 13-17

Fish and Game(Anchorage) — The Alaska Board of Game meeting for the Southcentral Region will convene in Anchorage March 13-17, at the UAA Student Union, 3211 Providence Drive.

The board will consider nearly 70 proposals seeking changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Southcentral Region, which includes the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and areas surrounding Anchorage and Cordova (Game Management Units 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15). Proposals for the meeting have been submitted by the Department of Fish and Game and other agencies, local fish and game advisory committees, and the public.

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