Summer 2019 Alaska Chapter News

The Alaska BHA board asked for help, and our members answered the call. In February, a Board of Game proposal was submitted that would have allowed motorized access into a very popular non-motorized hunting area, the Clearwater Controlled Use Area. Concerned Alaskans submitted written comments and showed up to an Anchorage Pint Night, where Board of Game members descried the process of proposing hunting regulation changes and detailed how to provide testimony during Board of Game hearings. A few members went the extra mile and showed up in person to the meeting where they gave oral testimony about how important backcountry hunting opportunities are in Alaska. With our support, the proposal failed to pass, and backcountry hunting opportunities remain.

 

Other News from the AK Chapter:

  • On June 25th AK BHA hosted its Bullets, Beers and Bristol Bay event at King Street Brewery.
  • Alaska members showed up for an Anchorage pint night where we discussed a Board of Game proposal that sought to reduce the size of a popular non-motorized hunting area.
  • Members wrote comments and submitted oral testimony at the Board of Game meeting in support of keeping the Clearwater Controlled Use Area intact.
  • In thanks to our support, Proposal 128 did not pass, and members can continue to enjoy backcountry hunting experiences in Alaska.

 

 

 

The Alaska BHA board asked for help, and our members answered the call. In February, a Board of Game proposal was submitted that would have allowed motorized access into a very popular non-motorized hunting area, the Clearwater Controlled Use Area. Concerned Alaskans submitted written comments and showed up to an Anchorage Pint Night, where Board of Game members descried the process of proposing hunting regulation changes and detailed how to provide testimony during Board of Game hearings. A few members went the extra mile and showed up in person to the meeting where they gave oral testimony about how important backcountry hunting opportunities are in Alaska. With our support, the proposal failed to pass, and backcountry hunting opportunities remain.

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