The group supported all but the moose proposal, which would reauthorize the option for a cow moose hunt in Units 22C and 22D.
An out-of-season take of a muskox in Icy View on July 17 highlights the lack of effective deterrents to ‘nuisance muskox’ around Nome.
Fish and Game biologists say the early opening is directly linked to the number of animals around Nome this summer.
Already facing herd declines of 13 percent annually, wildlife biologists say people getting too close to musk oxen put young and vulnerable calves in danger.
In Thursday’s News: Acting US Secretary of Commerce declares commercial fishery failure on Yukon, Kuskokwim rivers and Cook Inlet; Kiana man missing after death of 74-year-old…