Tim Towarak has stepped down as Federal Subsistence Board Chair; the application period to accept a new chairperson is open until October 7th. Office of Subsistence Management employee Eugene R. Peltola, Jr., says official business will go on as usual with or without a Board Chair.
A new survey suggests the Western Arctic Caribou Herd is smaller than previously thought; it may impact the decision on whether to change hunting restrictions in Unit 23.
“I am addressing my way of life,” subsistence hunter Walter Sampson said at last week’s meeting in Kotzebue, wary of sport caribou hunters being allowed back into Unit 23.
“The very agencies that supported this effort are now finding themselves in disagreement on how to enact (it),” Charlie Lean said regarding the new hunting restrictions.
Caribou users in the Northwest Arctic Borough were told Wednesday that North America’s largest herd declined by more than a quarter in just two years.
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