Federal Subsistence Board


The Federal Subsistence Board voted Tuesday to pass a temporary special action reducing the bag limit for a herd that is vital to subsistence hunting in Southwest Alaska. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Bristol Bay Regional Advisory Council  led a heated discussion about management of the Mulchatna herd at its meeting in Dillingham last week. It also voted to support four of five regional subsistence proposals and oppose one statewide proposal. 

Courtesy of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

The Mulchatna herd was only half of the minimum population objective this year. Now a proposal to reduce federal subsistence harvest limits is on the table.

U.S. Geological Survey

If passed, the proposal to increase harvest limit from 2 to 3 would apply to the current season; the Federal Subsistence Board is holding a public hearing in Dillingham Thursday. 

Aderman/U.S. Fish & Wildlife

A growing herd of about 1400 caribou on the Nushagak Peninsula has prompted proposals to increase bag limit and season length and to allow same-day airborne take.

Moose hunt in 9C now requires federal permit

Sep 8, 2015

The regulation change should clear up confusion about overlapping state and federal subsistence hunts, says Refuge manager. 

Dave Bendinger

The process used in Alaska to determine who has a priority to hunt and fish for subsistence on Federal lands is under review by the Federal Subsistence Board. A hearing to gather public input on the process was held Tuesday night in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

The Federal Subsistence Management Program has extended the public comment period for the ongoing review of a process that governs who has a priority for subsistence hunting and fishing on Federal lands in Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.