USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting
If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal. The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify.
The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy's issues were in Oregon doesn't it)
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS DOCUMENT AS YOUR COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED RULES. If you provide comments, draft your own letter in your own words. The FWS will not consider cut-and-paste or form letters.
ALERT: US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed regulations on January 8, 2016, that will:
FWS claims the regulations only affect non-subsistence uses. In truth the changes significantly impact:
The regulations will change how wildlife has been regulated since Statehood. The FWS proposal:
Comments are due March 8, 2016. FWS gave Alaskans only 60 days to comment on these major changes.
If you want to testify, give oral comments at Public Hearings. Oral testimony is not accepted at Open Houses.
February 11 Tok School, 249 Jon Summar Rd Open House 5-6 PM; Public Hearing 6:30-8:30 PM
February 16 Kenai Refuge Visitor Center Soldotna Open House 4-5 PM; Public Hearing 5:30-7:30 PM
February 18 USFWS, 1011 Tudor Rd, Anchorage Open House 4-5 PM; Public Hearing 5:30-7:30 PM
March 1 Dillingham City Council Chambers Open House 4-5 PM; Public Hearing 5:30-7:30 PM
March 3 Charlie Larsen Community Hall Galena Open House 1-2 PM; Public Hearing 2:30-4:30 PM
Date ?? Reschedule Kodiak—yet to be announced
Three ways to submit written comments: Write your own personal comments; do not duplicate this ALERT.
Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov and in Search box, type FWS-R7-NWRS-2014-0005, click "Search", then click "Comment Now"; insert comments; or
By mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R7-NWRS-2014-0005; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; US Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; or
By hand: give your printed comments to any Service personnel conducting open houses or public hearings.