ANOTHER POW Wolf Trapping Order! Now Extended to December 21, 2018 - P.O.W. Report

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

ANOTHER POW Wolf Trapping Order! Now Extended to December 21, 2018

Thank you to John for the tip. Yesterday, we [Reported] that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed hunting and trapping for the wolves on Prince of Wales on Tuesday, December 18th and now it has been extended to 11:59PM, December 21st. 

EXPLANATION: This emergency order closes the state resident and nonresident wolf trapping and hunting seasons in Game Management Unit 2. This order is effective at 11:59 PM, December 21, 2018. 

JUSTIFICATION: ADF&G and the U.S. Forest Service jointly set the regulatory year (RY) 2018 Game Management Unit (Unit) 2 wolf hunting and trapping harvest quota at 45 wolves. ADF&G currently manages Unit 2 wolves for an annual harvest that should not exceed 20 percent of the most recent unit-wide, fall population estimate. The RY 2017 harvest quota of 45 wolves is 20 percent of the fall 2017 population estimate (225 wolves). As of Tuesday evening, December 18, 2018, a total of 28 wolves taken in Unit 2 had been sealed. We anticipate that by the closure date additional harvest by hunters and trappers still in the field will reach or surpass the quota.Therefore, the state wolf hunting and trapping season is being closed by emergency order. [Source]


The Alaska Joint Board of Fisheries and Game (board) is holding a meeting of the full joint board on January 16, 2019, for the purpose of developing a list of qualified persons for the position of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner for consideration by the governor, in accordance with responsibilities under AS 44.39.030.

The board will meet in-person at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel, in the Howard Rock Ballroom, 401 E. 6th Avenue Anchorage, Alaska, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The board is expected to review applicant information and may choose to interview the applicant at the meeting. The board will not take public comment during the meeting. The listen-in only site is at the meeting room at the Sheraton Hotel. A live internet audio stream of this meeting will also be available from the board website at:

Members from Board of Game intend to participate at the meeting in-person after traveling from a meeting in Petersburg. If weather conditions impede their travel plans, the board may delay the start of the meeting to later that evening or to another day. In the event the meeting is delayed to another day, the board will provide updates on the joint board website.

Public comment regarding the application will be accepted by fax, 907-465-6094 or electronic mail at by 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019. Meeting material may be found through the board website address above.

At the meeting, the board may go into executive session to discuss matters permitted in AS 44.62.310(c), namely personnel matters under section (c)(2) and to discuss personal attributes of the candidates. The public is excluded from the executive session.

If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact Glenn Haight at (907) 465-4110 by January 7, 2019, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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