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BLUE LAKE, MEDVEJIE LAKE AND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE KATLIAN RIVER WATERSHEDS ON BARANOF ISLAND IN UNIT 4 ARE CLOSED TO THE HARVEST OF MOUNTAIN GOAT


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07/24/2013

Contact:
Justin Koller/Perry Edwards
907-747-4297, 907-747-4220
jpkoller@fs.fed.us
pedwards@fs.fed.us
BLUE LAKE, MEDVEJIE LAKE AND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE KATLIAN RIVER WATERSHEDS ON BARANOF ISLAND IN UNIT 4 ARE CLOSED TO THE HARVEST OF MOUNTAIN GOAT

The Sitka District Ranger, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is taking action to close the watersheds of Blue Lake, Medvejie Lake and the southern half of the Katlian River to the harvest of mountain goats. The closure will be effective at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 and will remain in effect through Sunday, September 29, 2013. A public meeting will be held in Sitka in September, date and location to be determined, to discuss the possibility of extending the closure through the end of the season. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has issued a closure in the same watersheds, effective August 1, 2013 to the close of the season on December 31, 2013. READE MORE