The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting written comments through July 19, 2021 on proposed changes to Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations. These proposed changes would affect Federal subsistence seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means for the taking of wildlife, and customary and traditional use determinations for the regulatory years July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.
In addition, the Board is asking for your comments on existing wildlife closures that will be reviewed by the Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils (Councils) and the Board during this wildlife cycle. The Office of Subsistence Management (OSM) is reviewing existing wildlife closures to determine whether the original justifications for closure continue to apply. Closure review analyses are being addressed by the Councils and the Board in the same manner as regulatory proposal analyses.
The book containing these proposals and wildlife closures is available on the Federal Subsistence Management Program’s website at https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/proposal/current. Printed copies will be available by late June. You may request a printed copy by contacting OSM at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888.
Comments should reference the specific proposal number or wildlife closure number, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those without email access may fax comments to
(907) 786-3898 or mail comments to:
Federal Subsistence Board - Attn: Theo Matuskowitz
Office of Subsistence Management
1011 East Tudor Road, MS-121
Anchorage, AK 99503-6199
In addition to written comments, members of the public are welcome to testify at any Subsistence Regional Advisory Council meeting. The Subsistence Regional Advisory Council meeting schedule is available at https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/regions, or you may call OSM for the dates and locations of meetings. Members of the public can also give testimony at the Federal Subsistence Board meeting in April 2022.
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