Federal Subsistence Board Increases Harvest Limit for Caribou in Unit 12 Remainder

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) approved Temporary Special Action WSA16-06, increasing the harvest limit from one to two caribou for the winter season in Unit 12 remainder for the 2016/2017 regulatory year.

Last edited 11/28/2016
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Chris McKee

(907) 786-3572


The Nelchina Caribou Herd (NCH) is above management objectives, which raises concern about the herd’s long-term stability and degradation of range quality.  The Board believes that approval of  WSA16-06 will contribute to reducing the NCH population and help meet management objectives, as well as increase harvest opportunities for Federally qualified subsistence users. 

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View full news release /sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/nr_wsa16-06_0.pdf


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