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FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE HUNTING AND TRAPPING FOR WOLF CLOSED IN UNIT 2
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FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE HUNTING AND TRAPPING FOR WOLF
CLOSED IN UNIT 2
SPECIAL ACTION: FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE BOARD
Under Authority of: 50 CFR Part 100. 27(i)(13)(i) and (ii)
36 CFR Part 242. 27(i)(13)(i) and (ii)
Special Action No: 13-WO-02-14
Issued at: Craig, Alaska, March 14, 2014
Effective Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014-- 11:59PM
Expiration Date: Monday, March 31, 2014-- 11:59 PM
EXPLANATION: This Special Action closes Federal lands within Unit 2 (GMU2) to the harvest of wolf. The closure begins on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and continues through 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2014. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has also implemented a similar, concurrent closure within Unit 2 for the State hunting and trapping seasons. Authority has been delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board to both the Craig and Thorne Bay District Rangers to close the two seasons for wolf in Unit 2 when the combined Federal-State harvest quota has been taken. Federal Subsistence Board by delegation . . . . READ MORE