In this episode I’m joined by Larry Bartlett to hear some more detailed information on the looming closure of federal lands in units 23 and 26A for non-local caribou hunters. This is a heated issue, but an important one, and the effort to keep non-local hunters out doesn’t seem to be supported by evidence. We fully believe in the need for rural residents to have first priority at times when caribou numbers are down, but they aren’t. This was pressed for time and Larry has some amazing stories and experiences, but it was important to squeeze this in while we still have time. If you can call in to give feedback at the meeting, it is from 3pm-7pm (or until the end of public input) (AK time zone), please do.
Public Hearing Information:
Friday, April 23, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (or until the end of public participation)
Teleconference: Toll Free: (877) 918-3011