The Board of Game meeting at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has heard a lot of information and staff reports this morning.
After a small start, the room filled up with about 50 people present by noon.
Staff reports gave a thorough overview of the current game conditions in Southcentral Alaska, but comments from Board Chair Ted Spraker indicate he’s expecting some controversy and diverse discussion as 3 1/2 pages of proposals will be heard through the course of these meetings.
19 proposals relate specifically to the Kenai Peninsula, including: modifying the seasons and bag limits for general season moose hunts, allowing the harvest of up to 100 antlerless moose in Unit 15C, and allowing the use of motorized vehicles in the Lower Kenai Controlled Use area.
This afternoon, the Board will hear additional reports on brown bear and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A town hall meeting will be held around 4pm today, with a meet and greet to follow at Main St Tap and Grill.
Daily meetings are expected to continue at the Visitors Center through Tuesday.