By The Associated Press
Tim Mowry, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
7:18 AM AKDT, August 13, 2012
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to limit the number of hunting guides on agency land in Alaska.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/11tFHI) says the agency is conducting a study and asking for the public's input.
Bill Overbaugh, an outdoor recreation planner for BLM in Anchorage, says the agency is getting feedback that there are too many guides in some areas and other conflicts.
BLM manages approximately 75 million acres in Alaska.
It is the only federal landowner in Alaska that doesn't currently limit guides on its land. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service have been regulating hunting guides on their lands since the 1990s.
To offer a comment:
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to establish allocation thresholds for hunting guides on BLM-managed lands and is seeking input on a hunting guide capacity study. Commentors are asked to identify issues and concerns related to commercial hunting guides in specific guide use areas.
Comments may be submitted by:
• Email at BLM_AK_Hunt_Guide_Capacity_Study@blm.gov
• Fax at 271-5479
• Mail at BLM Alaska State Office, Attn: Hunting Guide Capacity Comments, BLM Alaska, 222 West 7th Avenue, Suite 13, Anchorage, AK 99513.
For more information call Bill Overbaugh at 271-5508 or visit the BLM website at www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/planning/Hunting_Guide_Capacity_Study_EA.html.
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