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Release Date: 09/05/13
Contacts: Craig McCaa , 907-474-2231 ,
News Release No. FDO-090513

Federal Fall Season for Fortymile Caribou to Close Sept. 8 on the Taylor Highway

FAIRBANKS, AK — The federal subsistence fall hunting season for Fortymile caribou in Game Management Unit 20E will close on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Federal lands in Unit 20E affected by this closure are managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Interior Field Office and the National Park Service’s Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
The federal hunt is conducted with the State of Alaska under joint federal/state permit RC860. The state portion of this hunt was closed in most of Unit 20E (accessible from the Taylor Highway, Zone 3) on Aug. 30 and in the eastern portion of Unit 25C (Steese Highway, Zone 1) on Sept. 2, following heavy harvest along the Taylor Highway. Hunters have harvested more than twice as many caribou near the Taylor Highway in Unit 20E as the quota allotted to that portion of the hunt.
The federal fall season in Unit 25C remains open. There is no federal open season for caribou in Units 20B or 20D. Hunting remains open in portions of units 20D, 20E, 20B, and 25C (Zone 2) under state regulations. 

Successful hunters must report their harvest to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) within three days of harvest at http://hunt.alaska.govor in person or by phone (907-883-2971). Hunters who report by phone must also mail their permit reports or drop them off at the Tok ADF&G office. Unsuccessful hunters must return their reports to the Tok ADF&G office or report online at by Oct. 15.

For additional information, contact Eastern Interior Field Manager Lenore Heppler at 907-474-2320 or The Fortymile Caribou Hotline phone number is 907-267-2310.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including 72 million acres in Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.

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