Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
State Fish and Game officials want the courts to delay a ruling which would push subsistence harvesters out of the fall caribou hunt. Earlier this month, a Kenai judge ruled the upcoming August 10 Nelchina caribou hunt illegal, because recent changes in the hunt’s permitting scheme violate the state constitution. But with more than 800 permits already issued for this year’s hunt, game managers say the court decision will only cause suffering.
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