Duck and cover, waterfowl regulations set

Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game established waterfowl hunting regulations for the 2010-11 season with changes to harvesting in Kachemak Bay.

The department stipulates that resident hunters can only bag two harlequin ducks and long-tailed ducks per day with four in possession in Unit 15C. The same goes for king and common species of king and common eiders, whereas spectacled and steller species will be closed statewide.

Last year Alaskan waterfowl hunters could bag six and possess 12. Non-resident hunters are subject to the same restrictions. There are no changes to season limits.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Waterfowl Coordinator Dan Rosenberg said that the changes occurred because of the extensive road access to the hunting areas.

"It's a compromise between viewers and hunters," he said.

Tony Cella can be reached at tony.cella@peninsulaclarion.com.



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