Outdoor Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 09, 2005

Christmas tree cutting opens

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open to Christmas tree cutting until Christmas day. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees can be taken from anywhere in the refuge except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. Tree cutting is prohibited in the refuge headquarters and visitor center area and along Ski Hill Road. Participants are asked to trim the stumps as close to the ground as possible. For more information, call 262-7021.

Refuge closed to snowmachines

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is closed to snowmachine use due to insufficient snow. Snowmachine use will be authorized by announcement through the newspaper and radio. For more information call 262-7021.

Advisory committee election slated

The Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold an election meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Seward city council chambers.

Game proposals and agency reports also might be discussed. For more information, call (907) 224-3701.

State parks seeks board members

The Southern Kenai Peninsula State Parks Citizens Board is seeking members to advise on state parks and outdoor recreation in the Ninilchik and Anchor Point area.

Members meet five times a year between August and April and serve a three-year term.

Applicants must live or work in the area, and submit an application, resume and short letter describing why they want to serve on the board. Applications can be obtained at the Kenai Area State Parks office or online at www.alaskastateparks.org and are due by Dec. 15.

Subsistence comments sought

The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting written comments on proposed subsistence hunting and trapping regulation changes until Jan. 6.

The changes would affect open seasons, harvest limits, harvesting methods and customary and traditional use determinations for the regulatory year beginning July 1.

Salmon program seeks volunteers

Friends of the Fishing Hole, a fundraising committee, is looking for volunteers to help raise funds to restock the “Hole”

For more information or to volunteer, call Nicky Scarzi at (907) 235-8191.

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