(Cordova)- Registration permit hunt RG245 for mountain goats in Game Management Unit 6D will close by emergency order at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Hunt area RG245 includes that portion of Unit 6D west of Browns Creek, south of Lowe River and Port Valdez, and north of Jack Bay and the main channel of Jack River.
The last aerial survey of the area found a minimum count of 176 goats in registration permit area RG245. The maximum allowable harvest is 8 goat points. The current reported harvest is eight billies, each counting as one goat point. Hunters remain in the field and it’s likely that additional goats have been taken and not yet reported. This closure is necessary to prevent unsustainable harvest.
This closure affects only registration permit hunt RG245 in Unit 6D. All other mountain goat hunting regulations in the remainder of Unit 6 are not affected by this emergency order.
Samantha S Renner
Wildlife Program Tech
Cordova, AK 99574