Cordova-Area Registration Goat Hunt Closing

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The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Registration Goat Hunt RG230 near Cordova Closes

(Cordova)- Registration permit hunt RG230 for mountain goats in Unit 6C will close at 11:59 p.m. on January 17 by Emergency Order of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Hunt area RG230 which includes that portion of Unit 6C east of Sheridan Glacier and the main channel of Glacier River, and north of the Copper River Highway.

The most recent survey for goats in registration permit area RG230 found 143 goats. The maximum allowable harvest is 7 goat points. The harvest is currently at 7 reported billies. Each billy counts as one goat point, each nanny counts as two goat points, and each unrecoverable goat counts as one and one-half (1.5) goat points. Therefore, seven goat points have been reported. Hunters remain in the field and additional goats may have been taken and not yet reported. Harvest that exceeds objectives could lead to reduced future hunting opportunity.

This closure affects only registration permit hunt RG230 in Unit 6C. All other mountain goat hunting regulations in the remainder of Game Management Unit 6 are not affected by this emergency order.