BLM proposes limit to number of hunting guides

Associated PressAugust 13, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to limit the number of hunting guides on agency land in Alaska.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the agency is conducting a study and asking for the public's input.

Bill Overbaugh, an outdoor recreation planner for BLM in Anchorage, says the agency is getting feedback that there are too many guides in some areas and other conflicts.

BLM manages approximately 75 million acres in Alaska. It is the only federal landowner in Alaska that doesn't currently limit guides on its land. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service have been regulating hunting guides on their lands since the 1990s.

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