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Former Closures of Sport Brown Bear Hunting

Brown Bear 2The Service has implemented two temporary closures of sport hunting of brown bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The temporary closures were implemented as a resource protection measure to ensure consistency with Refuge purposes.

More information on the 2014 temporary closure is available in the following documents:

News Release
Notice of Temporary Closure
Background Information
Q & As of Temporary Closure
Summary of Public Comments     

Public Hearing Transcripts:

     Anchorage Public Hearing Transcript 08/26/2014

     Soldotna Public Hearing Transcript 08/27/2014

More information on the 2013 emergency closure is available in the following documents:

News Release of Closure
News Release of Public Hearings

Public Hearing Transcripts:

     Anchorage Public Hearing Transcript 11/21/2013 

     Soldotna Public Hearing Transcript 11/25/2013 

    

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015
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