Mountain goat harvest closed in Clarence Kramer Zone on Baranof Island

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Sitka, Alaska (KINY) – Sitka District Ranger Eric Garner, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing the Clarence Kramer zone to the harvest of mountain goats. The closure will be effective Friday, October 20, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect through the rest of the 2023 season, which ends December 31st.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has issued a concurrent closure in the same zone. Additional mountain goat harvest in this zone could have long-term negative effects on the conservation of the mountain goat subpopulation. The remainder of Baranof Island is open to goat hunting until the season closes unless closed by special action.