State rotates in staff to help during hunting season

The Department of Fish and Game decided that money appropriated to partially restore a commercial fisheries job in Wrangell would be better spent this year to provide in-town assistance for moose and elk hunters who need to register their harvest.

Legislators had added $66,000 to this year’s budget, intended to go toward bringing back a commercial fisheries management position to Wrangell which lost the job to a budget veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy more than a year ago.

But the $66,000 would not cover the full salary for a year-round staffer, plus an office. Besides, the money was not available u...

 

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