State rotates in staff to help during hunting season
September 9, 2021
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 availa...