FOLLOWING IS THE CURRENT WORK-UP ON THE GAME BOARD.
AS OF MARCH 23 2012
1.The ADFG mission is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development in the best interest of the economy and the well-being of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.FROM http://www.alaskacenters.gov/adfg.cfm
2. The commissioner is the principal executive for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; responsible for the protection, management, conservation, and restoration of Alaska's fish and game resources.FROM http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.main
3.The Board of Game is the state's regulatory authority that passes regulations to conserve and develop Alaska's wildlife resources. The Board of Game is charged with making allocative and regulatory decisions. The board has seven members, each appointed by the governor for a three year term. Each member must be confirmed by a joint session of the state legislature.FROM
The board is also involved with setting policy and direction for the management of the states wildlife resources. The board is charged with making allocative decisions, and the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for management based on those decisions.FROM http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.main
O GAME BOARD MEMBER, Ted Spraker is a member of the Alaska Trappers Association, Safari Club International, 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor and a lifetime member of NRA. He is an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman.FROM:http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.bogmembers
O ALL BOARD MEMBERS( except Cliff Judkins, Nick Yurko) ARE PART OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPORTS HUNTING LOBBY AND-OR HUNTING GUIDES. These Hunting Lobby Groups are Alaska Trappers Association, Safari Club International, National Rifel Association, Alaska Outdoor Council, Alaska Professional Hunters Association.
O Yurko owns an airplane charter company and Nate Turner is a pilot.
O Only two members (Spraker and Judkins) have Wildlife Management Degrees.
O GAME BOARD MEMBER'S SEVEN MEMBERS ARE: Wasilla, Cliff Judkins, Chairman (Term expires 6/30/2012) Soldotna, Ted Spraker, Vice-Chairman (Term expires 6/30/2014) Bethel, Stosh Hoffman (Term expires 6/30/2014) Tok,Teresa Sager Albaugh (Term expires 6/30/2012) Kantishna River and Nowitna River area, Nate Turner (Term expires 6/30/2013) Juneau, Nick Yurko (Term expires 6/30/2014) Anchorage, Lynn Keogh, Jr. (Term expires 6/30/2013)
O BUSINESSES OWNED listed by Board Members are: Turners Alaska Adventures (Turner) Wings Airways (Yurko) Key-O's Guide Service (Keogh)
O CURRENT KEY POSITIONS listed by Board Members are: Owner/Operator of a building rating and energy inspection business (Judkins) Director of Corporate Facilities for Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (Hoffman) worker for Summit Consulting Services, Inc., a rural Alaska construction management and design firm (Albaugh) chairman of Helping Hands of Juneau, a nonprofit food distribution agency (Yurko) U.S. Coast Guard Captains License (Keogh)