The maximum harvest objective for the North Fork Katlian zone was set at four male goats or one female goat. As of August 26, 2014, two male and one female goat have been harvested. Continued mountain goat harvest, especially females, in this area would be detrimental to the long term conservation of the mountain goat population in Unit 4.
The remainder of Baranof Island will remain open for goat hunting unless closed by past or future special action.
A map and description of the closed area is available from the Sitka Ranger District Office and the Sitka area office of ADF&G.Information on Federal subsistence management special actions for the Tongass National Forest can be found athttp://www.fs.usda.gov/news/tongass/news-events. For additional information, contact the Sitka Ranger District. Subsistence Biologist Justin Koller may be reached by phone at 907-747-4297 or e-mail at email@example.com. District Ranger Perry Edwards may be reached by phone at 907-747-4220 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at http://www.doi.gov/subsistence.