ATV Concerns Continue As Winter Hunt Approaches

Oct 15, 2020

The state is finalizing plans for another Forty Mile Caribou hunt and there’s concern about more trail and land damage by ATV’s along the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks. In August, a 2 caribou bag limit drew thousands of hunters on ATV’s to the Eagle Summit and 12 Mile Summit area, scaring portions of the Bureau of Land Management’s Pinnell Mountain Trail as wells as state lands. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the issues was central during a Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting last night (Weds).

Damage to the Pinnell Mt. Trail done by ATVs during the fall Forty Mile caribou hunt.
Credit Karen Brewster