Originally from Kansas, business executive Jeffery S. Fraser served as the CEO of National Information Consortium from 1991 to 2008. Now, Jeffery Fraser lives in Alaska and runs the Tsaina Lodge near Valdez where he enjoys many outdoor sports, including hunting.
The greater region, called Prince William Sound, is picturesque and known for its hunting and fishing. Hunters come to Prince William Sound for the mountain goats, black and brown bears, sea ducks, and Sitka black-tailed deer.
Sitka black-tailed deer populations have declined in recent years, especially over a particularly harsh winter in 2011. When deer are well fed over a winter and are healthy, they tend to give birth to twins. Populations do seem to be improving in recent years, but the state still requires that residents limit their hunting catch to five deer and that nonresidents limit their numbers to four.
Black bears also may be seeing a decline in their populations, shown in part by the decrease in hunters’ rates of success with them. Ducks and geese, on the other hand, are quite populous and hunting limits have loosened for those species in recent years.
Jeffery Scott Fraser founded the National Information Consortium and Kansas Information Consortium in the 1990s as companies that provided individual and corporate clients with efficient ways of interacting with the government via the Internet.