50 CFR 100.26 - Subsistence taking of wildlife.

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§ 100.26 Subsistence taking of wildlife.
(a) You may take wildlife for subsistence uses by any method, except as prohibited in this section or by other Federal statute. Taking wildlife for subsistence uses by a prohibited method is a violation of this part. Seasons are closed unless opened by Federal regulation. Hunting or trapping during a closed season or in an area closed by this part is prohibited.
(b) Except for special provisions found at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section, the following methods and means of taking wildlife for subsistence uses are prohibited:
(1) Shooting from, on, or across a highway.
(2) Using any poison.
(3) Using a helicopter in any manner, including transportation of individuals, equipment, or wildlife; however, this prohibition does not apply to transportation of an individual, gear, or wildlife during an emergency rescue operation in a life-threatening situation.
(4) Taking wildlife from a motorized land or air vehicle when that vehicle is in motion, or from a motor-driven boat when the boat's progress from the motor's power has not ceased.
(5) Using a motorized vehicle to drive, herd, or molest wildlife.
(6) Using or being aided by use of a machine gun, set gun, or a shotgun larger than 10 gauge.
(7) Using a firearm other than a shotgun, muzzle-loaded rifle, rifle, or pistol using center-firing cartridges for the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, except that—
(i) An individual in possession of a valid trapping license may use a firearm that shoots rimfire cartridges to take wolves and wolverine; and
(ii) Only a muzzle-loading rifle of .54-caliber or larger, or a .45-caliber muzzle-loading rifle with a 250-grain, or larger, elongated slug may be used to take brown bear, black bear, elk, moose, musk ox, and mountain goat.
(8) Using or being aided by use of a pit, fire, artificial light, radio communication, artificial salt lick, explosive, barbed arrow, bomb, smoke, chemical, conventional steel trap with a jaw spread over 9 inches, or conibear style trap with a jaw spread over 11 inches.
(9) Using a snare, except that an individual in possession of a valid hunting license may use nets and snares to take unclassified wildlife, ptarmigan, grouse, or hares; and individuals in possession of a valid trapping license may use snares to take furbearers.
(10) Using a trap to take ungulates or bear.
(11) Using hooks to physically snag, impale, or otherwise take wildlife; however, hooks may be used as a trap drag.
(12) Using a crossbow to take ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine in any area restricted to hunting by bow and arrow only.
(13) Taking of ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine with a bow, unless the bow is capable of casting an inch-wide broadhead-tipped arrow at least 175 yards horizontally, and the arrow and broadhead together weigh at least 1 ounce (437.5 grains).
(14) Using bait for taking ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine; except you may use bait to take wolves and wolverine with a trapping license, and you may use bait to take black bears with a hunting license as authorized in Unit-specific regulations at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section. Baiting of black bears is subject to the following restrictions:
(i) Before establishing a black bear bait station, you must register the site with ADF&G;
(ii) When using bait, you must clearly mark the site with a sign reading “black bear bait station” that also displays your hunting license number and ADF&G-assigned number;
(iii) You may use only biodegradable materials for bait; you may use only the head, bones, viscera, or skin of legally harvested fish and wildlife for bait;
(iv) You may not use bait within 1/4 mile of a publicly maintained road or trail;
(v) You may not use bait within 1 mile of a house or other permanent dwelling, or within 1 mile of a developed campground or developed recreational facility;
(vi) When using bait, you must remove litter and equipment from the bait station site when done hunting;
(vii) You may not give or receive payment for the use of a bait station, including barter or exchange of goods; and
(viii) You may not have more than two bait stations with bait present at any one time;
(15) Taking swimming ungulates, bears, wolves, or wolverine.
(16) Taking or assisting in the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, wolverine, or other furbearers before 3:00 a.m. following the day in which airborne travel occurred (except for flights in regularly scheduled commercial aircraft); however, this restriction does not apply to subsistence taking of deer, the setting of snares or traps, or the removal of furbearers from traps or snares.
(17) Taking a bear cub or a sow accompanied by cub(s).
(c) Wildlife taken in defense of life or property is not a subsistence use; wildlife so taken is subject to State regulations.
(d) The following methods and means of trapping furbearers for subsistence uses pursuant to the requirements of a trapping license are prohibited, in addition to the prohibitions listed at paragraph (b) of this section:
(1) Disturbing or destroying a den, except that you may disturb a muskrat pushup or feeding house in the course of trapping;
(2) Disturbing or destroying any beaver house;
(3) Taking beaver by any means other than a steel trap or snare, except that you may use firearms in certain Units with established seasons as identified in Unit-specific regulations found in this subpart;
(4) Taking otter with a steel trap having a jaw spread of less than 57/8 inches during any closed mink and marten season in the same Unit;
(5) Using a net or fish trap (except a blackfish or fyke trap); and
(6) Taking or assisting in the taking of furbearers by firearm before 3:00 a.m. on the day following the day on which airborne travel occurred; however, this does not apply to a trapper using a firearm to dispatch furbearers caught in a trap or snare.
(e) Possession and transportation of wildlife.
(1) Except as specified in paragraphs (e)(2) or (f)(1) of this section, or as otherwise provided, you may not take a species of wildlife in any unit, or portion of a unit, if your total take of that species already obtained anywhere in the State under Federal and State regulations equals or exceeds the harvest limit in that unit.
(2) An animal taken under Federal or State regulations by any member of a community with an established community harvest limit for that species counts toward the community harvest limit for that species. Except for wildlife taken pursuant to § __.10(d)(5)(iii) or as otherwise provided for by this part, an animal taken as part of a community harvest limit counts toward every community member's harvest limit for that species taken under Federal or State of Alaska regulations.
(f) Harvest limits.
(1) The harvest limit specified for a trapping season for a species and the harvest limit set for a hunting season for the same species are separate and distinct. This means that if you have taken a harvest limit for a particular species under a trapping season, you may take additional animals under the harvest limit specified for a hunting season or vice versa.
(2) A brown/grizzly bear taken in a Unit or portion of a Unit having a harvest limit of “one brown/grizzly bear per year” counts against a “one brown/grizzly bear every four regulatory years” harvest limit in other Units. You may not take more than one brown/grizzly bear in a regulatory year.
(g) Evidence of sex and identity.
(1) If subsistence take of Dall sheep is restricted to a ram, you may not possess or transport a harvested sheep unless both horns accompany the animal.
(2) If the subsistence taking of an ungulate, except sheep, is restricted to one sex in the local area, you may not possess or transport the carcass of an animal taken in that area unless sufficient portions of the external sex organs remain attached to indicate conclusively the sex of the animal, except that in Units 1-5 antlers are also considered proof of sex for deer if the antlers are naturally attached to an entire carcass, with or without the viscera; and except in Units 11, 13, 19, 21, and 24, where you may possess either sufficient portions of the external sex organs (still attached to a portion of the carcass) or the head (with or without antlers attached; however, the antler stumps must remain attached) to indicate the sex of the harvested moose; however, this paragraph (g)(2) does not apply to the carcass of an ungulate that has been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared for consumption upon arrival at the location where it is to be consumed.
(3) If a moose harvest limit requires an antlered bull, an antler size, or configuration restriction, you may not possess or transport the moose carcass or its parts unless both antlers accompany the carcass or its parts. If you possess a set of antlers with less than the required number of brow tines on one antler, you must leave the antlers naturally attached to the unbroken, uncut skull plate; however, this paragraph (g)(3) does not apply to a moose carcass or its parts that have been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared for consumption after arrival at the place where it is to be stored or consumed.
(h) Removing harvest from the field. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters and hind quarters of caribou and moose harvested in Units 9, 17, 18, and 19B prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of moose harvested in Unit 21 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in Unit 24 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. Meat of the front quarters, hind quarters, or ribs from a harvested moose or caribou may be processed for human consumption and consumed in the field; however, meat may not be removed from the bones for purposes of transport out of the field. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in Unit 25 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption.
(i) Returning of tags, marks, or collars. If you take an animal that has been marked or tagged for scientific studies, you must, within a reasonable time, notify the ADF&G or the agency identified on the collar or marker when and where the animal was taken. You also must retain any ear tag, collar, radio, tattoo, or other identification with the hide until it is sealed, if sealing is required; in all cases, you must return any identification equipment to the ADF&G or to an agency identified on such equipment.
(j) Sealing of bear skins and skulls.
(1) Sealing requirements for bear apply to brown bears taken in all Units, except as specified in this paragraph, and black bears of all color phases taken in Units 1-7, 11-17, and 20.
(2) You may not possess or transport from Alaska the untanned skin or skull of a bear unless the skin and skull have been sealed by an authorized representative of ADF&G in accordance with State or Federal regulations, except that the skin and skull of a brown bear taken under a registration permit in Units 5, 9B, 9E, 17, 18, 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage, 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A need not be sealed unless removed from the area.
(3) You must keep a bear skin and skull together until a representative of the ADF&G has removed a rudimentary premolar tooth from the skull and sealed both the skull and the skin; however, this provision does not apply to brown bears taken within Units 5, 9B, 9E, 17, 18, 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage, 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A and which are not removed from the Unit.
(i) In areas where sealing is required by Federal regulations, you may not possess or transport the hide of a bear that does not have the penis sheath or vaginal orifice naturally attached to indicate conclusively the sex of the bear.
(ii) If the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 9B, 17, 18, and 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage is removed from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Bethel, Dillingham, or McGrath; at the time of sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear.
(iii) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A from the area or present it for commercial tanning within the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Barrow, Galena, Nome, or Kotzebue; at the time of sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear.
(iv) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 5 from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Yakutat.
(v) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 9E from Unit 9, you must first have it sealed by an authorized sealing representative. At the time of sealing, the representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear.
(4) You may not falsify any information required on the sealing certificate or temporary sealing form provided by the ADF&G in accordance with State regulations.
(k) Sealing of beaver, lynx, marten, otter, wolf, and wolverine. You may not possess or transport from Alaska the untanned skin of a marten taken in Units 1-5, 7, 13E, or 14-16 or the untanned skin of a beaver, lynx, otter, wolf, or wolverine, whether taken inside or outside the State, unless the skin has been sealed by an authorized representative in accordance with State or Federal regulations.
(1) In Unit 18, you must obtain an ADF&G seal for beaver skins only if they are to be sold or commercially tanned.
(2) In Unit 2, you must seal any wolf taken on or before the 14th day after the date of taking.
(l) If you take a species listed in paragraph (k) of this section but are unable to present the skin in person, you must complete and sign a temporary sealing form and ensure that the completed temporary sealing form and skin are presented to an authorized representative of ADF&G for sealing consistent with requirements listed in paragraph (k) of this section.
(m) You may take wildlife, outside of established season or harvest limits, for food in traditional religious ceremonies, which are part of a funerary or mortuary cycle, including memorial potlatches, under the following provisions:
(1) The harvest does not violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation and uses the methods and means allowable for the particular species published in the applicable Federal regulations. The appropriate Federal land manager will establish the number, species, sex, or location of harvest, if necessary, for conservation purposes. Other regulations relating to ceremonial harvest may be found in the unit-specific regulations in paragraph (n) of this section.
(2) No permit or harvest ticket is required for harvesting under this section; however, the harvester must be a Federally qualified subsistence user with customary and traditional use in the area where the harvesting will occur.
(3) In Units 1-26 (except for Koyukon/Gwich'in potlatch ceremonies in Units 20F, 21, 24, or 25):
(i) A tribal chief, village or tribal council president, or the chief's or president's designee for the village in which the religious/cultural ceremony will be held, or a Federally qualified subsistence user outside of a village or tribal-organized ceremony, must notify the nearest Federal land manager that a wildlife harvest will take place. The notification must include the species, harvest location, and number of animals expected to be taken.
(ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, village or tribal council president or designee, or other Federally qualified subsistence user must create a list of the successful hunters and maintain these records, including the name of the decedent for whom the ceremony will be held. If requested, this information must be available to an authorized representative of the Federal land manager.
(iii) The tribal chief, village or tribal council president or designee, or other Federally qualified subsistence user outside of the village in which the religious/cultural ceremony will be held must report to the Federal land manager the harvest location, species, sex, and number of animals taken as soon as practicable, but not more than 15 days after the wildlife is taken.
(4) In Units 20F, 21, 24, and 25 (for Koyukon/Gwich'in potlatch ceremonies only):
(i) Taking wildlife outside of established season and harvest limits is authorized if it is for food for the traditional Koyukon/Gwich'in Potlatch Funerary or Mortuary ceremony and if it is consistent with conservation of healthy populations.
(ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, village or tribal council president, or the chief's or president's designee for the village in which the religious ceremony will be held must create a list of the successful hunters and maintain these records. The list must be made available, after the harvest is completed, to a Federal land manager upon request.
(iii) As soon as practical, but not more than 15 days after the harvest, the tribal chief, village council president, or designee must notify the Federal land manager about the harvest location, species, sex, and number of animals taken.
(n) Unit regulations. You may take for subsistence unclassified wildlife, all squirrel species, and marmots in all Units, without harvest limits, for the period of July 1-June 30. Unit-specific restrictions or allowances for subsistence taking of wildlife are identified at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section.
(1) Unit 1. Unit 1 consists of all mainland drainages from Dixon Entrance to Cape Fairweather, and those islands east of the center line of Clarence Strait from Dixon Entrance to Caamano Point, and all islands in Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Taku Inlet:
(i) Unit 1A consists of all drainages south of the latitude of Lemesurier Point including all drainages into Behm Canal, excluding all drainages of Ernest Sound.
(ii) Unit 1B consists of all drainages between the latitude of Lemesurier Point and the latitude of Cape Fanshaw including all drainages of Ernest Sound and Farragut Bay, and including the islands east of the center lines of Frederick Sound, Dry Strait (between Sergief and Kadin Islands), Eastern Passage, Blake Channel (excluding Blake Island), Ernest Sound, and Seward Passage.
(iii) Unit 1C consists of that portion of Unit 1 draining into Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Cape Fanshaw and south of the latitude of Eldred Rock including Berners Bay, Sullivan Island, and all mainland portions north of Chichagof Island and south of the latitude of Eldred Rock, excluding drainages into Farragut Bay.
(iv) Unit 1D consists of that portion of Unit 1 north of the latitude of Eldred Rock, excluding Sullivan Island and the drainages of Berners Bay.
(v) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) Public lands within Glacier Bay National Park are closed to all taking of wildlife for subsistence uses;
(B) Unit 1A—in the Hyder area, the Salmon River drainage downstream from the Riverside Mine, excluding the Thumb Creek drainage, is closed to the taking of bear;
(C) Unit 1B—the Anan Creek drainage within 1 mile of Anan Creek downstream from the mouth of Anan Lake, including the area within a 1-mile radius from the mouth of Anan Creek Lagoon, is closed to the taking of bear;
(D) Unit 1C:
(1) You may not hunt within one-fourth mile of Mendenhall Lake, the U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center, and the Center's parking area;
(2) You may not take mountain goat in the area of Mt. Bullard bounded by the Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek from its mouth to its confluence with Goat Creek, and a line from the mouth of Goat Creek north to the Mendenhall Glacier.
(vi) You may not trap furbearers for subsistence uses in Unit 1C, Juneau area, on the following public lands:
(A) A strip within one-quarter mile of the mainland coast between the end of Thane Road and the end of Glacier Highway at Echo Cove;
(B) That area of the Mendenhall Valley bounded on the south by the Glacier Highway, on the west by the Mendenhall Loop Road and Montana Creek Road and Spur Road to Mendenhall Lake, on the north by Mendenhall Lake, and on the east by the Mendenhall Loop Road and Forest Service Glacier Spur Road to the Forest Service Visitor Center;
(C) That area within the U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area;
(D) A strip within one-quarter mile of the following trails as designated on U.S. Geological Survey maps: Herbert Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Peterson Lake Trail, Spaulding Meadows Trail (including the loop trail), Nugget Creek Trail, Outer Point Trail, Dan Moller Trail, Perseverance Trail, Granite Creek Trail, Mt. Roberts Trail and Nelson Water Supply Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, and Point Bishop Trail.
(vii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may hunt black bear with bait in Units 1A, 1B, and 1D between April 15 and June 15.
(B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.
(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear Sept. 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Dec. 31.Mar. 15-May 31.
Deer:
Unit 1A—4 antlered deer Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1B—2 antlered deer Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1C—4 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sept. 15-Dec. 31 Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Goat:
Unit 1A—Revillagigedo Island only No open season.
Unit 1B—that portion north of LeConte Bay—1 goat by State registration permit only; the taking of kids or nannies accompanied by kids is prohibited Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1A and Unit 1B—that portion on the Cleveland Peninsula south of the divide between Yes Bay and Santa Anna Inlet No open season.
Unit 1A and Unit 1B—remainder—2 goats; a State registration permit will be required for the taking of the first goat and a Federal registration permit for the taking of a second goat. The taking of kids or nannies accompanied by kids is prohibited Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1C—that portion draining into Lynn Canal and Stephens Passage between Antler River and Eagle Glacier and River, and all drainages of the Chilkat Range south of the Endicott River—1 goat by State registration permit only Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
Unit 1C—that portion draining into Stephens Passage and Taku Inlet between Eagle Glacier and River and Taku Glacier No open season.
Unit 1C—remainder—1 goat by State registration permit only Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
Unit 1D—that portion lying north of the Katzehin River and northeast of the Haines highway—1 goat by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Nov. 30.
Unit 1D—that portion lying between Taiya Inlet and River and the White Pass and Yukon Railroad No open season.
Unit 1D—remainder—1 goat by State registration permit only Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Moose:
Unit 1A—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit Sept. 5-Oct. 15.
Unit 1B—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more brow tines on one side, or antlers with 2 brow tines on both sides, by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Unit 1C—that portion south of Point Hobart including all Port Houghton drainages—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more brow tines on one side, or antlers with 2 brow tines on both sides, by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Unit 1C—remainder, excluding drainages of Berners Bay—1 antlered bull by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Unit 1C, Berners Bay No open season.
Unit 1D No open season.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
5 hares per day. Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed):
5 per day, 10 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 1—No limit Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
(2) Unit 2. Unit 2 consists of Prince of Wales Island and all islands west of the center lines of Clarence Strait and Kashevarof Passage, south and east of the center lines of Sumner Strait, and east of the longitude of the westernmost point on Warren Island.
(i) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.
(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.
(ii) [Reserved]
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear Sept. 1-June 30.
Deer:
5 deer; however, no more than one may be a female deer. Female deer may be taken only during the period Oct. 15-Dec. 31. The harvest limit may be reduced to 4 deer based on conservation concerns July 24-Dec. 31.
The Federal public lands on Prince of Wales Island, excluding the southeastern portion (lands south of the West Arm of Cholmondeley Sound draining into Cholmondeley Sound or draining eastward into Clarence Strait), are closed to hunting of deer from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
5 hares per day Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
5 wolves. Federal hunting and trapping season may be closed when the combined Federal-State harvest quota is reached. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 14 days of harvest Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed):
5 per day, 10 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Dec. 1 -Feb. 15.
Muskrat:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
No limit. Federal hunting and trapping season may be closed when the combined Federal-State harvest quota is reached. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 14 days of harvest Nov. 15-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
(3) Unit 3.
(i) Unit 3 consists of all islands west of Unit 1B, north of Unit 2, south of the center line of Frederick Sound, and east of the center line of Chatham Strait including Coronation, Kuiu, Kupreanof, Mitkof, Zarembo, Kashevaroff, Woronkofski, Etolin, Wrangell, and Deer Islands.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) In the Petersburg vicinity, you may not take ungulates, bear, wolves, and wolverine along a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side of the Mitkof Highway from Milepost 0 to Crystal Lake campground;
(B) You may not take black bears in the Petersburg Creek drainage on Kupreanof Island;
(C) You may not hunt in the Blind Slough draining into Wrangell Narrows and a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side of Blind Slough, from the hunting closure markers at the southernmost portion of Blind Island to the hunting closure markers 1 mile south of the Blind Slough bridge.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.
(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear Sept. 1-June 30.
Deer:
Unit 3—Mitkof, Woewodski, and Butterworth Islands—1 antlered deer Oct. 15-31.
Unit 3—remainder—2 antlered deer Aug. 1-Nov. 30.Dec. 1-31, season to be announced.
Moose:
1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more brow tines on either antler, or antlers with 2 brow tines on both sides by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
5 hares per day Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed):
5 per day, 10 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 3—Mitkof Island—No limit Dec. 1-Apr. 15.
Unit 3—except Mitkof Island—No limit Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten:
Unit 3—except Kuiu Island—No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Unit 3—Kuiu Island. No open season (season to reopen to Federally qualified users on July 1, 2012).
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
(4) Unit 4.
(i) Unit 4 consists of all islands south and west of Unit 1C and north of Unit 3 including Admiralty, Baranof, Chichagof, Yakobi, Inian, Lemesurier, and Pleasant Islands.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) You may not take brown bears in the Seymour Canal Closed Area (Admiralty Island) including all drainages into northwestern Seymour Canal between Staunch Point and the southernmost tip of the unnamed peninsula separating Swan Cove and King Salmon Bay including Swan and Windfall Islands;
(B) You may not take brown bears in the Salt Lake Closed Area (Admiralty Island) including all lands within one-fourth mile of Salt Lake above Klutchman Rock at the head of Mitchell Bay;
(C) You may not take brown bears in the Port Althorp Closed Area (Chichagof Island), that area within the Port Althorp watershed south of a line from Point Lucan to Salt Chuck Point (Trap Rock);
(D) You may not use any motorized land vehicle for brown bear hunting in the Northeast Chichagof Controlled Use Area (NECCUA) consisting of all portions of Unit 4 on Chichagof Island north of Tenakee Inlet and east of the drainage divide from the northwestern point of Gull Cove to Port Frederick Portage, including all drainages into Port Frederick and Mud Bay.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may shoot ungulates from a boat. You may not shoot bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
(B) Five Federal registration permits will be issued by the Sitka or Hoonah District Ranger for the taking of brown bear for educational purposes associated with teaching customary and traditional subsistence harvest and use practices. Any bear taken under an educational permit does not count in an individual's one bear every four regulatory years limit.
(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.
(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Brown Bear:
Unit 4—Chichagof Island south and west of a line that follows the crest of the island from Rock Point (58° N. lat., 136°21′ W. long.) to Rodgers Point (57°35′ N. lat., 135°33′ W. long.) including Yakobi and other adjacent islands; Baranof Island south and west of a line which follows the crest of the island from Nismeni Point (57°34′ N. lat., 135°25′ W. long.) to the entrance of Gut Bay (56°44′ N. lat. 134°38′ W. long.) including the drainages into Gut Bay and including Kruzof and other adjacent islands—1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Dec. 31.Mar. 15-May 31.
Unit 4—remainder—1 bear every 4 regulatory years by State registration permit only Sept. 15-Dec. 31.Mar. 15-May 20.
Deer:
6 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sept. 15-Jan. 31 Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Goat:
1 goat by State registration permit only Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
5 hares per day Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed):
5 per day, 10 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 4—No limit Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases):
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
(5) Unit 5.
(i) Unit 5 consists of all Gulf of Alaska drainages and islands between Cape Fairweather and the center line of Icy Bay, including the Guyot Hills:
(A) Unit 5A consists of all drainages east of Yakutat Bay, Disenchantment Bay, and the eastern edge of Hubbard Glacier, and includes the islands of Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays;
(B) Unit 5B consists of the remainder of Unit 5.
(ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on public lands within Glacier Bay National Park.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
(C) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 5 with a Federal registration permit in lieu of a State metal locking tag if you have obtained a Federal registration permit prior to hunting.
(D) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.
(E) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear Sept. 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
1 bear by Federal registration permit only Sept. 1-May 31.
Deer:
Unit 5A-1 buck Nov. 1-Nov. 30.
Unit 5B No open season.
Goat:
Unit 5A —that area between the Hubbard Glacier and the West Nunatak Glacier on the north and east sides of Nunatak Fjord No open season.
Unit 5A remainder—1 goat by Federal registration permit. The harvest quota will be announced prior to the season. A minimum of four goats in the harvest quota will be reserved for Federally qualified subsistence users Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 5B—1 goat by Federal registration permit only Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Moose:
Unit 5A, Nunatak Bench—1 moose by State registration permit only. The season will be closed when 5 moose have been taken from the Nunatak Bench Nov. 15-Feb. 15
Unit 5A, except Nunatak Bench—1 bull by joint State/Federal registration permit only. From Oct. 8-21, public lands will be closed to taking of moose, except by residents of Unit 5A hunting under these regulations Oct. 8-Nov. 15.
Unit 5B—1 antlered bull by State registration permit only. The season will be closed when 25 antlered bulls have been taken from the entirety of Unit 5B Sept. 1-Dec. 15.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
5 hares per day Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed):
5 per day, 10 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov 10-Feb. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Muskrat:
No limit Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
(6) Unit 6.
(i) Unit 6 consists of all Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound drainages from the center line of Icy Bay (excluding the Guyot Hills) to Cape Fairfield including Kayak, Hinchinbrook, Montague, and adjacent islands, and Middleton Island, but excluding the Copper River drainage upstream from Miles Glacier, and excluding the Nellie Juan and Kings River drainages:
(A) Unit 6A consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages east of Palm Point near Katalla including Kanak, Wingham, and Kayak Islands;
(B) Unit 6B consists of Gulf of Alaska and Copper River Basin drainages west of Palm Point near Katalla, east of the west bank of the Copper River, and east of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point;
(C) Unit 6C consists of drainages west of the west bank of the Copper River, and west of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point, and drainages east of the east bank of Rude River and drainages into the eastern shore of Nelson Bay and Orca Inlet;
(D) Unit 6D consists of the remainder of Unit 6.
(ii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) You may take coyotes in Units 6B and 6C with the aid of artificial lights.
(C) One permit will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Native Village of Eyak to take one moose from Federal lands in Units 6B or C for their annual Memorial/Sobriety Day potlatch.
(D) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) who is either blind, 65 years of age or older, at least 70 percent disabled, or temporarily disabled may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take any moose, deer, black bear, and beaver on his or her behalf in Unit 6, and goat in Unit 6D, unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients, but may have no more than one harvest limit in his or her possession at any one time.
(E) A hunter younger than 10 years old at the start of the hunt may not be issued a Federal subsistence permit to harvest black bear, deer, goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine.
(F) A hunter younger than 10 years old may harvest black bear, deer, goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine under the direct, immediate supervision of a licensed adult, at least 18 years old. The animal taken is counted against the adult's harvest limit. The adult is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met.
(G) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Native Village of Chenega annually to harvest up to five deer total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Old Chenega Memorial. Permits will have effective dates of July 1-June 30.
(H) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Tatitlek IRA Council annually to harvest up to five deer total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Cultural Heritage Week. Permits will have effective dates of July 1-June 30.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
1 bear Sept. 1-June 30.
Deer:
4 deer; however, antlerless deer may be taken only from Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Goats:
Unit 6A and B—1 goat by State registration permit only Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
Unit 6C No open season.
Unit 6D (subareas RG242, RG243, RG244, RG249, RG266 and RG252 only)—1 goat by Federal registration permit only. In each of the Unit 6D subareas, goat seasons will be closed by the Cordova District Ranger when harvest limits for that subarea are reached. Harvest quotas are as follows: RG242—2 goats, RG243—4 goats, RG244—2 goats, RG249—4 goats, RG266—4 goats, RG252—1 goat Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
Moose:
Unit 6C-1 antlerless moose by Federal registration permit only Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
Unit 6C-1 bull by Federal registration permit only Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
(In Unit 6C, only one moose permit may be issued per household. A household receiving a State permit for Unit 6C moose may not receive a Federal permit. The annual harvest quota will be announced by the U.S. Forest Service, Cordova Office, in consultation with ADF&G. The Federal harvest allocation will be 100% of the antlerless moose permits and 75% of the bull permits.)
Unit 6—remainder No open season.
Beaver:
1 beaver per day, 1 in possession May 1-Oct. 31.
Coyote:
Unit 6A and D—2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30
Unit 6B and 6C—No limit July 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases) No open season.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce):
5 per day, 10 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 1-May 15.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Dec. 1-Apr. 30.
Coyote:
Unit 6C—south of the Copper River Highway and east of the Heney Range—No limit Nov. 10-April. 30.
Units 6A, 6B, 6C remainder, and 6D—No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(7) Unit 7.
(i) Unit 7 consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages between Gore Point and Cape Fairfield including the Nellie Juan and Kings River drainages, and including the Kenai River drainage upstream from the Russian River, the drainages into the south side of Turnagain Arm west of and including the Portage Creek drainage, and east of 150° W. long., and all Kenai Peninsula drainages east of 150° W. long., from Turnagain Arm to the Kenai River.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
(B) You may not hunt in the Portage Glacier Closed Area in Unit 7, which consists of Portage Creek drainages between the Anchorage-Seward Railroad and Placer Creek in Bear Valley, Portage Lake, the mouth of Byron Creek, Glacier Creek, and Byron Glacier; however, you may hunt grouse, ptarmigan, hares, and squirrels with shotguns after September 1.
(C) You may not hunt moose in the Resurrection Creek Closed Area in Unit 7, which consists of the drainages of Resurrection Creek downstream from Rimrock and Highland Creeks including Palmer Creek.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15, except in the drainages of Resurrection Creek and its tributaries.
(B) [Reserved]
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 7—north of the Sterling Highway and west of the Seward Highway—1 caribou by Federal registration permit only. The Seward District Ranger will close the Federal season when 5 caribou are harvested by Federal registration permit Aug. 10-Dec. 31
Unit 7, remainder No open season.
Moose:
Unit 7—that portion draining into Kings Bay—Public lands are closed to the taking of moose by all users No open season.
Unit 7, remainder--1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, by Federal registration permit only Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Beaver:
1 beaver per day, 1 in possession May 1-Oct. 10.
Coyote:
No limit Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No open season.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
Unit 7—that portion within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge—2 wolves Aug. 10- Apr. 30.
Unit 7, remainder—5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce):
10 per day, 20 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Ruffed): No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Trapping
Beaver:
20 beaver per season Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Jan. 1-Jan. 31.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(8) Unit 8. Unit 8 consists of all islands southeast of the centerline of Shelikof Strait including Kodiak, Afognak, Whale, Raspberry, Shuyak, Spruce, Marmot, Sitkalidak, Amook, Uganik, and Chirikof Islands, the Trinity Islands, the Semidi Islands, and other adjacent islands.
(i) If you have a trapping license, you may take beaver with a firearm in Unit 8 from Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
(ii) [Reserved]
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Brown Bear:
1 bear by Federal registration permit only. Up to 1 permit may be issued in Akhiok; up to 1 permit may be issued in Karluk; up to 3 permits may be issued in Larsen Bay; up to 2 permits may be issued in Old Harbor; up to 2 permits may be issued in Ouzinkie; and up to 2 permits may be issued in Port Lions. Permits will be issued by the Kodiak Refuge Manager Dec. 1-Dec. 15.Apr. 1-May 15.
Deer:
Unit 8—all lands within the Kodiak Archipelago within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, including lands on Kodiak, Ban, Uganik, and Afognak Islands—3 deer; however, antlerless deer may be taken only from Oct. 1-Jan. 31 Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Elk:
Kodiak, Ban, Uganik, and Afognak Islands—1 elk per household by Federal registration permit only. The season will be closed by announcement of the Refuge Manager, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge when the combined Federal/State harvest reaches 15% of the herd Sept. 15-Nov. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
30 beaver per season Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
(9) Unit 9.
(i) Unit 9 consists of the Alaska Peninsula and adjacent islands, including drainages east of False Pass, Pacific Ocean drainages west of and excluding the Redoubt Creek drainage; drainages into the south side of Bristol Bay, drainages into the north side of Bristol Bay east of Etolin Point, and including the Sanak and Shumagin Islands:
(A) Unit 9A consists of that portion of Unit 9 draining into Shelikof Strait and Cook Inlet between the southern boundary of Unit 16 (Redoubt Creek) and the northern boundary of Katmai National Park and Preserve.
(B) Unit 9B consists of the Kvichak River drainage except those lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage.
(C) Unit 9C consists of the Alagnak (Branch) River drainage, the Naknek River drainage, lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage, and all land and water within Katmai National Park and Preserve.
(D) Unit 9D consists of all Alaska Peninsula drainages west of a line from the southernmost head of Port Moller to the head of American Bay, including the Shumagin Islands and other islands of Unit 9 west of the Shumagin Islands.
(E) Unit 9E consists of the remainder of Unit 9.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in Katmai National Park;
(B) You may not use motorized vehicles, except aircraft, boats, or snowmobiles used for hunting and transporting a hunter or harvested animal parts from Aug. 1-Nov. 30 in the Naknek Controlled Use Area, which includes all of Unit 9C within the Naknek River drainage upstream from and including the King Salmon Creek drainage; however, you may use a motorized vehicle on the Naknek-King Salmon, Lake Camp, and Rapids Camp roads and on the King Salmon Creek trail, and on frozen surfaces of the Naknek River and Big Creek.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 9B from April 1-May 31 and in the remainder of Unit 9 from April 1-30.
(B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag in Unit 9B, except that portion within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting.
(C) In Unit 9B, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, and that portion of the park resident zone in Unit 9B and 13.440 permit holders may hunt brown bear by Federal registration permit in lieu of a resident tag. Ten permits will be available with at least one permit issued in each community; however, no more than five permits will be issued in a single community. The season will be closed when four females or ten bears have been taken, whichever occurs first. The permits will be issued and closure announcements made by the Superintendent Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
(D) Residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, and Port Alsworth may take up to a total of 10 bull moose in Unit 9B for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a Federal registration permit from July 1-June 30. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of a local organization. This 10-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted for potlatches by the State.
(E) For Units 9C and 9E only, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) of Units 9C and 9E may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user of Units 9C and 9E to take bull caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report and turn over all meat to the recipient. There is no restriction on the number of possession limits the designated hunter may have in his/her possession at any one time.
(F) For Unit 9D, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time.
(G) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1-December 31 or May 10-25, one brown bear for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. A permit will be issued to an individual only at the request of a local organization. The brown bear may be taken from either Unit 9D or Unit 10 (Unimak Island) only.
(H) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 9E with a Federal registration permit in lieu of a State locking tag if you have obtained a Federal registration permit prior to hunting.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 9B—Lake Clark National Park and Preserve—Rural residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, residents of that portion of the park resident zone in Unit 9B; and 13.440 permit holders—1 bear by Federal registration permit only July 1-June 30.
The season will be closed by the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Superintendent when four females or ten bear have been taken, whichever occurs first.
Unit 9B, remainder—1 bear by State registration permit only Sept. 1-May 31.
Unit 9C—1 bear by Federal registration permit only Oct. 1-May 31.
The season will be closed by the Katmai National Park and Preserve Superintendent in consultation with BLM and FWS land managers and ADF&G, when six females or ten bear have been taken, whichever occurs first.
Unit 9E—1 bear by Federal registration permit Sept. 25-Dec. 31.Apr. 15-May 25.
Caribou:
Unit 9A—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31 Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 9B—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31 Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 9C, that portion within the Alagnak River drainage—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31 Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 9C, remainder—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou No open season.
Unit 9D—1 bull caribou by Federal registration permit only. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Izembek Refuge Manager after consultation with ADF&G Aug. 10-Sept 20.Nov. 15-Mar. 31.
Unit 9E—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou No open season.
Sheep:
Unit 9B, that portion within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve—1 ram with 3/4 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only. By announcement of the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Superintendent, the summer/fall season will be closed when up to 5 sheep are taken and the winter season will be closed when up to 2 sheep are taken July 15-Oct. 15.Jan. 1-Apr. 1.
Unit 9B—remainder—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
Unit 9—remainder—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 9A—1 bull by State registration permit Sept. 1-15.
Unit 9B—1 bull by State registration permit Sept. 1-20.Dec. 1-Jan. 15.
Unit 9C—that portion draining into the Naknek River from the north—1 bull by State registration permit Sept. 1-20.Dec. 1-31.
Unit 9C—that portion draining into the Naknek River from the south—1 bull. A State registration permit is required during the Aug. 20-Sept. 20 season; a Federal registration permit is required during the Dec. 1-31 season. Public lands are closed during December for the hunting of moose, except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations Aug. 20-Sept. 20.Dec. 1-31.
Unit 9C—remainder—1 bull by State registration permit Sept. 1-20.Dec. 15 -Jan. 15.
Unit 9D—1 bull by Federal registration permit. Federal public lands will be closed by announcement of the Izembek Refuge Manager to the harvest of moose when a total of 10 bulls have been harvested between State and Federal hunts Dec. 15-Jan. 20.
Unit 9E—1 bull by State registration permit, however only antlered bulls may be taken Dec. 1-Jan. 31 Sept. 1-25.Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Beaver:
Unit 9B and 9E—2 beaver per day Apr. 15-May 31.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White):
No limit Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce):
5 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
2 beaver per day; only firearms may be used Apr. 15-May 31.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White):
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(10) Unit 10.
(i) Unit 10 consists of the Aleutian Islands, Unimak Island, and the Pribilof Islands.
(ii) You may not take any wildlife species for subsistence uses on Otter Island in the Pribilof Islands.
(iii) In Unit 10—Unimak Island only, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time.
(iv) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1-December 31 or May 10-25, one brown bear for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. A permit will be issued to an individual only at the request of a local organization. The brown bear may be taken from either Unit 9D or Unit 10 (Unimak Island) only.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Caribou:
Unit 10—Unimak Island only No open season.
Unit 10, remainder—No limit July 1-June 30.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(11) Unit 11. Unit 11 consists of that area draining into the headwaters of the Copper River south of Suslota Creek and the area drained by all tributaries into the east bank of the Copper River between the confluence of Suslota Creek with the Slana River and Miles Glacier.
(i) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20-July 31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office.
(ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder to hunt sheep during the Aug. 1-Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions apply:
(A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an accompanying adult 60 years of age or older.
(B) Both the elder and the minor must be Federally qualified subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use determination for the area they want to hunt.
(C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met.
(D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and accompanying adult.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
1 bear Aug. 10-June 15.
Caribou No open season.
Sheep:
1 sheep
1 sheep by Federal registration permit only by persons 60 years of age or older. Ewes accompanied by lambs or lambs may not be taken. Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
Goat:
Unit 11—that portion within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve that is bounded by the Chitina and Nizina rivers on the south, the Kennicott River and glacier on the southeast, and the Root Glacier on the east—1 goat by Federal registration permit only. Aug. 25-Dec. 31.
Unit 11—the remainder of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve—1 goat by Federal registration permit only Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
Unit 11—that portion outside of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve No open season.
Federal public lands will be closed by announcement of the Superintendent, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve to the harvest of goats when a total of 45 goats has been harvested between Federal and State hunts.
Moose:
Unit 11—that portion draining into the east bank of the Copper River upstream from and including the Slana River drainage—1 antlered bull by joint Federal/State registration permit. Aug 20-Sept. 20.
Unit 11 remainder—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit only Aug 20-Sept. 20.
Muskrat:
No limit Sept. 20-June 10.
Beaver:
1 beaver per day, 1 in possession June 1-Oct. 10.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Sept. 25-May 31.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(12) Unit 12. Unit 12 consists of the Tanana River drainage upstream from the Robertson River, including all drainages into the east bank of the Robertson River, and the White River drainage in Alaska, but excluding the Ladue River drainage.
(i) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands.
(B) You may not use a steel trap, or a snare using cable smaller than 3/32-inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 12 during April and October.
(C) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20-July 31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office.
(ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder to hunt sheep during the Aug. 1-Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions apply:
(A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an accompanying adult 60 years of age or older.
(B) Both the elder and the minor must be Federally qualified subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use determination for the area they want to hunt.
(C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met.
(D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and accompanying adult.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
1 bear Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 12—that portion within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park that lies west of the Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier. All hunting of caribou is prohibited on Federal public lands. No open season.Sept. 1-30.
Unit 12, that portion east of the Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border—1 bull by Federal registration permit only. Sept. 1-30.
Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of caribou except by residents of Chisana, Chistochina, Mentasta, Northway, Tetlin, and Tok.
Unit 12—remainder—1 bull Sept. 1-20.
Unit 12—remainder—1 caribou may be taken by a Federal registration permit during a winter season to be announced. Dates for a winter season to occur between Oct. 1 and Apr. 30 and sex of animal to be taken will be announced by Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Manager in consultation with Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Superintendent, Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologists, and Chairs of the Eastern Interior Regional Advisory Council and Upper Tanana/Fortymile Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Winter season to be announced.
Sheep:
Unit 12—1 ram with full curl or larger horn Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 12—that portion within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve—1 ram with full curl horn or larger by Federal registration permit only by persons 60 years of age or older. Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
Moose:
Unit 12—that portion within the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge and those lands within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve north and east of a line formed by the Pickerel Lake Winter Trail from the Canadian border to Pickerel Lake—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit. Aug. 24-Sept. 20.Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Unit 12—that portion east of the Nabesna River and Nabesna Glacier, and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border—1 antlered bull. Aug. 24-Sept. 30.
Unit 12—remainder—1 antlered bull by joint Federal/State registration permit only Aug. 20-Sept. 20.
Beaver:
Unit 12—Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve—6 beaver per season. Meat from harvested beaver must be salvaged for human consumption. Sept. 20-May 15.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 1-Mar. 15.
Wolf:
10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
15 beaver per season. Only firearms may be used during Sept. 20-Oct. 31 and Apr. 16-May 15, to take up to 6 beaver. Only traps or snares may be used Nov. 1-Apr. 15. The total annual harvest limit for beaver is 15, of which no more than 6 may be taken by firearm under trapping or hunting regulations. Meat from beaver harvested by firearm must be salvaged for human consumption. Sept. 20-May 15.
Coyote:
No limit Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit; however, no more than 5 lynx may be taken between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Sept. 20-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
(13) Unit 13.
(i) Unit 13 consists of that area westerly of the east bank of the Copper River and drained by all tributaries into the west bank of the Copper River from Miles Glacier and including the Slana River drainages north of Suslota Creek; the drainages into the Delta River upstream from Falls Creek and Black Rapids Glacier; the drainages into the Nenana River upstream from the southeastern corner of Denali National Park at Windy; the drainage into the Susitna River upstream from its junction with the Chulitna River; the drainage into the east bank of the Chulitna River upstream to its confluence with Tokositna River; the drainages of the Chulitna River (south of Denali National Park) upstream from its confluence with the Tokositna River; the drainages into the north bank of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River between its confluences with the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers; the drainages into the north and east bank of the Talkeetna River including the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the eastside drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost fork of the Chickaloon River; the drainages into the east bank of the Chickaloon River below the line from lake 4408; the drainages of the Matanuska River above its confluence with the Chickaloon River:
(A) Unit 13A consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line beginning at the Chickaloon River bridge at Mile 77.7 on the Glenn Highway, then along the Glenn Highway to its junction with the Richardson Highway, then south along the Richardson Highway to the foot of Simpson Hill at Mile 111.5, then east to the east bank of the Copper River, then northerly along the east bank of the Copper River to its junction with the Gulkana River, then northerly along the west bank of the Gulkana River to its junction with the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then westerly along the west bank of the West Fork of the Gulkana River to its source, an unnamed lake, then across the divide into the Tyone River drainage, down an unnamed stream into the Tyone River, then down the Tyone River to the Susitna River, then down the south bank of the Susitna River to the mouth of Kosina Creek, then up Kosina Creek to its headwaters, then across the divide and down Aspen Creek to the Talkeetna River, then southerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Chickaloon River bridge, the point of beginning.
(B) Unit 13B consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line beginning at the confluence of the Copper River and the Gulkana River, then up the east bank of the Copper River to the Gakona River, then up the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier to the boundary of Unit 13, then westerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Susitna Glacier, then southerly along the west bank of the Susitna Glacier and the Susitna River to the Tyone River, then up the Tyone River and across the divide to the headwaters of the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then down the West Fork of the Gulkana River to the confluence of the Gulkana River and the Copper River, the point of beginning.
(C) Unit 13C consists of that portion of Unit 13 east of the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier.
(D) Unit 13D consists of that portion of Unit 13 south of Unit 13A.
(E) Unit 13E consists of the remainder of Unit 13.
(ii) Within the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(13) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980.
(B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting from Aug. 5-25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which is defined as: a line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line across the Delta River to Mile 236.7 Richardson Highway, then north along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska Highway, then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the Johnson River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and Johnson Glacier to the head of the Cantwell Glacier, then west along the north bank of the Cantwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River.
(C) Except for access and transportation of harvested wildlife on Sourdough and Haggard Creeks, Middle Fork trails, or other trails designated by the Board, you may not use motorized vehicles for subsistence hunting in the Sourdough Controlled Use Area. The Sourdough Controlled Use Area consists of that portion of Unit 13B bounded by a line beginning at the confluence of Sourdough Creek and the Gulkana River, then northerly along Sourdough Creek to the Richardson Highway at approximately Mile 148, then northerly along the Richardson Highway to the Middle Fork Trail at approximately Mile 170, then westerly along the trail to the Gulkana River, then southerly along the east bank of the Gulkana River to its confluence with Sourdough Creek, the point of beginning.
(D) You may not use any motorized vehicle or pack animal for hunting, including the transportation of hunters, their hunting gear, and/or parts of game from July 26-September 30 in the Tonsina Controlled Use Area. The Tonsina Controlled Use Area consists of that portion of Unit 13D bounded on the west by the Richardson Highway from the Tiekel River to the Tonsina River at Tonsina, on the north along the south bank of the Tonsina River to where the Edgerton Highway crosses the Tonsina River, then along the Edgerton Highway to Chitina, on the east by the Copper River from Chitina to the Tiekel River, and on the south by the north bank of the Tiekel River.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) Upon written request by the Camp Director to the Glennallen Field Office, 2 caribou, sex to be determined by the Glennallen Field Office Manager of the BLM, may be taken from Aug. 10-Sept. 30 or Oct. 21-Mar. 31 by Federal registration permit for the Hudson Lake Residential Treatment Camp. Additionally, 1 bull moose may be taken Aug. 1-Sept. 20. The animals may be taken by any Federally qualified hunter designated by the Camp Director. The hunter must have in his/her possession the permit and a designated hunter permit during all periods that are being hunted.
(C) Upon written request from the Ahtna Heritage Foundation to the Glennallen Field Office, either 1 bull moose or 2 caribou, sex to be determined by the Glennallen Field Office Manager of the Bureau of Land Management, may be taken from Aug 1-Sept. 20 for 1 moose or Aug. 10-Sept. 20 for 2 caribou by Federal registration permit for the Ahtna Heritage Foundation's culture camp. The permit will expire on September 20 or when the camp closes, whichever comes first. No combination of caribou and moose is allowed. The animals may be taken by any Federally qualified hunter designated by the Camp Director. The hunter must have in his/her possession the permit and a designated hunter permit during all periods that are being hunted.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
1 bear. Bears taken within Denali National Park must be sealed within 5 days of harvest. That portion within Denali National Park will be closed by announcement of the Superintendent after 4 bears have been harvested. Aug. 10-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 13A and 13B—2 caribou by Federal registration permit only. The sex of animals that may be taken will be announced by the Glennallen Field Office Manager of the Bureau of Land Management in consultation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist and Chairs of the Eastern Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Southcentral Regional Advisory Council. Aug. 1-Sept. 30.Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
Unit 13—remainder—2 bulls by Federal registration permit only. Aug. 1-Sept. 30.Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
You may not hunt within the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline right-of-way. The right-of-way is the area occupied by the pipeline (buried or above ground) and the cleared area 25 feet on either side of the pipeline.
Sheep:
Unit 13, excluding Unit 13D and the Tok Management Area and Delta Controlled Use Area—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn. Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 13E—1 antlered bull moose by Federal registration permit only; only 1 permit will be issued per household Aug. 1-Sept. 20.Aug. 1-Sept. 20.
Unit 13-remainder—1 antlered bull moose by Federal registration permit only
Beaver:
1 beaver per day, 1 in possession June 15-Sept. 10.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Sept. 25-May 31.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten:
Unit 13—No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit. Sept. 25-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf:
No limit Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
(14) Unit 14.
(i) Unit 14 consists of drainages into the northern side of Turnagain Arm west of and excluding the Portage Creek drainage, drainages into Knik Arm excluding drainages of the Chickaloon and Matanuska Rivers in Unit 13, drainages into the northern side of Cook Inlet east of the Susitna River, drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River downstream from the Talkeetna River, and drainages into the south and west bank of the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the western side drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost fork of the Chickaloon River:
(A) Unit 14A consists of drainages in Unit 14 bounded on the west by the east bank of the Susitna River, on the north by the north bank of Willow Creek and Peters Creek to its headwaters, then east along the hydrologic divide separating the Susitna River and Knik Arm drainages to the outlet creek at lake 4408, on the east by the eastern boundary of Unit 14, and on the south by Cook Inlet, Knik Arm, the south bank of the Knik River from its mouth to its junction with Knik Glacier, across the face of Knik Glacier and along the northern side of Knik Glacier to the Unit 6 boundary;
(B) Unit 14B consists of that portion of Unit 14 north of Unit 14A;
(C) Unit 14C consists of that portion of Unit 14 south of Unit 14A.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base Management Areas, consisting of the Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Military Reservations;
(B) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Anchorage Management Area, consisting of all drainages south of Elmendorf and Fort Richardson military reservations and north of and including Rainbow Creek.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
Unit 14C—1 bear Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Beaver:
Unit 14C—1 beaver per day, 1 in possession May 15-Oct. 31.
Coyote:
Unit 14C—2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
Unit 14C—2 foxes Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
Unit 14C—5 hares per day Sept. 8-Apr. 30.
Lynx:
Unit 14C—2 lynx Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
Unit 14C—5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
Unit 14C—1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed):
Unit 14C—5 per day, 10 in possession Sept. 8-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
Unit 14C—10 per day, 20 in possession Sept. 8-Mar. 31.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 14C—that portion within the drainages of Glacier Creek, Kern Creek, Peterson Creek, the Twentymile River and the drainages of Knik River outside Chugach State Park—20 beaver per season. Dec. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote:
Unit 14C—No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
Unit 14C—1 fox Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
Unit 14C—No limit Dec. 15-Jan. 31.
Marten:
Unit 14C—No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel:
Unit 14C—No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
Unit 14C—No limit Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter:
Unit 14C—No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
Unit 14C—No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolverine:
Unit 14C—2 wolverines Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
(15) Unit 15.
(i) Unit 15 consists of that portion of the Kenai Peninsula and adjacent islands draining into the Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, and Turnagain Arm from Gore Point to the point where longitude line 150°00′ W. crosses the coastline of Chickaloon Bay in Turnagain Arm, including that area lying west of longitude line 150°00′ W. to the mouth of the Russian River, then southerly along the Chugach National Forest boundary to the upper end of Upper Russian Lake; and including the drainages into Upper Russian Lake west of the Chugach National Forest boundary:
(A) Unit 15A consists of that portion of Unit 15 north of the north bank of the Kenai River and the northern shore of Skilak Lake;
(B) Unit 15B consists of that portion of Unit 15 south of the north bank of the Kenai River and the northern shore of Skilak Lake, and north of the north bank of the Kasilof River, the northern shore of Tustumena Lake, Glacier Creek, and Tustumena Glacier;
(C) Unit 15C consists of the remainder of Unit 15.
(ii) You may not take wildlife, except for grouse, ptarmigan, and hares that may be taken only from October 1 through March 1 by bow and arrow only, in the Skilak Loop Management Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 15A bounded by a line beginning at the easternmost junction of the Sterling Highway and the Skilak Loop (milepost 76.3), then due south to the south bank of the Kenai River, then southerly along the south bank of the Kenai River to its confluence with Skilak Lake, then westerly along the northern shore of Skilak Lake to Lower Skilak Lake Campground, then northerly along the Lower Skilak Lake Campground Road and the Skilak Loop Road to its westernmost junction with the Sterling Highway, then easterly along the Sterling Highway to the point of beginning.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15;
(B) You may not trap furbearers for subsistence in the Skilak Loop Wildlife Management Area;
(C) You may not trap marten in that portion of Unit 15B east of the Kenai River, Skilak Lake, Skilak River, and Skilak Glacier;
(D) You may not take red fox in Unit 15 by any means other than a steel trap or snare.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
Units 15A and 15B—2 bears by Federal registration permit Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Unit 15C—3 bears Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 15—1 bear every 4 regulatory years by Federal registration permit. The season may be opened or closed by announcement from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with ADF&G and the Chair of the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Sept. 1-Nov. 30, to be announced and Apr. 1-Jun. 15, to be announced.
Moose:
Unit 15A—Skilak Loop Wildlife Management Area No open season.
Unit 15A—remainder, 15B, and 15C—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, by Federal registration permit only Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Units 15B and 15C—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, by Federal registration permit only. The Kenai NWR Refuge Manager is authorized to close the October/November season based on conservation concerns, in consultation with ADF&G and the Chair of the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. Oct. 20-Nov. 10.
Coyote:
No limit Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-Jun. 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
Unit 15—that portion within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge—2 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 15—remainder—5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Ruffed) No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
Unit 15A and 15B—20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 15C—20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10- Dec. 31.
Unit 15C—5 per day, 10 in possession Jan. 1-Mar. 31.
Trapping
Beaver:
20 beaver per season Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
1 Fox Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Jan. 1-Jan. 31.
Marten:
Unit 15B—that portion east of the Kenai River, Skilak Lake, Skilak River, and Skilak Glacier No open season.
Remainder of Unit 15—No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter:
Unit 15—No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
Unit 15B and C—No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(16) Unit 16.
(i) Unit 16 consists of the drainages into Cook Inlet between Redoubt Creek and the Susitna River, including Redoubt Creek drainage, Kalgin Island, and the drainages on the western side of the Susitna River (including the Susitna River) upstream to its confluence with the Chulitna River; the drainages into the western side of the Chulitna River (including the Chulitna River) upstream to the Tokositna River, and drainages into the southern side of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the Tokositna Glacier, including the drainage of the Kahiltna Glacier:
(A) Unit 16A consists of that portion of Unit 16 east of the east bank of the Yentna River from its mouth upstream to the Kahiltna River, east of the east bank of the Kahiltna River, and east of the Kahiltna Glacier;
(B) Unit 16B consists of the remainder of Unit 16.
(ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Mount McKinley National Park, as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(16) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) [Reserved]
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Caribou:
1 caribou Aug. 10-Oct. 31.
Moose:
Unit 16B—Redoubt Bay Drainages south and west of, and including the Kustatan River drainage—1 bull Sept. 1-15.
Unit 16B--Denali National Preserve only—1 bull by Federal registration permit. One Federal registration permit for moose issued per household. Sept. 1-30.Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
Unit 16B, remainder—1 bull Sept. 1-30.Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-Jun. 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Oct. 10-May 15.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Dec. 15-Jan. 31.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-Jun. 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(17) Unit 17.
(i) Unit 17 consists of drainages into Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea between Etolin Point and Cape Newenham, and all islands between these points including Hagemeister Island and the Walrus Islands:
(A) Unit 17A consists of the drainages between Cape Newenham and Cape Constantine, and Hagemeister Island and the Walrus Islands;
(B) Unit 17B consists of the Nushagak River drainage upstream from, and including the Mulchatna River drainage and the Wood River drainage upstream from the outlet of Lake Beverley;
(C) Unit 17C consists of the remainder of Unit 17.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
(A) Except for aircraft and boats and in legal hunting camps, you may not use any motorized vehicle for hunting ungulates, bears, wolves, and wolverine, including transportation of hunters and parts of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine in the Upper Mulchatna Controlled Use Area consisting of Unit 17B, from Aug. 1-Nov. 1.
(B) [Reserved]
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15.
(B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting.
(C) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 17 from April 15-May 31. You may not take beaver with a firearm under a trapping license on National Park Service lands.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
2 bears Aug. 1-May 31.
Brown Bear:
Unit 17—1 bear by State registration permit only Sept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 17A—all drainages west of Right Hand Point—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31. The season may be closed and harvest limit reduced for the drainages between the Togiak River and Right Hand Point by announcement of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Units 17A and 17C—that portion of 17A and 17C consisting of the Nushagak Peninsula south of the Igushik River, Tuklung River and Tuklung Hills, west to Tvativak Bay—up to 2 caribou by Federal registration permit. Public lands are closed to the taking of caribou except by residents of Togiak, Twin Hills, Manokotak, Aleknagik, Dillingham, Clark's Point, and Ekuk hunting under these regulations. The harvest quota, harvest limit, and the number of permits available will be announced by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Nushagak Peninsula Caribou Planning Committee. Successful hunters must report their harvest to the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge within 24 hours after returning from the field. The season may be closed by announcement of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Aug. 1-Sept. 30.Dec. 1-Mar. 31.
Units 17A remainder and 17C remainder—selected drainages; a harvest limit of up to 2 caribou will be determined at the time the season is announced. Season, harvest limit, and hunt area to be announced by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Season to occur sometime within Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
Units 17B and 17C—that portion of 17C east of the Wood River and Wood River Lakes—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou from Aug. 1-Jan 31. Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Sheep:
1 ram with full curl or larger horn Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 17A—1 bull by State registration permit Aug. 25-Sept. 20.
Unit 17A—1 antlered bull by State registration permit. Up to a 14-day season during the period Dec. 1-Jan. 31 may be opened or closed by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with ADF&G and the Chair of the Bristol Bay Regional Advisory Council. Winter season to be announced.
Units 17B and 17C—one bullDuring the period Aug. 20-Sept. 15—one bull by State registration permit; or Aug. 20-Sept. 15.Dec. 1-31.
During the period Sept. 1-15—one bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or antlers with three or more brow tines on at least one side with a State harvest ticket; or
During the period Dec. 1-31—one antlered bull by State registration permit.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 17—No limit Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 17—2 beaver per day. Only firearms may be used Apr. 15-May 31.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
2 muskrats Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
(18) Unit 18.
(i) Unit 18 consists of that area draining into the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers downstream from a straight line drawn between Lower Kalskag and Paimiut and the drainages flowing into the Bering Sea from Cape Newenham on the south to and including the Pastolik River drainage on the north; Nunivak, St. Matthew, and adjacent islands between Cape Newenham and the Pastolik River.
(ii) In the Kalskag Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 18 bounded by a line from Lower Kalskag on the Kuskokwim River, northwesterly to Russian Mission on the Yukon River, then east along the north bank of the Yukon River to the old site of Paimiut, then back to Lower Kalskag, you are not allowed to use aircraft for hunting any ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine, including the transportation of any hunter and ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a hunter or ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned airport within the Area and points outside the Area.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 18 from Apr. 1 through Jun. 10.
(B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting.
(C) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 18.
(D) You may take moose from a boat moving under power in that portion of Unit 18 west of a line running from the mouth of the Ishkowik River to the closest point of Dall Lake, then to the east bank of the Johnson River at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N 60°59.41′ Latitude; W 162°22.14rime; Longitude), continuing upriver along a line 1/2 mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot Lake, then following the south bank west to the Unit 18 border.
(E) Taking of wildlife in Unit 18 while in possession of lead shot size T, .20 calibre or less in diameter, is prohibited.
(F) You may not pursue with a motorized vehicle an ungulate that is at or near a full gallop.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
1 bear by State registration permit only Sept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 18—that portion to the east and south of the Kuskokwim River—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Sept. 30 and Dec. 20—Jan. 31. Aug. 1-Sept. 30.Dec. 20-the last day of Feb.
Unit 18 remainder—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31. Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Moose:
Unit 18—that portion east of a line running from the mouth of the Ishkowik River to the closest point of Dall Lake, then to the east bank of the Johnson River at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N 60° 59.41′ Latitude; W162°22.14′ Longitude), continuing upriver along a line 1/2 mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot Lake, then following the south bank east of the Unit 18 border and then north of and including the Eek River drainage. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Tuntutuliak, Eek, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Atmautlauk, Oscarville, Bethel, Kwethluk, Akiachak, Akiak, Tuluksak, Lower Kalskag, and Kalskag. No open season.
Unit 18—south of and including the Kanektok River drainages to the Goodnews River drainage. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose by all users No open season.
Unit 18--Goodnews River drainage and south to the Unit 18 boundary--1 antlered bull by State registration permit. Any needed closures will be announced by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with BLM, ADF&G, and the Chair of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. Sept. 1-30.
Unit 18—That portion north and west of the Kashunuk River including the north bank from the mouth of the river upstream to the old village of Chakaktolik, west of a line from Chakaktolik to Mountain Village and excluding all Yukon River drainages upriver from Mountain Village—2 moose, only one of which may be antlered. Antlered bulls may only be harvested from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30. Aug. 1-the last day of February.
Unit 18, remainder—1 moose Aug. 10-Sept. 30.Dec. 20-the last day of February.
Beaver:
No limit July 1-June 30.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
5 lynx Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolf:
10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
2 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
50 per day, 100 in possession Aug. 10-May 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit July 1-June 30.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
(19) Unit 19.
(i) Unit 19 consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from a straight line drawn between Lower Kalskag and Piamiut:
(A) Unit 19A consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage downstream from and including the Moose Creek drainage on the north bank and downstream from and including the Stony River drainage on the south bank, excluding Unit 19B.
(B) Unit 19B consists of the Aniak River drainage upstream from and including the Salmon River drainage, the Holitna River drainage upstream from and including the Bakbuk Creek drainage, that area south of a line from the mouth of Bakbuk Creek to the radar dome at Sparrevohn Air Force Base, including the Hoholitna River drainage upstream from that line, and the Stony River drainage upstream from and including the Can Creek drainage.
(C) Unit 19C consists of that portion of Unit 19 south and east of a line from Benchmark M#1.26 (approximately 1.26 miles south of the northwestern corner of the original Mt. McKinley National Park boundary) to the peak of Lone Mountain, then due west to Big River, including the Big River drainage upstream from that line, and including the Swift River drainage upstream from and including the North Fork drainage.
(D) Unit 19D consists of the remainder of Unit 19.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
(A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(19) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980.
(B) In the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 19D upstream from the mouth of the Selatna River, but excluding the Selatna and Black River drainages, to a line extending from Dyckman Mountain on the northern Unit 19D boundary southeast to the 1,610-foot crest of Munsatli Ridge, then south along Munsatli Ridge to the 2,981-foot peak of Telida Mountain, then northeast to the intersection of the western boundary of Denali National Preserve with the Minchumina-Telida winter trail, then south along the western boundary of Denali National Preserve to the southern boundary of Unit 19D, you may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area, or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30;
(B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag in those portions of Units 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 19A and 19B—those portions which are downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage—1 bear by State registration permit Aug. 10-June 30.
Unit 19A, remainder, 19B, remainder, and Unit 19D—1 bear Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 19A—north of Kuskokwim River—2 caribou, no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken from Aug. 1-Jan. 31 Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 19A—south of the Kuskokwim River and Unit 19B (excluding rural Alaska residents of Lime Village)—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31 Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 19C—1 caribou Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
Unit 19D—south and east of the Kuskokwim River and North Fork of the Kuskokwim River—1 caribou Aug. 10-Sept. 30.Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 19D, remainder—1 caribou Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
Unit 19—Residents domiciled in Lime Village only—no individual harvest limit but a village harvest quota of 200 caribou; cows and calves may not be taken from Apr. 1-Aug. 9. Reporting will be by a community reporting system July 1-June 30.
Sheep:
1 ram with 7/8 curl horn or larger Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 19—Residents of Lime Village only—no individual harvest limit, but a village harvest quota of 28 bulls (including those taken under the State permits). Reporting will be by a community reporting system July 1-June 30.
Unit 19A—North of the Kuskokwim River, upstream from but excluding the George River drainage, and south of the Kuskokwim River upstream from and including the Downey Creek drainage, not including the Lime Village Management Area; Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose No open season.
Unit 19A, remainder—1 antlered bull by Federal drawing permit or a State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Tuluksak, Lower Kalskag, Upper Kalskag, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, and Crooked Creek hunting under these regulations. The Refuge Manager of the Yukon Delta NWR, in cooperation with the BLM Field Office Manager, will annually establish the harvest quota and number of permits to be issued in coordination with the State Tier I hunt. If the allowable harvest level is reached before the regular season closing date, the Refuge Manager, in consultation with the BLM Field Office Manager, will announce an early closure of Federal public lands to all moose hunting Sept. 1-20.
Unit 19B—1 bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or antlers with 4 or more brow tines on one side Sept. 1-20.
Unit 19C—1 antlered bull Sept. 1-20.
Unit 19C—1 bull by State registration permit Jan. 15-Feb. 15.
Unit 19D—that portion of the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area within the North Fork drainage upstream from the confluence of the South Fork to the mouth of the Swift Fork—1 antlered bull Sept. 1-30.
Unit 19D—remainder of the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area—1 bull Sept. 1-30.Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
Unit 19D, remainder—1 antlered bull Sept. 1-30.Dec. 1-15.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
Unit 19D—10 wolves per day Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 19, remainder—5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Nov. 1-Jun. 10.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
(20) Unit 20.
(i) Unit 20 consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from and including the Tozitna River drainage to and including the Hamlin Creek drainage, drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, the Ladue River and Fortymile River drainages, and the Tanana River drainage north of Unit 13 and downstream from the east bank of the Robertson River:
(A) Unit 20A consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the south by the Unit 13 boundary, bounded on the east by the west bank of the Delta River, bounded on the north by the north bank of the Tanana River from its confluence with the Delta River downstream to its confluence with the Nenana River, and bounded on the west by the east bank of the Nenana River.
(B) Unit 20B consists of drainages into the northrn bank of the Tanana River from and including Hot Springs Slough upstream to and including the Banner Creek drainage.
(C) Unit 20C consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Nenana River and on the north by the north bank of the Tanana River downstream from the Nenana River.
(D) Unit 20D consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Robertson River and on the west by the west bank of the Delta River, and drainages into the north bank of the Tanana River from its confluence with the Robertson River downstream to, but excluding, the Banner Creek drainage.
(E) Unit 20E consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, and the Ladue River drainage.
(F) Unit 20F consists of the remainder of Unit 20.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
(A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(20) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980.
(B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting Aug. 5-25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which is defined as: a line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line across the Delta River to Mile 236.7 of the Richardson Highway, then north along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska Highway, then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the Johnson River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and Johnson Glacier to the head of the Canwell Glacier, then west along the north bank of the Canwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River.
(C) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife;
(D) You may not use any motorized vehicle for hunting August 5-September 20 in the Glacier Mountain Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20E bounded by a line beginning at Mile 140 of the Taylor Highway, then north along the highway to Eagle, then west along the cat trail from Eagle to Crooked Creek, then from Crooked Creek southwest along the west bank of Mogul Creek to its headwaters on North Peak, then west across North Peak to the headwaters of Independence Creek, then southwest along the west bank of Independence Creek to its confluence with the North Fork of the Fortymile River, then easterly along the south bank of the North Fork of the Fortymile River to its confluence with Champion Creek, then across the North Fork of the Fortymile River to the south bank of Champion Creek and easterly along the south bank of Champion Creek to its confluence with Little Champion Creek, then northeast along the east bank of Little Champion Creek to its headwaters, then northeasterly in a direct line to Mile 140 on the Taylor Highway; however, this does not prohibit motorized access via, or transportation of harvested wildlife on, the Taylor Highway or any airport.
(E) You may by permit hunt moose on the Minto Flats Management Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded by the Elliot Highway beginning at Mile 118, then northeasterly to Mile 96, then east to the Tolovana Hotsprings Dome, then east to the Winter Cat Trail, then along the Cat Trail south to the Old Telegraph Trail at Dunbar, then westerly along the trail to a point where it joins the Tanana River 3 miles above Old Minto, then along the north bank of the Tanana River (including all channels and sloughs except Swan Neck Slough), to the confluence of the Tanana and Tolovana Rivers and then northerly to the point of beginning.
(F) You may only hunt moose by bow and arrow in the Fairbanks Management Area. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 20B bounded by a line from the confluence of Rosie Creek and the Tanana River, northerly along Rosie Creek to Isberg Road, then northeasterly on Isberg Road to Cripple Creek Road, then northeasterly on Cripple Creek Road to the Parks Highway, then north on the Parks Highway to Alder Creek, then westerly to the middle fork of Rosie Creek through section 26 to the Parks Highway, then east along the Parks Highway to Alder Creek, then upstream along Alder Creek to its confluence with Emma Creek, then upstream along Emma Creek to its headwaters, then northerly along the hydrographic divide between Goldstream Creek drainages and Cripple Creek drainages to the summit of Ester Dome, then down Sheep Creek to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then easterly along Goldstream Creek to Sheep Creek Road, then north on Sheep Creek Road to Murphy Dome Road, then west on Murphy Dome Road to Old Murphy Dome Road, then east on Old Murphy Dome Road to the Elliot Highway, then south on the Elliot Highway to Goldstream Creek, then easterly along Goldstream Creek to its confluence with First Chance Creek, Davidson Ditch, then southeasterly along the Davidson Ditch to its confluence with the tributary to Goldstream Creek in Section 29, then downstream along the tributary to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then in a straight line to First Chance Creek, then up First Chance Creek to Tungsten Hill, then southerly along Steele Creek to its confluence with Ruby Creek, then upstream along Ruby Creek to Esro Road, then south on Esro Road to Chena Hot Springs Road, then east on Chena Hot Springs Road to Nordale Road, then south on Nordale Road to the Chena River, to its intersection with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline right of way, then southeasterly along the easterly edge of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline right of way to the Chena River, then along the north bank of the Chena River to the Moose Creek dike, then southerly along the Moose Creek dike to its intersection with the Tanana River, and then westerly along the north bank of the Tanana River to the point of beginning.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear April 15-June 30; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands.
(B) You may not use a steel trap, or a snare using cable smaller than 3/32-inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 20E during April and October.
(C) Residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be issued to individuals at the request of the Native Village of Tanana only. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted by the State.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 20A—1 bear Sept. 1-May 31.
Unit 20E—1 bear Aug. 10-June 30.
Unit 20, remainder—1 bear Sept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 20E—1 caribou A joint State/Federal registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10-Sept. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota for the period Aug. 10-29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou. During the Nov. 1-Mar. 31 season, area closures or hunt restrictions may be announced when Nelchina caribou are present in a mix of more than 1 Nelchina caribou to 15 Fortymile caribou, except when the number of caribou present is low enough that fewer than 50 Nelchina caribou will be harvested regardless of the mixing ratio for the two herds. Aug. 10-Sept. 30.Nov. 1-March. 31.
Unit 20F—north of the Yukon River —1 caribou Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 20F—east of the Dalton Highway and south of the Yukon River—1 caribou; A joint State/Federal registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10-Sept. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota for the period Aug. 10-29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou Aug. 10-Sept. 30.Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Moose:
Unit 20A—1 antlered bull Sept. 1-20.
Unit 20B—that portion within the Minto Flats Management Area—1 bull by Federal registration permit only Sept. 1-20.Jan. 10-Feb. 28.
Unit 20B, remainder —1 antlered bull Sept. 1-20.
Unit 20C—that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve west of the Toklat River, excluding lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980—1 antlered bull; however, white-phased or partial albino (more than 50 percent white) moose may not be taken Sept. 1-30.Nov. 15-Dec. 15.
Unit 20C, remainder—1 antlered bull; however, white-phased or partial albino (more than 50 percent white) moose may not be taken Sept. 1-30.
Unit 20E—that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—1 bull Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 20E—that portion drained by the Middle Fork of the Fortymile River upstream from and including the Joseph Creek drainage—1 bull Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 20E remainder—1 bull by joint Federal/State registration permit Aug. 24-Sept. 25.
Unit 20F—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit only. Sept. 1-25.
Unit 20F, remainder—1 antlered bull Sept. 1-25.Dec. 1-10.
Beaver:
Unit 20E—Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—6 beaver per season. Meat from harvested beaver must be salvaged for human consumption Sept. 20-May 15.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
Unit 20A, 20B, and that portion of 20C east of the Teklanika River—2 lynx Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 20E—2 lynx Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 20, remainder—2 lynx Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
Unit 20E, that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—No limit Sept. 20-June 10.
Unit 20C, that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve—25 muskrat Nov. 1-June 10.
Unit 20, remainder No open season.
Wolf:
Unit 20—10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 20C, that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve—1 wolf during the Aug. 10-Oct. 31 period; 5 wolves during the Nov. 1-Apr. 30 period, for a total of 6 wolves for the season Aug. 10-Oct. 31.Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 20C, remainder—10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
Units 20A, 20B, 20C, 20E, and 20F—15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
Unit 20—those portions within 5 miles of Alaska Route 5 (Taylor Highway, both to Eagle and the Alaska-Canada boundary) and that portion of Alaska Route 4 (Richardson Highway) south of Delta Junction—20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 20, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F—No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Unit 20E—25 beaver per season. Only firearms may be used during Sept. 20-Oct. 31 and Apr. 16-May 15, to take up to 6 beaver. Only traps or snares may be used Nov. 1-Apr. 15. The total annual harvest limit for beaver is 25, of which no more than 6 may be taken by firearm under trapping or hunting regulations. Meat from beaver harvested by firearm must be salvaged for human consumption. Sept. 20-May 15.
Coyote:
Unit 20E—No limit Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Unit 20, remainder—No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
Unit 20A, 20B, and 20C east of the Teklanika River—No limit Dec. 15-Feb. 15.
Unit 20E—No limit; however, no more than 5 lynx may be taken between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 20F and 20C—remainder—No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
Unit 20E—No limit Sept. 20-June 10.
Unit 20, remainder—No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
Unit 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F—No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 20E—No limit Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
(21) Unit 21.
(i) Unit 21 consists of drainages into the Yukon River upstream from Paimiut to, but not including, the Tozitna River drainage on the north bank, and to, but not including, the Tanana River drainage on the south bank; and excluding the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the Dulbi River drainage:
(A) Unit 21A consists of the Innoko River drainage upstream from and including the Iditarod River drainage.
(B) Unit 21B consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from Ruby and east of the Ruby-Poorman Road, downstream from and excluding the Tozitna River and Tanana River drainages, and excluding the Melozitna River drainage upstream from Grayling Creek.
(C) Unit 21C consists of the Melozitna River drainage upstream from Grayling Creek, and the Dulbi River drainage upstream from and including the Cottonwood Creek drainage.
(D) Unit 21D consists of the Yukon River drainage from and including the Blackburn Creek drainage upstream to Ruby, including the area west of the Ruby-Poorman Road, excluding the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the Dulbi River drainage, and excluding the Dulbi River drainage upstream from Cottonwood Creek.
(E) Unit 21E consists of the Yukon River drainage from Paimiut upstream to, but not including, the Blackburn Creek drainage, and the Innoko River drainage downstream from the Iditarod River drainage.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
(A) The Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, which consists of those portions of Unit 21 and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64°52.58′ N. lat., 157°43.10′ W. long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65°28.42′ N. lat., 157°44.89′ W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65°57 N. lat., 156°41 W. long.) at 65°56.66′ N. lat., 156°40.81′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66°02.56′ N. lat., 156°12.71′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66°00.31′ N. lat., 155°18.57′ W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65°31.87′ N. lat., 154°52.18′ W. long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65°13.00′ N. lat., 156°06.43′ W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N. lat., 157°21.73′ W. long., then westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning, is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area; all hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G-operated check station at Ella's Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check station.
(B) The Paradise Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 21 bounded by a line beginning at the old village of Paimiut, then north along the west bank of the Yukon River to Paradise, then northwest to the mouth of Stanstrom Creek on the Bonasila River, then northeast to the mouth of the Anvik River, then along the west bank of the Yukon River to the lower end of Eagle Island (approximately 45 miles north of Grayling), then to the mouth of the Iditarod River, then down the east bank of the Innoko River to its confluence with Paimiut Slough, then south along the east bank of Paimiut Slough to its mouth, and then to the old village of Paimiut, is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or part of moose; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or part of moose by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area.
(iii) In Unit 21D, you may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
(iv) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25.
(B) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 21(E) from Nov. 1-June 10.
(C) The residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village of Tanana. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted by the State.
(D) The residents of Unit 21 may take up to three moose per regulatory year for the celebration known as the Kaltag/Nulato Stickdance, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village of Kaltag or Nulato. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted by the State.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 21D—1 bear by State registration permit only Aug. 10-June 30.
Unit 21, remainder—1 bear Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 21A—1 caribou Aug. 10-Sept. 30.Dec. 10-Dec. 20.
Unit 21B—that portion north of the Yukon River and downstream from Ukawutni Creek No open season.
Unit 21C—the Dulbi and Melozitna River drainages downstream from Big Creek No open season.
Unit 21B remainder, 21C remainder, and 21E—1 caribou Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
Unit 21D—north of the Yukon River and east of the Koyukuk River—caribou may be taken during a winter season to be announced by the Refuge Manager of the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and the BLM Central Yukon Field Office Manager, in consultation with ADF&G and the Chairs of the Western Interior Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, and the Middle Yukon and Ruby Fish and Game Advisory Committees Winter season to be announced
Unit 21D, remainder—5 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30. July 1-June 30.
Moose:
Unit 21B—that part of the Nowitna River drainage downstream from and including the Little Mud River drainage—1 bull. A State registration permit is required from Sept. 5-25. A Federal registration permit is required from Sept. 26-Oct. 1 Sept. 5-Oct. 1.
Unit 21B—that part of the Nowitna River drainage downstream from and including the Little Mud River drainage—1 antlered bull. A Federal registration permit is required during the 5-day season and will be limited to one per household. The 5-day season may be announced by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with the ADF&G and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Ruby Fish and Game Advisory Committee Five-day season to be announced between Dec. 1 and March 31.
Unit 21A and 21B, remainder—1 bull Aug. 20-Sept. 25.Nov. 1-30.
Unit 21C—1 antlered bull Sept. 5-25.
Unit 21D—Koyukuk Controlled Use Area—1 bull; 1 antlerless moose by Federal permit if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna NWR manager. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. A harvestable surplus of cows will be determined for a quota Mar. 1-5 seson to be announced.
or
1 antlered bull by Federal permit, if there is no Mar.1-5 season and if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna NWR manager and BLM Central Yukon field office manager. A harvestable surplus of bulls will be determined for a quota. Announcement for the Mar. and Apr. seasons and harvest quotas will be made after consultation with the ADF&G area biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and Middle Yukon and Koyukuk River Fish and Game Advisory Committee Apr. 10-15 season to be announced.
Unit 21D, remainder—1 moose; however, antlerless moose may be taken only during Sept. 21-25 and the Mar. 1-5 season if authorized jointly by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and the Central Yukon Field Office Manager, Bureau of Land Management. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. During the Aug. 22-31 and Sept. 5-25 seasons, a State registration permit is required. During the Mar. 1-5 season a Federal registration permit is required. Announcement for the antlerless moose seasons and cow quotas will be made after consultation with the ADF&G area biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Middle Yukon Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Aug. 22-31.Sept. 5-25. Mar. 1-5 season to be announced
Unit 21E—1 moose; however, only bulls may be taken from Aug. 25-Sept. 30 Aug. 25-Sept. 30.Feb. 15-Mar. 15.
During the Feb. 15-Mar. 15 season, a Federal registration permit is required. The permit conditions and any needed closures for the winter season will be announced by the Innoko NWR manager after consultation with the ADF&G area biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Middle Yukon Fish and Game Advisory Committee as stipulated in a letter of delegation. Moose may not be taken within one-half mile of the Innoko or Yukon River during the winter season.
Beaver:
Unit 21E—No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Unit 21, remainder No open season.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
5 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
No Limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
(22) Unit 22.
(i) Unit 22 consists of Bering Sea, Norton Sound, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound drainages from, but excluding, the Pastolik River drainage in southern Norton Sound to, but not including, the Goodhope River drainage in Southern Kotzebue Sound, and all adjacent islands in the Bering Sea between the mouths of the Goodhope and Pastolik Rivers:
(A) Unit 22A consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but excluding, the Pastolik River drainage to, and including, the Ungalik River drainage, and Stuart and Besboro Islands.
(B) Unit 22B consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but excluding, the Ungalik River drainage to, and including, the Topkok Creek drainage.
(C) Unit 22C consists of Norton Sound and Bering Sea drainages from, but excluding, the Topkok Creek drainage to, and including, the Tisuk River drainage, and King and Sledge Islands.
(D) Unit 22D consists of that portion of Unit 22 draining into the Bering Sea north of, but not including, the Tisuk River to and including Cape York and St. Lawrence Island;
(E) Unit 22E consists of Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound drainages from Cape York to, but excluding, the Goodhope River drainage, and including Little Diomede Island and Fairway Rock.
(ii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 22 during the established seasons.
(B) Coyote, incidentally taken with a trap or snare, may be used for subsistence purposes.
(C) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot from a moving snowmachine.
(D) The taking of one bull moose and up to three musk oxen by the community of Wales is allowed for the celebration of the Kingikmuit Dance Festival under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village of Wales. The harvest may only occur within regularly established seasons in Unit 22E. The harvest will count against any established quota for the area.
(E) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take musk oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients in the course of a season, but have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time, except in Unit 22E where a resident of Wales or Shishmaref acting as a designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients, but have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
Unit 22A and 22B—3 bears Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Unit 22, remainder No open season.
Brown Bear:
Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—1 bear by State registration permit only Aug. 1-May 31.
Unit 22C—1 bear by State registration permit only Aug. 1-Oct. 31.May 10-25.
Caribou:
Unit 22B west of Golovin Bay and west of a line along the west bank of the Fish and Niukluk Rivers and excluding the Libby River drainage—5 caribou per day Oct. 1-Apr. 30.May 1-Sept. 30, a season may be opened by announcement by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with ADF&G.
Units 22A, 22B remainder, that portion of Unit 22D in the Kougaruk, Kuzitrin (excluding the Pilgrim River drainage), American, and Agiapuk River Drainages, and Unit 22E, that portion east of and including the Sanaguich River drainage—5 caribou per day; cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30 July 1-June 30.
Moose:
Unit 22A—that portion north of and including the Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik River drainages—1 bull. Federal public lands are closed to hunting except by residents of Unit 22A hunting under these regulations Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
Unit 22A—that portion in the Unalakleet drainage and all drainages flowing into Norton Sound north of the Golsovia River drainage and south of the Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik River drainages—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose, except that residents of Unalakleet, hunting under these regulations, may take 1 bull by Federal registration permit, administered by the BLM Anchorage Field Office with the authority to close the season in consultation with ADF&G Aug. 15-Sept. 14
Unit 22A, remainder—1 bull. However, during the period Jan.1-Feb. 15, only an antlered bull may be taken. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Unit 22A hunting under these regulations Aug. 1-Sept. 30.Jan. 1-Feb. 15
Unit 22B—west of the Darby Mountains—1 bull by State registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations Sept. 1-14.
Unit 22B—west of the Darby Mountains—1 bull by either Federal or State registration permit. Quotas and any needed season closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS, and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of White Mountain and Golovin hunting under these regulations Jan. 1-31.
Unit 22B, remainder—1 bull Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 22C—1 antlered bull Sept. 1-14.
Unit 22D—that portion within the Kougarok, Kuzitrin, and Pilgrim River drainages—1 bull by State registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Units 22D and 22C hunting under these regulations Sept. 1-14.
Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 bull by State registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G Sept. 1-14.
Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 bull by Federal registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Units 22D and 22C hunting under these regulations Dec. 1-31.
Unit 22D, remainder—1 bull Aug. 10-Sept. 14.Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
Unit 22D, remainder—1 moose; however, no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf Dec. 1-31.
Unit 22D, remainder—1 antlered bull Jan. 1-31.
Unit 22E—1 antlered bull. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Musk ox:
Unit 22B—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G Aug.1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit; however, cows may only be taken during the period Jan. 1-Mar. 15. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands in consultation with ADF&G and BLM Sept.1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22D, that portion within the Kuzitrin River drainages—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit; however, cows may only be taken during the period Jan. 1-Mar. 15. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in consultation with ADF&G and BLM Aug.1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22D, remainder—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit; however, cows may only be taken during the period Jan. 1-Mar. 15. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands in consultation with ADF&G and BLM Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22E—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands in consultation with ADF&G and BLM Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22, remainder No open season.
Beaver:
Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—50 beaver Nov. 1-June 10.
Unit 22, remainder No open season.
Coyote No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra):
No limit Sept. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
Unit 22A and 22B—No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Unit 22, remainder No open season.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolverine:
3 wolverines Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
Unit 22A and 22B east of and including the Niukluk River drainage—40 per day, 80 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 22E—20 per day, 40 in possession July 15-May 15.
Unit 22, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—50 beaver Nov. 1-June 10.
Unit 22C No open season.
Coyote No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
(23) Unit 23.
(i) Unit 23 consists of Kotzebue Sound, Chukchi Sea, and Arctic Ocean drainages from and including the Goodhope River drainage to Cape Lisburne.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
(A) You may not use aircraft in any manner either for hunting of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, or for transportation of hunters or harvested species in the Noatak Controlled Use Area for the period August 15-September 30. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 23 in a corridor extending 5 miles on either side of the Noatak River beginning at the mouth of the Noatak River, and extending upstream to the mouth of Sapun Creek. This closure does not apply to the transportation of hunters or parts of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine by regularly scheduled flights to communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled air service.
(B) [Reserved]
(iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
(iv) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 23.
(B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in this section, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using rimfire cartridges.
(C) If you have a trapping license, you may take beaver with a firearm in all of Unit 23 from Nov. 1-Jun. 10.
(D) For the Baird and DeLong Mountain sheep hunts—A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and may have both his and the recipients' harvest limits in his/her possession at the same time.
(E) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot from a moving snowmachine.
(F) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take musk oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients, but have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 23—1 bear by State registration permit Aug. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
15 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30 July 1-June 30.
Sheep:
Unit 23—south of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Cutler and Redstone Rivers (Baird Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. The total allowable harvest of sheep is 21, of which 15 may be rams and 6 may be ewes. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of sheep except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations Aug. 10-April 30. If the allowable harvest levels are reached before the regular season closing date, the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands will announce an early closure.
Unit 23—north of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Aniuk River (DeLong Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. The total allowable harvest of sheep for the DeLong Mountains is 8, of which 5 may be rams and 3 may be ewes Aug. 10-April 30. If the allowable harvest levels are reached before the regular season closing date, the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands will announce an early closure.
Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)—1 sheep Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Moose:
Unit 23—that portion north and west of and including the Singoalik River drainage, and all lands draining into the Kukpuk and Ipewik Rivers—1 moose; no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf July 1-Mar. 31.
Unit 23—that portion lying within the Noatak River drainage—1 moose; however, antlerless moose may be taken only from Nov. 1-Mar. 31; no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
Unit 23, remainder—1 moose; no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
Musk ox:
Unit 23—south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
or
1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit Jan. 1-Mar. 15.
Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands, in consultation with ADF&G and BLM.
Unit 23—Cape Krusenstern National Monument—1 bull by Federal permit. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of Western Arctic National Parklands. Cape Krusenstern National Monument is closed to the taking of musk oxen except by resident zone community members with permanent residence within the Monument or the immediately adjacent Napaktuktuk Mountain area, south of latitude 67°05′ N and west of longitude 162°30′ W hunting under these regulations Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 23, remainder No open season.
Beaver:
No limit July 1-June 30.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
15 wolves Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit July 1-June 30.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 23—the Kobuk and Selawik River drainages—50 beaver July 1-June 30.
Unit 23, remainder—30 beaver July 1-June 30.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
(24) Unit 24.
(i) Unit 24 consists of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from but not including the Dulbi River drainage:
(A) Unit 24A consists of the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from but not including the Harriet Creek and North Fork Koyukuk River drainages, to the South Fork of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from Squaw Creek, the Jim River Drainage, the Fish Creek drainage upstream from and including the Bonanza Creek drainage, to the 1,410 ft. peak of the hydrologic divide with the northern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna River at N. Lat. 66°33.303′ W. Long. 151°03.637′ and following the unnamed northern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna Creek to the confluence of the southern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna River at N. Lat 66°27.090′ W. Long. 151°23.841′, 4.2 miles SSW (194 degrees true) of Clawanmenka Lake and following the unnamed southern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna Creek to the hydrologic divide with the Kanuti River drainage at N. Lat. 66°19.789′ W. Long. 151°10.102′, 3.0 miles ENE (79 degrees true) from the 2,055 ft. peak on that divide, and the Kanuti River drainage upstream from the confluence of an unnamed creek at N. Lat. 66°13.050′ W. Long.151°05.864′, 0.9 miles SSE (155 degrees true) of a 1,980 ft. peak on that divide, and following that unnamed creek to the Unit 24 boundary on the hydrologic divide to the Ray River drainage at N. Lat. 66°03.827′ W. Long. 150°49.988′ at the 2,920 ft. peak of that divide.
(B) Unit 24B consists of the Koyukuk River Drainage upstream from Dog Island to the Subunit 24A boundary.
(C) Unit 24C consists of the Hogatza River Drainage, the Koyukuk River Drainage upstream from Batza River on the north side of the Koyukuk River and upstream from and including the Indian River Drainage on the south side of the Koyukuk River to the Subunit 24B boundary.
(D) Unit 24D consists of the remainder of Unit 24.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
(A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles, or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, and Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife.
(B) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Kanuti Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 24 bounded by a line from the Bettles Field VOR to the east side of Fish Creek Lake, to Old Dummy Lake, to the south end of Lake Todatonten (including all waters of these lakes), to the northernmost headwaters of Siruk Creek, to the highest peak of Double Point Mountain, then back to the Bettles Field VOR; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area.
(C) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, which consists of those portions of Unit 21s and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64°52.58′ N. lat., 157°43.10′ W. long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65°28.42′ N. lat., 157°44.89′ W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65°57 N. lat., 156°41 W. long.) at 65°56.66′; N. lat., 156°40.81′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66°02.56′ N. lat., 156°12.710 W. long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66°00.31′ N. lat., 155°18.57′ W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65°31.87′ N. lat., 154°52.18′ W. long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65°13.00′ N. lat., 156°06.43′ W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N. lat., 157°21.73′ W. long., then westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning. However, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. All hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G-operated check station at Ella's Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check station.
(iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears. However, this prohibition does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
(iv) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25;
(B) Arctic fox, incidentally taken with a trap or snare intended for red fox, may be used for subsistence purposes.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 24—1 bear by State registration permit Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 24—that portion south of the south bank of the Kanuti River, upstream from and including that portion of the Kanuti-Kilolitna River drainage, bounded by the southeast bank of the Kodosin-Nolitna Creek, then downstream along the east bank of the Kanuti-Kilolitna River to its confluence with the Kanuti River—1 caribou Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 24, remainder—5 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30 July 1-June 30.
Sheep:
Unit 24A and 24B—(Anaktuvuk Pass residents only)—that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—community harvest quota of 60 sheep, no more than 10 of which may be ewes and a daily possession limit of 3 sheep per person, no more than 1 of which may be a ewe July 15-Dec. 31.
Unit 24A and 24B—(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass residents)—that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—3 sheep Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 24A—except that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—1 ram with 7/8-curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 24, remainder—1 ram with 7/8-curl or larger horn Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 24A—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
Unit 24B—that portion within the John River Drainage—1 moose Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 24B—All drainages of the Koyukuk River downstream from and including the Henshaw Creek drainage—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit Aug. 25-Oct. 1.Dec. 15-Apr. 15 (until Jun. 30, 2014).
Federal public lands in the Kanuti Controlled Use Area, as described in Federal regulations, are closed to taking of moose, except by Federally qualified subsistence users of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and Galena hunting under these regulations
Unit 24B, remainder 1 antlered bull. A Federal registration permit is required for the Sept. 26-Oct. 1 period Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
Federal public lands in the Kanuti Controlled Use Area, as described in Federal regulations, are closed to taking of moose, except by Federally qualified subsistence users of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and Galena hunting under these regulations
Unit 24C and 24D—that portion within the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area and Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge—1 bull Sept. 1-25.
1 antlerless moose by Federal permit if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and BLM Field Office Manager Central Yukon Field Office. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. A harvestable surplus of cows will be determined for a quota Mar. 1-5 to be announced.
or or
1 antlered bull by Federal permit, if there is no Mar. 1-5 season and if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and BLM Field Office Manager Central Yukon Field Office Apr. 10-15 to be announced.
Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. Announcement for the Mar. and Apr. seasons and harvest quotas will be made after consultation with the ADF&G Area Biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, and the Middle Yukon and Koyukuk River Fish and Game Advisory Committees.
Unit 24C, remainder and Unit 24D, remainder—1 antlered bull. During the Sept. 5-25 season, a State registration permit is required Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
15 wolves; however, no more than 5 wolves may be taken prior to Nov. 1 Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
5 wolverine; however, no more than 1 wolverine may be taken prior to Nov. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
(25) Unit 25.
(i) Unit 25 consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from but not including the Hamlin Creek drainage, and excluding drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from the Charley River:
(A) Unit 25A consists of the Hodzana River drainage upstream from the Narrows, the Chandalar River drainage upstream from and including the East Fork drainage, the Christian River drainage upstream from Christian, the Sheenjek River drainage upstream from and including the Thluichohnjik Creek, the Coleen River drainage, and the Old Crow River drainage.
(B) Unit 25B consists of the Little Black River drainage upstream from but not including the Big Creek drainage, the Black River drainage upstream from and including the Salmon Fork drainage, the Porcupine River drainage upstream from the confluence of the Coleen and Porcupine Rivers, and drainages into the north bank of the Yukon River upstream from Circle, including the islands in the Yukon River.
(C) Unit 25C consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from Circle to the Subunit 20E boundary, the Birch Creek drainage upstream from the Steese Highway bridge (milepost 147), the Preacher Creek drainage upstream from and including the Rock Creek drainage, and the Beaver Creek drainage upstream from and including the Moose Creek drainage.
(D) Unit 25D consists of the remainder of Unit 25.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
(A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife.
(B) The Arctic Village Sheep Management Area consists of that portion of Unit 25A north and west of Arctic Village, which is bounded on the east by the East Fork Chandalar River beginning at the confluence of Red Sheep Creek and proceeding southwesterly downstream past Arctic Village to the confluence with Crow Nest Creek, continuing up Crow Nest Creek, through Portage Lake, to its confluence with the Junjik River; then down the Junjik River past Timber Lake and a larger tributary, to a major, unnamed tributary, northwesterly, for approximately 6 miles where the stream forks into 2 roughly equal drainages; the boundary follows the easternmost fork, proceeding almost due north to the headwaters and intersects the Continental Divide; the boundary then follows the Continental Divide easterly, through Carter Pass, then easterly and northeasterly approximately 62 miles along the divide to the headwaters of the most northerly tributary of Red Sheep Creek then follows southerly along the divide designating the eastern extreme of the Red Sheep Creek drainage then to the confluence of Red Sheep Creek and the East Fork Chandalar River.
(iii) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30 and between August 1 and September 25; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands.
(B) You may take caribou and moose from a boat moving under power in Unit 25.
(C) The taking of bull moose outside the seasons provided in this part for food in memorial potlatches and traditional cultural events is authorized in Unit 25D west provided that:
(1) The person organizing the religious ceremony or cultural event contacts the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge prior to taking or attempting to take bull moose and provides to the Refuge Manager the name of the decedent, the nature of the ceremony or cultural event, number to be taken, and the general area in which the taking will occur;
(2) Each person who takes a bull moose under this section must submit a written report to the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge not more than 15 days after the harvest specifying the harvester's name and address, and the date(s) and location(s) of the taking(s);
(3) No permit or harvest ticket is required for taking under this section; however, the harvester must be an Alaska rural resident with customary and traditional use in Unit 25D west;
(4) Any moose taken under this provision counts against the annual quota of 60 bulls.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
Units 25A, 25B, and 25C—3 bears or 3 bears by State community harvest permit Jul. 1-June 30.
Unit 25D—5 bears Jul. 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Units 25A and 25B—1 bear Aug. 10-June 30.
Unit 25C—1 bear Sept. 1-May 31.
Unit 25D—2 bears every regulatory year. Jul. 1-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 25A—in those portions west of the east bank of the East Fork of the Chandalar River extending from its confluence with the Chandalar River upstream to Guilbeau Pass and north of the south bank of the mainstem of the Chandalar River at its confluence with the East Fork Chandalar River west (and north of the south bank) along the West Fork Chandalar River—10 caribou. However, only bulls may be taken May16-Jun. 30 Jul. 1-June 30
Unit 25C—1 caribou; a joint Federal/State registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10-Sept. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota between Aug. 10-29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou Aug. 10-Sept. 30.Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Unit 25D—that portion of Unit 25D drained by the west fork of the Dall River west of 150° W. long.—1 bull Aug. 10-Sept. 30.Dec.1-31.
Unit 25A remainder, 25B, and Unit 25D, remainder—10 caribou July 1-Apr. 30.
Sheep:
Unit 25A—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area No open season.
Units 25A—Arctic Village Sheep Management Area—2 rams by Federal registration permit only. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of sheep except by rural Alaska residents of Arctic Village, Venetie, Fort Yukon, Kaktovik, and Chalkyitsik hunting under these regulations Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 25A, remainder—3 sheep by Federal registration permit only Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Moose:
Unit 25A—1 antlered bull Aug. 25-Sept. 25.Dec. 1-10.
Unit 25B—that portion within Yukon-Charley National Preserve—1 bull Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 25B—that portion within the Porcupine River drainage upstream from, but excluding the Coleen River drainage—1 antlered bull Aug. 25-Sept. 30.Dec. 1-10.
Unit 25B—that portion, other than Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, draining into the north bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Kandik River drainage, including the islands in the Yukon River—1 antlered bull Sept. 5-30.Dec. 1-15.
Unit 25B, remainder—1 antlered bull Aug. 25-Sept. 25.Dec. 1-15.
Unit 25C—1 antlered bull Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
Unit 25D (west)—that portion lying west of a line extending from the Unit 25D boundary on Preacher Creek, then downstream along Preacher Creek, Birch Creek, and Lower Mouth of Birch Creek to the Yukon River, then downstream along the north bank of the Yukon River (including islands) to the confluence of the Hadweenzic River, then upstream along the west bank of the Hadweenzic River to the confluence of Forty and One-Half Mile Creek, then upstream along Forty and One-Half Mile Creek to Nelson Mountain on the Unit 25D boundary—1 bull by a Federal registration permit. Permits will be available in the following villages: Beaver (25 permits), Birch Creek (10 permits), and Stevens Village (25 permits). Permits for residents of 25D (west) who do not live in one of the three villages will be available by contacting the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Office in Fairbanks or a local Refuge Information Technician. Moose hunting on public land in Unit 25D (west) is closed at all times except for residents of Unit 25D (west) hunting under these regulations. The moose season will be closed by announcement of the Refuge Manager Yukon Flats NWR when 60 moose have been harvested in the entirety (from Federal and non-Federal lands) of Unit 25D (west) Aug. 25-Feb. 28.
Unit 25D, remainder—1 antlered moose Aug. 25-Oct. 1.Dec. 1-20.
Beaver:
Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D—1 beaver per day; 1 in possession Apr. 16-Oct. 31.
Unit 25C No open season.
Coyote:
10 coyotes Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
Unit 25C—2 lynx Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 25, remainder—2 lynx Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
Unit 25B and 25C, that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Unit 25, remainder No open season.
Wolf:
Unit 25A—No limit Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 25, remainder—10 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
Unit 25C—15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 25, remainder—15 per day, 30 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
Unit 25C—those portions within 5 miles of Route 6 (Steese Highway)—20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 25, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possession. Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Beaver:
Unit 25C—No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Unit 25—remainder—50 beaver Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
Unit 25C—No limit Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Unit 25, remainder—No limit Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
(26) Unit 26.
(i) Unit 26 consists of Arctic Ocean drainages between Cape Lisburne and the Alaska-Canada border, including the Firth River drainage within Alaska:
(A) Unit 26A consists of that portion of Unit 26 lying west of the Itkillik River drainage and west of the east bank of the Colville River between the mouth of the Itkillik River and the Arctic Ocean;
(B) Unit 26B consists of that portion of Unit 26 east of Unit 26A, west of the west bank of the Canning River and west of the west bank of the Marsh Fork of the Canning River;
(C) Unit 26C consists of the remainder of Unit 26.
(ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
(A) You may not use aircraft in any manner for moose hunting, including transportation of moose hunters or parts of moose during the periods July. 1-Sept. 14 and Jan. 1-Mar. 31 in Unit 26A; however, this does not apply to transportation of moose hunters, their gear, or moose parts by aircraft between publicly owned airports.
(B) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife.
(iii) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 26A by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears or parts of bears. However, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
(iv) Unit-specific regulations:
(A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 26.
(B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in this section, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using rimfire cartridges.
(C) In Kaktovik, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep or musk ox on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time.
(D) For the DeLong Mountain sheep hunts—A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and may have both his and the recipient's harvest limits in his/her possession at the same time.
Harvest limits Open season
Hunting
Black Bear:
3 bears July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 26A—1 bear by State registration permit July 1-June 30.
Unit 26B—1 bear Jan. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 26 C—1 bear Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 26A—10 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30. July 1-June 30.
Unit 26B—10 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may be taken only from Oct. 1-Apr. 30. July 1-June 30
Unit 26C—10 caribou per day July 1-Apr. 30
(You may not transport more than 5 caribou per regulatory year from Unit 26 except to the community of Anaktuvuk Pass.)
Sheep:
Unit 26A and 26B—(Anaktuvuk Pass residents only)—that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—community harvest quota of 60 sheep, no more than 10 of which may be ewes and a daily possession limit of 3 sheep per person, no more than 1 of which may be a ewe July 15-Dec. 31.
Unit 26A—(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass residents)—those portions within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—3 sheep Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 26A—that portion west of Howard Pass and the Etivluk River (DeLong Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. The total allowable harvest of sheep for the DeLong Mountains is 8, of which 5 may be rams and 3 may be ewes. If the allowable harvest levels are reached before the regular season closing date, the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands will announce an early closure Aug. 10-April 30.
Unit 26B—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area—1 ram with 7/8-curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 26A, remainder and 26B, remainder—including the Gates of the Arctic National Preserve—1 ram with 7/8-curl or larger horn Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 26C—3 sheep per regulatory year; the Aug. 10-Sept. 20 season is restricted to 1 ram with 7/8-curl or larger horn. A Federal registration permit is required for the Oct. 1-Apr. 30 season Aug. 10-Sept. 20.Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Moose:
Unit 26A—that portion of the Colville River drainage upstream from and including the Anaktuvuk River drainage—1 bull Aug. 1-Sept. 14.
Unit 26A—that portion of the Colville River drainage upstream from and including the Anaktuvuk River drainage—1 moose; however, you may not take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf Feb. 15-Apr. 15.
Unit 26A—that portion west of 156°00′ W. longitude excluding the Colville River drainage—1 moose, however, you may not take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf July 1-Sept. 14.
Unit 26A, remainder—1 bull Aug. 1-Sept. 14
Unit 26B, excluding the Canning River drainage—1 bull Sept. 1-14.
Units 26B, remainder and 26C—1 moose by Federal registration permit by residents of Kaktovik only. The harvest quota is 3 moose (2 antlered bulls and 1 of either sex), provided that no more than 2 antlered bulls may be harvested from Unit 26C and cows may not be harvested from Unit 26C. You may not take a cow accompanied by a calf in Unit 26B. Only 3 Federal registration permits will be issued. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by a Kaktovik resident holding a Federal registration permit and hunting under these regulations Jul. 1-Mar. 31.
Musk ox:
Unit 26C—1 bull by Federal registration permit only. The number of permits that may be issued only to the residents of the village of Kaktovik will not exceed three percent (3%) of the number of musk oxen counted in Unit 26C during a pre-calving census. Public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox, except by rural Alaska residents of the village of Kaktovik hunting under these regulations Jul. 15-Mar. 31.
Coyote:
2 coyotes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
2 foxes Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
Units 26A and 26B—10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 26C—10 foxes Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra):
No limit July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
2 lynx Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
15 wolves Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
5 wolverine Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
20 per day, 40 in possession Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Trapping
Coyote:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel:
No limit Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
No limit Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
No limit Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
[77 FR 35498, June 13, 2012]

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