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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 3. Agriculture and Animals
- Chapter 5. Powers and Duties of Commissioners of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
- Section 75. Elk Farming.
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AS 03.05.075. Elk Farming.
- (a) Elk may be raised and bred as domestic stock for commercial purposes, including the sale of meat, by a person who
lawfully owns the elk and who holds a current valid elk farming license. The commissioner of natural resources may
issue an elk farming license for the farming of elk to a person who applies on a form provided by the commissioner,
pays the biennial elk farming license fee, and proves to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the person lawfully
owns the elk, intends to raise and breed elk, and possesses facilities for maintaining the elk under positive control.
Before issuing or renewing an elk farming license, the commissioner shall conduct a physical inspection of the elk
farming facilities and determine that the facilities are in good repair and comply with the fencing standards
established under (d) of this section. In this subsection, "lawfully owns" means ownership that was obtained without
violating a state or federal law or regulation or a condition of a license or permit issued with respect to elk.
- (b) The commissioner of natural resources shall provide to the Department of Fish and Game a copy of each application for
an elk farming license received by the commissioner and each elk farming license issued by the commissioner.
- (c) The fee for a biennial elk farming license is $250.
- (d) The commissioner of natural resources shall establish fencing standards for elk farming facilities to maintain elk
under positive control. Proposed fencing standards shall be submitted to the commissioner of fish and game for review
before the standards are adopted or amended.
- (e) Notwithstanding other provisions of law, a license or permit is not required from the Department of Fish and Game in
order to import, export, or possess elk for the purpose of elk farming. Elk imported, exported, or possessed for the
purpose of elk farming are subject to the provisions of this title and regulations adopted under this title by the
commissioner of natural resources or the commissioner of environmental conservation for domestic animals and livestock,
to the extent they are made applicable to elk by the commissioners.
- (f) In this section, "elk" means an animal of a subspecies of cervus elaphus that is indigenous to North America; "elk"
does not include red deer or a red deer hybrid.
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