Alaska Statutes.
Title 16. Fish and Game
Chapter 30. Destruction of Big Game Animals and Wild Fowl
Section 17. Defenses.
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AS 16.30.017. Defenses.

(a) It is a defense to a criminal charge under AS 16.30.010 or 16.30.012 that the failure to salvage or possess the edible meat was due to circumstances beyond the control of the person charged, including

(1) theft of the animal or fowl;

(2) unanticipated weather conditions or other acts of God;

(3) unavoidable loss in the field to another wild animal.

(b) It is a defense to a criminal charge under AS 16.30.012 that the defendant does not possess the edible meat of the big game animal because the meat was

(1) consumed by human beings; or

(2) delivered to another person.

(c) In this section, "delivered" means given, sold, or bartered in a manner that does not violate state or federal law.

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