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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 92 . Statewide Provisions
Section 3. Hunter education and orientation requirements

5 AAC 92.003. Hunter education and orientation requirements

(a) Beginning August 1, 2002, a person born after January 1, 1986 that is

(1) required to have a hunting license must have successfully completed a certified hunter education course in order to hunt in Units 7, 13, 14, 15, and 20;

(2) not required to have a hunting license, and who has not successfully completed a certified hunter education course, must be under the direct immediate supervision of a licensed hunter 16 years of age or older who has successfully completed a certified hunter education course in order to hunt in Units 7, 13, 14, 15, and 20.

(b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, a resident hunter who is 12 through 17 years of age at the start of the hunt, and has successfully completed a certified hunter education course, is allowed to hunt on behalf of an adult Unit 13 Tier II permit holder, under the direct immediate supervision of the permit holder, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met.

(c) A nonresident hunter in Unit 17(B) must have attended a department-approved hunter orientation course (to include trophy recognition and meat care) before hunting for moose or must be accompanied by a registered guide or resident family member within the second degree of kindred.

(d) A nonresident hunter in Unit 19(B) must have attended a department-approved hunter orientation course (to include trophy recognition and meat care) before hunting for moose or caribou or must be accompanied by a registered guide or resident family member within the second degree of kindred.

(e) A muzzleloader hunter in a restricted-weapons hunt must have successfully completed a department-approved muzzleloader hunter education course that includes ballistic limitations of muzzleloading weapons and a proficiency test.

(f) A shotgun hunter in a restricted-weapons hunt for big game must have successfully completed a department-approved hunter education course.

(g) A person may not take a black bear over bait in Unit 7 and Units 14 - 16 with a bow and arrow unless the person has successfully complete a department-approved bowhunting course.

History: Eff. 7/26/97, Register 143; am 7/1/99, Register 150; am 7/1/2000, Register 154; am 7/1/2001, Register 158; am 7/1/2002, Register 162; am 7/1/2004, Register 170; am 7/1/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.255

AS 16.55.020


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