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(a) The number of each harvest ticket issued to a hunter must be entered on the hunter's license. A harvest ticket issued the previous calendar year and still valid must also be entered on the hunting license.
(b) After killing an animal for which a harvest ticket is required, the hunter shall remove immediately, before leaving the kill site, the day and month of the kill from the harvest ticket without removing any other day or month, and shall keep the validated harvest ticket in possession until the animal has been delivered to the location where it will be processed for human consumption.
(c) Within 15 days after taking the bag limit for a species or, if the hunter does not take the bag limit, within 15 days after the close of the season, the hunter shall complete the harvest report and mail it to the department.
(d) A hunter who is younger than 10 years of age may not be issued a big game harvest ticket.
(e) For a permit hunt, the permit takes the place of a harvest ticket and report.
(f) For deer, a person may not hunt deer, except in a permit hunt, unless the person has in possession a deer harvest ticket. In Units 1 - 5 a person must
(1) have in possession that person's unused deer harvest tickets while hunting deer; and
(2) validate the deer harvest tickets in sequential order, beginning with harvest ticket number one.
(g) For caribou, a person may not hunt caribou, except in a permit hunt, unless the person has in possession a harvest ticket and has obtained a harvest report (issued with the harvest ticket); however, a person who resides north of the Yukon River and is hunting north of the Yukon River is not required to use harvest tickets or harvest reports but must register to hunt caribou in the arctic.
(h) For moose and sheep, a person may not hunt moose or sheep, except in a permit hunt or in the Gates of the Arctic National Park, unless the person has in possession a harvest ticket for the species and a harvest report (issued with the harvest ticket); however, a person who is hunting Dall sheep in the Gates of the Arctic National Park must register with the department.
(i) For elk, a person who takes an elk in Units 1 - 5 where a drawing or registration permit is not required shall report the sex and location of the kill to the department's division of wildlife conservation office in Petersburg within five days of harvest.
(j) For black bear, a nonresident hunter who takes a black bear on Kuiu Island in Unit 3 shall report the sex and location of the kill to the department's division of wildlife conservation office in Petersburg within five days of harvest.
(k) For wolves, a hunter or trapper who takes a wolf in the Unit 19(D)-East wolf predation control area, described in 5 AAC 92.125(1) , shall report the sex, date, and location of the kill to the department's division of wildlife conservation office in McGrath within 10 days of harvest.
History: Eff. 7/5/85, Register 95; am 8/8/87, Register 103; am 8/20/89, Register 111; readopt 5/13/93, Register 126; am 7/1/93, Register 126; am 7/1/98, Register 146; am 7/1/2001, Register 158; am 8/22/2001, Register 159; am 7/1/2002, Register 162; am 7/1/2005, Register 174
Authority: AS 16.05.255
Editor's note: At its November 9 - 11, 1992, January 19 - 28, 1993 meeting, the Board of Game readopted 5 AAC 92.010 in its entirety, without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .
For the purpose of reporting under 5 AAC 92.010(i) and (j), the Department of Fish and Game's division of wildlife conservation office in Petersburg, Alaska can be contacted at 16 Sing Lee Alley, P.O. Box 667, Petersburg, Alaska 99833-0667; Phone: (907) 772-5235 or (907) 772-3801; Fax: (907) 772-9336.
For the purpose of reporting under 5 AAC 92.010(k) , the Department of Fish and Game's division of wildlife conservation office in McGrath, Alaska can be contacted at P.O. Box 230, McGrath, Alaska 99627-0230; Phone: (907) 524-3323; Fax: (907) 524-3324.
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