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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 92 . Statewide Provisions
Section 33. Permit for scientific, educational, propagative, or public safety purposes

5 AAC 92.033. Permit for scientific, educational, propagative, or public safety purposes

(a) Notwithstanding restrictions in 5 AAC 78 - 5 AAC 88, the department may issue a permit for the taking, possessing, importing, or exporting of game for scientific, educational, propagative, or public safety purposes.

(b) The department may issue a permit for taking of big game for public safety purposes to an individual, including a state, municipal, or federal government official responsible for public safety, only as follows:

(1) the department shall evaluate all reported public safety problems involving big game brought to the department's attention, determine whether an actual threat to public safety is caused by a big game animal, and develop a list of all reasonable and practical solutions;

(2) if the department determines a threat to public safety can be resolved only by taking a big game animal under this section and no government official responsible for public safety is available, the department may issue a permit to a private individual;

(3) a permit that authorizes lethal taking of a big game animal issued to an individual other than a government official must be restricted to taking a specific, identified problem animal;

(4) a permit issued under this section must specify:

(A) name of the permittee and authorized subpermittees;

(B) the species of the big game animal that may be taken;

(C) the type of taking that is authorized, such as hazing, aversive conditioning, live trapping, or lethal taking;

(D) methods and means that may be employed;

(E) duration of the permit;

(F) the location of permitted activities;

(G) disposition of game taken; and

(H) reporting requirements.

History: Eff. 7/5/85, Register 95; am 12/31/96, Register 141; am 7/26/97, Register 143

Authority: AS 16.05.255

AS 16.05.340

AS 16.05.930


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