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(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
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