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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 92 . Statewide Provisions
Section 95. Unlawful methods of taking furbearers; exceptions

5 AAC 92.095. Unlawful methods of taking furbearers; exceptions

(a) The following methods and means of taking furbearers under a trapping license are prohibited, in addition to the prohibitions in 5 AAC 92.080:

(1) by disturbing or destroying a den, except that any muskrat pushup or feeding house may be disturbed in the course of trapping;

(2) by disturbing or destroying any beaver house;

(3) taking beaver by any means other than a steel trap or snare, except that a firearm may be used to take 2 beaver per day in Units 9 and 17, and 4 beaver in Unit 11, from April 15 through May 31, in Unit 19 from April 1 through June 10, or in Unit 25, except Unit 25(C), from April 16 through June 1 provided that the meat is salvaged for human consumption; only a firearm may be used to take 6 beaver per regulatory year in Units 12 and 20(E) from September 20 through October 31 and from April 16 through May 15 provided that the meat is salvaged for human consumption; a firearm may be used to take beaver in Units 8, 18, 21(E), 22, and 23 throughout the seasons and with the bag limits established in 5 AAC 84;

(4) taking land otter with a steel trap having an inside jaw spread of less than five and seven-eighths inches during any closed mink and marten season in the same game management unit;

(5) using a dog, net, or fish trap (except a blackfish or fyke trap);

(6) taking beaver before March 1 in the Minto Flats Management Area with the use of an aircraft for ground transportation or by landing within one mile of a beaver trap or set used by the person transported;

(7) taking a wolf or coyote with a steel trap, or with a snare smaller than 3 / 32 inch diameter in

(A) Units 9, 12, 13, 14(B), 16, 17, 19 - 21, 24, and 25 during April or October;

(B) Unit 13 from November 1 through November 9;

(8) a person who has been airborne may not use a firearm to take or assist in taking a wolf or wolverine until after 3:00 a.m. on the day following the day in which the flying occurred; or in taking a coyote, arctic fox, red fox, or lynx, unless that person is over 300 feet from the airplane at the time of the taking; this paragraph does not apply to a trapper using a firearm to dispatch an animal caught in a trap or snare;

(9) taking a red fox in Unit 15 by any means other than a steel trap or snare;

(10) taking beaver in Unit 13 and Unit 16 from September 25 through November 9 and in the remainder of Unit 20(B), described in 5 AAC 84.270(1) , from September 25 through October 31 and April 16 through May 31, except with underwater traps or snares;

(11) by using a hook;

(12) by placing or leaving an active trap or snare set on land that is within one-quarter mile of the site at which a moose, caribou, or deer was taken using a trap or snare; the prohibition of this paragraph is for the duration of the regulatory year in which the moose, caribou, or deer was taken using the trap or snare;

(13) in Units 12 and 20(E) within one-quarter mile of any publicly maintained road, by using a snare with a cable diameter of 3 / 32 inch or larger that is set out of water, unless the snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number; the trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or state identification card number as the required permanent identification number; if a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign;

(14) in that portion of Unit 20(C) described in 5 AAC 92.550(7) and those portions of Units 20(A) and 20(C) described in 5 AAC 92.550(8) , by using a snare with a cable diameter of 3 /32 inch or larger that is set out of water;

(15) repealed 7/1/2004;

(16) in Unit 1(C), that portion west of Excursion Inlet and north of Icy Passage, by using

(A) a snare with a cable diameter of 1 /32 inch or larger that is set out of water;

(B) a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number; the trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or state identification card number as the required permanent identification number; if a trapper chooses to place a sign at the trapping or snaring site rather than tagging individual traps or snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign; a trap or snare must be checked at least once every 72 hours;

(17) in Units 1 - 5, except in that portion of Unit 1(C) described in (16) of this subsection, by using a snare with a cable diameter of 3 / 32 inch or larger that is set out of water, unless the snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number; the trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or state identification card number as the required permanent identification number; if a trapper chooses to place a sign at the snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign;

(18) in Unit 22, from June 11 through October 31, taking beaver by any means other than a firearm;

(19) in Unit 23, from June 11 through October 31, taking muskrat by any means other than a firearm.

(b) Repealed 8/8/87.

History: Eff. 7/5/85, Register 95; am 8/8/87, Register 103; am 4/24/88, Register 106; am 4/5/89, Register 110; am 8/20/89, Register 111; am 7/1/92, Register 122; am 10/1/93, Register 127; am 7/16/95, Register 135; am 4/25/96, Register 138; am 6/28/96, Register 138; am 7/26/97, Register 143; am 10/4/97, Register 144; am 7/1/98, Register 146; am 7/1/99, Register 150; am 7/1/2000, Register 154; am 7/1/2001, Register 158; am 8/22/2001, Register 159; am 7/1/2002, Register 162; am 12/5/2002, Register 164; am 12/20/2002, Register 164; am 7/1/2003, Register 166; am 7/1/2004, Register 170; add'l am 7/1/2004, Register 170; am 7/1/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.255

AS 16.05.783

AS 16.05.920


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