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(a) A person may not possess, transport, or export from the state the untanned skin of a marten taken in Units 1 - 7 and 14 - 16, the untanned skin of a beaver taken in Units 1 - 11 and 13 - 17, or the untanned skin of a lynx, land otter, wolf, or wolverine, whether taken inside or outside the state, unless the department has sealed the skin. The seal must remain on the skin until the tanning process has commenced or the skin has been transported from the state; however, the seal may be removed from the skin of a marten taken in Units 1 - 5 when the skin has been prepared for shipment from the state. Skins must be sealed according to the schedule in (b) of this section.
(b) The sealing of marten, lynx, beaver, land otter, wolf, or wolverine must be accomplished as follows:
(1) wolf (in Unit 2) taken by trapping must be sealed on or before the 30th day after the date of taking;
(2) wolf, wolverine, and lynx taken by hunting must be sealed on or before the 30th day after the date of taking;
(3) marten (Units 1 - 7 and 14 - 16 only), wolf (except in Unit 2), wolverine, lynx, beaver, and otter taken by trapping must be sealed on or before the 30th day after the close of the season in the unit where taken;
(4) repealed 7/1/2005.
(c) The sealing periods in (b) of this section may be temporarily reduced by an authorized employee of the department.
(d) A person who takes a species listed in (b) of this section must bring the skin for sealing to an authorized representative of the department and must complete a report on a form provided by the department.
(e) A person who takes a species listed in (b) of this section but who is unable to present the skin in person must complete and sign a temporary sealing form and ensure that the completed temporary sealing form and skin are presented to an authorized representative of the department for sealing, consistent with requirements listed in (b) of this section.
History: Eff. 7/5/85, Register 95; am 11/1/85, Register 96; am 6/19/86, Register 98; am 8/8/87, Register 103; am 4/24/88, Register 106; am 7/14/88, Register 107; am 8/20/89, Register 111; am 7/1/92, Register 122; am/readopt 5/13/93, Register 126; am 7/1/97, Register 142; am 7/26/97, Register 143; am 7/1/99, Register 150; am 7/1/2000, Register 154; am 7/1/2002, Register 162; am 7/1/2003, Register 166; 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 92.170 in its entirety, without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .
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