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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 92 . Statewide Provisions
Section 220. Salvage of game meat, furs, and hides

5 AAC 92.220. Salvage of game meat, furs, and hides

(a) Subject to additional requirements in 5 AAC 84 - 5 AAC 85, a person taking game shall salvage the following parts for human use:

(1) the hide of a wolf, wolverine, coyote, fox, lynx, marten, mink, weasel, and land otter, and the hide or meat of a beaver, muskrat, ground squirrel, or marmot;

(2) the hide and skull of a brown bear, except as provided in (5) of this section;

(3) from January 1 through May 31, the hide, skull, and edible meat as defined in 5 AAC 92.990, and from June 1 through December 31, the hide and skull of a black bear taken in a game management unit in which sealing is required; in Unit 19(D) within the wolf predation control area described in 5 AAC 92.125(1) , the hide and skull of a black bear must be salvaged from January 1 through December 31; in Unit 19(D) outside of the wolf predation control area described in 5 AAC 92.125(1) , either the hide or the edible meat as defined in 5 AAC 92.990 must be salvaged from January 1 through December 31;

(4) from January 1 through May 31, the edible meat, and from June 1 through December 31, either the hide, or the edible meat as defined in 5 AAC 92.990, of a black bear taken in any game management unit in which sealing is not required;

(5) all edible meat of a brown bear taken under a subsistence registration permit in Unit 9(B), all drainages in Unit 9(E) that drain into the Pacific Ocean between Cape Kumliun and the border of Unit 9(D) and Unit 9(E), Unit 17, Unit 18, that portion of Units 19(A) and 19(B) downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage, Unit 21(D), Unit 22, all drainages in Unit 23 except for the Baldwin Peninsula north of the Arctic Circle, Unit 24, and Unit 26(A), shall be salvaged for human consumption; salvage of the hide or skull is optional.

(b) A big game animal killed or injured by a vehicle is the property of the state. The operator of a motor vehicle that collides with a big game animal resulting in death or injury to the animal shall notify the State Troopers or division of fish and wildlife protection in the Department of Public Safety, as soon as possible.

(c) Repealed 4/24/88.

(d) A person taking game not listed in (a) of this section shall salvage for human consumption all edible meat, as defined in 5 AAC 92.990. In addition,

(1) for moose and caribou taken before October 1 in Unit 9(B), Unit 17, Unit 18, those portions of Unit 19(A) within the Holitna/Hoholitna Controlled Use Area, Unit 19(B), and Unit 23, the edible meat of the front quarters and hindquarters must remain naturally attached to the bone until the meat is transported from the field or is processed for human consumption;

(2) for caribou taken before October 1 in Unit 21(A), the edible meat of the front quarters and hindquarters must remain naturally attached to the bone until the meat has been transported from the field or is processed for human consumption;

(3) for moose taken before October 1 in Units 21 and 24, and for caribou taken before October 1 in Unit 24, the edible meat of the front quarters, hindquarters, and ribs must remain naturally attached to the bone until the meat has been transported from the field or is processed for human consumption.

(e) Antlers or horns may not be transported from the kill site until all edible meat salvaged in accordance with (d) of this section has been transported to the departure point from the field. However, antlers or horns may be transported simultaneously with the final load of edible meat salvaged.

(f) Antlers or horns may not be transported from the field unless accompanied by all edible meat or unless possession of the meat has been transferred in accordance with 5 AAC 92.135.

(g) Repealed 7/1/2002.

(h) A game animal taken in violation of AS 16 or a regulation adopted under AS 16 is the property of the state.

(i) A person who has wounded game shall make every reasonable effort to retrieve and salvage that game.

History: Eff. 7/5/85, Register 95; am 4/24/88, Register 106; am 8/20/89, Register 111; am 8/10/91, Register 119; am 7/1/92, Register 122; add'l am 7/1/92, Register 122; am 5/5/93, Register 126; readopt 5/13/93, Register 126; am 7/7/94, Register 131; am 6/28/96, Register 138; am 7/26/97, Register 143; am 7/1/98, Register 146; add'l am 7/1/98, Register 146; am 7/1/2000, Register 154; am 7/1/2001, Register 158; am 8/22/2001, Register 159; am 7/1/2002, Register 162; 1st add'l am 7/1/2002, Register 162; 2nd add'l am 7/1/2002, Register 162; am 7/25/2002, Register 163; am 7/1/2004, Register 170

Authority: AS 16.05.255

AS 16.05.258

AS 16.05.920

AS 16.30.010

Editor's note: At its November 9 - 11, 1992, January 19 - 28, 1993 meeting, the Board of Game readopted 5 AAC 92.220 in its entirety, without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .

(a) Subject to additional requirements in 5 AAC 84 - 5 AAC 85, a person taking game shall salvage the following parts for human use:

(1) the hide of a wolf, wolverine, coyote, fox, lynx, marten, mink, weasel, and land otter, and the hide or meat of a beaver, muskrat, ground squirrel, or marmot;

(2) the hide and skull of a brown bear, except as provided in (5) of this section;

(3) from January 1 through May 31, the hide, skull, and edible meat as defined in 5 AAC 92.990, and from June 1 through December 31, the hide and skull of a black bear taken in a game management unit in which sealing is required; in Unit 19(D) within the wolf predation control area described in 5 AAC 92.125(10) , the hide and skull of a black bear must be salvaged from January 1 through December 31; in Unit 19(D) outside of the wolf predation control area described in 5 AAC 92.125(10) , either the hide or the edible meat as defined in 5 AAC 92.990 must be salvaged from January 1 through December 31;

(4) from January 1 through May 31, the edible meat, and from June 1 through December 31, either the hide, or the edible meat as defined in 5 AAC 92.990, of a black bear taken in any game management unit in which sealing is not required;

(5) all edible meat of a brown bear taken under a subsistence registration permit in Unit 9(B), all drainages in Unit 9(E) that drain into the Pacific Ocean between Cape Kumliun and the border of Unit 9(D) and Unit 9(E), Unit 17, Unit 18, that portion of Units 19(A) and 19(B) downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage, Unit 21(D), Unit 22, all drainages in Unit 23 except for the Baldwin Peninsula north of the Arctic Circle, Unit 24, and Unit 26(A), shall be salvaged for human consumption; salvage of the hide or skull is optional.

(b) A big game animal killed or injured by a vehicle is the property of the state. The operator of a motor vehicle that collides with a big game animal resulting in death or injury to the animal shall notify the State Troopers or division of fish and wildlife protection in the Department of Public Safety, as soon as possible.

(c) Repealed 4/24/88.

(d) A person taking game not listed in (a) of this section shall salvage for human consumption all edible meat, as defined in 5 AAC 92.990. In addition,

(1) for moose and caribou taken before October 1 in Unit 9(B), Unit 17, Unit 18, those portions of Unit 19(A) within the Holitna/Hoholitna Controlled Use Area, Unit 19(B), and Unit 23, the edible meat of the front quarters and hindquarters must remain naturally attached to the bone until the meat is transported from the field or is processed for human consumption;

(2) for caribou taken before October 1 in Unit 21(A), the edible meat of the front quarters and hindquarters must remain naturally attached to the bone until the meat has been transported from the field or is processed for human consumption;

(3) for moose taken before October 1 in Units 21 and 24, and for caribou taken before October 1 in Unit 24, the edible meat of the front quarters, hindquarters, and ribs must remain naturally attached to the bone until the meat has been transported from the field or is processed for human consumption.

(e) Antlers or horns may not be transported from the kill site until all edible meat salvaged in accordance with (d) of this section has been transported to the departure point from the field. However, antlers or horns may be transported simultaneously with the final load of edible meat salvaged.

(f) Antlers or horns may not be transported from the field unless accompanied by all edible meat or unless possession of the meat has been transferred in accordance with 5 AAC 92.135.

(g) Repealed 7/1/2002.

(h) A game animal taken in violation of AS 16 or a regulation adopted under AS 16 is the property of the state.

(i) A person who has wounded game shall make every reasonable effort to retrieve and salvage that game.

History: Eff. 7/5/85, Register 95; am 4/24/88, Register 106; am 8/20/89, Register 111; am 8/10/91, Register 119; am 7/1/92, Register 122; add'l am 7/1/92, Register 122; am 5/5/93, Register 126; readopt 5/13/93, Register 126; am 7/7/94, Register 131; am 6/28/96, Register 138; am 7/26/97, Register 143; am 7/1/98, Register 146; add'l am 7/1/98, Register 146; am 7/1/2000, Register 154; am 7/1/2001, Register 158; am 8/22/2001, Register 159; am 7/1/2002, Register 162; 1st add'l am 7/1/2002, Register 162; 2nd add'l am 7/1/2002, Register 162; am 7/25/2002, Register 163; am 7/1/2004, Register 170; am 1/26/2006, Register 177

Expires May 25, 2006 unless made "permanent" by the adopting agency.

Authority: AS 16.05.255

AS 16.05.258

AS 16.05.920

AS 16.30.010

Editor's note: At its November 9 - 11, 1992, January 19 - 28, 1993 meeting, the Board of Game readopted 5 AAC 92.220 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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