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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 92 . Statewide Provisions
Section 520. Closures and restrictions in state game refuges

5 AAC 92.520. Closures and restrictions in state game refuges

(a) Unit 1: The Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge, as described in AS 16.20.034 , is closed to hunting, except for waterfowl including snipe and crane during established seasons; a person may not use any off-road or all-terrain vehicle, motorcycle, or other motorized vehicle, except a boat within the refuge; a hunter who is 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult, or must have successfully completed a certified hunter education course; before hunting, all hunters must register annually with the department and demonstrate an understanding of informational materials provided at the time of registration; a person convicted of a hunting violation within the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge is not eligible to register to hunt in the refuge the following year; a hunter on the refuge shall present in the field, upon request, proof of registration.

(b) Unit 14:

(1) The Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge (formerly the Potter Point State Game Refuge) in Unit 14(C), described in AS 16.20.031 ,

(A) is open to small game hunting with shotguns, bowhunting, and falconry only, except for that portion between the Alaska Railroad and the Old Seward Highway;

(B) is closed to the use of motorized vehicles;

(C) is closed to the discharge of all firearms except that shotguns may be used in those areas open to hunting north and west of a line extending south from the radio tower located at the Kincaid Park motorcross area and south and east of a line extending from an ADF&G regulatory marker at the point where Furrow Creek enters the refuge through a second ADF&G regulatory marker west of Furrow Creek from September 1 through March 31; before hunting, a person wishing to hunt with a shotgun must complete a certified hunter safety course and must register annually with the department; a person convicted of a hunting violation in one year is not eligible to register to hunt in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge the following year; a hunter using a shotgun shall present in the field, upon request, the registration permit;

(D) in addition to the prohibitions set out in (A) - (C) of this paragraph, no person may intentionally distribute bread scraps, cereal grains, corn, or other waterfowl foods; or otherwise feed waterfowl, in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.

(2) repealed 7/1/2005.

(c) Unit 20:

In the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, hunting and trapping are allowed only after registering with the department; the department may use its discretionary authority under 5 AAC 92.051 to implement the management plan for the refuge developed by the department.

(d) Unit 9: The McNeil River State Game Refuge is closed to brown bear hunting.

History: Eff. 8/20/89, Register 111; am 8/10/91, Register 119; am 7/1/92, Register 122; am 4/25/96, Register 138; am 7/1/96, Register 138; am 7/26/97, Register 143; am 7/1/2003, Register 166; am 7/1/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.255

AS 16.20.031

AS 16.20.034

AS 16.20.036

AS 16.20.039

AS 16.20.041

AS 16.20.075


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