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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 92 . Statewide Provisions
Section 550. Areas closed to trapping

5 AAC 92.550. Areas closed to trapping

The following areas are closed to the trapping of furbearers as indicated:

(1) Unit 1(C) (Juneau area):

(A) a strip within one-quarter mile of the mainland coast between the end of Thane Road and the end of Glacier Highway at Echo Cove;

(B) Auke Lake and the area within one-quarter mile of Auke Lake;

(C) that area of the Mendenhall Valley bounded on the south by the Glacier Highway, on the west by the Mendenhall Loop Road and Montana Creek Road and Spur Road to Mendenhall Lake, on the north by Mendenhall Lake, and on the east by the Mendenhall Loop Road and Forest Service Glacier Spur Road to the Forest Service Visitor Center;

(D) a strip within one-quarter mile of the Douglas Island coast along the entire length of the Douglas Highway and a strip within one-quarter mile of the Eaglecrest Road;

(E) that area within the United States Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area;

(F) a strip within one-quarter mile of the following trails as designated on United States Geological Survey maps: Herbert Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Peterson Lake Trail, Spaulding Meadows Trail (including the loop trail), Nugget Creek Trail, Outer Point Trail, Dan Moller Trail, Perseverance Trail, Granite Creek Trail, Mt. Roberts Trail and the Nelson Water Supply Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, and Point Bishop Trail;

(G) the area described as the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge in AS 16.20.034 is closed to trapping; the use of off-road or all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, or other motorized vehicles (except boats) within the boundaries of Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge is prohibited at all times;

(2) Unit 9: the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and contiguous tidelands are closed to trapping;

(3) Unit 14(C) (Anchorage Area):

(A) the drainages into Eklutna River and Eklutna Lake, within Chugach State Park except Thunderbird Creek and those drainages flowing into the East Fork of the Eklutna River upstream from the bridge above the lake;

(B) the Eagle River Management Area;

(C) that portion of Chugach State Park outside of the Eagle River, Anchorage, and Eklutna Management areas is open to trapping under Unit 14(C) seasons and bag limits, except no trapping of wolf, wolverine, land otter, or beaver is allowed;

(D) all land and water within the Anchorage Management Area as described in 5 AAC 92.530(3) ;

(E) in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge in Unit 14(C), described in AS 16.20.031 : all land and water south and west of and adjacent to the toe of the bluff that extends from Point Woronzof southeasterly to Potter Creek;

(F) the Fort Richardson Management Area, except for beaver, muskrat, mink, weasel, and coyote on Fort Richardson, and except for beaver and coyote on Elmendorf Air Force Base;

(4) Unit 15:

(A) repealed 7/1/2005;

(B) repealed 7/1/2005;

(C) repealed 7/27/2005;

(D) the Kenai Moose Research Center Closed Area in Unit 15(A), which consists of that area within the outer boundary fences of the Kenai Moose Research Center, located west and south of Coyote and Vixen Lakes is closed to trapping;

(5) Unit 17: all islands within the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary as described in AS 16.20.092 are closed to trapping;

(6) Unit 2: Joe Mace Island Marine Park, a small island off Point Baker on Prince of Wales Island, is closed to trapping;

(7) Unit 20(C): all lands west of the Savage River bounded by Denali National Park are closed to the taking of wolves;

(8) Units 20(A) and 20(C): those portions bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the Unit 20(A) and Unit 13(E) boundary and a point exactly one mile east of the Parks Highway, then southwest along the Unit 20(A) and Unit 13(E) boundary to the boundary of Denali National Park and Preserve, then north along the boundary of Denali National Park and Preserve to its intersection with the west bank of the Nenana River at Moody Bridge (MP 242.9), then across the Moody Bridge to the Unit 20(A) boundary, then north along the boundary of Unit 20(A) to a point exactly one mile east of the Parks Highway, then due south on a line paralleling the east side of the Parks Highway at a distance of one mile to the point of beginning, are closed to the taking of wolves.

History: Eff. 8/20/89, Register 111; am 7/1/92, Register 122; am 7/9/95, Register 135; am 7/26/97, Register 143; am 1/3/2001, Register 156; am 8/22/2001, Register 159; am 12/5/2002, Register 164; am 7/1/2004, Register 170; am 7/1/2005, Register 174; am 7/27/2005, Register 175

Authority: AS 16.05.250

AS 16.05.255

AS 16.20.040

AS 16.20.120

AS 16.20.170


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