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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 54. Big Game Guides and Related Occupations
- Section 790. Definitions.
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AS 08.54.790. Definitions.
In this chapter,
- (1) "big game" means brown bear, grizzly bear, caribou, moose, black bear, bison, Sitka blacktail deer, elk, mountain
goat, musk-ox, and mountain or Dall sheep; "big game" includes wolf and wolverine when taken under hunting regulations;
- (2) "big game hunting service" means a service for which the provider of the service must obtain a registered guide-outfitter,
class-A assistant guide, or assistant guide license; "big game hunting service" includes guiding services and
- (3) "board" means the Big Game Commercial Services Board;
- (4) "compensation" means payment for services including wages or other remuneration but not including reimbursement for
actual expenses incurred;
- (5) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;
- (6) "field" means an area outside of established year-round dwellings, businesses, or other developments
associated with a city, town, or village; "field" does not include permanent hotels or roadhouses on the state road
system or state or federally maintained airports;
- (7) "game management unit" means one of the 26 geographic areas defined by the Board of Game for game management purposes;
- (8) "guide" means to provide, for compensation or with the intent or with an agreement to receive compensation, services,
equipment, or facilities to a big game hunter in the field by a person who accompanies or is present with the big game
hunter in the field either personally or through an assistant; in this paragraph, "services" includes
- (A) contracting to guide or outfit big game hunts;
- (B) stalking, pursuing, tracking, killing, or attempting to kill big game;
- (C) packing, preparing, salvaging, or caring for meat, except that which is required to properly and safely load the meat
on the mode of transportation being used by a transporter;
- (D) field preparation of trophies, including skinning and caping;
- (E) selling, leasing, or renting goods when the transaction occurs in the field;
- (F) using guiding or outfitting equipment, including spotting scopes and firearms, for the benefit of a hunter; and
- (G) providing camping or hunting equipment or supplies that are already located in the field;
- (9) "outfit" means to provide, for compensation or with the intent to receive compensation, services, supplies, or
facilities to a big game hunter in the field, by a person who neither accompanies nor is present with the big game
hunter in the field either personally or by an assistant;
- (10) "transportation services" means the carriage for compensation of big game hunters, their equipment, or big game
animals harvested by hunters to, from, or in the field; "transportation services" does not include the carriage by
aircraft of big game hunters, their equipment, or big game animals harvested by hunters
- (A) on nonstop flights between airports listed in the Alaska supplement to the Airmen's Guide published by the Federal
Aviation Administration; or
- (B) by an air taxi operator or air carrier for which the carriage of big game hunters, their equipment, or big game
animals harvested by hunters is only an incidental portion of its business; in this subparagraph, "incidental" means
transportation provided to a big game hunter by an air taxi operator or air carrier who does not
- (i) charge more than the usual tariff or charter rate for the carriage of big game hunters, their equipment, or big game
animals harvested by hunters; or
- (ii) advertise transportation services or big game hunting services to the public; in this sub-subparagraph, "advertise"
means soliciting big game hunters to be customers of an air taxi operator or air carrier for the purpose of providing
air transportation to, from, or in the field through the use of print or electronic media, including advertising at
trade shows, or the use of hunt broker services or other promotional services.
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