[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 125 (Wednesday, June 30, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Part III





Department of Agriculture





Forest Service



36 CFR Part 242



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Department of the Interior





Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 100



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 Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska--2010-11 
and 2011-12 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations; Subsistence 
Taking of Fish on the Yukon River Regulations; Final Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

36 CFR Part 242

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. FWS-R7-SM-2009-0001; 70101-1261-0000L6]
RIN 1018-AW30


Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska--
2010-11 and 2011-12 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations; 
Subsistence Taking of Fish on the Yukon River Regulations

AGENCIES: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest 
limits, methods, and means related to taking of wildlife for 
subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 regulatory 
years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial 
process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in 
even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish regulations 
in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place 
during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and 
traditional use determinations during the applicable biennial cycle. 
This rulemaking replaces the wildlife taking regulations that expire on 
June 30, 2010. This rule also revises customary and traditional use 
determinations and the regulations defining size limitations for 
gillnet mesh used for harvesting salmon in the Yukon River drainage.

DATES: Sections ----.24(a)(1), ----.25 and ----.26 are effective July 
1, 2010. Section ----.27(i)(3)(xiii)(A) is effective April 1, 2011, 
through March 31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The Board meeting transcripts are available for review at 
the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 
121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or on the Office of Subsistence 
Management Web site (http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/index.cfml).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Peter J. Probasco, Office of 
Subsistence Management; (907) 786-3888 or [email protected]. For 
questions specific to National Forest System lands, contact Steve 
Kessler, Subsistence Program Leader, USDA, Forest Service, Alaska 
Region, (907) 743-9461 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation 
Act (ANILCA) (16 U.S.C. 3111-3126), the Secretary of the Interior and 
the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretaries) jointly implement the 
Federal Subsistence Management Program (Program). This Program grants a 
preference for subsistence uses of fish and wildlife resources on 
Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. The Secretaries first 
published regulations to carry out this program in the Federal Register 
on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). These regulations have subsequently been 
amended several times. Because this Program is a joint effort between 
Interior and Agriculture, these regulations are located in two titles 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Title 36, ``Parks, Forests, 
and Public Property,'' and Title 50, ``Wildlife and Fisheries,'' at 36 
CFR 242.1-28 and 50 CFR 100.1-28, respectively. The regulations contain 
subparts as follows: Subpart A, General Provisions; Subpart B, Program 
Structure; Subpart C, Board Determinations; and Subpart D, Subsistence 
Taking of Fish and Wildlife.

Federal Subsistence Board

    Consistent with subpart B of these regulations, the Secretaries 
established a Federal Subsistence Board to administer the Federal 
Subsistence Management Program. The Board comprises:
     Chair, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with 
concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture;
     Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
     Alaska Regional Director, U.S. National Park Service;
     Alaska State Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management;
     Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; 
and
     Alaska Regional Forester, U.S. Forest Service.
    Through the Board, these agencies participate in the development of 
regulations for subparts A, B, and C, which set forth the basic 
program, and they continue to work together on regularly revising the 
subpart D regulations, which, among other things, set forth specific 
harvest seasons and limits.

Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils

    In administration of the Program, Alaska is divided into 10 
subsistence resource regions, each of which is represented by a 
Regional Advisory Council. The Regional Advisory Councils provide a 
forum for rural residents with personal knowledge of local conditions 
and resources to have a meaningful role in the subsistence management 
of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands in Alaska. The Regional 
Advisory Council members represent diverse geographical, cultural, and 
user interests within each region.
    The Board addresses customary and traditional use determinations 
during the applicable biennial cycle. Section ----.24 (customary and 
traditional use determinations) was originally published in the Federal 
Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The regulations at 36 CFR 242.4 
and 50 CFR 100.4 define ``customary and traditional use'' as ``a long-
established, consistent pattern of use, incorporating beliefs and 
customs which have been transmitted from generation to generation* * * 
.'' Since 1992, the Board has made a number of customary and 
traditional use determinations at the request of affected subsistence 
users. Those modifications, along with some administrative corrections, 
were published in the Federal Register as follows:

                    Modifications to Sec.   ----.24.
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                                                Rule made changes to the
  Federal Register citation        Date of       following provisions of
                                 publication:           ----.24:
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59 FR 27462..................  May 27, 1994...  Wildlife and Fish/
                                                 Shellfish.
59 FR 51855..................  October 13,      Wildlife and Fish/
                                1994.            Shellfish.
60 FR 10317..................  February 24,     Wildlife and Fish/
                                1995.            Shellfish.
61 FR 39698..................  July 30, 1996..  Wildlife and Fish/
                                                 Shellfish.
62 FR 29016..................  May 29, 1997...  Wildlife and Fish/
                                                 Shellfish.
63 FR 35332..................  June 29, 1998..  Wildlife and Fish/
                                                 Shellfish.

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63 FR 46148..................  August 28, 1998  Wildlife and Fish/
                                                 Shellfish.
64 FR 1276...................  January 8, 1999  Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 35776..................  July 1, 1999...  Wildlife.
65 FR 40730..................  June 30, 2000..  Wildlife.
66 FR 10142..................  February 13,     Fish/Shellfish.
                                2001.
66 FR 33744..................  June 25, 2001..  Wildlife.
67 FR 5890...................  February 7,      Fish/Shellfish.
                                2002.
67 FR 43710..................  June 28, 2002..  Wildlife.
68 FR 7276...................  February 12,     Fish/Shellfish.
                                2003.
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Note: The Board met May 20-22, 2003, but did not make any additional
 customary and traditional use determinations.
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69 FR 5018...................  February 3,      Fish/Shellfish.
                                2004.
69 FR 40174..................  July 1, 2004...  Wildlife.
70 FR 13377..................  March 21, 2005.  Fish/Shellfish.
70 FR 36268..................  June 22, 2005..  Wildlife.
71 FR 15569..................  March 29, 2006.  Fish/Shellfish.
71 FR 37642..................  June 30, 2006..  Wildlife.
72 FR 12676..................  March 16, 2007.  Fish/Shellfish.
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Note: The Board met December 11-13, 2007, but did not make any
 additional customary and traditional use determinations.
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72 FR 73426..................  December 27,     Wildlife/Fish.
                                2007.
73 FR 35726..................  June 26, 2008..  Wildlife.
74 FR 14049..................  March 30, 2009.  Fish/Shellfish.
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Current Rule for Wildlife

    The Departments published a proposed rule on May 15, 2009 (74 FR 
22867), to amend the wildlife sections of subparts C and D of 36 CFR 
part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. The proposed rule opened a comment 
period, which closed on November 5, 2009. The Departments advertised 
the proposed rule by mail, radio, and newspaper. During that period, 
the Regional Councils met and, in addition to other Regional Council 
business, received suggestions for proposals from the public. The Board 
received a total of 107 proposals for changes to subparts C and D. 
After the comment period closed, the Board prepared a booklet 
describing the proposals and distributed it to the public. The 
proposals were also available online. The public then had an additional 
30 days in which to comment on the proposals for changes to the 
regulations.
    The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received public 
comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on 
proposals for their respective regions. The Regional Advisory Councils 
had a substantial role in reviewing the proposed rule and making 
recommendations for the final rule. Moreover, a Council Chair, or a 
designated representative, presented each Council's recommendations at 
the Board meeting on May 18-20, 2010. These final regulations reflect 
Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council 
recommendations and public comments. The public received extensive 
opportunity to review and comment on all changes. In section ----
--.24(a)(1) corrections to the spelling of certain village names and an 
updated format have been made, resulting in a more readable document.
    Of the 107 proposals, 38 were on the Board's regular agenda and 69 
were on the consensus agenda. The consensus agenda is made up of 
proposals for which there is agreement among the affected Subsistence 
Regional Advisory Councils, a majority of the Interagency Staff 
Committee voting members, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game 
concerning a proposed regulatory action. Anyone may request that the 
Board remove a proposal from the consensus agenda and place it on the 
non-consensus agenda. The Board votes en masse on the consensus agenda 
after deliberation and action on all other proposals. Of the proposals 
on the consensus agenda, the Board adopted 16, adopted 15 with 
modification, rejected 29, deferred 6, and took no action on 3. 
Analysis and justification for the action taken on each proposal on the 
consensus agenda are available for review at the Office of Subsistence 
Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, Alaska 
99503, or on the Office of Subsistence Management Web site (http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/index.cfml). Of the proposals on the regular agenda, 
the Board adopted 11, adopted 14 with modification, rejected 6, 
deferred 5, and took no action on 2.

Current Rule for Fish

    The Departments published a proposed rule on April 17, 2008 (73 FR 
20887), to amend the fish and shellfish sections of subparts C and D of 
36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. The proposed rule opened a comment 
period, which closed on June 30, 2008. During February and March 2008, 
the Regional Advisory Councils met and received suggestions for 
proposals from the public. The Board received a total of 15 proposals 
for changes to subparts C and D. After the comment period closed, the 
Board prepared a booklet describing the proposals and distributed it to 
the public. The proposals were also available online. The public then 
had an additional 30 days in which to comment on the proposals for 
changes to the regulations.
    The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received public 
comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on 
proposals for their respective regions. The Regional Councils had a 
substantial role in reviewing the proposed rule and making 
recommendations for the final rule. The Board met on January 13-15, 
2009. During that meeting, the Board decided to further defer two 
proposals for the Yukon River that had initially been deferred in July 
2008 to a point in time not to exceed April 2009. The new deferment 
would not go beyond April 2010. This action allowed more time to gather 
additional evidence on the proposals, address the Board's concern

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regarding unnecessary restrictions on subsistence users, and allowed 
time for the Alaska Board of Fisheries to consider similar action. 
After public notice, the Board met again on April 13, 2010, and 
addressed these two proposals. The Board adopted one with modification 
and took no action on the second.

Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Rejected or Deferred by the Board

    The Board rejected, deferred, or took no action on 14 non-consensus 
proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for rejection by one 
or more of the Regional Councils unless noted below.
    The Board continued to defer a proposal, submitted in 2008, to 
remove unit-specific regulations related to the statewide sale of brown 
bear handicrafts made of skin, hide, pelt, or fur and then limit the 
sale of brown bear handicrafts made of claws, bones, teeth, sinew, or 
skulls to occur only between Federally qualified subsistence users. 
This deferment will allow the Federal-State workgroup, which includes 
Regional Advisory Council representatives, to complete its work.
    The Board rejected a proposal to restrict the taking of deer in 
parts of Unit 4 to residents of Hoonah based on concerns that it would 
be detrimental to the satisfaction of rural subsistence needs and it 
was not supported by substantial evidence since measures are already in 
place that address the concerns during the deer population recovery. 
This action was contrary to the Council recommendation.
    The Board took no action on a proposal for moose in Unit 13E based 
on a request from the proponent to withdraw the proposal.
    The Board rejected a proposal to add black bears to the species 
list for furbearers in Units 12, 20, and 25. This proposal was found to 
violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation. This action was 
contrary to one of the two Council recommendations.
    The Board rejected a proposal that would have required that moose 
meat remain on the bone until the meat was removed from the field in 
Unit 25. This proposal was found unnecessarily restrictive and 
therefore detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. This 
action was contrary to the Council recommendation.
    The Board rejected a proposal to exclude residents of Fort Greely 
from the customary and traditional use determinations for caribou and 
moose based on concerns that it was not supported by substantial 
evidence and would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence 
needs for some users. This action was contrary to the Council 
recommendation.
    The Board deferred a proposal to increase the harvest limit for 
brown bears in Unit 25. This action was taken to allow a workgroup time 
to develop conservation plans, and then to address this proposal and 
provide recommendations that could align Federal and State regulations. 
This deferral would not extend past the next wildlife cycle. The 
Board's intent is to take action on this proposal when the workgroup 
completes its recommendation.
    The Board deferred a proposal to increase the harvest limit for 
black bears in Unit 25. This action was taken to allow time for an 
ongoing study to address black bear population density in the area. The 
Board will address this action following completion of the study.
    The Board rejected a proposal to rescind the delegated authority 
given to a field office manager and to decrease the harvest limit for 
caribou in Unit 13. This proposal would have been unnecessarily 
restrictive to subsistence users and would remove management 
flexibility to address conservation concerns.
    The Board rejected a proposal to adjust the harvest limit and 
shorten the season for moose in Unit 13. This proposal would have been 
unnecessarily restrictive to subsistence users.
    The Board deferred a proposal to establish a joint Federal-State 
hunt for Chisana caribou in Unit 12. This action was taken to allow 
time for the final management plan to be completed for the Chisana 
caribou herd, as well as to address concerns that were raised by the 
public during review of the proposal.
    The Board deferred a proposal to recognize customary and 
traditional uses of moose for Unit 19A residents of Aniak, Chuathbaluk, 
Kalskag, and Lower Kalskag in a portion Unit 21E to allow a workgroup 
to be established to address subsistence users' concerns.
    The Board took no action on a proposal that would have reduced the 
depth of gillnets used to harvest salmon in the Yukon River drainage 
based on a lack of substantial evidence. This action was different than 
one of the four Council recommendations; that Council's recommendation 
was to oppose the proposal.

Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Adopted by the Board

    The Board adopted or adopted with modification 36 non-consensus 
proposals. Modifications were suggested by the affected Regional 
Council(s), developed during the analysis process, or developed during 
the Board's public deliberations. All of the adopted proposals were 
recommended for adoption by at least one of the Regional Councils 
unless noted below.

Statewide

    The Board adopted four proposals which do not affect wildlife 
populations, but clarify existing regulations or simplify regulations 
by use of delegation of authority letters.

Southeast Alaska

    The Board adopted two proposals, one with modification to delegate 
in-season management authority for wildlife on a species-by-species 
basis, by letter, to the same managers as presently identified in 
regulation. This action simplifies current regulations.
    The Board adopted a proposal to close marten trapping in the Kuiu 
Island portion of Unit 3 based on conservation concerns. The season 
will reopen for Federally qualified users on July 1, 2012.
    The Board adopted a proposal to recognize customary and traditional 
uses of moose for residents of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Unit 1C based 
on the eight factors for determining customary and traditional use, and 
took no action on a similar proposal based on this action.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to shorten the 
wolverine trapping season in five units based on conservation concerns.

Southcentral Alaska

    The Board adopted two proposals to recognize customary and 
traditional uses of caribou and moose for residents of Hope and Sunrise 
in Unit 7 based on the eight factors for determining customary and 
traditional use, and established a caribou season by Federal 
registration permit to allow opportunity for subsistence users.
    The Board adopted a proposal to independently manage the wolverine 
trapping and lynx seasons in Unit 11 based on its benefit to 
subsistence users and a stable wolverine population.

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

    The Board adopted a proposal with modification, to limit the pool 
of eligible users for moose on the Kuskokwim River segment of Unit 18, 
based on an ANILCA 804 analysis.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to increase the 
harvest limit and length of season for moose in Unit 18, thereby 
providing additional

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opportunity for subsistence users in the lower Yukon areas of Unit 18. 
This action was based on a healthy moose population.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to allow the take of 
moose from a boat under power in a portion of Unit 18 based on current 
practices of subsistence users in that area.

Western Interior

    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to adjust the 
harvest seasons and limits for moose in Unit 24B to provide opportunity 
for subsistence users and to align with Alaska Board of Game action.
    The Board adopted a proposal to shift the season for moose and 
align Federal and State seasons in portions of Units 21D, 24C, and 24D 
and to establish ``to be announced'' seasons to allow additional 
opportunity for subsistence users while addressing conservation 
concerns.

Seward Peninsula

    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to lift the closure 
to harvest coyotes in Unit 22. This allows individuals the opportunity 
to hunt and trap under State regulations.
    The Board adopted a proposal to include Unit 22 in the existing 
regulations that allow the use of brown bear parts to make handicrafts 
for sale. This allows for increased utilization of brown bears 
harvested by subsistence users.
    The Board adopted a proposal to allow the harvest of up to three 
musk oxen and one moose during regularly established seasons in Unit 
22E for the Kingikmiut Dance Festival based on its benefit to 
subsistence users.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to lengthen the 
season for moose in Unit 22A to provide additional harvest opportunity 
for subsistence users.

Eastern Interior

    The Board adopted a proposal to lengthen the moose season in Unit 
25C to match the seasons in adjoining units. This provides additional 
harvest opportunity to subsistence users.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to lengthen the 
season for moose in Unit 25D; this action provides additional harvest 
opportunity for subsistence users.
    The Board adopted a proposal to decrease the harvest limit and 
adjust the season for wolves in Unit 20C, that portion within Denali 
National Park and Preserve. This action was requested by subsistence 
users and is not likely to be detrimental to the satisfaction of 
subsistence needs.

Multi-Region

    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to increase the 
length of the winter season and to require a Federal permit for moose 
in Unit 21E. This action provides additional harvest opportunity for 
subsistence users.

Yukon River

    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to limit the size of 
gillnet stretch mesh used to harvest salmon in the Yukon River 
drainage. This action was based on conservation concerns and will 
become effective in 2011 to match a phase-in period adopted by the 
Alaska Board of Fisheries. This action was contrary to two of the four 
Council recommendations.
    These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of 
Regional Council recommendations and public comments. Because this rule 
concerns public lands managed by an agency or agencies in both the 
Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, identical text will be 
incorporated into 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100.

Conformance with Statutory and Regulatory Authorities

Administrative Procedure Act Compliance

    The Board has provided extensive opportunity for public input and 
involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act 
requirements, including publishing a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register, participation in multiple Regional Council meetings, 
additional public review and comment on all proposals for regulatory 
change, and opportunity for additional public comment during the Board 
meeting prior to deliberation. Additionally, an administrative 
mechanism exists (and has been used by the public) to request 
reconsideration of the Board's decision on any particular proposal for 
regulatory change (36 CFR 242.20 and 50 CFR 100.20). Therefore, the 
Board believes that sufficient public notice and opportunity for 
involvement have been given to affected persons regarding Board 
decisions.
    In the more than 20 years the Program has been operating, no 
benefit to the public has been demonstrated by delaying the effective 
date of the subsistence regulations. A lapse in regulatory control 
could affect the continued viability of fish or wildlife populations 
and future subsistence opportunities for rural Alaskans, and would 
generally fail to serve the overall public interest. Therefore, the 
Board finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make this rule 
effective upon the date set forth in DATES to ensure continued 
operation of the subsistence program.

National Environmental Policy Act Compliance

    A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for developing a 
Federal Subsistence Management Program was distributed for public 
comment on October 7, 1991. That document described the major issues 
associated with Federal subsistence management as identified through 
public meetings, written comments, and staff analyses and examined the 
environmental consequences of four alternatives. Proposed regulations 
(subparts A, B, and C) that would implement the preferred alternative 
were included in the DEIS as an appendix. The DEIS and the proposed 
administrative regulations presented a framework for a regulatory cycle 
regarding subsistence hunting and fishing regulations (subpart D). The 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published on February 
28, 1992.
    Based on the public comments received, the analysis contained in 
the FEIS, and the recommendations of the Federal Subsistence Board and 
the Department of the Interior's Subsistence Policy Group, the 
Secretary of the Interior, with the concurrence of the Secretary of 
Agriculture, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, 
implemented Alternative IV as identified in the DEIS and FEIS (Record 
of Decision on Subsistence Management for Federal Public Lands in 
Alaska (ROD), signed April 6, 1992). The DEIS and the selected 
alternative in the FEIS defined the administrative framework of a 
regulatory cycle for subsistence hunting and fishing regulations. The 
final rule for subsistence management regulations for public lands in 
Alaska, subparts A, B, and C, implemented the Federal Subsistence 
Management Program and included a framework for a regulatory cycle for 
the subsistence taking of wildlife and fish. The following Federal 
Register documents pertain to this rulemaking:

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 Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subparts A, B, and C: Federal Register Documents
                                          Pertaining to the Final Rule
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     Federal Register citation       Date of publication          Category                    Details
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57 FR 22940.......................  May 29, 1992.........  Final Rule...........  ``Subsistence Management
                                                                                   Regulations for Public Lands
                                                                                   in Alaska; Final Rule'' was
                                                                                   published in the Federal
                                                                                   Register.
64 FR 1276........................  January 8, 1999......  Final Rule...........  Amended the regulations to
                                                                                   include subsistence
                                                                                   activities occurring on
                                                                                   inland navigable waters in
                                                                                   which the United States has a
                                                                                   reserved water right and to
                                                                                   identify specific Federal
                                                                                   land units where reserved
                                                                                   water rights exist. Extended
                                                                                   the Federal Subsistence
                                                                                   Board's management to all
                                                                                   Federal lands selected under
                                                                                   the Alaska Native Claims
                                                                                   Settlement Act and the Alaska
                                                                                   Statehood Act and situated
                                                                                   within the boundaries of a
                                                                                   Conservation System Unit,
                                                                                   National Recreation Area,
                                                                                   National Conservation Area,
                                                                                   or any new national forest or
                                                                                   forest addition, until
                                                                                   conveyed to the State of
                                                                                   Alaska or to an Alaska Native
                                                                                   Corporation. Specified and
                                                                                   clarified the Secretaries'
                                                                                   authority to determine when
                                                                                   hunting, fishing, or trapping
                                                                                   activities taking place in
                                                                                   Alaska off the public lands
                                                                                   interfere with the
                                                                                   subsistence priority.
66 FR 31533.......................  June 12, 2001........  Interim Rule.........  Expanded the authority that
                                                                                   the Board may delegate to
                                                                                   agency field officials and
                                                                                   clarified the procedures for
                                                                                   enacting emergency or
                                                                                   temporary restrictions,
                                                                                   closures, or openings.
67 FR 30559.......................  May 7, 2002..........  Final Rule...........  Amended the operating
                                                                                   regulations in response to
                                                                                   comments on the June 12,
                                                                                   2001, interim rule. Also
                                                                                   corrected some inadvertent
                                                                                   errors and oversights of
                                                                                   previous rules.
68 FR 7703........................  February 18, 2003....  Direct Final Rule....  Clarified how old a person
                                                                                   must be to receive certain
                                                                                   subsistence use permits and
                                                                                   removed the requirement that
                                                                                   Regional Councils must have
                                                                                   an odd number of members.
68 FR 23035.......................  April 30, 2003.......  Affirmation of Direct  Because no adverse comments
                                                            Final Rule.            were received on the direct
                                                                                   final rule (67 FR 30559), the
                                                                                   direct final rule was
                                                                                   adopted.
69 FR 60957.......................  October 14, 2004.....  Final Rule...........  Clarified the membership
                                                                                   qualifications for Regional
                                                                                   Advisory Council membership
                                                                                   and relocated the definition
                                                                                   of ``regulatory year'' from
                                                                                   subpart A to subpart D of the
                                                                                   regulations.
70 FR 76400.......................  December 27, 2005....  Final Rule...........  Revised jurisdiction in marine
                                                                                   waters and clarified
                                                                                   jurisdiction relative to
                                                                                   military lands.
71 FR 49997.......................  August 24, 2006......  Final Rule...........  Revised the jurisdiction of
                                                                                   the subsistence program by
                                                                                   adding submerged lands and
                                                                                   waters in the area of
                                                                                   Makhnati Island, near Sitka,
                                                                                   AK. This allowed subsistence
                                                                                   users to harvest marine
                                                                                   resources in this area under
                                                                                   seasons, harvest limits, and
                                                                                   methods specified in the
                                                                                   regulations.
72 FR 25688.......................  May 7, 2007..........  Final Rule...........  Revised nonrural
                                                                                   determinations.
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    An environmental assessment was prepared in 1997 on the expansion 
of Federal jurisdiction over fisheries and is available from the office 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The Secretary of the 
Interior with the concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture 
determined that the expansion of Federal jurisdiction did not 
constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the human 
environment and, therefore, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact.

Section 810 of ANILCA

    An ANILCA Section 810 analysis was completed as part of the FEIS 
process on the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The intent of 
all Federal subsistence regulations is to accord subsistence uses of 
fish and wildlife on public lands a priority over the taking of fish 
and wildlife on such lands for other purposes, unless restriction is 
necessary to conserve healthy fish and wildlife populations. The final 
section 810 analysis determination appeared in the April 6, 1992, ROD 
and concluded that the Program, under Alternative IV with an annual 
process for setting subsistence regulations, may have some local 
impacts on subsistence uses, but will not likely restrict subsistence 
uses significantly.
    During the subsequent environmental assessment process for 
extending fisheries jurisdiction, an evaluation of the effects of this 
rule was conducted in accordance with section 810. That evaluation also 
supported the Secretaries' determination that the rule will not reach 
the ``may significantly restrict'' threshold that would require notice 
and hearings under ANILCA section 810(a).

Paperwork Reduction Act

    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. This 
proposed rule does not contain any new collections of information that 
require OMB approval. OMB has reviewed and approved the following 
collections of information associated with the subsistence regulations 
at 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100: Subsistence hunting and fishing 
applications, permits, and reports, Federal Subsistence Regional 
Advisory Council Membership Application/Nomination and Interview Forms 
(OMB Control No. 1018-0075 expires January 31, 2013).

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order 12866)

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has determined that this 
rule is not significant and has not reviewed this rule under Executive 
Order 12866. OMB bases its determination upon the following four 
criteria:
    (a) Whether the rule will have an annual effect of $100 million or 
more on the economy or adversely affect an

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economic sector, productivity, jobs, the environment, or other units of 
the government.
    (b) Whether the rule will create inconsistencies with other 
agencies' actions.
    (c) Whether the rule will materially affect entitlements, grants, 
user fees, loan programs, or the rights and obligations of their 
recipients.
    (d) Whether the rule raises novel legal or policy issues.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
requires preparation of flexibility analyses for rules that will have a 
significant effect on a substantial number of small entities, which 
include small businesses, organizations, or governmental jurisdictions. 
In general, the resources to be harvested under this rule are already 
being harvested and consumed by the local harvester and do not result 
in an additional dollar benefit to the economy. However, we estimate 
that two million pounds of meat are harvested by subsistence users 
annually and, if given an estimated dollar value of $3.00 per pound, 
this amount would equate to about $6 million in food value statewide. 
Based upon the amounts and values cited above, the Departments certify 
that this rulemaking will not have a significant economic effect on a 
substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    Under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (5 
U.S.C. 801 et seq.), this rule is not a major rule. It does not have an 
effect on the economy of $100 million or more, will not cause a major 
increase in costs or prices for consumers, and does not have 
significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, 
productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to 
compete with foreign-based enterprises.

Executive Order 12630

    Title VIII of ANILCA requires the Secretaries to administer a 
subsistence priority on public lands. The scope of this Program is 
limited by definition to certain public lands. Likewise, these 
regulations have no potential takings of private property implications 
as defined by Executive Order 12630.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Secretaries have determined and certify pursuant to the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 2 U.S.C. 1502 et seq., that this 
rulemaking will not impose a cost of $100 million or more in any given 
year on local or State governments or private entities. The 
implementation of this rule is by Federal agencies and there is no cost 
imposed on any State or local entities or tribal governments.

Executive Order 12988

    The Secretaries have determined that these regulations meet the 
applicable standards provided in Sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive 
Order 12988, regarding civil justice reform.

Executive Order 13132

    In accordance with Executive Order 13132, the rule does not have 
sufficient Federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a 
Federalism Assessment. Title VIII of ANILCA precludes the State from 
exercising subsistence management authority over fish and wildlife 
resources on Federal lands unless it meets certain requirements.

Executive Order 13175

    The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act does not 
specifically provide rights to tribes for the subsistence taking of 
wildlife, fish, and shellfish. However, the Secretaries have elected to 
provide tribes an opportunity to consult on this rule. The Board 
provided a variety of opportunities for consultation through: Proposing 
changes to the existing rule; commenting on proposed changes to the 
existing rule; engaging in dialogue at the Regional Advisory Council 
meetings; engaging in dialogue at the Board's meetings; and providing 
input in person, by mail, e-mail, or phone at any time during the 
rulemaking process.

Executive Order 13211

    This Executive Order requires agencies to prepare Statements of 
Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. However, this rule is 
not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 13211, affecting energy 
supply, distribution, or use, and no Statement of Energy Effects is 
required.

Drafting Information

    Theo Matuskowitz drafted these regulations under the guidance of 
Peter J. Probasco of the Office of Subsistence Management, Alaska 
Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. 
Additional assistance was provided by
     Daniel Sharp, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land 
Management;
     Sandy Rabinowitch and Nancy Swanton, Alaska Regional 
Office, National Park Service;
     Dr. Glenn Chen and Patricia Petrivelli, Alaska Regional 
Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs;
     Jerry Berg, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service; and
     Steve Kessler, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Forest 
Service.

List of Subjects

36 CFR Part 242

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National 
forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 100

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National 
forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Wildlife.

Regulation Promulgation

0
For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Federal Subsistence Board 
amends title 36, part 242, and title 50, part 100, of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, as set forth below.

PART------SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN 
ALASKA

0
1. The authority citation for both 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100 
continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3, 472, 551, 668dd, 3101-3126; 18 U.S.C. 
3551-3586; 43 U.S.C. 1733.

Subpart C--Board Determinations

0
2. In subpart C of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, Sec.  --
--.24(a)(1) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  ----.24  Customary and traditional use determinations.

    (a) * * *
    (1) Wildlife determinations. The rural Alaska residents of the 
listed communities and areas have a customary and traditional use of 
the specified species on Federal public lands within the listed areas:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Area                    Species           Determination
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unit 1C.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1C,
                                                    1D, 3, Hoonah,
                                                    Pelican, Point
                                                    Baker, Sitka, and
                                                    Tenakee Springs.

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Unit 1A.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1A,
                                                    except no
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    residents of Hyder.
Unit 1B.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1A,
                                                    Petersburg, and
                                                    Wrangell, except no
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    residents of Hyder.
Unit 1C.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1C,
                                                    Haines, Hoonah,
                                                    Kake, Klukwan,
                                                    Skagway, and
                                                    Wrangell, except no
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    residents of
                                                    Gustavus.
Unit 1D.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of ID.
Unit 1A.......................  Deer.............  Residents of Units 1A
                                                    and 2.
Unit 1B.......................  Deer.............  Residents of Units
                                                    1A, 1B, 2, and 3.
Unit 1C.......................  Deer.............  Residents of 1C, 1D,
                                                    Hoonah, Kake, and
                                                    Petersburg.
Unit 1D.......................  Deer.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 1B.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Units 1B
                                                    and 3.
Unit 1C.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Haines,
                                                    Kake, Klukwan,
                                                    Petersburg, and
                                                    Hoonah.
Unit 1B.......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 1,
                                                    2, 3, and 4.
Unit 1C.......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 1,
                                                    2, 3, 4, and 5.
Unit 1D.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 1D.
Unit 2........................  Deer.............  Residents of Unit 1A,
                                                    2, and 3.
Unit 3........................  Deer.............  Residents of Unit 1B,
                                                    3, Port Alexander,
                                                    Port Protection, Pt.
                                                    Baker, and Meyer's
                                                    Chuck.
Unit 3, Wrangell and Mitkof     Moose............  Residents of Units
 Islands.                                           1B, 2, and 3.
Unit 4........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 4
                                                    and Kake.
Unit 4........................  Deer.............  Residents of Unit 4,
                                                    Kake, Gustavus,
                                                    Haines, Petersburg,
                                                    Pt. Baker, Klukwan,
                                                    Port Protection,
                                                    Wrangell, and
                                                    Yakutat.
Unit 4........................  Goat.............  Residents of Sitka,
                                                    Hoonah, Tenakee,
                                                    Pelican, Funter Bay,
                                                    Angoon, Port
                                                    Alexander, and Elfin
                                                    Cove.
Unit 5........................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Yakutat.
Unit 5........................  Deer.............  Residents of Yakutat.
Unit 5........................  Goat.............  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5........................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5........................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 6A.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Yakutat
                                                    and Unit 6C and 6D,
                                                    except no
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    Whittier.
Unit 6, remainder.............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 6C
                                                    and 6D, except no
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    Whittier.
Unit 6........................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 6A.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Unit 5A
                                                    and 6C, Chenega Bay,
                                                    and Tatitlek.
Unit 6C and Unit 6D...........  Goat.............  Residents of Unit 6C
                                                    and D.
Unit 6A.......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6A, 6B and 6C.
Unit 6B and Unit 6C...........  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    6A, 6B and 6C.
Unit 6D.......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 6A.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6, 9, 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island only), 11-13
                                                    and the residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 6, remainder.............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11- 13 and
                                                    the residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 7........................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 7........................  Caribou..........  Residents of Hope.
Unit 7, Brown Mountain hunt     Goat.............  Residents of Port
 area.                                              Graham and Nanwalek.
Unit 7, that portion draining   Moose............  Residents of Chenega
 into Kings Bay.                                    Bay, Cooper Landing,
                                                    Hope, and Tatitlek.
Unit 7, remainder.............  Moose............  Residents of Cooper
                                                    Landing and Hope.
Unit 7........................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 7........................  Ruffed Grouse....  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 8........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Old
                                                    Harbor, Akhiok,
                                                    Larsen Bay, Karluk,
                                                    Ouzinkie, and Port
                                                    Lions.
Unit 8........................  Deer.............  Residents of Unit 8.
Unit 8........................  Elk..............  Residents of Unit 8.
Unit 8........................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 9D.......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 9A and 9B................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units
                                                    9A, 9B, 17A, 17B,
                                                    and 17C.
Unit 9A.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Pedro
                                                    Bay.
Unit 9B.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9B.
Unit 9C.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9C,
                                                    Igiugig, Kakhonak,
                                                    and Levelock.
Unit 9D.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9D
                                                    and 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island).
Unit 9E.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Chignik,
                                                    Chignik Lagoon,
                                                    Chignik Lake,
                                                    Egegik, Ivanof Bay,
                                                    Perryville, Pilot
                                                    Point, Ugashik, and
                                                    Port Heiden/Meshik.
Unit 9A and Unit 9B...........  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 9B,
                                                    9C, and 17.
Unit 9C.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    9B,9C, 17, and
                                                    Egegik.
Unit 9D.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 9D,
                                                    Akutan, and False
                                                    Pass.

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Unit 9E.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 9B,
                                                    9C, 9E, 17, Nelson
                                                    Lagoon and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C and   Moose............  Residents of Unit 9A,
 Unit 9E.                                           9B, 9C, and 9E.
Unit 9D.......................  Moose............  Residents of Cold
                                                    Bay, False Pass,
                                                    King Cove, Nelson
                                                    Lagoon, and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 9B.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Iliamna,
                                                    Newhalen, Nondalton,
                                                    Pedro Bay, Port
                                                    Alsworth, and
                                                    residents of Lake
                                                    Clark National Park
                                                    and Preserve within
                                                    Unit 9B.
Unit 9, remainder.............  Sheep............  No determination.
Unit 9........................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 9A, Unit B, Unit C, &      Beaver...........  Residents of Units
 Unit E.                                            9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and
                                                    17.
Unit 10 Unimak Island.........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 9D
                                                    and 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island).
Unit 10 Unimak Island.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Akutan,
                                                    False Pass, King
                                                    Cove, and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 10, remainder............  Caribou..........  No determination.
Unit 10.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 11.......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Black Bear.......  Residents of
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna Road
                                                    (mileposts 25-46),
                                                    Slana, Tazlina, Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road
                                                    (mileposts 79-110),
                                                    Tonsina, and Units
                                                    11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Brown Bear.......  Residents of
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna Road
                                                    (mileposts 25-46),
                                                    Slana, Tazlina, Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road
                                                    (mileposts 79-110),
                                                    Tonsina, and Units
                                                    11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
 River.                                             12, 13A-D,
                                                    Chickaloon, Healy
                                                    Lake, and Dot Lake.
Unit 11, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    13A-D, and
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 11.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    Chitina,
                                                    Chistochina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Mentasta Lake,
                                                    Slana, Tazlina,
                                                    Tonsina, and Dot
                                                    Lake.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Moose............  Residents of Unit 11,
 River.                                             12, 13A-D,
                                                    Chickaloon, Healy
                                                    Lake, and Dot Lake.
Unit 11, remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    13A-D, and
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Sheep............  Residents of Unit 12,
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Dot Lake,
                                                    Gakona, Glennallen,
                                                    Gulkana, Healy Lake,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    McCarthy/South
                                                    Wrangell/South Park,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    residents along the
                                                    Nabesna Road--
                                                    Milepost 0-46
                                                    (Nabesna Road), and
                                                    residents along the
                                                    McCarthy Road--
                                                    Milepost 0-62
                                                    (McCarthy Road).
Unit 11, remainder............  Sheep............  Residents of Chisana,
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    McCarthy/South
                                                    Wrangell/South Park,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    residents along the
                                                    Tok Cutoff--Milepost
                                                    79-110 (Mentasta
                                                    Pass), residents
                                                    along the Nabesna
                                                    Road--Milepost 0-46
                                                    (Nabesna Road), and
                                                    residents along the
                                                    McCarthy Road--
                                                    Milepost 0-62
                                                    (McCarthy Road).
Unit 11.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 11.......................  Grouse (Spruce,    Residents of Units
                                 Blue, Ruffed and   11, 12, 13 and the
                                 Sharp-tailed).     residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, Unit 15,
                                                    16, 20D, 22 and 23.
Unit 11.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 12, 13 and the
                                 tailed).           residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22 and 23.
Unit 12.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    Dot Lake,
                                                    Chistochina, Gakona,
                                                    Mentasta Lake, and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 12.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    Dot Lake, Healy
                                                    Lake, and Mentasta
                                                    Lake.
Unit 12, that portion within    Moose............  Residents of Unit
 the Tetlin National Wildlife                       12C, 13C, Dot Lake,
 Refuge and those lands within                      Healy Lake.
 the Wrangell-St. Elias
 National Preserve north and
 east of a line formed by the
 Pickerel Lake Winter Trail
 from the Canadian border to
 Pickerel Lake.

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Unit 12, that portion east of   Moose............  Residents of Unit 12,
 the Nabesna River and Nabesna                      13C, and Healy Lake.
 Glacier, and south of the
 Winter Trail running
 southeast from Pickerel Lake
 to the Canadian border.
Unit 12, remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 11
                                                    north of 62nd
                                                    parallel, Unit 12,
                                                    13A-D and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, Dot
                                                    Lake, and Healy
                                                    Lake.
Unit 12.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    Chistochina, Dot
                                                    Lake, Healy Lake,
                                                    and Mentasta Lake.
Unit 12.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 13.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 13
                                                    and Slana.
Unit 13B......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road and Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road,
                                                    mileposts 79-110),
                                                    13 residents of Unit
                                                    20D except Fort
                                                    Greely, and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 13C......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road and Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road,
                                                    mileposts 79-110),
                                                    13 Chickaloon, Dot
                                                    Lake and Healy Lake.
Unit 13A and Unit 13D.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road) 13,
                                                    and the residents of
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 13E......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road) 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, McKinley
                                                    Village, and the
                                                    area along the Parks
                                                    Highway between
                                                    mileposts 216 and
                                                    239 (except no
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    residents of Denali
                                                    National Park
                                                    headquarters).
Unit 13D......................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 13A and Unit 13D.........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 13B......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 13,
                                                    20D except for Fort
                                                    Greely, and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 13C......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    13 and the residents
                                                    of Chickaloon, Healy
                                                    Lake Dot Lake and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 13E......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, McKinley
                                                    Village, Slana, and
                                                    the area along the
                                                    Parks Highway
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239 (except
                                                    no subsistence for
                                                    residents of Denali
                                                    National Park
                                                    headquarters).
Unit 13D......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 13.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 13.......................  Grouse (Spruce,    Residents of Unit 11,
                                 Blue, Ruffed &     13 and the residents
                                 Sharp-tailed).     of Chickaloon, 15,
                                                    16, 20D, 22 & 23.
Unit 13.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Unit 11,
                                 Willow and White-  13 and the residents
                                 tailed).           of Chickaloon, 15,
                                                    16, 20D, 22 & 23.
Unit 14C......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14.......................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14.......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14A and Unit 14C.........  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 15A and Unit 15B.........  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik.
Unit 15C......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik, Port
                                                    Graham, and
                                                    Nanwalek.
Unit 15C......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik.
Unit 15, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Residents of Units 15A and      Moose............  Residents of Cooper
 Unit 15B.                                          Landing, Ninilchik,
                                                    Nanwalek, Port
                                                    Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15C......................  Moose............  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik, Nanwalek,
                                                    Port Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15.......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 15.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Unit 15.
                                 Willow and White-
                                 tailed).
Unit 15.......................  Grouse (Spruce)..  Residents of Unit 15.
Unit 15.......................  Grouce (Ruffed)..  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16B......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    16B.
Unit 16.......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16A......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16B......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    16B.
Unit 16.......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 16.......................  Grouce (Spruce     Residents of Unit 11,
                                 and Ruffed).       13 and the residents
                                                    of Chickaloon, 15,
                                                    16, 20D, 22 & 23.
Unit 16.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Unit 11,
                                 Willow and White-  13 and the residents
                                 tailed).           of Chickaloon, 15,
                                                    16, 20D, 22 & 23.
Unit 17A and that portion of    Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9A
 17B draining into Nuyakuk                          and B, 17, Akiak,
 Lake and Tikchik Lake.                             and Akiachak.
Unit 17, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9A
                                                    and B, and 17.

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Unit 17A and 17B, those         Brown Bear.......  Residents of
 portions north and west of a                       Kwethluk.
 line beginning from the Unit
 18 boundary at the northwest
 end of Nenevok Lake, to the
 southern point of upper
 Togiak Lake, and northeast to
 the northern point of Nuyakuk
 Lake, northeast to the point
 where the Unit 17 boundary
 intersects the Shotgun Hills.
Unit 17A, remainder...........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 17,
                                                    Akiak, Akiachak,
                                                    Goodnews Bay, and
                                                    Platinum.
Unit 17B, that portion          Brown Bear.......  Residents of Akiak
 draining into Nuyakuk Lake                         and Akiachak.
 and Tikchik Lake.
Unit 17B and Unit 17C.........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 17.
Unit 17A, that portion west of  Caribou..........  Residents of Goodnews
 the Izavieknik River, Upper                        Bay, Platinum,
 Togiak Lake, Togiak Lake, and                      Quinhagak, Eek,
 the main course of the Togiak                      Tuntutuliak, and
 River.                                             Napakiak.
Unit 17A, that portion north    Caribou..........  Residents of Akiak,
 of Togiak Lake that includes                       Akiachak, and
 Izavieknik River drainages.                        Tuluksak.
Unit 17A and 17B, those         Caribou..........  Residents of
 portions north and west of a                       Kwethluk.
 line beginning from the Unit
 18 boundary at the northwest
 end of Nenevok Lake, to the
 southern point of upper
 Togiak Lake, and northeast to
 the northern point of Nuyakuk
 Lake, northeast of the point
 where the Unit 17 boundary
 intersects the Shotgun Hills.
Unit 17B, that portionof        Caribou..........  Residents of Bethel,
 Togiak and National Wildlife                       Goodnews Bay,
 Refuge within Unit 17B.                            Platinum, Quinhagak,
                                                    Eek, Akiak,
                                                    Akiachak, Tuluksak,
                                                    Tuntutuliak, and
                                                    Napakiak.
Unit 17, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 9B,
                                                    17, Lime Village,
                                                    and Stony River.
Unit 17A and 17B, those         Moose............  Residents of
 portions north and west of a                       Kwethluk.
 line beginning from the Unit
 18 boundary at the northwest
 end of Nenevok Lake, to the
 southern point of upper
 Togiak Lake, and northeast to
 the northern point of Nuyakuk
 Lake, northeast of the point
 where the Unit 17 boundary
 intersects the Shotgun Hills.
Unit 17A, that portion north    Moose............  Residents of Akiak,
 of Togiak Lake that includes                       Akiachak.
 Izavieknik River drainages.
Unit 17A, remainder...........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
                                                    Goodnews Bay and
                                                    Platinum; however,
                                                    no subsistence for
                                                    residents of
                                                    Akiachak, Akiak and
                                                    Quinhagak.
Unit 17B, that portion within   Moose............  Residents of Akiak,
 the Togiak National Wildlife                       Akiachak.
 Refuge.
Unit 17B, remainder and Unit    Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
 17C.                                               Nondalton, Levelock,
                                                    Goodnews Bay, and
                                                    Platinum.
Unit 17.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 17.......................  Beaver...........  Residents of Units
                                                    9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and
                                                    17.
Unit 18.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 18,
                                                    Unit 19A living
                                                    downstream of the
                                                    Holokuk River, Holy
                                                    Cross, Stebbins, St.
                                                    Michael, Twin Hills,
                                                    and Togiak.
Unit 18.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Akiachak, Akiak,
                                                    Eek, Goodnews Bay,
                                                    Kwethluk, Mt.
                                                    Village, Napaskiak,
                                                    Platinum, Quinhagak,
                                                    St. Marys, and
                                                    Tuluksak.
Unit 18.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 18,
                                                    Manokotak, Stebbins,
                                                    St. Michael, Togiak,
                                                    Twin Hills, and
                                                    Upper Kalskag.
Unit 18, that portion of the    Moose............  Residents of Unit 18,
 Yukon River drainage upstream                      Upper Kalskag,
 of Russian Mission and that                        Aniak, and
 portion of the Kuskokwim                           Chuathbaluk.
 River drainage upstream of,
 but not including, the
 Tuluksak River drainage.
Unit 18, that portion north of  Moose............  Residents of Unit 18,
 a line from Cape Romanzof to                       St. Michael,
 Kusilvak Mountain to Mountain                      Stebbins, and Upper
 Village, and all drainages                         Kalskag.
 north of the Yukon River
 downstream from Marshall.
Unit 18, remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 18
                                                    and Upper Kalskag.
Unit 18.......................  Musk ox..........  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 18.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 19C and Unit 19D.........  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 19A and Unit 9B..........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 19
                                                    and 18 within the
                                                    Kuskokwim River
                                                    drainage upstream
                                                    from, and including,
                                                    the Johnson River.
Unit 19C......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 19D......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units
                                                    19A and D, Tuluksak
                                                    and Lower Kalskag.

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Unit 19A and Unit 19B.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    19A and 19B, Unit 18
                                                    within the Kuskokwim
                                                    River drainage
                                                    upstream from, and
                                                    including, the
                                                    Johnson River, and
                                                    residents of St.
                                                    Marys, Marshall,
                                                    Pilot Station,
                                                    Russian Mission.
Unit 19C......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    19C, Lime Village,
                                                    McGrath, Nikolai,
                                                    and Telida.
Unit 19D......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    19D, Lime Village,
                                                    Sleetmute, and Stony
                                                    River.
Unit 19A and Unit 19B.........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 18
                                                    within Kuskokwim
                                                    River drainage
                                                    upstream from and
                                                    including the
                                                    Johnson River, and
                                                    residents of Unit
                                                    19.
Unit 19B, west of the           Moose............  Residents of Eek and
 Kogrukluk River.                                   Quinhagak.
Unit 19C......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 19.
Unit 19D......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 19
                                                    and Lake Minchumina.
Unit 19.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 20D......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 20F......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Manley.
Unit 20E......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 12
                                                    and Dot Lake.
Unit 20F......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Manley.
Unit 20A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of
                                                    Cantwell, Nenana,
                                                    and those domiciled
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239 of the
                                                    Parks Highway. No
                                                    subsistence priority
                                                    for residents of
                                                    households of the
                                                    Denali National Park
                                                    Headquarters.
Unit 20B......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    20B, Nenana, and
                                                    Tanana.
Unit 20C......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 20C
                                                    living east of the
                                                    Teklanika River,
                                                    residents of
                                                    Cantwell, Lake
                                                    Minchumina, Manley
                                                    Hot Springs, Minto,
                                                    Nenana, Nikolai,
                                                    Tanana, Telida, and
                                                    those domiciled
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239 of the
                                                    Parks Highway and
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    300 and 309. No
                                                    subsistence priority
                                                    for residents of
                                                    households of the
                                                    Denali National Park
                                                    Headquarters.
Unit 20D and Unit 20E.........  Caribou..........  Residents of 20D,
                                                    20E, and Unit 12
                                                    north of the
                                                    Wrangell-St. Elias
                                                    National Park and
                                                    Preserve.
Unit 20F......................  Caribou..........  Residents of 20F,
                                                    25D, and Manley.
Unit 20A......................  Moose............  Residents of
                                                    Cantwell, Minto,
                                                    Nenana, McKinley
                                                    Village, and the
                                                    area along the Parks
                                                    Highway between
                                                    mileposts 216 and
                                                    239, except no
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    residents of
                                                    households of the
                                                    Denali National Park
                                                    Headquarters.
Unit 20B, Minto Flats           Moose............  Residents of Minto
 Management Area.                                   and Nenana.
Unit 20B, remainder...........  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20B, Nenana, and
                                                    Tanana.
Unit 20C......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 20C
                                                    (except that portion
                                                    within Denali
                                                    National Park and
                                                    Preserve and that
                                                    portion east of the
                                                    Teklanika River),
                                                    Cantwell,
                                                    ``Manley'', Minto,
                                                    Nenana, those
                                                    domiciled between
                                                    mileposts 300 and
                                                    309 of the Parks
                                                    Highway, Nikolai,
                                                    Tanana, Telida,
                                                    McKinley Village,
                                                    and the area along
                                                    the Parks Highway
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239. No
                                                    subsistence for
                                                    residents of
                                                    households of the
                                                    Denali National Park
                                                    Headquarters.
Unit 20D......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 20D
                                                    and residents of
                                                    Tanacross.
Unit 20E......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20E, Unit 12 north
                                                    of the Wrangell-St.
                                                    Elias National
                                                    Preserve, Circle,
                                                    Central, Dot Lake,
                                                    Healy Lake, and
                                                    Mentasta Lake.
Unit 20F......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Manley, Minto,
                                                    and Stevens Village.
Unit 20F......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Stevens
                                                    Village, and
                                                    ``Manley''.
Unit 20, remainder............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 20D......................  Grouse, (Spruce,   Residents of Units
                                 Ruffed and Sharp-  11, 13 and the
                                 tailed).           residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 20D......................  Ptarmigan (Rock    Residents of Units
                                 and Willow).       11, 13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 21.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 21
                                                    and 23.
Unit 21A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21D, 21E,
                                                    Aniak, Chuathbaluk,
                                                    Crooked Creek,
                                                    McGrath, and
                                                    Takotna.
Unit 21B and Unit 21C.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, 21D, and
                                                    Tanana.
Unit 21D......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, 21D, and
                                                    Huslia.
Unit 21E......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21E, Aniak,
                                                    Chuathbaluk, Crooked
                                                    Creek, McGrath, and
                                                    Takotna.
Unit 21A......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21E, Takotna,
                                                    McGrath, Aniak, and
                                                    Crooked Creek.

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Unit 21B and Unit 21C.........  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, Tanana,
                                                    Ruby, and Galena.
Unit 21D......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21D, Huslia, and
                                                    Ruby.
Unit 21E......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 21E
                                                    and Russian Mission.
Unit 21.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Ununitimak
                                                    Island only), 11-13
                                                    and the residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 22A......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 22A
                                                    and Koyuk.
Unit 22B......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    22B.
Unit 22C, Unit 22D,and Unit     Black Bear.......  No Federal
 22E.                                               subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 22.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 22
Unit 22A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 21D
                                                    west of the Koyukuk
                                                    and Yukon Rivers, 22
                                                    (except residents of
                                                    St. Lawrence
                                                    Island), 23, 24,
                                                    Kotlik, Emmonak,
                                                    Hooper Bay, Scammon
                                                    Bay, Chevak,
                                                    Marshall, Mountain
                                                    Village, Pilot
                                                    Station, Pitka's
                                                    Point, Russian
                                                    Mission, St. Marys,
                                                    Nunam Iqua, and
                                                    Alakanuk.
Unit 22, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 21D
                                                    west of the Koyukuk
                                                    and Yukon Rivers, 22
                                                    (except residents of
                                                    St. Lawrence
                                                    Island), 23, and 24.
Unit 22.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 22.
Unit 22A......................  Musk ox..........  All rural residents.
Unit 22B, west of the Darby     Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 22B
 Mountains.                                         and 22C.
Unit 22B, remainder...........  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    22B.
Unit 22C......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    22C.
Unit 22D......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Units
                                                    22B, 22C, 22D, and
                                                    22E (excluding St.
                                                    Lawrence Island).
Unit 22E......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Units
                                                    22E (excluding
                                                    Little Diomede
                                                    Island).
Unit 22.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units
                                                    23, 22, 21D north
                                                    and west of the
                                                    Yukon River, and
                                                    Kotlik.
Unit 22.......................  Grouse (Spruce)..  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
                                Ptarmigan (Rock    Residents of Units
                                 and Willow).       11, 13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 23.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 23,
                                                    Alatna, Allakaket,
                                                    Bettles, Evansville,
                                                    Galena, Hughes,
                                                    Huslia, and Koyukuk.
Unit 23.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 21
                                                    and 23.
Unit 23.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 21D
                                                    west of the Koyukuk
                                                    and Yukon Rivers,
                                                    Galena, 22, 23, 24
                                                    including residents
                                                    of Wiseman but not
                                                    including other
                                                    residents of the
                                                    Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area, and 26A.
Unit 23.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 23.
Unit 23, south of Kotzebue      Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 23
 Sound and west of and                              south of Kotzebue
 including the Buckland River                       Sound and west of
 drainage.                                          and including the
                                                    Buckland River
                                                    drainage.
Unit 23, remainder............  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 23
                                                    east and north of
                                                    the Buckland River
                                                    drainage.
Unit 23.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Point
                                                    Lay and Unit 23
                                                    north of the Arctic
                                                    Circle.
Unit 23.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 23.......................  Grouse (Spruce     Residents of Units
                                 and Ruffed).       11, 13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 23.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 13 and the
                                 tailed).           residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 24, that portion south of  Black Bear.......  Residents of Stevens
 Caribou Mountain, and within                       Village, Unit 24 and
 the public lands composing or                      Wiseman, but not
 immediately adjacent to the                        including any other
 Dalton Highway Corridor                            residents of the
 Management Area.                                   Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area.
Unit 24, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 24
                                                    and Wiseman, but not
                                                    including any other
                                                    residents of the
                                                    Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area.
Unit 24, that portion south of  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Stevens
 Caribou Mountain, and within                       Village and
 the public lands composing or                      residents of Unit
 immediately adjacent to the                        24.
 Dalton Highway Corridor
 Management Area.
Unit 24, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 24.
Unit 24.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 24,
                                                    Galena, Kobuk,
                                                    Koyukuk, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Tanana.
Unit 24.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 24,
                                                    Koyukuk, and Galena.
Unit 24.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 24
                                                    residing north of
                                                    the Arctic Circle,
                                                    Allakaket, Alatna,
                                                    Hughes, and Huslia.
Unit 24.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 25D......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    25D.

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Unit 25D......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    25D.
Unit 25, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 25
                                                    and Eagle.
Unit 25D......................  Caribou..........  Residents of 20F,
                                                    25D, and Manley
Unit 25A......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 25A
                                                    and 25D.
Unit 25D, west................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 25D
                                                    West.
Unit 25D, remainder...........  Moose............  Residents of
                                                    remainder of Unit
                                                    25.
Unit 25A......................  Sheep............  Residents of Arctic
                                                    Village,
                                                    Chalkyitsik, Fort
                                                    Yukon, Kaktovik, and
                                                    Venetie.
Unit 25B and Unit 25C.........  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 25D......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit
                                                    25D.
Unit 25, remainder............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 26.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 26
                                                    (except the Prudhoe
                                                    Bay-Deadhorse
                                                    Industrial Complex),
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass, and
                                                    Point Hope.
Unit 26A and C................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass, and
                                                    Point Hope.
Unit 26B......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Point Hope, and
                                                    residents of Unit 24
                                                    within the Dalton
                                                    Highway Corridor
                                                    Management Area.
Unit 26.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 26
                                                    (except the Prudhoe
                                                    Bay-Deadhorse
                                                    Industrial Complex),
                                                    Point Hope, and
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass.
Unit 26A......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Atqasuk, Barrow,
                                                    Nuiqsut, Point Hope,
                                                    Point Lay, and
                                                    Wainwright.
Unit 26B......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Nuiqsut, and
                                                    Kaktovik.
Unit 26C......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Kaktovik.
Unit 26A......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass, and
                                                    Point Hope.
Unit 26B......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Point Hope, and
                                                    Wiseman.
Unit 26C......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Arctic Village,
                                                    Chalkyitsik, Fort
                                                    Yukon, Point Hope,
                                                    and Venetie.
Unit 26.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
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* * * * *

Subpart D--Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife

0
3. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, Sec.  ----.25 
is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  ----.25  Subsistence taking of fish, wildlife, and shellfish: 
general regulations.

    (a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to all regulations 
contained in this part:
    Abalone iron means a flat device which is used for taking abalone 
and which is more than 1 inch (24 mm) in width and less than 24 inches 
(610 mm) in length, with all prying edges rounded and smooth.
    ADF&G means the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
    Airborne means transported by aircraft.
    Aircraft means any kind of airplane, glider, or other device used 
to transport people or equipment through the air, excluding 
helicopters.
    Airport means an airport listed in the Federal Aviation 
Administration's Alaska Airman's Guide and chart supplement.
    Anchor means a device used to hold a fishing vessel or net in a 
fixed position relative to the beach; this includes using part of the 
seine or lead, a ship's anchor, or being secured to another vessel or 
net that is anchored.
    Animal means those species with a vertebral column (backbone).
    Antler means one or more solid, horn-like appendages protruding 
from the head of a caribou, deer, elk, or moose.
    Antlered means any caribou, deer, elk, or moose having at least one 
visible antler.
    Antlerless means any caribou, deer, elk, or moose not having 
visible antlers attached to the skull.
    Bait means any material excluding a scent lure that is placed to 
attract an animal by its sense of smell or taste; however, those parts 
of legally taken animals that are not required to be salvaged and which 
are left at the kill site are not considered bait.
    Beach seine means a floating net which is designed to surround fish 
and is set from and hauled to the beach.
    Bear means black bear, or brown or grizzly bear.
    Big game means black bear, brown bear, bison, caribou, Sitka black-
tailed deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, musk ox, Dall sheep, wolf, and 
wolverine.
    Bow means a longbow, recurve bow, or compound bow, excluding a 
crossbow or any bow equipped with a mechanical device that holds arrows 
at full draw.
    Broadhead means an arrowhead that is not barbed and has two or more 
steel cutting edges having a minimum cutting diameter of not less than 
seven-eighths of an inch.
    Brow tine means a tine on the front portion of a moose antler, 
typically projecting forward from the base of the antler toward the 
nose.
    Buck means any male deer.
    Bull means any male moose, caribou, elk, or musk oxen.
    Calf means a moose, caribou, elk, musk ox, or bison less than 12 
months old.
    Cast net means a circular net with a mesh size of no more than 12 
inches and weights attached to the perimeter, which, when thrown, 
surrounds the fish and closes at the bottom when retrieved.
    Char means the following species: Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinis), 
lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), 
and Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma).
    Closed season means the time when fish, wildlife, or shellfish may 
not be taken.
    Crab means the following species: red king crab (Paralithodes 
camshatica), blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus), brown king crab 
(Lithodes aequispina), scarlet king crab Lithodes couesi, all species 
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(Chionoecetes spp.), and Dungeness crab (Cancer magister).
    Cub bear means a brown or grizzly bear in its first or second year 
of life, or a black bear (including cinnamon and blue phases) in its 
first year of life.
    Depth of net means the perpendicular distance between cork line and 
lead line expressed as either linear units of measure or as a number of 
meshes, including all of the web of which the net is composed.
    Designated hunter or fisherman means a Federally qualified hunter 
or fisherman who may take all or a portion of another Federally 
qualified hunter's or fisherman's harvest limit(s) only under 
situations approved by the Board.
    Dip net means a bag-shaped net supported on all sides by a rigid 
frame; the maximum straight-line distance between any two points on the 
net frame, as measured through the net opening, may not exceed 5 feet; 
the depth of the bag must be at least one-half of the greatest 
straight-line distance, as measured through the net opening; no portion 
of the bag may be constructed of webbing that exceeds a stretched 
measurement of 4.5 inches; the frame must be attached to a single rigid 
handle and be operated by hand.
    Diving gear means any type of hard hat or skin diving equipment, 
including SCUBA equipment; a tethered, umbilical, surface-supplied 
unit; or snorkel.
    Drainage means all of the lands and waters comprising a watershed, 
including tributary rivers, streams, sloughs, ponds, and lakes, which 
contribute to the water supply of the watershed.
    Drawing permit means a permit issued to a limited number of 
Federally qualified subsistence users selected by means of a random 
drawing.
    Drift gillnet means a drifting gillnet that has not been 
intentionally staked, anchored, or otherwise fixed in one place.
    Edible meat means the breast meat of ptarmigan and grouse, and, 
those parts of caribou, deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, musk oxen, and 
Dall sheep that are typically used for human consumption, which are: 
The meat of the ribs, neck, brisket, front quarters as far as the 
distal (bottom) joint of the radius-ulna (knee), hindquarters as far as 
the distal joint (bottom) of the tibia-fibula (hock) and that portion 
of the animal between the front and hindquarters; however, edible meat 
of species listed in this definition does not include: Meat of the 
head, meat that has been damaged and made inedible by the method of 
taking, bones, sinew, and incidental meat reasonably lost as a result 
of boning or close trimming of the bones, or viscera. For black bear, 
brown and grizzly bear, ``edible meat'' means the meat of the front 
quarter and hindquarters and meat along the backbone (backstrap).
    Federally qualified subsistence user means a rural Alaska resident 
qualified to harvest fish or wildlife on Federal public lands in 
accordance with the Federal Subsistence Management Regulations in this 
part.
    Field means an area outside of established year-round dwellings, 
businesses, or other developments usually associated with a city, town, 
or village; field does not include permanent hotels or roadhouses on 
the State road system or at State or Federally maintained airports.
    Fifty-inch (50-inch) moose means a bull moose with an antler spread 
of 50 inches or more.
    Fish wheel means a fixed, rotating device, with no more than four 
baskets on a single axle, for catching fish, which is driven by river 
current or other means.
    Fresh water of streams and rivers means the line at which fresh 
water is separated from salt water at the mouth of streams and rivers 
by a line drawn headland to headland across the mouth as the waters 
flow into the sea.
    Full curl horn means the horn of a Dall sheep ram; the tip of which 
has grown through 360 degrees of a circle described by the outer 
surface of the horn, as viewed from the side, or that both horns are 
broken, or that the sheep is at least 8 years of age as determined by 
horn growth annuli.
    Furbearer means a beaver, coyote, arctic fox, red fox, lynx, 
marten, mink, weasel, muskrat, river (land) otter, red squirrel, flying 
squirrel, ground squirrel, marmot, wolf, or wolverine.
    Fyke net means a fixed, funneling (fyke) device used to entrap 
fish.
    Gear means any type of fishing apparatus.
    Gillnet means a net primarily designed to catch fish by 
entanglement in a mesh that consists of a single sheet of webbing which 
hangs between cork line and lead line, and which is fished from the 
surface of the water.
    Grappling hook means a hooked device with flukes or claws, which is 
attached to a line and operated by hand.
    Groundfish or bottomfish means any marine fish except halibut, 
osmerids, herring and salmonids.
    Grouse collectively refers to all species found in Alaska, 
including spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, sooty grouse (formerly blue), 
and sharp-tailed grouse.
    Hand purse seine means a floating net which is designed to surround 
fish and which can be closed at the bottom by pursing the lead line; 
pursing may only be done by hand power, and a free-running line through 
one or more rings attached to the lead line is not allowed.
    Handicraft means a finished product made by a rural Alaskan 
resident from the nonedible byproducts of fish or wildlife and is 
composed wholly or in some significant respect of natural materials. 
The shape and appearance of the natural material must be substantially 
changed by the skillful use of hands, such as sewing, weaving, 
drilling, lacing, beading, carving, etching, scrimshawing, painting, or 
other means, and incorporated into a work of art, regalia, clothing, or 
other creative expression, and can be either traditional or 
contemporary in design. The handicraft must have substantially greater 
monetary and aesthetic value than the unaltered natural material alone.
    Handline means a hand-held and operated line, with one or more 
hooks attached.
    Hare or hares collectively refers to all species of hares (commonly 
called rabbits) in Alaska and includes snowshoe hare and tundra hare.
    Harvest limit means the number of any one species permitted to be 
taken by any one person or designated group, per specified time period, 
in a Unit or portion of a Unit in which the taking occurs even if part 
or all of the harvest is preserved. A fish, when landed and killed by 
means of rod and reel, becomes part of the harvest limit of the person 
originally hooking it.
    Herring pound means an enclosure used primarily to contain live 
herring over extended periods of time.
    Highway means the drivable surface of any constructed road.
    Household means that group of people residing in the same 
residence.
    Hung measure means the maximum length of the cork line when 
measured wet or dry with traction applied at one end only.
    Hunting means the taking of wildlife within established hunting 
seasons with archery equipment or firearms, and as authorized by a 
required hunting license.
    Hydraulic clam digger means a device using water or a combination 
of air and water used to harvest clams.
    Jigging gear means a line or lines with lures or baited hooks, 
drawn through the water by hand, and which are operated during periods 
of ice cover from holes cut in the ice, or from shore ice and which are 
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    Lead means either a length of net employed for guiding fish into a 
seine, set gillnet, or other length of net, or a length of fencing 
employed for guiding fish into a fish wheel, fyke net, or dip net.
    Legal limit of fishing gear means the maximum aggregate of a single 
type of fishing gear permitted to be used by one individual or boat, or 
combination of boats in any particular regulatory area, district, or 
section.
    Long line means either a stationary, buoyed, or anchored line, or a 
floating, free-drifting line with lures or baited hooks attached.
    Marmot collectively refers to all species of marmot that occur in 
Alaska, including the hoary marmot, Alaska marmot, and the woodchuck.
    Mechanical clam digger means a mechanical device used or capable of 
being used for the taking of clams.
    Mechanical jigging machine means a mechanical device with line and 
hooks used to jig for halibut and bottomfish, but does not include hand 
gurdies or rods with reels.
    Mile means a nautical mile when used in reference to marine waters 
or a statute mile when used in reference to fresh water.
    Motorized vehicle means a motor-driven land, air, or water 
conveyance.
    Open season means the time when wildlife may be taken by hunting or 
trapping; an open season includes the first and last days of the 
prescribed season period.
    Otter means river or land otter only, excluding sea otter.
    Permit hunt means a hunt for which State or Federal permits are 
issued by registration or other means.
    Poison means any substance that is toxic or poisonous upon contact 
or ingestion.
    Possession means having direct physical control of wildlife at a 
given time or having both the power and intention to exercise dominion 
or control of wildlife either directly or through another person or 
persons.
    Possession limit means the maximum number of fish, grouse, or 
ptarmigan a person or designated group may have in possession if they 
have not been canned, salted, frozen, smoked, dried, or otherwise 
preserved so as to be fit for human consumption after a 15-day period.
    Pot means a portable structure designed and constructed to capture 
and retain live fish and shellfish in the water.
    Ptarmigan collectively refers to all species found in Alaska, 
including white-tailed ptarmigan, rock ptarmigan, and willow ptarmigan.
    Purse seine means a floating net which is designed to surround fish 
and which can be closed at the bottom by means of a free-running line 
through one or more rings attached to the lead line.
    Ram means a male Dall sheep.
    Registration permit means a permit that authorizes hunting and is 
issued to a person who agrees to the specified hunting conditions. 
Hunting permitted by a registration permit begins on an announced date 
and continues throughout the open season, or until the season is closed 
by Board action. Registration permits are issued in the order requests 
are received and/or are based on priorities as determined by 50 CFR 
100.17 and 36 CFR 242.17.
    Regulatory year means July 1-June 30, except for fish and 
shellfish, for which it means April 1-March 31.
    Ring net means a bag-shaped net suspended between no more than two 
frames; the bottom frame may not be larger in perimeter than the top 
frame; the gear must be nonrigid and collapsible so that free movement 
of fish or shellfish across the top of the net is not prohibited when 
the net is employed.
    Rockfish means all species of the genus Sebastes.
    Rod and reel means either a device upon which a line is stored on a 
fixed or revolving spool and is deployed through guides mounted on a 
flexible pole, or a line that is attached to a pole. In either case, 
bait or an artificial fly or lure is used as terminal tackle. This 
definition does not include the use of rod and reel gear for snagging.
    Salmon means the following species: pink salmon (Oncorhynchus 
gorbuscha); sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka); Chinook salmon 
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch); and 
chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta).
    Salmon stream means any stream used by salmon for spawning, 
rearing, or for traveling to a spawning or rearing area.
    Salvage means to transport the edible meat, skull, or hide, as 
required by regulation, of a regulated fish, wildlife, or shellfish to 
the location where the edible meat will be consumed by humans or 
processed for human consumption in a manner which saves or prevents the 
edible meat from waste, and preserves the skull or hide for human use.
    Scallop dredge means a dredge-like device designed specifically for 
and capable of taking scallops by being towed along the ocean floor.
    Sea urchin rake means a hand-held implement, no longer than 4 feet, 
equipped with projecting prongs used to gather sea urchins.
    Sealing means placing a mark or tag on a portion of a harvested 
animal by an authorized representative of the ADF&G; sealing includes 
collecting and recording information about the conditions under which 
the animal was harvested, and measurements of the specimen submitted 
for sealing or surrendering a specific portion of the animal for 
biological information.
    Set gillnet means a gillnet that has been intentionally set, 
staked, anchored, or otherwise fixed.
    Seven-eighths curl horn means the horn of a male Dall sheep, the 
tip of which has grown through seven-eights (315 degrees) of a circle, 
described by the outer surface of the horn, as viewed from the side, or 
with both horns broken.
    Shovel means a hand-operated implement for digging clams.
    Skin, hide, pelt, or fur means any tanned or untanned external 
covering of an animal's body. However, for bear, the skin, hide, pelt, 
or fur means the external covering with claws attached.
    Snagging means hooking or attempting to hook a fish elsewhere than 
in the mouth.
    Spear means a shaft with a sharp point or fork-like implement 
attached to one end, which is used to thrust through the water to 
impale or retrieve fish, and which is operated by hand.
    Spike-fork moose means a bull moose with only one or two tines on 
either antler; male calves are not spike-fork bulls.
    Stretched measure means the average length of any series of 10 
consecutive meshes measured from inside the first knot and including 
the last knot when wet; the 10 meshes, when being measured, must be an 
integral part of the net, as hung, and measured perpendicular to the 
selvages; measurements will be made by means of a metal tape measure 
while the 10 meshes being measured are suspended vertically from a 
single peg or nail, under 5-pound weight.
    Subsistence fishing permit means a subsistence harvest permit 
issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game or the Federal 
Subsistence Board.
    Take or Taking means to fish, pursue, hunt, shoot, trap, net, 
capture, collect, kill, harm, or attempt to engage in any such conduct.
    Tine or antler point refers to any point on an antler, the length 
of which is greater than its width and is at least one inch.
    To operate fishing gear means any of the following: To deploy gear 
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remove fish or shellfish from the gear during an open season or period; 
or to possess a gillnet containing fish during an open fishing period, 
except that a gillnet which is completely clear of the water is not 
considered to be operating for the purposes of minimum distance 
requirement.
    Transportation means to ship, convey, carry, or transport by any 
means whatever and deliver or receive for such shipment, conveyance, 
carriage, or transportation.
    Trapping means the taking of furbearers within established trapping 
seasons and with a required trapping license.
    Trawl means a bag-shaped net towed through the water to capture 
fish or shellfish, and includes beam, otter, or pelagic trawl.
    Troll gear means a power gurdy troll gear consisting of a line or 
lines with lures or baited hooks which are drawn through the water by a 
power gurdy; hand troll gear consisting of a line or lines with lures 
or baited hooks which are drawn through the water from a vessel by hand 
trolling, strip fishing, or other types of trolling, and which are 
retrieved by hand power or hand-powered crank and not by any type of 
electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, or other assisting device or 
attachment; or dinglebar troll gear consisting of one or more lines, 
retrieved and set with a troll gurdy or hand troll gurdy, with a 
terminally attached weight from which one or more leaders with one or 
more lures or baited hooks are pulled through the water while a vessel 
is making way.
    Trophy means a mount of a big game animal, including the skin of 
the head (cape) or the entire skin, in a lifelike representation of the 
animal, including a lifelike representation made from any part of a big 
game animal; ``trophy'' also includes a ``European mount'' in which the 
horns or antlers and the skull or a portion of the skull are mounted 
for display.
    Trout means the following species: cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus 
clarki) and rainbow/steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
    Unclassified wildlife or unclassified species means all species of 
animals not otherwise classified by the definitions in this paragraph 
(a), or regulated under other Federal law as listed in paragraph (i) of 
this section.
    Ungulate means any species of hoofed mammal, including deer, 
caribou, elk, moose, mountain goat, Dall sheep, and musk ox.
    Unit and Subunit means one of the geographical areas in the State 
of Alaska known as Game Management Units, or GMUs, as defined in the 
codified Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations found in Title 
5 of the Alaska Administrative Code and collectively listed in this 
part as Units or Subunits.
    Wildlife means any hare, ptarmigan, grouse, ungulate, bear, 
furbearer, or unclassified species and includes any part, product, egg, 
or offspring thereof, or carcass or part thereof.
    (b) Taking fish, wildlife, or shellfish for subsistence uses by a 
prohibited method is a violation of this part. Seasons are closed 
unless opened by Federal regulation. Hunting, trapping, or fishing 
during a closed season or in an area closed by this part is prohibited. 
You may not take for subsistence fish, wildlife, or shellfish outside 
established Unit or Area seasons, or in excess of the established Unit 
or Area harvest limits, unless otherwise provided for by the Board. You 
may take fish, wildlife, or shellfish under State regulations on public 
lands, except as otherwise restricted at Sec. Sec.  ----.26 through --
--.28. Unit/Area-specific restrictions or allowances for subsistence 
taking of fish, wildlife, or shellfish are identified at Sec. Sec.  --
--.26 through ----.28.
    (c) Harvest limits.
    (1) Harvest limits authorized by this section and harvest limits 
established in State regulations may not be accumulated unless 
specified otherwise in Sec. Sec.  ----.26, ----.27. or ----.28.
    (2) Fish, wildlife, or shellfish taken by a designated individual 
for another person pursuant to Sec.  ----.10(d)(5)(ii) counts toward 
the individual harvest limit of the person for whom the fish, wildlife, 
or shellfish is taken.
    (3) A harvest limit may apply to the number of fish, wildlife, or 
shellfish that can be taken daily, seasonally and/or during a 
regulatory year or held in possession.
    (4) Unless otherwise provided, any person who gives or receives 
fish, wildlife, or shellfish must furnish, upon a request made by a 
Federal or State agent, a signed statement describing the following: 
Names and addresses of persons who gave and received fish, wildlife, or 
shellfish; the time and place that the fish, wildlife, or shellfish was 
taken; and identification of species transferred. Where a qualified 
subsistence user has designated another qualified subsistence user to 
take fish, wildlife, or shellfish on his or her behalf in accordance 
with Sec.  ----.10(d)(5)(ii), the permit must be furnished in place of 
a signed statement.
    (d) Fishing by designated harvest permit.
    (1) Any species of fish that may be taken by subsistence fishing 
under this part may be taken under a designated harvest permit.
    (2) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you 
(beneficiary) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence 
user to take fish on your behalf. The designated fisherman must obtain 
a designated harvest permit prior to attempting to harvest fish and 
must return a completed harvest report. The designated fisherman may 
fish for any number of beneficiaries but may have no more than two 
harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time.
    (3) The designated fisherman must have in possession a valid 
designated fishing permit when taking, attempting to take, or 
transporting fish taken under this section, on behalf of a beneficiary.
    (4) The designated fisherman may not fish with more than one legal 
limit of gear.
    (5) You may not designate more than one person to take or attempt 
to take fish on your behalf at one time. You may not personally take or 
attempt to take fish at the same time that a designated fisherman is 
taking or attempting to take fish on your behalf.
    (e) Hunting by designated harvest permit. If you are a Federally 
qualified subsistence user (recipient), you may designate another 
Federally qualified subsistence user to take deer, moose and caribou on 
your behalf unless you are a member of a community operating under a 
community harvest system or unless unit-specific regulations in Sec.  
----.26 preclude or modify the use of the designated hunter system or 
allow the harvest of additional species by a designated hunter. The 
designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must 
return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for 
any number of recipients but may have no more than two harvest limits 
in his/her possession at any one time, unless otherwise specified in 
unit-specific regulations in Sec.  ----.26.
    (f) A rural Alaska resident who has been designated to take fish, 
wildlife, or shellfish on behalf of another rural Alaska resident in 
accordance with Sec.  ----.10(d)(5)(ii) must promptly deliver the fish, 
wildlife, or shellfish to that rural Alaska resident and may not charge 
the recipient for his/her services in taking the fish, wildlife, or 
shellfish or claim for themselves the meat or any part of the harvested 
fish, wildlife, or shellfish.
    (g) Cultural/educational program permits.
    (1) A qualifying program must have instructors, enrolled students, 
minimum attendance requirements, and standards for successful 
completion of the course. Applications must be submitted to the

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Federal Subsistence Board through the Office of Subsistence Management 
and should be submitted 60 days prior to the earliest desired date of 
harvest. Harvest must be reported and any animals harvested will count 
against any established Federal harvest quota for the area in which it 
is harvested.
    (2) Requests for follow-up permits must be submitted to the in-
season or local manager and should be submitted 60 days prior to the 
earliest desired date of harvest.
    (h) Permits. If a subsistence fishing or hunting permit is required 
by this part, the following permit conditions apply unless otherwise 
specified in this section:
    (1) You may not take more fish, wildlife, or shellfish for 
subsistence use than the limits set out in the permit;
    (2) You must obtain the permit prior to fishing or hunting;
    (3) You must have the permit in your possession and readily 
available for inspection while fishing, hunting, or transporting 
subsistence-taken fish, wildlife, or shellfish;
    (4) If specified on the permit, you must keep accurate daily 
records of the harvest, showing the number of fish, wildlife, or 
shellfish taken, by species, location and date of harvest, and other 
such information as may be required for management or conservation 
purposes; and
    (5) If the return of harvest information necessary for management 
and conservation purposes is required by a permit and you fail to 
comply with such reporting requirements, you are ineligible to receive 
a subsistence permit for that activity during the following regulatory 
year, unless you demonstrate that failure to report was due to loss in 
the mail, accident, sickness, or other unavoidable circumstances.
    (i) You may not possess, transport, give, receive, or barter fish, 
wildlife, or shellfish that was taken in violation of Federal or State 
statutes or a regulation promulgated hereunder.
    (j) Utilization of fish, wildlife, or shellfish.
    (1) You may not use wildlife as food for a dog or furbearer, or as 
bait, except as allowed for in Sec.  ----.26, Sec.  ----.27, or Sec.  
----.28, or except for the following:
    (i) The hide, skin, viscera, head, or bones of wildlife;
    (ii) The skinned carcass of a furbearer;
    (iii) Squirrels, hares (rabbits), grouse, or ptarmigan; however, 
you may not use the breast meat of grouse and ptarmigan as animal food 
or bait;
    (iv) Unclassified wildlife.
    (2) If you take wildlife for subsistence, you must salvage the 
following parts for human use:
    (i) The hide of a wolf, wolverine, coyote, fox, lynx, marten, mink, 
weasel, or otter;
    (ii) The hide and edible meat of a brown bear, except that the hide 
of brown bears taken in Units 5, 9B, 17, 18, portions of 19A and 19B, 
21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A need not be salvaged;
    (iii) The hide and edible meat of a black bear;
    (iv) The hide or meat of squirrels, hares, marmots, beaver, 
muskrats, or unclassified wildlife.
    (3) You must salvage the edible meat of ungulates, bear, grouse, 
and ptarmigan.
    (4) You may not intentionally waste or destroy any subsistence-
caught fish or shellfish; however, you may use for bait or other 
purposes whitefish, herring, and species for which bag limits, seasons, 
or other regulatory methods and means are not provided in this section, 
as well as the head, tail, fins, and viscera of legally taken 
subsistence fish.
    (5) Failure to salvage the edible meat may not be a violation if 
such failure is caused by circumstances beyond the control of a person, 
including theft of the harvested fish, wildlife, or shellfish, 
unanticipated weather conditions, or unavoidable loss to another 
animal.
    (6) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell 
handicraft articles made from the skin, hide, pelt, or fur, including 
claws, of a black bear.
    (i) In Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, you may sell handicraft articles 
made from the skin, hide, pelt, fur, claws, bones, teeth, sinew, or 
skulls of a black bear taken from Units 1, 2, 3, or 5.
    (ii) [Reserved].
    (7) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell 
handicraft articles made from the skin, hide, pelt, or fur, including 
claws, of a brown bear taken from Units 1-5, 9A-C, 9E, 12, 17, 20, 22, 
23, 24B (only that portion within Gates of the Arctic National Park), 
25, or 26.
    (i) In Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, you may sell handicraft articles 
made from the skin, hide, pelt, fur, claws, bones, teeth, sinew, or 
skulls of a brown bear taken from Units 1, 4, or 5.
    (ii) [Reserved].
    (8) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell 
the raw fur or tanned pelt with or without claws attached from legally 
harvested furbearers.
    (9) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell 
handicraft articles made from the nonedible byproducts (including, but 
not limited to, skin, shell, fins, and bones) of subsistence-harvested 
fish or shellfish.
    (10) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may 
sell handicraft articles made from nonedible byproducts of wildlife 
harvested for subsistence uses (excluding bear), to include; skin, 
hide, pelt, fur, claws, bones (except skulls of moose, caribou, elk, 
deer, sheep, goat and musk ox), teeth, sinew, antlers and/or horns (if 
not attached to any part of the skull or made to represent a big game 
trophy) and hooves.
    (11) The sale of handicrafts made from the nonedible byproducts of 
wildlife, when authorized in this part, may not constitute a 
significant commercial enterprise.
    (12) You may sell the horns and antlers not attached to any part of 
the skull from legally harvested caribou (except caribou harvested in 
Unit 23), deer, elk, goat, moose, musk ox, and sheep.
    (13) You may sell the raw/untanned and tanned hide or cape from a 
legally harvested caribou, deer, elk, goat, moose, musk ox, and sheep.
    (k) The regulations found in this part do not apply to the 
subsistence taking and use of fish, wildlife, or shellfish regulated 
pursuant to the Fur Seal Act of 1966 (80 Stat. 1091, 16 U.S.C. 1187); 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (87 Stat. 884, 16 U.S.C. 1531-1543); 
the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 1027; 16 U.S.C. 
1361-1407); and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (40 Stat. 755; 16 U.S.C. 
703-711), or to any amendments to these Acts. The taking and use of 
fish, wildlife, or shellfish, covered by these Acts, will conform to 
the specific provisions contained in these Acts, as amended, and any 
implementing regulations.
    (l) Rural residents, nonrural residents, and nonresidents not 
specifically prohibited by Federal regulations from fishing, hunting, 
or trapping on public lands in an area may fish, hunt, or trap on 
public lands in accordance with the appropriate State regulations.

0
4. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, Sec.  ----.26 
is added to read as follows:


Sec.  ----.26  Subsistence taking of wildlife.

    (a) You may take wildlife for subsistence uses by any method, 
except as prohibited in this section or by other Federal statute. 
Taking wildlife for subsistence uses by a prohibited method is a 
violation of this part. Seasons are closed unless opened by Federal 
regulation. Hunting or trapping during a

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closed season or in an area closed by this part is prohibited.
    (b) Except for special provisions found at paragraphs (n)(1) 
through (26) of this section, the following methods and means of taking 
wildlife for subsistence uses are prohibited:
    (1) Shooting from, on, or across a highway;
    (2) Using any poison;
    (3) Using a helicopter in any manner, including transportation of 
individuals, equipment, or wildlife; however, this prohibition does not 
apply to transportation of an individual, gear, or wildlife during an 
emergency rescue operation in a life-threatening situation;
    (4) Taking wildlife from a motorized land or air vehicle when that 
vehicle is in motion, or from a motor-driven boat when the boat's 
progress from the motor's power has not ceased;
    (5) Using a motorized vehicle to drive, herd, or molest wildlife;
    (6) Using or being aided by use of a machine gun, set gun, or a 
shotgun larger than 10 gauge;
    (7) Using a firearm other than a shotgun, muzzle-loaded rifle, 
rifle, or pistol using center-firing cartridges, for the taking of 
ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, except that--
    (i) An individual in possession of a valid trapping license may use 
a firearm that shoots rimfire cartridges to take wolves and wolverine;
    (ii) Only a muzzle-loading rifle of .54-caliber or larger, or a 
.45-caliber muzzle-loading rifle with a 250-grain, or larger, elongated 
slug may be used to take brown bear, black bear, elk, moose, musk ox, 
and mountain goat;
    (8) Using or being aided by use of a pit, fire, artificial light, 
radio communication, artificial salt lick, explosive, barbed arrow, 
bomb, smoke, chemical, conventional steel trap with a jaw spread over 9 
inches, or conibear style trap with a jaw spread over 11 inches;
    (9) Using a snare, except that an individual in possession of a 
valid hunting license may use nets and snares to take unclassified 
wildlife, ptarmigan, grouse, or hares; and, individuals in possession 
of a valid trapping license may use snares to take furbearers;
    (10) Using a trap to take ungulates or bear;
    (11) Using hooks to physically snag, impale, or otherwise take 
wildlife; however, hooks may be used as a trap drag;
    (12) Using a crossbow to take ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine 
in any area restricted to hunting by bow and arrow only;
    (13) Taking of ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine with a bow, 
unless the bow is capable of casting an inch-wide broadhead-tipped 
arrow at least 175 yards horizontally, and the arrow and broadhead 
together weigh at least 1 ounce (437.5 grains);
    (14) Using bait for taking ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine; 
except, you may use bait to take wolves and wolverine with a trapping 
license, and you may use bait to take black bears with a hunting 
license as authorized in Unit-specific regulations at paragraphs (n)(1) 
through (26) of this section. Baiting of black bears is subject to the 
following restrictions:
    (i) Before establishing a black bear bait station, you must 
register the site with ADF&G;
    (ii) When using bait, you must clearly mark the site with a sign 
reading ``black bear bait station'' that also displays your hunting 
license number and ADF&G-assigned number;
    (iii) You may use only biodegradable materials for bait; you may 
use only the head, bones, viscera, or skin of legally harvested fish 
and wildlife for bait;
    (iv) You may not use bait within \1/4\ mile of a publicly 
maintained road or trail;
    (v) You may not use bait within 1 mile of a house or other 
permanent dwelling, or within 1 mile of a developed campground or 
developed recreational facility;
    (vi) When using bait, you must remove litter and equipment from the 
bait station site when done hunting;
    (vii) You may not give or receive payment for the use of a bait 
station, including barter or exchange of goods;
    (viii) You may not have more than two bait stations with bait 
present at any one time;
    (15) Taking swimming ungulates, bears, wolves, or wolverine;
    (16) Taking or assisting in the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, 
wolverine, or other furbearers before 3 a.m. following the day in which 
airborne travel occurred (except for flights in regularly scheduled 
commercial aircraft); however, this restriction does not apply to 
subsistence taking of deer, the setting of snares or traps, or the 
removal of furbearers from traps or snares;
    (17) Taking a bear cub or a sow accompanied by cub(s).
    (c) Wildlife taken in defense of life or property is not a 
subsistence use; wildlife so taken is subject to State regulations.
    (d) The following methods and means of trapping furbearers for 
subsistence uses pursuant to the requirements of a trapping license are 
prohibited, in addition to the prohibitions listed at paragraph (b) of 
this section:
    (1) Disturbing or destroying a den, except that you may disturb a 
muskrat pushup or feeding house in the course of trapping;
    (2) Disturbing or destroying any beaver house;
    (3) Taking beaver by any means other than a steel trap or snare, 
except that you may use firearms in certain Units with established 
seasons as identified in Unit-specific regulations found in this 
subpart;
    (4) Taking otter with a steel trap having a jaw spread of less than 
5\7/8\ inches during any closed mink and marten season in the same 
Unit;
    (5) Using a net or fish trap (except a blackfish or fyke trap);
    (6) Taking or assisting in the taking of furbearers by firearm 
before 3 a.m. on the day following the day on which airborne travel 
occurred; however, this does not apply to a trapper using a firearm to 
dispatch furbearers caught in a trap or snare.
    (e) Possession and transportation of wildlife.
    (1) Except as specified in paragraphs (e)(2) or (f)(1) of this 
section, or as otherwise provided, you may not take a species of 
wildlife in any unit, or portion of a unit, if your total take of that 
species already obtained anywhere in the State under Federal and State 
regulations equals or exceeds the harvest limit in that unit.
    (2) An animal taken under Federal or State regulations by any 
member of a community with an established community harvest limit for 
that species counts toward the community harvest limit for that 
species. Except for wildlife taken pursuant to Sec.  ---- 
.10(d)(5)(iii) or as otherwise provided for by this part, an animal 
taken as part of a community harvest limit counts toward every 
community member's harvest limit for that species taken under Federal 
or State of Alaska regulations.
    (f) Harvest limits.
    (1) The harvest limit specified for a trapping season for a species 
and the harvest limit set for a hunting season for the same species are 
separate and distinct. This means that if you have taken a harvest 
limit for a particular species under a trapping season, you may take 
additional animals under the harvest limit specified for a hunting 
season or vice versa.
    (2) A brown/grizzly bear taken in a Unit or portion of a Unit 
having a harvest limit of ``one brown/grizzly bear per year'' counts 
against a ``one brown/grizzly bear every four regulatory years'' 
harvest limit in other Units. You may not take more than one brown/
grizzly bear in a regulatory year.
    (3) [Reserved].

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    (g) Evidence of sex and identity.
    (1) If subsistence take of Dall sheep is restricted to a ram, you 
may not possess or transport a harvested sheep unless both horns 
accompany the animal.
    (2) If the subsistence taking of an ungulate, except sheep, is 
restricted to one sex in the local area, you may not possess or 
transport the carcass of an animal taken in that area unless sufficient 
portions of the external sex organs remain attached to indicate 
conclusively the sex of the animal, except that in Units 1-5 antlers 
are also considered proof of sex for deer if the antlers are naturally 
attached to an entire carcass, with or without the viscera; and except 
in Units 11, 13, 19, 21, and 24, where you may possess either 
sufficient portions of the external sex organs (still attached to a 
portion of the carcass) or the head (with or without antlers attached; 
however, the antler stumps must remain attached) to indicate the sex of 
the harvested moose; however, this paragraph (g)(2) does not apply to 
the carcass of an ungulate that has been butchered and placed in 
storage or otherwise prepared for consumption upon arrival at the 
location where it is to be consumed.
    (3) If a moose harvest limit requires an antlered bull, an antler 
size, or configuration restriction, you may not possess or transport 
the moose carcass or its parts unless both antlers accompany the 
carcass or its parts. If you possess a set of antlers with less than 
the required number of brow tines on one antler, you must leave the 
antlers naturally attached to the unbroken, uncut skull plate; however, 
this paragraph (g)(3) does not apply to a moose carcass or its parts 
that have been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared 
for consumption after arrival at the place where it is to be stored or 
consumed.
    (h) Removing harvest from the field. You must leave all edible meat 
on the bones of the front quarters and hind quarters of caribou and 
moose harvested in Units 9, 17, 18, and 19B prior to October 1 until 
you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. 
You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind 
quarters, and ribs of moose harvested in Unit 21 prior to October 1 
until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human 
consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front 
quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in 
Unit 24 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or 
process it for human consumption. Meat of the front quarters, hind 
quarters, or ribs from a harvested moose or caribou may be processed 
for human consumption and consumed in the field; however, meat may not 
be removed from the bones for purposes of transport out of the field.
    (i) Returning of tags, marks, or collars. If you take an animal 
that has been marked or tagged for scientific studies, you must, within 
a reasonable time, notify the ADF&G or the agency identified on the 
collar or marker when and where the animal was taken. You also must 
retain any ear tag, collar, radio, tattoo, or other identification with 
the hide until it is sealed, if sealing is required; in all cases, you 
must return any identification equipment to the ADF&G or to an agency 
identified on such equipment.
    (j) Sealing of bear skins and skulls.
    (1) Sealing requirements for bear apply to brown bears taken in all 
Units, except as specified in this paragraph, and black bears of all 
color phases taken in Units 1-7, 11-17, and 20.
    (2) You may not possess or transport from Alaska the untanned skin 
or skull of a bear unless the skin and skull have been sealed by an 
authorized representative of ADF&G in accordance with State or Federal 
regulations, except that the skin and skull of a brown bear taken under 
a registration permit in Units 5, 9B, 9E, 17, 18, 19A and 19B 
downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage, 21D, 22, 23, 24, 
and 26A need not be sealed unless removed from the area.
    (3) You must keep a bear skin and skull together until a 
representative of the ADF&G has removed a rudimentary premolar tooth 
from the skull and sealed both the skull and the skin; however, this 
provision does not apply to brown bears taken within Units 5, 9B, 9E, 
17, 18, 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River 
drainage, 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A and which are not removed from the 
Unit.
    (i) In areas where sealing is required by Federal regulations, you 
may not possess or transport the hide of a bear that does not have the 
penis sheath or vaginal orifice naturally attached to indicate 
conclusively the sex of the bear.
    (ii) If the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 9B, 17, 18, and 
19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage is 
removed from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G 
representative in Bethel, Dillingham, or McGrath; at the time of 
sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of 
the skull and front claws of the bear.
    (iii) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 21D, 
22, 23, 24, and 26A from the area or present it for commercial tanning 
within the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G 
representative in Barrow, Galena, Nome, or Kotzebue; at the time of 
sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of 
the skull and front claws of the bear.
    (iv) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 5 from 
the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in 
Yakutat.
    (v) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 9E from 
Unit 9, you must first have it sealed by an authorized sealing 
representative. At the time of sealing, the representative must remove 
and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear.
    (4) You may not falsify any information required on the sealing 
certificate or temporary sealing form provided by the ADF&G in 
accordance with State regulations.
    (k) Sealing of beaver, lynx, marten, otter, wolf, and wolverine. 
You may not possess or transport from Alaska the untanned skin of a 
marten taken in Units 1-5, 7, 13E, or 14-16 or the untanned skin of a 
beaver, lynx, otter, wolf, or wolverine, whether taken inside or 
outside the State, unless the skin has been sealed by an authorized 
representative in accordance with State or Federal regulations.
    (1) In Unit 18, you must obtain an ADF&G seal for beaver skins only 
if they are to be sold or commercially tanned.
    (2) In Unit 2, you must seal any wolf taken on or before the 30th 
day after the date of taking.
    (l) If you take a species listed in paragraph (k) of this section 
but are unable to present the skin in person, you 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 
ADF&G for sealing consistent with requirements listed in paragraph (k) 
of this section.
    (m) You may take wildlife, outside of established season or harvest 
limits, for food in traditional religious ceremonies, which are part of 
a funerary or mortuary cycle, including memorial potlatches, under the 
following provisions:
    (1) The harvest does not violate recognized principles of wildlife 
conservation and uses the methods and means allowable for the 
particular species published in the applicable Federal regulations. The 
appropriate Federal land manager will establish the number, species, 
sex, or location of harvest, if necessary, for conservation purposes. 
Other regulations relating to ceremonial harvest may be found in the 
unit-specific regulations in Sec.  ----.26(n).

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    (2) No permit or harvest ticket is required for harvesting under 
this section; however, the harvester must be a Federally qualified 
subsistence user with customary and traditional use in the area where 
the harvesting will occur.
    (3) In Units 1-26 (except for Koyukon/Gwich'in potlatch ceremonies 
in Units 20F, 21, 24, or 25):
    (i) A tribal chief, village or tribal council president, or the 
chief's or president's designee for the village in which the religious/
cultural ceremony will be held, or a Federally qualified subsistence 
user outside of a village or tribal-organized ceremony, must notify the 
nearest Federal land manager that a wildlife harvest will take place. 
The notification must include the species, harvest location, and number 
of animals expected to be taken.
    (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, 
village or tribal council president or designee, or other Federally 
qualified subsistence user must create a list of the successful hunters 
and maintain these records, including the name of the decedent for whom 
the ceremony will be held. If requested, this information must be 
available to an authorized representative of the Federal land manager.
    (iii) The tribal chief, village or tribal council president or 
designee, or other Federally qualified subsistence user outside of the 
village in which the religious/cultural ceremony will be held must 
report to the Federal land manager the harvest location, species, sex, 
and number of animals taken as soon as practicable, but not more than 
15 days after the wildlife is taken.
    (4) In Units 20F, 21, 24, and 25 (for Koyukon/Gwich'in potlatch 
ceremonies only):
    (i) Taking wildlife outside of established season and harvest 
limits is authorized if it is for food for the traditional Koyukon/
Gwich'in Potlatch Funerary or Mortuary ceremony and if it is consistent 
with conservation of healthy populations.
    (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, 
village or tribal council president, or the chief's or president's 
designee for the village in which the religious ceremony will be held 
must create a list of the successful hunters and maintain these 
records. The list must be made available, after the harvest is 
completed, to a Federal land manager upon request.
    (iii) As soon as practical, but not more than 15 days after the 
harvest, the tribal chief, village council president, or designee must 
notify the Federal land manager about the harvest location, species, 
sex, and number of animals taken.
    (n) Unit regulations. You may take for subsistence unclassified 
wildlife, all squirrel species, and marmots in all Units, without 
harvest limits, for the period of July 1-June 30. Unit-specific 
restrictions or allowances for subsistence taking of wildlife are 
identified at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section.
    (1) Unit 1. Unit 1 consists of all mainland drainages from Dixon 
Entrance to Cape Fairweather, and those islands east of the center line 
of Clarence Strait from Dixon Entrance to Caamano Point, and all 
islands in Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Taku Inlet:
    (i) Unit 1A consists of all drainages south of the latitude of 
Lemesurier Point including all drainages into Behm Canal, excluding all 
drainages of Ernest Sound;
    (ii) Unit 1B consists of all drainages between the latitude of 
Lemesurier Point and the latitude of Cape Fanshaw including all 
drainages of Ernest Sound and Farragut Bay, and including the islands 
east of the center lines of Frederick Sound, Dry Strait (between 
Sergief and Kadin Islands), Eastern Passage, Blake Channel (excluding 
Blake Island), Ernest Sound, and Seward Passage;
    (iii) Unit 1C consists of that portion of Unit 1 draining into 
Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Cape Fanshaw and south of the 
latitude of Eldred Rock including Berners Bay, Sullivan Island, and all 
mainland portions north of Chichagof Island and south of the latitude 
of Eldred Rock, excluding drainages into Farragut Bay;
    (iv) Unit 1D consists of that portion of Unit 1 north of the 
latitude of Eldred Rock, excluding Sullivan Island and the drainages of 
Berners Bay;
    (v) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) Public lands within Glacier Bay National Park are closed to all 
taking of wildlife for subsistence uses;
    (B) Unit 1A--in the Hyder area, the Salmon River drainage 
downstream from the Riverside Mine, excluding the Thumb Creek drainage, 
is closed to the taking of bear;
    (C) Unit 1B--the Anan Creek drainage within 1 mile of Anan Creek 
downstream from the mouth of Anan Lake, including the area within a 1-
mile radius from the mouth of Anan Creek Lagoon, is closed to the 
taking of bear;
    (D) Unit 1C:
    (1) You may not hunt within one-fourth mile of Mendenhall Lake, the 
U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center, and the 
Center's parking area;
    (2) You may not take mountain goat in the area of Mt. Bullard 
bounded by the Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek from its mouth to its 
confluence with Goat Creek, and a line from the mouth of Goat Creek 
north to the Mendenhall Glacier;
    (vi) You may not trap furbearers for subsistence uses in Unit 1C, 
Juneau area, on the following public lands:
    (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) 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;
    (C) That area within the U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier 
Recreation Area;
    (D) A strip within one-quarter mile of the following trails as 
designated on U.S. 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 Nelson Water Supply Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, and Point 
Bishop Trail;
    (vii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may hunt black bear with bait in Units 1A, 1B, and 1D 
between April 15 and June 15;
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
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              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than   Sept. 1-June 30.
 one may be a blue or glacier bear.

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Brown Bear: 1 bear every four       Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
 regulatory years by State          Mar. 15-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Deer:
    Unit 1A--4 antlered deer......  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 1B--2 antlered deer......  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 1C--4 deer; however,       Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     female deer may be taken only
     from Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
Goat:
    Unit 1A--Revillagigedo Island   No open season.
     only.
    Unit 1B--that portion north of  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     LeConte Bay--1 goat by State
     registration permit only; the
     taking of kids or nannies
     accompanied by kids is
     prohibited.
    Unit 1A and Unit 1B--that       No open season.
     portion on the Cleveland
     Peninsula south of the divide
     between Yes Bay and Santa
     Anna Inlet.
    Unit 1A and Unit 1B--remainder  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     --2 goats; a State
     registration permit will be
     required for the taking of
     the first goat and a Federal
     registration permit for the
     taking of a second goat. The
     taking of kids or nannies
     accompanied by kids is
     prohibited.
    Unit 1C--that portion draining  Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
     into Lynn Canal and Stephens
     Passage between Antler River
     and Eagle Glacier and River,
     and all drainages of the
     Chilkat Range south of the
     Endicott River--1 goat by
     State registration permit
     only.
    Unit 1C--that portion draining  No open season.
     into Stephens Passage and
     Taku Inlet between Eagle
     Glacier and River and Taku
     Glacier.
    Unit 1C--remainder--1 goat by   Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
     State registration permit
     only.
    Unit 1D--that portion lying     Sept. 15-Nov. 30.
     north of the Katzehin River
     and northeast of the Haines
     highway--1 goat by State
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1D--that portion lying     No open season.
     between Taiya Inlet and River
     and the White Pass and Yukon
     Railroad.
    Unit 1D--remainder--1 goat by   Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     State registration permit
     only.
Moose:
    Unit 1A--1 antlered bull by     Sept.-Oct. 15.
     Federal registration permit.
    Unit 1B--1 antlered bull with   Sept.-Oct. 15.
     spike-fork or 50-inch antlers
     or 3 or more brow tines on
     one side, or antlers with 2
     brow tines on both sides, by
     State registration permit
     only.
    Unit 1C--that portion south of  Sept.-Oct. 15.
     Point Hobart including all
     Port Houghton drainages--1
     antlered bull with spike-fork
     or 50-inch antlers or 3 or
     more brow tines on one side,
     or antlers with 2 brow tines
     on both sides, by State
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1C--remainder, excluding   Sept.-Oct. 15.
     drainages of Berners Bay--1
     antlered bull by State
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1C, Berners Bay..........  No open season.
    Unit 1D.......................  No open season.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day..  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 5 per day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: Unit 1--No limit..........  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit...................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (2) Unit 2. Unit 2 consists of Prince of Wales Island and all 
islands west of the center lines of Clarence Strait and Kashevarof 
Passage, south and east of the center lines of Sumner Strait, and east 
of the longitude of the westernmost point on Warren Island.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
    (ii) [Reserved]

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
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              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than   Sept. 1-June 30.
 one may be a blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    5 deer; however, no more than   July 24-Dec. 31.
     one may be a female deer..
    Female deer may be taken only
     during the period Oct. 15-
     Dec. 31. You are required to
     report all harvest using a
     joint Federal/State harvest
     report. The harvest limit may
     be reduced to 4 deer based on
     conservation concerns.

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    The Federal public lands on
     Prince of Wales Island,
     excluding the southeast
     portion (lands south of the
     West Arm of Cholmondeley
     Sound draining into
     Cholmondeley Sound or
     draining eastward into
     Clarence Strait), are closed
     to hunting of deer from Aug.
     1 to Aug. 15, except by
     Federally qualified
     subsistence users hunting
     under these regulations.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day..  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves. Federal hunting     Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
 and trapping season may be closed
 when the combined Federal-State
 harvest quota is reached.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per   Aug. 1-May 15.
 day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit...................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit. Any wolf taken in   Nov. 15-Mar. 31.
 Unit 2 must be sealed within 30
 days of harvest.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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     (3) Unit 3.
    (i) Unit 3 consists of all islands west of Unit 1B, north of Unit 
2, south of the center line of Frederick Sound, and east of the center 
line of Chatham Strait including Coronation, Kuiu, Kupreanof, Mitkof, 
Zarembo, Kashevaroff, Woronkofski, Etolin, Wrangell, and Deer Islands.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) In the Petersburg vicinity, you may not take ungulates, bear, 
wolves, and wolverine along a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side 
of the Mitkof Highway from Milepost 0 to Crystal Lake campground;
    (B) You may not take black bears in the Petersburg Creek drainage 
on Kupreanof Island;
    (C) You may not hunt in the Blind Slough draining into Wrangell 
Narrows and a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side of Blind Slough, 
from the hunting closure markers at the southernmost portion of Blind 
Island to the hunting closure markers one mile south of the Blind 
Slough bridge.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
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              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than   Sept. 1-June 30.
 one may be a blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    Unit 3--Mitkof, Woewodski, and  Oct. 15-Oct. 31.
     Butterworth Islands--1
     antlered deer.
    Unit 3--remainder--2 antlered   Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
     deer.                          Dec. 1--Dec. 31, season to be
                                     announced.
Moose: 1 antlered bull with spike-  Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
 fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or
 more brow tines on either antler,
 or antlers with 2 brow tines on
 both sides by State registration
 permit only.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day..  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 5 per day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 3--Mitkof Island--No       Dec. 1-Apr. 15.
     limit.
    Unit 3--except Mitkof Island--  Dec. 1-May 15.
     No limit.
Coyote: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten:
    Unit 3--except Kuiu Island--No  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
     limit.
    Unit 3--Kuiu Island...........  No open season (season to reopen to
                                     Federally qualified users on July
                                     1, 2012).

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Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit...................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (4) Unit 4.
    (i) Unit 4 consists of all islands south and west of Unit 1C and 
north of Unit 3 including Admiralty, Baranof, Chichagof, Yakobi, Inian, 
Lemesurier, and Pleasant Islands.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take brown bears in the Seymour Canal Closed Area 
(Admiralty Island) including all drainages into northwestern Seymour 
Canal between Staunch Point and the southernmost tip of the unnamed 
peninsula separating Swan Cove and King Salmon Bay including Swan and 
Windfall Islands;
    (B) You may not take brown bears in the Salt Lake Closed Area 
(Admiralty Island) including all lands within one-fourth mile of Salt 
Lake above Klutchman Rock at the head of Mitchell Bay;
    (C) You may not take brown bears in the Port Althorp Closed Area 
(Chichagof Island), that area within the Port Althorp watershed south 
of a line from Point Lucan to Salt Chuck Point (Trap Rock);
    (D) You may not use any motorized land vehicle for brown bear 
hunting in the Northeast Chichagof Controlled Use Area (NECCUA) 
consisting of all portions of Unit 4 on Chichagof Island north of 
Tenakee Inlet and east of the drainage divide from the northwest point 
of Gull Cove to Port Frederick Portage, including all drainages into 
Port Frederick and Mud Bay.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may shoot ungulates from a boat. You may not shoot bear, 
wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled;
    (B) Five Federal registration permits will be issued by the Sitka 
or Hoonah District Ranger for the taking of brown bear for educational 
purposes associated with teaching customary and traditional subsistence 
harvest and use practices. Any bear taken under an educational permit 
does not count in an individual's one bear every four regulatory years 
limit.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Brown Bear:
    Unit 4--Chichagof Island south  Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
     and west of a line that        Mar. 15-May 31.
     follows the crest of the
     island from Rock Point
     (58[deg] N. lat., 136[deg]21'
     W. long.) to Rodgers Point
     (57[deg]35' N. lat.,
     135[deg]33' W. long.)
     including Yakobi and other
     adjacent islands; Baranof
     Island south and west of a
     line which follows the crest
     of the island from Nismeni
     Point (57[deg]34' N. lat.,
     135[deg]25' W. long.) to the
     entrance of Gut Bay
     (56[deg]44' N. lat.
     134[deg]38' W. long.)
     including the drainages into
     Gut Bay and including Kruzof
     and other adjacent islands--1
     bear every four regulatory
     years by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 4--remainder --1 bear      Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
     every four regulatory years    Mar. 15-May 20.
     by State registration permit
     only.
Deer: 6 deer; however, female deer  Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
 may be taken only from Sept. 15-
 Jan. 31.
Goat: 1 goat by State registration  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
 permit only.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day..  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 5 per day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: Unit 4--No limit..........  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,   Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit...................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (5) Unit 5.
    (i) Unit 5 consists of all Gulf of Alaska drainages and islands 
between Cape Fairweather and the center line of Icy Bay, including the 
Guyot Hills:
    (A) Unit 5A consists of all drainages east of Yakutat Bay, 
Disenchantment Bay, and the eastern edge of Hubbard Glacier, and 
includes the islands of Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays;
    (B) Unit 5B consists of the remainder of Unit 5.
    (ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on public lands 
within Glacier Bay National Park.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;

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    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled;
    (C) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 5 with a Federal registration 
permit in lieu of a State metal locking tag; if you have obtained a 
Federal registration permit prior to hunting.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than   Sept. 1-June 30.
 one may be a blue or glacier bear.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal       Sept. 1-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Deer:
    Unit 5A--1 buck...............  Nov. 1-Nov. 30.
    Unit 5B.......................  No open season.
Goat:
    Unit 5A--that area between the  No open season.
     Hubbard Glacier and the West
     Nunatak Glacier on the north
     and east sides of Nunatak
     Fjord.
    Unit 5A remainder--1 goat by    Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
     Federal registration permit.
     The harvest quota will be
     announced prior to the
     season. A minimum of four
     goats in the harvest quota
     will be reserved for
     Federally qualified
     subsistence user.
    Unit 5B--1 goat by Federal      Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
     registration permit only.
Moose:
    Unit 5A, Nunatak Bench--1       Nov. 15-Feb. 15.
     moose by State registration
     permit only. The season will
     be closed when 5 moose have
     been taken from the Nunatak
     Bench.
    Unit 5A, except Nunatak Bench-- Oct. 8-Nov. 15.
     1 bull by joint State/Federal
     registration permit only.
     From Oct. 8-21, public lands
     will be closed to taking of
     moose, except by residents of
     Unit 5A hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 5B--1 antlered bull by     Sept. 1-Dec. 15.
     State registration permit
     only. The season will be
     closed when 25 antlered bulls
     have been taken from the
     entirety of Unit 5B.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day..  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per   Aug. 1-May 15.
 day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov 10-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (6) Unit 6.
    (i) Unit 6 consists of all Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound 
drainages from the center line of Icy Bay (excluding the Guyot Hills) 
to Cape Fairfield including Kayak, Hinchinbrook, Montague, and adjacent 
islands, and Middleton Island, but excluding the Copper River drainage 
upstream from Miles Glacier, and excluding the Nellie Juan and Kings 
River drainages:
    (A) Unit 6A consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages east of Palm Point 
near Katalla including Kanak, Wingham, and Kayak Islands;
    (B) Unit 6B consists of Gulf of Alaska and Copper River Basin 
drainages west of Palm Point near Katalla, east of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and east of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point;
    (C) Unit 6C consists of drainages west of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and west of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point, 
and drainages east of the east bank of Rude River and drainages into 
the eastern shore of Nelson Bay and Orca Inlet;
    (D) Unit 6D consists of the remainder of Unit 6.
    (ii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;
    (B) You may take coyotes in Units 6B and 6C with the aid of 
artificial lights;
    (C) One permit will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the 
Native Village of Eyak to take one bull moose from Federal lands in 
Units 6B or C for their annual Memorial/Sobriety Day potlatch;
    (D) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) who is 
either blind, 65 years of age or older, at least 70 percent disabled, 
or temporarily disabled may designate another Federally qualified 
subsistence user to take any moose, deer, black bear, and beaver on his 
or her behalf in Unit 6, and goat in Unit 6D, unless the recipient is a 
member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The 
designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must 
return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for 
any number of recipients, but may have no more than one harvest limit 
in his or her possession at any one time;
    (E) A hunter younger than 10 years old at the start of the hunt may 
not be issued a Federal subsistence permit to harvest black bear, deer, 
goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine;
    (F) A hunter younger than 10 years old may harvest black bear, 
deer, goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine under the direct, immediate 
supervision of a licensed adult, at least 18 years old. The animal 
taken is counted against the adult's harvest limit. The adult is 
responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met.
    (G) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District 
Ranger to the

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Native Village of Chenega annually to harvest up to five deer total 
from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Old Chenega 
Memorial. Permits will have effective dates of July 1-June 30.
    (H) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District 
Ranger to the Tatitlek IRA Council annually to harvest up to five deer 
total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Cultural 
Heritage Week. Permits will have effective dates of July 1-June 30.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 1 bear................  Sept. 1-June 30.
Deer: 4 deer; however, antlerless   Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
 deer may be taken only from Oct.
 1-Dec. 31.
Goats:
    Unit 6A and B--1 goat by State  Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 6C.......................  No open season.
    Unit 6D (subareas RG242,        Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
     RG243, RG244, RG249, RG266
     and RG252 only)--1 goat by
     Federal registration permit
     only. In each of the Unit 6D
     subareas, goat seasons will
     be closed by the Cordova
     District Ranger when harvest
     limits for that subarea are
     reached. Harvest quotas are
     as follows: RG242--2 goats,
     RG243--4 goats, RG244--2
     goats, RG249--4 goats, RG266--
     4 goats, RG252--1 goat.
Moose:
    Unit 6C--1 antlerless moose by  Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 6C--1 bull by Federal      Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
     registration permit only.
    (In Unit 6C, only one moose
     permit may be issued per
     household. A household
     receiving a State permit for
     Unit 6C moose may not receive
     a Federal permit. The annual
     harvest quota will be
     announced by the U.S. Forest
     Service, Cordova Office, in
     consultation with ADF&G. The
     Federal harvest allocation
     will be 100% of the
     antlerless moose permits and
     75% of the bull permits.).
    Unit 6--remainder.............  No open season.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in      May 1-Oct. 31.
 possession.
Coyote:
    Unit 6A and D--2 coyotes......  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
    Unit 6B and 6C--No limit......  July 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    No open season.
 and Silver Phases).
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 5 per day, 10 in   Aug. 1-May 15.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Apr. 30.
Coyote:
    Unit 6C--south of the Copper    Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
     River Highway and east of the
     Heney Range--No limit.
    Units 6A, 6B, 6C remainder,     Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
     and 6D--No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (7) Unit 7.
    (i) Unit 7 consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages between Gore Point 
and Cape Fairfield including the Nellie Juan and Kings River drainages, 
and including the Kenai River drainage upstream from the Russian River, 
the drainages into the south side of Turnagain Arm west of and 
including the Portage Creek drainage, and east of 150[deg] W. long., 
and all Kenai Peninsula drainages east of 150[deg] W. long., from 
Turnagain Arm to the Kenai River.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Kenai 
Fjords National Park;
    (B) You may not hunt in the Portage Glacier Closed Area in Unit 7, 
which consists of Portage Creek drainages between the Anchorage-Seward 
Railroad and Placer Creek in Bear Valley, Portage Lake, the mouth of 
Byron Creek, Glacier Creek, and Byron Glacier; however, you may hunt 
grouse, ptarmigan, hares, and squirrels with shotguns after September 
1.
    (C) You may not hunt moose in the Resurrection Creek Closed Area in 
Unit 7, which consists of the drainages of Resurrection Creek 
downstream from Rimrock and Highland Creeks including Palmer Creek.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15; except in the drainages of Resurrection Creek and its tributaries.
    (B) [Reserved].

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Caribou:

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    Unit 7--north of the Sterling   Aug. 10-June 30.
     Highway and west of the
     Seward Highway--1 Caribou by
     Federal Registration permit
     only. The Seward District
     Ranger will close the Federal
     season when 5 caribou are
     harvested by Federal
     registration permit.
    Unit 7, remainder.............  No open season.
Moose:
    Unit 7--that portion draining   No open season.
     into Kings Bay--Public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose by all users.
    Unit 7, remainder--1 antlered   Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     bull with spike-fork or 50-
     inch antlers or with 3 or
     more brow tines on either
     antler, by Federal
     registration permit only.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in      May 1-Oct. 10.
 possession.
Coyote: No limit..................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
    Unit 7--that portion within     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     the Kenai National Wildlife
     Refuge--2 wolves.
    Unit 7, remainder--5 wolves...  ....................................
                                    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 10 per day, 20 in  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 possession.
Grouse (Ruffed)...................  No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: 20 beaver per season......  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Jan. 1-Jan. 31.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
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     (8) Unit 8. Unit 8 consists of all islands southeast of the 
centerline of Shelikof Strait including Kodiak, Afognak, Whale, 
Raspberry, Shuyak, Spruce, Marmot, Sitkalidak, Amook, Uganik, and 
Chirikof Islands, the Trinity Islands, the Semidi Islands, and other 
adjacent islands.
    (i) If you have a trapping license, you may take beaver with a 
firearm in Unit 8 from Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
    (ii) [Reserved].

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal       Dec. 1-Dec. 15.
 registration permit only. Up to 1  Apr. 1-May 15.
 permit may be issued in Akhiok;
 up to 1 permit may be issued in
 Karluk; up to 3 permits may be
 issued in Larsen Bay; up to 2
 permits may be issued in Old
 Harbor; up to 2 permits may be
 issued in Ouzinkie; and up to 2
 permits may be issued in Port
 Lions. Permits will be issued by
 the Kodiak Refuge Manager.
Deer: Unit 8--all lands within the  Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
 Kodiak Archipelago within the
 Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge,
 including lands on Kodiak, Ban,
 Uganik, and Afognak Islands--3
 deer; however, antlerless deer
 may be taken only from Oct. 1-
 Jan. 31.
Elk: Kodiak, Ban, Uganik, and       Sept. 15-Nov. 30.
 Afognak Islands--1 elk per
 household by Federal registration
 permit only. The season will be
 closed by announcement of the
 Refuge Manager, Kodiak National
 Wildlife Refuge when the combined
 Federal/State harvest reaches 15%
 of the herd.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: 30 beaver per season......  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
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    (9) Unit 9.
    (i) Unit 9 consists of the Alaska Peninsula and adjacent islands, 
including drainages east of False Pass, Pacific Ocean drainages west of 
and excluding the Redoubt Creek drainage; drainages into the south side 
of Bristol Bay, drainages into the north side of Bristol Bay east of 
Etolin Point, and including the Sanak and Shumagin Islands:
    (A) Unit 9A consists of that portion of Unit 9 draining into 
Shelikof Strait and Cook Inlet between the southern boundary of Unit 16 
(Redoubt Creek) and the northern boundary of Katmai National Park and 
Preserve;

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    (B) Unit 9B consists of the Kvichak River drainage except those 
lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River 
drainage and the Naknek River drainage;
    (C) Unit 9C consists of the Alagnak (Branch) River drainage, the 
Naknek River drainage, lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between 
the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage, and all land 
and water within Katmai National Park and Preserve;
    (D) Unit 9D consists of all Alaska Peninsula drainages west of a 
line from the southernmost head of Port Moller to the head of American 
Bay, including the Shumagin Islands and other islands of Unit 9 west of 
the Shumagin Islands;
    (E) Unit 9E consists of the remainder of Unit 9.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in Katmai 
National Park;
    (B) You may not use motorized vehicles, except aircraft, boats, or 
snowmobiles used for hunting and transporting a hunter or harvested 
animal parts from Aug. 1-Nov. 30 in the Naknek Controlled Use Area, 
which includes all of Unit 9C within the Naknek River drainage upstream 
from and including the King Salmon Creek drainage; however, you may use 
a motorized vehicle on the Naknek-King Salmon, Lake Camp, and Rapids 
Camp roads and on the King Salmon Creek trail, and on frozen surfaces 
of the Naknek River and Big Creek.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 9B from April 1-May 31 and in the remainder of Unit 9 
from April 1-30;
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag in Unit 9B, except that portion within the Lake Clark 
National Park and Preserve, if you have obtained a State registration 
permit prior to hunting.
    (C) In Unit 9B, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, residents of 
Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, residents of 
that portion of the park resident zone in Unit 9B, and 13,440 permit 
holders, may hunt brown bear by Federal registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag; ten permits will be available with at least one permit 
issued in each community; however, no more than five permits will be 
issued in a single community. The season will be closed when four 
females or ten bears have been taken, whichever occurs first. The 
permits will be issued and closure announcements made by the 
Superintendent Lake Clark National Park and Preserve;
    (D) Residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, and Port 
Alsworth may take up to a total of 10 bull moose in Unit 9B for 
ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a Federal registration permit 
from July 1-June 30. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the 
request of a local organization. This 10-moose limit is not cumulative 
with that permitted for potlatches by the State;
    (E) For Units 9C and 9E only, a Federally qualified subsistence 
user (recipient) of Units 9C and 9E may designate another Federally 
qualified subsistence user of Units 9C and 9E to take bull caribou on 
his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community 
operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must 
obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest 
report and turn over all meat to the recipient. There is no restriction 
on the number of possession limits the designated hunter may have in 
his/her possession at any one time;
    (F) For Unit 9D, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) 
may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take 
caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a 
community operating under a community harvest system. The designated 
hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a 
completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number 
of recipients but may have no more than four harvest limits in his/her 
possession at any one time;
    (G) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, 
and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1-December 31 or 
May 10-25, one brown bear for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a 
Federal registration permit. A permit will be issued to an individual 
only at the request of a local organization. The brown bear may be 
taken from either Unit 9D or Unit 10 (Unimak Island) only;
    (H) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 9E with a Federal registration 
permit in lieu of a State locking tag if you have obtained a Federal 
registration permit prior to hunting.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 9B--Lake Clark National    July 1-June 30.
     Park and Preserve--Rural
     residents of Iliamna,
     Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro
     Bay, Port Alsworth, residents
     of that portion of the park
     resident zone in Unit 9B; and
     13,440 permit holders--1 bear
     by Federal registration
     permit only.
    The season will be closed by
     the Lake Clark National Park
     and Preserve Superintendent
     when four females or ten bear
     have been taken, whichever
     occurs first.
    Unit 9B, remainder--1 bear by   Sept. 1-May 31.
     State registration permit
     only.
    Unit 9C--1 bear by Federal      Oct. 1-May 31.
     registration permit only.
    The season will be closed by
     the Katmai National Park and
     Preserve Superintendent in
     consultation with BLM and FWS
     land managers and ADF&G, when
     six females or ten bear have
     been taken, whichever occurs
     first.
    Unit 9E--1 bear by Federal      Sept. 25-Dec. 31.
     registration permit.           Apr. 15-May 25.
Caribou:
    Unit 9A--2 caribou; no more     Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     than 1 caribou may be a bull,
     and no more than 1 caribou
     may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 9B --2 caribou; no more    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     than 1 caribou may be a bull,
     and no more than 1 caribou
     may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 9C, that portion within    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     the Alagnak River drainage--2
     caribou; no more than 1
     caribou may be a bull, and no
     more than 1 caribou may be
     taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 9C, remainder--Federal
     public lands are closed to
     the taking of caribou..
    Unit 9D--Federal public lands   No open season.
     are closed to the taking of
     caribou..
    Unit 9E--Federal public lands   No open season.
     are closed to the taking of
     caribou..

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Sheep:
    Unit 9B, that portion within    July 15-Oct. 15.
     Lake Clark National Park and   Jan. 1-Apr. 1
     Preserve--1 ram with \3/4\
     curl or larger horn by
     Federal registration permit
     only. By announcement of the
     Lake Clark National Park and
     Preserve Superintendent, the
     summer/fall season will be
     closed when up to 5 sheep are
     taken and the winter season
     will be closed when up to 2
     sheep are taken..
    Unit 9B--remainder--1 ram with  Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
     \7/8\ curl or larger horn by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 9--remainder--1 ram with   Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     \7/8\ curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 9A--1 bull...............  Sept. 1-15.
    Unit 9B--1 bull...............  Aug. 20-Sept. 15.
                                    Dec. 1-Jan. 15.
    Unit 9C--that portion draining  Sept. 1-15.
     into the Naknek River from     Dec. 1-31.
     the north--1 bull.
    Unit 9C--that portion draining  Aug. 20-Sept. 15.
     into the Naknek River from     Dec. 1-31.
     the south--1 bull by Federal
     registration permit only.
     Public lands are closed
     during December for the
     hunting of moose, except by
     Federally qualified
     subsistence users hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 9C--remainder--1 bull....  Sept. 1-15.
                                    Dec. 15-Jan. 15.
    Unit 9D--1 bull by Federal      Dec. 15-Jan. 20.
     registration permit. Federal
     public lands will be closed
     by announcement of the
     Izembek Refuge Manager to the
     harvest of moose when a total
     of 10 bulls have been
     harvested between State and
     Federal hunts..
    Unit 9E--1 bull, however only   Aug. 20-Sept. 20.
     antlered bulls may be taken    Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
     Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Beaver: Unit 9B and 9E--2 beaver    Apr. 15-May 31.
 per day.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No    Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No      July 1-June 30.
 limit.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    No limit......................  Oct. 10-Mar. 31
    2 beaver per day; only          Apr. 15-May 31.
     firearms may be used.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (10) Unit 10.
    (i) Unit 10 consists of the Aleutian Islands, Unimak Island, and 
the Pribilof Islands.
    (ii) You may not take any wildlife species for subsistence uses on 
Otter Island in the Pribilof Islands.
    (iii) In Unit 10--Unimak Island only, a Federally qualified 
subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified 
subsistence user to take caribou on his or her behalf unless the 
recipient is a member of a community operating under a community 
harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter 
permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated 
hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than 
four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time.
    (iv) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand 
Point, and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1-
December 31 or May 10-25, one brown bear for ceremonial purposes, under 
the terms of a Federal registration permit. A permit will be issued to 
an individual only at the request of a local organization. The brown 
bear may be taken from either Unit 9D or Unit 10 (Unimak Island) only.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Caribou:
    Unit 10--Unimak Island only...  No open season.
    Unit 10, remainder--No limit..  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         July 1-June 30.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.

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Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         July 1-June 30.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (11) Unit 11. Unit 11 consists of that area draining into the 
headwaters of the Copper River south of Suslota Creek and the area 
drained by all tributaries into the east bank of the Copper River 
between the confluence of Suslota Creek with the Slana River and Miles 
Glacier.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;
    (B) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20-July 31 in the 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the 
Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or 
Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium 
to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be 
obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office.
    (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder 
to hunt sheep during the Sept. 21-Oct. 20 hunt. The following 
conditions apply:
    (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an 
accompanying adult 60 years of age or older;
    (B) Both the elder and the minor must be Federally qualified 
subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use 
determination for the area they want to hunt;
    (C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of 
the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal 
requirements are met;
    (D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep 
harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and 
accompanying adult.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear................  Aug. 10-June 15.
Caribou:..........................  No open season.
Sheep:
    1 sheep.......................  Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
    1 sheep by Federal              Sept. 21-Oct. 20.
     registration permit only by
     persons 60 years of age or
     older.
Goat:
    Unit 11--that portion within    Aug. 25-Dec. 31.
     the Wrangell-St. Elias
     National Park and Preserve
     that is bounded by the
     Chitina and Nizina rivers on
     the south, the Kennicott
     River and glacier on the
     southeast, and the Root
     Glacier on the east--1 goat
     by Federal registration
     permit only.
    Unit 11--the remainder of the   Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     Wrangell-St. Elias National
     Park and Preserve--1 goat by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 11--that portion outside   No open season.
     of the Wrangell-St. Elias
     National Park and Preserve.
    Federal public lands will be
     closed by announcement of the
     Superintendent, Wrangell-St.
     Elias National Park and
     Preserve to the harvest of
     goats when a total of 45
     goats has been harvested
     between Federal and State
     hunts.
Moose: 1 antlered bull by Federal   Aug 20-Sept. 20.
 registration permit only.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Sept. 20-Jun. 10.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in      June 1-Oct. 10.
 possession.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct.1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Sept. 25--May 31.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.

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Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
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     (12) Unit 12. Unit 12 consists of the Tanana River drainage 
upstream from the Robertson River, including all drainages into the 
east bank of the Robertson River, and the White River drainage in 
Alaska, but excluding the Ladue River drainage.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands;
    (B) You may not use a steel trap, or a snare using cable smaller 
than \3/32\ inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 12 during 
April and October;
    (C) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20-July 31 in the 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the 
Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or 
Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium 
to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be 
obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office.
    (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder 
to hunt sheep during the Sept. 21-Oct. 20 hunt. The following 
conditions apply:
    (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an 
accompanying adult 60 years of age or older;
    (B) Both the elder and the minor must be Federally qualified 
subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use 
determination for the area they want to hunt;
    (C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of 
the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal 
requirements are met;
    (D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep 
harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and 
accompanying adult.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear................  Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 12--that portion of the    No open season.
     Nabesna River drainage within
     the Wrangell-St. Elias
     National Park and Preserve
     and all Federal lands south
     of the Winter Trail running
     southeast from Pickerel Lake
     to the Canadian border--All
     hunting of caribou is
     prohibited on Federal public
     lands.
    Unit 12--remainder--1 bull....  Sept. 1-20.
    Unit 12--remainder--1 caribou   Winter season to be announced.
     may be taken by a Federal
     registration permit during a
     winter season to be
     announced. Dates for a winter
     season to occur between Oct.
     1 and Apr. 30 and sex of
     animal to be taken will be
     announced by Tetlin National
     Wildlife Refuge Manager in
     consultation with Wrangell-
     St. Elias National Park and
     Preserve Superintendent,
     Alaska Department of Fish and
     Game area biologists, and
     Chairs of the Eastern
     Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and Upper Tanana/
     Fortymile Fish and Game
     Advisory Committee.
Sheep:
    Unit 12--1 ram with full curl   Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     or larger horn.
    Unit 12--that portion within    Sept. 21-Oct. 20.
     Wrangell-St. Elias National
     Park and Preserve--1 ram with
     full curl horn or larger by
     Federal registration permit
     only by persons 60 years of
     age or older.
Moose:
    Unit 12--that portion within    Aug. 24-28.
     the Tetlin National Wildlife   Sept. 8-17.
     Refuge and those lands within  Nov. 20-Dec 10.
     the Wrangell-St. Elias
     National Preserve north and
     east of a line formed by the
     Pickerel Lake Winter Trail
     from the Canadian border to
     Pickerel Lake--1 antlered
     bull. The Nov.-Dec. season is
     open by Federal registration
     permit only.
    Unit 12--that portion east of   Aug. 24-Sept. 30.
     the Nabesna River and Nabesna
     Glacier, and south of the
     Winter Trail running
     southeast from Pickerel Lake
     to the Canadian border--1
     antlered bull.
    Unit 12--remainder--1 antlered  Aug. 15-23..
     bull with spike/fork antlers.
    Unit 12--remainder--1 antlered  Aug. 24-28.
     bull.                          Sept. 1-17.
Beaver: Unit 12--Wrangell-Saint     Sept. 20-May 15.
 Elias National Park and Preserve--
 6 beaver per season. Meat from
 harvested beaver must be salvaged
 for human consumption.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 1-Mar. 15.
Wolf: 10 wolves...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: 15 beaver per season. Only  Sept. 20-May 15.
 firearms may be used during Sept.
 20-Oct. 31 and Apr. 16-May 15, to
 take up to 6 beaver. Only traps
 or snares may be used Nov. 1-Apr.
 15. The total annual harvest
 limit for beaver is 15, of which
 no more than 6 may be taken by
 firearm under trapping or hunting
 regulations. Meat from beaver
 harvested by firearm must be
 salvaged for human consumption.
Coyote: No limit..................  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit; however, no more    Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
 than 5 lynx may be taken between
 Nov. 1 and Nov. 30.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.

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Muskrat: No limit.................  Sept. 20-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
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     (13) Unit 13.
    (i) Unit 13 consists of that area westerly of the east bank of the 
Copper River and drained by all tributaries into the west bank of the 
Copper River from Miles Glacier and including the Slana River drainages 
north of Suslota Creek; the drainages into the Delta River upstream 
from Falls Creek and Black Rapids Glacier; the drainages into the 
Nenana River upstream from the southeast corner of Denali National Park 
at Windy; the drainage into the Susitna River upstream from its 
junction with the Chulitna River; the drainage into the east bank of 
the Chulitna River upstream to its confluence with Tokositna River; the 
drainages of the Chulitna River (south of Denali National Park) 
upstream from its confluence with the Tokositna River; the drainages 
into the north bank of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the 
Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the Tokositna Glacier; the 
drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River between its 
confluences with the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers; the drainages into 
the north and east bank of the Talkeetna River including the Talkeetna 
River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the eastside drainages of a 
line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek 
on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeast 
shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northern 
most fork of the Chickaloon River; the drainages into the east bank of 
the Chickaloon River below the line from lake 4408; the drainages of 
the Matanuska River above its confluence with the Chickaloon River:
    (A) Unit 13A consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line 
beginning at the Chickaloon River bridge at Mile 77.7 on the Glenn 
Highway, then along the Glenn Highway to its junction with the 
Richardson Highway, then south along the Richardson Highway to the foot 
of Simpson Hill at Mile 111.5, then east to the east bank of the Copper 
River, then northerly along the east bank of the Copper River to its 
junction with the Gulkana River, then northerly along the west bank of 
the Gulkana River to its junction with the West Fork of the Gulkana 
River, then westerly along the west bank of the West Fork of the 
Gulkana River to its source, an unnamed lake, then across the divide 
into the Tyone River drainage, down an unnamed stream into the Tyone 
River, then down the Tyone River to the Susitna River, then down the 
southern bank of the Susitna River to the mouth of Kosina Creek, then 
up Kosina Creek to its headwaters, then across the divide and down 
Aspen Creek to the Talkeetna River, then southerly along the boundary 
of Unit 13 to the Chickaloon River bridge, the point of beginning;
    (B) Unit 13B consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line 
beginning at the confluence of the Copper River and the Gulkana River, 
then up the east bank of the Copper River to the Gakona River, then up 
the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier to the boundary of Unit 13, then 
westerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Susitna Glacier, then 
southerly along the west bank of the Susitna Glacier and the Susitna 
River to the Tyone River, then up the Tyone River and across the divide 
to the headwaters of the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then down the 
West Fork of the Gulkana River to the confluence of the Gulkana River 
and the Copper River, the point of beginning;
    (C) Unit 13C consists of that portion of Unit 13 east of the Gakona 
River and Gakona Glacier;
    (D) Unit 13D consists of that portion of Unit 13 south of Unit 13A;
    (E) Unit 13E consists of the remainder of Unit 13.
    (ii) Within the following areas, the taking of wildlife for 
subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within 
Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. 
Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (m)(13) are permitted 
in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on 
December 2, 1980;
    (B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting 
from Aug. 5-25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which 
is defined as: a line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and 
the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then 
west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids 
Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek 
to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line 
across the Delta River to Mile 236.7 Richardson Highway, then north 
along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska Highway, 
then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the Johnson 
River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and Johnson 
Glacier to the head of the Cantwell Glacier, then west along the north 
bank of the Cantwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River;
    (C) Except for access and transportation of harvested wildlife on 
Sourdough and Haggard Creeks, Middle Fork trails, or other trails 
designated by the Board, you may not use motorized vehicles for 
subsistence hunting in the Sourdough Controlled Use Area. The Sourdough 
Controlled Use Area consists of that portion of Unit 13B bounded by a 
line beginning at the confluence of Sourdough Creek and the Gulkana 
River, then northerly along Sourdough Creek to the Richardson Highway 
at approximately Mile 148, then northerly along the Richardson Highway 
to the Middle Fork Trail at approximately Mile 170, then westerly along 
the trail to the Gulkana River, then southerly along the east bank of 
the Gulkana River to its confluence with Sourdough Creek, the point of 
beginning;
    (D) You may not use any motorized vehicle or pack animal for 
hunting, including the transportation of hunters, their hunting gear, 
and/or parts of game from July 26-September 30 in the Tonsina 
Controlled Use Area. The Tonsina Controlled Use Area consists of that 
portion of Unit 13D bounded on the west by the Richardson Highway from 
the Tiekel River to the Tonsina River at Tonsina, on the north along 
the south bank of the Tonsina River to where the Edgerton Highway 
crosses the Tonsina River, then along the Edgerton Highway to Chitina, 
on the east by the Copper River from Chitina to the Tiekel River, and 
on the south by the north bank of the Tiekel River.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;
    (B) Upon written request by the Camp Director to the Glennallen 
Field Office, 2 caribou, sex to be determined by the Glennallen Field 
Office Manager of the BLM, may be taken from Aug. 10-Sept. 30 or Oct. 
21-Mar. 31 by Federal registration permit for the Hudson Lake 
Residential Treatment Camp.

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Additionally, 1 bull moose may be taken Aug. 1-Sept. 20. The animals 
may be taken by any Federally qualified hunter designated by the Camp 
Director. The hunter must have in his/her possession the permit and a 
designated hunter permit during all periods that are being hunted;
    (C) Upon written request from the Ahtna Heritage Foundation to the 
Glennallen Field Office, either 1 bull moose or 2 caribou, sex to be 
determined by the Glennallen Field Office Manager of the Bureau of Land 
Management, may be taken from Aug 1-Sept. 20 for 1 moose or Aug. 10-
Sept. 20 for 2 caribou by Federal registration permit for the Ahtna 
Heritage Foundation's culture camp. The permit will expire on September 
20 or when the camp closes, whichever comes first. No combination of 
caribou and moose is allowed. The animals may be taken by any Federally 
qualified hunter designated by the Camp Director. The hunter must have 
in his/her possession the permit and a designated hunter permit during 
all periods that are being hunted.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear. Bears taken     Aug. 10-May 31.
 within Denali National Park must
 be sealed within 5 days of
 harvest. That portion within
 Denali National Park will be
 closed by announcement of the
 Superintendent after 4 bears have
 been harvested.
Caribou:
    Unit 13A and 13B--2 caribou by  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     Federal registration permit    Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
     only. The sex of animals that
     may be taken will be
     announced by the Glennallen
     Field Office Manager of the
     Bureau of Land Management in
     consultation with the Alaska
     Department of Fish and Game
     area biologist and Chairs of
     the Eastern Interior Regional
     Advisory Council and the
     Southcentral Regional
     Advisory Council.
    Unit 13--remainder--2 bulls by  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     Federal registration permit    Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
     only.
    You may not hunt within the
     Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
     right-of-way. The right-of-
     way is the area occupied by
     the pipeline (buried or above
     ground) and the cleared area
     25 feet on either side of the
     pipeline.
Sheep: Unit 13, excluding Unit 13D  Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
 and the Tok Management Area and
 Delta Controlled Use Area--1 ram
 with \7/8\ curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 13E--1 antlered bull       Aug. 1-Sept. 20.
     moose by Federal registration
     permit only; only 1 permit
     will be issued per household.
    Unit 13--remainder--1 antlered
     bull moose by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Aug. 1-Sept. 20...............
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in      June 15-Sept. 10.
 possession.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct.1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Sept. 25-May 31.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: Unit 13--No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Sept. 25-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit....................  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (14) Unit 14.
    (i) Unit 14 consists of drainages into the north side of Turnagain 
Arm west of and excluding the Portage Creek drainage, drainages into 
Knik Arm excluding drainages of the Chickaloon and Matanuska Rivers in 
Unit 13, drainages into the north side of Cook Inlet east of the 
Susitna River, drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River 
downstream from the Talkeetna River, and drainages into the south and 
west bank of the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, 
the west side drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear 
Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to 
lake 4408, along the northeast shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a 
straight line to the northern most fork of the Chickaloon River:
    (A) Unit 14A consists of drainages in Unit 14 bounded on the west 
by the east bank of the Susitna River, on the north by the north bank 
of Willow Creek and Peters Creek to its headwaters, then east along the 
hydrologic divide separating the Susitna River and Knik Arm drainages 
to the outlet creek at lake 4408, on the east by the eastern boundary 
of Unit 14, and on the south by Cook Inlet, Knik Arm, the south bank of 
the Knik River from its mouth to its junction with Knik Glacier, across 
the face of Knik Glacier and along the north side of Knik Glacier to 
the Unit 6 boundary;
    (B) Unit 14B consists of that portion of Unit 14 north of Unit 14A;
    (C) Unit 14C consists of that portion of Unit 14 south of Unit 14A.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Fort 
Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base Management Areas, consisting of 
the

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Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Military Reservations;
    (B) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Anchorage 
Management Area, consisting of all drainages south of Elmendorf and 
Fort Richardson military reservations and north of and including 
Rainbow Creek.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: Unit 14C--1 bear......  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Beaver: Unit 14C--1 beaver per      May 15-Oct. 31.
 day, 1 in possession.
Coyote: Unit 14C--2 coyotes.......  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): Unit 14C--2
 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): Unit 14C--5 hares  Sept. 8-Apr. 30.
 per day.
Lynx: Unit 14C--2 lynx............  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Wolf: Unit 14C--5 wolves..........  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: Unit 14C--1 wolverine..  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): Unit    Sept. 8-Mar. 31.
 14C--5 per day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Sept. 8-Mar. 31.
 tailed): Unit 14C--10 per day, 20
 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: Unit 14C--that portion      Dec. 1-Apr. 15.
 within the drainages of Glacier
 Creek, Kern Creek, Peterson
 Creek, the Twentymile River and
 the drainages of Knik River
 outside Chugach State Park--20
 beaver per season.
Coyote: Unit 14C--No limit........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): Unit 14C--1
 fox.
Lynx: Unit 14C--No limit..........  Dec. 15-Jan. 31.
Marten: Unit 14C--No limit........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: Unit 14C--No       Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
 limit.
Muskrat: Unit 14C--No limit.......  Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter: Unit 14C--No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: Unit 14C--No limit..........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolverine: Unit 14C--2 wolverines.  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (15) Unit 15.
    (i) Unit 15 consists of that portion of the Kenai Peninsula and 
adjacent islands draining into the Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, and 
Turnagain Arm from Gore Point to the point where longitude line 
150[deg]00' W. crosses the coastline of Chickaloon Bay in Turnagain 
Arm, including that area lying west of longitude line 150[deg]00' W. to 
the mouth of the Russian River, then southerly along the Chugach 
National Forest boundary to the upper end of Upper Russian Lake; and 
including the drainages into Upper Russian Lake west of the Chugach 
National Forest boundary:
    (A) Unit 15A consists of that portion of Unit 15 north of the north 
bank of the Kenai River and the north shore of Skilak Lake;
    (B) Unit 15B consists of that portion of Unit 15 south of the north 
bank of the Kenai River and the north shore of Skilak Lake, and north 
of the north bank of the Kasilof River, the north shore of Tustumena 
Lake, Glacier Creek, and Tustumena Glacier;
    (C) Unit 15C consists of the remainder of Unit 15.
    (ii) You may not take wildlife, except for grouse, ptarmigan, and 
hares that may be taken only from October 1-March 1 by bow and arrow 
only, in the Skilak Loop Management Area, which consists of that 
portion of Unit 15A bounded by a line beginning at the easternmost 
junction of the Sterling Highway and the Skilak Loop (milepost 76.3), 
then due south to the south bank of the Kenai River, then southerly 
along the south bank of the Kenai River to its confluence with Skilak 
Lake, then westerly along the north shore of Skilak Lake to Lower 
Skilak Lake Campground, then northerly along the Lower Skilak Lake 
Campground Road and the Skilak Loop Road to its westernmost junction 
with the Sterling Highway, then easterly along the Sterling Highway to 
the point of beginning.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;
    (B) You may not trap furbearers for subsistence in the Skilak Loop 
Wildlife Management Area;
    (C) You may not trap marten in that portion of Unit 15B east of the 
Kenai River, Skilak Lake, Skilak River, and Skilak Glacier;
    (D) You may not take red fox in Unit 15 by any means other than a 
steel trap or snare.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear:
    Units 15A and 15B--2 bears by   Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
     Federal registration permit.
    Unit 15C--3 bears.............  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 15C--1 bear every  Oct. 1-Nov. 30. to be announced and
 four regulatory years by Federal   Apr. 1-Jun. 15, to be announced.
 registration permit. The season
 may be opened or closed by
 announcement from the Kenai
 National Wildlife Refuge Manager
 after consultation with ADF&G and
 the Chair of the Southcentral
 Alaska Subsistence Regional
 Advisory Council.
Moose:
    Unit 15A--Skilak Loop Wildlife  No open season.
     Management Area.
    Unit 15A--remainder, 15B, and   Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     15C--1 antlered bull with
     spike-fork or 50-inch antlers
     or with 3 or more brow tines
     on either antler, by Federal
     registration permit only.

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    Units 15B and 15C--1 antlered   Oct. 20-Nov. 10.
     bull with spike-fork or 50-
     inch antlers or with 3 or
     more brow tines on either
     antler, by Federal
     registration permit only. The
     Kenai NWR Refuge Manager is
     authorized to close the
     October/November season based
     on conservation concerns, in
     consultation with ADF&G and
     the Chair of the Southcentral
     Alaska Subsistence Regional
     Advisory Council.
Coyote: No limit..................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-Jun. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
    Unit 15--that portion within    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     the Kenai National Wildlife
     Refuge--2 wolves.
    Unit 15--remainder--5 wolves..  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 possession.
Grouse (Ruffed):..................  No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-
 tailed):.
    Unit 15A and 15B--20 per day,   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     40 in possession.
    Unit 15C--20 per day, 40 in     Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     possession.
    Unit 15C--5 per day, 10 in      Jan. 1-Mar. 31.
     possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: 20 Beaver per season......  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): 1 Fox.
Lynx: No limit....................  Jan. 1-Jan. 31.
Marten:
    Unit 15B--that portion east of  No open season.
     the Kenai River, Skilak Lake,
     Skilak River, and Skilak
     Glacier.
    Remainder of Unit 15--No limit  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter: Unit 15--No limit..........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: Unit 15B and C--No       Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 limit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (16) Unit 16.
    (i) Unit 16 consists of the drainages into Cook Inlet between 
Redoubt Creek and the Susitna River, including Redoubt Creek drainage, 
Kalgin Island, and the drainages on the west side of the Susitna River 
(including the Susitna River) upstream to its confluence with the 
Chulitna River; the drainages into the west side of the Chulitna River 
(including the Chulitna River) upstream to the Tokositna River, and 
drainages into the south side of the Tokositna River upstream to the 
base of the Tokositna Glacier, including the drainage of the Kahiltna 
Glacier:
    (A) Unit 16A consists of that portion of Unit 16 east of the east 
bank of the Yentna River from its mouth upstream to the Kahiltna River, 
east of the east bank of the Kahiltna River, and east of the Kahiltna 
Glacier;
    (B) Unit 16B consists of the remainder of Unit 16.
    (ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Mount 
McKinley National Park, as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. 
Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (m)(16) are permitted 
in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on 
December 2, 1980.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (B) [Reserved]

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Caribou: 1 caribou................  Aug. 10-Oct. 31.
Moose:
    Unit 16B--Redoubt Bay           Sept. 1-15.
     Drainages south and west of,
     and including the Kustatan
     River drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 16B--Denali National       Sept. 1-30
     Preserve only--1 bull by       Dec. 1-Feb. 28
     Federal registration permit.
     One Federal registration
     permit for moose issued per
     household.
    Unit 16B, remainder--1 bull...  Sept. 1-30.
                                    Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-Jun. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Oct. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Dec. 15-Jan. 31.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.

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Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Jun. 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (17) Unit 17.
    (i) Unit 17 consists of drainages into Bristol Bay and the Bering 
Sea between Etolin Point and Cape Newenham, and all islands between 
these points including Hagemeister Island and the Walrus Islands:
    (A) Unit 17A consists of the drainages between Cape Newenham and 
Cape Constantine, and Hagemeister Island and the Walrus Islands;
    (B) Unit 17B consists of the Nushagak River drainage upstream from, 
and including the Mulchatna River drainage and the Wood River drainage 
upstream from the outlet of Lake Beverley;
    (C) Unit 17C consists of the remainder of Unit 17.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) Except for aircraft and boats and in legal hunting camps, you 
may not use any motorized vehicle for hunting ungulates, bears, wolves, 
and wolverine, including transportation of hunters and parts of 
ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine in the Upper Mulchatna Controlled 
Use Area consisting of Unit 17B, from Aug. 1-Nov. 1.
    (B) [Reserved]
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15;
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior 
to hunting;
    (C) [Reserved]
    (D) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 17 from April 15-May 31. You may not take beaver with a 
firearm under a trapping license on National Park Service lands.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
Black Bear: 2 bears...............  Aug. 1-May 31.
Brown Bear: Unit 17--1 bear by      Sept. 1-May 31.
 State registration permit only.
Caribou:
    Unit 17A--all drainages west    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     of Right Hand Point--2
     caribou; no more than 1
     caribou may be a bull, and no
     more than 1 caribou may be
     taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31. The
     season may be closed and
     harvest limit reduced for the
     drainages between the Togiak
     River and Right Hand Point by
     announcement of the Togiak
     National Wildlife Refuge
     Manager.
    Units 17A and 17C--that         Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     portion of 17A and 17C         Dec. 1-Mar. 31.
     consisting of the Nushagak
     Peninsula south of the
     Igushik River, Tuklung River
     and Tuklung Hills, west to
     Tvativak Bay--up to 2 caribou
     by Federal registration
     permit. Public lands are
     closed to the taking of
     caribou except by residents
     of Togiak, Twin Hills,
     Manokotak, Aleknagik,
     Dillingham, Clark's Point,
     and Ekuk hunting under these
     regulations. The harvest
     objective, harvest limit, and
     the number of permits
     available will be announced
     by the Togiak National
     Wildlife Refuge Manager after
     consultation with the Alaska
     Department of Fish and Game
     and the Nushagak Peninsula
     Caribou Planning Committee.
     Successful hunters must
     report their harvest to the
     Togiak National Wildlife
     Refuge within 24 hours after
     returning from the field. The
     season may be closed by
     announcement of the Togiak
     National Wildlife Refuge
     Manager.
    Units 17A remainder and 17C     Season to occur sometime within Aug.
     remainder--selected             1-Mar. 31.
     drainages; a harvest limit of
     up to 2 caribou will be
     determined at the time the
     season is announced. Season,
     harvest limit, and hunt area
     to be announced by the Togiak
     National Wildlife Refuge
     Manager.
    Units 17B and 17C--that         Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     portion of 17C east of the
     Wood River and Wood River
     Lakes--2 caribou; no more
     than 1 caribou may be a bull,
     and no more than 1 caribou
     from Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Sheep: 1 ram with full curl or      Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
 larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 17A--1 bull by State       Aug. 25-Sept. 20.
     registration permit.
    Unit 17A--that portion that     Winter season to be announced.
     includes the area east of the
     west shore of Nenevok Lake,
     east of the west bank of the
     Kemuk River, and east of the
     west bank of the Togiak River
     south from the confluence
     Togiak and Kemuk Rivers--1
     antlered bull by State
     registration permit. Up to a
     14-day season during the
     period Dec. 1-Jan. 31 may be
     opened or closed by the
     Togiak National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager after
     consultation with ADF&G and
     local users.
    Unit 17B--that portion that     Aug. 20-Sept. 15.
     includes all the Mulchatna
     River drainage upstream from
     and including the Chilchitna
     River drainage--1 bull by
     State registration permit.
     During the period Sept. 1-15,
     a spike/fork bull or a bull
     with 50-inch antlers or with
     3 or more brow tines on one
     side may be taken with a
     State harvest ticket..
    Unit 17C--that portion that     Aug. 20-Sept. 15.
     includes the Iowithla
     drainage and Sunshine Valley
     and all lands west of Wood
     River and south of Aleknagik
     Lake--1 bull by State
     registration permit. During
     the period Sept. 1-15, a
     spike/fork bull or a bull
     with 50-inch antlers or with
     3 or more brow tines on one
     side may be taken with a
     State harvest ticket.
    Unit 17B--remainder and 17C--   Aug. 20-Sept. 15.
     remainder--1 bull by State     Dec. 1-31.
     registration permit. During
     the period Sept. 1-15, a
     spike/fork bull or a bull
     with 50-inch antlers or with
     3 or more brow tines on one
     side may be taken with a
     State harvest ticket.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No      July 1-June 30.
 limit.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.

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Wolf: 10 wolves...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 17--No limit.............  Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
    Unit 17--2 beaver per day.      Apr. 15-May 31.
     Only firearms may be used.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: 2 muskrats...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (18) Unit 18.
    (i) Unit 18 consists of that area draining into the Yukon and 
Kuskokwim Rivers downstream from a straight line drawn between Lower 
Kalskag and Paimiut and the drainages flowing into the Bering Sea from 
Cape Newenham on the south to and including the Pastolik River drainage 
on the north; Nunivak, St. Matthew, and adjacent islands between Cape 
Newenham and the Pastolik River.
    (ii) In the Kalskag Controlled Use Area, which consists of that 
portion of Unit 18 bounded by a line from Lower Kalskag on the 
Kuskokwim River, northwesterly to Russian Mission on the Yukon River, 
then east along the north bank of the Yukon River to the old site of 
Paimiut, then back to Lower Kalskag, you are not allowed to use 
aircraft for hunting any ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine, including 
the transportation of any hunter and ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine 
part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a hunter or 
ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine part by aircraft between publicly 
owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned 
airport within the Area and points outside the Area.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 18 from Apr. 1-Jun. 10;
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior 
to hunting;
    (C) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 18.
    (D) You may take moose from a boat moving under power in that 
portion of Unit 18, north and west of a line from the Kashunuk River 
including the north bank from the mouth of the river upstream to the 
old village of Chakaktolik, west of line from Chakaktolik to Mountain 
Village and excluding all Yukon River drainages upriver from Mountain 
Village.
    (E) Taking of wildlife in Unit 18 while in possession of lead shot 
size T, .20 caliber or less in diameter, is prohibited.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by State         Sept. 1-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Caribou: 2 caribou; no more than 1  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
 caribou may be a bull; no more
 than 1 caribou may be taken from
 Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Moose:
    Unit 18--that portion east of   No open season.
     a line running from the mouth
     of the Ishkowik River to the
     closest point of Dall Lake,
     then to the east bank of the
     Johnson River at its entrance
     into Nunavakanukakslak Lake
     (N 60[deg]59.41' Latitude;
     W162[deg]22.14' Longitude),
     continuing upriver along a
     line \1/2\ mile south and
     east of, and paralleling a
     line along the southerly bank
     of the Johnson River to the
     confluence of the east bank
     of Crooked Creek, then
     continuing upriver to the
     outlet at Arhymot Lake, then
     following the south bank east
     of the Unit 18 border and
     then north of and including
     the Eek River drainage.
     Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of moose
     except by residents of
     Tuntutuliak, Eek, Napakiak,
     Napaskiak, Kasigluk,
     Nunapitchuk, Atmautlauk,
     Oscarville, Bethel, Kwethluk,
     Akiachak, Akiak, Tuluksak,
     Lower Kalskag, and Kalskag.
    Unit 18--south of and           No open season.
     including the Kanektok River
     drainages to the Goodnews
     River drainage. Federal
     public lands are closed to
     the taking of moose by all
     users.
    Unit 18-Goodnews River          Aug. 25-Sept. 20.
     drainage and south to the
     Unit 18 boundary--1 antlered
     bull by State registration
     permit. Any needed closures
     will be announced by the
     Togiak National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager after
     consultation with BLM, ADF&G,
     and the Chair of the Yukon-
     Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence
     Regional Advisory Council.
    Unit 18--That portion north     Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     and west of the Kashunuk
     River including the north
     bank from the mouth of the
     river upstream to the old
     village of Chakaktolik, west
     of a line from Chakaktolik to
     Mountain Village and
     excluding all Yukon River
     drainages upriver from
     Mountain Village--1 antlered
     bull.

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    Unit 18--That portion north     Dec. 20-Feb. 28.
     and west of the Kashunuk
     River including the north
     bank from the mouth of the
     river upstream to the old
     village of Chakaktolik, west
     of a line from Chakaktolik to
     Mountain Village and
     excluding all Yukon River
     drainages upriver from
     Mountain Village--1 moose. If
     1 antlered bull is taken
     during the fall season in
     this area, 1 additional moose
     may be taken during the
     winter season. If no moose
     are taken in the fall season,
     2 moose may be taken in the
     winter season. No more than 2
     moose may be harvested in
     this area in a regulatory
     year. A federal registration
     permit is required. The Yukon
     Delta NWR Manager may
     restrict the harvest in the
     winter season to only 1
     antlered bull or only 1 moose
     per regulatory year after
     consultation with the ADF&G
     and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
     Subsistence Regional Advisory
     Council chair.
    Unit 18, remainder--1 antlered  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     bull.                          Dec. 20-Jan. 10.
Beaver: No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 Phase): 2 foxes.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No      July 1-June 30.
 limit.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20     Aug. 10-May 30.
 per day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 and Silver Phases): No limit..
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
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     (19) Unit 19.
    (i) Unit 19 consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from 
a straight line drawn between Lower Kalskag and Piamiut:
    (A) Unit 19A consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage downstream 
from and including the Moose Creek drainage on the north bank and 
downstream from and including the Stony River drainage on the south 
bank, excluding Unit 19B;
    (B) Unit 19B consists of the Aniak River drainage upstream from and 
including the Salmon River drainage, the Holitna River drainage 
upstream from and including the Bakbuk Creek drainage, that area south 
of a line from the mouth of Bakbuk Creek to the radar dome at 
Sparrevohn Air Force Base, including the Hoholitna River drainage 
upstream from that line, and the Stony River drainage upstream from and 
including the Can Creek drainage;
    (C) Unit 19C consists of that portion of Unit 19 south and east of 
a line from Benchmark M1.26 (approximately 1.26 miles south of 
the northwest corner of the original Mt. McKinley National Park 
boundary) to the peak of Lone Mountain, then due west to Big River, 
including the Big River drainage upstream from that line, and including 
the Swift River drainage upstream from and including the North Fork 
drainage;
    (D) Unit 19D consists of the remainder of Unit 19.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within 
Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. 
Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (m)(19) are permitted 
in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on 
December 2, 1980;
    (B) In the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area, which consists of 
that portion of Unit 19D upstream from the mouth of the Selatna River, 
but excluding the Selatna and Black River drainages, to a line 
extending from Dyckman Mountain on the northern Unit 19D boundary 
southeast to the 1,610 foot crest of Munsatli Ridge, then south along 
Munsatli Ridge to the 2,981 foot peak of Telida Mountain, then 
northeast to the intersection of the western boundary of Denali 
National Preserve with the Minchumina-Telida winter trail, then south 
along the western boundary of Denali National Preserve to the southern 
boundary of Unit 19D, you may not use aircraft for hunting moose, 
including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, 
this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part 
by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area, 
or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside 
the area.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30;
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag in those portions of 19A and 19B downstream of and 
including the Aniak River drainage if you have obtained a State 
registration permit prior to hunting.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
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              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.

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Brown Bear:
    Unit 19A and 19B--those         Aug. 10-June 30
     portions which are downstream
     of and including the Aniak
     River drainage--1 bear by
     State registration permit.
    Unit 19A, remainder, 19B,       Aug. 10-June 30.
     remainder, and Unit 19D--1
     bear.
Caribou:
    Unit 19A--north of Kuskokwim    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     River--2 caribou, no more
     than 1 caribou may be a bull;
     no more than 1 caribou may be
     taken from Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 19A--south of the          Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     Kuskokwim River and Unit 19B
     (excluding rural Alaska
     residents of Lime Village)--2
     caribou; no more than 1
     caribou may be a bull; no
     more than 1 caribou may be
     taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 19C--1 caribou...........  Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
    Unit 19D--south and east of     Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     the Kuskokwim River and North
     Fork of the Kuskokwim River--
     1 caribou.
                                    Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1 caribou  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
    Unit 19--Residents domiciled    July 1-June 30.
     in Lime Village only--no
     individual harvest limit but
     a village harvest quota of
     200 caribou; cows and calves
     may not be taken from Apr. 1-
     Aug. 9. Reporting will be by
     a community reporting system.
Sheep: 1 ram with \7/8\ curl horn   Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
 or larger.
Moose:
    Unit 19--Residents of Lime      July 1-June 30.
     Village only--no individual
     harvest limit, but a village
     harvest quota of 28 bulls
     (including those taken under
     the State permits). Reporting
     will be by a community
     reporting system.
    Unit 19A--North of the          No open season.
     Kuskokwim River, upstream
     from but excluding the George
     River drainage, and south of
     the Kuskokwim River upstream
     from and including the Downey
     Creek drainage, not including
     the Lime Village Management
     Area; Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose.
    Unit 19A, remainder--1          Sept. 1-20.
     antlered bull by Federal
     drawing permit or a State
     permit. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose except by residents of
     Tuluksak, Lower Kalskag,
     Upper Kalskag, Aniak,
     Chuathbaluk, and Crooked
     Creek hunting under these
     regulations. The Refuge
     Manager of the Yukon Delta
     NWR, in cooperation with the
     BLM Field Office Manager,
     will annually establish the
     harvest quota and number of
     permits to be issued in
     coordination with the State
     Tier I hunt. If the allowable
     harvest level is reached
     before the regular season
     closing date, the Refuge
     Manager, in consultation with
     the BLM Field Office Manager,
     will announce an early
     closure of Federal public
     lands to all moose hunting.
    Unit 19B--1 bull with spike-    Sept. 1-20.
     fork or 50-inch antlers or
     antlers with 4 or more brow
     tines on one side.
    Unit 19C--1 antlered bull.....  Sept. 1-20.
    Unit 19C--1 bull by State       Jan. 15-Feb. 15.
     registration permit.
    Unit 19D--that portion of the   Sept. 1-30.
     Upper Kuskokwim Controlled
     Use Area within the North
     Fork drainage upstream from
     the confluence of the South
     Fork to the mouth of the
     Swift Fork--1 antlered bull.
    Unit 19D--remainder of the      Sept. 1-30.
     Upper Kuskokwim Controlled
     Use Area--1 bull.
                                    Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1          Sept. 1-30.
     antlered bull.
                                    Dec. 1-15.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
    Unit 19D--10 wolves per day...  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 19, remainder--5 wolves..  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
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    (20) Unit 20.
    (i) Unit 20 consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from and 
including the Tozitna River drainage to and including the Hamlin Creek 
drainage, drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream 
from and including the Charley River drainage, the Ladue River and 
Fortymile River drainages, and the Tanana River drainage north of Unit 
13 and downstream from the east bank of the Robertson River:
    (A) Unit 20A consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the 
south by the Unit 13 boundary, bounded on the east by the west bank of 
the Delta River, bounded on the north by the north bank of the Tanana 
River from its confluence with the Delta River downstream to its 
confluence with the Nenana River, and bounded on the west by the east 
bank of the Nenana River;

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    (B) Unit 20B consists of drainages into the north bank of the 
Tanana River from and including Hot Springs Slough upstream to and 
including the Banner Creek drainage;
    (C) Unit 20C consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the 
east by the east bank of the Nenana River and on the north by the north 
bank of the Tanana River downstream from the Nenana River;
    (D) Unit 20D consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the 
east by the east bank of the Robertson River and on the west by the 
west bank of the Delta River, and drainages into the north bank of the 
Tanana River from its confluence with the Robertson River downstream 
to, but excluding, the Banner Creek drainage;
    (E) Unit 20E consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon 
River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, and the 
Ladue River drainage;
    (F) Unit 20F consists of the remainder of Unit 20.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within 
Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. 
Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(20) are permitted 
in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on 
December 2, 1980;
    (B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting 
from Aug. 5-25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which 
is defined as: A line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and 
the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then 
west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids 
Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek 
to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line 
across the Delta River to Mile 236.7 of the Richardson Highway, then 
north along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska 
Highway, then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the 
Johnson River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and 
Johnson Glacier to the head of the Canwell Glacier, then west along the 
north bank of the Canwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River;
    (C) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway 
vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the 
Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side 
of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the 
Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton 
Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the 
subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles 
only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management 
Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, 
Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor 
may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of 
wildlife;
    (D) You may not use any motorized vehicle for hunting from August 
5-September 20 in the Glacier Mountain Controlled Use Area, which 
consists of that portion of Unit 20E bounded by a line beginning at 
Mile 140 of the Taylor Highway, then north along the highway to Eagle, 
then west along the cat trail from Eagle to Crooked Creek, then from 
Crooked Creek southwest along the west bank of Mogul Creek to its 
headwaters on North Peak, then west across North Peak to the headwaters 
of Independence Creek, then southwest along the west bank of 
Independence Creek to its confluence with the North Fork of the 
Fortymile River, then easterly along the south bank of the North Fork 
of the Fortymile River to its confluence with Champion Creek, then 
across the North Fork of the Fortymile River to the south bank of 
Champion Creek and easterly along the south bank of Champion Creek to 
its confluence with Little Champion Creek, then northeast along the 
east bank of Little Champion Creek to its headwaters, then 
northeasterly in a direct line to Mile 140 on the Taylor Highway; 
however, this does not prohibit motorized access via, or transportation 
of harvested wildlife on, the Taylor Highway or any airport;
    (E) You may by permit hunt moose on the Minto Flats Management 
Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded by the Elliot 
Highway beginning at Mile 118, then northeasterly to Mile 96, then east 
to the Tolovana Hotsprings Dome, then east to the Winter Cat Trail, 
then along the Cat Trail south to the Old Telegraph Trail at Dunbar, 
then westerly along the trail to a point where it joins the Tanana 
River 3 miles above Old Minto, then along the north bank of the Tanana 
River (including all channels and sloughs except Swan Neck Slough), to 
the confluence of the Tanana and Tolovana Rivers and then northerly to 
the point of beginning;
    (F) You may only hunt moose by bow and arrow in the Fairbanks 
Management Area. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 20B bounded 
by a line from the confluence of Rosie Creek and the Tanana River, 
northerly along Rosie Creek to Isberg Road, then northeasterly on 
Isberg Road to Cripple Creek Road, then northeasterly on Cripple Creek 
Road to the Parks Highway, then north on the Parks Highway to Alder 
Creek, then westerly to the middle fork of Rosie Creek through section 
26 to the Parks Highway, then east along the Parks Highway to Alder 
Creek, then upstream along Alder Creek to its confluence with Emma 
Creek, then upstream along Emma Creek to its headwaters, then northerly 
along the hydrographic divide between Goldstream Creek drainages and 
Cripple Creek drainages to the summit of Ester Dome, then down Sheep 
Creek to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then easterly along 
Goldstream Creek to Sheep Creek Road, then north on Sheep Creek Road to 
Murphy Dome Road, then west on Murphy Dome Road to Old Murphy Dome 
Road, then east on Old Murphy Dome Road to the Elliot Highway, then 
south on the Elliot Highway to Goldstream Creek, then easterly along 
Goldstream Creek to its confluence with First Chance Creek, Davidson 
Ditch, then southeasterly along the Davidson Ditch to its confluence 
with the tributary to Goldstream Creek in Section 29, then downstream 
along the tributary to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then in a 
straight line to First Chance Creek, then up First Chance Creek to 
Tungsten Hill, then southerly along Steele Creek to its confluence with 
Ruby Creek, then upstream along Ruby Creek to Esro Road, then south on 
Esro Road to Chena Hot Springs Road, then east on Chena Hot Springs 
Road to Nordale Road, then south on Nordale Road to the Chena River, to 
its intersection with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline right of way, then 
southeasterly along the easterly edge of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline 
right of way to the Chena River, then along the north bank of the Chena 
River to the Moose Creek dike, then southerly along the Moose Creek 
dike to its intersection with the Tanana River, and then westerly along 
the north bank of the Tanana River to the point of beginning.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear from April 15-June 30; you 
may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands;
    (B) You may not use a steel trap, or a snare using cable smaller 
than \3/32\ inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 20E during 
April and October;

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    (C) Residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per 
regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, 
under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be 
issued to individuals at the request of the Native Village of Tanana 
only. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted by 
the State.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 20A--1 bear..............  Sept. 1-May 31.
    Unit 20E--1 bear..............  Aug. 10-June 30.
    Unit 20, remainder--1 bear....  Sept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
    Unit 20E--1 caribou by joint    Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     State/Federal registration     Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
     permit only. Up to 900
     caribou may be taken under a
     State/Federal harvest quota.
     During the fall season the
     harvest will be restricted to
     1 bull and the harvest will
     not exceed 100 caribou
     between Aug. 10-29. During
     the winter season, area
     closures or hunt restrictions
     may be announced when
     Nelchina caribou are present
     in a mix of more than 1
     Nelchina caribou to 15
     Fortymile caribou, except
     when the number of caribou
     present is low enough that
     less than 50 Nelchina caribou
     will be harvested regardless
     of the mixing ratio for the
     two herds.
    Unit 20F--north of the Yukon    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     River--1 caribou.
    Unit 20F--east of the Dalton    Aug. 10-Sept. 20
     Highway and south of the       Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
     Yukon River--1 caribou; cow
     caribou may be taken only
     from Nov. 1-March 31. During
     the November 1-March 31
     season, a State registration
     permit is required.
Moose:
    Unit 20A--1 antlered bull.....  Sept. 1-20.
    Unit 20B--that portion within   Sept. 1-20.
     the Minto Flats Management
     Area--1 bull by Federal
     registration permit only.
                                    Jan. 10-Feb. 28.
    Unit 20B, remainder --1         Sept. 1-20.
     antlered bull.
    Unit 20C--that portion within   Sept. 1-30.
     Denali National Park and       Nov. 15-Dec. 15.
     Preserve west of the Toklat
     River, excluding lands within
     Mount McKinley National Park
     as it existed prior to
     December 2, 1980--1 antlered
     bull; however, white-phased
     or partial albino (more than
     50 percent white) moose may
     not be taken.
    Unit 20C, remainder --1         Sept. 1-30.
     antlered bull; however, white-
     phased or partial albino
     (more than 50 percent white)
     moose may not be taken.
    Unit 20E--that portion within   Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
     Yukon-Charley Rivers National
     Preserve--1 bull.
    Unit 20E--that portion drained  Aug. 24-Sept. 25.
     by the Middle Fork of the
     Fortymile River upstream from
     and including the Joseph
     Creek drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 20E remainder--1 bull by   Aug. 24-Sept. 25.
     joint Federal/State
     registration permit.
    Unit 20F--that portion within   Sept. 1-25.
     the Dalton Highway Corridor
     Management Area--1 antlered
     bull by Federal registration
     permit only.
    Unit 20F, remainder--1          Sept. 1-25.
     antlered bull.
                                    Dec. 1-10.
Beaver: Unit 20E--Yukon-Charley     Sept. 20-May 15.
 Rivers National Preserve--6
 beaver per season. Meat from
 harvested beaver must be salvaged
 for human consumption.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
    Unit 20A, 20B, and that         Dec. 1-Jan 31.
     portion of 20C east of the
     Teklanika River--2 lynx.
    Unit 20E--2 lynx..............  Nov. 1-Jan 31.
    Unit 20, remainder--2 lynx....  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
    Unit 20E, that portion within   Sept. 20-June 10.
     Yukon-Charley Rivers National
     Preserve--No limit.
    Unit 20C, that portion within   Nov. 1-Jun. 10.
     Denali National Park and
     Preserve--25 muskrat.
    Unit 20, remainder............  No open season.
Wolf:
    Unit 20--10 wolves............  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 20C, that portion within   Aug. 10-Oct. 31.
     Denali National Park and       Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
     Preserve--1 wolf during the
     Aug. 10-Oct. 31 period; 5
     wolves during the Nov. 1-Apr.
     30 period, for a total of 6
     wolves for the season.
    Unit 20C, remainder--10 wolves  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): Units 20A, 20B, 20C,
 20E, and 20F--15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Unit 20--those portions within  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     5 miles of Alaska Route 5
     (Taylor Highway, both to
     Eagle and the Alaska-Canada
     boundary) and that portion of
     Alaska Route 4 (Richardson
     Highway) south of Delta
     Junction--20 per day, 40 in
     possession.
    Unit 20, remainder--20 per      Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F--  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
     No limit.
    Unit 20E--25 beaver per         Sept. 20-May 15.
     season. Only firearms may be
     used during Sept. 20-Oct. 31
     and Apr. 16-May 15, to take
     up to 6 beaver. Only traps or
     snares may be used Nov. 1-
     Apr. 15. The total annual
     harvest limit for beaver is
     25, of which no more than 6
     may be taken by firearm under
     trapping or hunting
     regulations. Meat from beaver
     harvested by firearm must be
     salvaged for human
     consumption.
Coyote:

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    Unit 20E--No limit............  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
    Unit 20, remainder--No limit..  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx:
    Unit 20A, 20B, and 20C east of  Dec. 15-Feb. 15.
     the Teklanika River--No limit.
    Unit 20E--No limit; however,    Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
     no more than 5 lynx may be
     taken between Nov. 1 and Nov.
     30.
    Unit 20F and 20C--remainder--   Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
     No limit.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
    Unit 20E--No limit............  Sept. 20-June 10.
    Unit 20, remainder--No limit..  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
    Unit 20A, 20B, 20C, & 20F--No   Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
     limit.
    Unit 20E--No limit............  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
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    (21) Unit 21.
    (i) Unit 21 consists of drainages into the Yukon River upstream 
from Paimiut to, but not including, the Tozitna River drainage on the 
north bank, and to, but not including, the Tanana River drainage on the 
south bank; and excluding the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the 
Dulbi River drainage:
    (A) Unit 21A consists of the Innoko River drainage upstream from 
and including the Iditarod River drainage;
    (B) Unit 21B consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from 
Ruby and east of the Ruby-Poorman Road, downstream from and excluding 
the Tozitna River and Tanana River drainages, and excluding the 
Melozitna River drainage upstream from Grayling Creek;
    (C) Unit 21C consists of the Melozitna River drainage upstream from 
Grayling Creek, and the Dulbi River drainage upstream from and 
including the Cottonwood Creek drainage;
    (D) Unit 21D consists of the Yukon River drainage from and 
including the Blackburn Creek drainage upstream to Ruby, including the 
area west of the Ruby-Poorman Road, excluding the Koyukuk River 
drainage upstream from the Dulbi River drainage, and excluding the 
Dulbi River drainage upstream from Cottonwood Creek;
    (E) Unit 21E consists of the Yukon River drainage from Paimiut 
upstream to, but not including, the Blackburn Creek drainage, and the 
Innoko River drainage downstream from the Iditarod River drainage.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) The Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 21 and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of 
the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64[deg]52.58' N. lat., 157[deg]43.10' W. 
long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel 
Rivers at 65[deg]28.42' N. lat., 157[deg]44.89' W. long., then 
northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia 
River (65[deg]57' N. lat., 156[deg]41' W. long.) at 65[deg]56.66' N. 
lat., 156[deg]40.81' W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the 
forks of the Dakli River at 66[deg]02.56' N. lat., 156[deg]12.71' W. 
long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza 
River at 66[deg]00.31' N. lat., 155[deg]18.57' W. long., then 
southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65[deg]31.87' 
N. lat., 154[deg]52.18' W. long., then southwest to the mouth of 
Cottonwood Creek at 65[deg]13.00' N. lat., 156[deg]06.43' W. long., 
then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64[deg]49.35' N. lat., 
157[deg]21.73' W. long., then westerly along the north bank of the 
Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning, is 
closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting 
moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; 
however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or 
moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the 
controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area 
and points outside the area; all hunters on the Koyukuk River passing 
the ADF&G-operated check station at Ella's Cabin (15 miles upstream 
from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop and report to 
ADF&G personnel at the check station;
    (B) The Paradise Controlled Use Area, which consists of that 
portion of Unit 21 bounded by a line beginning at the old village of 
Paimiut, then north along the west bank of the Yukon River to Paradise, 
then northwest to the mouth of Stanstrom Creek on the Bonasila River, 
then northeast to the mouth of the Anvik River, then along the west 
bank of the Yukon River to the lower end of Eagle Island (approximately 
45 miles north of Grayling), then to the mouth of the Iditarod River, 
then down the east bank of the Innoko River to its confluence with 
Paimiut Slough, then south along the east bank of Paimiut Slough to its 
mouth, and then to the old village of Paimiut, is closed during moose 
hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including 
transportation of any moose hunter or part of moose; however, this does 
not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or part of moose by 
aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or 
between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the 
area.
    (iii) In Unit 21D, you may hunt brown bear by State registration 
permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State 
registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any 
manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State 
registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or 
parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear 
hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between 
communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this 
area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between 
publicly owned airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to 
hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25;
    (B) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 21(E) from Nov. 1-June 10;
    (C) The residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per 
regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, 
under the terms of a Federal registration

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permit. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of 
the Native Village of Tanana. This three moose limit is not cumulative 
with that permitted by the State;
    (D) The residents of Unit 21 may take up to three moose per 
regulatory year for the celebration known as the Kaltag/Nulato 
Stickdance, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits 
will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village 
of Kaltag or Nulato. This three moose limit is not cumulative with that 
permitted by the State.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
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              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 21D--1 bear by State       Aug. 10-June 30.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 21, remainder--1 bear....  Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 21A--1 caribou...........  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
                                    Dec. 10-Dec. 20.
    Unit 21B--that portion north    No open season.
     of the Yukon River and
     downstream from Ukawutni
     Creek.
    Unit 21C--the Dulbi and         No open season.
     Melozitna River drainages
     downstream from Big Creek.
    Unit 21B remainder, 21C         Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     remainder, and 21E--1 caribou.
    Unit 21D--north of the Yukon    Winter season to be announced.
     River and east of the Koyukuk
     River--caribou may be taken
     during a winter season to be
     announced by the Refuge
     Manager of the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager and the BLM
     Central Yukon Field Office
     Manager, in consultation with
     ADF&G and the Chairs of the
     Western Interior Subsistence
     Regional Advisory Council,
     and the Middle Yukon and Ruby
     Fish and Game Advisory
     Committees.
    Unit 21D, remainder--5 caribou  July 1-June 30.
     per day; however, cow caribou
     may not be taken May 16-June
     30.
Moose:
    Unit 21B--that part of the      Sept. 5-Oct. 1.
     Nowitna River drainage
     downstream from and including
     the Little Mud River
     drainage--1 bull. A State
     registration permit is
     required from Sept. 5-25. A
     Federal registration permit
     is required from Sept. 26-
     Oct. 1.
    Unit 21B--that part of the      Five-day season to be announced
     Nowitna River drainage          between Dec. 1 and March 31.
     downstream from and including
     the Little Mud River
     drainage--1 antlered bull. A
     Federal registration permit
     is required during the 5-day
     season and will be limited to
     one per household. The 5-day
     season may be announced by
     the Koyukuk/Nowitna National
     Wildlife Refuge Manager after
     consultation with the ADF&G
     and the Chairs of the Western
     Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Ruby Fish and
     Game Advisory Committee.
    Unit 21A and 21B, remainder--1  Aug. 20-Sept. 25.
     bull.                          Nov. 1-30.
    Unit 21C--1 antlered bull.....  Sept. 5-25.
    Unit 21D--Koyukuk Controlled    Sep. 1-25.
     Use Area--1 bull;.
    1 antlerless moose by Federal   Mar. 1-5 season to be announced.
     permit if authorized by
     announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna NWR manager. Harvest
     of cow moose accompanied by
     calves is prohibited. A
     harvestable surplus of cows
     will be determined for a
     quota.
    or
    1 antlered bull by Federal      Apr. 10-15 season to be announced.
     permit, if there is no Mar.1-
     5 season and if authorized by
     announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna NWR manager and BLM
     Central Yukon field office
     manager. A harvestable
     surplus of bulls will be
     determined for a quota.
     Announcement for the Mar. and
     Apr. seasons and harvest
     quotas will be made after
     consultation with the ADF&G
     area biologist and the Chairs
     of the Western Interior
     Regional Advisory Council and
     Middle Yukon and Koyukuk
     River Fish and Game Advisory
     Committee.
    Unit 21D, remainder--1 moose;   Aug. 22-31.
     however, antlerless moose may  Sept. 5-25.
     be taken only during Sept. 21- Mar. 1-5 season to be announced.
     25 and the Mar. 1-5 season if
     authorized jointly by the
     Koyukuk/Nowitna National
     Wildlife Refuge Manager and
     the Central Yukon Field
     Office Manager, Bureau of
     Land Management. Harvest of
     cow moose accompanied by
     calves is prohibited. During
     the Aug. 22-31 and Sept. 5-25
     seasons, a State registration
     permit is required. During
     the Mar. 1-5 season a Federal
     registration permit is
     required. Announcement for
     the antlerless moose seasons
     and cow quotas will be made
     after consultation with the
     ADF&G area biologist and the
     Chairs of the Western
     Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Middle Yukon
     Fish and Game Advisory
     Committee.
    Unit 21E--1 moose; however,     Aug. 25-Sept. 30.
     only bulls may be taken from   Feb. 15-Mar. 15.
     Aug. 25-Sept. 30.
    During the Feb. 15-Mar. 15
     season a Federal registration
     permit is required. The
     permit conditions and any
     needed closures for the
     winter season will be
     announced by the Innoko NWR
     manager after consultation
     with the ADF&G area biologist
     and the Chairs of the Western
     Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Middle Yukon
     Fish and Game Advisory
     Committee as stipulated in a
     letter of delegation. Moose
     may not be taken within one-
     half mile of the Innoko or
     Yukon River during the winter
     season.
Beaver:
    Unit 21E--No limit............  Nov. 1-June 10.
    Unit 21, remainder............  No open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No      July 1-June 30.
 limit.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 5 wolves....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No Limit..................  Nov. 1-June 10.

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Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
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     (22) Unit 22.
    (i) Unit 22 consists of Bering Sea, Norton Sound, Bering Strait, 
Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound drainages from, but excluding, the 
Pastolik River drainage in southern Norton Sound to, but not including, 
the Goodhope River drainage in Southern Kotzebue Sound, and all 
adjacent islands in the Bering Sea between the mouths of the Goodhope 
and Pastolik Rivers:
    (A) Unit 22A consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Pastolik River drainage to, and including, the Ungalik 
River drainage, and Stuart and Besboro Islands;
    (B) Unit 22B consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Ungalik River drainage to, and including, the Topkok 
Creek drainage;
    (C) Unit 22C consists of Norton Sound and Bering Sea drainages 
from, but excluding, the Topkok Creek drainage to, and including, the 
Tisuk River drainage, and King and Sledge Islands;
    (D) Unit 22D consists of that portion of Unit 22 draining into the 
Bering Sea north of, but not including, the Tisuk River to and 
including Cape York and St. Lawrence Island;
    (E) Unit 22E consists of Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, 
and Kotzebue Sound drainages from Cape York to, but excluding, the 
Goodhope River drainage, and including Little Diomede Island and 
Fairway Rock.
    (ii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu 
of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit 
prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear 
hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, 
including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, 
this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by 
regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that 
normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to 
transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 22 during the established seasons;
    (B) Coyote, incidentally taken with a trap or snare, may be used 
for subsistence purposes;
    (C) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select 
individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot 
from a moving snowmachine;
    (D) The taking of one bull moose and up to three musk oxen by the 
community of Wales is allowed for the celebration of the Kingikmuit 
Dance Festival under the terms of a Federal registration permit. 
Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native 
Village of Wales. The harvest may only occur within regularly 
established seasons in Unit 22E. The harvest will count against any 
established quota for the area;
    (E) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may 
designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take musk 
oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a 
community operating under a community harvest system. The designated 
hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed 
harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of 
recipients in the course of a season, but have no more than two harvest 
limits in his/her possession at any one time, except in Unit 22E where 
a resident of Wales or Shishmaref acting as a designated hunter may 
hunt for any number of recipients, but have no more than four harvest 
limits in his/her possession at any one time.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear:
    Unit 22A and 22B--3 bears.....  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
    Unit 22, remainder............  No open season.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--1  Aug. 1-May 31.
     bear by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 22C--1 bear by State       Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
     registration permit only.      May 10-25.
Caribou:
    Unit 22B west of Golovin Bay    Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     and west of a line along the   May 1-Sept. 30, a season may be
     west bank of the Fish and       opened by announcement by the
     Niukluk Rivers and excluding    Anchorage Field Office Manager of
     the Libby River drainage--5     the BLM, in consultation with
     caribou per day.                ADF&G.
    Units 22A, 22B remainder, that  July 1-June 30.
     portion of Unit 22D in the
     Kougaruk, Kuzitrin (excluding
     the Pilgrim River drainage),
     American, and Agiapuk River
     Drainages, and Unit 22E, that
     portion east of and including
     the Sanaguich River drainage--
     5 caribou per day; cow
     caribou may not be taken May
     16-June 30.
Moose:

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    Unit 22A--that portion north    Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     of and including the
     Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik
     River drainages--1 bull.
     Federal public lands are
     closed to hunting except by
     residents of Unit 22A hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 22A--that portion in the   Aug. 15-Sept. 14
     Unalakleet drainage and all
     drainages flowing into Norton
     Sound north of the Golsovia
     River drainage and south of
     the Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik
     River drainages--Federal
     public lands are closed to
     the taking of moose, except
     that residents of Unalakleet,
     hunting under these
     regulations, may take 1 bull
     by Federal registration
     permit, administered by the
     BLM Anchorage Field Office
     with the authority to close
     the season in consultation
     with ADF&G.
    Unit 22A, remainder--1 bull.    Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     However, during the period     Jan. 1-Feb. 15
     Jan.1--Feb. 15, only an
     antlered bull may be taken.
     Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of moose
     except by residents of Unit
     22A hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 22B--west of the Darby     Sept. 1-14.
     Mountains--1 bull by State
     registration permit. Quotas
     and any needed closures will
     be announced by the Anchorage
     Field Office Manager of the
     BLM, in consultation with NPS
     and ADF&G. Federal public
     lands are closed to the
     taking of moose except by
     Federally qualified
     subsistence users hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 22B--west of the Darby     Jan. 1-31.
     Mountains--1 bull by either
     Federal or State registration
     permit. Quotas and any needed
     season closures will be
     announced by the Anchorage
     Field Office Manager of the
     BLM, in consultation with
     NPS, and ADF&G. Federal
     public lands are closed to
     the taking of moose except by
     residents of White Mountain
     and Golovin hunting under
     these regulations.
    Unit 22B, remainder--1 bull...  Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 22C--1 antlered bull.....  Sept. 1-14.
    Unit 22D--that portion within   Sept. 1-14.
     the Kougarok, Kuzitrin, and
     Pilgrim River drainages--1
     bull by State registration
     permit. Quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Anchorage Field Office
     Manager of the BLM, in
     consultation with NPS and
     ADF&G. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose except by residents of
     Units 22D and 22C hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 22D--that portion west of  Sept. 1-14.
     the Tisuk River drainage and
     Canyon Creek--1 bull by State
     registration permit. Quotas
     and any needed closures will
     be announced by the Anchorage
     Field Office Manager of the
     BLM, in consultation with NPS
     and ADF&G.
    Unit 22D--that portion west of  Dec. 1-31.
     the Tisuk River drainage and
     Canyon Creek--1 bull by
     Federal registration permit.
     Quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Anchorage Field Office
     Manager of the BLM, in
     consultation with NPS and
     ADF&G. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose except by residents of
     Units 22D and 22C hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 bull...  Aug. 10-Sept. 14.
                                    Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 moose;   Dec. 1-31.
     however, no person may take a
     calf or a cow accompanied by
     a calf.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1          Jan. 1-31.
     antlered bull.
    Unit 22E--1 antlered bull.      Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of moose
     except by Federally qualified
     subsistence users hunting
     under these regulations.
Musk ox:
    Unit 22B--1 bull by Federal     Aug.1-Mar. 15.
     permit or State permit.
     Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of musk
     ox except by Federally
     qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these
     regulations. Annual harvest
     quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Anchorage Field Office
     Manager of the BLM, in
     consultation with NPS and
     ADF&G.
    Unit 22D--that portion west of  Sept.1-Mar. 15.
     the Tisuk River drainage and
     Canyon Creek--1 musk ox by
     Federal permit or State
     permit; however, cows may
     only be taken during the
     period Jan. 1-Mar. 15. Annual
     harvest quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Superintendent of the
     Western Arctic National
     Parklands in consultation
     with ADF&G and BLM.
    Unit 22D, that portion within   Aug.1-Mar. 15.
     the Kuzitrin River drainages--
     1 musk ox by Federal permit
     or State permit; however,
     cows may only be taken during
     the period Jan. 1-Mar. 15.
     Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of musk
     ox except by Federally
     qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these
     regulations. Annual harvest
     quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Superintendent of the
     Bering Land Bridge National
     Preserve in consultation with
     ADF&G and BLM.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 musk ox   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     by Federal permit or State
     permit; however, cows may
     only be taken during the
     period Jan. 1-Mar. 15.
     Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of musk
     ox except by Federally
     qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these
     regulations. Annual harvest
     quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Superintendent of the
     Western Arctic National
     Parklands in consultation
     with ADF&G and BLM.
    Unit 22E--1 musk ox by Federal   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     permit or State permit.
     Annual harvest quotas and any
     needed closures will be
     announced by the
     Superintendent of the Western
     Arctic National Parklands in
     consultation with ADF&G and
     BLM.
    Unit 22, remainder............  No open season.
Beaver:
    Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--   Nov. 1-June 10.
     50 beaver.
    Unit 22, remainder............  No open season.
Coyote............................  No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 Phase): 2 foxes.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No      Sept. 1-Apr. 15.
 limit.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
    Unit 22A and 22B--No limit....  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 22, remainder............  No open season.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolverine: 3 wolverines...........  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.

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Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Unit 22A and 22B east of and    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     including the Niukluk River
     drainage--40 per day, 80 in
     possession.
    Unit 22E--20 per day, 40 in     July 15-May 15
     possession.
    Unit 22, remainder--20 per      Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--   Nov. 1-June 10.
     50 beaver.
    Unit 22C......................  No open season.
Coyote:...........................  No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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     (23) Unit 23.
    (i) Unit 23 consists of Kotzebue Sound, Chukchi Sea, and Arctic 
Ocean drainages from and including the Goodhope River drainage to Cape 
Lisburne.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner either for hunting of 
ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, or for transportation of hunters 
or harvested species in the Noatak Controlled Use Area for the period 
August 15-September 30. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 23 in 
a corridor extending five miles on either side of the Noatak River 
beginning at the mouth of the Noatak River, and extending upstream to 
the mouth of Sapun Creek. This closure does not apply to the 
transportation of hunters or parts of ungulates, bear, wolves, or 
wolverine by regularly scheduled flights to communities by carriers 
that normally provide scheduled air service.
    (B) [Reserved]
    (iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu 
of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit 
prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear 
hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, 
including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, 
this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by 
regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that 
normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to 
transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 23;
    (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in 
this Sec.  ------.26, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm 
using rimfire cartridges;
    (C) If you have a trapping license, you may take beaver with a 
firearm in all of Unit 23 from Nov. 1-Jun. 10;
    (D) For the Baird and DeLong Mountain sheep hunts--A Federally 
qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally 
qualified subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless 
the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community 
harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter 
permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated 
hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and 
may have both his and the recipients' harvest limits in his/her 
possession at the same time;
    (E) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select 
individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot 
from a moving snowmachine;
    (F) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may 
designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take musk 
oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a 
community operating under a community harvest system. The designated 
hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed 
harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of 
recipients, but have no more than two harvest limits in his/her 
possession at any one time.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 23--1 bear by      Aug. 1-May 31.
 State registration permit.
Caribou: 15 caribou per day;        July 1-June 30.
 however, cow caribou may not be
 taken May 16-June 30.
Sheep:

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    Unit 23--south of Rabbit        Aug. 10-April 30. If the allowable
     Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the     harvest levels are reached before
     Noatak River, and west of the   the regular season closing date,
     Cutler and Redstone Rivers      the Superintendent of the Western
     (Baird Mountains)--1 sheep by   Arctic National Parklands will
     Federal registration permit.    announce an early closure.
     The total allowable harvest
     of sheep is 21, of which 15
     may be rams and 6 may be
     ewes. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     sheep except by Federally
     qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 23--north of Rabbit        Aug. 10-April 30. If the allowable
     Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the     harvest levels are reached before
     Noatak River, and west of the   the regular season closing date,
     Aniuk River (DeLong             the Superintendent of the Western
     Mountains)--1 sheep by          Arctic National Parklands will
     Federal registration permit.    announce an early closure.
     The total allowable harvest
     of sheep for the DeLong
     Mountains is 8, of which 5
     may be rams and 3 may be ewes.
    Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka    Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     Mountains)--1 ram with \7/8\
     curl or larger horn.
    Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka    Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     Mountains)--1 sheep.
 
Moose:
    Unit 23--that portion north     July 1-Mar. 31.
     and west of and including the
     Singoalik River drainage, and
     all lands draining into the
     Kukpuk and Ipewik Rivers--1
     moose; no person may take a
     calf or a cow accompanied by
     a calf.
    Unit 23--that portion lying     Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     within the Noatak River
     drainage--1 moose; however,
     antlerless moose may be taken
     only from Nov. 1-Mar. 31; no
     person may take a calf or a
     cow accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 23, remainder--1 moose;    Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     no person may take a calf or
     a cow accompanied by a calf.
 
Musk ox:
    Unit 23--south of Kotzebue      Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     Sound and west of and
     including the Buckland River
     drainage--1 bull by Federal
     permit or State permit.
    or
    1 musk ox by Federal permit or  Jan. 1-Mar. 15.
     State permit.
    Federal public lands are        Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     closed to the taking of musk
     ox except by Federally
     qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these
     regulations. Annual harvest
     quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Superintendent of the
     Western Arctic National
     Parklands, in consultation
     with ADF&G and BLM.
    Unit 23--Cape Krusenstern
     National Monument--1 bull by
     Federal permit. Annual
     harvest quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Superintendent of Western
     Arctic National Parklands.
     Cape Krusenstern National
     Monument is closed to the
     taking of musk oxen except by
     resident zone community
     members with permanent
     residence within the Monument
     or the immediately adjacent
     Napaktuktuk Mountain area,
     south of latitude 67[deg]05'
     N and west of longitude
     162[deg]30' W hunting under
     these regulations.
    Unit 23, remainder............  No open season.
Beaver: No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar.15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Hare: (Snowshoe and Tundra) No      July 1-June 30.
 limit.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: 15 wolves...................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  July 1-June 30
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White- Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
     Unit 23--the Kobuk and         July 1-June 30.
     Selawik River drainages--50
     beaver.
    Unit 23, remainder--30 beaver.  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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     (24) Unit 24.
    (i) Unit 24 consists of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from 
but not including the Dulbi River drainage:
    (A) Unit 24A consists of the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River 
drainage upstream from but not including the Harriet Creek and North 
Fork Koyukuk River drainages, to the South Fork of the Koyukuk River 
drainage upstream from Squaw Creek, the Jim River Drainage, the Fish 
Creek drainage upstream from and including the Bonanza Creek drainage, 
to the 1,410 ft. peak of the hydrologic divide with the northern fork 
of the Kanuti Chalatna River at N. Lat. 66[deg]33.303' W. Long. 
151[deg]03.637' and following the unnamed northern fork of the Kanuti 
Chalatna Creek to the confluence of the southern fork of the Kanuti 
Chalatna River at N. Lat. 66[deg]27.090' W. Long. 151 [deg]23.841', 4.2 
miles SSW (194 degrees true) of Clawanmenka Lake and following the 
unnamed southern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna Creek to the hydrologic 
divide with the Kanuti River drainage at N. Lat. 66[deg]19.789' W. 
Long. 151[deg]10.102', 3.0 miles ENE (79 degrees true) from the 2,055 
ft. peak on that divide, and the Kanuti River drainage upstream from 
the confluence of an unnamed creek at N. Lat. 66[deg]13.050' W. Long. 
151 [deg]05.864', 0.9 miles SSE (155 degrees true) of a 1,980 ft. peak 
on that divide, and following that unnamed creek to the Unit 24 
boundary on the hydrologic divide to the Ray River drainage at N. Lat. 
66[deg]03.827' W. Long. 150[deg]49.988' at the 2,920 ft. peak of that 
divide;
    (B) Unit 24B consists of the Koyukuk River Drainage upstream from 
Dog Island to the Subunit 24A boundary;
    (C) Unit 24C consists of the Hogatza River Drainage, the Koyukuk 
River Drainage upstream from Batza River on the north side of the 
Koyukuk River and upstream from and including the Indian River Drainage 
on the south side of the Koyukuk River to the Subunit 24B boundary;
    (D) Unit 24D consists of the remainder of Unit 24.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway 
vehicles, or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the 
Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side 
of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the 
Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton 
Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the 
subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles 
only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management 
Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, 
Evansville, and Stevens Village, and residents living within the 
Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence 
taking of wildlife;
    (B) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including 
transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Kanuti 
Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 24 bounded 
by a line from the Bettles Field VOR to the east side of Fish Creek 
Lake, to Old Dummy Lake, to the south end of Lake Todatonten (including 
all waters of these lakes), to the northernmost headwaters of Siruk 
Creek, to the highest peak of Double Point Mountain, then back to the 
Bettles Field VOR; however, this does not apply to transportation of a 
moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports 
in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within 
the area and points outside the area;
    (C) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including 
transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Koyukuk 
Controlled Use Area, which consists of those portions of Unit 21s and 
24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk 
at 64[deg]52.58' N. lat., 157[deg]43.10' W. long., then northerly to 
the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65[deg]28.42' N. 
lat., 157[deg]44.89' W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of 
Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65[deg]57' N. lat., 156[deg]41' 
W. long.) at 65[deg]56.66' N. lat., 156[deg]40.81' W. long., then 
easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 
66[deg]02.56' N. lat., 156[deg]12.71' W. long., then easterly to the 
confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66[deg]00.31' N. 
lat., 155[deg]18.57' W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of 
Hochandochtla Mountain at 65[deg]31.87' N. lat., 154[deg]52.18' W. 
long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65[deg]13.00' 
N. lat., 156[deg]06.43' W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock 
(Yistletaw) at 64[deg]49.35' N. lat., 157[deg]21.73' W. long., then 
westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk 
Island) to the point of beginning; however, this does not apply to 
transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between 
publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a 
publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area; all 
hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G operated check station 
at Ella's Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) 
are required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check 
station.
    (iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu 
of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit 
prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear 
hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, 
including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears. However, 
this prohibition does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or 
bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by 
carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does 
it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned 
airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to 
hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25;
    (B) Arctic fox, incidentally taken with a trap or snare intended 
for red fox, may be used for subsistence purposes.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 24--1 bear by      Aug. 10-June 30.
 State registration permit.
Caribou:
    Unit 24--that portion south of  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     the south bank of the Kanuti
     River, upstream from and
     including that portion of the
     Kanuti-Kilolitna River
     drainage, bounded by the
     southeast bank of the Kodosin-
     Nolitna Creek, then
     downstream along the east
     bank of the Kanuti-Kilolitna
     River to its confluence with
     the Kanuti River--1 caribou.
    Unit 24, remainder--5 caribou   July 1-June 30.
     per day; however, cow caribou
     may not be taken May 16-June
     30.
Sheep:

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    Unit 24A and 24B--(Anaktuvuk    July 15-Dec. 31.
     Pass residents only)--that
     portion within the Gates of
     the Arctic National Park--
     community harvest quota of 60
     sheep, no more than 10 of
     which may be ewes and a daily
     possession limit of 3 sheep
     per person, no more than 1 of
     which may be a ewe.
    Unit 24A and 24B--(excluding    Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     Anaktuvuk Pass residents)--
     that portion within the Gates
     of the Arctic National Park--
     3 sheep.
    Unit 24A--except that portion   Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
     within the Gates of the
     Arctic National Park--1 ram
     with 7/8 curl or larger horn
     by Federal registration
     permit only.
    Unit 24, remainder--1 ram with  Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     7/8 curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 24A--1 antlered bull by    Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     Federal registration permit.
    Unit 24B--that portion within   Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     the John River Drainage--1
     moose.
    Unit 24B--Kanuti National       Dec. 15-Apr. 15 (until Jun. 30,
     Wildlife Refuge and BLM         2014).
     lands--1 antlered bull. A
     federal registration permit
     is required for the Sep. 26-
     Oct. 1 period.
    A Federal registration permit
     is required for the Dec.15-
     Apr. 15 season for the Kanuti
     National Wildlife Refuge and
     BLM lands that are within the
     Koyukuk River drainage
     upstream of the Henshaw Creek
     drainage and upstream of and
     including the Bonanza Creek
     drainage.
    Federal public lands in the
     Kanuti Controlled Use Area,
     as described in Federal
     regulations, are closed to
     taking of moose, except by
     Federally qualified
     subsistence users of Unit 24,
     Koyukuk, and Galena hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 24B, remainder 1 antlered  Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     bull. A Federal registration
     permit is required for the
     Sept. 26-Oct. 1 period.
    Unit 24C and 24D--that portion  Sep. 1-25.
     within the Koyukuk Controlled
     Use Area and Koyukuk National
     Wildlife Refuge--1 bull.
    1 antlerless moose by Federal   Mar. 1-5 to be announced.
     permit if authorized by
     announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager and BLM Field
     Office Manager Central Yukon
     Field Office. Harvest of cow
     moose accompanied by calves
     is prohibited. A harvestable
     surplus of cows will be
     determined for a quota.
    or                              or
    1 antlered bull by Federal      Apr. 10-15 to be announced.
     permit, if there is no Mar. 1-
     5 season and if authorized by
     announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager and BLM Field
     Office Manager Central Yukon
     Field Office. Harvest of cow
     moose accompanied by calves
     is prohibited. Announcement
     for the Mar. and Apr. seasons
     and harvest quotas will be
     made after consultation with
     the ADF&G Area Biologist and
     the Chairs of the Western
     Interior Alaska Subsistence
     Regional Advisory Council,
     and the Middle Yukon and
     Koyukuk River Fish and Game
     Advisory Committees.
    Unit 24C, remainder and Unit     Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     24D, remainder--1 antlered
     bull. During the Sept. 5-
     Sept. 25 season, a State
     registration permit is
     required.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 15 wolves; however, no more   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 than 5 wolves may be taken prior
 to Nov. 1.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine; however,    Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
 no more than 1 wolverine may be
 taken prior to Nov. 1.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit..................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (25) Unit 25.
    (i) Unit 25 consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from but 
not including the Hamlin Creek drainage, and excluding drainages into 
the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from the Charley River:
    (A) Unit 25A consists of the Hodzana River drainage upstream from 
the Narrows, the Chandalar River drainage upstream from and including 
the East Fork drainage, the Christian River drainage upstream from 
Christian, the Sheenjek River drainage upstream from and including the 
Thluichohnjik Creek, the Coleen River drainage, and the Old Crow River 
drainage;
    (B) Unit 25B consists of the Little Black River drainage upstream 
from but not including the Big Creek drainage, the Black River drainage 
upstream from and including the Salmon Fork drainage, the Porcupine 
River drainage upstream from the confluence of the Coleen and Porcupine 
Rivers, and drainages into the north bank of the Yukon River upstream 
from Circle, including the islands in the Yukon River;
    (C) Unit 25C consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon 
River upstream from Circle to the Subunit 20E boundary, the Birch Creek 
drainage upstream from the Steese Highway bridge (milepost 147), the 
Preacher Creek drainage upstream from and including the Rock Creek 
drainage, and the Beaver Creek drainage upstream from and including the 
Moose Creek drainage;
    (D) Unit 25D consists of the remainder of Unit 25.

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    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway 
vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats in the Dalton 
Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of 
Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton 
Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, 
except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor 
Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of 
wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated 
roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents 
of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens 
Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms 
within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife;
    (B) The Arctic Village Sheep Management Area consists of that 
portion of Unit 25A north and west of Arctic Village, which is bounded 
on the east by the East Fork Chandalar River beginning at the 
confluence of Red Sheep Creek and proceeding southwesterly downstream 
past Arctic Village to the confluence with Crow Nest Creek, continuing 
up Crow Nest Creek, through Portage Lake, to its confluence with the 
Junjik River; then down the Junjik River past Timber Lake and a larger 
tributary, to a major, unnamed tributary, northwesterly, for 
approximately 6 miles where the stream forks into 2 roughly equal 
drainages; the boundary follows the easternmost fork, proceeding almost 
due north to the headwaters and intersects the Continental Divide; the 
boundary then follows the Continental Divide easterly, through Carter 
Pass, then easterly and northeasterly approximately 62 miles along the 
divide to the head waters of the most northerly tributary of Red Sheep 
Creek then follows southerly along the divide designating the eastern 
extreme of the Red Sheep Creek drainage then to the confluence of Red 
Sheep Creek and the East Fork Chandalar River.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30 and between August 1 and September 25; you may use bait to hunt 
wolves on FWS and BLM lands;
    (B) You may take caribou and moose from a boat moving under power 
in Unit 25;
    (C) The taking of bull moose outside the seasons provided in this 
part for food in memorial potlatches and traditional cultural events is 
authorized in Unit 25D west provided that:
    (1) The person organizing the religious ceremony or cultural event 
contact the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge prior 
to taking or attempting to take bull moose and provide to the Refuge 
Manager the name of the decedent, the nature of the ceremony or 
cultural event, number to be taken, and the general area in which the 
taking will occur;
    (2) Each person who takes a bull moose under this section must 
submit a written report to the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National 
Wildlife Refuge not more than 15 days after the harvest specifying the 
harvester's name and address, and the date(s) and location(s) of the 
taking(s);
    (3) No permit or harvest ticket is required for taking under this 
section; however, the harvester must be an Alaska rural resident with 
customary and traditional use in Unit 25D west;
    (4) Any moose taken under this provision counts against the annual 
quota of 60 bulls.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              HUNTING
 
Black Bear:
    3 bears.......................  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
    or 3 bears by State community   Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
     harvest permit.
Brown Bear:
    Units 25A and 25B--1 bear.....  Aug. 10-Jun. 30.
    Unit 25C--1 bear..............  Sept. 1-May 31.
    Unit 25D--1 bear..............  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 25A--in those portions     Jul. 1-Jun. 30
     west of the east bank of the
     East Fork of the Chandalar
     River extending from its
     confluence with the Chandalar
     River upstream to Guilbeau
     Pass and north of the south
     bank of the mainstem of the
     Chandalar River at its
     confluence with the East Fork
     Chandalar River west (and
     north of the south bank)
     along the West Fork Chandalar
     River--10 caribou. However,
     only bulls may be taken May
     16-Jun. 30.
    Unit 25C--that portion west of  Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     the east bank of the mainstem  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
     of Preacher Creek to its
     confluence with American
     Creek, then west of the east
     bank of American Creek--1
     caribou; however, cow caribou
     may be taken only from Nov. 1-
     Mar. 31. However, during the
     November 1-March 31 season, a
     State registration permit is
     required.
    Unit 25C, remainder--1 caribou  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     by joint Federal/State         Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
     registration permit only.
     During the fall season the
     harvest will be restricted to
     1 bull and the harvest will
     not exceed 100 caribou
     between Aug. 10-29. Up to 600
     caribou may be taken under a
     State/Federal harvest quota.
    Unit 25D--that portion of Unit  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     25D drained by the west fork   Dec. 1-31.
     of the Dall River west of
     150[deg] W. long.--1 bull.
    Unit 25A remainder, 25B, and    July 1-Apr. 30.
     Unit 25D, remainder--10
     caribou.
Sheep:
    Unit 25A--that portion within   No open season.
     the Dalton Highway Corridor
     Management Area.
    Units 25A--Arctic Village       Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     Sheep Management Area--2 rams
     by Federal registration
     permit only. Federal public
     lands, except the drainages
     of Red Sheep Creek and Cane
     Creek during the period of
     Aug. 10-Sept. 20, are closed
     to the taking of sheep except
     by rural Alaska residents of
     Arctic Village, Venetie, Fort
     Yukon, Kaktovik, and
     Chalkyitsik hunting under
     these regulations.
    Unit 25A, remainder--3 sheep    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     by Federal registration
     permit only.
Moose:
    Unit 25A--1 antlered bull.....  Aug. 25-Sept. 25.
                                    Dec. 1-10.
    Unit 25B--that portion within   Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
     Yukon-Charley National
     Preserve--1 bull.

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    Unit 25B--that portion within   Aug. 25-Sept. 30.
     the Porcupine River drainage   Dec. 1-10.
     upstream from, but excluding
     the Coleen River drainage--1
     antlered bull.
    Unit 25B--that portion, other   Sept. 5-30.
     than Yukon-Charley National    Dec. 1-15.
     Preserve, draining into the
     north bank of the Yukon River
     upstream from and including
     the Kandik River drainage,
     including the islands in the
     Yukon River--1 antlered bull.
    Unit 25B, remainder--1          Aug. 25-Sept. 25.
     antlered bull.
                                    Dec. 1-15.
    Unit 25C--1 antlered bull.....  Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
    Unit 25D (west)--that portion   Aug. 25-Feb. 28.
     lying west of a line
     extending from the Unit 25D
     boundary on Preacher Creek,
     then downstream along
     Preacher Creek, Birch Creek
     and Lower Mouth of Birch
     Creek to the Yukon River,
     then downstream along the
     north bank of the Yukon River
     (including islands) to the
     confluence of the Hadweenzic
     River, then upstream along
     the west bank of the
     Hadweenzic River to the
     confluence of Forty and One-
     Half Mile Creek, then
     upstream along Forty and One-
     Half Mile Creek to Nelson
     Mountain on the Unit 25D
     boundary--1 bull by a Federal
     registration permit. Permits
     will be available in the
     following villages: Beaver
     (25 permits), Birch Creek (10
     permits), and Stevens Village
     (25 permits). Permits for
     residents of 25D (west) who
     do not live in one of the
     three villages will be
     available by contacting the
     Yukon Flats National Wildlife
     Refuge Office in Fairbanks or
     a local Refuge Information
     Technician. Moose hunting on
     public land in Unit 25D
     (west) is closed at all times
     except for residents of Unit
     25D (west) hunting under
     these regulations. The moose
     season will be closed by
     announcement of the Refuge
     Manager Yukon Flats NWR when
     60 moose have been harvested
     in the entirety (from Federal
     and non-Federal lands) of
     Unit 25D (west).
    Unit 25D, remainder--1          Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     antlered moose.
                                    Dec. 1-20.
Beaver:
    Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D--1       Apr. 16-Oct. 31.
     beaver per day; 1 in
     possession.
    Unit 25C......................  No open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotes................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 10 foxes;
 however, no more than 2 foxes may
 be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit.........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
    Unit 25C--2 lynx..............  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 25, remainder--2 lynx....  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
    Unit 25B and 25C, that portion  Nov. 1-June 10.
     within Yukon-Charley Rivers
     National Preserve--No limit.
    Unit 25, remainder............  No open season.
Wolf:
    Unit 25A--No limit............  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 25, remainder--10 wolves.  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-
 tailed):
    Unit 25C--15 per day, 30 in     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     possession.
    Unit 25, remainder--15 per      Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Unit 25C--those portions        Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     within 5 miles of Route 6
     (Steese Highway)--20 per day,
     40 in possession.
    Unit 25, remainder--20 per      Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 25C--No limit............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 25--remainder--50 beaver.  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
    Unit 25C--No limit............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
    Unit 25, remainder--No limit..  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
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     (26) Unit 26.
    (i) Unit 26 consists of Arctic Ocean drainages between Cape 
Lisburne and the Alaska-Canada border, including the Firth River 
drainage within Alaska:
    (A) Unit 26A consists of that portion of Unit 26 lying west of the 
Itkillik River drainage and west of the east bank of the Colville River 
between the mouth of the Itkillik River and the Arctic Ocean;
    (B) Unit 26B consists of that portion of Unit 26 east of Unit 26A, 
west of the west bank of the Canning River and west of the west bank of 
the Marsh Fork of the Canning River;
    (C) Unit 26C consists of the remainder of Unit 26.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner for moose hunting, 
including transportation of moose hunters or parts of moose during the 
periods July. 1-Sept. 14 and Jan. 1-Mar. 31 in Unit 26A; however, this 
does not apply to

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transportation of moose hunters, their gear, or moose parts by aircraft 
between publicly owned airports;
    (B) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway 
vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the 
Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side 
of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the 
Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton 
Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the 
subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles 
only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management 
Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, 
Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor 
may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of 
wildlife.
    (iii) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 26A by State registration 
permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State 
registration permit prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any 
manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State 
registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears or 
parts of bears. However, this does not apply to transportation of bear 
hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between 
communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this 
area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between 
publicly owned airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 26;
    (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in 
this Sec.  ------.26, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm 
using rimfire cartridges;
    (C) In Kaktovik, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) 
may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take 
sheep or musk ox on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member 
of a community operating under a community harvest system. The 
designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must 
return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for 
any number of recipients but may have no more than two harvest limits 
in his/her possession at any one time;
    (D) For the DeLong Mountain sheep hunts--A Federally qualified 
subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified 
subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless the 
recipient is a member of a community operating under a community 
harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter 
permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated 
hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and 
may have both his and the recipient's harvest limits in his/her 
possession at the same time.

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          Harvest limits                         Open season
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              HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears...............  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 26A--1 bear by State       July 1-May 31.
     registration permit.
    Unit 26B--1 bear..............  Sept. 1-May 31.
    Unit 26C--1 bear..............   Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 26A--10 caribou per day;   July 1-June 30.
     however, cow caribou may not
     be taken May 16-June 30.
    Unit 26B--10 caribou per day;   July 1-June 30.
     however, cow caribou may be
     taken only from Oct. 1-Apr.
     30.
    Unit 26C--10 caribou per day..  July 1-Apr. 30.
    (You may not transport more
     than 5 caribou per regulatory
     year from Unit 26 except to
     the community of Anaktuvuk
     Pass.
Sheep:
    Unit 26A and 26B--(Anaktuvuk    July 15-Dec. 31.
     Pass residents only)--that
     portion within the Gates of
     the Arctic National Park--
     community harvest quota of 60
     sheep, no more than 10 of
     which may be ewes and a daily
     possession limit of 3 sheep
     per person, no more than 1 of
     which may be a ewe.
    Unit 26A--(excluding Anaktuvuk  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     Pass residents)--those
     portions within the Gates of
     the Arctic National Park--3
     sheep.
    Unit 26A--that portion west of  Aug. 10-April 30.
     Howard Pass and the Etivluk
     River (DeLong Mountains)--1
     sheep by Federal registration
     permit. The total allowable
     harvest of sheep for the
     DeLong Mountains is 8, of
     which 5 may be rams and 3 may
     be ewes. If the allowable
     harvest levels are reached
     before the regular season
     closing date, the
     Superintendent of the Western
     Arctic National Parklands
     will announce an early
     closure.
    Unit 26B--that portion within   Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     the Dalton Highway Corridor
     Management Area--1 ram with
     \7/8\ curl or larger horn by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 26A, remainder and 26B,    Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     remainder--including the
     Gates of the Arctic National
     Preserve--1 ram with \7/8\
     curl or larger horn.
    Unit 26C--3 sheep per            Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     regulatory year; the Aug. 10-  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     Sept. 20 season is restricted
     to 1 ram with \7/8\ curl or
     larger horn. A Federal
     registration permit is
     required for the Oct. 1-Apr.
     30 season.
Moose:
    Unit 26A--that portion of the   Aug. 1-Sept. 14.
     Colville River drainage
     upstream from and including
     the Anaktuvuk River drainage--
     1 bull.
    Unit 26A--that portion of the   Feb. 15-Apr. 15.
     Colville River drainage
     upstream from and including
     the Anaktuvuk River drainage--
     1 moose; however, you may not
     take a calf or a cow
     accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 26A--that portion west of  July 1-Sept. 14.
     156[deg]00' W. longitude
     excluding the Colville River
     drainage. 1 moose, however,
     you may not take a calf or a
     cow accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 26A, remainder--1 bull...  Aug. 1-Sept. 14.
    Unit 26B, excluding the         Sept. 1-14.
     Canning River drainage--1
     bull.
    Units 26B, remainder and 26C--  Jul. 1-Mar. 31.
     1 moose by Federal
     registration permit by
     residents of Kaktovik only.
     The harvest quota is 3 moose
     (2 antlered bulls and 1 of
     either sex), provided that no
     more than 2 antlered bulls
     may be harvested from Unit
     26C and cows may not be
     harvested from Unit 26C. You
     may not take a cow
     accompanied by a calf in Unit
     26B. Only 3 Federal
     registration permits will be
     issued. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose except by a Kaktovik
     resident holding a Federal
     registration permit and
     hunting under these
     regulations.

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Musk ox: Unit 26C--1 bull by        Jul. 15-Mar. 31.
 Federal registration permit only.
 The number of permits that may be
 issued only to the residents of
 the village of Kaktovik will not
 exceed three percent (3%) of the
 number of musk oxen counted in
 Unit 26C during a pre-calving
 census. Public lands are closed
 to the taking of musk ox, except
 by rural Alaska residents of the
 village of Kaktovik hunting under
 these regulations.
Coyote: 2 coyotes.................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 Phase): 2 foxes.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black
 and Silver Phases):
    Units 26A and 26B--10 foxes;    Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
     however, no more than 2 foxes
     may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
    Unit 26C--10 foxes............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No      July 1-June 30.
 limit.
Lynx: 2 lynx......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: 15 wolves...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 40 in possession.
 
             TRAPPING
 
Coyote: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White         Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Phase): No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black    Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.........  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit.................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit...................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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5. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, amend Sec.  --
--.27 by adding new paragraphs (i)(3)(xiii)(A) and (B) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  ----.27  Subsistence taking of fish.

* * * * *
    (i) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (xiii) * * *
    (A) In the Yukon River drainage, you may not take salmon for 
subsistence fishing using gillnets with stretched mesh larger than 7.5 
inches.
    (B) [Reserved].
* * * * *

    Dated: June 7, 2010.
Peter J. Probasco,
Acting Chair, Federal Subsistence Board.
    Dated: June 7, 2010.
Steve Kessler,
Subsistence Program Leader, USDA-Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-15195 Filed 6-29-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P