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Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2014-15 and 2015-16 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 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, 2014. This rule also revises wildlife customary and traditional use determinations.

DATES:

This rule is effective July 1, 2014.

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://www.doi.gov/​subsistence/​index.cfm) or in the docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Eugene R. Peltola, Jr., Office of Subsistence Management; (907) 786-3888 or subsistence@fws.gov. For questions specific to National Forest System lands, contact Steve Kessler, Subsistence Program Leader, USDA, Forest Service, Alaska Region, (907) 743-9461 or skessler@fs.fed.us.

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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:

  • A Chair, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture;
  • The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
  • The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. National Park Service;
  • The Alaska State Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management;
  • The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs;
  • The Alaska Regional Forester, U.S. Forest Service; and
  • Two public members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture.

Through the Board, these agencies and public members participate in the development of regulations for subparts C and D, which, among other things, set forth program eligibility and specific harvest seasons and limits.

Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils

In administration of the Program, the Secretaries divided Alaska into 10 subsistence resource regions, each of which is represented by a Regional Advisory Council (Council). The 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 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 § _.24.
Federal Register citationDate of publicationRule made changes to the following provisions of _.24
59 FR 27462May 27, 1994Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
59 FR 51855October 13, 1994Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
60 FR 10317February 24, 1995Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
61 FR 39698July 30, 1996Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
62 FR 29016May 29, 1997Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 35332June 29, 1998Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 46148August 28, 1998Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
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64 FR 1276January 8, 1999Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 35776July 1, 1999Wildlife.
65 FR 40730June 30, 2000Wildlife.
66 FR 10142February 13, 2001Fish/Shellfish.
66 FR 33744June 25, 2001Wildlife.
67 FR 5890February 7, 2002Fish/Shellfish.
67 FR 43710June 28, 2002Wildlife.
68 FR 7276February 12, 2003Fish/Shellfish.
69 FR 5018February 3, 2004Fish/Shellfish.
69 FR 40174July 1, 2004Wildlife.
70 FR 13377March 21, 2005Fish/Shellfish.
70 FR 36268June 22, 2005Wildlife.
71 FR 15569March 29, 2006Fish/Shellfish.
71 FR 37642June 30, 2006Wildlife.
72 FR 12676March 16, 2007Fish/Shellfish.
72 FR 73426December 27, 2007Wildlife/Fish.
73 FR 35726June 26, 2008Wildlife.
74 FR 14049March 30, 2009Fish/Shellfish.
75 FR 37918June 30, 2010Wildlife.
76 FR 12564March 8, 2011Fish.
77 FR 35482June 13, 2012Wildlife.

Current Rule for Wildlife

The Departments published a proposed rule on January 11, 2013 (78 FR 2350), 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 March 29, 2013. The Departments advertised the proposed rule by mail, email, Web page, radio, and newspaper. During that period, the Councils met and, in addition to other Council business, generated proposals and received suggestions for proposals from the public. The Board received a total of 57 proposals for changes to subparts C and D (2 were deemed invalid because the requested actions did not fall under the authority of the Board). 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 45 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 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 April 15-18, 2014. These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council recommendations, Tribal and Alaska Native corporation consultations, and public comments. The public received extensive opportunity to review and comment on all changes.

Of the 55 valid proposals, 3 were withdrawn by the proponents, 26 were on the Board's regular (non-consensus) agenda, and 26 were on the consensus agenda. The consensus agenda is made up of proposals for which there is agreement among the affected Councils, a majority of the Interagency Staff Committee, 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 regular 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 15; adopted 6 with modification; and rejected 5. 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 Federal Subsistence Management Programs Web site (http://www.doi.gov/​subsistence/​index.cfm) or at http://www.regulations.gov. Of the proposals on the regular agenda, the Board adopted 5; adopted 13 with modification; rejected 4; and took no action on 4.

Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Rejected or No Action Taken by the Board

The Board rejected or took no action on 8 non-consensus proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for rejection by one or more of the Councils unless noted below.

The Board rejected a proposal to require antler destruction in Units 15B and 15C for moose. This proposal was determined to be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs.

The Board took no action on one proposal to revise season dates and permit requirements in Unit 18 for caribou based on its action on a similar proposal.

The Board took no action on three proposals to revise the area descriptor and harvest limits for a part of Unit 18 for moose based on its action on a similar proposal.

The Board rejected a proposal to lift a closure to non-Federally qualified users in Unit 25A (Arctic Village Sheep Management Area) for sheep. This proposal was determined to be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs.

The Board rejected a proposal to expand the boundary for Unit 26A for moose. This proposal was found to violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation and was not supported by substantial evidence. This action was contrary to the Council recommendation.

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Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Adopted by the Board

The Board adopted or adopted with modification 18 non-consensus proposals. Modifications were suggested by the affected Council(s), developed during the analysis process, suggested during Tribal and Alaska Native corporation consultations, or developed during the Board's public deliberations. All of the adopted proposals were recommended for adoption by at least one of the Councils unless noted below.

The Board adopted a proposal to establish a late season hunt for moose in Unit 6C, based on the portion of the antlerless moose quota not harvested in the early season hunt and to close public lands during the late season hunt except to Federally qualified users.

The Board adopted a proposal with modification to combine the harvest quota of two hunt sub-areas for goats in Unit 6D.

The Board adopted a proposal with modification to require a permit, revise the season dates, and set a harvest quota when using bait stations for black bear in Unit 6D.

The Board adopted a proposal with modification that limits the eligibility to harvest moose in a portion of Unit 7 to residents of Chenega Bay and Tatitlek only, should the season be opened.

The Board adopted a proposal to lift a closure in the Resurrection Creek Closed Area for the taking of moose in Unit 7.

The Board adopted a proposal with modifications to establish permit requirements for caribou in Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 19A, and 19B, to revise the season dates in Units 17A and 17C, and revise the harvest limits in Unit 18.

The Board adopted a proposal with modification to establish a winter hunt for moose in a portion of Unit 11.

The Board adopted a proposal to revise the season dates for caribou in Unit 12.

The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the harvest limit and season dates for a “to be announced” hunt for moose in Unit 17A.

The Board adopted a proposal to extend the season dates and revise the area descriptor and harvest limits for moose in a portion of Unit 18.

The Board adopted a proposal to revise the area descriptor of the Paradise Controlled Use Area in Unit 21.

The Board adopted four proposals with modifications to revise the harvest limits, season dates, limit the number of permits issued, and adopt Section 804 priorities for musk ox in portions of Units 22B and 22D (the Board shall establish a priority among the rural Alaska residents when it is necessary to restrict the subsistence taking of fish and wildlife on public lands in order to protect the continued viability of those resources, or to continue subsistence uses).

The Board adopted a proposal to revise the harvest limit for sheep in a portion of Unit 24A by removing the requirement that a ram have a 7/8 curl or larger horn.

The Board adopted a proposal to allow the take of brown bears over bait in Unit 25D.

The Board adopted a proposal to remove certain harvest restrictions, revise the harvest limit and extend the season dates for moose in Unit 26C and portions of 26B.

These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council recommendations, Tribal and Alaska Native corporation consultations, 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 that opened a 78-day comment period, participation in multiple Regional Advisory 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.

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:Start Printed Page 35235

Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subparts A, B, and C: Federal Register Documents Pertaining to the Final Rule

Federal Register citationDate of publicationCategoryDetails
57 FR 22940May 29, 1992Final Rule“Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska; Final Rule” was published in the Federal Register.
64 FR 1276January 8, 1999Final RuleAmended 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 31533June 12, 2001Interim RuleExpanded 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 30559May 7, 2002Final RuleAmended 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 7703February 18, 2003Direct Final RuleClarified 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 23035April 30, 2003Affirmation of Direct Final RuleBecause no adverse comments were received on the direct final rule (68 FR 7703), the direct final rule was adopted.
69 FR 60957October 14, 2004Final RuleClarified 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 76400December 27, 2005Final RuleRevised jurisdiction in marine waters and clarified jurisdiction relative to military lands.
71 FR 49997August 24, 2006Final RuleRevised 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 25688May 7, 2007Final RuleRevised rural determinations.
75 FR 63088October 14, 2010Final RuleAmended the regulations for accepting and addressing special action requests and the role of the Regional Advisory Councils in the process.
76 FR 56109September 12, 2011Final RuleRevised the composition of the Board.
77 FR 12477March 1, 2012Final RuleExtended the May 7, 2012, compliance date on rural determinations for 5 years or upon the completion of actions taken on rural determinations as a result of the Secretarial review of the Federal Subsistence Program.

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 rule does not contain any new collections of information that require OMB approval. OMB has reviewed and approved the collections of information associated with the subsistence regulations at 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, and assigned OMB Control Number 1018-0075, which expires February 29, 2016.Start Printed Page 35236

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget will review all significant rules. OIRA has determined that this rule is not significant.

Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements.

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. Therefore, 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 provide rights to Tribes for the subsistence taking of wildlife, fish, and shellfish. However, the Board provided Federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native corporations an opportunity to consult on this rule. Consultation with Alaska Native corporations is based on Public Law 108-199, div. H, Sec. 161, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 452, as amended by Public Law 108-447, div. H, title V, Sec. 518, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3267, which provides that: “The Director of the Office of Management and Budget and all Federal agencies shall hereafter consult with Alaska Native corporations on the same basis as Indian tribes under Executive Order No. 13175.”

The Secretaries, through the Board, provided a variety of opportunities for tribal consultation: Submitting proposals to change the existing rule and 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, email, or phone at any time during this rulemaking process. In addition, three teleconference opportunities were provided to allow for consultation with the Board in each of the 10 subsistence resource regions for Tribal entities and two specifically for Alaska Native corporations.

On April 15, 2014, the Board provided Federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native corporations a specific final opportunity to consult on this rule. Federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native corporations were notified by mail and telephone and were given the opportunity to attend in person or via teleconference.

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 Eugene R. Peltola, Jr. 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;
  • Clarence Summers, Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service;
  • Dr. Glenn Chen, Alaska Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs;
  • Charles Ardizzone, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and
  • Steve Kessler, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Forest Service.
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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
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Regulation Promulgation

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.

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PART _—SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA

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

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

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Subpart C—Board Determinations

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

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Customary and traditional use determinations.

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(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:

AreaSpeciesDetermination
Unit 1CBlack BearResidents of Units 1C, 1D, 3, Hoonah, Pelican, Point Baker, Sitka, and Tenakee Springs.
Unit 1ABrown BearResidents of Unit 1A, excluding residents of Hyder.
Unit 1BBrown BearResidents of Unit 1A, Petersburg, and Wrangell, excluding residents of Hyder.
Unit 1CBrown BearResidents of Unit 1C, Haines, Hoonah, Kake, Klukwan, Skagway, and Wrangell, excluding residents of Gustavus.
Unit 1DBrown BearResidents of Unit 1D.
Unit 1ADeerResidents of Units 1A and 2.
Unit 1BDeerResidents of Units 1A, 1B, 2, and 3.
Unit 1CDeerResidents of Units 1C, 1D, Hoonah, Kake, and Petersburg.
Unit 1DDeerNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 1BGoatResidents of Units 1B and 3.
Unit 1CGoatResidents of Haines, Kake, Klukwan, Petersburg, and Hoonah.
Unit 1BMooseResidents of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Unit 1CMooseResidents of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Unit 1DMooseResidents of Unit 1D.
Unit 2DeerResidents of Units 1A, 2, and 3.
Unit 3DeerResidents of Units 1B, 3, Port Alexander, Port Protection, Pt. Baker, and Meyers Chuck.
Unit 3, Wrangell and Mitkof IslandsMooseResidents of Units 1B, 2, and 3.
Unit 4Brown BearResidents of Unit 4 and Kake.
Unit 4DeerResidents of Unit 4, Kake, Gustavus, Haines, Petersburg, Pt. Baker, Klukwan, Port Protection, Wrangell, and Yakutat.
Unit 4GoatResidents of Sitka, Hoonah, Tenakee, Pelican, Funter Bay, Angoon, Port Alexander, and Elfin Cove.
Unit 5Black BearResidents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5Brown BearResidents of Yakutat.
Unit 5DeerResidents of Yakutat.
Unit 5GoatResidents of Unit 5A
Unit 5MooseResidents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5WolfResidents of Unit 5A.
Unit 6ABlack BearResidents of Yakutat and Units 6C and 6D, excluding residents of Whittier.
Unit 6, remainderBlack BearResidents of Units 6C and 6D, excluding residents of Whittier.
Unit 6Brown BearNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 6AGoatResidents of Units 5A, 6C, Chenega Bay, and Tatitlek.
Unit 6C and Unit 6DGoatResidents of Units 6C and D.
Unit 6AMooseResidents of Units 5A, 6A, 6B, and 6C.
Unit 6B and Unit 6CMooseResidents of Units 6A, 6B, and 6C.
Unit 6DMooseNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 6AWolfResidents of Units 5A, 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 6, remainderWolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 7Brown BearNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 7CaribouResidents of Cooper Landing and Hope.
Unit 7, Brown Mountain hunt areaGoatResidents of Port Graham and Nanwalek.
Unit 7MooseResidents of Chenega Bay, Cooper Landing, Hope, and Tatitlek.
Unit 7SheepNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 7Ruffed GrouseNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 8Brown BearResidents of Old Harbor, Akhiok, Larsen Bay, Karluk, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions.
Unit 8DeerResidents of Unit 8.
Unit 8ElkResidents of Unit 8.
Unit 8GoatNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 9DBisonNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 9A and Unit 9BBlack BearResidents of Units 9A, 9B, 17A, 17B, and 17C.
Unit 9ABrown BearResidents of Pedro Bay.
Unit 9BBrown BearResidents of Unit 9B.
Unit 9CBrown BearResidents of Unit 9C, Igiugig, Kakhonak, and Levelock.
Unit 9DBrown BearResidents of Units 9D and 10 (Unimak Island).
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Unit 9EBrown BearResidents of Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Egegik, Ivanof Bay, Perryville, Pilot Point, Ugashik, and Port Heiden/Meshik.
Unit 9A and Unit 9BCaribouResidents of Units 9B, 9C, and 17.
Unit 9CCaribouResidents of Units 9B, 9C, 17, and Egegik.
Unit 9DCaribouResidents of Unit 9D, Akutan, and False Pass.
Unit 9ECaribouResidents of Units 9B, 9C, 9E, 17, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point.
Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C and Unit 9EMooseResidents of Units 9A, 9B, 9C, and 9E.
Unit 9DMooseResidents of Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point.
Unit 9BSheepResidents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve within Unit 9B.
Unit 9WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C, and Unit 9EBeaverResidents of Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and 17.
Unit 10 Unimak IslandBrown BearResidents of Units 9D and 10 (Unimak Island).
Unit 10 Unimak IslandCaribouResidents of Akutan, False Pass, King Cove, and Sand Point.
Unit 10, remainderCaribouNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 10WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 11BisonNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford RiverBlack BearResidents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainderBlack BearResidents 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 Unit 11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford RiverBrown BearResidents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainderBrown BearResidents 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 Unit 11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford RiverCaribouResidents of Units 11, 12, 13A-D, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, and Dot Lake.
Unit 11, remainderCaribouResidents of Units 11, 13A-D, and Chickaloon.
Unit 11GoatResidents of Unit 11, Chitina, Chistochina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Dot Lake, Tok Cutoff Road (mileposts 79-110 Mentasta Pass), and Nabesna Road (mileposts 25-46).
Unit 11, north of the Sanford RiverMooseResidents of Units 11, 12, 13A-D, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, and Dot Lake.
Unit 11, remainderMooseResidents of Units 11, 13A-D, and Chickaloon.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford RiverSheepResidents of Unit 12, 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, remainderSheepResidents 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 11WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 11Grouse (Spruce, Blue, Ruffed and Sharp-tailed)Residents of Units 11, 12, 13, and Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 11Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed)Residents of Units 11, 12, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 12Brown BearResidents of Unit 12, Dot Lake, Chistochina, Gakona, Mentasta Lake, and Slana.
Unit 12CaribouResidents of Unit 12, Chistochina, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake.
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Unit 12, that portion within the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge and those lands within 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 LakeMooseResidents of Units 12 and 13C, Dot Lake, and Healy Lake.
Unit 12, that portion east of the Nabesna River and Nabesna Glacier, and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian borderMooseResidents of Units 12 and 13C and Healy Lake.
Unit 12, remainderMooseResidents of Unit 11 north of 62nd parallel, Units 12 and 13A-D, Chickaloon, Dot Lake, and Healy Lake.
Unit 12SheepResidents of Unit 12, Chistochina, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake.
Unit 12WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 13Brown BearResidents of Unit 13 and Slana.
Unit 13BCaribouResidents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road and Tok Cutoff Road, mileposts 79-110), 13, 20D (excluding residents of Fort Greely), and Chickaloon.
Unit 13CCaribouResidents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road and Tok Cutoff Road, mileposts 79-110), 13, Chickaloon, Dot Lake, and Healy Lake.
Unit 13A and Unit 13DCaribouResidents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road), 13, and Chickaloon.
Unit 13ECaribouResidents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road), 13, Chickaloon, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239 (excluding residents of Denali National Park headquarters).
Unit 13DGoatNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 13A and Unit 13DMooseResidents of Unit 13, Chickaloon, and Slana.
Unit 13BMooseResidents of Units 13 and 20D (excluding residents of Fort Greely) and Chickaloon and Slana.
Unit 13CMooseResidents of Units 12 and 13, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, Dot Lake, and Slana.
Unit 13EMooseResidents of Unit 13, Chickaloon, McKinley Village, Slana, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239 (excluding residents of Denali National Park headquarters).
Unit 13DSheepNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 13WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 13Grouse (Spruce, Blue, Ruffed Sharp-tailed)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23.
Unit 13Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23.
Unit 14CBrown BearNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 14GoatNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 14MooseNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 14A and Unit 14CSheepNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 15A and Unit 15BBlack BearResidents of Ninilchik.
Unit 15CBlack BearResidents of Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Nanwalek.
Unit 15Brown BearResidents of Ninilchik.
Unit 15A and Unit 15BMooseResidents of Cooper Landing, Ninilchik, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia.
Unit 15CMooseResidents of Ninilchik, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia.
Unit 15SheepNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 15Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed)Residents of Unit 15.
Unit 15Grouse (Spruce)Residents of Unit 15.
Unit 15Grouse (Ruffed)No Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 16BBlack BearResidents of Unit 16B.
Unit 16Brown BearNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 16AMooseNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 16BMooseResidents of Unit 16B.
Unit 16SheepNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 16WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 16Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23.
Unit 16Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23.
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Unit 17A and that portion of 17B draining into Nuyakuk Lake and Tikchik LakeBlack BearResidents of Units 9A and B, 17, Akiak, and Akiachak.
Unit 17, remainderBlack BearResidents of Units 9A and B, and 17.
Unit 17A and Unit 17B, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwestern 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 HillsBrown BearResidents of Kwethluk.
Unit 17A, remainderBrown BearResidents of Unit 17, Akiak, Akiachak, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum.
Unit 17B, that portion draining into Nuyakuk Lake and Tikchik LakeBrown BearResidents of Akiak and Akiachak.
Unit 17B and Unit 17CBrown BearResidents of Unit 17.
Unit 17A, that portion west of the Izavieknik River, Upper Togiak Lake, Togiak Lake, and the main course of the Togiak RiverCaribouResidents of Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Quinhagak, Eek, Tuntutuliak, and Napakiak.
Unit 17A, that portion north of Togiak Lake that includes Izavieknik River drainagesCaribouResidents of Akiak, Akiachak, and Tuluksak.
Units 17A and 17B, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwestern 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 HillsCaribouResidents of Kwethluk.
Unit 17B, that portion of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge within Unit 17BCaribouResidents of Bethel, Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Quinhagak, Eek, Akiak, Akiachak, Tuluksak, Tuntutuliak, and Napakiak.
Unit 17, remainderCaribouResidents of Units 9B, 17, Lime Village, and Stony River.
Unit 17A and Unit 17B, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwestern 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 HillsMooseResidents of Kwethluk.
Unit 17A, that portion north of Togiak Lake that includes Izavieknik River drainagesMooseResidents of Akiak, Akiachak.
Unit 17A, remainderMooseResidents of Unit 17, Goodnews Bay and Platinum; excluding residents of Akiachak, Akiak, and Quinhagak.
Unit 17B, that portion within the Togiak National Wildlife RefugeMooseResidents of Akiak, Akiachak.
Unit 17B, remainder and Unit 17CMooseResidents of Unit 17, Nondalton, Levelock, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum.
Unit 17WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 17BeaverResidents of Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and 17.
Unit 18Black BearResidents of Unit 18, Unit 19A living downstream of the Holokuk River, Holy Cross, Stebbins, St. Michael, Twin Hills, and Togiak.
Unit 18Brown BearResidents of Akiachak, Akiak, Eek, Goodnews Bay, Kwethluk, Mountain Village, Napaskiak, Platinum, Quinhagak, St. Marys, and Tuluksak.
Unit 18CaribouResidents of Unit 18, Manokotak, Stebbins, St. Michael, Togiak, Twin Hills, and Upper Kalskag.
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Unit 18, that portion of the Yukon River drainage upstream of Russian Mission and that portion of the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream of, but not including, the Tuluksak River drainageMooseResidents of Unit 18, Upper Kalskag, Aniak, and Chuathbaluk.
Unit 18, that portion north of a line from Cape Romanzof to Kusilvak Mountain to Mountain Village, and all drainages north of the Yukon River downstream from MarshallMooseResidents of Unit 18, St. Michael, Stebbins, and Upper Kalskag.
Unit 18, remainderMooseResidents of Unit 18 and Upper Kalskag.
Unit 18Musk oxNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 18WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 19C and Unit 19DBisonNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 19A and Unit 19BBrown BearResidents of Units 18 and 19 within the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from, and including, the Johnson River.
Unit 19CBrown BearNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 19DBrown BearResidents of Units 19A and D, Tuluksak, and Lower Kalskag.
Unit 19A and Unit 19BCaribouResidents 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, and Russian Mission.
Unit 19CCaribouResidents of Unit 19C, Lime Village, McGrath, Nikolai, and Telida.
Unit 19DCaribouResidents of Unit 19D, Lime Village, Sleetmute, and Stony River.
Unit 19A and Unit 9BMooseResidents of Unit 18 within Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from and including the Johnson River, and residents of Unit 19.
Unit 19B, west of the Kogrukluk RiverMooseResidents of Eek and Quinhagak.
Unit 19CMooseResidents of Unit 19.
Unit 19DMooseResidents of Unit 19 and Lake Minchumina.
Unit 19WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 20DBisonNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 20FBlack BearResidents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 20EBrown BearResidents of Unit 12 and Dot Lake.
Unit 20FBrown BearResidents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 20ACaribouResidents of Cantwell, Nenana, and those domiciled between mileposts 216 and 239 of the Parks Highway, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters.
Unit 20BCaribouResidents of Unit 20B, Nenana, and Tanana.
Unit 20CCaribouResidents 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, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters.
Unit 20D and Unit 20ECaribouResidents of Units 20D, 20E, 20F, 25, 12 (north of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve), Eureka, Livengood, Manley, and Minto.
Unit 20FCaribouResidents of Units 20F and 25D and Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 20AMooseResidents of Cantwell, Minto, Nenana, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters.
Unit 20B, Minto Flats Management AreaMooseResidents of Minto and Nenana.
Unit 20B, remainderMooseResidents of Unit 20B, Nenana, and Tanana.
Unit 20CMooseResidents of Unit 20C (except that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve and that portion east of the Teklanika River), Cantwell, Manley Hot Springs, 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, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters.
Unit 20DMooseResidents of Unit 20D and Tanacross.
Unit 20EMooseResidents of Unit 20E, Unit 12 north of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve, Circle, Central, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake.
Unit 20FMooseResidents of Unit 20F, Manley Hot Springs, Minto, and Stevens Village.
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Unit 20ESheepResidents of Units 20E, 25B, 25C, 25D, and Dot Lake, Healy Lake, Northway, Tanacross, Tetlin, and Tok.
Unit 20FWolfResidents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 20, remainderWolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 20DGrouse, (Spruce, Ruffed and Sharp-tailed)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 20DPtarmigan (Rock and Willow)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 21Brown BearResidents of Units 21 and 23.
Unit 21ACaribouResidents of Units 21A, 21D, 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, McGrath, and Takotna.
Unit 21B and Unit 21CCaribouResidents of Units 21B, 21C, 21D, and Tanana.
Unit 21DCaribouResidents of Units 21B, 21C, 21D, and Huslia.
Unit 21ECaribouResidents of Units 21A, 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, McGrath, and Takotna.
Unit 21AMooseResidents of Units 21A, 21E, Takotna, McGrath, Aniak, and Crooked Creek.
Unit 21B and Unit 21CMooseResidents of Units 21B, 21C, Tanana, Ruby, and Galena.
Unit 21DMooseResidents of Units 21D, Huslia, and Ruby.
Unit 21E, south of a line beginning at the western boundary of Unit 21E near the mouth of Paimiut Slough, extending easterly along the south bank of Paimiut Slough to Upper High Bank, and southeasterly in the direction of Molybdenum Mountain to the juncture of Units 19A, 21A, and 21EMooseResidents of Unit 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Kalskag, Lower Kalskag, and Russian Mission.
Unit 21E remainderMooseResidents of Unit 21E and Russian Mission.
Unit 21WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 22ABlack BearResidents of Unit 22A and Koyuk.
Unit 22BBlack BearResidents of Unit 22B.
Unit 22C, Unit 22D, and Unit 22EBlack BearNo Federal subsistence priority.
Unit 22Brown BearResidents of Unit 22.
Unit 22ACaribouResidents of Units 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, remainderCaribouResidents of Units 21D west of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, 22 (excluding residents of St. Lawrence Island), 23, and 24.
Unit 22MooseResidents of Unit 22.
Unit 22AMusk oxAll rural residents.
Unit 22B, west of the Darby MountainsMusk oxResidents of Units 22B and 22C.
Unit 22B, remainderMusk oxResidents of Unit 22B.
Unit 22CMusk oxResidents of Unit 22C.
Unit 22DMusk oxResidents of Units 22B, 22C, 22D, and 22E (excluding St. Lawrence Island).
Unit 22EMusk oxResidents of Unit 22E (excluding Little Diomede Island).
Unit 22WolfResidents of Units 23, 22, 21D north and west of the Yukon River, and Kotlik.
Unit 22Grouse (Spruce)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 22Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 23Black BearResidents of Unit 23, Alatna, Allakaket, Bettles, Evansville, Galena, Hughes, Huslia, and Koyukuk.
Unit 23Brown BearResidents of Units 21 and 23.
Unit 23CaribouResidents of Units 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 23MooseResidents of Unit 23.
Unit 23, south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainageMusk oxResidents of Unit 23 south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage.
Unit 23, remainderMusk oxResidents of Unit 23 east and north of the Buckland River drainage.
Unit 23SheepResidents of Point Lay and Unit 23 north of the Arctic Circle.
Unit 23WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 23Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 23Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed)Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23.
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Unit 24, that portion south of Caribou Mountain, and within the public lands composing or immediately adjacent to the Dalton Highway Corridor Management AreaBlack BearResidents of Stevens Village, Unit 24, and Wiseman, but not including any other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area.
Unit 24, remainderBlack BearResidents of Unit 24 and Wiseman, but not including any other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area.
Unit 24, that portion south of Caribou Mountain, and within the public lands composing or immediately adjacent to the Dalton Highway Corridor Management AreaBrown BearResidents of Stevens Village and Unit 24.
Unit 24, remainderBrown BearResidents of Unit 24.
Unit 24CaribouResidents of Unit 24, Galena, Kobuk, Koyukuk, Stevens Village, and Tanana.
Unit 24MooseResidents of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and Galena.
Unit 24SheepResidents of Unit 24 residing north of the Arctic Circle, Allakaket, Alatna, Hughes, and Huslia.
Unit 24WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 25DBlack BearResidents of Unit 25D.
Unit 25DBrown BearResidents of Unit 25D.
Unit 25, remainderBrown BearResidents of Unit 25 and Eagle.
Unit 25ACaribouResidents of Units 24A and 25.
Unit 25B and Unit 25CCaribouResidents of Units 12 (north of Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve), 20D, 20E, 20F, and 25.
Unit 25DCaribouResidents of Units 20F and 25D and Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 25AMooseResidents of Units 25A and 25D.
Unit 25D, westMooseResidents of Unit 25D West.
Unit 25D, remainderMooseResidents of remainder of Unit 25.
Unit 25ASheepResidents of Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon, Kaktovik, and Venetie.
Unit 25B and Unit 25CSheepResidents of Units 20E, 25B, 25C, and 25D.
Unit 25DWolfResidents of Unit 25D.
Unit 25, remainderWolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
Unit 26Brown BearResidents of Unit 26 (excluding the Prudhoe Bay-Deadhorse Industrial Complex), Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope.
Unit 26A and CCaribouResidents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope.
Unit 26BCaribouResidents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Hope, and Unit 24 within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area.
Unit 26MooseResidents of Unit 26 (excluding the Prudhoe Bay-Deadhorse Industrial Complex), Point Hope, and Anaktuvuk Pass.
Unit 26AMusk oxResidents of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Barrow, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, and Wainwright.
Unit 26BMusk oxResidents of Anaktuvuk Pass, Nuiqsut, and Kaktovik.
Unit 26CMusk oxResidents of Kaktovik.
Unit 26ASheepResidents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope.
Unit 26BSheepResidents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Hope, and Wiseman.
Unit 26CSheepResidents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon, Point Hope, and Venetie.
Unit 26WolfResidents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11-13, Chickaloon, and 16-26.
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Subpart D—Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife

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3. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, § _.26 is revised to read as follows:

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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 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.

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(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; and

(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 and brown bears with a hunting license as authorized in Unit-specific regulations at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section. Baiting of black bears and brown bears is subject to the following restrictions:

(i) Before establishing a 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; and

(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 3:00 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); and

(6) Taking or assisting in the taking of furbearers by firearm before 3:00 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 § _.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.

(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; Start Printed Page 35245however, 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. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in Unit 25 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption.

(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 14th 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 paragraph (n) of this section.

(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 Start Printed Page 35246wildlife 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.

(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.

(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.Start Printed Page 35247

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bearSept. 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit onlySept. 15-Dec. 31. Mar. 15-May 31.
Deer:
Unit 1A—4 antlered deerAug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1B —2 antlered deerAug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1C—4 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sept. 15-Dec. 31Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Goat:
Unit 1A—Revillagigedo Island onlyNo open season.
Unit 1B—that portion north of LeConte Bay—1 goat by State registration permit only; the taking of kids or nannies accompanied by kids is prohibitedAug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1A and Unit 1B—that portion on the Cleveland Peninsula south of the divide between Yes Bay and Santa Anna InletNo open season.
Unit 1A and Unit 1B—remainder—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 prohibitedAug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 1C—that portion draining 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 onlyOct. 1-Nov. 30.
Unit 1C—that portion draining into Stephens Passage and Taku Inlet between Eagle Glacier and River and Taku GlacierNo open season.
Unit 1C—remainder—1 goat by State registration permit onlyAug. 1-Nov. 30.
Unit 1D—that portion lying north of the Katzehin River and northeast of the Haines highway—1 goat by State registration permit onlySept. 15-Nov. 30.
Unit 1D— that portion lying between Taiya Inlet and River and the White Pass and Yukon RailroadNo open season.
Unit 1D—remainder—1 goat by State registration permit onlyAug. 1-Dec. 31.
Moose:
Unit 1A—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permitSept. 5-Oct. 15.
Unit 1B—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 onlySept. 15-Oct. 15.
Unit 1C—that portion south of 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 onlySept. 15-Oct. 15.
Unit 1C—remainder, excluding drainages of Berners Bay—1 antlered bull by State registration permit onlySept. 15-Oct. 15.
Unit 1C, Berners BayNo open season.
Unit 1DNo open season.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxesNov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per daySept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
TRAPPING
Beaver: Unit 1—No limitDec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 1.

(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.

(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.

(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth Start Printed Page 35248inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.

(ii) [Reserved]

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bearSept. 1-June 30.
Deer:
5 deer; however, no more than one may be a female deer. Female deer may be taken only during the period Oct. 15-Dec. 31. The harvest limit may be reduced to 4 deer based on conservation concerns.July 24-Dec. 31.
The Federal public lands on Prince of Wales Island, excluding the southeastern 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 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxesNov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per daySept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves. Federal hunting and trapping season may be closed when the combined Federal-State harvest quota is reached. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 14 days of harvest.Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitDec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit. Federal hunting and trapping season may be closed when the combined Federal-State harvest quota is reached. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 14 days of harvestNov. 15-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 1.

(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 1 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.

(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.

(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bearSept. 1-June 30.
Deer:
Unit 3—Mitkof, Woewodski, and Butterworth Islands—1 antlered deerOct. 15-31.
Unit 3—Kupreanof Island, that portion east of the Portage Bay-Duncan Canal Portage—1 antlered deerOct. 15-31.
Unit 3—remainder—2 antlered deerAug. 1-Nov. 30. Dec. 1-31, season to be announced.
Moose: 1 antlered bull with spike-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 onlySept. 15-Oct. 15.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
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Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxesNov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per daySept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
TRAPPING
Beaver:
Unit 3—Mitkof Island—No limitDec. 1-May 15.
Unit 3—except Mitkof Island—No limitDec. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 1.

(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 northwestern 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.

(C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.

(D) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Brown Bear:
Unit 4—Chichagof Island south and west of a line that follows the crest of the island from Rock Point (58° N. lat., 136°21′ W. long.) to Rodgers Point (57°35′ N. lat., 135°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°34′ N. lat., 135°25′ W. long.) to the entrance of Gut Bay (56°44′ N. lat. 134°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 onlySept. 15-Dec. 31. Mar. 15-May 31.
Unit 4—remainder—1 bear every 4 regulatory years by State registration permit onlySept. 15-Dec. 31. Mar. 15-May 20.
Deer: 6 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sept. 15-Jan. 31Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Goat: 1 goat by State registration permit onlyAug. 1-Dec. 31.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxesNov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per daySept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 1-Apr. 30.
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Wolverine: 1 wolverineNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitDec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Lynx: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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.

(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.

(D) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained.

(E) Trappers are prohibited from using a trap or snare unless the trap or snare has been individually marked with a permanent metal tag upon which is stamped or permanently etched the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number, or is set within 50 yards of a sign that lists the trapper's name and address, or the trapper's permanent identification number. The trapper must use the trapper's Alaska driver's license number or State identification card number as the required permanent identification number. If a trapper chooses to place a sign at a snaring site rather than tagging individual snares, the sign must be at least 3 inches by 5 inches in size, be clearly visible, and have numbers and letters that are at least one-half inch high and one-eighth inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bearSept. 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration permit onlySept. 1-May 31.
Deer:
Unit 5A—1 buckNov. 1-Nov. 30.
Unit 5BNo open season.
Goat:
Unit 5A—that area between the Hubbard Glacier and the West Nunatak Glacier on the north and east sides of Nunatak FjordNo open season.
Unit 5A—remainder—1 goat by 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 usersAug. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 5B—1 goat by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 1-Jan. 31.
Moose:
Unit 5A—Nunatak Bench—1 moose by State registration permit only. The season will be closed when 5 moose have been taken from the Nunatak BenchNov. 15-Feb. 15.
Unit 5A—except Nunatak Bench—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 regulationsOct. 8-Nov. 15.
Unit 5B—1 antlered bull by State registration permit only. The season will be closed when 25 antlered bulls have been taken from the entirety of Unit 5BSept. 1-Dec. 15.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxesNov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per daySept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitNov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov 10-Feb. 15.
Lynx: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 15.
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Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limitDec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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. In addition, you may use bait in Unit 6D between June 16 and June 30. The harvest quota in Unit 6D is 20 bears taken with bait between June 16 and June 30.

(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 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 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 and other traditional memorial potlatch ceremonies. 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.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 1 bear. In Unit 6D a Federal registration permit is required to harvest black bear from June 11 to June 30Sept. 1-June 30.
Deer: 4 deer; however, antlerless deer may be taken only from Oct. 1-Dec. 31Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Goats:
Unit 6A and B—1 goat by State registration permit onlyAug. 20-Jan. 31.
Unit 6CNo open season.
Unit 6D (subareas RG242, RG243, RG244, RG245, 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 and RG245 combined—2 goats, RG249—4 goats, RG266—4 goats, RG252—1 goatAug. 20-Jan. 31.
Moose:
Unit 6C—1 antlerless moose by Federal drawing permit onlySept. 1-Oct. 31.
Permits for the portion of the antlerless moose quota not harvested in the Sept. 1-Oct. 31 hunt may be available for redistribution for a Nov. 1-Dec. 31 hunt.
Unit 6C—1 bull by Federal drawing permit onlySept. 1-Dec. 31.
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. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of moose except by Federally qualified users with a Federal permit for Unit 6C moose, Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 6—remainderNo open season.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possessionMay 1-Oct. 31.
Coyote:
Unit 6A and D—2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 6B and 6C—No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases)No open season.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 10-Jan. 31.
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Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 5 per day, 10 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 1-May 15.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitDec. 1-Apr. 30.
Coyote:
Unit 6C—south of the Copper River Highway and east of the Heney Range—No limitNov. 10-Apr. 30.
Units 6A, 6B, 6C remainder, and 6D—No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31
Wolf: No imit.Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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° W. long., and all Kenai Peninsula drainages east of 150° 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.

(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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 7—north of the Sterling 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 permitAug. 10-Dec. 31.
Unit 7, remainderNo open season.
Moose:
Unit 7—that portion draining into Kings Bay—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Chenega Bay and TatitlekNo open season.
Unit 7, remainder--1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possessionMay 1-Oct. 10.
Coyote: No limitSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases)No open season.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
Unit 7—that portion within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge—2 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 7, remainder—5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 10 per day, 20 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Ruffed)No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
TRAPPING
Beaver: 20 beaver per seasonNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitJan. 1-Jan. 31.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-May 15.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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]

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration permit only. Up to 2 permits 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 3 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 ManagerDec. 1-Dec. 15. Apr. 1-May 15.
Deer: Unit 8—all lands within the 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. 31Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
Elk: Kodiak, Ban, Uganik, and 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 herdSept. 15-Nov. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxesSept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver: 30 beaver per seasonNov. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.

(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.

(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, and 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 Start Printed Page 35254under 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.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 9B—Lake Clark National 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 onlyJuly 1-June 30.
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 State registration permit onlySept. 1-May 31.
Unit 9C—1 bear by Federal registration permit onlyOct. 1-May 31.
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 registration permitSept. 25-Dec. 31. Apr. 15-May 25.
Caribou:
Unit 9A—2 caribou by State registration permit; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 9B—2 caribou by State registration permit; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 9C, that portion within the Alagnak River drainage—2 caribou by State registration permit; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 9C, remainder—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribouNo open season.
Unit 9D—1 bull caribou by Federal registration permit only. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Izembek Refuge Manager after consultation with ADF&GAug. 10-Sept 20 Nov. 15-Mar. 31
Unit 9E—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribouNo open season.
Sheep:
Unit 9B, that portion within Lake Clark National Park and 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 takenJuly 15-Oct. 15. Jan. 1-Apr. 1.
Unit 9B— remainder—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Oct. 10.
Unit 9—remainder—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger hornAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 9A—1 bull by State registration permitSept. 1-15.
Unit 9B—1 bull by State registration permitSept. 1-20.
Unit 9C—that portion draining into the Naknek River from the north—1 bull by State registration permitDec. 1-Jan. 15.
Unit 9C—that portion draining into the Naknek River from the south—1 bull. A State registration permit is required during the Aug. 20-Sept. 20 season; a Federal registration permit is required during the Dec. 1-31 season. Public lands are closed during December for the hunting of moose, except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulationsSept. 1-20. Dec. 1-31.
Unit 9C—remainder—1 bull by State registration permitSept. 1-20. Dec. 15-Jan. 15.
Unit 9D—1 bull by Federal 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 by State registration permit, however only antlered bulls may be taken Dec. 1-Jan. 31Sept. 1-25. Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Beaver: Unit 9B and 9E—2 beaver per dayApr. 15-May 31.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No limitDec. 1-Mar. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxesSept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver:
No limitOct. 10-Mar. 31.
2 beaver per day; only firearms may be usedApr. 15-May 31.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
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Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Caribou:
Unit 10—Unimak Island onlyNo open season.
Unit 10, remainder—No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxesSept. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxesSept. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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 Aug. 1-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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bearAug. 10-June 15.
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Caribou:No open season.
Sheep:
1 sheepAug. 10-Sept. 20.
1 sheep by Federal registration permit only by persons 60 years of age or older. Ewes accompanied by lambs or lambs may not be taken.Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
Goat:
Unit 11—that portion within 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 onlyAug. 25-Dec. 31.
Unit 11—the remainder of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve—1 goat by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Dec. 31.
Unit 11—that portion outside of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveNo open season
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:
Unit 11—that portion draining into the east bank of the Copper River upstream from and including the Slana River drainage—1 antlered bull by joint Federal/State registration permitAug 20-Sept. 20.
Unit 11—that portion south and east of a line running along the north bank of the Chitina River, the north and west banks of the Nazina River, and the west bank of West Fork of the Nazina River, continuing along the western edge of the West Fork Glacier to the summit of Regal Mountain—1 bull by Federal registration permit. However, during the period Aug. 20-Sept. 20, only an antlered bull may be takenAug. 20-Sept. 20. Nov. 20-Dec. 20.
Unit 11 remainder—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit onlyAug 20-Sept. 20.
Muskrat: No limitSept. 20-Jun. 10.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possessionJune 1-Oct. 10.
Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitSept. 25-May 31.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.

(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 Aug. 1-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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bears.July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear.Aug. 10-June 30.
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Caribou:
Unit 12—that portion within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park that lies west of the Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier. All hunting of caribou is prohibited on Federal public landsNo open season.
Unit 12—that portion east of the Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border—1 bull by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Sept. 30.
Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of caribou except by residents of Chisana, Chistochina, Mentasta, Northway, Tetlin, Tok, Unit 12 along the Nabesna Road (mileposts 25-46), and that portion of Unit 12 east of the Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier and south of the Winter Trail
Unit 12—remainder—1 bullSept. 1-20.
Unit 12—remainder—1 caribou 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 CommitteeWinter season to be announced.
Sheep:
Unit 12—1 ram with full curl or larger hornAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 12—that portion within 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 olderAug. 1-Oct. 20.
Moose:
Unit 12—that portion within the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge and those lands within 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 by Federal registration permitAug. 24-Sept. 20. Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Unit 12—that portion east of the Nabesna River and Nabesna Glacier, and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border—1 antlered bullAug. 24-Sept. 30.
Unit 12—remainder—1 antlered bull by joint Federal/State registration permit onlyAug. 20-Sept. 20.
Beaver: Unit 12—Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve—6 beaver per season. Meat from harvested beaver must be salvaged for human consumptionSept. 20-May 15.
Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 1-Mar. 15.
Wolf: 10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver: 15 beaver per 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 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 consumptionSept. 20-May 15.
Coyote: No limitOct. 15-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limit; however, no more than 5 lynx may be taken between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitSept. 20-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitOct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.

(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 southeastern 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 northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost 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 Start Printed Page 35258the 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 south 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 paragraph (n)(13) of this section 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. 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.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear. Bears taken 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.Aug. 10-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 13A and 13B—2 caribou by Federal registration permit 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 CouncilAug. 1-Sept. 30. Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
Unit 13—remainder—2 bulls by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 1-Sept. 30. Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
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
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Sheep: Unit 13, excluding Unit 13D and the Tok Management Area and Delta Controlled Use Area—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn.Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 13E—1 antlered bull moose by Federal registration permit only; only 1 permit will be issued per householdAug. 1-Sept. 20.
Unit 13-remainder—1 antlered bull moose by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 1-Sept. 20.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possessionJune 15-Sept. 10.
Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession.Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitSept. 25-May 31.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: Unit 13—No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitSept. 25-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limitOct. 15-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.

(14) Unit 14. (i) Unit 14 consists of drainages into the northern 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 northern 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 western 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 northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost 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 northern 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 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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: Unit 14C—1 bearJul. 1-Jun. 30.
Beaver: Unit 14C—1 beaver per day, 1 in possessionMay 15-Oct. 31.
Coyote: Unit 14C—2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): Unit 14C—2 foxesNov. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): Unit 14C—5 hares per daySept. 8-Apr. 30.
Lynx: Unit 14C—2 lynxDec. 1-Jan. 31.
Wolf: Unit 14C—5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: Unit 14C—1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): Unit 14C—5 per day, 10 in possessionSept. 8-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): Unit 14C—10 per day, 20 in possessionSept. 8-Mar. 31.
TRAPPING
Beaver: Unit 14C—that portion 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 seasonDec. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote: Unit 14C—No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): Unit 14C—1 foxNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx: Unit 14C—No limitDec. 15-Jan. 31.
Marten: Unit 14C—No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
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Mink and Weasel: Unit 14C—No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: Unit 14C—No limitNov. 10-May 15.
Otter: Unit 14C—No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: Unit 14C—No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolverine: Unit 14C—2 wolverinesNov. 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°00′ W. crosses the coastline of Chickaloon Bay in Turnagain Arm, including that area lying west of longitude line 150°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 northern 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 northern shore of Skilak Lake, and north of the north bank of the Kasilof River, the northern 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 through 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 northern 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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear:
Units 15A and 15B—2 bears by Federal registration permitJul. 1-Jun. 30.
Unit 15C—3 bearsJul. 1-Jun. 30.
Unit 14C—1 bear
Brown Bear: Unit 15—1 bear every 4 regulatory years by Federal 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 CouncilSept. 1-Nov. 30, to be announced and Apr. 1-Jun. 15, to be announced.
Moose:
Unit 15A—Skilak Loop Wildlife Management AreaNo open season.
Unit 15A—remainder, 15B, and 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 onlyAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Units 15B and 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. 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 CouncilOct. 20-Nov. 10.
Unit 15C—1 cow by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Coyote: No limitSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-Jun. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
Unit 15—that portion within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge—2 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 15—remainder—5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Ruffed)No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
Unit 15A and 15B—20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 15C—20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Dec. 31.
Unit 15C—5 per day, 10 in possessionJan. 1-Mar. 31.
TRAPPING
Beaver: 20 beaver per seasonNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 1 FoxNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitJan. 1-Jan. 31.
Marten:
Unit 15B—that portion east of the Kenai River, Skilak Lake, Skilak River, and Skilak GlacierNo open season.
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Remainder of Unit 15—No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-May 15.
Otter: Unit 15—No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: Unit 15B and C—No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.

(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 western side of the Susitna River (including the Susitna River) upstream to its confluence with the Chulitna River; the drainages into the western side of the Chulitna River (including the Chulitna River) upstream to the Tokositna River, and drainages into the southern 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 paragraph (n)(16) of this section 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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Caribou: 1 caribouAug. 10-Oct. 31.
Moose:
Unit 16B—Redoubt Bay Drainages south and west of, and including the Kustatan River drainage—1 bullSept. 1-15.
Unit 16B--Denali National Preserve only—1 bull by Federal registration permit. One Federal registration permit for moose issued per householdSept. 1-30. Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
Unit 16B, remainder—1 bullSept. 1-30. Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxesSept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-Jun. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxDec. 1-Jan. 31.
Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitOct. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitDec. 15-Jan. 31.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-Jun. 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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) 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 Start Printed Page 35262trapping license on National Park Service lands.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 2 bearsAug. 1-May 31.
Brown Bear: Unit 17—1 bear by State registration permit onlySept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 17A—all drainages west of Right Hand Point—2 caribou by State registration permit; 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 ManagerAug. 1-Mar. 15.
Units 17A and 17C—that portion of 17A and 17C 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 quota, 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 ManagerAug. 1-Sept. 30. Dec. 1-Mar. 31.
Units 17A remainder and 17C remainder—selected drainages; a harvest limit of up to 2 caribou by State registration permit 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 ManagerSeason may be announced between Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Units 17B and 17C—that portion of 17C east of the Wood River and Wood River Lakes—2 caribou by State registration permit; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou from Aug. 1-Jan 31Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Sheep: 1 ram with full curl or larger hornAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 17A—1 bull by State registration permitAug. 25-Sept. 20.
Unit 17A—up to 2 moose by State registration permitUp to a 31-day season may be announced between Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Units 17B and 17C—one bullAug. 20-Sept. 15.
During the period Aug. 20-Sept. 15—one bull by State registration permit; orDec. 1-31.
During the period Sept. 1-15—one bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or antlers with three or more brow tines on at least one side with a State harvest ticket; or During the period Dec. 1-31—one antlered bull by State registration permit.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitDec. 1-Mar. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxesSept. 1-Feb. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver:
Unit 17—No limitOct. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 17—2 beaver per day. Only firearms may be usedApr. 15-May 31.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Lynx: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: 2 muskratsNov. 10-Feb. 28.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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 Start Printed Page 35263within 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 through 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 west of 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°59.41′ Latitude; W 162°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 west to the Unit 18 border.

(E) Taking of wildlife in Unit 18 while in possession of lead shot size T, .20 calibre or less in diameter, is prohibited.

(F) You may not pursue with a motorized vehicle an ungulate that is at or near a full gallop.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by State registration permit onlySept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 18—that portion to the east and south of the Kuskokwim River—2 caribou by State registration permitAug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 18 remainder—2 caribou by State registration permitAug. 1-Mar. 15.
Moose:
Unit 18—that portion east of 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°59.41′ Latitude; W162°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—1 antlered bull by State registration permit; quotas will be announced annually by the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge ManagerSept. 1-30.
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 including the Kanektok River drainages to the Goodnews River drainage. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose by all usersNo open season.
Unit 18--Goodnews River 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 CouncilSept. 1-30.
Unit 18, remainder—2 moose, only one of which may be antlered. Antlered bulls may not be harvested from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30Aug 1-Mar. 31.
Beaver: No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 5 lynxAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolf: 10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 2 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 50 per day, 100 in possessionAug. 10-May 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Lynx: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 10-Mar. 31.

(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.Start Printed Page 35264

(C) Unit 19C consists of that portion of Unit 19 south and east of a line from Benchmark M#1.26 (approximately 1.26 miles south of the northwestern 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 paragraph (n)(19) of this section 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 Units19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting.

(C) In Unit 19C, individual residents of Nikolai may harvest sheep during the Aug. 10 to Sept. 20 season and not have that animal count against the community harvest limit (during the Oct. 1 to Mar. 30 season). Individual residents of Nikolai that harvest a sheep under State regulations may not participate in the Oct. 1 to Mar. 30 community harvest.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 19A and 19B—those portions which are downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage—1 bear by State registration permitAug. 10-June 30.
Unit 19A, remainder, 19B, remainder, and Unit 19D—1 bearAug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 19A—north of Kuskokwim River—2 caribou by State registration permit, no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken from Aug. 1-Jan. 31Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 19A—south of the Kuskokwim River and Unit 19B (excluding rural Alaska residents of Lime Village)—2 caribou by State registration permit; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1caribou may be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31
Unit 19C—1 caribouAug. 10-Oct. 10.
Unit 19D—south and east of the Kuskokwim River and North Fork of the Kuskokwim River—1 caribouAug. 10-Sept. 30. Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 19D, remainder—1 caribouAug. 10-Sept. 30.
Unit 19—Residents domiciled 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 systemJuly 1-June 30.
Sheep:
1 ram with 7/8 curl horn or largerAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 19C—that portion within the Denali National Park and Preserve—residents of Nikolai only—no individual harvest limit, but a community harvest quota will be set annually by the Denali National Park and Preserve Superintendent; rams or ewes without lambs only. Reporting will be by a community reporting systemOct. 1-Mar. 30.
Moose:
Unit 19—Residents of Lime 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 systemJuly 1-June 30.
Unit 19A—North of the 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 mooseNo open season.
Unit 19A, remainder—1 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 huntingSept. 1-20.
Unit 19B—1 bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or antlers with 4 or more brow tines on one sideSept. 1-20.
Unit 19C—1 antlered bullSept. 1-20.
Unit 19C—1 bull by State registration permitJan. 15-Feb. 15.
Unit 19D—that portion of the 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 bullSept. 1-30.
Unit 19D—remainder of the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area—1 bullSept. 1-30. Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Unit 19D, remainder—1 antlered bullSept. 1-30 Dec. 1-15.
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Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
Unit 19D—10 wolves per dayAug. 10-Apr. 30.'
Unit 19, remainder—5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitNov. 1-Jun. 10.
Coyote: No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit.Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Lynx: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.

(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.

(B) Unit 20B consists of drainages into the northern 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 paragraph (n)(20) of this section 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 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 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 Start Printed Page 35266Creek, 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 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.

(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.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 20A—1 bearSept. 1-May 31.
Unit 20E—1 bearAug. 10-June 30.
Unit 20, remainder—1 bearSept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
Unit 20E—1 caribou A joint State/Federal registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10-Sept. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota for the period Aug. 10-29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou. During the Nov. 1-Mar. 31 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 fewer than 50 Nelchina caribou will be harvested regardless of the mixing ratio for the two herdsAug. 10-Sept. 30. Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Unit 20F—north of the Yukon River—1 caribouAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 20F—east of the Dalton Highway and south of the Yukon River—1 caribou; A joint State/Federal registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10-Sept. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota for the period Aug. 10-29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribouAug. 10-Sept. 30. Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Moose:
Unit 20A—1 antlered bullSept. 1-20.
Unit 20B—that portion within the Minto Flats Management Area—1 bull by Federal registration permit onlySept. 1-20. Jan. 10-Feb. 28.
Unit 20B, remainder—1 antlered bullSept. 1-20.
Unit 20C—that portion within Denali National Park and 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 takenSept. 1-30. Nov. 15-Dec. 15.
Unit 20C, remainder—1 antlered bull; however, white-phased or partial albino (more than 50 percent white) moose may not be takenSept. 1-30.
Unit 20E—that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—1 bullAug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 20E—that portion drained by the Middle Fork of the Fortymile River upstream from and including the Joseph Creek drainage—1 bullAug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 20E remainder—1 bull by joint Federal/State registration permitAug. 24-Sept. 25.
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Unit 20F—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit onlySept. 1-25.
Unit 20F, remainder—1 antlered bullSept. 1-30. Dec. 1-10.
Sheep:
Unit 20E—1 ram with full-curl horn or largerAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 20, remainderNo open season.
Beaver:
Unit 20E—Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—6 beaver per season. Meat from harvested beaver must be salvaged for human consumptionSept. 20-May 15.
Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx:
Unit 20A, 20B, and that portion of 20C east of the Teklanika River—2 lynxDec. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 20E—2 lynxNov. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 20, remainder—2 lynxDec. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
Unit 20E, that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—No limitSept. 20-June 10.
Unit 20C, that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve—25 muskratNov. 1-Jun. 10.
Unit 20, remainderNo open season.
Wolf:
Unit 20—10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 20C, that portion within Denali National Park and 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 seasonAug. 10-Oct. 31. Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 20C, remainder—10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): Units 20A, 20B, 20C, 20E, and 20F—15 per day, 30 in possession.Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
Unit 20—those portions within 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 possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 20, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver:
Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F—No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Unit 20E—25 beaver per 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 consumptionSept. 20-May 15.
Coyote:
Unit 20E—No limitOct. 15-Apr. 30.
Unit 20, remainder—No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx:
Unit 20A, 20B, and 20C east of the Teklanika River—No limitDec. 15-Feb. 15.
Unit 20E—No limit; however, no more than 5 lynx may be taken between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 20F and 20C—remainder—No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
Unit 20E—No limitSept. 20-June 10.
Unit 20, remainder—No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
Unit 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F—No limitNov. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 20E—No limitOct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.

(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 Start Printed Page 35268Ruby, 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 Unit 21 and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64°52.58′ N. lat., 157°43.10′ W. long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65°28.42′ N. lat., 157°44.89′ W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65°57′ N. lat., 156°41′ W. long.) at 65°56.66′ N. lat., 156°40.81′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66°02.56′ N. lat., 156°12.71′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66°00.31′ N. lat., 155°18.57′ W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65°31.87′ N. lat., 154°52.18′ W. long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65°13.00′ N. lat., 156°06.43′ W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N. lat., 157°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 extending 2 miles easterly 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 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.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 21D—1 bear by State registration permit onlyAug. 10-June 30.
Unit 21, remainder—1 bearAug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 21A—1 caribouAug. 10-Sept. 30. Dec. 10-Dec. 20.
Unit 21B—that portion north of the Yukon River and downstream from Ukawutni CreekNo open season.
Unit 21C—the Dulbi and Melozitna River drainages downstream from Big CreekNo open season.
Unit 21B remainder, 21C remainder, and 21E—1 caribouAug. 10-Sept. 30.
Unit 21D—north of the Yukon 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 CommitteesWinter season to be announced.
Unit 21D, remainder—5 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30July 1-June 30.
Moose:
Unit 21B—that part of the 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. 1Sept. 5-Oct. 1.
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Unit 21B—that part of the Nowitna River drainage 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 CommitteeFive-day season to be announced between Dec. 1 and March 31.
Unit 21A and 21B, remainder—1 bullAug. 20-Sept. 25. Nov. 1-30.
Unit 21C—1 antlered bullSept. 5-25.
Unit 21D—Koyukuk Controlled Use Area—1 bull; 1 antlerless moose by Federal 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, orSep. 1-25. Mar. 1-5 season to be announced.
1 antlered bull by Federal 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 CommitteeApr. 10-15 season to be announced.
Unit 21D, remainder—1 moose; however, antlerless moose may be taken only during Sept. 21-25 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 CommitteeAug. 22-31. Sept. 5-25. Mar. 1-5 season to be announced.
Unit 21E—1 moose; however, only bulls may be taken from Aug. 25-Sept. 30Aug. 25-Sept. 30. Feb. 15-Mar. 15.
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 limitNov. 1-June 10.
Unit 21, remainderNo open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 5 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No LimitNov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.

(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 Start Printed Page 35270registration 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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear:
Unit 22A and 22B—3 bearsJul. 1-Jun. 30.
Unit 22, remainderNo open season.
Brown Bear:
Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—1 bear by State registration permit onlyAug. 1-May 31.
Unit 22C—1 bear by State registration permit onlyAug. 1-Oct. 31. May 10-25.
Caribou:
Unit 22B west of Golovin Bay and west of a line along the west bank of the Fish and Niukluk Rivers and excluding the Libby River drainage—5 caribou per dayOct. 1-Apr. 30. May 1-Sept. 30, a season may be opened by announcement by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with ADF&G.
Units 22A, 22B remainder, that 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 30July 1-June 30.
Moose:
Unit 22A—that portion north 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 regulationsAug. 1-Sept. 30.
Unit 22A—that portion in the 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&GAug. 15-Sept. 14.
Unit 22A, remainder—1 bull. However, during the period 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 regulationsAug. 1-Sept. 30. Jan. 1-Feb. 15.
Unit 22B—west of the Darby 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 regulationsSept. 1-14.
Unit 22B—west of the Darby 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 regulationsJan. 1-31.
Unit 22B, remainder—1 bullAug. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 22C—1 antlered bullSept. 1-14.
Unit 22D—that portion within 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 regulationsSept. 1-14.
Unit 22D—that portion west of 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&GSept. 1-14.
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Unit 22D—that portion west of 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 regulationsDec. 1-31.
Unit 22D, remainder—1 bull
Unit 22D, remainder—1 moose; however, no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calfAug. 10-Sept. 14. Oct. 1-Nov.
Unit 22D, remainder—1 antlered bullDec. 1-31.
Unit 22E—1 antlered bull. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulationsJan. 1-31. Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
Musk ox:
Unit 22B—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulationsAug.1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of musk ox except by residents of Nome and Teller hunting under these regulationsSept.1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22D, that portion within the Kuzitrin River drainages—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except for residents of Council, Golovin, White Mountain, Nome, Teller, and Brevig Mission hunting under these regulationsAug.1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22D, remainder—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by residents of Elim, White Mountain, Nome, Teller, and Brevig Mission hunting under these regulationsAug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22E—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulationsAug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 22, remainder.No open season.
Beaver:
Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—50 beaverNov. 1-June 10.
Unit 22, remainderNo open season.
CoyoteNo open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxesNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limitSept. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
Unit 22A and 22B—No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Unit 22, remainderNo open season.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Jan. 31.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolverine: 3 wolverinesSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
Unit 22A and 22B east of and including the Niukluk River drainage—40 per day, 80 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 22E—20 per day, 40 in possessionJuly 15-May 15.
Unit 22, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver:
Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—50 beaverNov. 1-June 10.
Unit 22CNo open season.
CoyoteNo open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.

(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 5 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 not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting, including transportation of hunters, Start Printed Page 35272bears, 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 section, 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.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 23—1 bear by State subsistence registration permitAug. 1-May 31.
Caribou: 15 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30July 1-June 30.
Sheep:
Unit 23—south of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Cutler and Redstone Rivers (Baird Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. 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 regulationsAug. 10-April 30. 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 23—north of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Aniuk 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 ewesAug. 10-April 30. 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 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger hornAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)—1 sheepOct. 1-Apr. 30.
Moose:
Unit 23—that portion north 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 calfJuly 1-Mar. 31.
Unit 23—that portion lying 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 calfAug. 1-Mar. 31.
Unit 23, remainder—1 moose; no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calfAug. 1-Mar. 31.
Musk ox:
Unit 23—south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage—1 bull by Federal permit or State permitAug. 1-Mar. 15.
Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations.
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°05′ N and west of longitude 162°30′ W hunting under these regulationsAug. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 23, remainderNo open season.
Beaver: No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitSept. 1-Mar.15.
Hare: (Snowshoe and Tundra) No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 1-Apr. 15.
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Wolf: 15 wolvesOct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Muskrat: No limitJuly 1-June 30
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver:
Unit 23—the Kobuk and Selawik River drainages—50 beaverJuly 1-June 30.
Unit 23, remainder—30 beaver.July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.

(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°33.303′ W. Long. 151°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°27.090′ W. Long. 151°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°19.789′ W. Long. 151°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°13.050′ W. Long.151°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°03.827′ W. Long. 150°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°52.58′ N. lat., 157°43.10′ W. long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65°28.42′ N. lat., 157°44.89′ W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65°57N. lat., 156°41 W. long.) at 65°56.66′ N. lat., 156°40.81′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66°02.56′ N. lat., 156°12.71′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66°00.31′ N. lat., 155°18.57′ W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65°31.87′ N. lat., 154°52.18′ W. long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65°13.00′ N. lat., 156°06.43′ W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N. lat., 157°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 Start Printed Page 35274on 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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 24—1 bear by State registration permitAug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 24—that portion south of 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 caribouAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 24, remainder—5 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30July 1-June 30.
Sheep:
Unit 24A and 24B—(Anaktuvuk 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 eweJuly 15-Dec. 31.
Unit 24A and 24B—(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass residents)—that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—3 sheepAug. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 24A—except that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—1 ram by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 24, remainder—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger hornAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 24A—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permitAug. 25-Oct. 1.
Unit 24B—that portion within the John River Drainage—1 mooseAug. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 24B—All drainages of the Koyukuk River downstream from and including the Henshaw Creek drainage—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permitAug. 25-Oct. 1. Dec. 15-Apr. 15.
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 bull. A Federal registration permit is required for the Sept. 26-Oct. 1 periodAug. 25-Oct. 1.
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 24C and 24D—that portion within the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area and Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge—1 bullSept. 1-25.
1 antlerless moose by Federal 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, orMar. 1-5 to be announced.
1 antlered bull by Federal 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 CommitteesApr. 10-15 to be announced.
Unit 24C, remainder and Unit 24D, remainder—1 antlered bull. During the Sept. 5-25 season, a State registration permit is requiredAug. 25-Oct. 1.
Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 15 wolves; however, no more than 5 wolves may be taken prior to Nov. 1Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine; however, no more than 1 wolverine may be taken prior to Nov. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
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Wolf: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 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.

(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 headwaters 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; in Unit 25D you may use bait to hunt brown 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 contacts the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge prior to taking or attempting to take bull moose and provides 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 limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear:
Units 25A, 25B, and 25C—3 bearsJul. 1-Jun. 30.
or 3 bears by State community harvest permitJul. 1-Jun. 30.
Unit 25D—5 bearsJul. 1-Jun. 30.
Brown Bear:
Units 25A and 25B—1 bearAug. 10-Jun. 30.
Unit 25C—1 bearSept. 1-May 31.
Unit 25D—2 bears every regulatory yearJuly. 1-Jun. 30.
Caribou:
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Unit 25A—in those portions 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. 30Jul. 1-June 30.
Unit 25C—1 caribou; a joint Federal/State registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10-Sept. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota between Aug. 10-29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribouAug. 10-Sept. 30. Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Unit 25D—that portion of Unit 25D drained by the west fork of the Dall River west of 150° W. long.—1 bullAug. 10-Sept. 30. Dec. 1-31.
Unit 25A remainder, 25B, and Unit 25D, remainder—10 caribouJuly 1-Apr. 30.
Sheep:
Unit 25A—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management AreaNo open season.
Units 25A—Arctic Village Sheep Management Area—2 rams by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Federal public lands 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 by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Units 25B, 25C, and 25D—1 ram with full-curl horn or largerAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Moose:
Unit 25A-1 antlered bullAug. 25-Sept. 25. Dec. 1-10.
Unit 25B—that portion within Yukon-Charley National Preserve—1 bullAug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 25B—that portion within the Porcupine River drainage upstream from, but excluding the Coleen River drainage—1 antlered bullAug. 25-Sept. 30. Dec. 1-10.
Unit 25B—that portion, other than Yukon-Charley Rivers National 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 bullSept. 5-30. Dec. 1-15.
Unit 25B, remainder—1 antlered bullAug. 25-Sept. 25. Dec. 1-15.
Unit 25C—1 antlered bullAug. 20-Sept. 30.
Unit 25D (west)—that portion 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)Aug. 25-Feb. 28.
Unit 25D, remainder—1 antlered mooseAug. 25-Oct. 1. Dec. 1-20.
Beaver:
Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D—1 beaver per day; 1 in possessionApr. 16-Oct. 31.
Unit 25CNo open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx:
Unit 25C—2 lynxDec. 1-Jan. 31.
Unit 25, remainder—2 lynxNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
Unit 25B and 25C, that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Unit 25, remainderNo open season.
Wolf:
Unit 25A—No limitAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Unit 25, remainder—10 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
Unit 25C—15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 25, remainder—15 per day, 30 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
Unit 25C—those portions within 5 miles of Route 6 (Steese Highway)—20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Mar. 31.
Unit 25, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Beaver:
Unit 25C—No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Unit 25—remainder—50 beaverNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote: No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Lynx: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
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Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitOct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
Unit 25C—No limitNov. 1-Feb. 28.
Unit 25, remainder—No limitNov. 1-Mar. 31.

(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 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 not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting, 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 section, 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.

Harvest limitsOpen season
HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bearsJuly 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
Unit 26A—1 bear by State subsistence registration permitJuly 1-June 30.
Unit 26B—1 bearJan. 1-Dec. 31.
Unit 26 C—1 bearAug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
Unit 26A—10 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16-June 30July 1-June 30.
Unit 26B—10 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may be taken only from Oct. 1-Apr. 30jULY 1-June 30.
Unit 26C—10 caribou per dayJuly 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 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 eweJuly 15-Dec. 31.
Unit 26A—(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass residents)—those portions within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—3 sheepAug. 1-Apr. 30.
Unit 26A—that portion west of 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 closureAug. 10-April 30.
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Unit 26B—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit onlyAug. 10-Sept.20.
Unit 26A, remainder and 26B, remainder—including the Gates of the Arctic National Preserve—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger hornAug. 10-Sept. 20.
Unit 26C—3 sheep per regulatory year; the Aug. 10-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 seasonAug. 10-Sept.20. Oct.1-Apr. 30.
Moose:
Unit 26A—that portion of the Colville River drainage upstream from and including the Anaktuvuk River drainage—1 bullAug. 1-Sept. 14.
Unit 26A—that portion of the 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 calfFeb. 15-Apr. 15.
Unit 26A—that portion west of 156°00′ W. longitude excluding the Colville River drainage—1 moose, however, you may not take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calfJuly 1-Sept. 14.
Unit 26A, remainder—1 bullAug. 1-Sept. 14.
Unit 26B, excluding the Canning River drainage—1 bullSept. 1-14.
Units 26B, remainder and 26C—1 moose by Federal registration permit by residents of Kaktovik only. The harvest quota is 5 moose. You may not take a cow accompanied by a calf in Unit 26B. Only 5 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 regulationsJul. 1-Jun. 30.
Musk ox Unit 26C—1 bull by 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 regulationsJul. 15-Mar. 31.
Coyote: 2 coyotesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxesSept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases):
Units 26A and 26B—10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
Unit 26C—10 foxesNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limitJuly 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynxNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: 15 wolvesAug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 5 wolverineSept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possessionAug. 10-Apr. 30.
TRAPPING
Coyote: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limitNov. 1 -Apr. 15.
Lynx: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limitNov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limitNov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limitNov. 1-Apr. 15.
Start Signature

Dated: May 19, 2014.

Eugene R. Peltola, Jr.,

Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Acting Chair, Federal Subsistence Board.

Dated: May 20, 2014.

Steve Kessler,

Subsistence Program Leader, USDA—Forest Service.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2014-13833 Filed 6-18-14; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 3410-11-P; 4310-55-P