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HB 39: "An Act relating to game management and to regulations of the Board of Game."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 39                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to game management and to regulations of the Board of Game."                                           
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 16.05.340(a)(15) is amended to read:                                                               
04                 (15)  Nonresident big game tags                                                                         
05 A nonresident may not take a big game animal without previously purchasing a                                            
06 numbered, nontransferable, appropriate tag, issued under this paragraph. The tag must                                   
07 be affixed to the animal before leaving the kill site and must remain affixed until the                                 
08 animal is prepared for storage, consumed, or exported. A tag issued but not used for an                                 
09 animal may be used to satisfy the tagging requirement for an animal of any other                                        
10       species for which the tag fee is of equal or less value.                                                          
11 (A)  Bear, black, each  .....................  450                                                                      
12 (B)  Bear, brown or grizzly, each  ............ 1,000                                                                   
13 (C)  Bison, each  .........................  900                                                                        
14 (D)  Caribou, each  .......................  650                                                                        
15 (E)  Deer, each .........................  300                                                                          
01 (F)  Elk, each  ..........................  600                                                                         
02 (G)  Goat, each  .........................  600                                                                         
03 (H)  Moose, each  ........................  800                                                                         
04 (I)  Sheep, each  .........................  850                                                                        
05 (J)  Wolf, each  ........................... 60                                                                         
06 [A NONRESIDENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A NONRESIDENT                                                                    
07 WOLF TAG TO TAKE A WOLF IN A GAME MANAGEMENT UNIT IF                                                                    
08 THE BOARD OF GAME HAS ADOPTED AN INTENSIVE                                                                              
09 MANAGEMENT PROGRAM UNDER AS 16.05.255(e) FOR ALL OR A                                                                   
10            PORTION OF THE GAME MANAGEMENT UNIT.]                                                                        
11 (K)  Wolverine, each  .....................  350                                                                        
12 (L)  Musk oxen, each  ...................  2,200                                                                        
13    * Sec. 2. AS 16.05.340(a)(21) is amended to read:                                                                  
14                 (21)  Nonresident alien big game tags                                                                   
15 (A)  Bear, black, each  .....................  600                                                                      
16 (B)  Bear, brown or grizzly, each  ............ 1,300                                                                   
17 (C)  Bison, each  ........................ 1,300                                                                        
18 (D)  Caribou, each  .......................  850                                                                        
19 (E)  Deer, each .........................  400                                                                          
20 (F)  Elk, each  ..........................  800                                                                         
21 (G)  Goat, each  .........................  800                                                                         
22 (H)  Moose, each  ......................  1,000                                                                         
23 (I)  Musk oxen, each ....................  3,000                                                                        
24 (J)  Sheep, each  .......................  1,100                                                                        
25 (K)  Wolf, each  .......................... 100                                                                         
26 [A NONRESIDENT ALIEN IS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A                                                                          
27 NONRESIDENT ALIEN WOLF TAG TO TAKE A WOLF IN A GAME                                                                     
28 MANAGEMENT UNIT IF THE BOARD OF GAME HAS ADOPTED AN                                                                     
29 INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM UNDER AS 16.05.255(e) FOR                                                                  
30            ALL OR A PORTION OF THE GAME MANAGEMENT UNIT.]                                                               
31 (L)  Wolverine, each  .....................  500                                                                        
01    * Sec. 3. AS 16.05.783(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
02 (a) A person may not shoot or assist in shooting a free-ranging wolf or                                                 
03 wolverine the same day that a person has been airborne. However, the Board of Game                                      
04 may authorize a predator control program as part of a game management plan that                                         
05 involves airborne or same day airborne shooting if the board has determined based on                                    
06       information provided by the department                                                                            
07 [(1) IN REGARD TO AN IDENTIFIED BIG GAME PREY                                                                           
08 POPULATION UNDER AS 16.05.255(g) THAT OBJECTIVES SET BY THE                                                             
09 BOARD FOR THE POPULATION HAVE NOT BEEN ACHIEVED AND THAT                                                                
10 PREDATION IS AN IMPORTANT CAUSE FOR THE FAILURE TO ACHIEVE                                                              
11 THE OBJECTIVES SET BY THE BOARD, AND THAT A REDUCTION OF                                                                
12 PREDATION CAN REASONABLY BE EXPECTED TO AID IN THE                                                                      
13       ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES; OR                                                                                 
14                 (2)] that a disease or parasite of a predator population                                                
15                 (1) [(A)] is threatening the normal biological condition of the predator                            
16       population; or                                                                                                    
17                 (2) [(B)] if left untreated, would spread to other populations.                                     
18    * Sec. 4. AS 08.54.750(e); AS 16.05.050(b)(1), 16.05.255(e), 16.05.255(f), 16.05.255(g),                           
19 and 16.05.255(k) are repealed.