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

Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Rules 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

36 CFR Part 242

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. FWS-R7-SM-2012-0104; FBMS4500065668; 
FXFR13350700640-134-FF07J00000]
RIN 1018-AY85


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

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest 
limits, 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.

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.

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:

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                                         Modifications to Sec.   --.24.
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                                                                  Rule made changes to the  following provisions
      Federal Register citation           Date of publication                        of --.24
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59 FR 27462..........................  May 27, 1994............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
59 FR 51855..........................  October 13, 1994........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
60 FR 10317..........................  February 24, 1995.......  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
61 FR 39698..........................  July 30, 1996...........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
62 FR 29016..........................  May 29, 1997............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 35332..........................  June 29, 1998...........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 46148..........................  August 28, 1998.........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.

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64 FR 1276...........................  January 8, 1999.........  Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 35776..........................  July 1, 1999............  Wildlife.
65 FR 40730..........................  June 30, 2000...........  Wildlife.
66 FR 10142..........................  February 13, 2001.......  Fish/Shellfish.
66 FR 33744..........................  June 25, 2001...........  Wildlife.
67 FR 5890...........................  February 7, 2002........  Fish/Shellfish.
67 FR 43710..........................  June 28, 2002...........  Wildlife.
68 FR 7276...........................  February 12, 2003.......  Fish/Shellfish.
69 FR 5018...........................  February 3, 2004........  Fish/Shellfish.
69 FR 40174..........................  July 1, 2004............  Wildlife.
70 FR 13377..........................  March 21, 2005..........  Fish/Shellfish.
70 FR 36268..........................  June 22, 2005...........  Wildlife.
71 FR 15569..........................  March 29, 2006..........  Fish/Shellfish.
71 FR 37642..........................  June 30, 2006...........  Wildlife.
72 FR 12676..........................  March 16, 2007..........  Fish/Shellfish.
72 FR 73426..........................  December 27, 2007.......  Wildlife/Fish.
73 FR 35726..........................  June 26, 2008...........  Wildlife.
74 FR 14049..........................  March 30, 2009..........  Fish/Shellfish.
75 FR 37918..........................  June 30, 2010...........  Wildlife.
76 FR 12564..........................  March 8, 2011...........  Fish.
77 FR 35482..........................  June 13, 2012...........  Wildlife.
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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.
    The Board rejected a proposal to lift a closure to non-Federally 
qualified users in Unit 26C for moose. This proposal was found to 
violate recognized principles of wildlife

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conservation and be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence 
needs.

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:

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 Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subparts A, B, and C: Federal Register Documents
                                          Pertaining to the Final Rule
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  Federal Register  citation         Date of publication                  Category                  Details
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57 FR 22940...................  May 29, 1992.................  Final Rule...................  ``Subsistence
                                                                                               Management
                                                                                               Regulations for
                                                                                               Public Lands in
                                                                                               Alaska; Final
                                                                                               Rule'' was
                                                                                               published in the
                                                                                               Federal Register.
64 FR 1276....................  January 8, 1999..............  Final Rule...................  Amended the
                                                                                               regulations to
                                                                                               include
                                                                                               subsistence
                                                                                               activities
                                                                                               occurring on
                                                                                               inland navigable
                                                                                               waters in which
                                                                                               the United States
                                                                                               has a reserved
                                                                                               water right and
                                                                                               to identify
                                                                                               specific Federal
                                                                                               land units where
                                                                                               reserved water
                                                                                               rights exist.
                                                                                               Extended the
                                                                                               Federal
                                                                                               Subsistence
                                                                                               Board's
                                                                                               management to all
                                                                                               Federal lands
                                                                                               selected under
                                                                                               the Alaska Native
                                                                                               Claims Settlement
                                                                                               Act and the
                                                                                               Alaska Statehood
                                                                                               Act and situated
                                                                                               within the
                                                                                               boundaries of a
                                                                                               Conservation
                                                                                               System Unit,
                                                                                               National
                                                                                               Recreation Area,
                                                                                               National
                                                                                               Conservation
                                                                                               Area, or any new
                                                                                               national forest
                                                                                               or forest
                                                                                               addition, until
                                                                                               conveyed to the
                                                                                               State of Alaska
                                                                                               or to an Alaska
                                                                                               Native
                                                                                               Corporation.
                                                                                               Specified and
                                                                                               clarified the
                                                                                               Secretaries'
                                                                                               authority to
                                                                                               determine when
                                                                                               hunting, fishing,
                                                                                               or trapping
                                                                                               activities taking
                                                                                               place in Alaska
                                                                                               off the public
                                                                                               lands interfere
                                                                                               with the
                                                                                               subsistence
                                                                                               priority.
66 FR 31533...................  June 12, 2001................  Interim Rule.................  Expanded the
                                                                                               authority that
                                                                                               the Board may
                                                                                               delegate to
                                                                                               agency field
                                                                                               officials and
                                                                                               clarified the
                                                                                               procedures for
                                                                                               enacting
                                                                                               emergency or
                                                                                               temporary
                                                                                               restrictions,
                                                                                               closures, or
                                                                                               openings.
67 FR 30559...................  May 7, 2002..................  Final Rule...................  Amended the
                                                                                               operating
                                                                                               regulations in
                                                                                               response to
                                                                                               comments on the
                                                                                               June 12, 2001,
                                                                                               interim rule.
                                                                                               Also corrected
                                                                                               some inadvertent
                                                                                               errors and
                                                                                               oversights of
                                                                                               previous rules.
68 FR 7703....................  February 18, 2003............  Direct Final Rule............  Clarified how old
                                                                                               a person must be
                                                                                               to receive
                                                                                               certain
                                                                                               subsistence use
                                                                                               permits and
                                                                                               removed the
                                                                                               requirement that
                                                                                               Regional Councils
                                                                                               must have an odd
                                                                                               number of
                                                                                               members.
68 FR 23035...................  April 30, 2003...............  Affirmation of Direct Final    Because no adverse
                                                                Rule.                          comments were
                                                                                               received on the
                                                                                               direct final rule
                                                                                               (68 FR 7703), the
                                                                                               direct final rule
                                                                                               was adopted.
69 FR 60957...................  October 14, 2004.............  Final Rule...................  Clarified the
                                                                                               membership
                                                                                               qualifications
                                                                                               for Regional
                                                                                               Advisory Council
                                                                                               membership and
                                                                                               relocated the
                                                                                               definition of
                                                                                               ``regulatory
                                                                                               year'' from
                                                                                               subpart A to
                                                                                               subpart D of the
                                                                                               regulations.
70 FR 76400...................  December 27, 2005............  Final Rule...................  Revised
                                                                                               jurisdiction in
                                                                                               marine waters and
                                                                                               clarified
                                                                                               jurisdiction
                                                                                               relative to
                                                                                               military lands.
71 FR 49997...................  August 24, 2006..............  Final Rule...................  Revised the
                                                                                               jurisdiction of
                                                                                               the subsistence
                                                                                               program by adding
                                                                                               submerged lands
                                                                                               and waters in the
                                                                                               area of Makhnati
                                                                                               Island, near
                                                                                               Sitka, AK. This
                                                                                               allowed
                                                                                               subsistence users
                                                                                               to harvest marine
                                                                                               resources in this
                                                                                               area under
                                                                                               seasons, harvest
                                                                                               limits, and
                                                                                               methods specified
                                                                                               in the
                                                                                               regulations.
72 FR 25688...................  May 7, 2007..................  Final Rule...................  Revised rural
                                                                                               determinations.
75 FR 63088...................  October 14, 2010.............  Final Rule...................  Amended the
                                                                                               regulations for
                                                                                               accepting and
                                                                                               addressing
                                                                                               special action
                                                                                               requests and the
                                                                                               role of the
                                                                                               Regional Advisory
                                                                                               Councils in the
                                                                                               process.
76 FR 56109...................  September 12, 2011...........  Final Rule...................  Revised the
                                                                                               composition of
                                                                                               the Board.
77 FR 12477...................  March 1, 2012................  Final Rule...................  Extended 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.
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    An environmental assessment was prepared in 1997 on the expansion 
of Federal jurisdiction over fisheries and is available from the office 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The Secretary of the 
Interior with the concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture 
determined that the expansion of Federal jurisdiction did not 
constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the human 
environment and, therefore, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact.

Section 810 of ANILCA

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

Paperwork Reduction Act

    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. This 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.

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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.

List of Subjects

36 CFR Part 242

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

50 CFR Part 100

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

Regulation Promulgation

    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:

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

Subpart C--Board Determinations

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


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

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Area                    Species           Determination
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unit 1C.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units
                                                    1C, 1D, 3, Hoonah,
                                                    Pelican, Point
                                                    Baker, Sitka, and
                                                    Tenakee Springs.
Unit 1A.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1A,
                                                    excluding residents
                                                    of Hyder.
Unit 1B.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1A,
                                                    Petersburg, and
                                                    Wrangell, excluding
                                                    residents of Hyder.
Unit 1C.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1C,
                                                    Haines, Hoonah,
                                                    Kake, Klukwan,
                                                    Skagway, and
                                                    Wrangell, excluding
                                                    residents of
                                                    Gustavus.
Unit 1D.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 1D.
Unit 1A.......................  Deer.............  Residents of Units 1A
                                                    and 2.
Unit 1B.......................  Deer.............  Residents of Units
                                                    1A, 1B, 2, and 3.
Unit 1C.......................  Deer.............  Residents of Units
                                                    1C, 1D, Hoonah,
                                                    Kake, and
                                                    Petersburg.
Unit 1D.......................  Deer.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 1B.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Units 1B
                                                    and 3.
Unit 1C.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Haines,
                                                    Kake, Klukwan,
                                                    Petersburg, and
                                                    Hoonah.
Unit 1B.......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 1,
                                                    2, 3, and 4.
Unit 1C.......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 1,
                                                    2, 3, 4, and 5.
Unit 1D.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 1D.
Unit 2........................  Deer.............  Residents of Units
                                                    1A, 2, and 3.
Unit 3........................  Deer.............  Residents of Units
                                                    1B, 3, Port
                                                    Alexander, Port
                                                    Protection, Pt.
                                                    Baker, and Meyers
                                                    Chuck.
Unit 3, Wrangell and Mitkof     Moose............  Residents of Units
 Islands.                                           1B, 2, and 3.
Unit 4........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 4
                                                    and Kake.
Unit 4........................   Deer............  Residents of Unit 4,
                                                    Kake, Gustavus,
                                                    Haines, Petersburg,
                                                    Pt. Baker, Klukwan,
                                                    Port Protection,
                                                    Wrangell, and
                                                    Yakutat.
Unit 4........................  Goat.............  Residents of Sitka,
                                                    Hoonah, Tenakee,
                                                    Pelican, Funter Bay,
                                                    Angoon, Port
                                                    Alexander, and Elfin
                                                    Cove.
Unit 5........................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Yakutat.
Unit 5........................  Deer.............  Residents of Yakutat.
Unit 5........................  Goat.............  Residents of Unit 5A
Unit 5........................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5........................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 6A.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Yakutat
                                                    and Units 6C and 6D,
                                                    excluding residents
                                                    of Whittier.
Unit 6, remainder.............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 6C
                                                    and 6D, excluding
                                                    residents of
                                                    Whittier.
Unit 6........................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 6A.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6C, Chenega Bay,
                                                    and Tatitlek.
Unit 6C and Unit 6D...........  Goat.............  Residents of Units 6C
                                                    and D.
Unit 6A.......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6A, 6B, and 6C.
Unit 6B and Unit 6C...........  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    6A, 6B, and 6C.
Unit 6D.......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 6A.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6, 9, 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 6, remainder.............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 7........................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 7........................  Caribou..........  Residents of Cooper
                                                    Landing and Hope.
Unit 7, Brown Mountain hunt     Goat.............  Residents of Port
 area.                                              Graham and Nanwalek.
Unit 7........................  Moose............  Residents of Chenega
                                                    Bay, Cooper Landing,
                                                    Hope, and Tatitlek.
Unit 7........................  Sheep............   No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 7........................  Ruffed Grouse....   No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 8........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Old
                                                    Harbor, Akhiok,
                                                    Larsen Bay, Karluk,
                                                    Ouzinkie, and Port
                                                    Lions.
Unit 8........................  Deer.............  Residents of Unit 8.
Unit 8........................  Elk..............  Residents of Unit 8.
Unit 8........................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 9D.......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 9A and Unit 9B...........  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units
                                                    9A, 9B, 17A, 17B,
                                                    and 17C.
Unit 9A.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Pedro
                                                    Bay.
Unit 9B.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9B.
Unit 9C.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9C,
                                                    Igiugig, Kakhonak,
                                                    and Levelock.
Unit 9D.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 9D
                                                    and 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island).

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Unit 9E.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Chignik,
                                                    Chignik Lagoon,
                                                    Chignik Lake,
                                                    Egegik, Ivanof Bay,
                                                    Perryville, Pilot
                                                    Point, Ugashik, and
                                                    Port Heiden/Meshik.
Unit 9A and Unit 9B...........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    9B, 9C, and 17.
Unit 9C.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    9B, 9C, 17, and
                                                    Egegik.
Unit 9D.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 9D,
                                                    Akutan, and False
                                                    Pass.
Unit 9E.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    9B, 9C, 9E, 17,
                                                    Nelson Lagoon, and
                                                    Sand Point.
Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C and   Moose............  Residents of Units
 Unit 9E.                                           9A, 9B, 9C, and 9E.
Unit 9D.......................  Moose............  Residents of Cold
                                                    Bay, False Pass,
                                                    King Cove, Nelson
                                                    Lagoon, and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 9B.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Iliamna,
                                                    Newhalen, Nondalton,
                                                    Pedro Bay, Port
                                                    Alsworth, and Lake
                                                    Clark National Park
                                                    and Preserve within
                                                    Unit 9B.
Unit 9........................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C, and  Beaver...........  Residents of Units
 Unit 9E.                                           9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and
                                                    17.
Unit 10 Unimak Island.........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 9D
                                                    and 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island).
Unit 10 Unimak Island.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Akutan,
                                                    False Pass, King
                                                    Cove, and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 10, remainder............  Caribou..........  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 10.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 11.......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Black Bear.......  Residents of
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna Road
                                                    (mileposts 25-46),
                                                    Slana, Tazlina, Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road
                                                    (mileposts 79-110),
                                                    Tonsina, and Unit
                                                    11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Brown Bear.......  Residents of
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna Road
                                                    (mileposts 25-46),
                                                    Slana, Tazlina, Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road
                                                    (mileposts 79-110),
                                                    Tonsina, and Unit
                                                    11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Caribou..........  Residents of Units
 River.                                             11, 12, 13A-D,
                                                    Chickaloon, Healy
                                                    Lake, and Dot Lake.
Unit 11, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 13A-D, and
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 11.......................  Goat.............  Residents 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   Moose............  Residents of Units
 River.                                             11, 12, 13A-D,
                                                    Chickaloon, Healy
                                                    Lake, and Dot Lake.
Unit 11, remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 13A-D, and
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Sheep............  Residents of Unit 12,
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Dot Lake,
                                                    Gakona, Glennallen,
                                                    Gulkana, Healy Lake,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    McCarthy/South
                                                    Wrangell/South Park,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    residents along the
                                                    Nabesna Road--
                                                    Milepost 0-46
                                                    (Nabesna Road), and
                                                    residents along the
                                                    McCarthy Road--
                                                    Milepost 0-62
                                                    (McCarthy Road).
Unit 11, remainder............  Sheep............  Residents of Chisana,
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    McCarthy/South
                                                    Wrangell/South Park,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    residents along the
                                                    Tok Cutoff--Milepost
                                                    79-110 (Mentasta
                                                    Pass), residents
                                                    along the Nabesna
                                                    Road--Milepost 0-46
                                                    (Nabesna Road), and
                                                    residents along the
                                                    McCarthy Road--
                                                    Milepost 0-62
                                                    (McCarthy Road).
Unit 11.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 11.......................  Grouse (Spruce,    Residents of Units
                                 Blue, Ruffed and   11, 12, 13, and
                                 Sharp-tailed).     Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 11.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 12, 13,
                                 tailed).           Chickaloon, 15, 16,
                                                    20D, 22, and 23.
Unit 12.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    Dot Lake,
                                                    Chistochina, Gakona,
                                                    Mentasta Lake, and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 12.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    Chistochina, Dot
                                                    Lake, Healy Lake,
                                                    and Mentasta Lake.

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Unit 12, that portion within    Moose............  Residents of Units 12
 the Tetlin National Wildlife                       and 13C, Dot Lake,
 Refuge and those lands within                      and Healy Lake.
 the Wrangell-St. Elias
 National Preserve north and
 east of a line formed by the
 Pickerel Lake Winter Trail
 from the Canadian border to
 Pickerel Lake.
Unit 12, that portion east of   Moose............  Residents of Units 12
 the Nabesna River and Nabesna                      and 13C and Healy
 Glacier, and south of the                          Lake.
 Winter Trail running
 southeast from Pickerel Lake
 to the Canadian border.
Unit 12, remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 11
                                                    north of 62nd
                                                    parallel, Units 12
                                                    and 13A-D,
                                                    Chickaloon, Dot
                                                    Lake, and Healy
                                                    Lake.
Unit 12.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    Chistochina, Dot
                                                    Lake, Healy Lake,
                                                    and Mentasta Lake.
Unit 12.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 13.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 13
                                                    and Slana.
Unit 13B......................  Caribou..........  Residents 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 13C......................  Caribou..........  Residents 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 13D.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road), 13,
                                                    and Chickaloon.
Unit 13E......................  Caribou..........  Residents 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 13D......................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 13A and Unit 13D.........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 13B......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 13
                                                    and 20D (excluding
                                                    residents of Fort
                                                    Greely) and
                                                    Chickaloon and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 13C......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 12
                                                    and 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    Healy Lake, Dot
                                                    Lake, and Slana.
Unit 13E......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, McKinley
                                                    Village, Slana, and
                                                    the area along the
                                                    Parks Highway
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239
                                                    (excluding residents
                                                    of Denali National
                                                    Park headquarters).
Unit 13D......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 13.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 13.......................  Grouse (Spruce,    Residents of Units
                                 Blue, Ruffed       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 Sharp-tailed).     15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.
Unit 13.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.
Unit 14C......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14.......................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14.......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14A and Unit 14C.........  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 15A and Unit 15B.........  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik.
Unit 15C......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik, Port
                                                    Graham, and
                                                    Nanwalek.
Unit 15.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik.
Unit 15A and Unit 15B.........  Moose............  Residents of Cooper
                                                    Landing, Ninilchik,
                                                    Nanwalek, Port
                                                    Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15C......................  Moose............  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik, Nanwalek,
                                                    Port Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15.......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 15.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Unit 15.
                                 Willow and White-
                                 tailed).
Unit 15.......................  Grouse (Spruce)..  Residents of Unit 15.
Unit 15.......................  Grouse (Ruffed)..  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16B......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    16B.
Unit 16.......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16A......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16B......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    16B.
Unit 16.......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 16.......................  Grouse (Spruce     Residents of Units
                                 and Ruffed).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.
Unit 16.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.

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Unit 17A and that portion of    Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 9A
 17B draining into Nuyakuk                          and B, 17, Akiak,
 Lake and Tikchik Lake.                             and Akiachak.
Unit 17, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 9A
                                                    and B, and 17.
Unit 17A and Unit 17B, those    Brown Bear.......  Residents of
 portions north and west of a                       Kwethluk.
 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 Hills.
Unit 17A, remainder...........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 17,
                                                    Akiak, Akiachak,
                                                    Goodnews Bay, and
                                                    Platinum.
Unit 17B, that portion          Brown Bear.......  Residents of Akiak
 draining into Nuyakuk Lake                         and Akiachak.
 and Tikchik Lake.
Unit 17B and Unit 17C.........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 17.
Unit 17A, that portion west of  Caribou..........  Residents of Goodnews
 the Izavieknik River, Upper                        Bay, Platinum,
 Togiak Lake, Togiak Lake, and                      Quinhagak, Eek,
 the main course of the Togiak                      Tuntutuliak, and
 River.                                             Napakiak.
Unit 17A, that portion north    Caribou..........  Residents of Akiak,
 of Togiak Lake that includes                       Akiachak, and
 Izavieknik River drainages.                        Tuluksak.
Units 17A and 17B, those        Caribou..........  Residents of
 portions north and west of a                       Kwethluk.
 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 Hills.
Unit 17B, that portion of       Caribou..........  Residents of Bethel,
 Togiak National Wildlife                           Goodnews Bay,
 Refuge within Unit 17B.                            Platinum, Quinhagak,
                                                    Eek, Akiak,
                                                    Akiachak, Tuluksak,
                                                    Tuntutuliak, and
                                                    Napakiak.
Unit 17, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    9B, 17, Lime
                                                    Village, and Stony
                                                    River.
Unit 17A and Unit 17B, those    Moose............  Residents of
 portions north and west of a                       Kwethluk.
 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 Hills.
Unit 17A, that portion north    Moose............  Residents of Akiak,
 of Togiak Lake that includes                       Akiachak.
 Izavieknik River drainages.
Unit 17A, remainder...........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
                                                    Goodnews Bay and
                                                    Platinum; excluding
                                                    residents of
                                                    Akiachak, Akiak, and
                                                    Quinhagak.
Unit 17B, that portion within   Moose............  Residents of Akiak,
 the Togiak National Wildlife                       Akiachak.
 Refuge.
Unit 17B, remainder and Unit    Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
 17C.                                               Nondalton, Levelock,
                                                    Goodnews Bay, and
                                                    Platinum.
Unit 17.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 17.......................  Beaver...........  Residents of Units
                                                    9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and
                                                    17.
Unit 18.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 18,
                                                    Unit 19A living
                                                    downstream of the
                                                    Holokuk River, Holy
                                                    Cross, Stebbins, St.
                                                    Michael, Twin Hills,
                                                    and Togiak.
Unit 18.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Akiachak, Akiak,
                                                    Eek, Goodnews Bay,
                                                    Kwethluk, Mountain
                                                    Village, Napaskiak,
                                                    Platinum, Quinhagak,
                                                    St. Marys, and
                                                    Tuluksak.
Unit 18.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 18,
                                                    Manokotak, Stebbins,
                                                    St. Michael, Togiak,
                                                    Twin Hills, and
                                                    Upper Kalskag.

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Unit 18, that portion of the    Moose............  Residents of Unit 18,
 Yukon River drainage upstream                      Upper Kalskag,
 of Russian Mission and that                        Aniak, and
 portion of the Kuskokwim                           Chuathbaluk.
 River drainage upstream of,
 but not including, the
 Tuluksak River drainage.
Unit 18, that portion north of  Moose............  Residents of Unit 18,
 a line from Cape Romanzof to                       St. Michael,
 Kusilvak Mountain to Mountain                      Stebbins, and Upper
 Village, and all drainages                         Kalskag.
 north of the Yukon River
 downstream from Marshall.
Unit 18, remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 18
                                                    and Upper Kalskag.
Unit 18.......................  Musk ox..........  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 18.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 19C and Unit 19D.........  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 19A and Unit 19B.........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 18
                                                    and 19 within the
                                                    Kuskokwim River
                                                    drainage upstream
                                                    from, and including,
                                                    the Johnson River.
Unit 19C......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 19D......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units
                                                    19A and D, Tuluksak,
                                                    and Lower Kalskag.
Unit 19A and Unit 19B.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    19A and 19B, Unit 18
                                                    within the Kuskokwim
                                                    River drainage
                                                    upstream from, and
                                                    including, the
                                                    Johnson River, and
                                                    residents of St.
                                                    Marys, Marshall,
                                                    Pilot Station, and
                                                    Russian Mission.
Unit 19C......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    19C, Lime Village,
                                                    McGrath, Nikolai,
                                                    and Telida.
Unit 19D......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    19D, Lime Village,
                                                    Sleetmute, and Stony
                                                    River.
Unit 19A and Unit 9B..........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 18
                                                    within Kuskokwim
                                                    River drainage
                                                    upstream from and
                                                    including the
                                                    Johnson River, and
                                                    residents of Unit
                                                    19.
Unit 19B, west of the           Moose............   Residents of Eek and
 Kogrukluk River.                                   Quinhagak.
Unit 19C......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 19.
Unit 19D......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 19
                                                    and Lake Minchumina.
Unit 19.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 20D......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 20F......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Manley
                                                    Hot Springs.
Unit 20E......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 12
                                                    and Dot Lake.
Unit 20F......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Manley
                                                    Hot Springs.
Unit 20A......................  Caribou..........  Residents 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 20B......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    20B, Nenana, and
                                                    Tanana.
Unit 20C......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 20C
                                                    living east of the
                                                    Teklanika River,
                                                    residents of
                                                    Cantwell, Lake
                                                    Minchumina, Manley
                                                    Hot Springs, Minto,
                                                    Nenana, Nikolai,
                                                    Tanana, Telida, and
                                                    those domiciled
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239 of the
                                                    Parks Highway and
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    300 and 309,
                                                    excluding residents
                                                    of households of the
                                                    Denali National Park
                                                    Headquarters.
Unit 20D and Unit 20E.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    20D, 20E, 20F, 25,
                                                    12 (north of the
                                                    Wrangell-St. Elias
                                                    National Park and
                                                    Preserve), Eureka,
                                                    Livengood, Manley,
                                                    and Minto.
Unit 20F......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    20F and 25D and
                                                    Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 20A......................  Moose............  Residents 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           Moose............  Residents of Minto
 Management Area.                                   and Nenana.
Unit 20B, remainder...........  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20B, Nenana, and
                                                    Tanana.
Unit 20C......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 20C
                                                    (except that portion
                                                    within Denali
                                                    National Park and
                                                    Preserve and that
                                                    portion east of the
                                                    Teklanika River),
                                                    Cantwell, Manley 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 20D......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 20D
                                                    and Tanacross.
Unit 20E......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20E, Unit 12 north
                                                    of the Wrangell-St.
                                                    Elias National
                                                    Preserve, Circle,
                                                    Central, Dot Lake,
                                                    Healy Lake, and
                                                    Mentasta Lake.
Unit 20F......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Manley Hot
                                                    Springs, Minto, and
                                                    Stevens Village.

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Unit 20E......................  Sheep............  Residents of Units
                                                    20E, 25B, 25C, 25D,
                                                    and Dot Lake, Healy
                                                    Lake, Northway,
                                                    Tanacross, Tetlin,
                                                    and Tok.
Unit 20F......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Manley
                                                    Hot Springs.
Unit 20, remainder............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 20D......................  Grouse, (Spruce,   Residents of Units
                                 Ruffed and Sharp-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 20D......................  Ptarmigan (Rock    Residents of Units
                                 and Willow).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 21.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 21
                                                    and 23.
Unit 21A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21D, 21E,
                                                    Aniak, Chuathbaluk,
                                                    Crooked Creek,
                                                    McGrath, and
                                                    Takotna.
Unit 21B and Unit 21C.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, 21D, and
                                                    Tanana.
Unit 21D......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, 21D, and
                                                    Huslia.
Unit 21E......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21E, Aniak,
                                                    Chuathbaluk, Crooked
                                                    Creek, McGrath, and
                                                    Takotna.
Unit 21A......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21E, Takotna,
                                                    McGrath, Aniak, and
                                                    Crooked Creek.
Unit 21B and Unit 21C.........  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, Tanana,
                                                    Ruby, and Galena.
Unit 21D......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21D, Huslia, and
                                                    Ruby.
Unit 21E, south of a line       Moose............  Residents of Unit
 beginning at the western                           21E, Aniak,
 boundary of Unit 21E near the                      Chuathbaluk,
 mouth of Paimiut Slough,                           Kalskag, Lower
 extending easterly along the                       Kalskag, and Russian
 south bank of Paimiut Slough                       Mission.
 to Upper High Bank, and
 southeasterly in the
 direction of Molybdenum
 Mountain to the juncture of
 Units 19A, 21A, and 21E.
Unit 21E remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 21E
                                                    and Russian Mission.
Unit 21.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 22A......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 22A
                                                    and Koyuk.
Unit 22B......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    22B.
Unit 22C, Unit 22D, and Unit    Black Bear.......  No Federal
 22E.                                               subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 22.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 22.
Unit 22A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of 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, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21D west of the
                                                    Koyukuk and Yukon
                                                    Rivers, 22
                                                    (excluding residents
                                                    of St. Lawrence
                                                    Island), 23, and 24.
Unit 22.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 22.
Unit 22A......................  Musk ox..........  All rural residents.
Unit 22B, west of the Darby     Musk ox..........  Residents of Units
 Mountains.                                         22B and 22C.
Unit 22B, remainder...........  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    22B.
Unit 22C......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    22C.
Unit 22D......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Units
                                                    22B, 22C, 22D, and
                                                    22E (excluding St.
                                                    Lawrence Island).
Unit 22E......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 22E
                                                    (excluding Little
                                                    Diomede Island).
Unit 22.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units
                                                    23, 22, 21D north
                                                    and west of the
                                                    Yukon River, and
                                                    Kotlik.
Unit 22.......................  Grouse (Spruce)..  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 22.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock    Residents of Units
                                 and Willow).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 23.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 23,
                                                    Alatna, Allakaket,
                                                    Bettles, Evansville,
                                                    Galena, Hughes,
                                                    Huslia, and Koyukuk.
Unit 23.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 21
                                                    and 23.
Unit 23.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of 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 23.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 23.
Unit 23, south of Kotzebue      Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 23
 Sound and west of and                              south of Kotzebue
 including the Buckland River                       Sound and west of
 drainage.                                          and including the
                                                    Buckland River
                                                    drainage.
Unit 23, remainder............  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 23
                                                    east and north of
                                                    the Buckland River
                                                    drainage.
Unit 23.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Point
                                                    Lay and Unit 23
                                                    north of the Arctic
                                                    Circle.
Unit 23.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 23.......................  Grouse (Spruce     Residents of Units
                                 and Ruffed).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 23.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.

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Unit 24, that portion south of  Black Bear.......  Residents of Stevens
 Caribou Mountain, and within                       Village, Unit 24,
 the public lands composing or                      and Wiseman, but not
 immediately adjacent to the                        including any other
 Dalton Highway Corridor                            residents of the
 Management Area.                                   Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area.
Unit 24, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 24
                                                    and Wiseman, but not
                                                    including any other
                                                    residents of the
                                                    Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area.
Unit 24, that portion south of  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Stevens
 Caribou Mountain, and within                       Village and Unit 24.
 the public lands composing or
 immediately adjacent to the
 Dalton Highway Corridor
 Management Area.
Unit 24, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 24.
Unit 24.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 24,
                                                    Galena, Kobuk,
                                                    Koyukuk, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Tanana.
Unit 24.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 24,
                                                    Koyukuk, and Galena.
Unit 24.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 24
                                                    residing north of
                                                    the Arctic Circle,
                                                    Allakaket, Alatna,
                                                    Hughes, and Huslia.
Unit 24.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 25D......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    25D.
Unit 25D......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    25D.
Unit 25, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 25
                                                    and Eagle.
Unit 25A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    24A and 25.
Unit 25B and Unit 25C.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units 12
                                                    (north of Wrangell-
                                                    St. Elias National
                                                    Preserve), 20D, 20E,
                                                    20F, and 25.
Unit 25D......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    20F and 25D and
                                                    Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 25A......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    25A and 25D.
Unit 25D, west................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 25D
                                                    West.
Unit 25D, remainder...........  Moose............  Residents of
                                                    remainder of Unit
                                                    25.
Unit 25A......................  Sheep............  Residents of Arctic
                                                    Village,
                                                    Chalkyitsik, Fort
                                                    Yukon, Kaktovik, and
                                                    Venetie.
Unit 25B and Unit 25C.........  Sheep............  Residents of Units
                                                    20E, 25B, 25C, and
                                                    25D.
Unit 25D......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit
                                                    25D.
Unit 25, remainder............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 26.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 26
                                                    (excluding the
                                                    Prudhoe Bay-
                                                    Deadhorse Industrial
                                                    Complex), Anaktuvuk
                                                    Pass, and Point
                                                    Hope.
Unit 26A and C................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass, and
                                                    Point Hope.
Unit 26B......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Point Hope, and Unit
                                                    24 within the Dalton
                                                    Highway Corridor
                                                    Management Area.
Unit 26.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 26
                                                    (excluding the
                                                    Prudhoe Bay-
                                                    Deadhorse Industrial
                                                    Complex), Point
                                                    Hope, and Anaktuvuk
                                                    Pass.
Unit 26A......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Atqasuk, Barrow,
                                                    Nuiqsut, Point Hope,
                                                    Point Lay, and
                                                    Wainwright.
Unit 26B......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Nuiqsut, and
                                                    Kaktovik.
Unit 26C......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Kaktovik.
Unit 26A......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass, and
                                                    Point Hope.
Unit 26B......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Point Hope, and
                                                    Wiseman.
Unit 26C......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Arctic Village,
                                                    Chalkyitsik, Fort
                                                    Yukon, Point Hope,
                                                    and Venetie.
Unit 26.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
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Subpart D--Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife

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


Sec.  --.26  Subsistence taking of wildlife.

    (a) You may take wildlife for subsistence uses by any method, 
except as prohibited in this section or by other Federal statute. 
Taking wildlife for subsistence uses by a prohibited method is a 
violation of this part. Seasons are closed unless opened by Federal 
regulation. Hunting or trapping during a closed season or in an area 
closed by this part is prohibited.
    (b) Except for special provisions found at paragraphs (n)(1) 
through (26) of this section, the following methods and means of taking 
wildlife for subsistence uses are prohibited:
    (1) Shooting from, on, or across a highway.
    (2) Using any poison.
    (3) Using a helicopter in any manner, including transportation of 
individuals, equipment, or wildlife; however, this prohibition does not 
apply to transportation of an individual, gear, or wildlife during an 
emergency rescue operation in a life-threatening situation.
    (4) Taking wildlife from a motorized land or air vehicle when that 
vehicle is in motion, or from a motor-driven boat when the boat's 
progress from the motor's power has not ceased.
    (5) Using a motorized vehicle to drive, herd, or molest wildlife.

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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 Sec.  --.10(d)(5)(iii) 
or as otherwise provided for by this part, an animal taken as part of a 
community harvest limit counts toward every community member's harvest 
limit for that species taken under Federal or State of Alaska 
regulations.
    (f) Harvest limits. (1) The harvest limit specified for a trapping 
season for a species and the harvest limit set for a hunting season for 
the same species are separate and distinct. This means that if you have 
taken a harvest limit for a particular species under a trapping season, 
you may take additional animals under the harvest limit specified for a 
hunting season or vice versa.
    (2) A brown/grizzly bear taken in a Unit or portion of a Unit 
having a harvest limit of ``one brown/grizzly bear per year'' counts 
against a ``one brown/grizzly bear every four regulatory years'' 
harvest limit in other Units. You may not take more than one brown/
grizzly bear in a regulatory year.
    (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;

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however, this paragraph (g)(2) does not apply to the carcass of an 
ungulate that has been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise 
prepared for consumption upon arrival at the location where it is to be 
consumed.
    (3) If a moose harvest limit requires an antlered bull, an antler 
size, or configuration restriction, you may not possess or transport 
the moose carcass or its parts unless both antlers accompany the 
carcass or its parts. If you possess a set of antlers with less than 
the required number of brow tines on one antler, you must leave the 
antlers naturally attached to the unbroken, uncut skull plate; however, 
this paragraph (g)(3) does not apply to a moose carcass or its parts 
that have been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared 
for consumption after arrival at the place where it is to be stored or 
consumed.
    (h) Removing harvest from the field. You must leave all edible meat 
on the bones of the front quarters and hind quarters of caribou and 
moose harvested in Units 9, 17, 18, and 19B prior to October 1 until 
you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. 
You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind 
quarters, and ribs of moose harvested in Unit 21 prior to October 1 
until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human 
consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front 
quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in 
Unit 24 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or 
process it for human consumption. Meat of the front quarters, hind 
quarters, or ribs from a harvested moose or caribou may be processed 
for human consumption and consumed in the field; however, meat may not 
be removed from the bones for purposes of transport out of the field. 
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

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wildlife harvest will take place. The notification must include the 
species, harvest location, and number of animals expected to be taken.
    (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, 
village or tribal council president or designee, or other Federally 
qualified subsistence user must create a list of the successful hunters 
and maintain these records, including the name of the decedent for whom 
the ceremony will be held. If requested, this information must be 
available to an authorized representative of the Federal land manager.
    (iii) The tribal chief, village or tribal council president or 
designee, or other Federally qualified subsistence user outside of the 
village in which the religious/cultural ceremony will be held must 
report to the Federal land manager the harvest location, species, sex, 
and number of animals taken as soon as practicable, but not more than 
15 days after the wildlife is taken.
    (4) In Units 20F, 21, 24, and 25 (for Koyukon/Gwich'in potlatch 
ceremonies only):
    (i) Taking wildlife outside of established season and harvest 
limits is authorized if it is for food for the traditional Koyukon/
Gwich'in Potlatch Funerary or Mortuary ceremony and if it is consistent 
with conservation of healthy populations.
    (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, 
village or tribal council president, or the chief's or president's 
designee for the village in which the religious ceremony will be held 
must create a list of the successful hunters and maintain these 
records. The list must be made available, after the harvest is 
completed, to a Federal land manager upon request.
    (iii) As soon as practical, but not more than 15 days after the 
harvest, the tribal chief, village council president, or designee must 
notify the Federal land manager about the harvest location, species, 
sex, and number of animals taken.
    (n) Unit regulations. You may take for subsistence unclassified 
wildlife, all squirrel species, and marmots in all Units, without 
harvest limits, for the period of July 1-June 30. Unit-specific 
restrictions or allowances for subsistence taking of wildlife are 
identified at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section.
    (1) Unit 1. Unit 1 consists of all mainland drainages from Dixon 
Entrance to Cape Fairweather, and those islands east of the center line 
of Clarence Strait from Dixon Entrance to Caamano Point, and all 
islands in Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Taku Inlet:
    (i) Unit 1A consists of all drainages south of the latitude of 
Lemesurier Point including all drainages into Behm Canal, excluding all 
drainages of Ernest Sound.
    (ii) Unit 1B consists of all drainages between the latitude of 
Lemesurier Point and the latitude of Cape Fanshaw including all 
drainages of Ernest Sound and Farragut Bay, and including the islands 
east of the center lines of Frederick Sound, Dry Strait (between 
Sergief and Kadin Islands), Eastern Passage, Blake Channel (excluding 
Blake Island), Ernest Sound, and Seward Passage.
    (iii) Unit 1C consists of that portion of Unit 1 draining into 
Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Cape Fanshaw and south of the 
latitude of Eldred Rock including Berners Bay, Sullivan Island, and all 
mainland portions north of Chichagof Island and south of the latitude 
of Eldred Rock, excluding drainages into Farragut Bay.
    (iv) Unit 1D consists of that portion of Unit 1 north of the 
latitude of Eldred Rock, excluding Sullivan Island and the drainages of 
Berners Bay.
    (v) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) Public lands within Glacier Bay National Park are closed to all 
taking of wildlife for subsistence uses;
    (B) Unit 1A--in the Hyder area, the Salmon River drainage 
downstream from the Riverside Mine, excluding the Thumb Creek drainage, 
is closed to the taking of bear;
    (C) Unit 1B--the Anan Creek drainage within 1 mile of Anan Creek 
downstream from the mouth of Anan Lake, including the area within a 1-
mile radius from the mouth of Anan Creek Lagoon, is closed to the 
taking of bear;
    (D) Unit 1C:
    (1) You may not hunt within one-fourth mile of Mendenhall Lake, the 
U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center, and the 
Center's parking area;
    (2) You may not take mountain goat in the area of Mt. Bullard 
bounded by the Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek from its mouth to its 
confluence with Goat Creek, and a line from the mouth of Goat Creek 
north to the Mendenhall Glacier.
    (vi) You may not trap furbearers for subsistence uses in Unit 1C, 
Juneau area, on the following public lands:
    (A) A strip within one-quarter mile of the mainland coast between 
the end of Thane Road and the end of Glacier Highway at Echo Cove;
    (B) That area of the Mendenhall Valley bounded on the south by the 
Glacier Highway, on the west by the Mendenhall Loop Road and Montana 
Creek Road and Spur Road to Mendenhall Lake, on the north by Mendenhall 
Lake, and on the east by the Mendenhall Loop Road and Forest Service 
Glacier Spur Road to the Forest Service Visitor Center;
    (C) That area within the U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier 
Recreation Area;
    (D) A strip within one-quarter mile of the following trails as 
designated on U.S. Geological Survey maps: Herbert Glacier Trail, 
Windfall Lake Trail, Peterson Lake Trail, Spaulding Meadows Trail 
(including the loop trail), Nugget Creek Trail, Outer Point Trail, Dan 
Moller Trail, Perseverance Trail, Granite Creek Trail, Mt. Roberts 
Trail and Nelson Water Supply Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, and Point 
Bishop Trail.
    (vii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may hunt black bear with bait in Units 1A, 1B, and 1D 
between April 15 and June 15.
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
    (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.

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            Harvest limits                        Open season
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               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one  Sept. 1-June 30.
 may be a blue or glacier bear.
Brown Bear: 1 bear every four          Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
 regulatory years by State             Mar. 15-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Deer:
    Unit 1A--4 antlered deer.........  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 1B --2 antlered deer........  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 1C--4 deer; however, female   Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     deer may be taken only from
     Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
Goat:
    Unit 1A--Revillagigedo Island      No open season.
     only.
    Unit 1B--that portion north of     Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     LeConte Bay--1 goat by State
     registration permit only; the
     taking of kids or nannies
     accompanied by kids is
     prohibited.
    Unit 1A and Unit 1B--that portion  No open season.
     on the Cleveland Peninsula south
     of the divide between Yes Bay
     and Santa Anna Inlet.
    Unit 1A and Unit 1B--remainder--2  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     goats; a State registration
     permit will be required for the
     taking of the first goat and a
     Federal registration permit for
     the taking of a second goat. The
     taking of kids or nannies
     accompanied by kids is
     prohibited.
    Unit 1C--that portion draining     Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
     into Lynn Canal and Stephens
     Passage between Antler River and
     Eagle Glacier and River, and all
     drainages of the Chilkat Range
     south of the Endicott River--1
     goat by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 1C--that portion draining     No open season.
     into Stephens Passage and Taku
     Inlet between Eagle Glacier and
     River and Taku Glacier.
    Unit 1C--remainder--1 goat by      Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
     State registration permit only.
    Unit 1D--that portion lying north  Sept. 15-Nov. 30.
     of the Katzehin River and
     northeast of the Haines highway--
     1 goat by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 1D-- that portion lying       No open season.
     between Taiya Inlet and River
     and the White Pass and Yukon
     Railroad.
    Unit 1D--remainder--1 goat by      Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     State registration permit only.
Moose:
    Unit 1A--1 antlered bull by        Sept. 5-Oct. 15.
     Federal registration permit.
    Unit 1B--1 antlered bull with      Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
     spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or
     3 or more brow tines on one
     side, or antlers with 2 brow
     tines on both sides, by State
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1C--that portion south of     Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
     Point Hobart including all Port
     Houghton drainages--1 antlered
     bull with spike-fork or 50-inch
     antlers or 3 or more brow tines
     on one side, or antlers with 2
     brow tines on both sides, by
     State registration permit only.
    Unit 1C--remainder, excluding      Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
     drainages of Berners Bay--1
     antlered bull by State
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1C, Berners Bay.............  No open season.
    Unit 1D..........................  No open season.
Coyote: 2 coyotes....................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day.....  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx.........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves.......................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5   Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-    Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
               TRAPPING
 
Beaver: Unit 1--No limit.............  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit.......................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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

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inch wide in a color that contrasts with the color of the sign.
    (ii) [Reserved]

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            Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one  Sept. 1-June 30.
 may be a blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    5 deer; however, no more than one  July 24-Dec. 31.
     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.
    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 coyotes....................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day.....  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx.........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves. Federal hunting and    Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
 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.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per      Aug. 1-May 15.
 day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-    Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
               TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit. Federal hunting and    Nov. 15-Mar. 31.
 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.
Wolverine: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (3) Unit 3. (i) Unit 3 consists of all islands west of Unit 1B, 
north of Unit 2, south of the center line of Frederick Sound, and east 
of the center line of Chatham Strait including Coronation, Kuiu, 
Kupreanof, Mitkof, Zarembo, Kashevaroff, Woronkofski, Etolin, Wrangell, 
and Deer Islands.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) In the Petersburg vicinity, you may not take ungulates, bear, 
wolves, and wolverine along a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side 
of the Mitkof Highway from Milepost 0 to Crystal Lake campground;
    (B) You may not take black bears in the Petersburg Creek drainage 
on Kupreanof Island;
    (C) You may not hunt in the Blind Slough draining into Wrangell 
Narrows and a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side of Blind Slough, 
from the hunting closure markers at the southernmost portion of Blind 
Island to the hunting closure markers 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.

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            Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one  Sept. 1-June 30.
 may be a blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    Unit 3--Mitkof, Woewodski, and     Oct. 15-31.
     Butterworth Islands--1 antlered
     deer.
    Unit 3--Kupreanof Island, that     Oct. 15-31.
     portion east of the Portage Bay-
     Duncan Canal Portage--1 antlered
     deer.
    Unit 3--remainder--2 antlered      Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
     deer.                             Dec. 1-31, season to be
                                        announced.
Moose: 1 antlered bull with spike-     Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
 fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more
 brow tines on either antler, or
 antlers with 2 brow tines on both
 sides by State registration permit
 only.
Coyote: 2 coyotes....................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.

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Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day.....  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx.........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves.......................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine...............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5   Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-    Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
               TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 3--Mitkof Island--No limit..  Dec. 1-May 15.
    Unit 3--except Mitkof Island--No   Dec. 1-Apr. 15.
     limit.
Coyote: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit.......................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit                    Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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 limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Brown Bear:
    Unit 4--Chichagof Island south    Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
     and west of a line that follows  Mar. 15-May 31.
     the crest of the island from
     Rock Point (58[deg] N. lat.,
     136[deg]21' W. long.) to
     Rodgers Point (57[deg]35' N.
     lat., 135[deg]33' W. long.)
     including Yakobi and other
     adjacent islands; Baranof
     Island south and west of a line
     which follows the crest of the
     island from Nismeni Point
     (57[deg]34' N. lat.,
     135[deg]25' W. long.) to the
     entrance of Gut Bay (56[deg]44'
     N. lat. 134[deg]38' W. long.)
     including the drainages into
     Gut Bay and including Kruzof
     and other adjacent islands--1
     bear every four regulatory
     years by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 4--remainder--1 bear every   Sept. 15-Dec. 31.
     4 regulatory years by State      Mar. 15-May 20.
     registration permit only.
Deer: 6 deer; however, female deer    Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
 may be taken only from Sept. 15-
 Jan. 31.
Goat: 1 goat by State registration    Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
 permit only.
Coyote: 2 coyotes...................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,     Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day....  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves......................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.

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Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5  Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit....................  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black,     Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 and Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit.....................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (5) Unit 5. (i) Unit 5 consists of all Gulf of Alaska drainages and 
islands between Cape Fairweather and the center line of Icy Bay, 
including the Guyot Hills:
    (A) Unit 5A consists of all drainages east of Yakutat Bay, 
Disenchantment Bay, and the eastern edge of Hubbard Glacier, and 
includes the islands of Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays;
    (B) Unit 5B consists of the remainder of Unit 5.
    (ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on public lands 
within Glacier Bay National Park.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (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 limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
 
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than     Sept. 1-June 30.
 one may be a blue or glacier bear.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal         Sept. 1-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Deer:
    Unit 5A--1 buck.................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30.
    Unit 5B.........................  No open season.
Goat:
    Unit 5A--that area between the    No open season.
     Hubbard Glacier and the West
     Nunatak Glacier on the north
     and east sides of Nunatak Fjord.
    Unit 5A--remainder--1 goat by     Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
     Federal registration permit.
     The harvest quota will be
     announced prior to the season.
     A minimum of four goats in the
     harvest quota will be reserved
     for Federally qualified
     subsistence users.
    Unit 5B--1 goat by Federal        Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
     registration permit only.
Moose:
    Unit 5A--Nunatak Bench--1 moose   Nov. 15-Feb. 15.
     by State registration permit
     only. The season will be closed
     when 5 moose have been taken
     from the Nunatak Bench.
    Unit 5A--except Nunatak Bench--1  Oct. 8-Nov. 15.
     bull by joint State/Federal
     registration permit only. From
     Oct. 8-21, public lands will be
     closed to taking of moose,
     except by residents of Unit 5A
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 5B--1 antlered bull by       Sept. 1-Dec. 15.
     State registration permit only.
     The season will be closed when
     25 antlered bulls have been
     taken from the entirety of Unit
     5B.
Coyote: 2 coyotes...................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day....  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves......................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per     Aug. 1-May 15.
 day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit....................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov 10-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.

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Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (6) Unit 6. (i) Unit 6 consists of all Gulf of Alaska and Prince 
William Sound drainages from the center line of Icy Bay (excluding the 
Guyot Hills) to Cape Fairfield including Kayak, Hinchinbrook, Montague, 
and adjacent islands, and Middleton Island, but excluding the Copper 
River drainage upstream from Miles Glacier, and excluding the Nellie 
Juan and Kings River drainages:
    (A) Unit 6A consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages east of Palm Point 
near Katalla including Kanak, Wingham, and Kayak Islands;
    (B) Unit 6B consists of Gulf of Alaska and Copper River Basin 
drainages west of Palm Point near Katalla, east of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and east of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point;
    (C) Unit 6C consists of drainages west of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and west of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point, 
and drainages east of the east bank of Rude River and drainages into 
the eastern shore of Nelson Bay and Orca Inlet;
    (D) Unit 6D consists of the remainder of Unit 6.
    (ii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15. 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 limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 1 bear. In Unit 6D a      Sept. 1-June 30.
 Federal registration permit is
 required to harvest black bear from
 June 11 to June 30.
Deer: 4 deer; however, antlerless     Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
 deer may be taken only from Oct. 1-
 Dec. 31.
Goats:
    Unit 6A and B--1 goat by State    Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 6C.........................  No open season.
    Unit 6D (subareas RG242, RG243,   Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
     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 goat.
Moose:
    Unit 6C--1 antlerless moose by    Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
     Federal drawing permit only.
     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        Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
     drawing permit only.
    In Unit 6C, only one moose
     permit may be issued per
     household. A household
     receiving a State permit for
     Unit 6C moose may not receive a
     Federal permit. The annual
     harvest quota will be announced
     by the U.S. Forest Service,
     Cordova Office, in consultation
     with ADF&G. The Federal harvest
     allocation will be 100% of the
     antlerless moose permits and
     75% of the bull permits.
     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--remainder...............  No open season.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in        May 1-Oct. 31.
 possession.
Coyote:
    Unit 6A and D--2 coyotes........  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
    Unit 6B and 6C--No limit........  July 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  No open season.
 Silver Phases).
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit...........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.

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Wolf: 5 wolves......................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 5 per day, 10 in     Aug. 1-May 15.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 1-May 15.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit....................  Dec. 1-Apr. 30.
Coyote:
    Unit 6C--south of the Copper      Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
     River Highway and east of the
     Heney Range--No limit.
    Units 6A, 6B, 6C remainder, and    Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
     6D--No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31
Wolf: No imit.......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal         Dec. 1-Dec. 15.
 registration permit only. Up to 2    Apr. 1-May 15.
 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 Manager.
Deer: Unit 8--all lands within the    Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
 Kodiak Archipelago within the
 Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge,
 including lands on Kodiak, Ban,
 Uganik, and Afognak Islands--3
 deer; however, antlerless deer may
 be taken only from Oct. 1-Jan. 31.
Elk: Kodiak, Ban, Uganik, and         Sept. 15-Nov. 30.
 Afognak Islands--1 elk per
 household by Federal registration
 permit only. The season will be
 closed by announcement of the
 Refuge Manager, Kodiak National
 Wildlife Refuge when the combined
 Federal/State harvest reaches 15%
 of the herd.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit...........  July 1-June 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: 30 beaver per season........  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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

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under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a 
designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. 
The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may 
have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one 
time.
    (G) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, 
and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1-December 31 or 
May 10-25, one brown bear for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a 
Federal registration permit. A permit will be issued to an individual 
only at the request of a local organization. The brown bear may be 
taken from either Unit 9D or Unit 10 (Unimak Island) only.
    (H) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 9E with a Federal registration 
permit in lieu of a State locking tag if you have obtained a Federal 
registration permit prior to hunting.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears.................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 9B--Lake Clark National      July 1-June 30.
     Park and Preserve--Rural
     residents of Iliamna, Newhalen,
     Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port
     Alsworth, residents of that
     portion of the park resident
     zone in Unit 9B; and 13.440
     permit holders--1 bear by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    The season will be closed by the
     Lake Clark National Park and
     Preserve Superintendent when
     four females or ten bear have
     been taken, whichever occurs
     first.
    Unit 9B, remainder--1 bear by      Sept. 1-May 31.
     State registration permit only.
    Unit 9C--1 bear by Federal        Oct. 1-May 31.
     registration permit only.
    The season will be closed by the
     Katmai National Park and
     Preserve Superintendent in
     consultation with BLM and FWS
     land managers and ADF&G, when
     six females or ten bear have
     been taken, whichever occurs
     first.
    Unit 9E--1 bear by Federal        Sept. 25-Dec. 31.
     registration permit.             Apr. 15-May 25.
Caribou:
    Unit 9A--2 caribou by State       Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     registration permit; no more
     than 1 caribou may be a bull,
     and no more than 1 caribou may
     be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 9B--2 caribou by State       Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     registration permit; no more
     than 1 caribou may be a bull,
     and no more than 1 caribou may
     be taken Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 9C, that portion within the  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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. 31.
    Unit 9C, remainder--Federal       No open season.
     public lands are closed to the
     taking of caribou.
    Unit 9D--1 bull caribou by        Aug. 10-Sept 20
     Federal registration permit      Nov. 15-Mar. 31
     only. Quotas and any needed
     closures will be announced by
     the Izembek Refuge Manager
     after consultation with ADF&G.
    Unit 9E--Federal public lands     No open season.
     are closed to the taking of
     caribou.
Sheep:
    Unit 9B, that portion within      July 15-Oct. 15.
     Lake Clark National Park and     Jan. 1-Apr. 1.
     Preserve--1 ram with 3/4 curl
     or larger horn by Federal
     registration permit only. By
     announcement of the Lake Clark
     National Park and Preserve
     Superintendent, the summer/fall
     season will be closed when up
     to 5 sheep are taken and the
     winter season will be closed
     when up to 2 sheep are taken.
    Unit 9B-- remainder--1 ram with   Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
     7/8 curl or larger horn by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 9--remainder--1 ram with 7/  Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     8 curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 9A--1 bull by State          Sept. 1-15.
     registration permit.
    Unit 9B--1 bull by State          Sept. 1-20.
     registration permit.
    Unit 9C--that portion draining     Dec. 1-Jan. 15.
     into the Naknek River from the
     north--1 bull by State
     registration permit.
    Unit 9C--that portion draining    Sept. 1-20.
     into the Naknek River from the   Dec. 1-31.
     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
     regulations.
    Unit 9C--remainder--1 bull by     Sept. 1-20.
     State registration permit.       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          Sept. 1-25.
     registration permit, however     Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
     only antlered bulls may be
     taken Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Beaver: Unit 9B and 9E--2 beaver per  Apr. 15-May 31.
 day.
Coyote: 2 coyotes...................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No      Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves.....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    No limit........................  Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
    2 beaver per day; only firearms   Apr. 15-May 31.
     may be used.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.

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Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No      Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Caribou:
    Unit 10--Unimak Island only.....  No open season.
    Unit 10, remainder--No limit....  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes...................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   July 1-June 30.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Wolf: 5 wolves......................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 40 in possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Coyote: 2 coyotes...................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   July 1-June 30.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (11) Unit 11. Unit 11 consists of that area draining into the 
headwaters of the Copper River south of Suslota Creek and the area 
drained by all tributaries into the east bank of the Copper River 
between the confluence of Suslota Creek with the Slana River and Miles 
Glacier.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (B) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20-July 31 in the 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the 
Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or 
Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium 
to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be 
obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office.
    (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder 
to hunt sheep during the 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 limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears.................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear..................  Aug. 10-June 15.

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Caribou:............................  No open season.
Sheep:
    1 sheep.........................  Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
    1 sheep by Federal registration   Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
     permit only by persons 60 years
     of age or older. Ewes
     accompanied by lambs or lambs
     may not be taken.
Goat:
    Unit 11--that portion within the  Aug. 25-Dec. 31.
     Wrangell-St. Elias National
     Park and Preserve that is
     bounded by the Chitina and
     Nizina rivers on the south, the
     Kennicott River and glacier on
     the southeast, and the Root
     Glacier on the east--1 goat by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 11--the remainder of the     Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     Wrangell-St. Elias National
     Park and Preserve--1 goat by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 11--that portion outside of  No open season
     the Wrangell-St. Elias National
     Park and Preserve.
    Federal public lands will be
     closed by announcement of the
     Superintendent, Wrangell-St.
     Elias National Park and
     Preserve to the harvest of
     goats when a total of 45 goats
     has been harvested between
     Federal and State hunts.
Moose:
    Unit 11--that portion draining    Aug 20-Sept. 20.
     into the east bank of the
     Copper River upstream from and
     including the Slana River
     drainage--1 antlered bull by
     joint Federal/State
     registration permit.
    Unit 11--that portion south and   Aug. 20-Sept. 20.
     east of a line running along     Nov. 20-Dec. 20.
     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 taken.
    Unit 11 remainder--1 antlered     Aug 20-Sept. 20.
     bull by Federal registration
     permit only.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Sept. 20-Jun. 10.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in        June 1-Oct. 10.
 possession.
Coyote: 10 coyotes..................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit...........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves.....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit....................  Sept. 25-May 31.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

    (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

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the Gulkana River, then northerly along the west bank of the Gulkana 
River to its junction with the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then 
westerly along the west bank of the West Fork of the Gulkana River to 
its source, an unnamed lake, then across the divide into the Tyone 
River drainage, down an unnamed stream into the Tyone River, then down 
the Tyone River to the Susitna River, then down the 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 limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
Black Bear: 3 bears..................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear. Bears taken        Aug. 10-May 31.
 within Denali National Park must be
 sealed within 5 days of harvest.
 That portion within Denali National
 Park will be closed by announcement
 of the Superintendent after 4 bears
 have been harvested.
Caribou:
    Unit 13A and 13B--2 caribou by     Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     Federal registration permit       Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
     only. The sex of animals that
     may be taken will be announced
     by the Glennallen Field Office
     Manager of the Bureau of Land
     Management in consultation with
     the Alaska Department of Fish
     and Game area biologist and
     Chairs of the Eastern Interior
     Regional Advisory Council and
     the Southcentral Regional
     Advisory Council.
    Unit 13--remainder--2 bulls by     Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     Federal registration permit only. 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     Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
 and the Tok Management Area and
 Delta Controlled Use Area--1 ram
 with 7/8 curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 13E--1 antlered bull moose    Aug. 1-Sept. 20.
     by Federal registration permit
     only; only 1 permit will be
     issued per household.
    Unit 13-remainder--1 antlered      Aug. 1-Sept. 20.
     bull moose by Federal
     registration permit only.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in         June 15-Sept. 10.
 possession.
Coyote: 10 coyotes...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit............  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx.........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves......................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine...............  Sept. 1-Jan. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
               TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit.....................  Sept. 25-May 31.
Coyote: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.......................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: Unit 13--No limit............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit....................  Sept. 25-June 10.
Otter: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit.......................  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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Mink and Weasel: Unit 14C--No limit.  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: Unit 14C--No limit.........  Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter: Unit 14C--No limit...........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: Unit 14C--No limit............  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolverine: Unit 14C--2 wolverines...  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (15) Unit 15. (i) Unit 15 consists of that portion of the Kenai 
Peninsula and adjacent islands draining into the Gulf of Alaska, Cook 
Inlet, and Turnagain Arm from Gore Point to the point where longitude 
line 150[deg]00' W. crosses the coastline of Chickaloon Bay in 
Turnagain Arm, including that area lying west of longitude line 
150[deg]00' W. to the mouth of the Russian River, then southerly along 
the Chugach National Forest boundary to the upper end of Upper Russian 
Lake; and including the drainages into Upper Russian Lake west of the 
Chugach National Forest boundary:
    (A) Unit 15A consists of that portion of Unit 15 north of the north 
bank of the Kenai River and the 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 limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear:
    Units 15A and 15B--2 bears by     Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
     Federal registration permit.
    Unit 15C--3 bears...............  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
    Unit 14C--1 bear................
Brown Bear: Unit 15--1 bear every 4   Sept. 1-Nov. 30, to be announced
 regulatory years by Federal           and Apr. 1-Jun. 15, to be
 registration permit. The season may   announced.
 be opened or closed by announcement
 from the Kenai National Wildlife
 Refuge Manager after consultation
 with ADF&G and the Chair of the
 Southcentral Alaska Subsistence
 Regional Advisory Council.
Moose:
    Unit 15A--Skilak Loop Wildlife    No open season.
     Management Area.
    Unit 15A--remainder, 15B, and     Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     15C--1 antlered bull with spike-
     fork or 50-inch antlers or with
     3 or more brow tines on either
     antler, by Federal registration
     permit only.
    Units 15B and 15C--1 antlered     Oct. 20-Nov. 10.
     bull with spike-fork or 50-inch
     antlers or with 3 or more brow
     tines on either antler, by
     Federal registration permit
     only. The Kenai NWR Refuge
     Manager is authorized to close
     the October/November season
     based on conservation concerns,
     in consultation with ADF&G and
     the Chair of the Southcentral
     Alaska Subsistence Regional
     Advisory Council.
    Unit 15C--1 cow by Federal        Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     registration permit only.
Coyote: No limit....................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit...........  July 1-Jun. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
    Unit 15--that portion within the  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     Kenai National Wildlife Refuge--
     2 wolves.
    Unit 15--remainder--5 wolves....  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 possession.
Grouse (Ruffed).....................  No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-
 tailed):
    Unit 15A and 15B--20 per day, 40  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     in possession.
    Unit 15C--20 per day, 40 in        Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     possession.
    Unit 15C--5 per day, 10 in        Jan. 1-Mar. 31.
     possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: 20 beaver per season........  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): 1 Fox.
Lynx: No limit......................  Jan. 1-Jan. 31.
Marten:
    Unit 15B--that portion east of    No open season.
     the Kenai River, Skilak Lake,
     Skilak River, and Skilak
     Glacier.

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

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

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trapping license on National Park Service lands.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 2 bears.................  Aug. 1-May 31.
Brown Bear: Unit 17--1 bear by State  Sept. 1-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Caribou:
    Unit 17A--all drainages west of   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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
     Manager.
    Units 17A and 17C--that portion   Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     of 17A and 17C consisting of     Dec. 1-Mar. 31.
     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
     Manager.
    Units 17A remainder and 17C       Season may be announced between
     remainder--selected drainages;    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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
     Manager.
    Units 17B and 17C--that portion   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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 31.
Sheep: 1 ram with full curl or        Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
 larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 17A--1 bull by State         Aug. 25-Sept. 20.
     registration permit.
    Unit 17A--up to 2 moose by State  Up to a 31-day season may be
     registration permit.              announced between Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
    Units 17B and 17C--one bull.....  Aug. 20-Sept. 15.
    During the period Aug. 20-Sept.   Dec. 1-31.
     15--one bull by State
     registration permit; or.
    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 coyotes...................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves.....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 40 in possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 17--No limit...............  Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
    Unit 17--2 beaver per day. Only   Apr. 15-May 31.
     firearms may be used.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: 2 muskrats.................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (18) Unit 18. (i) Unit 18 consists of that area draining into the 
Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers downstream from a straight line drawn 
between Lower Kalskag and Paimiut and the drainages flowing into the 
Bering Sea from Cape Newenham on the south to and including the 
Pastolik River drainage on the north; Nunivak, St. Matthew, and 
adjacent islands between Cape Newenham and the Pastolik River.
    (ii) In the Kalskag Controlled Use Area, which consists of that 
portion of Unit 18 bounded by a line from Lower Kalskag on the 
Kuskokwim River, northwesterly to Russian Mission on the Yukon River, 
then east along the north bank of the Yukon River to the old site of 
Paimiut, then back to Lower Kalskag, you are not allowed to use 
aircraft for hunting any ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine, including 
the transportation of any hunter and ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine 
part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a hunter or 
ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine part by aircraft between publicly 
owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned 
airport

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within the Area and points outside the Area.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 18 from Apr. 1 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[deg]59.41' Latitude; W 162[deg]22.14' Longitude), continuing upriver 
along a line \1/2\ mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along 
the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east 
bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot 
Lake, then following the south bank 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 limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears..................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by State            Sept. 1-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Caribou:
    Unit 18--that portion to the east  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     and south of the Kuskokwim
     River--2 caribou by State
     registration permit.
    Unit 18 remainder--2 caribou by    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     State registration permit.
Moose:
    Unit 18--that portion east of a    Sept. 1-30.
     line running from the mouth of
     the Ishkowik River to the
     closest point of Dall Lake, then
     to the east bank of the Johnson
     River at its entrance into
     Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N
     60[deg]59.41' Latitude;
     W162[deg]22.14' Longitude),
     continuing upriver along a line
     \1/2\ mile south and east of,
     and paralleling a line along the
     southerly bank of the Johnson
     River to the confluence of the
     east bank of Crooked Creek, then
     continuing upriver to the outlet
     at Arhymot Lake, then following
     the south bank east of the Unit
     18 border and then north of and
     including the Eek River
     drainage--1 antlered bull by
     State registration permit;
     quotas will be announced
     annually by the Yukon Delta
     National Wildlife Refuge Manager.
    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    No open season.
     the Kanektok River drainages to
     the Goodnews River drainage.
     Federal public lands are closed
     to the taking of moose by all
     users.
    Unit 18--Goodnews River drainage   Sept. 1-30.
     and south to the Unit 18
     boundary--1 antlered bull by
     State registration permit. Any
     needed closures will be
     announced by the Togiak National
     Wildlife Refuge Manager after
     consultation with BLM, ADF&G,
     and the Chair of the Yukon-
     Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence
     Regional Advisory Council.
    Unit 18, remainder--2 moose, only  Aug 1-Mar. 31.
     one of which may be antlered.
     Antlered bulls may not be
     harvested from Oct. 1 through
     Nov. 30.
Beaver: No limit.....................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes....................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 foxes.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit.  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 5 lynx.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolf: 10 wolves......................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 2 wolverine...............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 50 per    Aug. 10-May 30.
 day, 100 in possession.
 
               TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit.....................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):    Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limit.....................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit....................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit.......................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
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    (19) Unit 19. (i) Unit 19 consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage 
upstream from a straight line drawn between Lower Kalskag and Piamiut:
    (A) Unit 19A consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage downstream 
from and including the Moose Creek drainage on the north bank and 
downstream from and including the Stony River drainage on the south 
bank, excluding Unit 19B.
    (B) Unit 19B consists of the Aniak River drainage upstream from and 
including the Salmon River drainage, the Holitna River drainage 
upstream from and including the Bakbuk Creek drainage, that area south 
of a line from the mouth of Bakbuk Creek to the radar dome at 
Sparrevohn Air Force Base, including the Hoholitna River drainage 
upstream from that line, and the Stony River drainage upstream from and 
including the Can Creek drainage.

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    (C) Unit 19C consists of that portion of Unit 19 south and east of 
a line from Benchmark M1.26 (approximately 1.26 miles south of 
the 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 limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears..................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 19A and 19B--those portions   Aug. 10-June 30.
     which are downstream of and
     including the Aniak River
     drainage--1 bear by State
     registration permit.
    Unit 19A, remainder, 19B,          Aug. 10-June 30.
     remainder, and Unit 19D--1 bear.
Caribou:
    Unit 19A--north of Kuskokwim       Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     River--2 caribou 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. 31.
    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 caribou..............  Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
    Unit 19D--south and east of the    Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     Kuskokwim River and North Fork    Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
     of the Kuskokwim River--1
     caribou.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1 caribou...  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
    Unit 19--Residents domiciled in    July 1-June 30.
     Lime Village only--no individual
     harvest limit but a village
     harvest quota of 200 caribou;
     cows and calves may not be taken
     from Apr. 1-Aug. 9. Reporting
     will be by a community reporting
     system.
Sheep:
    1 ram with 7/8 curl horn or        Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     larger.
    Unit 19C--that portion within the  Oct. 1-Mar. 30.
     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 system.
Moose:
    Unit 19--Residents of Lime         July 1-June 30.
     Village only--no individual
     harvest limit, but a village
     harvest quota of 28 bulls
     (including those taken under the
     State permits). Reporting will
     be by a community reporting
     system.
    Unit 19A--North of the Kuskokwim   No open season.
     River, upstream from but
     excluding the George River
     drainage, and south of the
     Kuskokwim River upstream from
     and including the Downey Creek
     drainage, not including the Lime
     Village Management Area; Federal
     public lands are closed to the
     taking of moose.
    Unit 19A, remainder--1 antlered    Sept. 1-20.
     bull by Federal drawing permit
     or a State permit. Federal
     public lands are closed to the
     taking of moose except by
     residents of Tuluksak, Lower
     Kalskag, Upper Kalskag, Aniak,
     Chuathbaluk, and Crooked Creek
     hunting under these regulations.
     The Refuge Manager of the Yukon
     Delta NWR, in cooperation with
     the BLM Field Office Manager,
     will annually establish the
     harvest quota and number of
     permits to be issued in
     coordination with the State Tier
     I hunt. If the allowable harvest
     level is reached before the
     regular season closing date, the
     Refuge Manager, in consultation
     with the BLM Field Office
     Manager, will announce an early
     closure of Federal public lands
     to all moose hunting.
    Unit 19B--1 bull with spike-fork   Sept. 1-20.
     or 50-inch antlers or antlers
     with 4 or more brow tines on one
     side.
    Unit 19C--1 antlered bull........  Sept. 1-20.
    Unit 19C--1 bull by State          Jan. 15-Feb. 15.
     registration permit.
    Unit 19D--that portion of the      Sept. 1-30.
     Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use
     Area within the North Fork
     drainage upstream from the
     confluence of the South Fork to
     the mouth of the Swift Fork--1
     antlered bull.
    Unit 19D--remainder of the Upper   Sept. 1-30.
     Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area--1  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
     bull.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1 antlered    Sept. 1-30
     bull.                             Dec. 1-15.

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Coyote: 10 coyotes...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit............  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx.........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf:
    Unit 19D--10 wolves per day......  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.'
    Unit 19, remainder--5 wolves.....  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
    1 wolverine......................  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
               TRAPPING
Beaver: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Jun. 10.
Coyote: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
 Silver Phases): No limit..
Lynx: No limit.......................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit....................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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

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Creek, then across the North Fork of the Fortymile River to the south 
bank of Champion Creek and easterly along the south bank of Champion 
Creek to its confluence with Little Champion Creek, then northeast 
along the east bank of Little Champion Creek to its headwaters, then 
northeasterly in a direct line to Mile 140 on the Taylor Highway; 
however, this does not prohibit motorized access via, or transportation 
of harvested wildlife on, the Taylor Highway or any airport.
    (E) You may by permit hunt moose on the Minto Flats Management 
Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded by the Elliot 
Highway beginning at Mile 118, then northeasterly to Mile 96, then east 
to the Tolovana Hotsprings Dome, then east to the Winter Cat Trail, 
then along the Cat Trail south to the Old Telegraph Trail at Dunbar, 
then westerly along the trail to a point where it joins the Tanana 
River 3 miles above Old Minto, then along the north bank of the Tanana 
River (including all channels and sloughs except Swan Neck Slough), to 
the confluence of the Tanana and Tolovana Rivers and then northerly to 
the point of beginning.
    (F) You may only hunt moose by bow and arrow in the Fairbanks 
Management Area. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 20B bounded 
by a line from the confluence of Rosie Creek and the Tanana River, 
northerly along Rosie Creek to Isberg Road, then northeasterly on 
Isberg Road to Cripple Creek Road, then northeasterly on Cripple Creek 
Road to the Parks Highway, then north on the Parks Highway to Alder 
Creek, then westerly to the middle fork of Rosie Creek through section 
26 to the Parks Highway, then east along the Parks Highway to Alder 
Creek, then upstream along Alder Creek to its confluence with Emma 
Creek, then upstream along Emma Creek to its headwaters, then northerly 
along the hydrographic divide between Goldstream Creek drainages and 
Cripple Creek drainages to the summit of Ester Dome, then down Sheep 
Creek to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then easterly along 
Goldstream Creek to Sheep Creek Road, then north on Sheep Creek Road to 
Murphy Dome Road, then west on Murphy Dome Road to Old Murphy Dome 
Road, then east on Old Murphy Dome Road to the Elliot Highway, then 
south on the Elliot Highway to Goldstream Creek, then easterly along 
Goldstream Creek to its confluence with First Chance Creek, Davidson 
Ditch, then southeasterly along the Davidson Ditch to its confluence 
with the tributary to Goldstream Creek in Section 29, then downstream 
along the tributary to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then in a 
straight line to First Chance Creek, then up First Chance Creek to 
Tungsten Hill, then southerly along Steele Creek to its confluence with 
Ruby Creek, then upstream along Ruby Creek to Esro Road, then south on 
Esro Road to Chena Hot Springs Road, then east on Chena Hot Springs 
Road to Nordale Road, then south on Nordale Road to the Chena River, to 
its intersection with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline right of way, then 
southeasterly along the easterly edge of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline 
right of way to the Chena River, then along the north bank of the Chena 
River to the Moose Creek dike, then southerly along the Moose Creek 
dike to its intersection with the Tanana River, and then westerly along 
the north bank of the Tanana River to the point of beginning.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear 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 limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears..................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 20A--1 bear.................  Sept. 1-May 31.
    Unit 20E--1 bear.................  Aug. 10-June 30.
    Unit 20, remainder--1 bear.......  Sept. 1-May 31.
Caribou:
    Unit 20E--1 caribou A joint State/ Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     Federal registration permit is    Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
     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 herds.
    Unit 20F--north of the Yukon       Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     River--1 caribou.
    Unit 20F--east of the Dalton       Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     Highway and south of the Yukon    Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
     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 caribou.
Moose:
    Unit 20A--1 antlered bull........  Sept. 1-20.
    Unit 20B--that portion within the  Sept. 1-20.
     Minto Flats Management Area--1    Jan. 10-Feb. 28.
     bull by Federal registration
     permit only.
    Unit 20B, remainder--1 antlered    Sept. 1-20.
     bull.
    Unit 20C--that portion within      Sept. 1-30.
     Denali National Park and          Nov. 15-Dec. 15.
     Preserve west of the Toklat
     River, excluding lands within
     Mount McKinley National Park as
     it existed prior to December 2,
     1980--1 antlered bull; however,
     white-phased or partial albino
     (more than 50 percent white)
     moose may not be taken.
    Unit 20C, remainder--1 antlered    Sept. 1-30.
     bull; however, white-phased or
     partial albino (more than 50
     percent white) moose may not be
     taken.
    Unit 20E--that portion within      Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
     Yukon-Charley Rivers National
     Preserve--1 bull.
    Unit 20E--that portion drained by  Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
     the Middle Fork of the Fortymile
     River upstream from and
     including the Joseph Creek
     drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 20E remainder--1 bull by      Aug. 24-Sept. 25.
     joint Federal/State registration
     permit.

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    Unit 20F--that portion within the  Sept. 1-25.
     Dalton Highway Corridor
     Management Area--1 antlered bull
     by Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 20F, remainder--1 antlered    Sept. 1-30.
     bull.                             Dec. 1-10.
Sheep:
    Unit 20E--1 ram with full-curl     Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     horn or larger.
    Unit 20, remainder...............  No open season.
Beaver:
    Unit 20E--Yukon-Charley Rivers     Sept. 20-May 15.
     National Preserve--6 beaver per
     season. Meat from harvested
     beaver must be salvaged for
     human consumption.
Coyote: 10 coyotes...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit............  July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
    Unit 20A, 20B, and that portion    Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
     of 20C east of the Teklanika
     River--2 lynx.
    Unit 20E--2 lynx.................  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 20, remainder--2 lynx.......  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat:
    Unit 20E, that portion within      Sept. 20-June 10.
     Yukon-Charley Rivers National
     Preserve--No limit.
    Unit 20C, that portion within      Nov. 1-Jun. 10.
     Denali National Park and
     Preserve--25 muskrat.
    Unit 20, remainder...............  No open season.
Wolf:
    Unit 20--10 wolves...............  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 20C, that portion within      Aug. 10-Oct. 31.
     Denali National Park and          Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
     Preserve--1 wolf during the Aug.
     10-Oct. 31 period; 5 wolves
     during the Nov. 1-Apr. 30
     period, for a total of 6 wolves
     for the season.
    Unit 20C, remainder--10 wolves...  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine...............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 tailed): Units 20A, 20B, 20C, 20E,
 and 20F--15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Unit 20--those portions within 5   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     miles of Alaska Route 5 (Taylor
     Highway, both to Eagle and the
     Alaska-Canada boundary) and that
     portion of Alaska Route 4
     (Richardson Highway) south of
     Delta Junction--20 per day, 40
     in possession.
    Unit 20, remainder--20 per day,    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     40 in possession.
 
               TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F--No   Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
     limit.
    Unit 20E--25 beaver per season.    Sept. 20-May 15.
     Only firearms may be used during
     Sept. 20-Oct. 31 and Apr. 16-May
     15, to take up to 6 beaver. Only
     traps or snares may be used Nov.
     1-Apr. 15. The total annual
     harvest limit for beaver is 25,
     of which no more than 6 may be
     taken by firearm under trapping
     or hunting regulations. Meat
     from beaver harvested by firearm
     must be salvaged for human
     consumption.
Coyote:
    Unit 20E--No limit...............  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
    Unit 20, remainder--No limit.....  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx:
    Unit 20A, 20B, and 20C east of     Dec. 15-Feb. 15.
     the Teklanika River--No limit.
    Unit 20E--No limit; however, no    Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
     more than 5 lynx may be taken
     between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30.
    Unit 20F and 20C--remainder--No    Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
     limit.
Marten: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
    Unit 20E--No limit...............  Sept. 20-June 10.
    Unit 20, remainder--No limit.....  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf:
    Unit 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F--No    Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
     limit.
    Unit 20E--No limit...............  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit..................  Nov. 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

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Ruby, including the area west of the Ruby-Poorman Road, excluding the 
Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the Dulbi River drainage, and 
excluding the Dulbi River drainage upstream from Cottonwood Creek.
    (E) Unit 21E consists of the Yukon River drainage from Paimiut 
upstream to, but not including, the Blackburn Creek drainage, and the 
Innoko River drainage downstream from the Iditarod River drainage.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) The Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, which consists of those 
portions of Unit 21 and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the 
Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64[deg]52.58' N. lat., 157[deg]43.10' W. 
long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel 
Rivers at 65[deg]28.42' N. lat., 157[deg]44.89' W. long., then 
northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia 
River (65[deg]57' N. lat., 156[deg]41' W. long.) at 65[deg]56.66' N. 
lat., 156[deg]40.81' W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the 
forks of the Dakli River at 66[deg]02.56' N. lat., 156[deg]12.71' W. 
long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza 
River at 66[deg]00.31' N. lat., 155[deg]18.57' W. long., then 
southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65[deg]31.87' 
N. lat., 154[deg]52.18' W. long., then southwest to the mouth of 
Cottonwood Creek at 65[deg]13.00' N. lat., 156[deg]06.43' W. long., 
then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64[deg]49.35' N. lat., 
157[deg]21.73' W. long., then westerly along the north bank of the 
Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning, is 
closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting 
moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; 
however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or 
moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the 
controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area 
and points outside the area; all hunters on the Koyukuk River passing 
the ADF&G-operated check station at Ella's Cabin (15 miles upstream 
from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop and report to 
ADF&G personnel at the check station.
    (B) The Paradise Controlled Use Area, which consists of that 
portion of Unit 21 bounded by a line beginning at the old village of 
Paimiut, then north along the west bank of the Yukon River to Paradise, 
then northwest to the mouth of Stanstrom Creek on the Bonasila River, 
then northeast to the mouth of the Anvik River, then along the west 
bank of the Yukon River to the lower end of Eagle Island (approximately 
45 miles north of Grayling), then to the mouth of the Iditarod River, 
then 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 limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears.................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 21D--1 bear by State         Aug. 10-June 30.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 21, remainder--1 bear......  Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 21A--1 caribou.............  Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
                                      Dec. 10-Dec. 20.
    Unit 21B--that portion north of   No open season.
     the Yukon River and downstream
     from Ukawutni Creek.
    Unit 21C--the Dulbi and           No open season.
     Melozitna River drainages
     downstream from Big Creek.
    Unit 21B remainder, 21C           Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     remainder, and 21E--1 caribou.
    Unit 21D--north of the Yukon      Winter season to be announced.
     River and east of the Koyukuk
     River--caribou may be taken
     during a winter season to be
     announced by the Refuge Manager
     of the Koyukuk/Nowitna National
     Wildlife Refuge Manager and the
     BLM Central Yukon Field Office
     Manager, in consultation with
     ADF&G and the Chairs of the
     Western Interior Subsistence
     Regional Advisory Council, and
     the Middle Yukon and Ruby Fish
     and Game Advisory Committees.
    Unit 21D, remainder--5 caribou    July 1-June 30.
     per day; however, cow caribou
     may not be taken May 16-June 30.
Moose:
    Unit 21B--that part of the        Sept. 5-Oct. 1.
     Nowitna River drainage
     downstream from and including
     the Little Mud River drainage--
     1 bull. A State registration
     permit is required from Sept. 5-
     25. A Federal registration
     permit is required from Sept.
     26-Oct. 1.

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    Unit 21B--that part of the        Five-day season to be announced
     Nowitna River drainage            between Dec. 1 and March 31.
     downstream from and including
     the Little Mud River drainage--
     1 antlered bull. A Federal
     registration permit is required
     during the 5-day season and
     will be limited to one per
     household. The 5-day season may
     be announced by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager after
     consultation with the ADF&G and
     the Chairs of the Western
     Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Ruby Fish and
     Game Advisory Committee.
    Unit 21A and 21B, remainder--1    Aug. 20-Sept. 25.
     bull.                            Nov. 1-30.
    Unit 21C--1 antlered bull.......  Sept. 5-25.
    Unit 21D--Koyukuk Controlled Use  Sep. 1-25.
     Area--1 bull; 1 antlerless       Mar. 1-5 season to be announced.
     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, or.
    1 antlered bull by Federal        Apr. 10-15 season to be announced.
     permit, if there is no Mar. 1-5
     season and if authorized by
     announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna NWR manager and BLM
     Central Yukon field office
     manager. A harvestable surplus
     of bulls will be determined for
     a quota. Announcement for the
     Mar. and Apr. seasons and
     harvest quotas will be made
     after consultation with the
     ADF&G area biologist and the
     Chairs of the Western Interior
     Regional Advisory Council and
     Middle Yukon and Koyukuk River
     Fish and Game Advisory
     Committee.
    Unit 21D, remainder--1 moose;     Aug. 22-31.
     however, antlerless moose may    Sept. 5-25.
     be taken only during Sept. 21-   Mar. 1-5 season to be announced.
     25 and the Mar. 1-5 season if
     authorized jointly by the
     Koyukuk/Nowitna National
     Wildlife Refuge Manager and the
     Central Yukon Field Office
     Manager, Bureau of Land
     Management. Harvest of cow
     moose accompanied by calves is
     prohibited. During the Aug. 22-
     31 and Sept. 5-25 seasons, a
     State registration permit is
     required. During the Mar. 1-5
     season a Federal registration
     permit is required.
     Announcement for the antlerless
     moose seasons and cow quotas
     will be made after consultation
     with the ADF&G area biologist
     and the Chairs of the Western
     Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Middle Yukon
     Fish and Game Advisory
     Committee.
    Unit 21E--1 moose; however, only  Aug. 25-Sept. 30.
     bulls may be taken from Aug. 25- Feb. 15-Mar. 15.
     Sept. 30.
    During the Feb. 15-Mar. 15
     season, a Federal registration
     permit is required. The permit
     conditions and any needed
     closures for the winter season
     will be announced by the Innoko
     NWR manager after consultation
     with the ADF&G area biologist
     and the Chairs of the Western
     Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Middle Yukon
     Fish and Game Advisory
     Committee as stipulated in a
     letter of delegation. Moose may
     not be taken within one-half
     mile of the Innoko or Yukon
     River during the winter season.
Beaver:
    Unit 21E--No limit..............  Nov. 1-June 10.
    Unit 21, remainder..............  No open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotes                    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 5 wolves......................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No Limit....................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
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    (22) Unit 22. (i) Unit 22 consists of Bering Sea, Norton Sound, 
Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Pastolik River drainage in southern Norton Sound to, but 
not including, the Goodhope River drainage in Southern Kotzebue Sound, 
and all adjacent islands in the Bering Sea between the mouths of the 
Goodhope and Pastolik Rivers:
    (A) Unit 22A consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Pastolik River drainage to, and including, the Ungalik 
River drainage, and Stuart and Besboro Islands.
    (B) Unit 22B consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Ungalik River drainage to, and including, the Topkok 
Creek drainage.
    (C) Unit 22C consists of Norton Sound and Bering Sea drainages 
from, but excluding, the Topkok Creek drainage to, and including, the 
Tisuk River drainage, and King and Sledge Islands.
    (D) Unit 22D consists of that portion of Unit 22 draining into the 
Bering Sea north of, but not including, the Tisuk River to and 
including Cape York and St. Lawrence Island;
    (E) Unit 22E consists of Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, 
and Kotzebue Sound drainages from Cape York to, but excluding, the 
Goodhope River drainage, and including Little Diomede Island and 
Fairway Rock.
    (ii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu 
of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit 
prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear 
hunting under the authority of a brown bear State

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registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or 
parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear 
hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between 
communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this 
area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between 
publicly owned airports.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 22 during the established seasons.
    (B) Coyote, incidentally taken with a trap or snare, may be used 
for subsistence purposes.
    (C) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select 
individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot 
from a moving snowmachine.
    (D) The taking of one bull moose and up to three musk oxen by the 
community of Wales is allowed for the celebration of the Kingikmuit 
Dance Festival under the terms of a Federal registration permit. 
Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native 
Village of Wales. The harvest may only occur within regularly 
established seasons in Unit 22E. The harvest will count against any 
established quota for the area.
    (E) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may 
designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take musk 
oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a 
community operating under a community harvest system. The designated 
hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed 
harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of 
recipients in the course of a season, but have no more than two harvest 
limits in his/her possession at any one time, except in Unit 22E where 
a resident of Wales or Shishmaref acting as a designated hunter may 
hunt for any number of recipients, but have no more than four harvest 
limits in his/her possession at any one time.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear:
    Unit 22A and 22B--3 bears.......  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
    Unit 22, remainder..............  No open season.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--1    Aug. 1-May 31.
     bear by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 22C--1 bear by State         Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
     registration permit only.        May 10-25.
Caribou:
    Unit 22B west of Golovin Bay and  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     west of a line along the west    May 1-Sept. 30, a season may be
     bank of the Fish and Niukluk      opened by announcement by the
     Rivers and excluding the Libby    Anchorage Field Office Manager of
     River drainage--5 caribou per     the BLM, in consultation with
     day.                              ADF&G.
    Units 22A, 22B remainder, that     July 1-June 30.
     portion of Unit 22D in the
     Kougaruk, Kuzitrin (excluding
     the Pilgrim River drainage),
     American, and Agiapuk River
     Drainages, and Unit 22E, that
     portion east of and including
     the Sanaguich River drainage--5
     caribou per day; cow caribou
     may not be taken May 16-June 30.
Moose:
    Unit 22A--that portion north of   Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     and including the Tagoomenik
     and Shaktoolik River drainages--
     1 bull. Federal public lands
     are closed to hunting except by
     residents of Unit 22A hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 22A--that portion in the      Aug. 15-Sept. 14.
     Unalakleet drainage and all
     drainages flowing into Norton
     Sound north of the Golsovia
     River drainage and south of the
     Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik River
     drainages--Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose, except that residents of
     Unalakleet, hunting under these
     regulations, may take 1 bull by
     Federal registration permit,
     administered by the BLM
     Anchorage Field Office with the
     authority to close the season
     in consultation with ADF&G.
    Unit 22A, remainder--1 bull.       Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
     However, during the period       Jan. 1-Feb. 15.
     Jan.1-Feb. 15, only an antlered
     bull may be taken. Federal
     public lands are closed to the
     taking of moose except by
     residents of Unit 22A hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 22B--west of the Darby       Sept. 1-14.
     Mountains--1 bull by State
     registration permit. Quotas and
     any needed closures will be
     announced by the Anchorage
     Field Office Manager of the
     BLM, in consultation with NPS
     and ADF&G. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose except by Federally
     qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 22B--west of the Darby       Jan. 1-31.
     Mountains--1 bull by either
     Federal or State registration
     permit. Quotas and any needed
     season closures will be
     announced by the Anchorage
     Field Office Manager of the
     BLM, in consultation with NPS,
     and ADF&G. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose except by residents of
     White Mountain and Golovin
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 22B, remainder--1 bull.....  Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 22C--1 antlered bull.......  Sept. 1-14.
    Unit 22D--that portion within     Sept. 1-14.
     the Kougarok, Kuzitrin, and
     Pilgrim River drainages--1 bull
     by State registration permit.
     Quotas and any needed closures
     will be announced by the
     Anchorage Field Office Manager
     of the BLM, in consultation
     with NPS and ADF&G. Federal
     public lands are closed to the
     taking of moose except by
     residents of Units 22D and 22C
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 22D--that portion west of    Sept. 1-14.
     the Tisuk River drainage and
     Canyon Creek--1 bull by State
     registration permit. Quotas and
     any needed closures will be
     announced by the Anchorage
     Field Office Manager of the
     BLM, in consultation with NPS
     and ADF&G.

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    Unit 22D--that portion west of    Dec. 1-31.
     the Tisuk River drainage and
     Canyon Creek--1 bull by Federal
     registration permit. Quotas and
     any needed closures will be
     announced by the Anchorage
     Field Office Manager of the
     BLM, in consultation with NPS
     and ADF&G. Federal public lands
     are closed to the taking of
     moose except by residents of
     Units 22D and 22C hunting under
     these regulations.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 bull.....
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 moose;     Aug. 10-Sept. 14.
     however, no person may take a    Oct. 1-Nov.
     calf or a cow accompanied by a
     calf.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 antlered   Dec. 1-31.
     bull.
    Unit 22E--1 antlered bull.        Jan. 1-31.
     Federal public lands are closed  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     to the taking of moose except
     by Federally qualified
     subsistence users hunting under
     these regulations.
Musk ox:
    Unit 22B--1 bull by Federal       Aug.1-Mar. 15.
     permit or State permit. Federal
     public lands are closed to the
     taking of musk ox except by
     Federally qualified subsistence
     users hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 22D--that portion west of    Sept.1-Mar. 15.
     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 regulations.
    Unit 22D, that portion within     Aug.1-Mar. 15.
     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 regulations.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 bull by    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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 regulations.
    Unit 22E--1 bull by Federal       Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     permit or State permit. Federal
     public lands are closed to the
     harvest of musk ox except by
     Federally qualified subsistence
     users hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 22, remainder..............  No open season.
Beaver:
    Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--50   Nov. 1-June 10.
     beaver.
    Unit 22, remainder..............   No open season.
Coyote..............................  No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 2 foxes.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit  Sept. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
    Unit 22A and 22B--No limit......  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 22, remainder..............  No open season.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolverine: 3 wolverines.............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Unit 22A and 22B east of and      Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     including the Niukluk River
     drainage--40 per day, 80 in
     possession.
    Unit 22E--20 per day, 40 in        July 15-May 15.
     possession.
    Unit 22, remainder--20 per day,    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     40 in possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--50   Nov. 1-June 10.
     beaver.
    Unit 22C........................  No open season.
Coyote..............................  No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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    (23) Unit 23. (i) Unit 23 consists of Kotzebue Sound, Chukchi Sea, 
and Arctic Ocean drainages from and including the Goodhope River 
drainage to Cape Lisburne.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner either for hunting of 
ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, or for transportation of hunters 
or harvested species in the Noatak Controlled Use Area for the period 
August 15-September 30. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 23 in 
a corridor extending 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,

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bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to 
transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled 
flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide 
scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of 
aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 23.
    (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in 
this 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.

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           Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears.................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 23--1 bear by State  Aug. 1-May 31.
 subsistence registration permit.
Caribou: 15 caribou per day;          July 1-June 30.
 however, cow caribou may not be
 taken May 16-June 30.
Sheep:
    Unit 23--south of Rabbit Creek,   Aug. 10-April 30. If the allowable
     Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak       harvest levels are reached before
     River, and west of the Cutler     the regular season closing date,
     and Redstone Rivers (Baird        the Superintendent of the Western
     Mountains)--1 sheep by Federal    Arctic National Parklands will
     registration permit. The total    announce an early closure.
     allowable harvest of sheep is
     21, of which 15 may be rams and
     6 may be ewes. Federal public
     lands are closed to the taking
     of sheep except by Federally
     qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 23--north of Rabbit Creek,   Aug. 10-April 30. If the allowable
     Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak       harvest levels are reached before
     River, and west of the Aniuk      the regular season closing date,
     River (DeLong Mountains)--1       the Superintendent of the Western
     sheep by Federal registration     Arctic National Parklands will
     permit. The total allowable       announce an early closure.
     harvest of sheep for the DeLong
     Mountains is 8, of which 5 may
     be rams and 3 may be ewes.
    Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka      Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     Mountains)--1 ram with 7/8 curl
     or larger horn.
    Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka       Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     Mountains)--1 sheep.
Moose:
    Unit 23--that portion north and   July 1-Mar. 31.
     west of and including the
     Singoalik River drainage, and
     all lands draining into the
     Kukpuk and Ipewik Rivers--1
     moose; no person may take a
     calf or a cow accompanied by a
     calf.
    Unit 23--that portion lying       Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     within the Noatak River
     drainage--1 moose; however,
     antlerless moose may be taken
     only from Nov. 1-Mar. 31; no
     person may take a calf or a cow
     accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 23, remainder--1 moose; no    Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     person may take a calf or a cow
     accompanied by a calf.
Musk ox:
    Unit 23--south of Kotzebue Sound  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     and west of and including the
     Buckland River drainage--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 regulations.
    Unit 23--Cape Krusenstern         Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     National Monument--1 bull by
     Federal permit. Annual harvest
     quotas and any needed closures
     will be announced by the
     Superintendent of Western
     Arctic National Parklands. Cape
     Krusenstern National Monument
     is closed to the taking of musk
     oxen except by resident zone
     community members with
     permanent residence within the
     Monument or the immediately
     adjacent Napaktuktuk Mountain
     area, south of latitude
     67[deg]05' N and west of
     longitude 162[deg]30' W hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 23, remainder..............  No open season.
Beaver: No limit....................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes...................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Mar.15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Hare: (Snowshoe and Tundra) No limit  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.

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Wolf: 15 wolves.....................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Muskrat: No limit...................  July 1-June 30
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in
 possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 23--the Kobuk and Selawik    July 1-June 30.
     River drainages--50 beaver.
    Unit 23, remainder--30 beaver...  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):   Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (24) Unit 24. (i) Unit 24 consists of the Koyukuk River drainage 
upstream from but not including the Dulbi River drainage:
    (A) Unit 24A consists of the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River 
drainage upstream from but not including the Harriet Creek and North 
Fork Koyukuk River drainages, to the South Fork of the Koyukuk River 
drainage upstream from Squaw Creek, the Jim River Drainage, the Fish 
Creek drainage upstream from and including the Bonanza Creek drainage, 
to the 1,410 ft. peak of the hydrologic divide with the northern fork 
of the Kanuti Chalatna River at N. Lat. 66[deg]33.303' W. Long. 
151[deg]03.637' and following the unnamed northern fork of the Kanuti 
Chalatna Creek to the confluence of the southern fork of the Kanuti 
Chalatna River at N. Lat 66[deg]27.090' W. Long. 151[deg]23.841', 4.2 
miles SSW (194 degrees true) of Clawanmenka Lake and following the 
unnamed southern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna Creek to the hydrologic 
divide with the Kanuti River drainage at N. Lat. 66[deg]19.789' W. 
Long. 151[deg]10.102', 3.0 miles ENE (79 degrees true) from the 2,055 
ft. peak on that divide, and the Kanuti River drainage upstream from 
the confluence of an unnamed creek at N. Lat. 66[deg]13.050' W. 
Long.151[deg]05.864', 0.9 miles SSE (155 degrees true) of a 1,980 ft. 
peak on that divide, and following that unnamed creek to the Unit 24 
boundary on the hydrologic divide to the Ray River drainage at N. Lat. 
66[deg]03.827' W. Long. 150[deg]49.988' at the 2,920 ft. peak of that 
divide.
    (B) Unit 24B consists of the Koyukuk River Drainage upstream from 
Dog Island to the Subunit 24A boundary.
    (C) Unit 24C consists of the Hogatza River Drainage, the Koyukuk 
River Drainage upstream from Batza River on the north side of the 
Koyukuk River and upstream from and including the Indian River Drainage 
on the south side of the Koyukuk River to the Subunit 24B boundary.
    (D) Unit 24D consists of the remainder of Unit 24.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway 
vehicles, or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the 
Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side 
of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the 
Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton 
Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the 
subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles 
only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management 
Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, 
Evansville, and Stevens Village, and residents living within the 
Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence 
taking of wildlife.
    (B) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including 
transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Kanuti 
Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 24 bounded 
by a line from the Bettles Field VOR to the east side of Fish Creek 
Lake, to Old Dummy Lake, to the south end of Lake Todatonten (including 
all waters of these lakes), to the northernmost headwaters of Siruk 
Creek, to the highest peak of Double Point Mountain, then back to the 
Bettles Field VOR; however, this does not apply to transportation of a 
moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports 
in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within 
the area and points outside the area.
    (C) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including 
transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Koyukuk 
Controlled Use Area, which consists of those portions of Unit 21s and 
24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk 
at 64[deg]52.58' N. lat., 157[deg]43.10' W. long., then northerly to 
the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65[deg]28.42' N. 
lat., 157[deg]44.89' W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of 
Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65[deg]57N. lat., 156[deg]41 W. 
long.) at 65[deg]56.66' N. lat., 156[deg]40.81' W. long., then easterly 
to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66[deg]02.56' N. 
lat., 156[deg]12.71' W. long., then easterly to the confluence of 
McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66[deg]00.31' N. lat., 
155[deg]18.57' W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of 
Hochandochtla Mountain at 65[deg]31.87' N. lat., 154[deg]52.18' W. 
long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65[deg]13.00' 
N. lat., 156[deg]06.43' W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock 
(Yistletaw) at 64[deg]49.35' N. lat., 157[deg]21.73' W. long., then 
westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk 
Island) to the point of beginning. However, this does not apply to 
transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between 
publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a 
publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. All 
hunters

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on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G-operated check station at Ella's 
Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are 
required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check station.
    (iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu 
of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit 
prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear 
hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, 
including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears. However, 
this prohibition does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or 
bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by 
carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does 
it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned 
airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to 
hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25;
    (B) Arctic fox, incidentally taken with a trap or snare intended 
for red fox, may be used for subsistence purposes.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears.................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 24--1 bear by State  Aug. 10-June 30.
 registration permit.
Caribou:
    Unit 24--that portion south of    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     the south bank of the Kanuti
     River, upstream from and
     including that portion of the
     Kanuti-Kilolitna River
     drainage, bounded by the
     southeast bank of the Kodosin-
     Nolitna Creek, then downstream
     along the east bank of the
     Kanuti-Kilolitna River to its
     confluence with the Kanuti
     River--1 caribou.
    Unit 24, remainder--5 caribou     July 1-June 30.
     per day; however, cow caribou
     may not be taken May 16-June 30.
Sheep:
    Unit 24A and 24B--(Anaktuvuk      July 15-Dec. 31.
     Pass residents only)--that
     portion within the Gates of the
     Arctic National Park--community
     harvest quota of 60 sheep, no
     more than 10 of which may be
     ewes and a daily possession
     limit of 3 sheep per person, no
     more than 1 of which may be a
     ewe.
    Unit 24A and 24B--(excluding      Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     Anaktuvuk Pass residents)--that
     portion within the Gates of the
     Arctic National Park--3 sheep.
    Unit 24A--except that portion     Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
     within the Gates of the Arctic
     National Park--1 ram by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Unit 24, remainder--1 ram with 7/ Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     8 curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 24A--1 antlered bull by      Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     Federal registration permit.
    Unit 24B--that portion within     Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     the John River Drainage--1
     moose.
    Unit 24B--All drainages of the    Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     Koyukuk River downstream from    Dec. 15-Apr. 15.
     and including the Henshaw Creek
     drainage--1 antlered bull by
     Federal registration permit.
    Federal public lands in the
     Kanuti Controlled Use Area, as
     described in Federal
     regulations, are closed to
     taking of moose, except by
     Federally qualified subsistence
     users of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and
     Galena hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 24B, remainder 1 antlered    Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     bull. A Federal registration
     permit is required for the
     Sept. 26-Oct. 1 period.
    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    Sept. 1-25.
     within the Koyukuk Controlled
     Use Area and Koyukuk National
     Wildlife Refuge--1 bull.
    1 antlerless moose by Federal     Mar. 1-5 to be announced.
     permit if authorized by
     announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager and BLM Field
     Office Manager Central Yukon
     Field Office. Harvest of cow
     moose accompanied by calves is
     prohibited. A harvestable
     surplus of cows will be
     determined for a quota, or
    1 antlered bull by Federal        Apr. 10-15 to be announced.
     permit, if there is no Mar. 1-5
     season and if authorized by
     announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager and BLM Field
     Office Manager Central Yukon
     Field Office. Harvest of cow
     moose accompanied by calves is
     prohibited. Announcement for
     the Mar. and Apr. seasons and
     harvest quotas will be made
     after consultation with the
     ADF&G Area Biologist and the
     Chairs of the Western Interior
     Alaska Subsistence Regional
     Advisory Council, and the
     Middle Yukon and Koyukuk River
     Fish and Game Advisory
     Committees.
    Unit 24C, remainder and Unit      Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     24D, remainder--1 antlered
     bull. During the Sept. 5-25
     season, a State registration
     permit is required.
Coyote: 10 coyotes..................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit...........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 15 wolves; however, no more     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 than 5 wolves may be taken prior to
 Nov. 1.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine; however, no   Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
 more than 1 wolverine may be taken
 prior to Nov. 1.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 40 in possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver: No limit....................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.

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Wolf: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (25) Unit 25. (i) Unit 25 consists of the Yukon River drainage 
upstream from but not including the Hamlin Creek drainage, and 
excluding drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream 
from the Charley River:
    (A) Unit 25A consists of the Hodzana River drainage upstream from 
the Narrows, the Chandalar River drainage upstream from and including 
the East Fork drainage, the Christian River drainage upstream from 
Christian, the Sheenjek River drainage upstream from and including the 
Thluichohnjik Creek, the Coleen River drainage, and the Old Crow River 
drainage.
    (B) Unit 25B consists of the Little Black River drainage upstream 
from but not including the Big Creek drainage, the Black River drainage 
upstream from and including the Salmon Fork drainage, the Porcupine 
River drainage upstream from the confluence of the Coleen and Porcupine 
Rivers, and drainages into the north bank of the Yukon River upstream 
from Circle, including the islands in the Yukon River.
    (C) Unit 25C consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon 
River upstream from Circle to the Subunit 20E boundary, the Birch Creek 
drainage upstream from the Steese Highway bridge (milepost 147), the 
Preacher Creek drainage upstream from and including the Rock Creek 
drainage, and the Beaver Creek drainage upstream from and including the 
Moose Creek drainage.
    (D) Unit 25D consists of the remainder of Unit 25.
    (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 limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               HUNTING
 
Black Bear:
    Units 25A, 25B, and 25C--3 bears  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
    or 3 bears by State community     Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
     harvest permit.
    Unit 25D--5 bears...............  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Brown Bear:
    Units 25A and 25B--1 bear.......  Aug. 10-Jun. 30.
    Unit 25C--1 bear................  Sept. 1-May 31.
    Unit 25D--2 bears every           July. 1-Jun. 30.
     regulatory year.
Caribou:

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    Unit 25A--in those portions west  Jul. 1-June 30.
     of the east bank of the East
     Fork of the Chandalar River
     extending from its confluence
     with the Chandalar River
     upstream to Guilbeau Pass and
     north of the south bank of the
     mainstem of the Chandalar River
     at its confluence with the East
     Fork Chandalar River west (and
     north of the south bank) along
     the West Fork Chandalar River--
     10 caribou. However, only bulls
     may be taken May 16-Jun. 30.
    Unit 25C--1 caribou; a joint      Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     Federal/State registration       Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
     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 caribou.
    Unit 25D--that portion of Unit    Aug. 10-Sept. 30.
     25D drained by the west fork of  Dec. 1-31.
     the Dall River west of 150[deg]
     W. long.--1 bull.
    Unit 25A remainder, 25B, and      July 1-Apr. 30.
     Unit 25D, remainder--10 caribou.
Sheep:
    Unit 25A--that portion within     No open season.
     the Dalton Highway Corridor
     Management Area.
    Units 25A--Arctic Village Sheep   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     Management Area--2 rams by
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    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   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     Federal registration permit
     only.
    Units 25B, 25C, and 25D--1 ram    Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     with full-curl horn or larger.
Moose:
    Unit 25A-1 antlered bull........  Aug. 25-Sept. 25.
                                      Dec. 1-10.
    Unit 25B--that portion within     Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
     Yukon-Charley National
     Preserve--1 bull.
    Unit 25B--that portion within     Aug. 25-Sept. 30.
     the Porcupine River drainage     Dec. 1-10.
     upstream from, but excluding
     the Coleen River drainage--1
     antlered bull.
    Unit 25B--that portion, other     Sept. 5-30.
     than Yukon-Charley Rivers        Dec. 1-15.
     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
     bull.
    Unit 25B, remainder--1 antlered   Aug. 25-Sept. 25.
     bull.                            Dec. 1-15.
    Unit 25C--1 antlered bull.......  Aug. 20-Sept. 30.
    Unit 25D (west)--that portion     Aug. 25-Feb. 28.
     lying west of a line extending
     from the Unit 25D boundary on
     Preacher Creek, then downstream
     along Preacher Creek, Birch
     Creek, and Lower Mouth of Birch
     Creek to the Yukon River, then
     downstream along the north bank
     of the Yukon River (including
     islands) to the confluence of
     the Hadweenzic River, then
     upstream along the west bank of
     the Hadweenzic River to the
     confluence of Forty and One-
     Half Mile Creek, then upstream
     along Forty and One-Half Mile
     Creek to Nelson Mountain on the
     Unit 25D boundary--1 bull by a
     Federal registration permit.
     Permits will be available in
     the following villages: Beaver
     (25 permits), Birch Creek (10
     permits), and Stevens Village
     (25 permits). Permits for
     residents of 25D (west) who do
     not live in one of the three
     villages will be available by
     contacting the Yukon Flats
     National Wildlife Refuge Office
     in Fairbanks or a local Refuge
     Information Technician. Moose
     hunting on public land in Unit
     25D (west) is closed at all
     times except for residents of
     Unit 25D (west) hunting under
     these regulations. The moose
     season will be closed by
     announcement of the Refuge
     Manager Yukon Flats NWR when 60
     moose have been harvested in
     the entirety (from Federal and
     non-Federal lands) of Unit 25D
     (west).
    Unit 25D, remainder--1 antlered   Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     moose.                           Dec. 1-20.
Beaver:
    Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D--1 beaver  Apr. 16-Oct. 31.
     per day; 1 in possession.
    Unit 25C........................  No open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotes..................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however,
 no more than 2 foxes may be taken
 prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit...........  July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
    Unit 25C--2 lynx................  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 25, remainder--2 lynx......  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
    Unit 25B and 25C, that portion    Nov. 1-June 10.
     within Yukon-Charley Rivers
     National Preserve--No limit.
    Unit 25, remainder..............  No open season.
Wolf:
    Unit 25A--No limit..............  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 25, remainder--10 wolves...  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-
 tailed):
    Unit 25C--15 per day, 30 in       Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     possession.
    Unit 25, remainder--15 per day,   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Unit 25C--those portions within   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     5 miles of Route 6 (Steese
     Highway)--20 per day, 40 in
     possession.
    Unit 25, remainder--20 per day,   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     40 in possession.
 
              TRAPPING
 
Beaver:
    Unit 25C--No limit..............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 25--remainder--50 beaver...  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit....................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.

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Mink and Weasel: No limit...........  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit...................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit......................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
    Unit 25C--No limit..............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
    Unit 25, remainder--No limit....  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
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    (26) Unit 26. (i) Unit 26 consists of Arctic Ocean drainages 
between Cape Lisburne and the Alaska-Canada border, including the Firth 
River drainage within Alaska:
    (A) Unit 26A consists of that portion of Unit 26 lying west of the 
Itkillik River drainage and west of the east bank of the Colville River 
between the mouth of the Itkillik River and the Arctic Ocean;
    (B) Unit 26B consists of that portion of Unit 26 east of Unit 26A, 
west of the west bank of the Canning River and west of the west bank of 
the Marsh Fork of the Canning River;
    (C) Unit 26C consists of the remainder of Unit 26.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner for moose hunting, 
including transportation of moose hunters or parts of moose during the 
periods July. 1-Sept. 14 and Jan. 1-Mar. 31 in Unit 26A; however, this 
does not apply to 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.

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            Harvest limits                        Open season
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               HUNTING
 
Black Bear: 3 bears..................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 26A--1 bear by State          July 1-June 30.
     subsistence registration permit.
    Unit 26B--1 bear.................  Jan. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 26 C--1 bear................  Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 26A--10 caribou per day;      July 1-June 30.
     however, cow caribou may not be
     taken May 16-June 30.
    Unit 26B--10 caribou per day;      jULY 1-June 30.
     however, cow caribou may be
     taken only from Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
    Unit 26C--10 caribou per day.....  July 1-Apr. 30.
    (You may not transport more than
     5 caribou per regulatory year
     from Unit 26 except to the
     community of Anaktuvuk Pass.).
Sheep:
    Unit 26A and 26B--(Anaktuvuk Pass  July 15-Dec. 31.
     residents only)--that portion
     within the Gates of the Arctic
     National Park--community harvest
     quota of 60 sheep, no more than
     10 of which may be ewes and a
     daily possession limit of 3
     sheep per person, no more than 1
     of which may be a ewe.
    Unit 26A--(excluding Anaktuvuk     Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     Pass residents)--those portions
     within the Gates of the Arctic
     National Park--3 sheep.
    Unit 26A--that portion west of     Aug. 10-April 30.
     Howard Pass and the Etivluk
     River (DeLong Mountains)--1
     sheep by Federal registration
     permit. The total allowable
     harvest of sheep for the DeLong
     Mountains is 8, of which 5 may
     be rams and 3 may be ewes. If
     the allowable harvest levels are
     reached before the regular
     season closing date, the
     Superintendent of the Western
     Arctic National Parklands will
     announce an early closure.

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    Unit 26B--that portion within the  Aug. 10-Sept.20.
     Dalton Highway Corridor
     Management Area--1 ram with \7/
     8\ curl or larger horn by
     Federal registration permit only.
    Unit 26A, remainder and 26B,       Aug. 10-Sept. 20.
     remainder--including the Gates
     of the Arctic National Preserve--
     1 ram with \7/8\ curl or larger
     horn.
    Unit 26C--3 sheep per regulatory   Aug. 10-Sept.20.
     year; the Aug. 10-Sept. 20        Oct.1-Apr. 30.
     season is restricted to 1 ram
     with \7/8\ curl or larger horn.
     A Federal registration permit is
     required for the Oct. 1-Apr. 30
     season.
Moose:
    Unit 26A--that portion of the      Aug. 1-Sept. 14.
     Colville River drainage upstream
     from and including the Anaktuvuk
     River drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 26A--that portion of the      Feb. 15-Apr. 15.
     Colville River drainage upstream
     from and including the Anaktuvuk
     River drainage--1 moose;
     however, you may not take a calf
     or a cow accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 26A--that portion west of     July 1-Sept. 14.
     156[deg]00' W. longitude
     excluding the Colville River
     drainage--1 moose, however, you
     may not take a calf or a cow
     accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 26A, remainder--1 bull......  Aug. 1-Sept. 14.
    Unit 26B, excluding the Canning    Sept. 1-14.
     River drainage--1 bull.
    Units 26B, remainder and 26C--1    Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
     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 regulations.
Musk ox Unit 26C--1 bull by Federal    Jul. 15-Mar. 31.
 registration permit only. The number
 of permits that may be issued only
 to the residents of the village of
 Kaktovik will not exceed three
 percent (3%) of the number of musk
 oxen counted in Unit 26C during a
 pre-calving census. Public lands are
 closed to the taking of musk ox,
 except by rural Alaska residents of
 the village of Kaktovik hunting
 under these regulations
Coyote: 2 coyotes....................  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2  Sept. 1-Apr. 30.
 foxes.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and
 Silver Phases):
    Units 26A and 26B--10 foxes;       Sept. 1-Mar. 15.
     however, no more than 2 foxes
     may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
    Unit 26C--10 foxes...............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit.  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx.........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: 15 wolves......................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine...............  Sept. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 day, 40 in possession.
 
               TRAPPING
 
Coyote: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase):    Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 No limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and   Nov. 1 -Apr. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit............  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit....................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.......................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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    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.
[FR Doc. 2014-13833 Filed 6-18-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-11-P; 4310-55-P