Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2010-11 and 2011-12 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations; Subsistence Taking of Fish on the Yukon River Regulations, 37918-37969 [2010-15195]

Download as PDF 37918 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 36 CFR Part 242 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. FWS–R7–SM–2009–0001; 70101–1261–0000L6] RIN 1018–AW30 Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska—2010–11 and 2011–12 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations; Subsistence Taking of Fish on the Yukon River Regulations AGENCIES: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2010–11 and 2011–12 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable biennial cycle. This rulemaking replaces the wildlife taking regulations that expire on June 30, 2010. This rule also revises customary and traditional use determinations and the regulations defining size limitations for gillnet mesh used for harvesting salmon in the Yukon River drainage. DATES: Sections __.24(a)(1), __.25 and __.26 are effective July 1, 2010. Section __.27(i)(3)(xiii)(A) is effective April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: The Board meeting transcripts are available for review at the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or on the Office of Subsistence Management Web site (http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/ index.cfml). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Peter J. Probasco, Office of Subsistence Management; (907) 786– 3888 or 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: • Chair, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture; • Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; • Alaska Regional Director, U.S. National Park Service; • Alaska State Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management; • Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; and • Alaska Regional Forester, U.S. Forest Service. Through the Board, these agencies participate in the development of regulations for subparts A, B, and C, which set forth the basic program, and they continue to work together on regularly revising the subpart D regulations, which, among other things, set forth specific harvest seasons and limits. Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils In administration of the Program, Alaska is divided into 10 subsistence resource regions, each of which is represented by a Regional Advisory Council. The Regional Advisory Councils provide a forum for rural residents with personal knowledge of local conditions and resources to have a meaningful role in the subsistence management of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands in Alaska. The Regional Advisory Council members represent diverse geographical, cultural, and user interests within each region. The Board addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable biennial cycle. Section __.24 (customary and traditional use determinations) was originally published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The regulations at 36 CFR 242.4 and 50 CFR 100.4 define ‘‘customary and traditional use’’ as ‘‘a long-established, consistent pattern of use, incorporating beliefs and customs which have been transmitted from generation to generation* * * .’’ Since 1992, the Board has made a number of customary and traditional use determinations at the request of affected subsistence users. Those modifications, along with some administrative corrections, were published in the Federal Register as follows: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 MODIFICATIONS TO § __.24. Federal Register citation 59 59 60 61 62 63 FR FR FR FR FR FR 27462 51855 10317 39698 29016 35332 VerDate Mar<15>2010 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Rule made changes to the following provisions of __.24: Date of publication: Jkt 220001 May 27, 1994 ....................................... October 13, 1994 ................................. February 24, 1995 ............................... July 30, 1996 ....................................... May 29, 1997 ....................................... June 29, 1998 ...................................... PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Wildlife Wildlife Wildlife Wildlife Wildlife Wildlife and and and and and and Fish/Shellfish. Fish/Shellfish. Fish/Shellfish. Fish/Shellfish. Fish/Shellfish. Fish/Shellfish. E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 37919 MODIFICATIONS TO § __.24.—Continued Federal Register citation 63 64 64 65 66 66 67 67 68 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR Rule made changes to the following provisions of __.24: Date of publication: 46148 ......................................... 1276 ........................................... 35776 ......................................... 40730 ......................................... 10142 ......................................... 33744 ......................................... 5890 ........................................... 43710 ......................................... 7276 ........................................... August 28, 1998 ................................... January 8, 1999 ................................... July 1, 1999 ......................................... June 30, 2000 ...................................... February 13, 2001 ............................... June 25, 2001 ...................................... February 7, 2002 ................................. June 28, 2002 ...................................... February 12, 2003 ............................... Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Note: The Board met May 20–22, 2003, but did not make any additional customary and traditional use determinations. 69 69 70 70 71 71 72 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 5018 ........................................... 40174 ......................................... 13377 ......................................... 36268 ......................................... 15569 ......................................... 37642 ......................................... 12676 ......................................... February 3, 2004 ................................. July 1, 2004 ......................................... March 21, 2005 .................................... June 22, 2005 ...................................... March 29, 2006 .................................... June 30, 2006 ...................................... March 16, 2007 .................................... Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Note: The Board met December 11–13, 2007, but did not make any additional customary and traditional use determinations. 72 FR 73426 ......................................... 73 FR 35726 ......................................... 74 FR 14049 ......................................... December 27, 2007 ............................. June 26, 2008 ...................................... March 30, 2009 .................................... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Current Rule for Wildlife The Departments published a proposed rule on May 15, 2009 (74 FR 22867), to amend the wildlife sections of subparts C and D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. The proposed rule opened a comment period, which closed on November 5, 2009. The Departments advertised the proposed rule by mail, radio, and newspaper. During that period, the Regional Councils met and, in addition to other Regional Council business, received suggestions for proposals from the public. The Board received a total of 107 proposals for changes to subparts C and D. After the comment period closed, the Board prepared a booklet describing the proposals and distributed it to the public. The proposals were also available online. The public then had an additional 30 days in which to comment on the proposals for changes to the regulations. The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received public comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on proposals for their respective regions. The Regional Advisory Councils had a substantial role in reviewing the proposed rule and making recommendations for the final rule. Moreover, a Council Chair, or a designated representative, presented each Council’s recommendations at the Board meeting on May 18–20, 2010. These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council recommendations and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Wildlife/Fish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. public comments. The public received extensive opportunity to review and comment on all changes. In section ___.24(a)(1) corrections to the spelling of certain village names and an updated format have been made, resulting in a more readable document. Of the 107 proposals, 38 were on the Board’s regular agenda and 69 were on the consensus agenda. The consensus agenda is made up of proposals for which there is agreement among the affected Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils, a majority of the Interagency Staff Committee voting members, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game concerning a proposed regulatory action. Anyone may request that the Board remove a proposal from the consensus agenda and place it on the non-consensus agenda. The Board votes en masse on the consensus agenda after deliberation and action on all other proposals. Of the proposals on the consensus agenda, the Board adopted 16, adopted 15 with modification, rejected 29, deferred 6, and took no action on 3. Analysis and justification for the action taken on each proposal on the consensus agenda are available for review at the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or on the Office of Subsistence Management Web site (http:// alaska.fws.gov/asm/index.cfml). Of the proposals on the regular agenda, the Board adopted 11, adopted 14 with modification, rejected 6, deferred 5, and took no action on 2. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Current Rule for Fish The Departments published a proposed rule on April 17, 2008 (73 FR 20887), to amend the fish and shellfish sections of subparts C and D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. The proposed rule opened a comment period, which closed on June 30, 2008. During February and March 2008, the Regional Advisory Councils met and received suggestions for proposals from the public. The Board received a total of 15 proposals for changes to subparts C and D. After the comment period closed, the Board prepared a booklet describing the proposals and distributed it to the public. The proposals were also available online. The public then had an additional 30 days in which to comment on the proposals for changes to the regulations. The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received public comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on proposals for their respective regions. The Regional Councils had a substantial role in reviewing the proposed rule and making recommendations for the final rule. The Board met on January 13–15, 2009. During that meeting, the Board decided to further defer two proposals for the Yukon River that had initially been deferred in July 2008 to a point in time not to exceed April 2009. The new deferment would not go beyond April 2010. This action allowed more time to gather additional evidence on the proposals, address the Board’s concern E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37920 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 regarding unnecessary restrictions on subsistence users, and allowed time for the Alaska Board of Fisheries to consider similar action. After public notice, the Board met again on April 13, 2010, and addressed these two proposals. The Board adopted one with modification and took no action on the second. Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Rejected or Deferred by the Board The Board rejected, deferred, or took no action on 14 non-consensus proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for rejection by one or more of the Regional Councils unless noted below. The Board continued to defer a proposal, submitted in 2008, to remove unit-specific regulations related to the statewide sale of brown bear handicrafts made of skin, hide, pelt, or fur and then limit the sale of brown bear handicrafts made of claws, bones, teeth, sinew, or skulls to occur only between Federally qualified subsistence users. This deferment will allow the Federal-State workgroup, which includes Regional Advisory Council representatives, to complete its work. The Board rejected a proposal to restrict the taking of deer in parts of Unit 4 to residents of Hoonah based on concerns that it would be detrimental to the satisfaction of rural subsistence needs and it was not supported by substantial evidence since measures are already in place that address the concerns during the deer population recovery. This action was contrary to the Council recommendation. The Board took no action on a proposal for moose in Unit 13E based on a request from the proponent to withdraw the proposal. The Board rejected a proposal to add black bears to the species list for furbearers in Units 12, 20, and 25. This proposal was found to violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation. This action was contrary to one of the two Council recommendations. The Board rejected a proposal that would have required that moose meat remain on the bone until the meat was removed from the field in Unit 25. This proposal was found unnecessarily restrictive and therefore detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. This action was contrary to the Council recommendation. The Board rejected a proposal to exclude residents of Fort Greely from the customary and traditional use determinations for caribou and moose based on concerns that it was not supported by substantial evidence and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs for some users. This action was contrary to the Council recommendation. The Board deferred a proposal to increase the harvest limit for brown bears in Unit 25. This action was taken to allow a workgroup time to develop conservation plans, and then to address this proposal and provide recommendations that could align Federal and State regulations. This deferral would not extend past the next wildlife cycle. The Board’s intent is to take action on this proposal when the workgroup completes its recommendation. The Board deferred a proposal to increase the harvest limit for black bears in Unit 25. This action was taken to allow time for an ongoing study to address black bear population density in the area. The Board will address this action following completion of the study. The Board rejected a proposal to rescind the delegated authority given to a field office manager and to decrease the harvest limit for caribou in Unit 13. This proposal would have been unnecessarily restrictive to subsistence users and would remove management flexibility to address conservation concerns. The Board rejected a proposal to adjust the harvest limit and shorten the season for moose in Unit 13. This proposal would have been unnecessarily restrictive to subsistence users. The Board deferred a proposal to establish a joint Federal-State hunt for Chisana caribou in Unit 12. This action was taken to allow time for the final management plan to be completed for the Chisana caribou herd, as well as to address concerns that were raised by the public during review of the proposal. The Board deferred a proposal to recognize customary and traditional uses of moose for Unit 19A residents of Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Kalskag, and Lower Kalskag in a portion Unit 21E to allow a workgroup to be established to address subsistence users’ concerns. The Board took no action on a proposal that would have reduced the depth of gillnets used to harvest salmon in the Yukon River drainage based on a lack of substantial evidence. This action was different than one of the four Council recommendations; that Council’s recommendation was to oppose the proposal. Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Adopted by the Board The Board adopted or adopted with modification 36 non-consensus PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 proposals. Modifications were suggested by the affected Regional Council(s), developed during the analysis process, or developed during the Board’s public deliberations. All of the adopted proposals were recommended for adoption by at least one of the Regional Councils unless noted below. Statewide The Board adopted four proposals which do not affect wildlife populations, but clarify existing regulations or simplify regulations by use of delegation of authority letters. Southeast Alaska The Board adopted two proposals, one with modification to delegate inseason management authority for wildlife on a species-by-species basis, by letter, to the same managers as presently identified in regulation. This action simplifies current regulations. The Board adopted a proposal to close marten trapping in the Kuiu Island portion of Unit 3 based on conservation concerns. The season will reopen for Federally qualified users on July 1, 2012. The Board adopted a proposal to recognize customary and traditional uses of moose for residents of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Unit 1C based on the eight factors for determining customary and traditional use, and took no action on a similar proposal based on this action. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to shorten the wolverine trapping season in five units based on conservation concerns. Southcentral Alaska The Board adopted two proposals to recognize customary and traditional uses of caribou and moose for residents of Hope and Sunrise in Unit 7 based on the eight factors for determining customary and traditional use, and established a caribou season by Federal registration permit to allow opportunity for subsistence users. The Board adopted a proposal to independently manage the wolverine trapping and lynx seasons in Unit 11 based on its benefit to subsistence users and a stable wolverine population. Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta The Board adopted a proposal with modification, to limit the pool of eligible users for moose on the Kuskokwim River segment of Unit 18, based on an ANILCA 804 analysis. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to increase the harvest limit and length of season for moose in Unit 18, thereby providing additional E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations opportunity for subsistence users in the lower Yukon areas of Unit 18. This action was based on a healthy moose population. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to allow the take of moose from a boat under power in a portion of Unit 18 based on current practices of subsistence users in that area. Western Interior The Board adopted a proposal with modification to adjust the harvest seasons and limits for moose in Unit 24B to provide opportunity for subsistence users and to align with Alaska Board of Game action. The Board adopted a proposal to shift the season for moose and align Federal and State seasons in portions of Units 21D, 24C, and 24D and to establish ‘‘to be announced’’ seasons to allow additional opportunity for subsistence users while addressing conservation concerns. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Seward Peninsula The Board adopted a proposal with modification to lift the closure to harvest coyotes in Unit 22. This allows individuals the opportunity to hunt and trap under State regulations. The Board adopted a proposal to include Unit 22 in the existing regulations that allow the use of brown bear parts to make handicrafts for sale. This allows for increased utilization of brown bears harvested by subsistence users. The Board adopted a proposal to allow the harvest of up to three musk oxen and one moose during regularly established seasons in Unit 22E for the Kingikmiut Dance Festival based on its benefit to subsistence users. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to lengthen the season for moose in Unit 22A to provide additional harvest opportunity for subsistence users. Eastern Interior The Board adopted a proposal to lengthen the moose season in Unit 25C to match the seasons in adjoining units. This provides additional harvest opportunity to subsistence users. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to lengthen the season for moose in Unit 25D; this action provides additional harvest opportunity for subsistence users. The Board adopted a proposal to decrease the harvest limit and adjust the season for wolves in Unit 20C, that portion within Denali National Park and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Preserve. This action was requested by subsistence users and is not likely to be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. Multi-Region The Board adopted a proposal with modification to increase the length of the winter season and to require a Federal permit for moose in Unit 21E. This action provides additional harvest opportunity for subsistence users. Yukon River The Board adopted a proposal with modification to limit the size of gillnet stretch mesh used to harvest salmon in the Yukon River drainage. This action was based on conservation concerns and will become effective in 2011 to match a phase-in period adopted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries. This action was contrary to two of the four Council recommendations. These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Council recommendations and public comments. Because this rule concerns public lands managed by an agency or agencies in both the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, identical text will be incorporated into 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. Conformance with Statutory and Regulatory Authorities Administrative Procedure Act Compliance The Board has provided extensive opportunity for public input and involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act requirements, including publishing a proposed rule in the Federal Register, participation in multiple Regional Council meetings, additional public review and comment on all proposals for regulatory change, and opportunity for additional public comment during the Board meeting prior to deliberation. Additionally, an administrative mechanism exists (and has been used by the public) to request reconsideration of the Board’s decision on any particular proposal for regulatory change (36 CFR 242.20 and 50 CFR 100.20). Therefore, the Board believes that sufficient public notice and opportunity for involvement have been given to affected persons regarding Board decisions. In the more than 20 years the Program has been operating, no benefit to the public has been demonstrated by delaying the effective date of the subsistence regulations. A lapse in PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 37921 regulatory control could affect the continued viability of fish or wildlife populations and future subsistence opportunities for rural Alaskans, and would generally fail to serve the overall public interest. Therefore, the Board finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make this rule effective upon the date set forth in DATES to ensure continued operation of the subsistence program. National Environmental Policy Act Compliance A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for developing a Federal Subsistence Management Program was distributed for public comment on October 7, 1991. That document described the major issues associated with Federal subsistence management as identified through public meetings, written comments, and staff analyses and examined the environmental consequences of four alternatives. Proposed regulations (subparts A, B, and C) that would implement the preferred alternative were included in the DEIS as an appendix. The DEIS and the proposed administrative regulations presented a framework for a regulatory cycle regarding subsistence hunting and fishing regulations (subpart D). The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published on February 28, 1992. Based on the public comments received, the analysis contained in the FEIS, and the recommendations of the Federal Subsistence Board and the Department of the Interior’s Subsistence Policy Group, the Secretary of the Interior, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, implemented Alternative IV as identified in the DEIS and FEIS (Record of Decision on Subsistence Management for Federal Public Lands in Alaska (ROD), signed April 6, 1992). The DEIS and the selected alternative in the FEIS defined the administrative framework of a regulatory cycle for subsistence hunting and fishing regulations. The final rule for subsistence management regulations for public lands in Alaska, subparts A, B, and C, implemented the Federal Subsistence Management Program and included a framework for a regulatory cycle for the subsistence taking of wildlife and fish. The following Federal Register documents pertain to this rulemaking: E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37922 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA, SUBPARTS A, B, AND C: FEDERAL REGISTER DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE FINAL RULE Federal Register citation Date of publication Category Details 57 FR 22940 .................... May 29, 1992 ................ Final Rule ...................... 64 FR 1276 ...................... January 8, 1999 ............ Final Rule ...................... 66 FR 31533 .................... June 12, 2001 ............... Interim Rule ................... 67 FR 30559 .................... May 7, 2002 .................. Final Rule ...................... 68 FR 7703 ...................... February 18, 2003 ......... Direct Final Rule ............ 68 FR 23035 .................... April 30, 2003 ................ 69 FR 60957 .................... October 14, 2004 .......... Affirmation of Direct Final Rule. Final Rule ...................... 70 FR 76400 .................... December 27, 2005 ....... Final Rule ...................... 71 FR 49997 .................... August 24, 2006 ............ Final Rule ...................... 72 FR 25688 .................... May 7, 2007 .................. Final Rule ...................... ‘‘Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska; Final Rule’’ was published in the Federal Register. 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. 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. 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. 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. Because no adverse comments were received on the direct final rule (67 FR 30559), the direct final rule was adopted. 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. Revised jurisdiction in marine waters and clarified jurisdiction relative to military lands. 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. Revised nonrural determinations. 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. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 (OMB) control number. This proposed rule does not contain any new collections of information that require OMB approval. OMB has reviewed and approved the following collections of information associated with the subsistence regulations at 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100: Subsistence hunting and fishing applications, permits, and reports, Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Membership Application/Nomination and Interview Forms (OMB Control No. 1018–0075 expires January 31, 2013). Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order 12866) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has determined that this rule is not significant and has not reviewed this rule under Executive Order 12866. OMB bases its determination upon the following four criteria: (a) Whether the rule will have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy or adversely affect an E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations economic sector, productivity, jobs, the environment, or other units of the government. (b) Whether the rule will create inconsistencies with other agencies’ actions. (c) Whether the rule will materially affect entitlements, grants, user fees, loan programs, or the rights and obligations of their recipients. (d) Whether the rule raises novel legal or policy issues. 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. Regulatory Flexibility Act 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. The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires preparation of flexibility analyses for rules that will have a significant effect on a substantial number of small entities, which include small businesses, organizations, or governmental jurisdictions. In general, the resources to be harvested under this rule are already being harvested and consumed by the local harvester and do not result in an additional dollar benefit to the economy. However, we estimate that two million pounds of meat are harvested by subsistence users annually and, if given an estimated dollar value of $3.00 per pound, this amount would equate to about $6 million in food value statewide. Based upon the amounts and values cited above, the Departments certify that this rulemaking will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), this rule is not a major rule. It does not have an effect on the economy of $100 million or more, will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, and does not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 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. 37923 Management, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Additional assistance was provided by • Daniel Sharp, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management; • Sandy Rabinowitch and Nancy Swanton, Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service; • Dr. Glenn Chen and Patricia Petrivelli, Alaska Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs; • Jerry Berg, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and • Steve Kessler, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Forest Service. List of Subjects 36 CFR Part 242 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. Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife. Executive Order 13175 The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act does not specifically provide rights to tribes for the subsistence taking of wildlife, fish, and shellfish. However, the Secretaries have elected to provide tribes an opportunity to consult on this rule. The Board provided a variety of opportunities for consultation through: Proposing changes to the existing rule; commenting on proposed changes to the existing rule; engaging in dialogue at the Regional Advisory Council meetings; engaging in dialogue at the Board’s meetings; and providing input in person, by mail, e-mail, or phone at any time during the rulemaking process. Regulation Promulgation Executive Order 13211 This Executive Order requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. However, this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 13211, affecting energy supply, distribution, or use, and no Statement of Energy Effects is required. Drafting Information Theo Matuskowitz drafted these regulations under the guidance of Peter J. Probasco of the Office of Subsistence 50 CFR Part 100 Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife. 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. ■ PARTll—SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA 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 2. In subpart C of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, § __.24(a)(1) is revised to read as follows: ■ § __.24 Customary and traditional use determinations. (a) * * * (1) Wildlife determinations. The rural Alaska residents of the listed communities and areas have a customary and traditional use of the specified species on Federal public lands within the listed areas: Area Species Determination Unit 1C .............................................................................. Black Bear .......................... Residents of Unit 1C, 1D, 3, Hoonah, Pelican, Point Baker, Sitka, and Tenakee Springs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37924 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Species Determination Unit 1A .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 1B .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 1C .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 1D 1A 1B 1C 1D 1B 1C .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Deer .................................... Deer .................................... Deer .................................... Deer .................................... Goat .................................... Goat .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 1B .............................................................................. 1C .............................................................................. 1D .............................................................................. 2 ................................................................................ 3 ................................................................................ Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Deer .................................... Deer .................................... Unit 3, Wrangell and Mitkof Islands ................................. Unit 4 ................................................................................ Unit 4 ................................................................................ Moose ................................. Brown Bear ........................ Deer .................................... Unit 4 ................................................................................ Goat .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 6A .............................................................................. Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Deer .................................... Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Black Bear .......................... Unit 6, remainder .............................................................. Black Bear .......................... Unit 6 ................................................................................ Unit 6A .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Goat .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 6C and Unit 6D ......................................................... 6A .............................................................................. 6B and Unit 6C ......................................................... 6D .............................................................................. 6A .............................................................................. Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 6, remainder .............................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit 7 7 7, 7, ................................................................................ ................................................................................ Brown Mountain hunt area ................................... that portion draining into Kings Bay ..................... Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Unit Unit Unit Unit emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Area 7, 7 7 8 remainder .............................................................. ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Ruffed Grouse .................... Brown Bear ........................ Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 8 ................................................................................ 8 ................................................................................ 8 ................................................................................ 9D .............................................................................. 9A and 9B ................................................................. 9A .............................................................................. 9B .............................................................................. 9C .............................................................................. 9D .............................................................................. 9E .............................................................................. Deer .................................... Elk ...................................... Goat .................................... Bison .................................. Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Unit 9A and Unit 9B .......................................................... Unit 9C .............................................................................. Unit 9D .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Residents of Unit 1A, except no subsistence for residents of Hyder. Residents of Unit 1A, Petersburg, and Wrangell, except no subsistence for residents of Hyder. Residents of Unit 1C, Haines, Hoonah, Kake, Klukwan, Skagway, and Wrangell, except no subsistence for residents of Gustavus. Residents of ID. Residents of Units 1A and 2. Residents of Units 1A, 1B, 2, and 3. Residents of 1C, 1D, Hoonah, Kake, and Petersburg. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 1B and 3. Residents of Haines, Kake, Klukwan, Petersburg, and Hoonah. Residents of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4. Residents of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Residents of Unit 1D. Residents of Unit 1A, 2, and 3. Residents of Unit 1B, 3, Port Alexander, Port Protection, Pt. Baker, and Meyer’s Chuck. Residents of Units 1B, 2, and 3. Residents of Unit 4 and Kake. Residents of Unit 4, Kake, Gustavus, Haines, Petersburg, Pt. Baker, Klukwan, Port Protection, Wrangell, and Yakutat. Residents of Sitka, Hoonah, Tenakee, Pelican, Funter Bay, Angoon, Port Alexander, and Elfin Cove. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Yakutat. Residents of Yakutat. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Yakutat and Unit 6C and 6D, except no subsistence for Whittier. Residents of Unit 6C and 6D, except no subsistence for Whittier. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 5A and 6C, Chenega Bay, and Tatitlek. Residents of Unit 6C and D. Residents of Units 5A, 6A, 6B and 6C. Residents of Units 6A, 6B and 6C. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 5A, 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Hope. Residents of Port Graham and Nanwalek. Residents of Chenega Bay, Cooper Landing, Hope, and Tatitlek. Residents of Cooper Landing and Hope. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Old Harbor, Akhiok, Larsen Bay, Karluk, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions. Residents of Unit 8. Residents of Unit 8. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 9A, 9B, 17A, 17B, and 17C. Residents of Pedro Bay. Residents of Unit 9B. Residents of Unit 9C, Igiugig, Kakhonak, and Levelock. Residents of Unit 9D and 10 (Unimak Island). Residents of Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Egegik, Ivanof Bay, Perryville, Pilot Point, Ugashik, and Port Heiden/Meshik. Residents of Unit 9B, 9C, and 17. Residents of Unit 9B,9C, 17, and Egegik. Residents of Unit 9D, Akutan, and False Pass. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 37925 Area Species Determination Unit 9E .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C and Unit 9E ............................. Unit 9D .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Unit 9B .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 9, remainder .............................................................. Unit 9 ................................................................................ Sheep ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 9A, Unit B, Unit C, & Unit E ...................................... Unit 10 Unimak Island ...................................................... Unit 10 Unimak Island ...................................................... Beaver ................................ Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 10, remainder ............................................................ Unit 10 .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Wolf .................................... Unit 11 .............................................................................. Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Bison .................................. Black Bear .......................... Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Black Bear .......................... Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Caribou ............................... Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Unit 11 .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Goat .................................... Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Moose ................................. Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Sheep ................................. Unit 11 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 11 .............................................................................. Unit 12 .............................................................................. Grouse (Spruce, Blue, Ruffed and Sharp-tailed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Brown Bear ........................ Unit 12 .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Unit 12, that portion within the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge and those lands within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve north and east of a line formed by the Pickerel Lake Winter Trail from the Canadian border to Pickerel Lake. Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 9B, 9C, 9E, 17, Nelson Lagoon and Sand Point. Residents of Unit 9A, 9B, 9C, and 9E. Residents of Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point. Residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, and residents of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve within Unit 9B. No determination. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and 17. Residents of Units 9D and 10 (Unimak Island). Residents of Akutan, False Pass, King Cove, and Sand Point. No determination. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Units 11 and 12. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Nabesna Road (mileposts 25–46), Slana, Tazlina, Tok Cutoff Road (mileposts 79–110), Tonsina, and Units 11. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Units 11 and 12. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Nabesna Road (mileposts 25–46), Slana, Tazlina, Tok Cutoff Road (mileposts 79–110), Tonsina, and Units 11. Residents of Unit 11, 12, 13A–D, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, and Dot Lake. Residents of Unit 11, 13A–D, and Chickaloon. Residents of Unit 11, Chitina, Chistochina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Dot Lake. Residents of Unit 11, 12, 13A–D, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, and Dot Lake. Residents of Unit 11, 13A–D, and Chickaloon. Residents of Unit 12, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Dot Lake, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Healy Lake, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, McCarthy/South Wrangell/South Park, Tazlina, Tonsina, residents along the Nabesna Road—Milepost 0–46 (Nabesna Road), and residents along the McCarthy Road—Milepost 0–62 (McCarthy Road). 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). Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 12, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, Unit 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23. Residents of Units 11, 12, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23. Residents of Unit 12, Dot Lake, Chistochina, Gakona, Mentasta Lake, and Slana. Residents of Unit 12, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake. Residents of Unit 12C, 13C, Dot Lake, Healy Lake. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 11 .............................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37926 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Unit 12, that portion east of the Nabesna River and Nabesna Glacier, and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border. Unit 12, remainder ............................................................ Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 12, 13C, and Healy Lake. Moose ................................. Unit 12 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 12 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 13 .............................................................................. Unit 13B ............................................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 13C ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 13A and Unit 13D ..................................................... Caribou ............................... Unit 13E ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 13D ............................................................................ Unit 13A and Unit 13D ..................................................... Unit 13B ............................................................................ Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Unit 13C ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 13E ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 13D ............................................................................ Unit 13 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 13 .............................................................................. Unit 14C ............................................................................ Unit 14 .............................................................................. Unit 14 .............................................................................. Unit 14A and Unit 14C ..................................................... Unit 15A and Unit 15B ...................................................... Unit 15C ............................................................................ Unit 15C ............................................................................ Unit 15, remainder ............................................................ Residents of Units 15A and Unit 15B .............................. Grouse (Spruce, Blue, Ruffed & Sharp-tailed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Brown Bear ........................ Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Black Bear .......................... Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Moose ................................. Unit 15C ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 15 .............................................................................. Unit 15 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Grouse (Spruce) ................. Grouce (Ruffed) ................. Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Wolf .................................... Residents of Unit 11 north of 62nd parallel, Unit 12, 13A–D and the residents of Chickaloon, Dot Lake, and Healy Lake. Residents of Unit 12, Chistochina, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Unit 13 and Slana. Residents of Unit 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road and Tok Cutoff Road, mileposts 79–110), 13 residents of Unit 20D except Fort Greely, and the residents of Chickaloon. Residents of Unit 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road and Tok Cutoff Road, mileposts 79–110), 13 Chickaloon, Dot Lake and Healy Lake. Residents of Unit 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road) 13, and the residents of Chickaloon. Residents of Unit 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road) 13, Chickaloon, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239 (except no subsistence for residents of Denali National Park headquarters). No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 13, Chickaloon, and Slana. Residents of Unit 13, 20D except for Fort Greely, and the residents of Chickaloon and Slana. Residents of Unit 12, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, Healy Lake Dot Lake and Slana. Residents of Unit 13, Chickaloon, McKinley Village, Slana, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239 (except no subsistence for residents of Denali National Park headquarters). No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Unit 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 & 23. Residents of Unit 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 & 23. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Ninilchik. Residents of Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Nanwalek. Residents of Ninilchik. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Cooper Landing, Ninilchik, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia. Residents of Ninilchik, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 15. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 13 .............................................................................. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 15 .............................................................................. 15 .............................................................................. 16B ............................................................................ 16 .............................................................................. 16A ............................................................................ 16B ............................................................................ 16 .............................................................................. 16 .............................................................................. Unit 16 .............................................................................. Unit 16 .............................................................................. Unit 17A and that portion of 17B draining into Nuyakuk Lake and Tikchik Lake. Unit 17, remainder ............................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Determination Grouce (Spruce and Ruffed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Black Bear .......................... Residents of Unit 15. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 16B. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 16B. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Unit 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 & 23. Residents of Unit 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 & 23. Residents of Unit 9A and B, 17, Akiak, and Akiachak. Black Bear .......................... Residents of Unit 9A and B, and 17. Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 37927 Species Unit 17A and 17B, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwest end of Nenevok Lake, to the southern point of upper Togiak Lake, and northeast to the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake, northeast to the point where the Unit 17 boundary intersects the Shotgun Hills. Unit 17A, remainder .......................................................... Brown Bear ........................ Residents of Kwethluk. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 17B, that portion draining into Nuyakuk Lake and Tikchik Lake. Unit 17B and Unit 17C ..................................................... Unit 17A, that portion west of the Izavieknik River, Upper Togiak Lake, Togiak Lake, and the main course of the Togiak River. Unit 17A, that portion north of Togiak Lake that includes Izavieknik River drainages. Unit 17A and 17B, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwest end of Nenevok Lake, to the southern point of upper Togiak Lake, and northeast to the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake, northeast of the point where the Unit 17 boundary intersects the Shotgun Hills. Unit 17B, that portionof Togiak and National Wildlife Refuge within Unit 17B. Brown Bear ........................ Residents of Unit 17, Akiak, Akiachak, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum. Residents of Akiak and Akiachak. Unit 17, remainder ............................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 17A and 17B, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwest end of Nenevok Lake, to the southern point of upper Togiak Lake, and northeast to the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake, northeast of the point where the Unit 17 boundary intersects the Shotgun Hills. Unit 17A, that portion north of Togiak Lake that includes Izavieknik River drainages. Unit 17A, remainder .......................................................... Unit 17B, that portion within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Unit 17B, remainder and Unit 17C ................................... Moose ................................. Unit 17 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 17 .............................................................................. Unit 18 .............................................................................. Beaver ................................ Black Bear .......................... Unit 18 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 18 .............................................................................. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Area Caribou ............................... Unit 18, that portion of the Yukon River drainage upstream of Russian Mission and that portion of the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream of, but not including, the Tuluksak River drainage. Unit 18, that portion north of a line from Cape Romanzof to Kusilvak Mountain to Mountain Village, and all drainages north of the Yukon River downstream from Marshall. Unit 18, remainder ............................................................ Unit 18 .............................................................................. Unit 18 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Unit 19C and Unit 19D ..................................................... Unit 19A and Unit 9B ........................................................ Bison .................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 19C ............................................................................ Unit 19D ............................................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Determination Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Residents of Unit 17. Residents of Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Quinhagak, Eek, Tuntutuliak, and Napakiak. Caribou ............................... Residents of Akiak, Akiachak, and Tuluksak. Caribou ............................... Residents of Kwethluk. Caribou ............................... Moose ................................. Residents of Bethel, Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Quinhagak, Eek, Akiak, Akiachak, Tuluksak, Tuntutuliak, and Napakiak. Residents of Unit 9B, 17, Lime Village, and Stony River. Residents of Kwethluk. Moose ................................. Residents of Akiak, Akiachak. Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 17, Goodnews Bay and Platinum; however, no subsistence for residents of Akiachak, Akiak and Quinhagak. Residents of Akiak, Akiachak. Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 17, Nondalton, Levelock, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and 17. Residents of Unit 18, Unit 19A living downstream of the Holokuk River, Holy Cross, Stebbins, St. Michael, Twin Hills, and Togiak. Residents of Akiachak, Akiak, Eek, Goodnews Bay, Kwethluk, Mt. Village, Napaskiak, Platinum, Quinhagak, St. Marys, and Tuluksak. Residents of Unit 18, Manokotak, Stebbins, St. Michael, Togiak, Twin Hills, and Upper Kalskag. Residents of Unit 18, Upper Kalskag, Aniak, and Chuathbaluk. Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 18, St. Michael, Stebbins, and Upper Kalskag. Moose ................................. Musk ox .............................. Wolf .................................... Residents of Unit 18 and Upper Kalskag. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 19 and 18 within the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from, and including, the Johnson River. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 19A and D, Tuluksak and Lower Kalskag. Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37928 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Determination Unit 19A and Unit 19B ...................................................... Caribou ............................... Unit 19C ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 19D ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 19A and Unit 19B ...................................................... Moose ................................. Unit Unit Unit Unit 19B, west of the Kogrukluk River ............................. 19C ............................................................................ 19D ............................................................................ 19 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 20D 20F 20E 20F 20A ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ Bison .................................. Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 20B ............................................................................ Unit 20C ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Unit 20D and Unit 20E ..................................................... Caribou ............................... Unit 20F ............................................................................ Unit 20A ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Moose ................................. Unit 20B, Minto Flats Management Area ......................... Unit 20B, remainder .......................................................... Unit 20C ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Unit 20D ............................................................................ Unit 20E ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Unit 20F ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 20F ............................................................................ Unit 20, remainder ............................................................ Wolf .................................... Wolf .................................... Unit 20D ............................................................................ Unit 21 .............................................................................. Unit 21A ............................................................................ Grouse, (Spruce, Ruffed and Sharp-tailed). Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow). Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 21B and Unit 21C ..................................................... Unit 21D ............................................................................ Unit 21E ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Unit 21A ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Residents of Units 19A and 19B, Unit 18 within the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from, and including, the Johnson River, and residents of St. Marys, Marshall, Pilot Station, Russian Mission. Residents of Unit 19C, Lime Village, McGrath, Nikolai, and Telida. Residents of Unit 19D, Lime Village, Sleetmute, and Stony River. Residents of Unit 18 within Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from and including the Johnson River, and residents of Unit 19. Residents of Eek and Quinhagak. Residents of Unit 19. Residents of Unit 19 and Lake Minchumina. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley. Residents of Unit 12 and Dot Lake. Residents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley. Residents of Cantwell, Nenana, and those domiciled between mileposts 216 and 239 of the Parks Highway. No subsistence priority for residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of Unit 20B, Nenana, and Tanana. Residents of Unit 20C living east of the Teklanika River, residents of Cantwell, Lake Minchumina, Manley Hot Springs, Minto, Nenana, Nikolai, Tanana, Telida, and those domiciled between mileposts 216 and 239 of the Parks Highway and between mileposts 300 and 309. No subsistence priority for residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of 20D, 20E, and Unit 12 north of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Residents of 20F, 25D, and Manley. Residents of Cantwell, Minto, Nenana, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239, except no subsistence for residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of Minto and Nenana. Residents of Unit 20B, Nenana, and Tanana. Residents of Unit 20C (except that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve and that portion east of the Teklanika River), Cantwell, ‘‘Manley’’, Minto, Nenana, those domiciled between mileposts 300 and 309 of the Parks Highway, Nikolai, Tanana, Telida, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239. No subsistence for residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of Unit 20D and residents of Tanacross. Residents of Unit 20E, Unit 12 north of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve, Circle, Central, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake. Residents of Unit 20F, Manley, Minto, and Stevens Village. Residents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and ‘‘Manley’’. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 21 and 23. Residents of Units 21A, 21D, 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, McGrath, and Takotna. Residents of Units 21B, 21C, 21D, and Tanana. Residents of Units 21B, 21C, 21D, and Huslia. Residents of Units 21A, 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, McGrath, and Takotna. Residents of Units 21A, 21E, Takotna, McGrath, Aniak, and Crooked Creek. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 20D ............................................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 37929 Area Species Determination Unit 21B and Unit 21C ..................................................... Moose ................................. Unit 21D ............................................................................ Unit 21E ............................................................................ Unit 21 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 22A ............................................................................ 22B ............................................................................ 22C, Unit 22D,and Unit 22E ..................................... 22 .............................................................................. 22A ............................................................................ Black Bear .......................... Black Bear .......................... Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 22, remainder ............................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 22 .............................................................................. 22A ............................................................................ 22B, west of the Darby Mountains ........................... 22B, remainder .......................................................... 22C ............................................................................ 22D ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Unit 22E ............................................................................ Musk ox .............................. Unit 22 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 22 .............................................................................. Grouse (Spruce) ................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow). Black Bear .......................... Unit 23 .............................................................................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 23 .............................................................................. Unit 23, south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage. Unit 23, remainder ............................................................ Moose ................................. Musk ox .............................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 23 .............................................................................. Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Black Bear .......................... Residents of Units 21B, 21C, Tanana, Ruby, and Galena. Residents of Units 21D, Huslia, and Ruby. Residents of Unit 21E and Russian Mission. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Ununitimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Unit 22A and Koyuk. Residents of Unit 22B. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 22 Residents of Unit 21D west of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, 22 (except residents of St. Lawrence Island), 23, 24, Kotlik, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Chevak, Marshall, Mountain Village, Pilot Station, Pitka’s Point, Russian Mission, St. Marys, Nunam Iqua, and Alakanuk. Residents of Unit 21D west of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, 22 (except residents of St. Lawrence Island), 23, and 24. Residents of Unit 22. All rural residents. Residents of Unit 22B and 22C. Residents of Unit 22B. Residents of Unit 22C. Residents of Units 22B, 22C, 22D, and 22E (excluding St. Lawrence Island). Residents of Units 22E (excluding Little Diomede Island). Residents of Units 23, 22, 21D north and west of the Yukon River, and Kotlik. Residents of Units 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Unit 23, Alatna, Allakaket, Bettles, Evansville, Galena, Hughes, Huslia, and Koyukuk. Residents of Units 21 and 23. Residents of Unit 21D west of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, Galena, 22, 23, 24 including residents of Wiseman but not including other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, and 26A. Residents of Unit 23. Residents of Unit 23 south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage. Residents of Unit 23 east and north of the Buckland River drainage. Residents of Point Lay and Unit 23 north of the Arctic Circle. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 11, 13 and the residents of Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Stevens Village, Unit 24 and Wiseman, but not including any other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Unit 23 .............................................................................. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 24, that portion south of Caribou Mountain, and within the public lands composing or immediately adjacent to the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Unit 24, remainder ............................................................ Musk ox .............................. Black Bear .......................... Unit 24, that portion south of Caribou Mountain, and within the public lands composing or immediately adjacent to the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Unit 24, remainder ............................................................ Unit 24 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 24 .............................................................................. Unit 24 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 24 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 25D ............................................................................ Black Bear .......................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Residents of Unit 24 and Wiseman, but not including any other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Residents of Stevens Village and residents of Unit 24. Residents of Unit 24. Residents of Unit 24, Galena, Kobuk, Koyukuk, Stevens Village, and Tanana. Residents of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and Galena. Residents of Unit 24 residing north of the Arctic Circle, Allakaket, Alatna, Hughes, and Huslia. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon and 16–26. Residents of Unit 25D. E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37930 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Determination 25D ............................................................................ 25, remainder ............................................................ 25D ............................................................................ 25A ............................................................................ 25D, west .................................................................. 25D, remainder ......................................................... 25A ............................................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 25B and Unit 25C ..................................................... Unit 25D ............................................................................ Unit 25, remainder ............................................................ Sheep ................................. Wolf .................................... Wolf .................................... Unit 26 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 26A and C ................................................................. Unit 26B ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Unit 26 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Unit 26A ............................................................................ Musk ox .............................. Unit Unit Unit Unit ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Sheep ................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 26C ............................................................................ Sheep ................................. Unit 26 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Residents of Unit 25D. Residents of Unit 25 and Eagle. Residents of 20F, 25D, and Manley Residents of Unit 25A and 25D. Residents of Unit 25D West. Residents of remainder of Unit 25. Residents of Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon, Kaktovik, and Venetie. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 25D. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Unit 26 (except the Prudhoe BayDeadhorse Industrial Complex), Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Hope, and residents of Unit 24 within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Residents of Unit 26 (except the Prudhoe BayDeadhorse Industrial Complex), Point Hope, and Anaktuvuk Pass. Residents of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Barrow, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, and Wainwright. Residents of Anaktuvuk Pass, Nuiqsut, and Kaktovik. Residents of Kaktovik. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Hope, and Wiseman. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon, Point Hope, and Venetie. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13 and the residents of Chickaloon, and 16–26. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit * 26B 26C 26A 26B * * * * Subpart D—Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife 3. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, § __.25 is revised to read as follows: ■ emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 § ll.25 Subsistence taking of fish, wildlife, and shellfish: general regulations. (a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to all regulations contained in this part: Abalone iron means a flat device which is used for taking abalone and which is more than 1 inch (24 mm) in width and less than 24 inches (610 mm) in length, with all prying edges rounded and smooth. ADF&G means the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Airborne means transported by aircraft. Aircraft means any kind of airplane, glider, or other device used to transport people or equipment through the air, excluding helicopters. Airport means an airport listed in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Alaska Airman’s Guide and chart supplement. Anchor means a device used to hold a fishing vessel or net in a fixed position relative to the beach; this includes using VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 part of the seine or lead, a ship’s anchor, or being secured to another vessel or net that is anchored. Animal means those species with a vertebral column (backbone). Antler means one or more solid, hornlike appendages protruding from the head of a caribou, deer, elk, or moose. Antlered means any caribou, deer, elk, or moose having at least one visible antler. Antlerless means any caribou, deer, elk, or moose not having visible antlers attached to the skull. Bait means any material excluding a scent lure that is placed to attract an animal by its sense of smell or taste; however, those parts of legally taken animals that are not required to be salvaged and which are left at the kill site are not considered bait. Beach seine means a floating net which is designed to surround fish and is set from and hauled to the beach. Bear means black bear, or brown or grizzly bear. Big game means black bear, brown bear, bison, caribou, Sitka black-tailed deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, musk ox, Dall sheep, wolf, and wolverine. Bow means a longbow, recurve bow, or compound bow, excluding a crossbow or any bow equipped with a mechanical device that holds arrows at full draw. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Broadhead means an arrowhead that is not barbed and has two or more steel cutting edges having a minimum cutting diameter of not less than seven-eighths of an inch. Brow tine means a tine on the front portion of a moose antler, typically projecting forward from the base of the antler toward the nose. Buck means any male deer. Bull means any male moose, caribou, elk, or musk oxen. Calf means a moose, caribou, elk, musk ox, or bison less than 12 months old. Cast net means a circular net with a mesh size of no more than 12 inches and weights attached to the perimeter, which, when thrown, surrounds the fish and closes at the bottom when retrieved. Char means the following species: Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinis), lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), and Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma). Closed season means the time when fish, wildlife, or shellfish may not be taken. Crab means the following species: red king crab (Paralithodes camshatica), blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus), brown king crab (Lithodes aequispina), scarlet king crab Lithodes couesi, all species of tanner or snow crab E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (Chionoecetes spp.), and Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). Cub bear means a brown or grizzly bear in its first or second year of life, or a black bear (including cinnamon and blue phases) in its first year of life. Depth of net means the perpendicular distance between cork line and lead line expressed as either linear units of measure or as a number of meshes, including all of the web of which the net is composed. Designated hunter or fisherman means a Federally qualified hunter or fisherman who may take all or a portion of another Federally qualified hunter’s or fisherman’s harvest limit(s) only under situations approved by the Board. Dip net means a bag-shaped net supported on all sides by a rigid frame; the maximum straight-line distance between any two points on the net frame, as measured through the net opening, may not exceed 5 feet; the depth of the bag must be at least onehalf of the greatest straight-line distance, as measured through the net opening; no portion of the bag may be constructed of webbing that exceeds a stretched measurement of 4.5 inches; the frame must be attached to a single rigid handle and be operated by hand. Diving gear means any type of hard hat or skin diving equipment, including SCUBA equipment; a tethered, umbilical, surface-supplied unit; or snorkel. Drainage means all of the lands and waters comprising a watershed, including tributary rivers, streams, sloughs, ponds, and lakes, which contribute to the water supply of the watershed. Drawing permit means a permit issued to a limited number of Federally qualified subsistence users selected by means of a random drawing. Drift gillnet means a drifting gillnet that has not been intentionally staked, anchored, or otherwise fixed in one place. Edible meat means the breast meat of ptarmigan and grouse, and, those parts of caribou, deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, musk oxen, and Dall sheep that are typically used for human consumption, which are: The meat of the ribs, neck, brisket, front quarters as far as the distal (bottom) joint of the radius-ulna (knee), hindquarters as far as the distal joint (bottom) of the tibiafibula (hock) and that portion of the animal between the front and hindquarters; however, edible meat of species listed in this definition does not include: Meat of the head, meat that has been damaged and made inedible by the method of taking, bones, sinew, and incidental meat reasonably lost as a VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 result of boning or close trimming of the bones, or viscera. For black bear, brown and grizzly bear, ‘‘edible meat’’ means the meat of the front quarter and hindquarters and meat along the backbone (backstrap). Federally qualified subsistence user means a rural Alaska resident qualified to harvest fish or wildlife on Federal public lands in accordance with the Federal Subsistence Management Regulations in this part. Field means an area outside of established year-round dwellings, businesses, or other developments usually associated with a city, town, or village; field does not include permanent hotels or roadhouses on the State road system or at State or Federally maintained airports. Fifty-inch (50-inch) moose means a bull moose with an antler spread of 50 inches or more. Fish wheel means a fixed, rotating device, with no more than four baskets on a single axle, for catching fish, which is driven by river current or other means. Fresh water of streams and rivers means the line at which fresh water is separated from salt water at the mouth of streams and rivers by a line drawn headland to headland across the mouth as the waters flow into the sea. Full curl horn means the horn of a Dall sheep ram; the tip of which has grown through 360 degrees of a circle described by the outer surface of the horn, as viewed from the side, or that both horns are broken, or that the sheep is at least 8 years of age as determined by horn growth annuli. Furbearer means a beaver, coyote, arctic fox, red fox, lynx, marten, mink, weasel, muskrat, river (land) otter, red squirrel, flying squirrel, ground squirrel, marmot, wolf, or wolverine. Fyke net means a fixed, funneling (fyke) device used to entrap fish. Gear means any type of fishing apparatus. Gillnet means a net primarily designed to catch fish by entanglement in a mesh that consists of a single sheet of webbing which hangs between cork line and lead line, and which is fished from the surface of the water. Grappling hook means a hooked device with flukes or claws, which is attached to a line and operated by hand. Groundfish or bottomfish means any marine fish except halibut, osmerids, herring and salmonids. Grouse collectively refers to all species found in Alaska, including spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, sooty grouse (formerly blue), and sharp-tailed grouse. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 37931 Hand purse seine means a floating net which is designed to surround fish and which can be closed at the bottom by pursing the lead line; pursing may only be done by hand power, and a freerunning line through one or more rings attached to the lead line is not allowed. Handicraft means a finished product made by a rural Alaskan resident from the nonedible byproducts of fish or wildlife and is composed wholly or in some significant respect of natural materials. The shape and appearance of the natural material must be substantially changed by the skillful use of hands, such as sewing, weaving, drilling, lacing, beading, carving, etching, scrimshawing, painting, or other means, and incorporated into a work of art, regalia, clothing, or other creative expression, and can be either traditional or contemporary in design. The handicraft must have substantially greater monetary and aesthetic value than the unaltered natural material alone. Handline means a hand-held and operated line, with one or more hooks attached. Hare or hares collectively refers to all species of hares (commonly called rabbits) in Alaska and includes snowshoe hare and tundra hare. Harvest limit means the number of any one species permitted to be taken by any one person or designated group, per specified time period, in a Unit or portion of a Unit in which the taking occurs even if part or all of the harvest is preserved. A fish, when landed and killed by means of rod and reel, becomes part of the harvest limit of the person originally hooking it. Herring pound means an enclosure used primarily to contain live herring over extended periods of time. Highway means the drivable surface of any constructed road. Household means that group of people residing in the same residence. Hung measure means the maximum length of the cork line when measured wet or dry with traction applied at one end only. Hunting means the taking of wildlife within established hunting seasons with archery equipment or firearms, and as authorized by a required hunting license. Hydraulic clam digger means a device using water or a combination of air and water used to harvest clams. Jigging gear means a line or lines with lures or baited hooks, drawn through the water by hand, and which are operated during periods of ice cover from holes cut in the ice, or from shore ice and which are drawn through the water by hand. E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 37932 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Lead means either a length of net employed for guiding fish into a seine, set gillnet, or other length of net, or a length of fencing employed for guiding fish into a fish wheel, fyke net, or dip net. Legal limit of fishing gear means the maximum aggregate of a single type of fishing gear permitted to be used by one individual or boat, or combination of boats in any particular regulatory area, district, or section. Long line means either a stationary, buoyed, or anchored line, or a floating, free-drifting line with lures or baited hooks attached. Marmot collectively refers to all species of marmot that occur in Alaska, including the hoary marmot, Alaska marmot, and the woodchuck. Mechanical clam digger means a mechanical device used or capable of being used for the taking of clams. Mechanical jigging machine means a mechanical device with line and hooks used to jig for halibut and bottomfish, but does not include hand gurdies or rods with reels. Mile means a nautical mile when used in reference to marine waters or a statute mile when used in reference to fresh water. Motorized vehicle means a motordriven land, air, or water conveyance. Open season means the time when wildlife may be taken by hunting or trapping; an open season includes the first and last days of the prescribed season period. Otter means river or land otter only, excluding sea otter. Permit hunt means a hunt for which State or Federal permits are issued by registration or other means. Poison means any substance that is toxic or poisonous upon contact or ingestion. Possession means having direct physical control of wildlife at a given time or having both the power and intention to exercise dominion or control of wildlife either directly or through another person or persons. Possession limit means the maximum number of fish, grouse, or ptarmigan a person or designated group may have in possession if they have not been canned, salted, frozen, smoked, dried, or otherwise preserved so as to be fit for human consumption after a 15-day period. Pot means a portable structure designed and constructed to capture and retain live fish and shellfish in the water. Ptarmigan collectively refers to all species found in Alaska, including white-tailed ptarmigan, rock ptarmigan, and willow ptarmigan. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Purse seine means a floating net which is designed to surround fish and which can be closed at the bottom by means of a free-running line through one or more rings attached to the lead line. Ram means a male Dall sheep. Registration permit means a permit that authorizes hunting and is issued to a person who agrees to the specified hunting conditions. Hunting permitted by a registration permit begins on an announced date and continues throughout the open season, or until the season is closed by Board action. Registration permits are issued in the order requests are received and/or are based on priorities as determined by 50 CFR 100.17 and 36 CFR 242.17. Regulatory year means July 1–June 30, except for fish and shellfish, for which it means April 1–March 31. Ring net means a bag-shaped net suspended between no more than two frames; the bottom frame may not be larger in perimeter than the top frame; the gear must be nonrigid and collapsible so that free movement of fish or shellfish across the top of the net is not prohibited when the net is employed. Rockfish means all species of the genus Sebastes. Rod and reel means either a device upon which a line is stored on a fixed or revolving spool and is deployed through guides mounted on a flexible pole, or a line that is attached to a pole. In either case, bait or an artificial fly or lure is used as terminal tackle. This definition does not include the use of rod and reel gear for snagging. Salmon means the following species: pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha); sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka); Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch); and chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta). Salmon stream means any stream used by salmon for spawning, rearing, or for traveling to a spawning or rearing area. Salvage means to transport the edible meat, skull, or hide, as required by regulation, of a regulated fish, wildlife, or shellfish to the location where the edible meat will be consumed by humans or processed for human consumption in a manner which saves or prevents the edible meat from waste, and preserves the skull or hide for human use. Scallop dredge means a dredge-like device designed specifically for and capable of taking scallops by being towed along the ocean floor. Sea urchin rake means a hand-held implement, no longer than 4 feet, PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 equipped with projecting prongs used to gather sea urchins. Sealing means placing a mark or tag on a portion of a harvested animal by an authorized representative of the ADF&G; sealing includes collecting and recording information about the conditions under which the animal was harvested, and measurements of the specimen submitted for sealing or surrendering a specific portion of the animal for biological information. Set gillnet means a gillnet that has been intentionally set, staked, anchored, or otherwise fixed. Seven-eighths curl horn means the horn of a male Dall sheep, the tip of which has grown through seven-eights (315 degrees) of a circle, described by the outer surface of the horn, as viewed from the side, or with both horns broken. Shovel means a hand-operated implement for digging clams. Skin, hide, pelt, or fur means any tanned or untanned external covering of an animal’s body. However, for bear, the skin, hide, pelt, or fur means the external covering with claws attached. Snagging means hooking or attempting to hook a fish elsewhere than in the mouth. Spear means a shaft with a sharp point or fork-like implement attached to one end, which is used to thrust through the water to impale or retrieve fish, and which is operated by hand. Spike-fork moose means a bull moose with only one or two tines on either antler; male calves are not spike-fork bulls. Stretched measure means the average length of any series of 10 consecutive meshes measured from inside the first knot and including the last knot when wet; the 10 meshes, when being measured, must be an integral part of the net, as hung, and measured perpendicular to the selvages; measurements will be made by means of a metal tape measure while the 10 meshes being measured are suspended vertically from a single peg or nail, under 5-pound weight. Subsistence fishing permit means a subsistence harvest permit issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game or the Federal Subsistence Board. Take or Taking means to fish, pursue, hunt, shoot, trap, net, capture, collect, kill, harm, or attempt to engage in any such conduct. Tine or antler point refers to any point on an antler, the length of which is greater than its width and is at least one inch. To operate fishing gear means any of the following: To deploy gear in the water; to remove gear from the water; to E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations remove fish or shellfish from the gear during an open season or period; or to possess a gillnet containing fish during an open fishing period, except that a gillnet which is completely clear of the water is not considered to be operating for the purposes of minimum distance requirement. Transportation means to ship, convey, carry, or transport by any means whatever and deliver or receive for such shipment, conveyance, carriage, or transportation. Trapping means the taking of furbearers within established trapping seasons and with a required trapping license. Trawl means a bag-shaped net towed through the water to capture fish or shellfish, and includes beam, otter, or pelagic trawl. Troll gear means a power gurdy troll gear consisting of a line or lines with lures or baited hooks which are drawn through the water by a power gurdy; hand troll gear consisting of a line or lines with lures or baited hooks which are drawn through the water from a vessel by hand trolling, strip fishing, or other types of trolling, and which are retrieved by hand power or handpowered crank and not by any type of electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, or other assisting device or attachment; or dinglebar troll gear consisting of one or more lines, retrieved and set with a troll gurdy or hand troll gurdy, with a terminally attached weight from which one or more leaders with one or more lures or baited hooks are pulled through the water while a vessel is making way. Trophy means a mount of a big game animal, including the skin of the head (cape) or the entire skin, in a lifelike representation of the animal, including a lifelike representation made from any part of a big game animal; ‘‘trophy’’ also includes a ‘‘European mount’’ in which the horns or antlers and the skull or a portion of the skull are mounted for display. Trout means the following species: cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki) and rainbow/steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Unclassified wildlife or unclassified species means all species of animals not otherwise classified by the definitions in this paragraph (a), or regulated under other Federal law as listed in paragraph (i) of this section. Ungulate means any species of hoofed mammal, including deer, caribou, elk, moose, mountain goat, Dall sheep, and musk ox. Unit and Subunit means one of the geographical areas in the State of Alaska known as Game Management Units, or GMUs, as defined in the codified Alaska VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Department of Fish and Game regulations found in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code and collectively listed in this part as Units or Subunits. Wildlife means any hare, ptarmigan, grouse, ungulate, bear, furbearer, or unclassified species and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, or carcass or part thereof. (b) Taking fish, wildlife, or shellfish for subsistence uses by a prohibited method is a violation of this part. Seasons are closed unless opened by Federal regulation. Hunting, trapping, or fishing during a closed season or in an area closed by this part is prohibited. You may not take for subsistence fish, wildlife, or shellfish outside established Unit or Area seasons, or in excess of the established Unit or Area harvest limits, unless otherwise provided for by the Board. You may take fish, wildlife, or shellfish under State regulations on public lands, except as otherwise restricted at §§ ll.26 through ll.28. Unit/Area-specific restrictions or allowances for subsistence taking of fish, wildlife, or shellfish are identified at §§ ll.26 through ll.28. (c) Harvest limits. (1) Harvest limits authorized by this section and harvest limits established in State regulations may not be accumulated unless specified otherwise in §§ ll.26, ll.27. or ll.28. (2) Fish, wildlife, or shellfish taken by a designated individual for another person pursuant to § ll.10(d)(5)(ii) counts toward the individual harvest limit of the person for whom the fish, wildlife, or shellfish is taken. (3) A harvest limit may apply to the number of fish, wildlife, or shellfish that can be taken daily, seasonally and/or during a regulatory year or held in possession. (4) Unless otherwise provided, any person who gives or receives fish, wildlife, or shellfish must furnish, upon a request made by a Federal or State agent, a signed statement describing the following: Names and addresses of persons who gave and received fish, wildlife, or shellfish; the time and place that the fish, wildlife, or shellfish was taken; and identification of species transferred. Where a qualified subsistence user has designated another qualified subsistence user to take fish, wildlife, or shellfish on his or her behalf in accordance with § ll.10(d)(5)(ii), the permit must be furnished in place of a signed statement. (d) Fishing by designated harvest permit. (1) Any species of fish that may be taken by subsistence fishing under this PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 37933 part may be taken under a designated harvest permit. (2) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you (beneficiary) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take fish on your behalf. The designated fisherman must obtain a designated harvest permit prior to attempting to harvest fish and must return a completed harvest report. The designated fisherman may fish for any number of beneficiaries but may have no more than two harvest limits in his/ her possession at any one time. (3) The designated fisherman must have in possession a valid designated fishing permit when taking, attempting to take, or transporting fish taken under this section, on behalf of a beneficiary. (4) The designated fisherman may not fish with more than one legal limit of gear. (5) You may not designate more than one person to take or attempt to take fish on your behalf at one time. You may not personally take or attempt to take fish at the same time that a designated fisherman is taking or attempting to take fish on your behalf. (e) Hunting by designated harvest permit. If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient), you may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take deer, moose and caribou on your behalf unless you are a member of a community operating under a community harvest system or unless unit-specific regulations in § ll.26 preclude or modify the use of the designated hunter system or allow the harvest of additional species by a designated hunter. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time, unless otherwise specified in unitspecific regulations in § ll.26. (f) A rural Alaska resident who has been designated to take fish, wildlife, or shellfish on behalf of another rural Alaska resident in accordance with § ll.10(d)(5)(ii) must promptly deliver the fish, wildlife, or shellfish to that rural Alaska resident and may not charge the recipient for his/her services in taking the fish, wildlife, or shellfish or claim for themselves the meat or any part of the harvested fish, wildlife, or shellfish. (g) Cultural/educational program permits. (1) A qualifying program must have instructors, enrolled students, minimum attendance requirements, and standards for successful completion of the course. Applications must be submitted to the E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 37934 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Federal Subsistence Board through the Office of Subsistence Management and should be submitted 60 days prior to the earliest desired date of harvest. Harvest must be reported and any animals harvested will count against any established Federal harvest quota for the area in which it is harvested. (2) Requests for follow-up permits must be submitted to the in-season or local manager and should be submitted 60 days prior to the earliest desired date of harvest. (h) Permits. If a subsistence fishing or hunting permit is required by this part, the following permit conditions apply unless otherwise specified in this section: (1) You may not take more fish, wildlife, or shellfish for subsistence use than the limits set out in the permit; (2) You must obtain the permit prior to fishing or hunting; (3) You must have the permit in your possession and readily available for inspection while fishing, hunting, or transporting subsistence-taken fish, wildlife, or shellfish; (4) If specified on the permit, you must keep accurate daily records of the harvest, showing the number of fish, wildlife, or shellfish taken, by species, location and date of harvest, and other such information as may be required for management or conservation purposes; and (5) If the return of harvest information necessary for management and conservation purposes is required by a permit and you fail to comply with such reporting requirements, you are ineligible to receive a subsistence permit for that activity during the following regulatory year, unless you demonstrate that failure to report was due to loss in the mail, accident, sickness, or other unavoidable circumstances. (i) You may not possess, transport, give, receive, or barter fish, wildlife, or shellfish that was taken in violation of Federal or State statutes or a regulation promulgated hereunder. (j) Utilization of fish, wildlife, or shellfish. (1) You may not use wildlife as food for a dog or furbearer, or as bait, except as allowed for in § ll.26, § ll.27, or § ll.28, or except for the following: (i) The hide, skin, viscera, head, or bones of wildlife; (ii) The skinned carcass of a furbearer; (iii) Squirrels, hares (rabbits), grouse, or ptarmigan; however, you may not use the breast meat of grouse and ptarmigan as animal food or bait; (iv) Unclassified wildlife. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 (2) If you take wildlife for subsistence, you must salvage the following parts for human use: (i) The hide of a wolf, wolverine, coyote, fox, lynx, marten, mink, weasel, or otter; (ii) The hide and edible meat of a brown bear, except that the hide of brown bears taken in Units 5, 9B, 17, 18, portions of 19A and 19B, 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A need not be salvaged; (iii) The hide and edible meat of a black bear; (iv) The hide or meat of squirrels, hares, marmots, beaver, muskrats, or unclassified wildlife. (3) You must salvage the edible meat of ungulates, bear, grouse, and ptarmigan. (4) You may not intentionally waste or destroy any subsistence-caught fish or shellfish; however, you may use for bait or other purposes whitefish, herring, and species for which bag limits, seasons, or other regulatory methods and means are not provided in this section, as well as the head, tail, fins, and viscera of legally taken subsistence fish. (5) Failure to salvage the edible meat may not be a violation if such failure is caused by circumstances beyond the control of a person, including theft of the harvested fish, wildlife, or shellfish, unanticipated weather conditions, or unavoidable loss to another animal. (6) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell handicraft articles made from the skin, hide, pelt, or fur, including claws, of a black bear. (i) In Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, you may sell handicraft articles made from the skin, hide, pelt, fur, claws, bones, teeth, sinew, or skulls of a black bear taken from Units 1, 2, 3, or 5. (ii) [Reserved]. (7) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell handicraft articles made from the skin, hide, pelt, or fur, including claws, of a brown bear taken from Units 1–5, 9A– C, 9E, 12, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24B (only that portion within Gates of the Arctic National Park), 25, or 26. (i) In Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, you may sell handicraft articles made from the skin, hide, pelt, fur, claws, bones, teeth, sinew, or skulls of a brown bear taken from Units 1, 4, or 5. (ii) [Reserved]. (8) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell the raw fur or tanned pelt with or without claws attached from legally harvested furbearers. (9) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell handicraft articles made from the PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 nonedible byproducts (including, but not limited to, skin, shell, fins, and bones) of subsistence-harvested fish or shellfish. (10) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user, you may sell handicraft articles made from nonedible byproducts of wildlife harvested for subsistence uses (excluding bear), to include; skin, hide, pelt, fur, claws, bones (except skulls of moose, caribou, elk, deer, sheep, goat and musk ox), teeth, sinew, antlers and/or horns (if not attached to any part of the skull or made to represent a big game trophy) and hooves. (11) The sale of handicrafts made from the nonedible byproducts of wildlife, when authorized in this part, may not constitute a significant commercial enterprise. (12) You may sell the horns and antlers not attached to any part of the skull from legally harvested caribou (except caribou harvested in Unit 23), deer, elk, goat, moose, musk ox, and sheep. (13) You may sell the raw/untanned and tanned hide or cape from a legally harvested caribou, deer, elk, goat, moose, musk ox, and sheep. (k) The regulations found in this part do not apply to the subsistence taking and use of fish, wildlife, or shellfish regulated pursuant to the Fur Seal Act of 1966 (80 Stat. 1091, 16 U.S.C. 1187); the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (87 Stat. 884, 16 U.S.C. 1531–1543); the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 1027; 16 U.S.C. 1361–1407); and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (40 Stat. 755; 16 U.S.C. 703–711), or to any amendments to these Acts. The taking and use of fish, wildlife, or shellfish, covered by these Acts, will conform to the specific provisions contained in these Acts, as amended, and any implementing regulations. (l) Rural residents, nonrural residents, and nonresidents not specifically prohibited by Federal regulations from fishing, hunting, or trapping on public lands in an area may fish, hunt, or trap on public lands in accordance with the appropriate State regulations. ■ 4. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, § ll.26 is added to read as follows: § ll.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 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations closed season or in an area closed by this part is prohibited. (b) Except for special provisions found at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section, the following methods and means of taking wildlife for subsistence uses are prohibited: (1) Shooting from, on, or across a highway; (2) Using any poison; (3) Using a helicopter in any manner, including transportation of individuals, equipment, or wildlife; however, this prohibition does not apply to transportation of an individual, gear, or wildlife during an emergency rescue operation in a life-threatening situation; (4) Taking wildlife from a motorized land or air vehicle when that vehicle is in motion, or from a motor-driven boat when the boat’s progress from the motor’s power has not ceased; (5) Using a motorized vehicle to drive, herd, or molest wildlife; (6) Using or being aided by use of a machine gun, set gun, or a shotgun larger than 10 gauge; (7) Using a firearm other than a shotgun, muzzle-loaded rifle, rifle, or pistol using center-firing cartridges, for the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, except that— (i) An individual in possession of a valid trapping license may use a firearm that shoots rimfire cartridges to take wolves and wolverine; (ii) Only a muzzle-loading rifle of .54caliber or larger, or a .45-caliber muzzleloading 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 is capable of casting an inch-wide broadhead-tipped arrow at least 175 yards horizontally, and the arrow and broadhead together weigh at least 1 ounce (437.5 grains); (14) Using bait for taking ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine; except, you may use bait to take wolves and wolverine with a trapping license, and you may use bait to take black bears with a hunting license as authorized in Unit-specific regulations at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section. Baiting of black bears is subject to the following restrictions: (i) Before establishing a black bear bait station, you must register the site with ADF&G; (ii) When using bait, you must clearly mark the site with a sign reading ‘‘black bear bait station’’ that also displays your hunting license number and ADF&Gassigned number; (iii) You may use only biodegradable materials for bait; you may use only the head, bones, viscera, or skin of legally harvested fish and wildlife for bait; (iv) You may not use bait within 1⁄4 mile of a publicly maintained road or trail; (v) You may not use bait within 1 mile of a house or other permanent dwelling, or within 1 mile of a developed campground or developed recreational facility; (vi) When using bait, you must remove litter and equipment from the bait station site when done hunting; (vii) You may not give or receive payment for the use of a bait station, including barter or exchange of goods; (viii) You may not have more than two bait stations with bait present at any one time; (15) Taking swimming ungulates, bears, wolves, or wolverine; (16) Taking or assisting in the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, wolverine, or other furbearers before 3 a.m. following the day in which airborne travel occurred (except for flights in regularly scheduled commercial aircraft); however, this restriction does not apply to subsistence taking of deer, the setting of snares or traps, or the removal of furbearers from traps or snares; (17) Taking a bear cub or a sow accompanied by cub(s). (c) Wildlife taken in defense of life or property is not a subsistence use; wildlife so taken is subject to State regulations. (d) The following methods and means of trapping furbearers for subsistence uses pursuant to the requirements of a trapping license are prohibited, in addition to the prohibitions listed at paragraph (b) of this section: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 37935 (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 57⁄8 inches during any closed mink and marten season in the same Unit; (5) Using a net or fish trap (except a blackfish or fyke trap); (6) Taking or assisting in the taking of furbearers by firearm before 3 a.m. on the day following the day on which airborne travel occurred; however, this does not apply to a trapper using a firearm to dispatch furbearers caught in a trap or snare. (e) Possession and transportation of wildlife. (1) Except as specified in paragraphs (e)(2) or (f)(1) of this section, or as otherwise provided, you may not take a species of wildlife in any unit, or portion of a unit, if your total take of that species already obtained anywhere in the State under Federal and State regulations equals or exceeds the harvest limit in that unit. (2) An animal taken under Federal or State regulations by any member of a community with an established community harvest limit for that species counts toward the community harvest limit for that species. Except for wildlife taken pursuant to § ll .10(d)(5)(iii) or as otherwise provided for by this part, an animal taken as part of a community harvest limit counts toward every community member’s harvest limit for that species taken under Federal or State of Alaska regulations. (f) Harvest limits. (1) The harvest limit specified for a trapping season for a species and the harvest limit set for a hunting season for the same species are separate and distinct. This means that if you have taken a harvest limit for a particular species under a trapping season, you may take additional animals under the harvest limit specified for a hunting season or vice versa. (2) A brown/grizzly bear taken in a Unit or portion of a Unit having a harvest limit of ‘‘one brown/grizzly bear per year’’ counts against a ‘‘one brown/ grizzly bear every four regulatory years’’ harvest limit in other Units. You may not take more than one brown/grizzly bear in a regulatory year. (3) [Reserved]. E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 37936 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (g) Evidence of sex and identity. (1) If subsistence take of Dall sheep is restricted to a ram, you may not possess or transport a harvested sheep unless both horns accompany the animal. (2) If the subsistence taking of an ungulate, except sheep, is restricted to one sex in the local area, you may not possess or transport the carcass of an animal taken in that area unless sufficient portions of the external sex organs remain attached to indicate conclusively the sex of the animal, except that in Units 1–5 antlers are also considered proof of sex for deer if the antlers are naturally attached to an entire carcass, with or without the viscera; and except in Units 11, 13, 19, 21, and 24, where you may possess either sufficient portions of the external sex organs (still attached to a portion of the carcass) or the head (with or without antlers attached; however, the antler stumps must remain attached) to indicate the sex of the harvested moose; however, this paragraph (g)(2) does not apply to the carcass of an ungulate that has been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared for consumption upon arrival at the location where it is to be consumed. (3) If a moose harvest limit requires an antlered bull, an antler size, or configuration restriction, you may not possess or transport the moose carcass or its parts unless both antlers accompany the carcass or its parts. If you possess a set of antlers with less than the required number of brow tines on one antler, you must leave the antlers naturally attached to the unbroken, uncut skull plate; however, this paragraph (g)(3) does not apply to a moose carcass or its parts that have been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared for consumption after arrival at the place where it is to be stored or consumed. (h) Removing harvest from the field. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters and hind quarters of caribou and moose harvested in Units 9, 17, 18, and 19B prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of moose harvested in Unit 21 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in Unit 24 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. Meat of the front quarters, hind quarters, or ribs from a harvested moose or VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 caribou may be processed for human consumption and consumed in the field; however, meat may not be removed from the bones for purposes of transport out of the field. (i) Returning of tags, marks, or collars. If you take an animal that has been marked or tagged for scientific studies, you must, within a reasonable time, notify the ADF&G or the agency identified on the collar or marker when and where the animal was taken. You also must retain any ear tag, collar, radio, tattoo, or other identification with the hide until it is sealed, if sealing is required; in all cases, you must return any identification equipment to the ADF&G or to an agency identified on such equipment. (j) Sealing of bear skins and skulls. (1) Sealing requirements for bear apply to brown bears taken in all Units, except as specified in this paragraph, and black bears of all color phases taken in Units 1–7, 11–17, and 20. (2) You may not possess or transport from Alaska the untanned skin or skull of a bear unless the skin and skull have been sealed by an authorized representative of ADF&G in accordance with State or Federal regulations, except that the skin and skull of a brown bear taken under a registration permit in Units 5, 9B, 9E, 17, 18, 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage, 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A need not be sealed unless removed from the area. (3) You must keep a bear skin and skull together until a representative of the ADF&G has removed a rudimentary premolar tooth from the skull and sealed both the skull and the skin; however, this provision does not apply to brown bears taken within Units 5, 9B, 9E, 17, 18, 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage, 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A and which are not removed from the Unit. (i) In areas where sealing is required by Federal regulations, you may not possess or transport the hide of a bear that does not have the penis sheath or vaginal orifice naturally attached to indicate conclusively the sex of the bear. (ii) If the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 9B, 17, 18, and 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage is removed from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Bethel, Dillingham, or McGrath; at the time of sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear. (iii) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A from the area or present it for PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 commercial tanning within the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Barrow, Galena, Nome, or Kotzebue; at the time of sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear. (iv) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 5 from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Yakutat. (v) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 9E from Unit 9, you must first have it sealed by an authorized sealing representative. At the time of sealing, the representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear. (4) You may not falsify any information required on the sealing certificate or temporary sealing form provided by the ADF&G in accordance with State regulations. (k) Sealing of beaver, lynx, marten, otter, wolf, and wolverine. You may not possess or transport from Alaska the untanned skin of a marten taken in Units 1–5, 7, 13E, or 14–16 or the untanned skin of a beaver, lynx, otter, wolf, or wolverine, whether taken inside or outside the State, unless the skin has been sealed by an authorized representative in accordance with State or Federal regulations. (1) In Unit 18, you must obtain an ADF&G seal for beaver skins only if they are to be sold or commercially tanned. (2) In Unit 2, you must seal any wolf taken on or before the 30th day after the date of taking. (l) If you take a species listed in paragraph (k) of this section but are unable to present the skin in person, you must complete and sign a temporary sealing form and ensure that the completed temporary sealing form and skin are presented to an authorized representative of ADF&G for sealing consistent with requirements listed in paragraph (k) of this section. (m) You may take wildlife, outside of established season or harvest limits, for food in traditional religious ceremonies, which are part of a funerary or mortuary cycle, including memorial potlatches, under the following provisions: (1) The harvest does not violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation and uses the methods and means allowable for the particular species published in the applicable Federal regulations. The appropriate Federal land manager will establish the number, species, sex, or location of harvest, if necessary, for conservation purposes. Other regulations relating to ceremonial harvest may be found in the unit-specific regulations in § ll.26(n). E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (2) No permit or harvest ticket is required for harvesting under this section; however, the harvester must be a Federally qualified subsistence user with customary and traditional use in the area where the harvesting will occur. (3) In Units 1–26 (except for Koyukon/Gwich’in potlatch ceremonies in Units 20F, 21, 24, or 25): (i) A tribal chief, village or tribal council president, or the chief’s or president’s designee for the village in which the religious/cultural ceremony will be held, or a Federally qualified subsistence user outside of a village or tribal-organized ceremony, must notify the nearest Federal land manager that a wildlife harvest will take place. The notification must include the species, harvest location, and number of animals expected to be taken. (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, village or tribal council president or designee, or other Federally qualified subsistence user must create a list of the successful hunters and maintain these records, including the name of the decedent for whom the ceremony will be held. If requested, this information must be available to an authorized representative of the Federal land manager. (iii) The tribal chief, village or tribal council president or designee, or other Federally qualified subsistence user outside of the village in which the religious/cultural ceremony will be held must report to the Federal land manager the harvest location, species, sex, and number of animals taken as soon as practicable, but not more than 15 days after the wildlife is taken. (4) In Units 20F, 21, 24, and 25 (for Koyukon/Gwich’in potlatch ceremonies only): (i) Taking wildlife outside of established season and harvest limits is authorized if it is for food for the traditional Koyukon/Gwich’in Potlatch Funerary or Mortuary ceremony and if it is consistent with conservation of healthy populations. (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, village or tribal council president, or the chief’s or president’s designee for the village in which the religious ceremony will be held must create a list of the successful hunters and maintain these records. The list must be made available, after the harvest is completed, to a Federal land manager upon request. (iii) As soon as practical, but not more than 15 days after the harvest, the tribal chief, village council president, or designee must notify the Federal land manager about the harvest location, species, sex, and number of animals taken. (n) Unit regulations. You may take for subsistence unclassified wildlife, all squirrel species, and marmots in all Units, without harvest limits, for the period of July 1–June 30. Unit-specific restrictions or allowances for subsistence taking of wildlife are identified at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section. (1) Unit 1. Unit 1 consists of all mainland drainages from Dixon Entrance to Cape Fairweather, and those islands east of the center line of Clarence Strait from Dixon Entrance to Caamano Point, and all islands in Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Taku Inlet: (i) Unit 1A consists of all drainages south of the latitude of Lemesurier Point including all drainages into Behm Canal, excluding all drainages of Ernest Sound; (ii) Unit 1B consists of all drainages between the latitude of Lemesurier Point and the latitude of Cape Fanshaw including all drainages of Ernest Sound and Farragut Bay, and including the islands east of the center lines of Frederick Sound, Dry Strait (between Sergief and Kadin Islands), Eastern Passage, Blake Channel (excluding Blake Island), Ernest Sound, and Seward Passage; (iii) Unit 1C consists of that portion of Unit 1 draining into Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Cape Fanshaw and south of the latitude of Eldred Rock including Berners Bay, Sullivan Island, and all mainland portions north of Chichagof Island and south of the latitude of Eldred Rock, excluding drainages into Farragut Bay; (iv) Unit 1D consists of that portion of Unit 1 north of the latitude of Eldred Rock, excluding Sullivan Island and the drainages of Berners Bay; (v) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands: (A) Public lands within Glacier Bay National Park are closed to all taking of wildlife for subsistence uses; (B) Unit 1A—in the Hyder area, the Salmon River drainage downstream from the Riverside Mine, excluding the Thumb Creek drainage, is closed to the taking of bear; (C) Unit 1B—the Anan Creek drainage within 1 mile of Anan Creek downstream from the mouth of Anan Lake, including the area within a 1-mile radius from the mouth of Anan Creek Lagoon, is closed to the taking of bear; (D) Unit 1C: (1) You may not hunt within onefourth 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. Harvest limits Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear ............................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 37937 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Sept. 1–June 30. 37938 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Brown Bear: 1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit only ............................................................ Deer: Unit 1A—4 antlered deer ............................................................................................................................................. Unit 1B—2 antlered deer ............................................................................................................................................. Unit 1C—4 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sept. 15–Dec. 31 ................................................. Goat: Unit 1A—Revillagigedo Island only ............................................................................................................................. Unit 1B—that portion north of LeConte Bay—1 goat by State registration permit only; the taking of kids or nannies accompanied by kids is prohibited. Unit 1A and Unit 1B—that portion on the Cleveland Peninsula south of the divide between Yes Bay and Santa Anna Inlet. Unit 1A and Unit 1B—remainder —2 goats; a State registration permit will be required for the taking of the first goat and a Federal registration permit for the taking of a second goat. The taking of kids or nannies accompanied by kids is prohibited. Unit 1C—that portion draining into Lynn Canal and Stephens Passage between Antler River and Eagle Glacier and River, and all drainages of the Chilkat Range south of the Endicott River—1 goat by State registration permit only. Unit 1C—that portion draining into Stephens Passage and Taku Inlet between Eagle Glacier and River and Taku Glacier. Unit 1C—remainder—1 goat by State registration permit only ................................................................................... Unit 1D—that portion lying north of the Katzehin River and northeast of the Haines highway—1 goat by State registration permit only. Unit 1D—that portion lying between Taiya Inlet and River and the White Pass and Yukon Railroad ....................... Unit 1D—remainder—1 goat by State registration permit only ................................................................................... Moose: Unit 1A—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit .............................................................................................. Unit 1B—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more brow tines on one side, or antlers with 2 brow tines on both sides, by State registration permit only. Unit 1C—that portion south of Point Hobart including all Port Houghton drainages—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more brow tines on one side, or antlers with 2 brow tines on both sides, by State registration permit only. Unit 1C—remainder, excluding drainages of Berners Bay—1 antlered bull by State registration permit only .......... Unit 1C, Berners Bay ................................................................................................................................................... Unit 1D ......................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxes ......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day .................................................................................................................................... Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possession ..................................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 1—No limit ..................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limit ........................................................................................ Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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; Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. No open season. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. No open season. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Oct. 1–Nov. 30. No open season. Aug. 1–Nov. 30. Sept. 15–Nov. 30. No open season. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Sept.–Oct. 15. Sept.–Oct. 15. Sept.–Oct. 15. Sept.–Oct. 15. No open season. No open season. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. 1–May 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 10–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 1. (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled. (ii) [Reserved] Harvest limits emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Sept. 15–Dec. 31. Mar. 15–May 31. Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear ............................................................................. Sept. 1–June 30. Deer: 5 deer; however, no more than one may be a female deer. ...................................................................................... July 24–Dec. 31. Female deer may be taken only during the period Oct. 15–Dec. 31. You are required to report all harvest using a joint Federal/State harvest report. The harvest limit may be reduced to 4 deer based on conservation concerns. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season The Federal public lands on Prince of Wales Island, excluding the southeast portion (lands south of the West Arm of Cholmondeley Sound draining into Cholmondeley Sound or draining eastward into Clarence Strait), are closed to hunting of deer from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxes ......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day .................................................................................................................................... Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves. Federal hunting and trapping season may be closed when the combined Federal-State harvest quota is reached. Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possession ................................................................................................ Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limit ........................................................................................ Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 30 days of harvest ........................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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 Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear ............................................................................. Deer: Unit 3—Mitkof, Woewodski, and Butterworth Islands—1 antlered deer ..................................................................... Unit 3—remainder—2 antlered deer ............................................................................................................................ Moose: 1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more brow tines on either antler, or antlers with 2 brow tines on both sides by State registration permit only. Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxes ......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day .................................................................................................................................... Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possession ..................................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 3—Mitkof Island—No limit .................................................................................................................................... Unit 3—except Mitkof Island—No limit ........................................................................................................................ Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limit ........................................................................................ Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: Unit 3—except Kuiu Island—No limit .......................................................................................................................... Unit 3—Kuiu Island ...................................................................................................................................................... 19:25 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4701 1–May 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 15–Mar. 31. 10–Mar. 1. each side of Blind Slough, from the hunting closure markers at the southernmost portion of Blind Island to the hunting closure markers one mile south of the Blind Slough bridge. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15; (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled. Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 37939 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Sept. 1–June 30. Oct. 15–Oct. 31. Aug. 1–Nov. 30. Dec. 1—Dec. 31, season to be announced. Sept. 15–Oct. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 1–Apr. 15. 1–May 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. No open season (season to reopen to Federally qualified users on July 1, 2012). 37940 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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 onefourth mile of Salt Lake above Klutchman Rock at the head of Mitchell Bay; (C) You may not take brown bears in the Port Althorp Closed Area (Chichagof Island), that area within the Port Althorp watershed south of a line from Point Lucan to Salt Chuck Point (Trap Rock); (D) You may not use any motorized land vehicle for brown bear hunting in the Northeast Chichagof Controlled Use Area (NECCUA) consisting of all portions of Unit 4 on Chichagof Island north of Tenakee Inlet and east of the drainage divide from the northwest Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. 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. Harvest limits Open season HUNTING Brown Bear: Unit 4—Chichagof Island south and west of a line that follows the crest of the island from Rock Point (58° N. lat., 136°21′ W. long.) to Rodgers Point (57°35′ N. lat., 135°33′ W. long.) including Yakobi and other adjacent islands; Baranof Island south and west of a line which follows the crest of the island from Nismeni Point (57°34′ N. lat., 135°25′ W. long.) to the entrance of Gut Bay (56°44′ N. lat. 134°38′ W. long.) including the drainages into Gut Bay and including Kruzof and other adjacent islands—1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit only. Unit 4—remainder —1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit only ........................................ emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Deer: 6 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sept. 15–Jan. 31 ............................................................... Goat: 1 goat by State registration permit only .................................................................................................................... Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxes ......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day .................................................................................................................................... Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possession ..................................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 4—No limit ..................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limit ........................................................................................ Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4701 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 10–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 1. Sfmt 4700 Sept. 15–Dec. 31. Mar. 15–May 31. Sept. 15–Dec. 31. Mar. 15–May 20. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. 1–May 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 10–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 1. (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; E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (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. Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear ............................................................................. Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration permit only ..................................................................................................... Deer: Unit 5A—1 buck ........................................................................................................................................................... Unit 5B ......................................................................................................................................................................... Goat: Unit 5A—that area between the Hubbard Glacier and the West Nunatak Glacier on the north and east sides of Nunatak Fjord. Unit 5A remainder—1 goat by Federal registration permit. The harvest quota will be announced prior to the season. A minimum of four goats in the harvest quota will be reserved for Federally qualified subsistence user. Unit 5B—1 goat by Federal registration permit only ................................................................................................... Moose: Unit 5A, Nunatak Bench—1 moose by State registration permit only. The season will be closed when 5 moose have been taken from the Nunatak Bench. Unit 5A, except Nunatak Bench—1 bull by joint State/Federal registration permit only. From Oct. 8–21, public lands will be closed to taking of moose, except by residents of Unit 5A hunting under these regulations. Unit 5B—1 antlered bull by State registration permit only. The season will be closed when 25 antlered bulls have been taken from the entirety of Unit 5B. Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day .................................................................................................................................... Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possession ................................................................................................ Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Cottonwood Point, and drainages east of the east bank of Rude River and drainages into the eastern shore of Nelson Bay and Orca Inlet; (D) Unit 6D consists of the remainder of Unit 6. (ii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15; (B) You may take coyotes in Units 6B and 6C with the aid of artificial lights; (C) One permit will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Native Village of Eyak to take one bull moose from Federal lands in Units 6B or C for their annual Memorial/Sobriety Day potlatch; (D) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) who is either blind, 65 years of age or older, at least 70 percent disabled, or temporarily disabled may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take any moose, deer, black bear, and beaver on his or her behalf in Unit 6, and goat in Unit 6D, unless the recipient is a member of PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 37941 Sfmt 4700 Sept. 1–June 30. Sept. 1–May 31. Nov. 1–Nov. 30. No open season. No open season. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 15–Feb. 15. Oct. 8–Nov. 15. Sept. 1–Dec. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Nov. 10–May 15. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Nov 10–Feb. 15. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Nov. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Mar. 1. 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 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37942 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Native Village of Chenega annually to harvest up to five deer total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Old Chenega Memorial. Permits will have effective dates of July 1–June 30. (H) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Tatitlek IRA Council annually to harvest up to five deer total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Cultural Heritage Week. Permits will have effective dates of July 1–June 30. Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Black Bear: 1 bear .............................................................................................................................................................. Deer: 4 deer; however, antlerless deer may be taken only from Oct. 1–Dec. 31 ............................................................. Goats: Unit 6A and B—1 goat by State registration permit only ............................................................................................ Unit 6C ......................................................................................................................................................................... Unit 6D (subareas RG242, RG243, RG244, RG249, RG266 and RG252 only)—1 goat by Federal registration permit only. In each of the Unit 6D subareas, goat seasons will be closed by the Cordova District Ranger when harvest limits for that subarea are reached. Harvest quotas are as follows: RG242—2 goats, RG243—4 goats, RG244—2 goats, RG249—4 goats, RG266—4 goats, RG252—1 goat. Moose: Unit 6C—1 antlerless moose by Federal registration permit only ............................................................................... Unit 6C—1 bull by Federal registration permit only .................................................................................................... (In Unit 6C, only one moose permit may be issued per household. A household receiving a State permit for Unit 6C moose may not receive a Federal permit. The annual harvest quota will be announced by the U.S. Forest Service, Cordova Office, in consultation with ADF&G. The Federal harvest allocation will be 100% of the antlerless moose permits and 75% of the bull permits.). Unit 6—remainder ........................................................................................................................................................ Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possession ........................................................................................................................ Coyote: Unit 6A and D—2 coyotes ........................................................................................................................................... Unit 6B and 6C—No limit ............................................................................................................................................ Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases) ........................................................................................................ Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce): 5 per day, 10 in possession ................................................................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: Unit 6C—south of the Copper River Highway and east of the Heney Range—No limit ............................................ Units 6A, 6B, 6C remainder, and 6D—No limit ........................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (7) Unit 7. (i) Unit 7 consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages between Gore Point and Cape Fairfield including the Nellie Juan and Kings River drainages, and including the Kenai River drainage upstream from the Russian River, the drainages into the south side of Turnagain Arm west of and including the Portage Creek drainage, and east of 150° W. long., and all Kenai Peninsula drainages east of 150° W. long., from Turnagain Arm to the Kenai River. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Kenai Fjords National Park; (B) You may not hunt in the Portage Glacier Closed Area in Unit 7, which consists of Portage Creek drainages between the Anchorage-Seward Railroad and Placer Creek in Bear Valley, Portage Lake, the mouth of Byron Creek, Glacier Creek, and Byron Glacier; however, you may hunt grouse, Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4701 Sept. 1–Oct. 31. Sept. 1–Dec. 31. No open season. May 1–Oct. 31. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. No open season. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Dec. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 10–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Jan. 31. 10–June 10. 10–Mar. 31 10–Mar. 31. 10–Feb. 28. Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Caribou: 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Aug. 20–Jan. 31. No open season. Aug. 20–Jan. 31. ptarmigan, hares, and squirrels with shotguns after September 1. (C) You may not hunt moose in the Resurrection Creek Closed Area in Unit 7, which consists of the drainages of Resurrection Creek downstream from Rimrock and Highland Creeks including Palmer Creek. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15; except in the drainages of Resurrection Creek and its tributaries. (B) [Reserved]. Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 Sept. 1–June 30. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Unit 7—north of the Sterling Highway and west of the Seward Highway—1 Caribou by Federal Registration permit only. The Seward District Ranger will close the Federal season when 5 caribou are harvested by Federal registration permit. Unit 7, remainder ......................................................................................................................................................... Moose: Unit 7—that portion draining into Kings Bay—Public lands are closed to the taking of moose by all users ............. Unit 7, remainder—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, by Federal registration permit only. Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possession ........................................................................................................................ Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 7—that portion within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge—2 wolves ................................................................. Unit 7, remainder—5 wolves ....................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce): 10 per day, 20 in possession ................................................................................................................. Grouse (Ruffed) .................................................................................................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: 20 beaver per season ........................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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. Aug. 10–June 30. No open season. No open season. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. May 1–Oct. 10. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. No open season. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Jan. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–May 15. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. (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 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration permit only. Up to 1 permit may be issued in Akhiok; up to 1 permit may be issued in Karluk; up to 3 permits may be issued in Larsen Bay; up to 2 permits may be issued in Old Harbor; up to 2 permits may be issued in Ouzinkie; and up to 2 permits may be issued in Port Lions. Permits will be issued by the Kodiak Refuge Manager. Deer: Unit 8—all lands within the 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 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 Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: 30 beaver per season ........................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... (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; VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4701 37943 Sfmt 4700 Dec. 1–Dec. 15. Apr. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Sept. 15–Nov. 30. Sept. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 10–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Jan. 31. 10–Jan. 31. 10–June 10. 10–Jan. 31. (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; E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37944 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (B) Unit 9B consists of the Kvichak River drainage except those lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage; (C) Unit 9C consists of the Alagnak (Branch) River drainage, the Naknek River drainage, lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage, and all land and water within Katmai National Park and Preserve; (D) Unit 9D consists of all Alaska Peninsula drainages west of a line from the southernmost head of Port Moller to the head of American Bay, including the Shumagin Islands and other islands of Unit 9 west of the Shumagin Islands; (E) Unit 9E consists of the remainder of Unit 9. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in Katmai National Park; (B) You may not use motorized vehicles, except aircraft, boats, or snowmobiles used for hunting and transporting a hunter or harvested animal parts from Aug. 1–Nov. 30 in the Naknek Controlled Use Area, which includes all of Unit 9C within the Naknek River drainage upstream from and including the King Salmon Creek drainage; however, you may use a motorized vehicle on the Naknek-King Salmon, Lake Camp, and Rapids Camp roads and on the King Salmon Creek trail, and on frozen surfaces of the Naknek River and Big Creek. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 9B from April 1–May 31 and in the remainder of Unit 9 from April 1–30; (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag in Unit 9B, except that portion within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. (C) In Unit 9B, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, residents of that portion of the park resident zone in Unit 9B, and 13,440 permit holders, may hunt brown bear by Federal registration permit in lieu of a resident tag; ten permits will be available with at least one permit issued in each community; however, no more than five permits will be issued in a single community. The season will be closed when four females or ten bears have been taken, whichever occurs first. The permits will be issued and closure announcements made by the Superintendent Lake Clark National Park and Preserve; (D) Residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, and Port Alsworth may take up to a total of 10 bull moose in Unit 9B for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a Federal registration permit from July 1–June 30. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of a local organization. This 10-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted for potlatches by the State; (E) For Units 9C and 9E only, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) of Units 9C and 9E may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user of Units 9C and 9E to take bull caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report and turn over all meat to the recipient. There is no restriction on the number of possession limits the designated hunter may have in his/her possession at any one time; (F) For Unit 9D, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time; (G) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1–December 31 or May 10–25, one brown bear for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. A permit will be issued to an individual only at the request of a local organization. The brown bear may be taken from either Unit 9D or Unit 10 (Unimak Island) only; (H) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 9E with a Federal registration permit in lieu of a State locking tag if you have obtained a Federal registration permit prior to hunting. Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: Unit 9B—Lake Clark National Park and Preserve—Rural residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, residents of that portion of the park resident zone in Unit 9B; and 13,440 permit holders—1 bear by Federal registration permit 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 State registration permit only .................................................................................... Unit 9C—1 bear by Federal 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 registration permit ........................................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 9A—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1– Jan. 31. Unit 9B —2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1– Jan. 31. Unit 9C, that portion within the Alagnak River drainage—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Unit 9C, remainder—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou.. Unit 9D—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou. ............................................................................ Unit 9E—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou. ............................................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–May 31. Oct. 1–May 31. Sept. 25–Dec. 31. Apr. 15–May 25. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. No open season. No open season. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Sheep: Unit 9B, that portion within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve—1 ram with 3⁄4 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only. By announcement of the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Superintendent, the summer/fall season will be closed when up to 5 sheep are taken and the winter season will be closed when up to 2 sheep are taken.. Unit 9B—remainder—1 ram with 7⁄8 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only ..................................... Unit 9—remainder—1 ram with 7⁄8 curl or larger horn ................................................................................................ Moose: Unit 9A—1 bull ............................................................................................................................................................. Unit 9B—1 bull ............................................................................................................................................................. Unit 9C—that portion draining into the Naknek River from the north—1 bull ............................................................. Unit 9C—that portion draining into the Naknek River from the south—1 bull by Federal registration permit only. Public lands are closed during December for the hunting of moose, except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Unit 9C—remainder—1 bull ......................................................................................................................................... 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, however only antlered bulls may be taken Dec. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Beaver: Unit 9B and 9E—2 beaver per day ....................................................................................................................... Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No limit ................................................................................................................................ Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit .............................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 10 wolves ................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possession ................................................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................................... 2 beaver per day; only firearms may be used ............................................................................................................ Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No limit ................................................................................................................................ Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4701 Aug. 10–Oct. 10. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Sept. 1–15. Aug. 20–Sept. 15. Dec. 1–Jan. 15. Sept. 1–15. Dec. 1–31. Aug. 20–Sept. 15. Dec. 1–31. Sept. 1–15. Dec. 15–Jan. 15. Dec. 15–Jan. 20. Aug. 20–Sept. 20. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Apr. 15–May 31. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Mar. 15. Sept. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Oct. 10–Mar. 31 Apr. 15–May 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Open season HUNTING Caribou: Unit 10—Unimak Island only ....................................................................................................................................... Unit 10, remainder—No limit ....................................................................................................................................... Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... 19:25 Jun 29, 2010 July 15–Oct. 15. Jan. 1–Apr. 1 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 37945 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 No open season. July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. 37946 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possession ............................................................................................. TRAPPING Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (11) Unit 11. Unit 11 consists of that area draining into the headwaters of the Copper River south of Suslota Creek and the area drained by all tributaries into the east bank of the Copper River between the confluence of Suslota Creek with the Slana River and Miles Glacier. (i) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15; (B) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20–July 31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office. (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder to hunt sheep during the Sept. 21–Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions apply: (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an accompanying adult 60 years of age or older; emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: 1 bear ............................................................................................................................................................. Caribou: ............................................................................................................................................................................... Sheep: 1 sheep ........................................................................................................................................................................ 1 sheep by Federal registration permit only by persons 60 years of age or older ..................................................... Goat: Unit 11—that portion within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve that is bounded by the Chitina and Nizina rivers on the south, the Kennicott River and glacier on the southeast, and the Root Glacier on the east—1 goat by Federal registration permit only. Unit 11—the remainder of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve—1 goat by Federal registration permit only. Unit 11—that portion outside of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve ................................................. Federal public lands will be closed by announcement of the Superintendent, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve to the harvest of goats when a total of 45 goats has been harvested between Federal and State hunts. Moose: 1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit only ................................................................................................ Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possession ........................................................................................................................ Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct.1. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 10 wolves ................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession ....................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Sept. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 15. No open season. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Sept. 21–Oct. 20. Aug. 25–Dec. 31. Aug. 10–Dec. 31. No open season. Aug 20–Sept. 20. Sept. 20–Jun. 10. June 1–Oct. 10. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Sept. 25—May 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (12) Unit 12. Unit 12 consists of the Tanana River drainage upstream from the Robertson River, including all drainages into the east bank of the Robertson River, and the White River drainage in Alaska, but excluding the Ladue River drainage. (i) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands; (B) You may not use a steel trap, or a snare using cable smaller than 3⁄32 inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 12 during April and October; (C) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20–July 31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be obtained from a Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve office. (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder to hunt sheep during the Sept. 21–Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions apply: (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: 1 bear ............................................................................................................................................................. Caribou: Unit 12—that portion of the Nabesna River drainage within the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve and all Federal lands south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border— All hunting of caribou is prohibited on Federal public lands. Unit 12—remainder—1 bull ......................................................................................................................................... Unit 12—remainder—1 caribou may be taken by a Federal registration permit during a winter season to be announced. Dates for a winter season to occur between Oct. 1 and Apr. 30 and sex of animal to be taken will be announced by Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Manager in consultation with Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve Superintendent, Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologists, and Chairs of the Eastern Interior Regional Advisory Council and Upper Tanana/Fortymile Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Sheep: Unit 12—1 ram with full curl or larger horn ................................................................................................................. Unit 12—that portion within Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve—1 ram with full curl horn or larger by Federal registration permit only by persons 60 years of age or older. Moose: Unit 12—that portion within the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge and those lands within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve north and east of a line formed by the Pickerel Lake Winter Trail from the Canadian border to Pickerel Lake—1 antlered bull. The Nov.–Dec. season is open by Federal registration permit only. Unit 12—that portion east of the Nabesna River and Nabesna Glacier, and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border—1 antlered bull. Unit 12—remainder—1 antlered bull with spike/fork antlers ....................................................................................... Unit 12—remainder—1 antlered bull ........................................................................................................................... Beaver: Unit 12—Wrangell–Saint Elias National Park and Preserve—6 beaver per season. Meat from harvested beaver must be salvaged for human consumption. Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 10 wolves ................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession ....................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: 15 beaver per season. Only firearms may be used during Sept. 20–Oct. 31 and Apr. 16–May 15, to take up to 6 beaver. Only traps or snares may be used Nov. 1–Apr. 15. The total annual harvest limit for beaver is 15, of which no more than 6 may be taken by firearm under trapping or hunting regulations. Meat from beaver harvested by firearm must be salvaged for human consumption. Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit; however, no more than 5 lynx may be taken between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 ............................................. Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. 19:25 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4701 Nov. 10–Feb. 28. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 37947 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. No open season. Sept. 1–20. Winter season to be announced. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Sept. 21–Oct. 20. Aug. 24–28. Sept. 8–17. Nov. 20–Dec 10. Aug. 24–Sept. 30. Aug. 15–23.. Aug. 24–28. Sept. 1–17. Sept. 20–May 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31 Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 20–May 15. Oct. 15–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Dec. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. 37948 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (13) Unit 13. (i) Unit 13 consists of that area westerly of the east bank of the Copper River and drained by all tributaries into the west bank of the Copper River from Miles Glacier and including the Slana River drainages north of Suslota Creek; the drainages into the Delta River upstream from Falls Creek and Black Rapids Glacier; the drainages into the Nenana River upstream from the southeast corner of Denali National Park at Windy; the drainage into the Susitna River upstream from its junction with the Chulitna River; the drainage into the east bank of the Chulitna River upstream to its confluence with Tokositna River; the drainages of the Chulitna River (south of Denali National Park) upstream from its confluence with the Tokositna River; the drainages into the north bank of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River between its confluences with the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers; the drainages into the north and east bank of the Talkeetna River including the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the eastside drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeast shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northern most fork of the Chickaloon River; the drainages into the east bank of the Chickaloon River below the line from lake 4408; the drainages of the Matanuska River above its confluence with the Chickaloon River: (A) Unit 13A consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line beginning at the Chickaloon River bridge at Mile 77.7 on the Glenn Highway, then along the Glenn Highway to its junction with the Richardson Highway, then south along the Richardson Highway to the foot of Simpson Hill at Mile 111.5, then east to the east bank of the Copper River, then northerly along the east bank of the Copper River to its junction with the Gulkana River, then northerly along the west bank of the Gulkana River to its junction with the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then westerly along the west bank of the West Fork of the Gulkana River to its source, an unnamed VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 lake, then across the divide into the Tyone River drainage, down an unnamed stream into the Tyone River, then down the Tyone River to the Susitna River, then down the southern bank of the Susitna River to the mouth of Kosina Creek, then up Kosina Creek to its headwaters, then across the divide and down Aspen Creek to the Talkeetna River, then southerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Chickaloon River bridge, the point of beginning; (B) Unit 13B consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line beginning at the confluence of the Copper River and the Gulkana River, then up the east bank of the Copper River to the Gakona River, then up the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier to the boundary of Unit 13, then westerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Susitna Glacier, then southerly along the west bank of the Susitna Glacier and the Susitna River to the Tyone River, then up the Tyone River and across the divide to the headwaters of the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then down the West Fork of the Gulkana River to the confluence of the Gulkana River and the Copper River, the point of beginning; (C) Unit 13C consists of that portion of Unit 13 east of the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier; (D) Unit 13D consists of that portion of Unit 13 south of Unit 13A; (E) Unit 13E consists of the remainder of Unit 13. (ii) Within the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (m)(13) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980; (B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting from Aug. 5–25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which is defined as: a line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Sept. 20–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. 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. E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: 1 bear. Bears taken within Denali National Park must be sealed within 5 days of harvest. That portion within Denali National Park will be closed by announcement of the Superintendent after 4 bears have been harvested. Caribou: Unit 13A and 13B—2 caribou by Federal registration permit only. The sex of animals that may be taken will be announced by the Glennallen Field Office Manager of the Bureau of Land Management in consultation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist and Chairs of the Eastern Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Southcentral Regional Advisory Council. Unit 13—remainder—2 bulls by Federal registration permit only ............................................................................... You may not hunt within the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline right-of-way. The right-of-way is the area occupied by the pipeline (buried or above ground) and the cleared area 25 feet on either side of the pipeline. Sheep: Unit 13, excluding Unit 13D 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 by Federal registration permit only; only 1 permit will be issued per household .. Unit 13—remainder—1 antlered bull moose by Federal registration permit only. Aug. 1–Sept. 20. Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possession ........................................................................................................................ Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct.1. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 10 wolves ................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession ....................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: Unit 13—No limit .................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (14) Unit 14. (i) Unit 14 consists of drainages into the north side of Turnagain Arm west of and excluding the Portage Creek drainage, drainages into Knik Arm excluding drainages of the Chickaloon and Matanuska Rivers in Unit 13, drainages into the north side of Cook Inlet east of the Susitna River, drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River downstream from the Talkeetna River, and drainages into the south and west bank of the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the west side drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeast shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northern most fork of the Chickaloon River: (A) Unit 14A consists of drainages in Unit 14 bounded on the west by the east bank of the Susitna River, on the north by the north bank of Willow Creek and Peters Creek to its headwaters, then east along the hydrologic divide separating the Susitna River and Knik Arm drainages to the outlet creek at lake 4408, on the east by the eastern boundary of Unit 14, and on the south PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4701 37949 Sfmt 4700 July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–May 31. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Oct. 21–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Oct. 21–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Aug. 1–Sept. 20. June 15–Sept. 10. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Sept. 25–May 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Sept. 25–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Oct. 15–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. by Cook Inlet, Knik Arm, the south bank of the Knik River from its mouth to its junction with Knik Glacier, across the face of Knik Glacier and along the north side of Knik Glacier to the Unit 6 boundary; (B) Unit 14B consists of that portion of Unit 14 north of Unit 14A; (C) Unit 14C consists of that portion of Unit 14 south of Unit 14A. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base Management Areas, consisting of the E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37950 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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 ............................................................................................................................................ Beaver: Unit 14C—1 beaver per day, 1 in possession ...................................................................................................... Coyote: Unit 14C—2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): Unit 14C—2 foxes ........................................................................ Hare (Snowshoe): Unit 14C—5 hares per day ................................................................................................................... Lynx: Unit 14C—2 lynx ....................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 14C—5 wolves ................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: Unit 14C—1 wolverine ...................................................................................................................................... Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): Unit 14C—5 per day, 10 in possession .............................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): Unit 14C—10 per day, 20 in possession ..................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 14C—that portion within the drainages of Glacier Creek, Kern Creek, Peterson Creek, the Twentymile River and the drainages of Knik River outside Chugach State Park—20 beaver per season. Coyote: Unit 14C—No limit ................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): Unit 14C—1 fox ............................................................................ Lynx: Unit 14C—No limit ..................................................................................................................................................... Marten: Unit 14C—No limit ................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: Unit 14C—No limit ................................................................................................................................ Muskrat: Unit 14C—No limit ............................................................................................................................................... Otter: Unit 14C—No limit .................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 14C—No limit ..................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: Unit 14C—2 wolverines .................................................................................................................................... (15) Unit 15. (i) Unit 15 consists of that portion of the Kenai Peninsula and adjacent islands draining into the Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, and Turnagain Arm from Gore Point to the point where longitude line 150°00′ W. crosses the coastline of Chickaloon Bay in Turnagain Arm, including that area lying west of longitude line 150°00′ W. to the mouth of the Russian River, then southerly along the Chugach National Forest boundary to the upper end of Upper Russian Lake; and including the drainages into Upper Russian Lake west of the Chugach National Forest boundary: (A) Unit 15A consists of that portion of Unit 15 north of the north bank of the Kenai River and the north shore of Skilak Lake; (B) Unit 15B consists of that portion of Unit 15 south of the north bank of the Kenai River and the north shore of Skilak Lake, and north of the north bank of the Kasilof River, the north shore of Tustumena Lake, Glacier Creek, and Tustumena Glacier; (C) Unit 15C consists of the remainder of Unit 15. (ii) You may not take wildlife, except for grouse, ptarmigan, and hares that may be taken only from October 1– March 1 by bow and arrow only, in the Skilak Loop Management Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 15A bounded by a line beginning at the easternmost junction of the Sterling Highway and the Skilak Loop (milepost 76.3), then due south to the south bank of the Kenai River, then southerly along the south bank of the Kenai River to its confluence with Skilak Lake, then emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Moose: Unit 15A—Skilak Loop Wildlife Management Area ..................................................................................................... Unit 15A—remainder, 15B, and 15C—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, by Federal registration permit only. Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4701 Nov. Nov. Dec. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Feb. 28. 15–Jan. 31. 10–Jan. 31. 10–Jan. 31. 10–May 15. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Jan. 31. Open season HUNTING Black Bear: Units 15A and 15B—2 bears by Federal registration permit ...................................................................................... Unit 15C—3 bears ....................................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 15C—1 bear every four regulatory years by Federal registration permit. The season may be opened or closed by announcement from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with ADF&G and the Chair of the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Dec. 1–Apr. 15. westerly along the north shore of Skilak Lake to Lower Skilak Lake Campground, then northerly along the Lower Skilak Lake Campground Road and the Skilak Loop Road to its westernmost junction with the Sterling Highway, then easterly along the Sterling Highway to the point of beginning. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15; (B) You may not trap furbearers for subsistence in the Skilak Loop Wildlife Management Area; (C) You may not trap marten in that portion of Unit 15B east of the Kenai River, Skilak Lake, Skilak River, and Skilak Glacier; (D) You may not take red fox in Unit 15 by any means other than a steel trap or snare. Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 Jul. 1–Jun. 30. May 15–Oct. 31. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 8–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Sept. 8–Mar. 31. Sept. 8–Mar. 31. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Oct. 1–Nov. 30. to be announced and Apr. 1–Jun. 15, to be announced. No open season. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Units 15B and 15C—1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, by Federal registration permit only. The Kenai NWR Refuge Manager is authorized to close the October/ November season based on conservation concerns, in consultation with ADF&G and the Chair of the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 15—that portion within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge—2 wolves ............................................................... Unit 15—remainder—5 wolves .................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possession ................................................................................................................. Grouse (Ruffed): ................................................................................................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):. Unit 15A and 15B—20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................................................... Unit 15C—20 per day, 40 in possession ..................................................................................................................... Unit 15C—5 per day, 10 in possession ....................................................................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: 20 Beaver per season ........................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 1 Fox ............................................................................................ Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: Unit 15B—that portion east of the Kenai River, Skilak Lake, Skilak River, and Skilak Glacier ................................. Remainder of Unit 15—No limit ................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: Unit 15—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: Unit 15B and C—No limit ................................................................................................................................. (16) Unit 16. (i) Unit 16 consists of the drainages into Cook Inlet between Redoubt Creek and the Susitna River, including Redoubt Creek drainage, Kalgin Island, and the drainages on the west side of the Susitna River (including the Susitna River) upstream to its confluence with the Chulitna River; the drainages into the west side of the Chulitna River (including the Chulitna River) upstream to the Tokositna River, and drainages into the south side of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the Tokositna Glacier, including the drainage of the Kahiltna Glacier: (A) Unit 16A consists of that portion of Unit 16 east of the east bank of the Yentna River from its mouth upstream to the Kahiltna River, east of the east bank of the Kahiltna River, and east of the Kahiltna Glacier; (B) Unit 16B consists of the remainder of Unit 16. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possession .............................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4701 Sept. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–Jun. 30. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. No open season. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Dec. 31. Jan. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Jan. 1–Jan. 31. No open season. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–May 15. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Caribou: 1 caribou ............................................................................................................................................................... Moose: Unit 16B—Redoubt Bay Drainages south and west of, and including the Kustatan River drainage—1 bull ............. Unit 16B––Denali National Preserve only—1 bull by Federal registration permit. One Federal registration permit for moose issued per household. Unit 16B, remainder—1 bull ........................................................................................................................................ 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Oct. 20–Nov. 10. (ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Mount McKinley National Park, as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (m)(16) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. (B) [Reserved] Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 37951 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Oct. 31. Sept. 1–15. Sept. 1–30 Dec. 1–Feb. 28 Sept. 1–30. Dec. 1–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–Jun. 30. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Oct. 10–May 15. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Dec. 15–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. 37952 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 2 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: Unit 17—1 bear by State registration permit only ......................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 17A—all drainages west of Right Hand Point—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1–Jan. 31. The season may be closed and harvest limit reduced for the drainages between the Togiak River and Right Hand Point by announcement of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Units 17A and 17C—that portion of 17A and 17C consisting of the Nushagak Peninsula south of the Igushik River, Tuklung River and Tuklung Hills, west to Tvativak Bay—up to 2 caribou by Federal registration permit. Public lands are closed to the taking of caribou except by residents of Togiak, Twin Hills, Manokotak, Aleknagik, Dillingham, Clark’s Point, and Ekuk hunting under these regulations. The harvest objective, harvest limit, and the number of permits available will be announced by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Nushagak Peninsula Caribou Planning Committee. Successful hunters must report their harvest to the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge within 24 hours after returning from the field. The season may be closed by announcement of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Units 17A remainder and 17C remainder—selected drainages; a harvest limit of up to 2 caribou will be determined at the time the season is announced. Season, harvest limit, and hunt area to be announced by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Units 17B and 17C—that portion of 17C east of the Wood River and Wood River Lakes—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull, and no more than 1 caribou from Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Sheep: 1 ram with full curl or larger horn ........................................................................................................................... Moose: Unit 17A—1 bull by State registration permit .............................................................................................................. Unit 17A—that portion that includes the area east of the west shore of Nenevok Lake, east of the west bank of the Kemuk River, and east of the west bank of the Togiak River south from the confluence Togiak and Kemuk Rivers—1 antlered bull by State registration permit. Up to a 14-day season during the period Dec. 1–Jan. 31 may be opened or closed by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with ADF&G and local users. Unit 17B—that portion that includes all the Mulchatna River drainage upstream from and including the Chilchitna River drainage—1 bull by State registration permit. During the period Sept. 1–15, a spike/fork bull or a bull with 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on one side may be taken with a State harvest ticket.. Unit 17C—that portion that includes the Iowithla drainage and Sunshine Valley and all lands west of Wood River and south of Aleknagik Lake—1 bull by State registration permit. During the period Sept. 1–15, a spike/fork bull or a bull with 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on one side may be taken with a State harvest ticket. Unit 17B—remainder and 17C—remainder—1 bull by State registration permit. During the period Sept. 1–15, a spike/fork bull or a bull with 50-inch antlers or with 3 or more brow tines on one side may be taken with a State harvest ticket. Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .......................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit .............................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4701 10–Jan. 31. 10–Jun. 10. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Feb. 28. (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15; (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting; (C) [Reserved] (D) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 17 from April 15–May 31. You may not take beaver with a firearm under a trapping license on National Park Service lands. Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Aug. 1–May 31. Sept. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Sept. 30. Dec. 1–Mar. 31. Season to occur sometime within Aug. 1– Mar. 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Aug. 25–Sept. 20. Winter season to be announced. Aug. 20–Sept. 15. Aug. 20–Sept. 15. Aug. 20–Sept. 15. Dec. 1–31. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Mar. 15. Sept. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Wolf: 10 wolves ................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possession .............................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possession ............................................................................................. TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 17—No limit .......................................................................................................................................................... Unit 17—2 beaver per day. Only firearms may be used ............................................................................................. Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: 2 muskrats ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (18) Unit 18. (i) Unit 18 consists of that area draining into the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers downstream from a straight line drawn between Lower Kalskag and Paimiut and the drainages flowing into the Bering Sea from Cape Newenham on the south to and including the Pastolik River drainage on the north; Nunivak, St. Matthew, and adjacent islands between Cape Newenham and the Pastolik River. (ii) In the Kalskag Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 18 bounded by a line from Lower Kalskag on the Kuskokwim River, northwesterly to Russian Mission on the Yukon River, then east along the north bank of the Yukon River to the old site of Paimiut, then back to Lower Kalskag, you are not allowed to use aircraft for hunting any ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine, including the transportation of any hunter and ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a hunter or ungulate, bear, wolf, or wolverine part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned airport within the Area and points outside the Area. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 18 from Apr. 1–Jun. 10; (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4701 Oct. 10–Mar. 31. Apr. 15–May 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: 1 bear by State registration permit only ........................................................................................................ Caribou: 2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken from Aug. 1–Jan. 31 Moose: Unit 18—that portion east of a line running from the mouth of the Ishkowik River to the closest point of Dall Lake, then to the east bank of the Johnson River at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N 60°59.41′ Latitude; W162°22.14′ Longitude), continuing upriver along a line 1⁄2 mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot Lake, then following the south bank east of the Unit 18 border and then north of and including the Eek River drainage. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Tuntutuliak, Eek, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Atmautlauk, Oscarville, Bethel, Kwethluk, Akiachak, Akiak, Tuluksak, Lower Kalskag, and Kalskag. Unit 18—south of and including the Kanektok River drainages to the Goodnews River drainage. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose by all users. Unit 18–Goodnews River drainage and south to the Unit 18 boundary––1 antlered bull by State registration permit. Any needed closures will be announced by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with BLM, ADF&G, and the Chair of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. Unit 18—That portion north and west of the Kashunuk River including the north bank from the mouth of the river upstream to the old village of Chakaktolik, west of a line from Chakaktolik to Mountain Village and excluding all Yukon River drainages upriver from Mountain Village—1 antlered bull. 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting; (C) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 18. (D) You may take moose from a boat moving under power in that portion of Unit 18, north and west of a line from the Kashunuk River including the north bank from the mouth of the river upstream to the old village of Chakaktolik, west of line from Chakaktolik to Mountain Village and excluding all Yukon River drainages upriver from Mountain Village. (E) Taking of wildlife in Unit 18 while in possession of lead shot size T, .20 caliber or less in diameter, is prohibited. Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 37953 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. No open season. No open season. Aug. 25–Sept. 20. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. 37954 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Unit 18—That portion north and west of the Kashunuk River including the north bank from the mouth of the river upstream to the old village of Chakaktolik, west of a line from Chakaktolik to Mountain Village and excluding all Yukon River drainages upriver from Mountain Village—1 moose. If 1 antlered bull is taken during the fall season in this area, 1 additional moose may be taken during the winter season. If no moose are taken in the fall season, 2 moose may be taken in the winter season. No more than 2 moose may be harvested in this area in a regulatory year. A federal registration permit is required. The Yukon Delta NWR Manager may restrict the harvest in the winter season to only 1 antlered bull or only 1 moose per regulatory year after consultation with the ADF&G and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council chair. Unit 18, remainder—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxes ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit .............................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possession .............................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possession ............................................................................................. TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit. ........................................................................................ Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (19) Unit 19. (i) Unit 19 consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from a straight line drawn between Lower Kalskag and Piamiut: (A) Unit 19A consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage downstream from and including the Moose Creek drainage on the north bank and downstream from and including the Stony River drainage on the south bank, excluding Unit 19B; (B) Unit 19B consists of the Aniak River drainage upstream from and including the Salmon River drainage, the Holitna River drainage upstream from and including the Bakbuk Creek drainage, that area south of a line from the mouth of Bakbuk Creek to the radar dome at Sparrevohn Air Force Base, including the Hoholitna River drainage upstream from that line, and the Stony River drainage upstream from and including the Can Creek drainage; (C) Unit 19C consists of that portion of Unit 19 south and east of a line from Benchmark M#1.26 (approximately 1.26 miles south of the northwest corner of the original Mt. McKinley National Park boundary) to the peak of Lone Mountain, then due west to Big River, including the Big River drainage upstream from that line, and including the Swift River drainage upstream from and including the North Fork drainage; (D) Unit 19D consists of the remainder of Unit 19. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (m)(19) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980; (B) In the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 19D upstream from the mouth of the Selatna River, but excluding the Selatna and Black River drainages, to a line extending from Dyckman Mountain on the northern Unit 19D boundary southeast to the 1,610 foot crest of Munsatli Ridge, then south along Munsatli Ridge to the 2,981 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4701 July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–May 30. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Dec. 20–Jan. 10. July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. foot peak of Telida Mountain, then northeast to the intersection of the western boundary of Denali National Preserve with the Minchumina-Telida winter trail, then south along the western boundary of Denali National Preserve to the southern boundary of Unit 19D, you may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area, or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag in those portions of 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dec. 20–Feb. 28. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Brown Bear: Unit 19A and 19B—those portions which are downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage—1 bear by State registration permit. Unit 19A, remainder, 19B, remainder, and Unit 19D—1 bear .................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 19A—north of Kuskokwim River—2 caribou, no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken from Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Unit 19A—south of the Kuskokwim River and Unit 19B (excluding rural Alaska residents of Lime Village)—2 caribou; no more than 1 caribou may be a bull; no more than 1 caribou may be taken Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Unit 19C—1 caribou .................................................................................................................................................... Unit 19D—south and east of the Kuskokwim River and North Fork of the Kuskokwim River—1 caribou ................. Unit 19D, remainder—1 caribou .................................................................................................................................. Unit 19—Residents domiciled in Lime Village only—no individual harvest limit but a village harvest quota of 200 caribou; cows and calves may not be taken from Apr. 1–Aug. 9. Reporting will be by a community reporting system. Sheep: 1 ram with 7⁄8 curl horn or larger ............................................................................................................................ Moose: Unit 19—Residents of Lime Village only—no individual harvest limit, but a village harvest quota of 28 bulls (including those taken under the State permits). Reporting will be by a community reporting system. Unit 19A—North of the Kuskokwim River, upstream from but excluding the George River drainage, and south of the Kuskokwim River upstream from and including the Downey Creek drainage, not including the Lime Village Management Area; Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose. Unit 19A, remainder—1 antlered bull by Federal drawing permit or a State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Tuluksak, Lower Kalskag, Upper Kalskag, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, and Crooked Creek hunting under these regulations. The Refuge Manager of the Yukon Delta NWR, in cooperation with the BLM Field Office Manager, will annually establish the harvest quota and number of permits to be issued in coordination with the State Tier I hunt. If the allowable harvest level is reached before the regular season closing date, the Refuge Manager, in consultation with the BLM Field Office Manager, will announce an early closure of Federal public lands to all moose hunting. Unit 19B—1 bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or antlers with 4 or more brow tines on one side ...................... Unit 19C—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................................ Unit 19C—1 bull by State registration permit .............................................................................................................. Unit 19D—that portion of the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area within the North Fork drainage upstream from the confluence of the South Fork to the mouth of the Swift Fork—1 antlered bull. Unit 19D—remainder of the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area—1 bull ............................................................ Unit 19D, remainder—1 antlered bull .......................................................................................................................... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 19D—10 wolves per day ...................................................................................................................................... Unit 19, remainder—5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession ....................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4701 37955 Sfmt 4700 Aug. 10–June 30 Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 10–Oct. 10. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Nov. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. July 1–June 30. No open season. Sept. 1–20. Sept. 1–20. Sept. 1–20. Jan. 15–Feb. 15. Sept. 1–30. Sept. 1–30. Dec. 1–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–30. Dec. 1–15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 1–June 10. 1–Mar. 31. 1–Mar. 31. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. 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; E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 37956 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (B) Unit 20B consists of drainages into the north bank of the Tanana River from and including Hot Springs Slough upstream to and including the Banner Creek drainage; (C) Unit 20C consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Nenana River and on the north by the north bank of the Tanana River downstream from the Nenana River; (D) Unit 20D consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Robertson River and on the west by the west bank of the Delta River, and drainages into the north bank of the Tanana River from its confluence with the Robertson River downstream to, but excluding, the Banner Creek drainage; (E) Unit 20E consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, and the Ladue River drainage; (F) Unit 20F consists of the remainder of Unit 20. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(20) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980; (B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting from Aug. 5–25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which is defined as: A line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line across the Delta River to Mile 236.7 of the Richardson Highway, then north along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska Highway, then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the Johnson River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and Johnson Glacier to the head of the Canwell Glacier, then west along the north bank of the Canwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River; (C) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife; (D) You may not use any motorized vehicle for hunting from August 5– September 20 in the Glacier Mountain Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20E bounded by a line beginning at Mile 140 of the Taylor Highway, then north along the highway to Eagle, then west along the cat trail from Eagle to Crooked Creek, then from Crooked Creek southwest along the west bank of Mogul Creek to its headwaters on North Peak, then west across North Peak to the headwaters of Independence Creek, then southwest along the west bank of Independence Creek to its confluence with the North Fork of the Fortymile River, then easterly along the south bank of the North Fork of the Fortymile River to its confluence with Champion Creek, then across the North Fork of the Fortymile River to the south bank of Champion Creek and easterly along the south bank of Champion Creek to its confluence with Little Champion Creek, then northeast along the east bank of Little Champion Creek to its headwaters, then northeasterly in a direct line to Mile 140 on the Taylor Highway; however, this does not prohibit motorized access via, or transportation of harvested wildlife on, the Taylor Highway or any airport; (E) You may by permit hunt moose on the Minto Flats Management Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded by the Elliot Highway beginning at Mile 118, then northeasterly to Mile 96, then east to the Tolovana Hotsprings Dome, then east to the Winter Cat Trail, then along the Cat Trail south to the Old Telegraph Trail at Dunbar, then westerly along the trail to a point where it joins the Tanana River 3 miles above Old Minto, then along the north bank of the Tanana River (including all channels and sloughs except Swan Neck Slough), to the confluence of the Tanana and Tolovana Rivers and then northerly to the point of beginning; PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 (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 TransAlaska Pipeline right of way, then southeasterly along the easterly edge of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline right of way to the Chena River, then along the north bank of the Chena River to the Moose Creek dike, then southerly along the Moose Creek dike to its intersection with the Tanana River, and then westerly along the north bank of the Tanana River to the point of beginning. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear from April 15–June 30; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands; (B) You may not use a steel trap, or a snare using cable smaller than 3⁄32 inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 20E during April and October; E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (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 ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: Unit 20A—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................................... Unit 20E—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................................... Unit 20, remainder—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 20E—1 caribou by joint State/Federal registration permit only. Up to 900 caribou may be taken under a State/Federal harvest quota. During the fall season the harvest will be restricted to 1 bull and the harvest will not exceed 100 caribou between Aug. 10–29. During the winter season, area closures or hunt restrictions may be announced when Nelchina caribou are present in a mix of more than 1 Nelchina caribou to 15 Fortymile caribou, except when the number of caribou present is low enough that less than 50 Nelchina caribou will be harvested regardless of the mixing ratio for the two herds. Unit 20F—north of the Yukon River—1 caribou .......................................................................................................... Unit 20F—east of the Dalton Highway and south of the Yukon River—1 caribou; cow caribou may be taken only from Nov. 1–March 31. During the November 1–March 31 season, a State registration permit is required. Moose: Unit 20A—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................................. Unit 20B—that portion within the Minto Flats Management Area—1 bull by Federal registration permit only .......... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 20B, remainder —1 antlered bull ......................................................................................................................... Unit 20C—that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve west of the Toklat River, excluding lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980—1 antlered bull; however, white-phased or partial albino (more than 50 percent white) moose may not be taken. Unit 20C, remainder —1 antlered bull; however, white-phased or partial albino (more than 50 percent white) moose may not be taken. Unit 20E—that portion within Yukon–Charley Rivers National Preserve—1 bull ........................................................ Unit 20E—that portion drained by the Middle Fork of the Fortymile River upstream from and including the Joseph Creek drainage—1 bull. Unit 20E remainder—1 bull by joint Federal/State registration permit ........................................................................ Unit 20F—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit only. Unit 20F, remainder—1 antlered bull .......................................................................................................................... Beaver: Unit 20E—Yukon–Charley Rivers National Preserve—6 beaver per season. Meat from harvested beaver must be salvaged for human consumption. Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: Unit 20A, 20B, and that portion of 20C east of the Teklanika River—2 lynx ............................................................. Unit 20E—2 lynx .......................................................................................................................................................... Unit 20, remainder—2 lynx .......................................................................................................................................... Muskrat: Unit 20E, that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—No limit ...................................................... Unit 20C, that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve—25 muskrat .......................................................... Unit 20, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 20—10 wolves ...................................................................................................................................................... Unit 20C, that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve—1 wolf during the Aug. 10–Oct. 31 period; 5 wolves during the Nov. 1–Apr. 30 period, for a total of 6 wolves for the season. Unit 20C, remainder—10 wolves ................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): Units 20A, 20B, 20C, 20E, and 20F—15 per day, 30 in possession .......... Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): Unit 20—those portions within 5 miles of Alaska Route 5 (Taylor Highway, both to Eagle and the Alaska-Canada boundary) and that portion of Alaska Route 4 (Richardson Highway) south of Delta Junction—20 per day, 40 in possession. Unit 20, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possession ..................................................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F—No limit ..................................................................................................................... Unit 20E—25 beaver per season. Only firearms may be used during Sept. 20–Oct. 31 and Apr. 16–May 15, to take up to 6 beaver. Only traps or snares may be used Nov. 1–Apr. 15. The total annual harvest limit for beaver is 25, of which no more than 6 may be taken by firearm under trapping or hunting regulations. Meat from beaver harvested by firearm must be salvaged for human consumption. Coyote: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4701 37957 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–May 31. Aug. 10–June 30. Sept. 1–May 31. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sept. 20 Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Sept. 1–20. Sept. 1–20. Jan. 10–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–20. Sept. 1–30. Nov. 15–Dec. 15. Sept. 1–30. Aug. 20–Sept. 30. Aug. 24–Sept. 25. Aug. 24–Sept. 25. Sept. 1–25. Sept. 1–25. Dec. 1–10. Sept. 20–May 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Dec. 1–Jan 31. Nov. 1–Jan 31. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Sept. 20–June 10. Nov. 1–Jun. 10. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Oct. 31. Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Sept. 20–May 15. 37958 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 20E—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Unit 20, remainder—No limit ....................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: Unit 20A, 20B, and 20C east of the Teklanika River—No limit .................................................................................. Unit 20E—No limit; however, no more than 5 lynx may be taken between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 .............................. Unit 20F and 20C—remainder—No limit ..................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: Unit 20E—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Unit 20, remainder—No limit ....................................................................................................................................... Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 20A, 20B, 20C, & 20F—No limit .......................................................................................................................... Unit 20E—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (21) Unit 21. (i) Unit 21 consists of drainages into the Yukon River upstream from Paimiut to, but not including, the Tozitna River drainage on the north bank, and to, but not including, the Tanana River drainage on the south bank; and excluding the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the Dulbi River drainage: (A) Unit 21A consists of the Innoko River drainage upstream from and including the Iditarod River drainage; (B) Unit 21B consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from Ruby and east of the Ruby-Poorman Road, downstream from and excluding the Tozitna River and Tanana River drainages, and excluding the Melozitna River drainage upstream from Grayling Creek; (C) Unit 21C consists of the Melozitna River drainage upstream from Grayling Creek, and the Dulbi River drainage upstream from and including the Cottonwood Creek drainage; (D) Unit 21D consists of the Yukon River drainage from and including the Blackburn Creek drainage upstream to Ruby, including the area west of the Ruby-Poorman Road, excluding the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the Dulbi River drainage, and excluding the Dulbi River drainage upstream from Cottonwood Creek; (E) Unit 21E consists of the Yukon River drainage from Paimiut upstream to, but not including, the Blackburn Creek drainage, and the Innoko River drainage downstream from the Iditarod River drainage. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) The Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, which consists of those portions of Units 21 and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64°52.58′ N. lat., 157°43.10′ W. long., then northerly to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65°28.42′ N. lat., 157°44.89′ W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65°57′ N. lat., 156°41′ W. long.) at 65°56.66′ N. lat., 156°40.81′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66°02.56′ N. lat., 156°12.71′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66°00.31′ N. lat., 155°18.57′ W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65°31.87′ N. lat., 154°52.18′ W. long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65°13.00′ N. lat., 156°06.43′ W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N. lat., 157°21.73′ W. long., then westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning, is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area; all hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&Goperated 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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Oct. 15–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Dec. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 15–Feb. 15. 1–Dec. 31. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. Sept. 20–June 10. Nov. 1–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Eagle Island (approximately 45 miles north of Grayling), then to the mouth of the Iditarod River, then down the east bank of the Innoko River to its confluence with Paimiut Slough, then south along the east bank of Paimiut Slough to its mouth, and then to the old village of Paimiut, is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or part of moose; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or part of moose by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. (iii) In Unit 21D, you may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25; (B) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 21(E) from Nov. 1–June 10; (C) The residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, under the terms of a Federal registration E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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 ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: Unit 21D—1 bear by State registration permit only ..................................................................................................... Unit 21, remainder—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 21A—1 caribou ..................................................................................................................................................... Unit 21B—that portion north of the Yukon River and downstream from Ukawutni Creek .......................................... Unit 21C—the Dulbi and Melozitna River drainages downstream from Big Creek .................................................... Unit 21B remainder, 21C remainder, and 21E—1 caribou ......................................................................................... Unit 21D—north of the Yukon River and east of the Koyukuk River—caribou may be taken during a winter season to be announced by the Refuge Manager of the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and the BLM Central Yukon Field Office Manager, in consultation with ADF&G and the Chairs of the Western Interior Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, and the Middle Yukon and Ruby Fish and Game Advisory Committees. Unit 21D, remainder—5 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16–June 30 ...................... Moose: Unit 21B—that part of the Nowitna River drainage downstream from and including the Little Mud River drainage—1 bull. A State registration permit is required from Sept. 5–25. A Federal registration permit is required from Sept. 26–Oct. 1. Unit 21B—that part of the Nowitna River drainage downstream from and including the Little Mud River drainage—1 antlered bull. A Federal registration permit is required during the 5-day season and will be limited to one per household. The 5-day season may be announced by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with the ADF&G and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Ruby Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Unit 21A and 21B, remainder—1 bull .......................................................................................................................... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 21C—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................................ Unit 21D—Koyukuk Controlled Use Area—1 bull; ...................................................................................................... 1 antlerless moose by Federal permit if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna NWR manager. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. A harvestable surplus of cows will be determined for a quota. or 1 antlered bull by Federal permit, if there is no Mar.1–5 season and if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna NWR manager and BLM Central Yukon field office manager. A harvestable surplus of bulls will be determined for a quota. Announcement for the Mar. and Apr. seasons and harvest quotas will be made after consultation with the ADF&G area biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and Middle Yukon and Koyukuk River Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Unit 21D, remainder—1 moose; however, antlerless moose may be taken only during Sept. 21–25 and the Mar. 1–5 season if authorized jointly by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and the Central Yukon Field Office Manager, Bureau of Land Management. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. During the Aug. 22–31 and Sept. 5–25 seasons, a State registration permit is required. During the Mar. 1–5 season a Federal registration permit is required. Announcement for the antlerless moose seasons and cow quotas will be made after consultation with the ADF&G area biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Middle Yukon Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Unit 21E—1 moose; however, only bulls may be taken from Aug. 25–Sept. 30 ........................................................ During the Feb. 15–Mar. 15 season a Federal registration permit is required. The permit conditions and any needed closures for the winter season will be announced by the Innoko NWR manager after consultation with the ADF&G area biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Middle Yukon Fish and Game Advisory Committee as stipulated in a letter of delegation. Moose may not be taken within one-half mile of the Innoko or Yukon River during the winter season. Beaver: Unit 21E—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Unit 21, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit .............................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ..................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession ....................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: No Limit ................................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4701 37959 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Dec. 10–Dec. 20. No open season. No open season. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Winter season to be announced. July 1–June 30. Sept. 5–Oct. 1. Five-day season to be announced between Dec. 1 and March 31. Aug. 20–Sept. 25. Nov. 1–30. Sept. 5–25. Sep. 1–25. Mar. 1–5 season to be announced. Apr. 10–15 season to be announced. Aug. 22–31. Sept. 5–25. Mar. 1–5 season to be announced. Aug. 25–Sept. 30. Feb. 15–Mar. 15. Nov. 1–June 10. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–June 10. 37960 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (22) Unit 22. (i) Unit 22 consists of Bering Sea, Norton Sound, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound drainages from, but excluding, the Pastolik River drainage in southern Norton Sound to, but not including, the Goodhope River drainage in Southern Kotzebue Sound, and all adjacent islands in the Bering Sea between the mouths of the Goodhope and Pastolik Rivers: (A) Unit 22A consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but excluding, the Pastolik River drainage to, and including, the Ungalik River drainage, and Stuart and Besboro Islands; (B) Unit 22B consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but excluding, the Ungalik River drainage to, and including, the Topkok Creek drainage; (C) Unit 22C consists of Norton Sound and Bering Sea drainages from, but excluding, the Topkok Creek drainage to, and including, the Tisuk River drainage, and King and Sledge Islands; (D) Unit 22D consists of that portion of Unit 22 draining into the Bering Sea north of, but not including, the Tisuk River to and including Cape York and St. Lawrence Island; (E) Unit 22E consists of Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound drainages from Cape York to, but excluding, the Goodhope River drainage, and including Little Diomede Island and Fairway Rock. (ii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 22 during the established seasons; (B) Coyote, incidentally taken with a trap or snare, may be used for subsistence purposes; (C) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot from a moving snowmachine; Open season HUNTING Black Bear: Unit 22A and 22B—3 bears ......................................................................................................................................... Unit 22, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—1 bear by State registration permit only .................................................................... Unit 22C—1 bear by State registration permit only ..................................................................................................... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Caribou: Unit 22B west of Golovin Bay and west of a line along the west bank of the Fish and Niukluk Rivers and excluding the Libby River drainage—5 caribou per day. Units 22A, 22B remainder, that portion of Unit 22D in the Kougaruk, Kuzitrin (excluding the Pilgrim River drainage), American, and Agiapuk River Drainages, and Unit 22E, that portion east of and including the Sanaguich River drainage—5 caribou per day; cow caribou may not be taken May 16–June 30. Moose: 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4701 1–Mar. 31. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Jul. 1–Jun. 30. No open season. Aug. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–Oct. 31. May 10–25. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. May 1–Sept. 30, a season may be opened by announcement by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with ADF&G. July 1–June 30. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 22A—that portion north of and including the Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik River drainages—1 bull. Federal public lands are closed to hunting except by residents of Unit 22A hunting under these regulations. Unit 22A—that portion in the Unalakleet drainage and all drainages flowing into Norton Sound north of the Golsovia River drainage and south of the Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik River drainages—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose, except that residents of Unalakleet, hunting under these regulations, may take 1 bull by Federal registration permit, administered by the BLM Anchorage Field Office with the authority to close the season in consultation with ADF&G. Unit 22A, remainder—1 bull. However, during the period Jan.1—Feb. 15, only an antlered bull may be taken. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Unit 22A hunting under these regulations. Unit 22B—west of the Darby Mountains—1 bull by State registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Unit 22B—west of the Darby Mountains—1 bull by either Federal or State registration permit. Quotas and any needed season closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS, and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of White Mountain and Golovin hunting under these regulations. Unit 22B, remainder—1 bull ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 22C—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................................ Unit 22D—that portion within the Kougarok, Kuzitrin, and Pilgrim River drainages—1 bull by State registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Units 22D and 22C hunting under these regulations. Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 bull by State registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 bull by Federal registration permit. Quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Units 22D and 22C hunting under these regulations. Unit 22D, remainder—1 bull ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 22D, remainder—1 moose; however, no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf .................. Unit 22D, remainder—1 antlered bull .......................................................................................................................... Unit 22E—1 antlered bull. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Musk ox: Unit 22B—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Anchorage Field Office Manager of the BLM, in consultation with NPS and ADF&G. Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit; however, cows may only be taken during the period Jan. 1–Mar. 15. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands in consultation with ADF&G and BLM. Unit 22D, that portion within the Kuzitrin River drainages—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit; however, cows may only be taken during the period Jan. 1–Mar. 15. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in consultation with ADF&G and BLM. Unit 22D, remainder—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit; however, cows may only be taken during the period Jan. 1–Mar. 15. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands in consultation with ADF&G and BLM. Unit 22E—1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands in consultation with ADF&G and BLM. Unit 22, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Beaver: Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—50 beaver .................................................................................................................. Unit 22, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Coyote ................................................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxes ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes ........................................................................................ Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit .............................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: Unit 22A and 22B—No limit ......................................................................................................................................... Unit 22, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 3 wolverines ...................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4701 37961 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Aug. 1–Sept. 30. Aug. 15–Sept. 14 Aug. 1–Sept. 30. Jan. 1–Feb. 15 Sept. 1–14. Jan. 1–31. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Sept. 1–14. Sept. 1–14. Sept. 1–14. Dec. 1–31. Aug. 10–Sept. 14. Oct. 1–Nov. 30. Dec. 1–31. Jan. 1–31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug.1–Mar. 15. Sept.1–Mar. 15. Aug.1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. No open season. Nov. 1–June 10. No open season. No open season. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Sept. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. No open season. Nov. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. 37962 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possession ................................................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): Unit 22A and 22B east of and including the Niukluk River drainage—40 per day, 80 in possession ....................... Unit 22E—20 per day, 40 in possession ..................................................................................................................... Unit 22, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possession ..................................................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E—50 beaver .................................................................................................................. Unit 22C. ...................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: ................................................................................................................................................................................ Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (23) Unit 23. (i) Unit 23 consists of Kotzebue Sound, Chukchi Sea, and Arctic Ocean drainages from and including the Goodhope River drainage to Cape Lisburne. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner either for hunting of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, or for transportation of hunters or harvested species in the Noatak Controlled Use Area for the period August 15– September 30. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 23 in a corridor extending five miles on either side of the Noatak River beginning at the mouth of the Noatak River, and extending upstream to the mouth of Sapun Creek. This closure does not apply to the transportation of hunters or parts of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine by regularly scheduled flights to communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled air service. (B) [Reserved] (iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 23; (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in this § ___.26, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using rimfire cartridges; (C) If you have a trapping license, you may take beaver with a firearm in all of Unit 23 from Nov. 1–Jun. 10; (D) For the Baird and DeLong Mountain sheep hunts—A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4701 Nov. 1–June 10. No open season. No open season. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 1–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: Unit 23—1 bear by State registration permit ................................................................................................. Caribou: 15 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16–June 30 ................................................ Sheep: 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Aug. 10–Apr. 30. July 15–May 15 Aug. 10–Apr. 30. on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and may have both his and the recipients’ harvest limits in his/her possession at the same time; (E) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot from a moving snowmachine; (F) A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take musk oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients, but have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time. Harvest limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Aug. 1–May 31. July 1–June 30. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Unit 23—south of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Cutler and Redstone Rivers (Baird Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. The total allowable harvest of sheep is 21, of which 15 may be rams and 6 may be ewes. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of sheep except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 23—north of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Aniuk River (DeLong Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. The total allowable harvest of sheep for the DeLong Mountains is 8, of which 5 may be rams and 3 may be ewes. Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)—1 ram with 7⁄8 curl or larger horn ........................................................... Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)—1 sheep .................................................................................................. Moose: Unit 23—that portion north and west of and including the Singoalik River drainage, and all lands draining into the Kukpuk and Ipewik Rivers—1 moose; no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf. Unit 23—that portion lying within the Noatak River drainage—1 moose; however, antlerless moose may be taken only from Nov. 1–Mar. 31; no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf. Unit 23, remainder—1 moose; no person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf ..................................... Musk ox: Unit 23—south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. or 1 musk ox by Federal permit or State permit .............................................................................................................. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by Federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands, in consultation with ADF&G and BLM. Unit 23—Cape Krusenstern National Monument—1 bull by Federal permit. Annual harvest quotas and any needed closures will be announced by the Superintendent of Western Arctic National Parklands. Cape Krusenstern National Monument is closed to the taking of musk oxen except by resident zone community members with permanent residence within the Monument or the immediately adjacent Napaktuktuk Mountain area, south of latitude 67°05′ N and west of longitude 162°30′ W hunting under these regulations. Unit 23, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Hare: (Snowshoe and Tundra) No limit .............................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 15 wolves ................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possession .............................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ...................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 23—the Kobuk and Selawik River drainages—50 beaver ................................................................................... Unit 23, remainder—30 beaver ................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4701 37963 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Aug. 10–April 30. If the allowable harvest levels are reached before the regular season closing date, the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands will announce an early closure. Aug. 10–April 30. If the allowable harvest levels are reached before the regular season closing date, the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands will announce an early closure. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Jan. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. No open season. July 1–June 30. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar.15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. July 1–June 30 Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 1–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. 37964 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (24) Unit 24. (i) Unit 24 consists of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from but not including the Dulbi River drainage: (A) Unit 24A consists of the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from but not including the Harriet Creek and North Fork Koyukuk River drainages, to the South Fork of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from Squaw Creek, the Jim River Drainage, the Fish Creek drainage upstream from and including the Bonanza Creek drainage, to the 1,410 ft. peak of the hydrologic divide with the northern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna River at N. Lat. 66°33.303′ W. Long. 151°03.637′ and following the unnamed northern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna Creek to the confluence of the southern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna River at N. Lat. 66°27.090′ W. Long. 151 °23.841′, 4.2 miles SSW (194 degrees true) of Clawanmenka Lake and following the unnamed southern fork of the Kanuti Chalatna Creek to the hydrologic divide with the Kanuti River drainage at N. Lat. 66°19.789′ W. Long. 151°10.102′, 3.0 miles ENE (79 degrees true) from the 2,055 ft. peak on that divide, and the Kanuti River drainage upstream from the confluence of an unnamed creek at N. Lat. 66°13.050′ W. Long. 151 °05.864′, 0.9 miles SSE (155 degrees true) of a 1,980 ft. peak on that divide, and following that unnamed creek to the Unit 24 boundary on the hydrologic divide to the Ray River drainage at N. Lat. 66°03.827′ W. Long. 150°49.988′ at the 2,920 ft. peak of that divide; (B) Unit 24B consists of the Koyukuk River Drainage upstream from Dog Island to the Subunit 24A boundary; (C) Unit 24C consists of the Hogatza River Drainage, the Koyukuk River Drainage upstream from Batza River on the north side of the Koyukuk River and upstream from and including the Indian River Drainage on the south side of the Koyukuk River to the Subunit 24B boundary; (D) Unit 24D consists of the remainder of Unit 24. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles, or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, and Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife; (B) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Kanuti Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 24 bounded by a line from the Bettles Field VOR to the east side of Fish Creek Lake, to Old Dummy Lake, to the south end of Lake Todatonten (including all waters of these lakes), to the northernmost headwaters of Siruk Creek, to the highest peak of Double Point Mountain, then back to the Bettles Field VOR; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area; (C) You may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, which consists of those portions of Unit 21s and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64°52.58′ N. lat., 157°43.10′ W. long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65°28.42′ N. lat., 157°44.89′ W. long., then northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65°57′ N. lat., 156°41′ W. long.) at 65°56.66′ N. lat., 156°40.81′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66°02.56′ N. lat., 156°12.71′ W. long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66°00.31′ N. lat., 155°18.57′ W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65°31.87′ N. lat., 154°52.18′ W. long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65°13.00′ N. lat., 156°06.43′ W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N. lat., 157°21.73′ W. long., then westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area; all hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G operated check station at Ella’s Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check station. (iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears. However, this prohibition does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25; (B) Arctic fox, incidentally taken with a trap or snare intended for red fox, may be used for subsistence purposes. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Harvest limits Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: Unit 24—1 bear by State registration permit ................................................................................................. Caribou: Unit 24—that portion south of the south bank of the Kanuti River, upstream from and including that portion of the Kanuti-Kilolitna River drainage, bounded by the southeast bank of the Kodosin–Nolitna Creek, then downstream along the east bank of the Kanuti–Kilolitna River to its confluence with the Kanuti River—1 caribou. Unit 24, remainder—5 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16–June 30 ........................ Sheep: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. July 1–June 30. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Unit 24A and 24B—(Anaktuvuk Pass residents only)—that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park— community harvest quota of 60 sheep, no more than 10 of which may be ewes and a daily possession limit of 3 sheep per person, no more than 1 of which may be a ewe. Unit 24A and 24B—(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass residents)—that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—3 sheep. Unit 24A—except that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only. Unit 24, remainder—1 ram with 7/8 curl or larger horn .............................................................................................. Moose: Unit 24A—1 antlered bull by Federal registration permit ............................................................................................ Unit 24B—that portion within the John River Drainage—1 moose ............................................................................. Unit 24B—Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge and BLM lands—1 antlered bull. A federal registration permit is required for the Sep. 26–Oct. 1 period. A Federal registration permit is required for the Dec.15–Apr. 15 season for the Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge and BLM lands that are within the Koyukuk River drainage upstream of the Henshaw Creek drainage and upstream of and including the Bonanza Creek drainage. Federal public lands in the Kanuti Controlled Use Area, as described in Federal regulations, are closed to taking of moose, except by Federally qualified subsistence users of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and Galena hunting under these regulations. Unit 24B, remainder 1 antlered bull. A Federal registration permit is required for the Sept. 26–Oct. 1 period ......... Unit 24C and 24D—that portion within the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area and Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge— 1 bull. 1 antlerless moose by Federal permit if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and BLM Field Office Manager Central Yukon Field Office. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. A harvestable surplus of cows will be determined for a quota. or 1 antlered bull by Federal permit, if there is no Mar. 1–5 season and if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Manager and BLM Field Office Manager Central Yukon Field Office. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. Announcement for the Mar. and Apr. seasons and harvest quotas will be made after consultation with the ADF&G Area Biologist and the Chairs of the Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, and the Middle Yukon and Koyukuk River Fish and Game Advisory Committees. Unit 24C, remainder and Unit 24D, remainder—1 antlered bull. During the Sept. 5–Sept. 25 season, a State registration permit is required. Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 15 wolves; however, no more than 5 wolves may be taken prior to Nov. 1 ............................................................ Wolverine: 5 wolverine; however, no more than 1 wolverine may be taken prior to Nov. 1 ............................................. Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession ....................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possession ............................................................................................. TRAPPING Beaver: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. (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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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; PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4701 37965 Sfmt 4700 July 15–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Aug. 20–Sept. 30. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Aug. 25–Oct. 1. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Dec. 15–Apr. 15 (until Jun. 30, 2014). Aug. 25–Oct. 1. Sep. 1–25. Mar. 1–5 to be announced. or Apr. 10–15 to be announced. Aug. 25–Oct. 1. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 1–June 10. 1–Mar. 31. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. (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. E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37966 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife; (B) The Arctic Village Sheep Management Area consists of that portion of Unit 25A north and west of Arctic Village, which is bounded on the east by the East Fork Chandalar River beginning at the confluence of Red Sheep Creek and proceeding southwesterly downstream past Arctic Village to the confluence with Crow Nest Creek, continuing up Crow Nest Creek, through Portage Lake, to its confluence with the Junjik River; then down the Junjik River past Timber Lake and a larger tributary, to a major, unnamed tributary, northwesterly, for approximately 6 miles where the stream forks into 2 roughly equal drainages; the boundary follows the easternmost fork, proceeding almost due north to the headwaters and intersects the Continental Divide; the boundary then follows the Continental Divide easterly, through Carter Pass, then easterly and northeasterly approximately 62 miles along the divide to the head waters of the most northerly tributary of Red Sheep Creek then follows southerly along the divide designating the eastern extreme of the Red Sheep Creek drainage then to the confluence of Red Sheep Creek and the East Fork Chandalar River. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30 and between August 1 and September 25; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands; (B) You may take caribou and moose from a boat moving under power in Unit 25; (C) The taking of bull moose outside the seasons provided in this part for food in memorial potlatches and traditional cultural events is authorized in Unit 25D west provided that: (1) The person organizing the religious ceremony or cultural event contact the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge prior to taking or attempting to take bull moose and provide to the Refuge Manager the name of the decedent, the nature of the ceremony or cultural event, number to be taken, and the general area in which the taking will occur; (2) Each person who takes a bull moose under this section must submit a written report to the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge not more than 15 days after the harvest specifying the harvester’s name and address, and the date(s) and location(s) of the taking(s); (3) No permit or harvest ticket is required for taking under this section; however, the harvester must be an Alaska rural resident with customary and traditional use in Unit 25D west; (4) Any moose taken under this provision counts against the annual quota of 60 bulls. Harvest limits Open season emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ......................................................................................................................................................................... or 3 bears by State community harvest permit ........................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Units 25A and 25B—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................... Unit 25C—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................................... Unit 25D—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 25A—in those portions west of the east bank of the East Fork of the Chandalar River extending from its confluence with the Chandalar River upstream to Guilbeau Pass and north of the south bank of the mainstem of the Chandalar River at its confluence with the East Fork Chandalar River west (and north of the south bank) along the West Fork Chandalar River—10 caribou. However, only bulls may be taken May 16–Jun. 30. Unit 25C—that portion west of the east bank of the mainstem of Preacher Creek to its confluence with American Creek, then west of the east bank of American Creek—1 caribou; however, cow caribou may be taken only from Nov. 1–Mar. 31. However, during the November 1–March 31 season, a State registration permit is required. Unit 25C, remainder—1 caribou by joint Federal/State registration permit only. During the fall season the harvest will be restricted to 1 bull and the harvest will not exceed 100 caribou between Aug. 10–29. Up to 600 caribou may be taken under a State/Federal harvest quota. Unit 25D—that portion of Unit 25D drained by the west fork of the Dall River west of 150° W. long.—1 bull .......... Unit 25A remainder, 25B, and Unit 25D, remainder—10 caribou ............................................................................... Sheep: Unit 25A—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area ......................................................... Units 25A—Arctic Village Sheep Management Area—2 rams by Federal registration permit only. Federal public lands, except the drainages of Red Sheep Creek and Cane Creek during the period of Aug. 10–Sept. 20, are closed to the taking of sheep except by rural Alaska residents of Arctic Village, Venetie, Fort Yukon, Kaktovik, and Chalkyitsik hunting under these regulations. Unit 25A, remainder—3 sheep by Federal registration permit only ............................................................................ Moose: Unit 25A—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................................. Unit 25B—that portion within Yukon-Charley National Preserve—1 bull .................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Aug. 10–Jun. 30. Sept. 1–May 31. Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 1–Jun. 30 Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Sept. 30. Dec. 1–31. July 1–Apr. 30. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 25–Sept. 25. Dec. 1–10. Aug. 20–Sept. 30. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Unit 25B—that portion within the Porcupine River drainage upstream from, but excluding the Coleen River drainage—1 antlered bull. Unit 25B—that portion, other than Yukon-Charley 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 bull .......................................................................................................................... Unit 25C—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................................ Unit 25D (west)—that portion lying west of a line extending from the Unit 25D boundary on Preacher Creek, then downstream along Preacher Creek, Birch Creek and Lower Mouth of Birch Creek to the Yukon River, then downstream along the north bank of the Yukon River (including islands) to the confluence of the Hadweenzic River, then upstream along the west bank of the Hadweenzic River to the confluence of Forty and One-Half Mile Creek, then upstream along Forty and One-Half Mile Creek to Nelson Mountain on the Unit 25D boundary—1 bull by a Federal registration permit. Permits will be available in the following villages: Beaver (25 permits), Birch Creek (10 permits), and Stevens Village (25 permits). Permits for residents of 25D (west) who do not live in one of the three villages will be available by contacting the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Office in Fairbanks or a local Refuge Information Technician. Moose hunting on public land in Unit 25D (west) is closed at all times except for residents of Unit 25D (west) hunting under these regulations. The moose season will be closed by announcement of the Refuge Manager Yukon Flats NWR when 60 moose have been harvested in the entirety (from Federal and non-Federal lands) of Unit 25D (west). Unit 25D, remainder—1 antlered moose ..................................................................................................................... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Beaver: Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D—1 beaver per day; 1 in possession .................................................................................... Unit 25C ....................................................................................................................................................................... Coyote: 10 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Lynx: Unit 25C—2 lynx .......................................................................................................................................................... Unit 25, remainder—2 lynx .......................................................................................................................................... Muskrat: Unit 25B and 25C, that portion within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve—No limit ....................................... Unit 25, remainder ....................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 25A—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Unit 25, remainder—10 wolves ................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): Unit 25C—15 per day, 30 in possession ..................................................................................................................... Unit 25, remainder—15 per day, 30 in possession ..................................................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): Unit 25C—those portions within 5 miles of Route 6 (Steese Highway)—20 per day, 40 in possession ................... Unit 25, remainder—20 per day, 40 in possession ..................................................................................................... TRAPPING Beaver: Unit 25C—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Unit 25—remainder—50 beaver .................................................................................................................................. Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: Unit 25C—No limit ....................................................................................................................................................... Unit 25, remainder—No limit ....................................................................................................................................... (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4701 37967 Sfmt 4700 Aug. 25–Sept. 30. Dec. 1–10. Sept. 5–30. Dec. 1–15. Aug. Dec. Aug. Aug. 25–Sept. 25. 1–15. 20–Sep. 30. 25–Feb. 28. Aug. 25–Oct. 1. Dec. 1–20. Apr. 16–Oct. 31. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–June 10. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Mar. 31. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. (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 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 37968 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations transportation of moose hunters, their gear, or moose parts by aircraft between publicly owned airports; (B) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife. (iii) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 26A by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears or parts of bears. However, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 26; (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in this § ___.26, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using rimfire cartridges; (C) In Kaktovik, a Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep or musk ox on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time; (D) For the DeLong Mountain sheep hunts—A Federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another Federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and may have both his and the recipient’s harvest limits in his/her possession at the same time. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 Harvest limits Open season HUNTING Black Bear: 3 bears ............................................................................................................................................................ Brown Bear: Unit 26A—1 bear by State registration permit ............................................................................................................ Unit 26B—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................................... Unit 26C—1 bear ......................................................................................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 26A—10 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may not be taken May 16–June 30 ...................................... Unit 26B—10 caribou per day; however, cow caribou may be taken only from Oct. 1–Apr. 30 ................................ Unit 26C—10 caribou per day ..................................................................................................................................... (You may not transport more than 5 caribou per regulatory year from Unit 26 except to the community of Anaktuvuk Pass. Sheep: Unit 26A and 26B—(Anaktuvuk Pass residents only)—that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park— community harvest quota of 60 sheep, no more than 10 of which may be ewes and a daily possession limit of 3 sheep per person, no more than 1 of which may be a ewe. Unit 26A—(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass residents)—those portions within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—3 sheep. Unit 26A—that portion west of Howard Pass and the Etivluk River (DeLong Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. The total allowable harvest of sheep for the DeLong Mountains is 8, of which 5 may be rams and 3 may be ewes. If the allowable harvest levels are reached before the regular season closing date, the Superintendent of the Western Arctic National Parklands will announce an early closure. Unit 26B—that portion within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area—1 ram with 7⁄8 curl or larger horn by Federal registration permit only. Unit 26A, remainder and 26B, remainder—including the Gates of the Arctic National Preserve—1 ram with 7⁄8 curl or larger horn. Unit 26C—3 sheep per regulatory year; the Aug. 10–Sept. 20 season is restricted to 1 ram with 7⁄8 curl or larger horn. A Federal registration permit is required for the Oct. 1–Apr. 30 season. Moose: Unit 26A—that portion of the Colville River drainage upstream from and including the Anaktuvuk River drainage—1 bull. Unit 26A—that portion of the Colville River drainage upstream from and including the Anaktuvuk River drainage—1 moose; however, you may not take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf. Unit 26A—that portion west of 156°00′ W. longitude excluding the Colville River drainage. 1 moose, however, you may not take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf. Unit 26A, remainder—1 bull ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 26B, excluding the Canning River drainage—1 bull ............................................................................................ Units 26B, remainder and 26C—1 moose by Federal registration permit by residents of Kaktovik only. The harvest quota is 3 moose (2 antlered bulls and 1 of either sex), provided that no more than 2 antlered bulls may be harvested from Unit 26C and cows may not be harvested from Unit 26C. You may not take a cow accompanied by a calf in Unit 26B. Only 3 Federal registration permits will be issued. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by a Kaktovik resident holding a Federal registration permit and hunting under these regulations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30JNR2.SGM 30JNR2 July 1–June 30. July 1–May 31. Sept. 1–May 31. Aug. 10–June 30. July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. July 1–Apr. 30. July 15–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–April 30. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Aug. 10–Sept. 20. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Aug. 1–Sept. 14. Feb. 15–Apr. 15. July 1–Sept. 14. Aug. 1–Sept. 14. Sept. 1–14. Jul. 1–Mar. 31. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Musk ox: Unit 26C—1 bull by Federal registration permit only. The number of permits that may be issued only to the residents of the village of Kaktovik will not exceed three percent (3%) of the number of musk oxen counted in Unit 26C during a pre-calving census. Public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox, except by rural Alaska residents of the village of Kaktovik hunting under these regulations. Coyote: 2 coyotes ............................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxes ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): Units 26A and 26B—10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1 .................................. Unit 26C—10 foxes ...................................................................................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit .............................................................................................................................. Lynx: 2 lynx ......................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 15 wolves ................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 5 wolverine ........................................................................................................................................................ Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possession ............................................................................................. TRAPPING Coyote: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ..................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ......................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Marten: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ....................................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit .............................................................................................................................................................. 5. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, amend § ll.27 by adding new paragraphs (i)(3)(xiii)(A) and (B) to read as follows: ■ § ll.27 * Subsistence taking of fish. * * (i) * * * * * (3) * * * (xiii) * * * (A) In the Yukon River drainage, you may not take salmon for subsistence fishing using gillnets with stretched mesh larger than 7.5 inches. (B) [Reserved]. * * * * * emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES2 18:11 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 Jul. 15–Mar. 31. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sept. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Jan. 31. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Apr. 15. Dated: June 7, 2010. Peter J. Probasco, Acting Chair, Federal Subsistence Board. Dated: June 7, 2010. Steve Kessler, Subsistence Program Leader, USDA-Forest Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

36 CFR Part 242

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 100

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


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

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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

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

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Peter J. Probasco, Office of 
Subsistence Management; (907) 786-3888 or 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:
     Chair, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with 
concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture;
     Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
     Alaska Regional Director, U.S. National Park Service;
     Alaska State Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management;
     Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; 
and
     Alaska Regional Forester, U.S. Forest Service.
    Through the Board, these agencies participate in the development of 
regulations for subparts A, B, and C, which set forth the basic 
program, and they continue to work together on regularly revising the 
subpart D regulations, which, among other things, set forth specific 
harvest seasons and limits.

Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils

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

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

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

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

Current Rule for Fish

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

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

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

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

Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Adopted by the Board

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

Statewide

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

Southeast Alaska

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

Southcentral Alaska

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

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

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

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

Western Interior

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

Seward Peninsula

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

Eastern Interior

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

Multi-Region

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

Yukon River

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

Conformance with Statutory and Regulatory Authorities

Administrative Procedure Act Compliance

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

National Environmental Policy Act Compliance

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

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 Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subparts A, B, and C: Federal Register Documents
                                          Pertaining to the Final Rule
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Federal Register citation       Date of publication          Category                    Details
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
57 FR 22940.......................  May 29, 1992.........  Final Rule...........  ``Subsistence Management
                                                                                   Regulations for Public Lands
                                                                                   in Alaska; Final Rule'' was
                                                                                   published in the Federal
                                                                                   Register.
64 FR 1276........................  January 8, 1999......  Final Rule...........  Amended the regulations to
                                                                                   include subsistence
                                                                                   activities occurring on
                                                                                   inland navigable waters in
                                                                                   which the United States has a
                                                                                   reserved water right and to
                                                                                   identify specific Federal
                                                                                   land units where reserved
                                                                                   water rights exist. Extended
                                                                                   the Federal Subsistence
                                                                                   Board's management to all
                                                                                   Federal lands selected under
                                                                                   the Alaska Native Claims
                                                                                   Settlement Act and the Alaska
                                                                                   Statehood Act and situated
                                                                                   within the boundaries of a
                                                                                   Conservation System Unit,
                                                                                   National Recreation Area,
                                                                                   National Conservation Area,
                                                                                   or any new national forest or
                                                                                   forest addition, until
                                                                                   conveyed to the State of
                                                                                   Alaska or to an Alaska Native
                                                                                   Corporation. Specified and
                                                                                   clarified the Secretaries'
                                                                                   authority to determine when
                                                                                   hunting, fishing, or trapping
                                                                                   activities taking place in
                                                                                   Alaska off the public lands
                                                                                   interfere with the
                                                                                   subsistence priority.
66 FR 31533.......................  June 12, 2001........  Interim Rule.........  Expanded the authority that
                                                                                   the Board may delegate to
                                                                                   agency field officials and
                                                                                   clarified the procedures for
                                                                                   enacting emergency or
                                                                                   temporary restrictions,
                                                                                   closures, or openings.
67 FR 30559.......................  May 7, 2002..........  Final Rule...........  Amended the operating
                                                                                   regulations in response to
                                                                                   comments on the June 12,
                                                                                   2001, interim rule. Also
                                                                                   corrected some inadvertent
                                                                                   errors and oversights of
                                                                                   previous rules.
68 FR 7703........................  February 18, 2003....  Direct Final Rule....  Clarified how old a person
                                                                                   must be to receive certain
                                                                                   subsistence use permits and
                                                                                   removed the requirement that
                                                                                   Regional Councils must have
                                                                                   an odd number of members.
68 FR 23035.......................  April 30, 2003.......  Affirmation of Direct  Because no adverse comments
                                                            Final Rule.            were received on the direct
                                                                                   final rule (67 FR 30559), the
                                                                                   direct final rule was
                                                                                   adopted.
69 FR 60957.......................  October 14, 2004.....  Final Rule...........  Clarified the membership
                                                                                   qualifications for Regional
                                                                                   Advisory Council membership
                                                                                   and relocated the definition
                                                                                   of ``regulatory year'' from
                                                                                   subpart A to subpart D of the
                                                                                   regulations.
70 FR 76400.......................  December 27, 2005....  Final Rule...........  Revised jurisdiction in marine
                                                                                   waters and clarified
                                                                                   jurisdiction relative to
                                                                                   military lands.
71 FR 49997.......................  August 24, 2006......  Final Rule...........  Revised the jurisdiction of
                                                                                   the subsistence program by
                                                                                   adding submerged lands and
                                                                                   waters in the area of
                                                                                   Makhnati Island, near Sitka,
                                                                                   AK. This allowed subsistence
                                                                                   users to harvest marine
                                                                                   resources in this area under
                                                                                   seasons, harvest limits, and
                                                                                   methods specified in the
                                                                                   regulations.
72 FR 25688.......................  May 7, 2007..........  Final Rule...........  Revised nonrural
                                                                                   determinations.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    An environmental assessment was prepared in 1997 on the expansion 
of Federal jurisdiction over fisheries and is available from the office 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The Secretary of the 
Interior with the concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture 
determined that the expansion of Federal jurisdiction did not 
constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the human 
environment and, therefore, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact.

Section 810 of ANILCA

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

Paperwork Reduction Act

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

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order 12866)

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

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

Regulatory Flexibility Act

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

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

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

Executive Order 12630

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

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

Executive Order 12988

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

Executive Order 13132

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

Executive Order 13175

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

Executive Order 13211

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

Drafting Information

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

List of Subjects

36 CFR Part 242

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

50 CFR Part 100

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

Regulation Promulgation

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

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

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

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

Subpart C--Board Determinations

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


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

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

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

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

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Unit 9E.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 9B,
                                                    9C, 9E, 17, Nelson
                                                    Lagoon and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C and   Moose............  Residents of Unit 9A,
 Unit 9E.                                           9B, 9C, and 9E.
Unit 9D.......................  Moose............  Residents of Cold
                                                    Bay, False Pass,
                                                    King Cove, Nelson
                                                    Lagoon, and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 9B.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Iliamna,
                                                    Newhalen, Nondalton,
                                                    Pedro Bay, Port
                                                    Alsworth, and
                                                    residents of Lake
                                                    Clark National Park
                                                    and Preserve within
                                                    Unit 9B.
Unit 9, remainder.............  Sheep............  No determination.
Unit 9........................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 9A, Unit B, Unit C, &      Beaver...........  Residents of Units
 Unit E.                                            9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and
                                                    17.
Unit 10 Unimak Island.........  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 9D
                                                    and 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island).
Unit 10 Unimak Island.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Akutan,
                                                    False Pass, King
                                                    Cove, and Sand
                                                    Point.
Unit 10, remainder............  Caribou..........  No determination.
Unit 10.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13 and the
                                                    residents of
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 11.......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Black Bear.......  Residents of
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna Road
                                                    (mileposts 25-46),
                                                    Slana, Tazlina, Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road
                                                    (mileposts 79-110),
                                                    Tonsina, and Units
                                                    11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Brown Bear.......  Residents of
 River.                                             Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Slana,
                                                    Tazlina, Tonsina,
                                                    and Units 11 and 12.
Unit 11, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Kenny Lake, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna Road
                                                    (mileposts 25-46),
                                                    Slana, Tazlina, Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road
                                                    (mileposts 79-110),
                                                    Tonsina, and Units
                                                    11.
Unit 11, north of the Sanford   Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
 River.                                             12, 13A-D,
                                                    Chickaloon, Healy
                                                    Lake, and Dot Lake.
Unit 11, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    13A-D, and
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 11.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Unit 11,
                                                    Chitina,
                                                    Chistochina, Copper
                                                    Center, Gakona,