Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2018-19 and 2019-20 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations, 50758-50801 [2018-21219]

Download as PDF 50758 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Thomas C. J. Doolittle, Office of Subsistence Management; (907) 786– 3888 or subsistence@fws.gov. For questions specific to National Forest System lands, contact Thomas Whitford, Regional Subsistence Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Alaska Region; (907) 743–9461 or twhitford@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Forest Service 36 CFR Part 242 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. FWS–R7–SM–2016–0049; FXFR13350700640–189–FF07J00000; FBMS#4500117985] Background RIN 1018–BB38 Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska—2018–19 and 2019–20 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 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 rule also revises the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife and customary and traditional use determinations for wildlife. DATES: This rule is effective October 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: The Board meeting transcripts are available for review at the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, AK 99503, or on the Office of Subsistence Management website (https://www.doi.gov/subsistence). SUMMARY: 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. This program provides a preference for take of fish and wildlife resources for subsistence uses on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. The Secretaries published temporary regulations to carry out this program in the Federal Register on June 29, 1990 (55 FR 27114), and published final regulations in the Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The Program has subsequently amended these regulations a number of 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 242.1–242.28 and 50 CFR 100.1–100.28, 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. Consistent with subpart B of these regulations, the Secretaries established a Federal Subsistence Board to administer the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The Board comprises: • A Chair appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture; • The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; • The Alaska Regional Director, National Park Service; • The Alaska State Director, Bureau of Land Management; • The Alaska Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs; • The Alaska Regional Forester, USDA Forest Service; and • Two public members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture. Through the Board, these agencies participate in the development of regulations for subparts C and D, which, among other things, set forth program eligibility and specific harvest seasons and limits. In administering the program, the Secretaries divided Alaska 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 resource requirements to have a meaningful role in the subsistence management of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands in Alaska. The Council members represent varied geographical, cultural, and user interests within each region. The Board addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable biennial cycle. Section ll.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 § ll.24 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Federal Register citation 59 59 60 61 62 63 63 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 27462 51855 10317 39698 29016 35332 46148 VerDate Sep<11>2014 .................................................................... .................................................................... .................................................................... .................................................................... .................................................................... .................................................................... .................................................................... 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Rule made changes to the following provisions of ll.24 Date of publication PO 00000 May 27, 1994 ................................................................... 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Current Rule The Departments published a proposed rule on May 17, 2017 (82 FR 22621), 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 June 16, 2017. The Departments advertised the proposed rule by mail, email, web page, social media, radio, and newspaper. During that period, the Councils met and, in addition to other Council business, generated proposals and received suggestions for proposals from the public. The Board received a total of 57 proposals for changes to subparts C and D. After the comment period closed, the Board prepared a booklet describing the proposals and distributed it to the public. The proposals were also available online. The public then had an additional 45 days in which to comment on the proposals for changes to the regulations. The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received public comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on proposals for their respective regions. The Councils had a substantial role in reviewing the proposed rule and making recommendations for the final rule. Moreover, a Council Chair, or a designated representative, presented each Council’s recommendations at the Board meeting that was held April 10– 13, 2018. These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Rule made changes to the following provisions of ll.24 Date of publication January 8, 1999 ............................................................... July 1, 1999 ..................................................................... June 30, 2000 .................................................................. February 13, 2001 ........................................................... June 25, 2001 .................................................................. February 7, 2002 ............................................................. June 28, 2002 .................................................................. February 12, 2003 ........................................................... February 3, 2004 ............................................................. July 1, 2004 ..................................................................... March 21, 2005 ................................................................ June 22, 2005 .................................................................. March 29, 2006 ................................................................ June 30, 2006 .................................................................. March 16, 2007 ................................................................ December 27, 2007 ......................................................... June 26, 2008 .................................................................. March 30, 2009 ................................................................ June 30, 2010 .................................................................. March 8, 2011 .................................................................. June 13, 2012 .................................................................. June 19, 2014 .................................................................. August 8, 2016 ................................................................ January 23, 2018 ............................................................. recommendations, Tribal and Alaska Native corporation consultations, and public comments. The public received extensive opportunity to review and comment on all changes. Of the 57 valid proposals, 4 were withdrawn by the proponents, 26 were on the Board’s non-consensus agenda, and 27 were on the consensus agenda. The consensus agenda is made up of proposals for which there is agreement among the affected Councils, a majority of the Interagency Staff Committee, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game concerning a proposed regulatory action. Anyone may request that the Board remove a proposal from the consensus agenda and place it on the non-consensus agenda. The Board votes en masse on the consensus agenda after deliberation and action on the nonconsensus agenda. Of the proposals on the consensus agenda, the Board adopted 12, adopted 4 with modification, and rejected 11. Analysis and justification for the action taken on each proposal on the consensus agenda are available for review at the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or on the Federal Subsistence Management Programs website (https://www.doi.gov/ subsistence/index.cfm) or at https:// www.regulations.gov. Of the proposals on the non-consensus agenda, the Board adopted 3, adopted 14 with modification, rejected 6, took no action on 2, and deferred 1. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife/Fish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife. Wildlife. Wildlife. Fish. Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Rejected or No Action Taken by the Board The Board rejected, took no action, or deferred 9 non-consensus proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for rejection by one or more of the Councils. The Board rejected a proposal to increase the harvest quota for wolves in Unit 2. This proposal was found to violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation. The Board deferred a proposal to establish a community harvest system for moose and caribou in Units 11 and 13 to allow time for staff and the proponent to develop a framework and report back to the Board at its next meeting. The Board rejected a proposal to allow the use of snow machines to position animals (caribou, wolves, and wolverines) in Unit 17. This proposal was found to violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation and was not supported by substantial evidence. The Board rejected a proposal to reduce the season for caribou in Unit 18. This proposal was determined to be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. The Board rejected a proposal to allow the sale of brown bear skulls and skulls with hides attached. This proposal was found not to be supported by substantial evidence. This action was contrary to one Council E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50760 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations recommendation, and another Council recommended the Board take no action. The Board rejected a proposal to rescind a closure to sheep in Unit 25A. This proposal was determined to be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. The Board rejected a proposal to close public lands to non-federally qualified users to the take of caribou in Units 26A and 26B. This proposal was found not to be supported by substantial evidence. This action was contrary to one Council recommendation and supported by another Council recommendation. The Board took no action on three proposals, Unit 23 moose, Unit 23 caribou, and Units 22, 23, and 26A caribou, based on its actions on similar proposals. Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Adopted by the Board The Board adopted or adopted with modification 17 non-consensus proposals. Modifications were suggested by the affected Council(s), developed during the analysis process, suggested during Tribal and Alaska Native corporation consultations, or developed during the Board’s public deliberations. All of the adopted proposals were recommended for adoption by at least one of the Councils. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to modify bear baiting restrictions State wide. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to reduce the harvest limit for deer for non-federally qualified users in Unit 2. The Board struck the portion of the proposal to shorten the season for federally qualified subsistence users. The Board adopted with modification a proposal to establish a fall moose season in Unit 1C to begin in 2019. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to align Federal and State regulations for caribou in Unit 9D. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the harvest limits for caribou in Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 17A, 17B, 17C, 19A, and 19B. The Board adopted two proposals with modifications to rescind a closure to the take of caribou in Units 17A, 17C, and the Nushagak Peninsula and revised the Customary and Traditional Use determinations in Unit 17, remainder. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to establish a winter season for moose in Unit 18. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to reduce the harvest and possession limits for ptarmigan in Unit 18. The Board adopted a proposal to extend the season for lynx in Unit 24A. The Board adopted two proposals with modifications to revise closures to the take of moose in Units 22 and 22A. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the harvest limits, and establish a separate antlerless season for moose in Unit 23. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to extend the season and increase the harvest limit for brown bear in Unit 23. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to close public lands along a 10-mile corridor along the Noatak River, except to federally qualified subsistence hunters, for caribou in Unit 23. The Board adopted a proposal to establish a registration hunt for caribou in Units 22, 23, and 26A. The Board adopted a proposal to extend the season for moose in Unit 25B. These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council recommendations, Tribal and Alaska Native corporation consultations, and public comments. Because this rule concerns public lands managed by an agency or agencies in both the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, identical text will be incorporated into 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. Conformance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities Administrative Procedure Act Compliance The Board has provided extensive opportunity for public input and involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act requirements, including publishing a proposed rule in the Federal Register, 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 25 years that 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 that described four alternatives for developing a Federal Subsistence Management Program was distributed for public comment on October 7, 1991. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published on February 28, 1992. The Record of Decision (ROD) on Subsistence Management for Federal Public Lands in Alaska was signed April 6, 1992. The selected alternative in the FEIS (Alternative IV) defined the administrative framework of an annual regulatory cycle for subsistence regulations. The following Federal Register documents pertain to this rulemaking: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 50761 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA, SUBPARTS A, B, AND C: Federal Register DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE FINAL RULE—Continued Federal Register citation Date of publication Category Details 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 ............... 75 FR 63088 ............... May 7, 2007 ............... October 14, 2010 ....... Final Rule ................... Final Rule ................... 76 FR 56109 ............... September 12, 2011 ... Final Rule ................... 77 FR 12477 ............... March 1, 2012 ............ Final Rule ................... 80 FR 68249 ............... November 4, 2015 ...... Final Rule ................... 83 FR 23813 ............... May 23, 2018 ............. 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. 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. Amended the regulations for accepting and addressing special action requests and the role of the Regional Advisory Councils in the process. Revised the composition of the Federal Subsistence Board by expanding the Board by two public members who possess personal knowledge of and direct experience with subsistence uses in rural Alaska. Extended the compliance date for the final rule (72 FR 25688) that revised nonrural determinations until the Secretarial program review is complete or in 5 years, whichever comes first. Revised the nonrural determination process and allowed the Federal Subsistence Board to define which communities and areas are nonrural. Identifies submerged lands within the Tongass National Forest that did not pass to the State of Alaska at statehood and remain Federal public lands subject to the provisions of ANILCA. A 1997 environmental assessment dealt with the expansion of Federal jurisdiction over fisheries and is available at the office listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The Secretary of the Interior, with concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture, determined that expansion of Federal jurisdiction does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the human environment and, therefore, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50762 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations restrict’’ threshold that would require notice and hearings under ANILCA section 810(a). Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) This rule does not contain any new collections of information that require Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. OMB has reviewed and approved the collections of information associated with the subsistence regulations at 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0075, which expires June 30, 2019. 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 OMB control number. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget will review all significant rules. OIRA has determined that this rule is not significant. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires preparation of flexibility analyses for rules that will have a significant effect on a substantial number of small entities, which include small businesses, organizations, or governmental jurisdictions. In general, the resources to be harvested under this rule are already being harvested and consumed by the local harvester and do not result in an additional dollar benefit to the economy. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 summary impact statement. 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, Title VIII, does not PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 provide specific rights to tribes for the subsistence taking of wildlife, fish, and shellfish. However, the Board provided federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native corporations opportunities to consult on this rule. Consultation with Alaska Native corporations are based on Public Law 108–199, div. H, Sec. 161, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 452, as amended by Public Law 108–447, div. H, title V, Sec. 518, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3267, which provides that: ‘‘The Director of the Office of Management and Budget and all Federal agencies shall hereafter consult with Alaska Native corporations on the same basis as Indian tribes under Executive Order No. 13175.’’ The Secretaries, through the Board, provided a variety of opportunities for consultation: Commenting on proposed changes to the existing rule; engaging in dialogue at the Regional Council meetings; engaging in dialogue at the Board’s meetings; and providing input in person, by mail, email, or phone at any time during the rulemaking process. On April 10, 2018, the Board provided federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations a specific opportunity to consult on this rule prior to the start of its public regulatory meeting. Federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations were notified by mail and telephone and were given the opportunity to attend in person or via teleconference. Executive Order 13211 This Executive Order requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. However, this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 13211, affecting energy supply, distribution, or use, and no Statement of Energy Effects is required. Drafting Information Theo Matuskowitz drafted these regulations under the guidance of Thomas C. J. Doolittle of the Office of Subsistence Management, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Additional assistance was provided by • Daniel Sharp, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management; • Clarence Summers, Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service; • Dr. Glenn Chen, Alaska Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs; • Carol Damberg, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and • Thomas Whitford, Alaska Regional Office, USDA Forest Service. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects Regulation Promulgation 36 CFR Part 242 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. Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife. 50 CFR Part 100 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife. PART ll—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: ■ 50763 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, amend the table in § l l.24(a)(1) by revising the text for Units 1 through 5, 17, and 25 to read as follows: ■ § ll.24 Customary and traditional use determinations. (a) * * * (1) * * * Area Species Determination Unit 1C ...................................................................................... Black Bear ........ Unit 1A ...................................................................................... Unit 1B ...................................................................................... Brown Bear ...... Brown Bear ...... Unit 1C ...................................................................................... Brown Bear ...... Unit Unit Unit Unit 1D ...................................................................................... 1 ......................................................................................... 1B ...................................................................................... 1C ...................................................................................... Brown Bear ...... Deer .................. Goat .................. Goat .................. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 1B ...................................................................................... 1C ...................................................................................... 1D ...................................................................................... 2 ......................................................................................... 3 ......................................................................................... 3, Wrangell and Mitkof Islands .......................................... 4 ......................................................................................... 4 ......................................................................................... 4 ......................................................................................... Moose ............... Moose ............... Moose ............... Deer .................. Deer .................. Moose ............... Brown Bear ...... Deer .................. Goat .................. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 5 5 5 5 5 5 ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... Black Bear ........ Brown Bear ...... Deer .................. Goat .................. Moose ............... Wolf .................. Residents of Units 1C, 1D, 3, Hoonah, Pelican, Point Baker, Sitka, and Tenakee Springs. Residents of Unit 1A, excluding residents of Hyder. Residents of Unit 1A, Petersburg, and Wrangell, excluding residents of Hyder. Residents of Unit 1C, Haines, Hoonah, Kake, Klukwan, Skagway, and Wrangell, excluding residents of Gustavus. Residents of Unit 1D. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1B and 3. Residents of Haines, Kake, Klukwan, Petersburg, and Gustavus. Residents of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4. Residents of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Residents of Unit 1D. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1B, 2, and 3. Residents of Unit 4 and Kake. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Sitka, Hoonah, Tenakee, Pelican, Funter Bay, Angoon, Port Alexander, and Elfin Cove. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Yakutat. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Unit 5A. * * * Unit 17A and that portion of 17B draining into Nuyakuk Lake and Tikchik Lake. Unit 17, remainder .................................................................... Unit 17A, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwestern end of Nenevok Lake, to the southern point of upper Togiak Lake, and northeast towards the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake to the Unit 17A boundary. Unit 17B, beginning at the Unit 17B boundary, those portions north and west of a line running from the southern point of upper Togiak Lake, northeast to the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake, and northeast to the point where the Unit 17 boundary intersects the Shotgun Hills. Unit 17A, remainder .................................................................. * Black Bear ........ * * * Residents of Units 9A and B, 17, Akiak, and Akiachak. Black Bear ........ Brown Bear ...... Residents of Units 9A and B, and 17. Residents of Unit 17, Akiak, Akiachak, Goodnews Bay, Kwethluk, and Platinum. Brown Bear ...... Residents of Unit 17 and Kwethluk. Brown Bear ...... Residents of Unit 17, Akiak, Akiachak, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum. Residents of Unit 17, Akiak and Akiachak. Unit 17B, that portion draining into Nuyakuk Lake and Tikchik Lake. Unit 17B, remainder, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Brown Bear ...... Brown Bear ...... Caribou ............. Caribou ............. Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Residents of Unit 17. Residents of Units 9B, 17, Eek, Goodnews Bay, Lime Village, Napakiak, Platinum, Quinhagak, Stony River, and Tuntutuliak. Residents of Units 9B, 17, Akiak, Akiachak, Lime Village, Stony River, and Tuluksak. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50764 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Determination Units 17A and 17B, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwestern end of Nenevok Lake, to the southern point of upper Togiak Lake, and northeast to the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake, northeast to the point where the Unit 17 boundary intersects the Shotgun Hills. Unit 17B, that portion of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge within Unit 17B. Caribou ............. Residents of Units 9B, 17, Kwethluk, Lime Village, and Stony River. Caribou ............. Unit 17, remainder .................................................................... Caribou ............. Unit 17A, those portions north and west of a line beginning from the Unit 18 boundary at the northwestern end of Nenevok Lake, to the southern point of upper Togiak Lake, and to the Unit 17A boundary to the northeast towards the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake. 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 ............... Residents of Units 9B, 17, Akiachak, Akiak, Bethel, Eek, Goodnews Bay, Lime Village, Napakiak, Platinum, Quinhagak, Stony River, Tuluksak, and Tuntutuliak. Residents of Units 9B, 9C, 9E 17, Lime Village, and Stony River. Residents of Unit 17, Goodnews Bay, Kwethluk, and Platinum. Moose ............... Moose ............... Moose ............... Unit 17 ....................................................................................... Wolf .................. Unit 17 ....................................................................................... Beaver .............. * * * 25D .................................................................................... 25D .................................................................................... 25, remainder .................................................................... 25A .................................................................................... 25B and Unit 25C .............................................................. * Black Bear ........ Brown Bear ...... Brown Bear ...... Caribou ............. Caribou ............. Unit 25D .................................................................................... Unit 25A .................................................................................... Unit 25B and Unit 25C .............................................................. Caribou ............. Moose ............... Moose ............... Unit 25D, west ........................................................................... Unit 25D, remainder .................................................................. Unit 25A .................................................................................... Moose ............... Moose ............... Sheep ............... Unit 25B and Unit 25C .............................................................. Unit 25D .................................................................................... Unit 25, remainder .................................................................... Sheep ............... Wolf .................. Wolf .................. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit * * * * * * * 3. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, amend § ll.25(a) by adding a definition for ‘‘Scent lure’’ in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ § ll.25 Subsistence taking of fish, wildlife, and shellfish: general regulations. (a) * * * Scent lure (in reference to bear baiting) means any biodegradable material to which biodegradable scent is applied or infused. * * * * * ■ 4. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, § ll.26 is revised to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Residents of Unit 17, Akiak, Akiachak, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum. Residents of Unit 17, Goodnews Bay and Platinum. Residents of Unit 17, Akiak, Akiachak, Goodnews Baym, Levelock, Nondalton, and Platinum. Residents of Unit 17, Nondalton, Levelock, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and 17. * * * Residents of Unit 25D. Residents of Unit 25D. Residents of Unit 25 and Eagle. Residents of Units 24A and 25. Residents of Units 12 (north of Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve), 20D, 20E, 20F, and 25. Residents of Units 20F and 25D and Manley Hot Springs. Residents of Units 25A and 25D. Residents of Units 20D, 20E, 25B, 25C, 25D, Tok and Livengood. Residents of Unit 25D West. Residents of remainder of Unit 25. Residents of Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon, Kaktovik, and Venetie. Residents of Units 20E, 25B, 25C, and 25D. Residents of Unit 25D. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. * § ll.26 * Subpart D—Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Moose ............... * Subsistence taking of wildlife. (a) General taking prohibitions. You may take wildlife for subsistence uses by any method, except as prohibited in this section or by other Federal statute. Taking wildlife for subsistence uses by a prohibited method is a violation of this part. Seasons are closed unless opened by Federal regulation. Hunting or trapping during a closed season or in an area closed by this part is prohibited. (b) Prohibited methods and means. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 * * (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 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, except that— (i) An individual in possession of a valid trapping license may use a firearm that shoots rimfire cartridges to take wolves and wolverine; and (ii) Only a muzzle-loading rifle of .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 is capable of casting an inch-wide broadhead-tipped arrow at least 175 yards horizontally, and the arrow and broadhead together weigh at least 1 ounce (437.5 grains). (14) Using bait for taking ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine; except you may use bait to take wolves and wolverine with a trapping license, and you may use bait to take black bears and brown bears with a hunting license as authorized in Unit-specific regulations at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section. Baiting of black bears and brown bears is subject to the following restrictions: (i) Before establishing a bear bait station, you must register the site with ADF&G. (ii) When using bait, you must clearly mark the site with a sign reading ‘‘black bear bait station’’ that also displays your hunting license number and ADF&Gassigned number. (iii) You may use only biodegradable materials for bait; if fish or wildlife is used as bait, only the head, bones, viscera, or skin of legally harvested fish and wildlife, the skinned carcasses of furbearers, and unclassified wildlife VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 may be used, except that in Units 7 and 15, fish or fish parts may not be used as bait. Scent lures may be used at registered bait stations. (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 3:00 a.m. following the day in which airborne travel occurred (except for flights in regularly scheduled commercial aircraft). This restriction does not apply to subsistence taking of deer (except on NPS lands) and of caribou on the Nushagak Peninsula (a portion of Units 17A and 17C) during Jan. 1–Mar. 31, provided the hunter is 300 feet from the airplane; moreover, this restriction does not apply to subsistence 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) Defense of life and property. Wildlife taken in defense of life or property is not a subsistence use; wildlife so taken is subject to State regulations. (d) Trapping furbearing animals. The following methods and means of trapping furbearers for subsistence uses pursuant to the requirements of a trapping license are prohibited, in addition to the prohibitions listed at paragraph (b) of this section: (1) Disturbing or destroying a den, except that you may disturb a muskrat pushup or feeding house in the course of trapping; (2) Disturbing or destroying any beaver house; (3) Taking beaver by any means other than a steel trap or snare, except that you may use firearms in certain Units with established seasons as identified in Unit-specific regulations found in this subpart; (4) Taking otter with a steel trap having a jaw spread of less than 57⁄8 inches during any closed mink and marten season in the same Unit; PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 50765 (5) Using a net or fish trap (except a blackfish or fyke trap); and (6) Taking or assisting in the taking of furbearers by firearm before 3:00 a.m. on the day following the day on which airborne travel occurred; however, this does not apply to a trapper using a firearm to dispatch furbearers caught in a trap or snare. (e) Possession and transportation of wildlife. (1) Except as specified in paragraph (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. (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 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 50766 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations either sufficient portions of the external sex organs (still attached to a portion of the carcass) or the head (with or without antlers attached; however, the antler stumps must remain attached) to indicate the sex of the harvested moose. However, this paragraph (g)(2) does not apply to the carcass of an ungulate that has been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared for consumption upon arrival at the location where it is to be consumed. (3) If a moose harvest limit requires an antlered bull, an antler size, or configuration restriction, you may not possess or transport the moose carcass or its parts unless both antlers accompany the carcass or its parts. If you possess a set of antlers with less than the required number of brow tines on one antler, you must leave the antlers naturally attached to the unbroken, uncut skull plate; however, this paragraph (g)(3) does not apply to a moose carcass or its parts that have been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared for consumption after arrival at the place where it is to be stored or consumed. (h) Removing harvest from the field. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters and hind quarters of caribou and moose harvested in Units 9, 17, 18, and 19B prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of moose harvested in Unit 21 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in Unit 24 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. Meat of the front quarters, hind quarters, or ribs from a harvested moose or caribou may be processed for human consumption and consumed in the field; however, meat may not be removed from the bones for purposes of transport out of the field. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in Unit 25 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. (i) Returning of tags, marks, or collars. If you take an animal that has been marked or tagged for scientific studies, you must, within a reasonable time, notify the ADF&G or the agency identified on the collar or marker when and where the animal was taken. You also must retain any ear tag, collar, radio, tattoo, or other identification with VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 (j), 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, Units 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, Units 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A and which are not removed from the Unit. (i) In areas where sealing is required by Federal regulations, you may not possess or transport the hide of a bear that does not have the penis sheath or vaginal orifice naturally attached to indicate conclusively the sex of the bear. (ii) If the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 9B, 17, 18, and 19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage is removed from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Bethel, Dillingham, or McGrath; at the time of sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear. (iii) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A from the area or present it for commercial tanning within the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Barrow, Galena, Nome, or Kotzebue; at the time of sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear. (iv) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 5 from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in Yakutat. (v) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 9E from Unit 9, you must first have it sealed by an PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 Unit 1–5, 7, 13E, or 14–16 or the untanned skin of a beaver, lynx, otter, wolf, or wolverine, whether taken inside or outside the State, unless the skin has been sealed by an authorized representative in accordance with State or Federal regulations. (1) In Unit 18, you must obtain an ADF&G seal for beaver skins only if they are to be sold or commercially tanned. (2) In Unit 2, you must seal any wolf taken on or before the 14th day after the date of taking. (l) Sealing form. 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) Traditional religious ceremonies. You may take wildlife, outside of established season or harvest limits, for food in traditional religious ceremonies, which are part of a funerary or mortuary cycle, including memorial potlatches, under the following provisions: (1) The harvest does not violate recognized principles of wildlife conservation and uses the methods and means allowable for the particular species published in the applicable Federal regulations. The appropriate Federal land manager will establish the number, species, sex, or location of harvest, if necessary, for conservation purposes. Other regulations relating to ceremonial harvest may be found in the Unit-specific regulations in paragraph (n) of this section. (2) No permit or harvest ticket is required for harvesting under this section; however, the harvester must be a federally qualified subsistence user with customary and traditional use in the area where the harvesting will occur. (3) In Units 1–26 (except for Koyukon/Gwich’in potlatch ceremonies in Unit 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 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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; and (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; and (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; and (D) A strip within one-quarter mile of the following trails as designated on U.S. Geological Survey maps: Herbert Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Peterson Lake Trail, Spaulding Meadows Trail (including the loop trail), Nugget Creek Trail, Outer Point Trail, Dan Moller Trail, Perseverance Trail, Granite Creek Trail, Mt. Roberts Trail and Nelson Water Supply Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, and Point Bishop Trail. (vii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may hunt black bear with bait in Units 1A, 1B, and 1D between April 15 and June 15. (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled. (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained. (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands. Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear ........................................................... Brown Bear: 1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit only ........................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 50767 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM Sep. 1–June 30. Sep. 15–Dec. 31. Mar. 15–May 31. 09OCR2 50768 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Deer: Unit 1A—4 antlered deer ............................................................................................................................ Unit 1B—2 antlered deer ............................................................................................................................ Unit 1C—4 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sep. 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 bull by State registration permit only ......... Unit 1C—Berners Bay—1 bull by drawing permit ...................................................................................... Only one moose permit may be issued per household. A household receiving a State permit for Berners Bay drainages moose may not receive a Federal permit. The annual harvest quota will be announced by the USDA Forest Service, Juneau office, in consultation with ADF&G. The Federal harvest allocation will be 25% (rounded up to the next whole number) of bull moose permits. 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: Units 1A and 1B, south of Bradfield Canal and the east fork of the Bradfield River—5 wolves ............... Units 1B remainder, 1C, and 1D—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 ..................................................... 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. Sep. 15–Nov. 30. No open season. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Sep. 5–Oct. 15. Sep. 15–Oct. 15. Sep. 15–Oct. 15. Sep. 15–Oct. 15. Sep.15–Oct. 15 (will be announced starting in 2019). No open season. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. Aug. Nov. Aug. Aug. 1–May 31. 1–Apr. 30. 10–Feb. 15. 1–May 15. 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. 1–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 1. Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 (i) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled. (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained. (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands. (ii) [Reserved] E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50769 Open season Hunting Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear ........................................................... Deer: 5 deer; however, no more than one may be a female deer. Female deer may be taken only during the period Oct. 15–Jan. 31. Harvest ticket number five must be used when recording the harvest of a female deer, but may be used for recording the harvest of a male deer. Harvest tickets must be used in order except when recording a female deer on tag number five. The Federal public lands on Prince of Wales Island, excluding the southeastern portion (lands south of the West Arm of Cholmondeley Sound draining into Cholmondeley Sound or draining eastward into Clarence Strait), are closed to hunting of deer from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, except by federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Non-federally qualified users may only harvest up to 2 male deer on Federal public lands in Unit 2. 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. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 14 days of harvest. 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 ..................................................... Sep. 1–June 30. July 24–Jan. 31. Sep. Nov. Sep. Dec. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. 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. Federal hunting and trapping season may be closed when the combined Federal-State harvest quota is reached. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 14 days of harvest. 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; and (C) You may not hunt in the Blind Slough draining into Wrangell Narrows and a strip one-fourth-mile wide on each side of Blind Slough, from the hunting closure markers at the southernmost portion of Blind Island to the hunting closure markers 1 mile south of the Blind Slough bridge. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 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. 15–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 1. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled. (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained. (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands. Harvest limits Open season Hunting amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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–Kupreanof Island, that portion east of the Portage Bay–Duncan Canal Portage—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 .................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM Sep. 1–June 30. Oct. 15–31. Oct. 15–31. Aug. 1–Nov. 30. Dec. 1–31, season to be announced. Sep. 15–Oct. 15. Sep. Nov. Sep. Dec. Aug. 09OCR2 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–May 31. 50770 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season 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. .................................................... Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. 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: No limit (except on Kuiu Island) ................................................................................................................. Kuiu Island portion of Unit 3. No limit ......................................................................................................... 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); and (D) You may not use any motorized land vehicle for brown bear hunting in the Northeast Chichagof Controlled Use Area (NECCUA) consisting of all portions of Unit 4 on Chichagof Island north of Tenakee Inlet and east of the drainage divide from the northwestern point of Gull Cove to Port Frederick Portage, including all drainages into Port Frederick and Mud Bay. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may shoot ungulates from a boat. You may not shoot bear, wolves, Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 1–Apr. 15. 1–May 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. 1–31. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 1. or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled. (B) Five Federal registration permits will be issued by the Sitka or Hoonah District Ranger for the taking of brown bear for educational purposes associated with teaching customary and traditional subsistence harvest and use practices. Any bear taken under an educational permit does not count in an individual’s one bear every four regulatory years limit. (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained. (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands. Harvest limits Open season Hunting amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 4 regulatory years by State registration permit only ............................. Deer: 6 deer; however, female deer may be taken only from Sep. 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 ..................................................... Sep. 15–Dec. 31. Mar. 15–May 31. Sep. 15–Dec. 31. Mar. 15–May 20. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–May 15. Trapping Beaver: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM Dec. 1–May 15. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / 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 ............................................................................................................................................. (5) Unit 5. (i) Unit 5 consists of all Gulf of Alaska drainages and islands between Cape Fairweather and the center line of Icy Bay, including the Guyot Hills: (A) Unit 5A consists of all drainages east of Yakutat Bay, Disenchantment Bay, and the eastern edge of Hubbard Glacier, and includes the islands of Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays; In Unit 5A, Nunatak Bench is defined as that area east of the Hubbard Glacier, north of Nunatak fiord, and north and east of the East Nunatak Glacier to the Canadian Border. (B) Unit 5B consists of the remainder of Unit 5. (ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on public lands within Glacier Bay National Park. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. 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. (C) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 5 with a Federal registration permit in lieu of a State metal locking tag if you have obtained a Federal registration permit prior to hunting. (D) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally retained. (E) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands. Harvest limits Open season 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 users. 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, west of the Dangerous River—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 5A, except Nunatak Bench, east of the Dangerous River—1 bull by joint State/Federal registration permit only. From Sep. 16–30, public lands will be closed to taking of moose, except by residents of Unit 5A hunting under these regulations. Unit 5B—1 bull by State registration permit only. The season will be closed when 25 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 ..................................................... Sep. 1–June 30. Sep. 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. Sep. 16–Nov. 15. Sep. 1–Dec. 15. Sep. Nov. Sep. Dec. Aug. Nov. Aug. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 10–Feb. 15. 1–May 15. 1–May 15. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec. Nov. Nov. Dec. Nov. Nov. 10–May 15. 10–Feb. 15. 10–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 10–Feb. 15. 10–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 10–Feb. 15. 10–Apr. 30. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 ...................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 50771 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50772 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season 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 Cottonwood Point, and drainages east of the east bank of Rude River and drainages into the eastern shore of Nelson Bay and Orca Inlet; and (D) Unit 6D consists of the remainder of Unit 6. (ii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. In addition, you may use bait in Unit 6D between June 16 and June 30. The harvest quota in Unit 6D is 20 bears taken with bait between June 16 and June 30. (B) You may take coyotes in Units 6B and 6C with the aid of artificial lights. (C) One permit will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Native Village of Eyak to take one moose from Federal lands in Unit 6B or C for their annual Memorial/Sobriety Day potlatch. (D) A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) who is either blind, 65 years of age or older, at least 70 percent disabled, or temporarily disabled may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take any moose, deer, black bear, and beaver on his or her behalf in Unit 6, and goat in Unit 6D, unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients, but may have no more than one harvest limit in his or her possession at any one time. Nov. 10–Mar. 1. (E) A hunter younger than 10 years old at the start of the hunt may not be issued a Federal subsistence permit to harvest black bear, deer, goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine. (F) A hunter younger than 10 years old may harvest black bear, deer, goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine under the direct, immediate supervision of a licensed adult, at least 18 years old. The animal taken is counted against the adult’s harvest limit. The adult is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met. (G) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Native Village of Chenega annually to harvest up to five deer total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Old Chenega Memorial and other traditional memorial potlatch ceremonies. Permits will have effective dates of July 1–June 30. (H) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the Tatitlek IRA Council annually to harvest up to five deer total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Cultural Heritage Week. Permits will have effective dates of July 1–June 30. Harvest limits Open season amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Hunting Black Bear: 1 bear. In Unit 6D a State registration permit is required ............................................................. Deer: 5 deer; however, antlerless deer may be taken only from Oct. 1–Dec. 31 ............................................... Unit 6D—1 buck .......................................................................................................................................... Goats: Unit 6A and B—1 goat by State registration permit only ........................................................................... Unit 6C ........................................................................................................................................................ Unit 6D (subareas RG242, RG243, RG244, RG245, RG249, RG266 and RG252 only)—1 goat by Federal registration permit only. In each of the Unit 6D subareas, goat seasons will be closed by the Cordova District Ranger when harvest limits for that subarea are reached. Harvest quotas are as follows: RG242—2 goats, RG243—4 goats, RG244 and RG245 combined—2 goats, RG249—4 goats, RG266—4 goats, RG252—1 goat. Moose: Unit 6C—1 antlerless moose by Federal drawing permit only ................................................................... Permits for the portion of the antlerless moose quota not harvested in the Sep. 1–Oct. 31 hunt may be available for redistribution for a Nov. 1–Dec. 31 hunt.. Unit 6C—1 bull by Federal drawing permit only ........................................................................................ In Unit 6C, only one moose permit may be issued per household. A household receiving a State permit for Unit 6C moose may not receive a Federal permit. The annual harvest quota will be announced by the U.S. Forest Service, Cordova Office, in consultation with ADF&G. The Federal harvest allocation will be 100% of the antlerless moose permits and 75% of the bull permits. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of moose except by federally qualified users with a Federal permit for Unit 6C moose, Nov. 1–Dec. 31. Unit 6, remainder ........................................................................................................................................ 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 ................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM Sep. 1–June 30. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Jan. 1–31. Aug. 20–Jan. 31. No open season. Aug. 20–Feb. 28. Sep. 1–Oct. 31. Sep. 1–Dec. 31. No open season. May 1–Oct. 31. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. No open season. July 1–June 30. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50773 Open season 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 ..................................................... Nov. Aug. Sep. Aug. Aug. 10–Jan. 31. 10–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. 1–May 15. 1–May 15. 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 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. Byron Creek, Glacier Creek, and Byron Glacier; however, you may hunt grouse, ptarmigan, hares, and squirrels with shotguns after September 1. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15, except in the drainages of Resurrection Creek and its tributaries. (B) [Reserved] Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 7–north of the Sterling Highway and west of the Seward Highway—1 caribou by Federal registration permit only. The Seward District Ranger will close the Federal season when 5 caribou are harvested by Federal registration permit. Unit 7, remainder ........................................................................................................................................ Moose: Unit 7–that portion draining into Kings Bay—Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Chenega Bay and Tatitlek. 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): ...................................................................................... 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 ..................................................... July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Dec. 31. No open season. No open season. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. May 1–Oct. 10. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. No open season. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. No open season. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 ..................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Jan. 1–31. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–May 15. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. 09OCR2 50774 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season 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. (i) Unit-specific regulations: If you have a trapping license, you may take Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. beaver with a firearm in Unit 8 from Nov. 10–Apr. 30. (ii) [Reserved] Harvest limits Open season Hunting Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration permit only. Up to 2 permits may be issued in Akhiok; up to 1 permit may be issued in Karluk; up to 3 permits may be issued in Larsen Bay; up to 3 permits may be issued in Old Harbor; up to 2 permits may be issued in Ouzinkie; and up to 2 permits may be issued in Port Lions. Permits will be issued by the Kodiak Refuge 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 ..................................................... Dec. 1–Dec. 15. Apr. 1–May 15. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Sep. 15–Nov. 30. Sep. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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; drainages into the south side of Bristol Bay, drainages into the north side of Bristol Bay east of Etolin Point, and including the Sanak and Shumagin Islands: (A) Unit 9A consists of that portion of Unit 9 draining into Shelikof Strait and Cook Inlet between the southern boundary of Unit 16 (Redoubt Creek) and the northern boundary of Katmai National Park and Preserve. (B) Unit 9B consists of the Kvichak River drainage except those lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage. (C) Unit 9C consists of the Alagnak (Branch) River drainage, the Naknek River drainage, lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage, and all land and water within Katmai National Park and Preserve. (D) Unit 9D consists of all Alaska Peninsula drainages west of a line from the southernmost head of Port Moller to VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 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; and (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. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 10–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Jan. 31. 10–Jan. 31. 10–June 10. 10–Jan. 31. (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag in Unit 9B, except that portion within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. (C) In Unit 9B, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, and that portion of the park resident zone in Unit 9B and 13.440 permit holders may hunt brown bear by Federal registration permit in lieu of a resident tag. The season will be closed when 4 females or 10 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:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (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 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 4 females or 10 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 6 females or 10 bear have been taken, whichever occurs first. Unit 9E—1 bear by Federal registration permit .......................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 9A—2 caribou by State registration permit ......................................................................................... Unit 9B—2 caribou by State registration permit ......................................................................................... Unit 9C, that portion within the Alagnak River drainage—2 caribou by State registration permit ............. Unit 9C, that portion draining into the Naknek River from the north, and Graveyard Creek and Coffee Creek—2 caribou by State registration permit. Public lands are closed to the taking of caribou except by residents of Unit 9C and Egegik. Unit 9C, remainder—1 bull by Federal registration permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou except by residents of Unit 9C and Egegik. Unit 9D—1–4 caribou by Federal registration permit only ......................................................................... Unit 9E—1 bull by Federal registration permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou except by residents of Unit 9E, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point. 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 by State registration permit ............................................................................................... Unit 9B—1 bull by State registration permit ............................................................................................... Unit 9C–that portion draining into the Naknek River from the north—1 bull by State registration permit amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Unit 9C–that portion draining into the Naknek River from the south—1 bull by State registration permit. Public lands are closed during December for the hunting of moose, except by federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Unit 9C, remainder—1 bull by State registration permit ............................................................................ Unit 9D—1 bull by Federal registration permit. Federal public lands will be closed by announcement of the Izembek Refuge Manager to the harvest of moose when a total of 10 bulls have been harvested between State and Federal hunts. Unit 9E—1 bull by State registration permit; however, only antlered bulls may be taken Dec. 1–Jan. 31 Beaver: Unit 9B and 9E—2 beaver per day ...................................................................................................... Coyote: 2 coyotes .............................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 50775 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. Oct. 1–May 31. Sep. 25–Dec. 31. Apr. 15–May 25. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. 1–Mar. 1–Mar. 1–Mar. 1–Mar. 15. 31. 15. 15. May be announced. Aug. 1–Sep. 30. Nov. 15–Mar. 31. May be announced. July 15–Oct. 15. Jan. 1–Apr. 1. Aug. 10–Oct. 10. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Sep. Sep. Dec. Sep. Dec. Aug. Dec. 1–15. 1–20. 1–Jan. 15. 1–20. 1–31. 20–Sep. 20. 1–31. Sep. 1–20. Dec. 15–Jan. 15. Dec. 15–Jan. 20. Sep. 1–25. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Apr. 15–May 31. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. 09OCR2 50776 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season 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 ..................................................... Dec. 1–Mar. 15. Sep. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. 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. 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. (iv) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1–December 31 or May 10–25, one brown bear for ceremonial purposes, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. A permit will be issued to an individual only at the request of a local organization. The brown bear may be taken from either Unit 9D or 10 (Unimak Island) only. Harvest limits 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 .................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine ....................................................................................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in possession ........................................................................... No open season. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Feb. 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 and brown bear between April 15 and June 15. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Sep. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. (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 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be obtained from a Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve office. (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder to hunt sheep during the Aug. 1–Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions apply: (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an accompanying adult 60 years of age or older. (B) Both the elder and the minor must be federally qualified subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use determination for the area they want to hunt. 50777 (C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met. (D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and accompanying adult. Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: 1 bear ............................................................................................................................................ Caribou: .............................................................................................................................................................. Sheep: 1 ram ........................................................................................................................................................... 1 sheep by Federal registration permit only by persons 60 years of age or older. Ewes accompanied by lambs or lambs may not be taken.. 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: Unit 11–that portion draining into the east bank of the Copper River upstream from and including the Slana River drainage—1 antlered bull by joint Federal/State registration permit. Unit 11–that portion south and east of a line running along the north bank of the Chitina River, the north and west banks of the Nazina River, and the west bank of West Fork of the Nazina River, continuing along the western edge of the West Fork Glacier to the summit of Regal Mountain—1 bull by Federal registration permit. However, during the period Aug. 20–Sep. 20, only an antlered bull may be taken. Unit 11, remainder—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 ..................................................... July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 15. No open season. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 1–Oct. 20. Aug. 25–Dec. 31. Aug. 10–Dec. 31. No open season. Aug. 20–Sep. 20. Aug. 20–Sep. 20. Nov. 20–Jan. 20. Aug. 20–Sep. 20. Sep. 20–June 10. June 1–Oct. 10. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 ............................................................................................................................................. (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 drainage in Alaska, but excluding the Ladue River drainage. (i) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black and brown bear between April 15 and PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Sep. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 25–May 31. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Feb. 28. 10–Feb. 28. 10–June 10. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Feb. 28. 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 3/32inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 12 during April and October. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50778 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (C) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20–July 31 in the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be obtained from a Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve office. (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder to hunt sheep during the Aug. 1–Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions apply: (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an accompanying adult 60 years of age or older. (B) Both the elder and the minor must be federally qualified subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use determination for the area they want to hunt. (C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met. (D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and accompanying adult. Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears. .......................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: 1 bear. ........................................................................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 12–that portion within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park that lies west of the Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier. All hunting of caribou is prohibited on Federal public lands. Unit 12–that portion east of the Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border—1 bull by Federal registration permit only. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of caribou except by federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. 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 by Federal registration permit. 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 by joint Federal/State registration permit only .................................. Beaver: Unit 12–Wrangell–St. 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 ..................................................... July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. No open season. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Sep. 1–20. Winter season to be announced. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 1–Oct. 20. Aug. 24–Sep. 20. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 24–Sep. 30. Aug. 20–Sep. 20. Sep. 20–May 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31 Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Trapping Beaver: No limit. Hide or meat must be salvaged. Traps, snares, bow and arrow, or firearms may be used. 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 ............................................................................................................................................. (13) Unit 13. (i) Unit 13 consists of that area westerly of the east bank of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Copper River and drained by all tributaries into the west bank of the PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Sep. 15–Jun 10. Oct. 15–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Mar. 15. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Sep. 20–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Copper River from Miles Glacier and including the Slana River drainages E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations north of Suslota Creek; the drainages into the Delta River upstream from Falls Creek and Black Rapids Glacier; the drainages into the Nenana River upstream from the southeastern corner of Denali National Park at Windy; the drainage into the Susitna River upstream from its junction with the Chulitna River; the drainage into the east bank of the Chulitna River upstream to its confluence with Tokositna River; the drainages of the Chulitna River (south of Denali National Park) upstream from its confluence with the Tokositna River; the drainages into the north bank of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River between its confluences with the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers; the drainages into the north and east bank of the Talkeetna River including the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the eastside drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost fork of the Chickaloon River; the drainages into the east bank of the Chickaloon River below the line from lake 4408; the drainages of the Matanuska River above its confluence with the Chickaloon River: (A) Unit 13A consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line beginning at the Chickaloon River bridge at Mile 77.7 on the Glenn Highway, then along the Glenn Highway to its junction with the Richardson Highway, then south along the Richardson Highway to the foot of Simpson Hill at Mile 111.5, then east to the east bank of the Copper River, then northerly along the east bank of the Copper River to its junction with the Gulkana River, then northerly along the west bank of the Gulkana River to its junction with the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then westerly along the west bank of the West Fork of the Gulkana River to its source, an unnamed lake, then across the divide into the Tyone River drainage, down an unnamed stream into the Tyone River, then down the Tyone River to the Susitna River, then down the south bank of the Susitna River to the mouth of Kosina Creek, then up Kosina Creek to its headwaters, then across the divide and down Aspen Creek to the Talkeetna River, then southerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Chickaloon River bridge, the point of beginning. (B) Unit 13B consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line beginning at the confluence of the Copper River and the Gulkana River, then up the east bank of the Copper River to the Gakona River, then up the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier to the boundary of Unit 13, then westerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Susitna Glacier, then southerly along the west bank of the Susitna Glacier and the Susitna River to the Tyone River, then up the Tyone River and across the divide to the headwaters of the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then down the West Fork of the Gulkana River to the confluence of the Gulkana River and the Copper River, the point of beginning. (C) Unit 13C consists of that portion of Unit 13 east of the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier. (D) Unit 13D consists of that portion of Unit 13 south of Unit 13A. (E) Unit 13E consists of the remainder of Unit 13. (ii) Within the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(13) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980. (B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting from Aug. 5–25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which is defined as: a line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line across the Delta River to Mile 236.7 Richardson Highway, then north along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska Highway, then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the Johnson River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and Johnson Glacier to the head of the Cantwell Glacier, then west along the north bank of the Cantwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River. (C) Except for access and transportation of harvested wildlife on Sourdough and Haggard Creeks, Middle Fork trails, or other trails designated by the Board, you may not use motorized vehicles for subsistence hunting in the Sourdough Controlled Use Area. The Sourdough Controlled Use Area consists of that portion of Unit 13B bounded by a line beginning at the confluence of Sourdough Creek and the Gulkana River, then northerly along Sourdough Creek to the Richardson Highway at approximately Mile 148, then northerly along the Richardson Highway to the Middle Fork Trail at approximately Mile 170, then westerly along the trail to the Gulkana River, then southerly along the east bank of the Gulkana River to its confluence with Sourdough Creek, the point of beginning. (D) You may not use any motorized vehicle or pack animal for hunting, including the transportation of hunters, their hunting gear, and/or parts of game from July 26–September 30 in the Tonsina Controlled Use Area. The Tonsina Controlled Use Area consists of that portion of Unit 13D bounded on the west by the Richardson Highway from the Tiekel River to the Tonsina River at Tonsina, on the north along the south bank of the Tonsina River to where the Edgerton Highway crosses the Tonsina River, then along the Edgerton Highway to Chitina, on the east by the Copper River from Chitina to the Tiekel River, and on the south by the north bank of the Tiekel River. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. (B) Upon written request by the Camp Director to the Glennallen Field Office, 2 caribou, sex to be determined by the Glennallen Field Office Manager of the BLM, may be taken from Aug. 10–Sep. 30 or Oct. 21–Mar. 31 by Federal registration permit for the Hudson Lake Residential Treatment Camp. Additionally, 1 bull moose may be taken Aug. 1–Sep. 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. Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 50779 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. 09OCR2 50780 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season 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: Units 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 ................................................................ 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 ....................................... 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 ..................................................... Aug. 10–May 31. Aug. 1–Sep. 30. Oct. 21–Mar. 31. Aug. 1–Sep. 30. Oct. 21–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 1–Sep. 20. Aug. 1–Sep. 20. June 15–Sep. 10. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. 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 northern side of Turnagain Arm west of and excluding the Portage Creek drainage, drainages into Knik Arm excluding drainages of the Chickaloon and Matanuska Rivers in Unit 13, drainages into the northern side of Cook Inlet east of the Susitna River, drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River downstream from the Talkeetna River, and drainages into the south and west bank of the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the western side drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost fork of the Chickaloon River: (A) Unit 14A consists of drainages in Unit 14 bounded on the west by the east bank of the Susitna River, on the north by the north bank of Willow Creek and Peters Creek to its headwaters, then east along the hydrologic divide separating the Susitna River and Knik Arm drainages to the outlet creek at lake 4408, on the east by the eastern boundary of Unit 14, and on the south by Cook Inlet, Knik Arm, the south bank of the Knik River from its mouth to its junction with Knik Glacier, across the face of Knik Glacier and along the northern side of Knik Glacier to the Unit 6 boundary; (B) Unit 14B consists of that portion of Unit 14 north of Unit 14A; and Sep. 25–May 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Sep. 25–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Oct. 15–Apr. 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. (C) Unit 14C consists of that portion of Unit 14 south of Unit 14A. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base Management Areas, consisting of the Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Military Reservations; and (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: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 .................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. May 15–Oct. 31. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sep. 8–Apr. 30. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50781 Open season 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 ................................... Dec. Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. 1–Jan. 31. 10–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. 8–Mar. 31. 8–Mar. 31. Trapping Beaver: Unit 14C—that portion within the drainages of Glacier Creek, Kern Creek, Peterson Creek, the Twentymile River and the drainages of Knik River outside Chugach State Park—20 beaver per 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 northern shore of Skilak Lake; (B) Unit 15B consists of that portion of Unit 15 south of the north bank of the Kenai River and the northern shore of Skilak Lake, and north of the north bank of the Kasilof River, the northern shore of Tustumena Lake, Glacier Creek, and Tustumena Glacier; and (C) Unit 15C consists of the remainder of Unit 15. (ii) You may not take wildlife, except for grouse, ptarmigan, and hares that may be taken only from October 1 through March 1 by bow and arrow only, in the Skilak Loop Management Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 15A bounded by a line beginning at the easternmost junction of the Sterling Highway and the Skilak Loop (milepost 76.3), then due south to the south bank of the Kenai River, then southerly along the south bank of the Kenai River to its confluence with Skilak Lake, then westerly along the northern shore of Skilak Lake to Lower Dec. 1–Apr. 15. 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. 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; and (D) You may not take red fox in Unit 15 by any means other than a steel trap or snare. Harvest limits Open season amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Hunting Black Bear: Units 15A and 15B—2 bears by Federal registration permit ..................................................................... Unit 15C—3 bears ...................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 15—1 bear every 4 regulatory years by Federal registration permit. The season may be opened or closed by announcement from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation with ADF&G and the Chair of the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. Moose: Unit 15A—Skilak Loop Wildlife Management Area .................................................................................... Units 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. 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. Unit 15C —1 cow by Federal registration permit only ............................................................................... 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 .................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Nov. 30, to be announced and Apr. 1–June 15, to be announced. No open season. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Oct. 20–Nov. 10. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. 09OCR2 50782 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season 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 ...................................................................................................... Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. No open season. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Dec. 31. Jan. 1–Mar. 31. 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 western side of the Susitna River (including the Susitna River) upstream to its confluence with the Chulitna River; the drainages into the western side of the Chulitna River (including the Chulitna River) upstream to the Tokositna River, and drainages into the southern side of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the Tokositna Glacier, including the drainage of the Kahiltna Glacier: (A) Unit 16A consists of that portion of Unit 16 east of the east bank of the Yentna River from its mouth upstream to the Kahiltna River, east of the east bank of the Kahiltna River, and east of the Kahiltna Glacier; and (B) Unit 16B consists of the remainder of Unit 16. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Jan. 1–31. 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. (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 (n)(16) are permitted in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on December 2, 1980. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. (B) [Reserved] Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... 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 ....................................................................................................................... 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 ..................................................... July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Oct. 31. Sep. 1–15. Sep. 1–30. Dec. 1–Feb. 28. Sep. 1–30. Dec. 1–Feb. 28. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 ...................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM Oct. 10–May 15. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Dec. 15–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season 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; and 50783 (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, bear, 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: Nov. 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) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 17 from April 15–May 31. You may not take beaver with a firearm under a trapping license on National Park Service lands. Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 2 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 17—1 bear by State registration permit only ........................................................................ Caribou: Unit 17A–all drainages west of Right Hand Point—2 caribou by State registration permit 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 5 caribou by Federal registration permit. Public lands are closed to the taking of caribou except by federally qualified users unless the population estimate exceeds 900 caribou. Units 17A remainder and 17C remainder—selected drainages; a harvest limit of up to 2 caribou by State registration permit will be determined at the time the season is announced. Units 17B and 17C–that portion of 17C east of the Wood River and Wood River Lakes—2 caribou by State registration permit. Sheep: 1 ram with full curl or larger horn .......................................................................................................... Moose: Unit 17A—1 bull by State registration permit Unit 17A—up to 2 moose; one antlered bull by State registration permit, one antlerless moose by State registration permit. Units 17B and 17C—one bull ..................................................................................................................... During the period Aug. 20–Sep. 15—one bull by State registration permit; or. During the period Sep. 1–15—one bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or antlers with three or more brow tines on at least one side with a State harvest ticket; or During the period Dec. 1–31—one antlered bull by State registration permit. Coyote: 2 coyotes .............................................................................................................................................. 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 ........................................................................................................................................................ 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 ........................................................................... Aug. Sep. Aug. Aug. 1–May 31. 1–May 31. 1–Mar. 31. 1–Mar. 31. Season may be announced between Aug. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 25–Sep. 20. Up to a 31-day season may be announced between Dec. 1–last day of Feb. Aug. 20–Sep. 15. Dec. 1–31. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Mar. 15. Sep. 1–Feb. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 ............................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 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. 09OCR2 50784 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (18) Unit 18. (i) Unit 18 consists of that area draining into the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers westerly and downstream from a line starting at the downriver boundary of Paimiut on the north bank of the Yukon River then south across the Yukon River to the northern terminus of the Paimiut Portage, then south along the Paimiut Portage to its intersection with Arhymot Lake, then south along the northern and western bank of Arhymot Lake to the outlet at Crooked Creek (locally known as Johnson River), then along the south bank of Crooked Creek downstream to the northern terminus of Crooked Creek to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Portage (locally known as the Mud Creek Tramway), then along the west side of the tramway to Mud Creek, then along the westerly bank of Mud Creek downstream to an unnamed slough of the Kuskokwim River (locally known as First Slough or Kalskag Slough), then along the west bank of this unnamed slough downstream to its confluence with the Kuskokwim River, then southeast across the Kuskokwim River to its southerly bank, then along the south bank of the Kuskokwim River upriver to the confluence of a Kuskokwim River slough locally known as Old River, then across Old River to the downriver terminus of the island formed by Old River and the Kuskokwim River, then along the north bank of the main channel of Old River to Igyalleq Creek (Whitefish Creek), then along the south and west bank of Igyalleq Creek to Whitefish Lake, then directly across Whitefish Lake to Ophir Creek, then along the west bank of Ophir Creek to its headwaters at 61° 10.22’ N. lat., 159° 46.05’ W. long., 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. Matthews, and adjacent islands between Cape Newenham and the Pastolik River, and all seaward waters and lands within 3 miles of these coastlines. (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 April 1 through June 10. (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. (C) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 18. (D) You may take moose from a boat moving under power in that portion of Unit 18 west of a line running from the mouth of the Ishkowik River to the closest point of Dall Lake, then to the east bank of the Johnson River at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N 60°59.41′ Latitude; W 162°22.14′ Longitude), continuing upriver along a line 1⁄2 mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot Lake, then following the south bank west to the Unit 18 border. (E) Taking of wildlife in Unit 18 while in possession of lead shot size T, .20 caliber or less in diameter, is prohibited. (F) You may not pursue with a motorized vehicle an ungulate that is at or near a full gallop. (G) You may use artificial light when taking a bear at a den site. Harvest limits Open season amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: 1 bear by State registration permit only ....................................................................................... Caribou: Unit 18–that portion to the east and south of the Kuskokwim River—2 caribou by State registration permit. Unit 18, remainder—2 caribou by State registration permit ....................................................................... Moose: Unit 18–that portion east of a line running from the mouth of the Ishkowik River to the closest point of Dall Lake, then to the east bank of the Johnson River at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N 60°59.41′ Latitude; W162°22.14′ Longitude), continuing upriver along a line 1⁄2 mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot Lake, then following the south bank east of the Unit 18 border and then north of and including the Eek River drainage—1 antlered bull by State registration permit; quotas will be announced annually by the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by residents of Tuntutuliak, Eek, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Atmautlauk, Oscarville, Bethel, Kwethluk, Akiachak, Akiak, Tuluksak, Lower Kalskag, and Kalskag. Unit 18–south of and including 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. or 1 moose by State registration permit ......................................................................................................... Unit 18, remainder—2 moose, only one of which may be antlered. Antlered bulls may not be harvested from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Beaver: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Coyote: 2 coyotes .............................................................................................................................................. Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxes .................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Sep. 1–30. No open season. Sep. 1–30 A season may be announced between Dec. 1 and the last day of Feb. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50785 Open season 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: 5 lynx ........................................................................................................................................................ Wolf: 10 wolves .................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: 2 wolverine ....................................................................................................................................... Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in possession ............................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 15 per day, 30 in possession ........................................................................... Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–May 30. Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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, excluding the drainages of Arhymot Lake, from a line starting at the outlet of Arhymot Lake at Crooked Creek (locally known as Johnson River), then along the south bank of Crooked Creek downstream to the northern terminus of Crooked Creek to the YukonKuskokwim Portage (locally known as the Mud Creek Tramway), then along the west side of the tramway to Mud Creek, then along the westerly bank of Mud Creek downstream to an unnamed slough of the Kuskokwim River (locally known as First Slough or Kalskag Slough), then along the west bank of this unnamed slough downstream to its confluence with the Kuskokwim River, then southeast across the Kuskokwim River to its southerly bank, then along the south bank of the Kuskokwim River upriver to the confluence of a Kuskokwim River slough locally known as Old River, then across Old River to the downriver terminus of the island formed by Old River and the Kuskokwim River, then along the north bank of the main channel of Old River to Igyalleq Creek (Whitefish Creek), then along the south and west bank of Igyalleq Creek to Whitefish Lake, then directly across Whitefish Lake to Ophir Creek then along the west bank of Ophir Creek to its headwaters at 61° 10.22’ N. lat., 159° 46.05’ W. long.: (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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 (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 northwestern corner of the original Mt. McKinley National Park boundary) to the peak of Lone Mountain, then due west to Big River, including the Big River drainage upstream from that line, and including the Swift River drainage upstream from and including the North Fork drainage; and (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 (n)(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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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. 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 2,981foot peak of Telida Mountain, then northeast to the intersection of the western boundary of Denali National Preserve with the Minchumina–Telida winter trail, then south along the western boundary of Denali National Preserve to the southern boundary of Unit 19D, you may not use aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area, or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30. (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag in those portions of Units19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. (C) In Unit 19C, individual residents of Nikolai may harvest sheep during the Aug. 10 to Sep. 20 season and not have that animal count against the community harvest limit (during the Oct. 1 to Mar. 30 season). Individual residents of Nikolai that harvest a sheep under State regulations may not participate in the Oct. 1 to Mar. 30 community harvest. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50786 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Units 19A and 19B–those portions which are downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage—1 bear by State registration permit. Units 19A, remainder, 19B, remainder, and Unit 19D—1 bear ................................................................. Caribou: Units 19A and 19B–(excluding rural Alaska residents of Lime Village)—2 caribou by State registration permit. 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 fromApr. 1–Aug. 9. Reporting will be by a community reporting system. Sheep: 1 ram with 7⁄8 curl horn or larger ........................................................................................................... Unit 19C–that portion within the Denali National Park and Preserve–residents of Nikolai only—no individual harvest limit, but a community harvest quota will be set annually by the Denali National Park and Preserve Superintendent; rams or ewes without lambs only. Reporting will be by a community reporting system. 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 ......................................................................................................... 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 ..................................................... July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 10–Oct. 10. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Nov. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Oct. 1–Mar. 30. July 1–June 30. No open season. Sep. 1–20. Sep. 1–20. Sep. 1–20. Jan. 15–Feb. 15. Sep. 1–30. Sep. Dec. Sep. Dec. Aug. Sep. 1–30. 1–Feb. 28. 1–30. 1–15. 10–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Creek drainage, drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, the Ladue River and Fortymile PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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. River drainages, and the Tanana River drainage north of Unit 13 and downstream from the east bank of the Robertson River: E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (A) Unit 20A consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the south by the Unit 13 boundary, bounded on the east by the west bank of the Delta River, bounded on the north by the north bank of the Tanana River from its confluence with the Delta River downstream to its confluence with the Nenana River, and bounded on the west by the east bank of the Nenana River. (B) Unit 20B consists of drainages into the northern bank of the Tanana River from and including Hot Springs Slough upstream to and including the Banner Creek drainage. (C) Unit 20C consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Nenana River and on the north by the north bank of the Tanana River downstream from the Nenana River. (D) Unit 20D consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Robertson River and on the west by the west bank of the Delta River, and drainages into the north bank of the Tanana River from its confluence with the Robertson River downstream to, but excluding, the Banner Creek drainage. (E) Unit 20E consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, and the Ladue River drainage. (F) Unit 20F consists of the remainder of Unit 20. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. Subsistence uses as authorized by 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Canwell Glacier, then west along the north bank of the Canwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River. (C) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife. (D) You may not use any motorized vehicle for hunting August 5–September 20 in the Glacier Mountain Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20E bounded by a line beginning at Mile 140 of the Taylor Highway, then north along the highway to Eagle, then west along the cat trail from Eagle to Crooked Creek, then from Crooked Creek southwest along the west bank of Mogul Creek to its headwaters on North Peak, then west across North Peak to the headwaters of Independence Creek, then southwest along the west bank of Independence Creek to its confluence with the North Fork of the Fortymile River, then easterly along the south bank of the North Fork of the Fortymile River to its confluence with Champion 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 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 50787 a point where it joins the Tanana River 3 miles above Old Minto, then along the north bank of the Tanana River (including all channels and sloughs except Swan Neck Slough), to the confluence of the Tanana and Tolovana Rivers and then northerly to the point of beginning. (F) You may hunt moose only 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: E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50788 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear April 15–June 30; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands. (B) You may not use a steel trap or a snare using cable smaller than 3/32-inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 20E during April and October. (C) Residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be issued to individuals at the request of the Native Village of Tanana only. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted by the State. Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 20A—1 bear .......................................................................................................................... Unit 20E—1 bear ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 20, remainder—1 bear ........................................................................................................................ Caribou: Unit 20E—1 caribou; a joint State/Federal registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10–Sep. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota for the period Aug. 10–29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou. During the Nov. 1–Mar. 31 season, area closures or hunt restrictions may be announced when Nelchina caribou are present in a mix of more than 1 Nelchina caribou to 15 Fortymile caribou, except when the number of caribou present is low enough that fewer than 50 Nelchina caribou will be harvested regardless of the mixing ratio for the two herds. Unit 20F—north of the Yukon River—1 caribou ......................................................................................... Unit 20F—east of the Dalton Highway and south of the Yukon River—1 caribou; a joint State/Federal registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10–Sep. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota for the period Aug. 10–29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou. Moose: Unit 20A—1 antlered bull ...................................................................................................................... Unit 20B—that portion within the Minto Flats Management Area—1 bull by Federal registration permit only. 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 ......................................................................................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Sheep: Unit 20E—1 ram with full-curl horn or larger ........................................................................................ Unit 20, remainder ...................................................................................................................................... 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: Units 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 .................................................................................... July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. Aug. 10–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Sep. 1–20. Sep. 1–20. Jan. 10–Feb. 28. Sep. 1–20. Sep. 1–30. Nov. 15–Dec. 15. Sep. 1–30. Aug. 20–Sep. 30. Aug. 20–Sep. 30. Aug. 20–Sep. 30. Sep. 1–25. Sep. 1–30. Dec. 1–10. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. No open season. Sep. 20–May 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 1–Jan. 31. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Sep. 20–June 10. Nov. 1–June 10. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Oct. 31. Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Trapping Beaver: Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F—No limit ............................................................................................. Unit 20E—No limit. Hide or meat must be salvaged. Traps, snares, bow and arrow, or firearms may be used. Coyote: Unit 20E—No limit ................................................................................................................................ Unit 20, remainder—No limit ...................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ........................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Sep. 15–June 10. Oct. 15–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Lynx: Unit 20A, 20B, and 20C east of the Teklanika River—No limit ............................................................... Unit 20E—No limit ...................................................................................................................................... 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: Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F—No limit ................................................................................................. Unit 20E—No limit ...................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. (21) Unit 21. (i) Unit 21 consists of drainages into the Yukon River and Arhymot Lake upstream from a line starting at the downriver boundary of Paimiut on the north bank of the Yukon River then south across the Yukon River to the northern terminus of the Paimiut Portage, then south along the Portage to its intersection with Arhymot Lake, then south along the northern and western bank of Arhymot Lake to the outlet at Crooked Creek (locally known as Johnson River) drainage then 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 that portion of Unit 21 in the Yukon River and Arhymot Lake drainages upstream from a line starting at the downriver boundary of Paimiut on the north bank of the Yukon River, then south across the Yukon River to the northern terminus of the Paimiut Portage, then south along the Portage to its intersection with Arhymot Lake, then VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 along the northern and western bank of Arhymot Lake to the outlet at Crooked Creek (locally known as Johnson River) drainage, then 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 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°3.00′ N lat., 156°06.43′ W long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N lat., 157° 21.73′ W long., then westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning, is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area; all hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G-operated check station at Ella’s Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check station. 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(B) The Paradise Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 21 bounded by a line beginning at the old village of Paimiut, then north along the west bank of the Yukon River to Paradise, then northwest to the mouth of Stanstrom Creek on the Bonasila River, then northeast to the mouth of the Anvik River, then along the west bank of the Yukon River to the lower end of Eagle Island (approximately 45 miles north of Grayling), then to the mouth of the Iditarod River, then extending 2 miles easterly down the east bank of the Innoko River to its confluence with Paimiut Slough, then south along the east bank of Paimiut Slough to its mouth, and then to the old village of Paimiut, is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or part of moose; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or part of moose by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. (iii) In Unit 21D, you may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50790 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (B) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 21(E) from Nov. 1–June 10. (C) The residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village of Tanana. This threemoose 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. Unit 21D, remainder—5 caribou per day, as follows: Calves may not be taken ..... Bulls may be harvested ............................................................................................ Cows may be harvested ........................................................................................... Moose: Unit 21B—that portion within the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge downstream from and including the Little Mud River drainage—1 bull. A State registration permit is required from Sep. 5–25. A Federal registration permit is required from Sep. 26–Oct. 1. Unit 21B—that portion within the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge 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. Units 21A and 21B, remainder—1 bull ..................................................................... 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. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Dec. 10–20. No open season. No open season. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Winter season to be announced. July 1–Oct. 14. Feb. 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Sep. 5–Oct. 1. Five-day season to be announced between Dec. 1 and Mar. 31. Aug. 20–Sep. 25. Nov. 1–30. Sep. 5–25. Sep. 1–25. Mar. 1–5 season to be announced. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 March and April 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 Sep. 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 Sep. 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–Sep. 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 .................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Apr. 10–15 season to be announced. Aug. 22–31. Sep. 5–25. Mar. 1–5 season to be announced. Aug. 25–Sep. 30. Feb. 15–Mar. 15. Nov. 1–June 10. No open season. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50791 Open season 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 ................... Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. 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 ........................................................................................................... (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 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. York to, but excluding, the Goodhope River drainage, and including Little Diomede Island and Fairway Rock. (ii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 22 during the established seasons. (B) Coyote, incidentally taken with a trap or snare, may be used for subsistence purposes. (C) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot from a moving snowmachine. (D) The taking of one bull moose and up to three musk oxen by the community of Wales is allowed for the celebration of the Kingikmuit Dance Festival under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village of Wales. The harvest may occur only within regularly established seasons in Unit 22E. The harvest will count against any established quota for the area. (E) A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take musk oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients in the course of a season, but have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time, except in Unit 22E where a resident of Wales or Shishmaref acting as a designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients, but have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time. Harvest limits Open season amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Hunting Black Bear: Units 22A and 22B—3 bears ...................................................................................................................... Unit 22, remainder ...................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Units 22A, 22D remainder, and 22E—1 bear by State registration permit only ........................................ Unit 22B—2 bears by State registration permit .......................................................................................... Unit 22C—1 bear by State registration permit only ................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. No open season. Aug. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–Oct. 31. Apr. 1–May 31. 09OCR2 50792 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage, west of the west bank of the unnamed creek originating at the Unit boundary opposite the headwaters of McAdam’s Creek and west of the west bank of Canyon Creek to its confluence with Tuksuk Channel—2 bears by Federal registration permit. Caribou: Unit 22B—that portion west of Golovnin Bay and west of a line along the west bank of the Fish and Niukluk Rivers to the mouth of the Libby River, and excluding all portions of the Niukluk River drainage upstream from and including the Libby River drainage—5 caribou per day by State registration permit. Calves may not be taken. Units 22A—that portion north of the Golsovia River drainage, 22B remainder, that portion of Unit 22D in the Kuzitrin River drainage (excluding the Pilgrim River drainage), and the Agiapuk River drainages, including the tributaries, and Unit 22E–that portion east of and including the Tin Creek drainage—5 caribou per day by State registration permit. Calves may not be taken. Unit 22A, remainder—5 caribou per day by State registration permit. Calves may not be taken ............ Unit 22D, that portion in the Pilgrim River drainage—5 caribou per day by State registration permit. Calves may not be taken. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Units 22C, 22D remainder, 22E remainder—5 caribou per day by State registration permit. Calves may not be taken. Moose: Unit 22A—that portion north of and including the Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik River drainages—1 bull. Federal public lands are closed to hunting except by federally qualified users 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 federally qualified subsistence users. 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. Unit 22D—that portion west of the Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of musk ox except by residents of Nome and Teller hunting under these regulations. Unit 22D, that portion within the Kuzitrin River drainages—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except for residents of Council, Golovin, White Mountain, Nome, Teller, and Brevig Mission hunting under these regulations. Unit 22D, remainder—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk ox except by residents of Elim, White Mountain, Nome, Teller, and Brevig Mission hunting under these regulations. Unit 22E—1 bull by Federal permit or State permit. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of musk ox except by federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Unit 22, remainder ...................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. May 1–Sep. 30, a season may be announced. July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30, season may be announced. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. May 1–Sep. 30, season may be announced. July 1–June 30, season may be announced. Aug. 1–Sep. 30. Aug. 15–Sep. 14. Aug. 1–Sep. 30. Jan. 1–Feb. 15. Sep. 1–14. Jan. 1–31. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Sep. 1–14. Sep. 1–14. Sep. 1–14. Dec. 1–31. Aug. 10–Sep. 14. Oct. 1–Nov. 30. Dec. 1–31. Jan. 1–31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. No open season. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50793 Open season Beaver: Units 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: Units 22A and 22B—No limit ...................................................................................................................... Unit 22, remainder ...................................................................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit ................................................................................................................................. Otter: No limit ..................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: No limit ...................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 3 wolverines ..................................................................................................................................... Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possession ................................................................................................ Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): Units 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 .................................................................................... Nov. 1–June 10. No open season. No open season. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Sep. 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. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. July 15–May 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Beaver: Units 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 5 miles on either side of the Noatak River beginning at the mouth of the Noatak River, and extending upstream to the mouth of Sapun Creek. This closure does not apply to the transportation of hunters or parts of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine by regularly scheduled flights to communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled air service. (B) [Reserved] (iii) You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting, including transportation of hunters, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 23. (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in this section, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using rimfire cartridges. (C) If you have a trapping license, you may take beaver with a firearm in all of Unit 23 from Nov. 1–June 10. (D) For the Baird and DeLong Mountain sheep hunts—A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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. 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. On BLM-managed lands only, a snowmachine may be used to position a caribou, wolf, or wolverine 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. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50794 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 23—2 bears by State subsistence registration permit .......................................................... Caribou: Unit 23—that portion which includes all drainages north and west of, and including, the Singoalik River drainage—5 caribou per day by State registration permit as follows:. Calves may not be taken. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... Cows may be harvested. However, cows accompanied by calves may not be taken July 15–Oct. 14. Unit 23, remainder—5 caribou per day by State registration permit, as follows:. Calves may not be taken. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Cows may be harvested. However, cows accompanied by calves may not be taken July 31–Oct. 14. Federal public lands within a 10-mile-wide corridor (5 miles either side) along the Noatak River from the western boundary of Noatak National Preserve upstream to the confluence with the Cutler River; within the northern and southern boundaries of the Eli and Agashashok River drainages, respectively; and within the Squirrel River drainage are closed to caribou hunting except by federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Sheep: Unit 23—south of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Cutler and Redstone Rivers (Baird Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of sheep except by federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Unit 23—north of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak Creek, and the Noatak River, and west of the Aniuk River (DeLong Mountains)—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains) except for that portion within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve—1 sheep by Federal registration permit. Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains) that portion within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve—1 ram with 7⁄8 curl or larger horn. Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains) that portion within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve—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. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... Cows may be harvested ...................................................................................................................... No person may take a calf or a cow accompanied by a calf. Unit 23, remainder—1 moose. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... Cows may be harvested ...................................................................................................................... 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. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of musk oxen except by federally qualified subsistence users hunting under these regulations. Unit 23—Cape Krusenstern National Monument—1 bull by Federal permit. Cape Krusenstern National Monument is closed to the taking of musk oxen except by federally qualified subsistence users but not residents of Point Hope. Unit 23—that portion north and west of the Kobuk River drainage—1 bull by State or Federal registration permit. 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 ..................................................... Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 1–Oct. 14. Feb. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 15–Apr. 30. Jul. 1–Oct. 31. Feb. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 31–Mar. 31 May be announced. May be announced. May be announced. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. July 1–Dec. 31. Nov. 1–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Dec. 31. Nov. 1–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15 No open season. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Trapping Beaver: Unit 23—the Kobuk and Selawik River drainages—50 beaver ................................................................. Unit 23, remainder—30 beaver .................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 ............................................................................................................................................. (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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 (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 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′ PO 00000 Frm 00039 50795 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50796 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. (C) If you are a resident of Unit 24A, 24B, or 24C, during the dates of Oct. 15– Apr. 30, you may use an artificial light when taking a black bear, including a sow accompanied by cub(s), at a den site within the portions of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve that are within Unit 24A, 24B, or 24C. Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 24—1 bear by State registration permit ................................................................................ Caribou: Unit 24A—that portion south of the south bank of the Kanuti River—1 caribou ....................................... Unit 24B—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. Units 24A remainder, 24B remainder—5 caribou per day as follows:. Calves may not be taken. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... Cows may be harvested ...................................................................................................................... Units 24C, 24D—5 caribou per day as follows:. Calves may not be taken. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Cows may be harvested ...................................................................................................................... Sheep: Units 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. Units 24A and 24B—(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass residents)–that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—3 sheep, no more than one of which may be a ewe, by Federal registration permit only, with exception for residents of Alatna and Allakaket who will report by a National Park Service community harvest system. Unit 24A–except that portion within the Gates of the Arctic National Park—1 ram 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 by State harvest ticket ....................... 1 antlered bull by State registration permit ................................................................................................ Unit 24B, remainder—1 antlered bull by State harvest ticket .................................................................... or 1 antlered bull by State registration permit ................................................................................................ Federal public lands in the Kanuti Controlled Use Area, as described in Federal regulations, are closed to taking of moose, except by federally qualified subsistence users of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and Galena. Units 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 March and April 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 Sep. 5–25 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. .......................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. July 1–Oct. 14. Feb. 1–June 30. July 15–Apr. 30. July 1–Oct. 14. Feb. 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. July 15–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Aug. 20–Sep. 30. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. Aug. or Dec. Aug. or Dec. 25–Oct. 1. 1–Dec. 14. 15–Apr. 15. 25–Oct. 1. 15–Apr. 15. Sep. 1–25. Mar. 1–5 to be announced. or Apr. 10–15 to be announced. Aug. 25–Oct. 1. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50797 Open season Trapping amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Beaver: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Coyote: No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit ........................................................................ Lynx: Unit 24A—no limit ....................................................................................................................................... Units 24B, 24C, and 24D—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, the Coleen River drainage, and the Old Crow River drainage. (B) Unit 25B consists of the Little Black River drainage upstream from but not including the Big Creek drainage, the Black River drainage upstream from and including the Salmon Fork drainage, the Porcupine River drainage upstream from the confluence of the Coleen and Porcupine Rivers, and drainages into the north bank of the Yukon River upstream from Circle, including the islands in the Yukon River. (C) Unit 25C consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from Circle to the Subunit 20E boundary, the Birch Creek drainage upstream from the Steese Highway bridge (milepost 147), the Preacher Creek drainage upstream from and including the Rock Creek drainage, and the Beaver Creek drainage upstream from and including the Moose Creek drainage. (D) Unit 25D consists of the remainder of Unit 25. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats in the Dalton Highway VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 two roughly equal drainages; the boundary follows the easternmost fork, proceeding almost due north to the headwaters and intersects the Continental Divide; the boundary then follows the Continental Divide easterly, through Carter Pass, then easterly and northeasterly approximately 62 miles along the divide to the headwaters of the most northerly tributary of Red Sheep Creek then follows southerly along the divide designating the eastern PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Nov. 1–June 10. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 1–Mar 31. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. extreme of the Red Sheep Creek drainage then to the confluence of Red Sheep Creek and the East Fork Chandalar River. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30 and between August 1 and September 25; in Unit 25D you may use bait to hunt brown bear between April 15 and June 30 and between August 1 and September 25; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands. (B) You may take caribou and moose from a boat moving under power in Unit 25. (C) The taking of bull moose outside the seasons provided in this part for food in memorial potlatches and traditional cultural events is authorized in Unit 25D west provided that: (1) The person organizing the religious ceremony or cultural event contacts the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, prior to taking or attempting to take bull moose and provides to the Refuge Manager the name of the decedent, the nature of the ceremony or cultural event, number to be taken, and the general area in which the taking will occur. (2) Each person who takes a bull moose under this section must submit a written report to the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, not more than 15 days after the harvest specifying the harvester’s name and address, and the date(s) and location(s) of the taking(s). (3) No permit or harvest ticket is required for taking under this section; however, the harvester must be an Alaska rural resident with customary and traditional use in Unit 25D west. (4) Any moose taken under this provision counts against the annual quota of 60 bulls. E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 50798 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: Units 25A, 25B, and 25C—3 bears or 3 bears by State community harvest permit ................................. Unit 25D—5 bears ...................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Units 25A and 25B—1 bear ........................................................................................................................ Unit 25C—1 bear ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 25D—2 bears every regulatory year ................................................................................................... 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–June 30. Unit 25C—1 caribou; a joint Federal/State registration permit is required. During the Aug. 10–Sep. 30 season, the harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The harvest quota between Aug.10–29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou. Unit 25D–that portion of Unit 25D drained by the west fork of the Dall River west of 150° W. long.—1 bull. Units 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 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 ........................................................... Units 25B, 25C, and 25D—1 ram with full-curl horn or larger ................................................................... Moose: Unit 25A—1 antlered bull ............................................................................................................................ Unit 25B—that portion within Yukon–Charley National Preserve—1 bull .................................................. 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 Rivers National Preserve, draining into the north bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Kandik River drainage, including the islands in the Yukon River—1 antlered bull. Unit 25B, remainder—1 antlered bull ......................................................................................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 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 .................................................................................................... Beaver: Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D—1 beaver per day; 1 in possession ................................................................... Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D—no limit .............................................................................................................. 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: Units 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 ....................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sep. 30. Dec. 1–31. July 1–Apr. 30. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. Dec. Aug. Aug. Dec. Sep. Dec. 25–Sep. 25. 1–10. 20–Oct. 7. 25–Oct. 7. 1–10. 5–Oct. 7. 1–15. Aug. Dec. Aug. Aug. 25–Oct. 7. 1–15. 20–Sep. 30. 25–Feb. 28. Aug. 25–Oct. 1. Dec. 1–20. June 11–Aug. 31. Sep. 1–June 10. No open season. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 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. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. 09OCR2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits 50799 Open season 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 .................................................................................... Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. 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 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; and (C) Unit 26C consists of the remainder of Unit 26. (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public land: (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner for moose hunting, including transportation of moose hunters or parts of moose during the periods July. 1–Sep. 14 and Jan. 1–Mar. 31 in Unit 26A; however, this does not apply to transportation of moose hunters, their gear, or moose parts by aircraft between publicly owned airports. (B) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of wildlife. (iii) You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting, including transportation of hunters, bears or parts of bears. However, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 26. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in this section, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using rimfire cartridges. (C) In Kaktovik, a federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep or musk ox on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time. (D) For the DeLong Mountain sheep hunts—A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and may have both his and the recipient’s harvest limits in his/her possession at the same time. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ........................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: Unit 26A—1 bear by State subsistence registration permit ....................................................................... Unit 26B—1 bear ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 26 C—1 bear ....................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Jan. 1–Dec. 31. Aug. 10–June 30. 09OCR2 50800 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Harvest limits Open season Caribou: Unit 26A—that portion of the Colville River drainage upstream from the Anaktuvuk River, and drainages of the Chukchi Sea south and west of, and including the Utukok River drainage—5 caribou per day by State registration permit as follows:. Calves may not be taken. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... Cows may be harvested; however, cows accompanied by calves may not be taken July 16–Oct. 15. Unit 26A remainder—5 caribou per day by State registration permit as follows:. Calves may not be taken. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... Up to 3 cows per day may be harvested; however, cows accompanied by calves may not be taken July 16–Oct. 15. Unit 26B, that portion south of 69° 30′ N. lat. and west of the Dalton Highway—5 caribou per day as follows:. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 Cows may be harvested ...................................................................................................................... Unit 26B remainder—5 caribou per day as follows:. Bulls may be harvested ....................................................................................................................... Cows may be harvested ...................................................................................................................... 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: Units 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. 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–Sep. 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. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of moose except by a Kaktovik resident holding a Federal registration permit and hunting under these regulations. Musk ox: Unit 26C—1 bull by Federal 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 ........................................................................... July 1–Oct. 14. Dec. 6–June 30. July 16–Mar. 15. July 1–Oct. 15. Dec. 6–June 30. July 16–Mar. 15. July 1–Oct. 14. Dec. 10–June 30. July 1–Apr. 30. July 1–June 30. July 1–May 15. July 1–Apr. 30. July 15–Dec. 31. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. Season may be announced. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Aug. 1–Sep. 14. Feb. 15–Apr. 15. July 1–Sep. 14. Aug. 1–Sep. 14. Sep. 1–14. May be announced. July 15–Mar. 31. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. 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 .................................................................................................................................................. 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Wolverine: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dated: September 25, 2018. Thomas C.J. Doolittle, Acting Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dated: September 25, 2018. Thomas Whitford, Subsistence Program Leader USDA—Forest Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21219 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES2 BILLING CODE 4333–15–P 3411–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\09OCR2.SGM 09OCR2 1–Jan. 31. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Apr. 15. 50801

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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-2016-0049; FXFR13350700640-189-FF07J00000; 
FBMS#4500117985]
RIN 1018-BB38


Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska--
2018-19 and 2019-20 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest 
limits, and methods and means related to the taking of wildlife for 
subsistence uses in Alaska for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 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 rule also revises the general regulations on subsistence taking of 
fish and wildlife and customary and traditional use determinations for 
wildlife.

DATES: This rule is effective October 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The Board meeting transcripts are available for review at 
the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 
121, Anchorage, AK 99503, or on the Office of Subsistence Management 
website (https://www.doi.gov/subsistence).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation 
Act (ANILCA) (16 U.S.C. 3111-3126), the Secretary of the Interior and 
the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretaries) jointly implement the 
Federal Subsistence Management Program. This program provides a 
preference for take of fish and wildlife resources for subsistence uses 
on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. The Secretaries published 
temporary regulations to carry out this program in the Federal Register 
on June 29, 1990 (55 FR 27114), and published final regulations in the 
Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The Program has 
subsequently amended these regulations a number of 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 242.1-242.28 and 50 
CFR 100.1-100.28, 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.
    Consistent with subpart B of these regulations, the Secretaries 
established a Federal Subsistence Board to administer the Federal 
Subsistence Management Program. The Board comprises:
     A Chair appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with 
concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture;
     The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service;
     The Alaska Regional Director, National Park Service;
     The Alaska State Director, Bureau of Land Management;
     The Alaska Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs;
     The Alaska Regional Forester, USDA Forest Service; and
     Two public members appointed by the Secretary of the 
Interior with concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture.
    Through the Board, these agencies participate in the development of 
regulations for subparts C and D, which, among other things, set forth 
program eligibility and specific harvest seasons and limits.
    In administering the program, the Secretaries divided Alaska 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 resource requirements to have a meaningful role in the subsistence 
management of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands in Alaska. The 
Council members represent varied 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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59 FR 27462............................  May 27, 1994..............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
59 FR 51855............................  October 13, 1994..........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
60 FR 10317............................  February 24, 1995.........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
61 FR 39698............................  July 30, 1996.............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
62 FR 29016............................  May 29, 1997..............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 35332............................  June 29, 1998.............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 46148............................  August 28, 1998...........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.

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64 FR 1276.............................  January 8, 1999...........  Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 35776............................  July 1, 1999..............  Wildlife.
65 FR 40730............................  June 30, 2000.............  Wildlife.
66 FR 10142............................  February 13, 2001.........  Fish/Shellfish.
66 FR 33744............................  June 25, 2001.............  Wildlife.
67 FR 5890.............................  February 7, 2002..........  Fish/Shellfish.
67 FR 43710............................  June 28, 2002.............  Wildlife.
68 FR 7276.............................  February 12, 2003.........  Fish/Shellfish.
69 FR 5018.............................  February 3, 2004..........  Fish/Shellfish.
69 FR 40174............................  July 1, 2004..............  Wildlife.
70 FR 13377............................  March 21, 2005............  Fish/Shellfish.
70 FR 36268............................  June 22, 2005.............  Wildlife.
71 FR 15569............................  March 29, 2006............  Fish/Shellfish.
71 FR 37642............................  June 30, 2006.............  Wildlife.
72 FR 12676............................  March 16, 2007............  Fish/Shellfish.
72 FR 73426............................  December 27, 2007.........  Wildlife/Fish.
73 FR 35726............................  June 26, 2008.............  Wildlife.
74 FR 14049............................  March 30, 2009............  Fish/Shellfish.
75 FR 37918............................  June 30, 2010.............  Wildlife.
76 FR 12564............................  March 8, 2011.............  Fish/Shellfish.
77 FR 35482............................  June 13, 2012.............  Wildlife.
79 FR 35232............................  June 19, 2014.............  Wildlife.
81 FR 52528............................  August 8, 2016............  Wildlife.
83 FR 3079.............................  January 23, 2018..........  Fish.
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Current Rule

    The Departments published a proposed rule on May 17, 2017 (82 FR 
22621), 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 June 16, 2017. The Departments advertised the 
proposed rule by mail, email, web page, social media, radio, and 
newspaper. During that period, the Councils met and, in addition to 
other Council business, generated proposals and received suggestions 
for proposals from the public. The Board received a total of 57 
proposals for changes to subparts C and D. After the comment period 
closed, the Board prepared a booklet describing the proposals and 
distributed it to the public. The proposals were also available online. 
The public then had an additional 45 days in which to comment on the 
proposals for changes to the regulations.
    The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received public 
comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on 
proposals for their respective regions. The Councils had a substantial 
role in reviewing the proposed rule and making recommendations for the 
final rule. Moreover, a Council Chair, or a designated representative, 
presented each Council's recommendations at the Board meeting that was 
held April 10-13, 2018. These final regulations reflect Board review 
and consideration of Regional Advisory Council recommendations, Tribal 
and Alaska Native corporation consultations, and public comments. The 
public received extensive opportunity to review and comment on all 
changes.
    Of the 57 valid proposals, 4 were withdrawn by the proponents, 26 
were on the Board's non-consensus agenda, and 27 were on the consensus 
agenda. The consensus agenda is made up of proposals for which there is 
agreement among the affected Councils, a majority of the Interagency 
Staff Committee, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game concerning 
a proposed regulatory action. Anyone may request that the Board remove 
a proposal from the consensus agenda and place it on the non-consensus 
agenda. The Board votes en masse on the consensus agenda after 
deliberation and action on the non-consensus agenda. Of the proposals 
on the consensus agenda, the Board adopted 12, adopted 4 with 
modification, and rejected 11. Analysis and justification for the 
action taken on each proposal on the consensus agenda are available for 
review at the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, 
Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or on the Federal Subsistence 
Management Programs website (https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm) 
or at https://www.regulations.gov. Of the proposals on the non-consensus 
agenda, the Board adopted 3, adopted 14 with modification, rejected 6, 
took no action on 2, and deferred 1.

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

    The Board rejected, took no action, or deferred 9 non-consensus 
proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for rejection by one 
or more of the Councils.
    The Board rejected a proposal to increase the harvest quota for 
wolves in Unit 2. This proposal was found to violate recognized 
principles of wildlife conservation.
    The Board deferred a proposal to establish a community harvest 
system for moose and caribou in Units 11 and 13 to allow time for staff 
and the proponent to develop a framework and report back to the Board 
at its next meeting.
    The Board rejected a proposal to allow the use of snow machines to 
position animals (caribou, wolves, and wolverines) in Unit 17. This 
proposal was found to violate recognized principles of wildlife 
conservation and was not supported by substantial evidence.
    The Board rejected a proposal to reduce the season for caribou in 
Unit 18. This proposal was determined to be detrimental to the 
satisfaction of subsistence needs.
    The Board rejected a proposal to allow the sale of brown bear 
skulls and skulls with hides attached. This proposal was found not to 
be supported by substantial evidence. This action was contrary to one 
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recommendation, and another Council recommended the Board take no 
action.
    The Board rejected a proposal to rescind a closure to sheep in Unit 
25A. This proposal was determined to be detrimental to the satisfaction 
of subsistence needs.
    The Board rejected a proposal to close public lands to non-
federally qualified users to the take of caribou in Units 26A and 26B. 
This proposal was found not to be supported by substantial evidence. 
This action was contrary to one Council recommendation and supported by 
another Council recommendation.
    The Board took no action on three proposals, Unit 23 moose, Unit 23 
caribou, and Units 22, 23, and 26A caribou, based on its actions on 
similar proposals.

Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Adopted by the Board

    The Board adopted or adopted with modification 17 non-consensus 
proposals. Modifications were suggested by the affected Council(s), 
developed during the analysis process, suggested during Tribal and 
Alaska Native corporation consultations, or developed during the 
Board's public deliberations. All of the adopted proposals were 
recommended for adoption by at least one of the Councils.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to modify bear 
baiting restrictions State wide.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to reduce the 
harvest limit for deer for non-federally qualified users in Unit 2. The 
Board struck the portion of the proposal to shorten the season for 
federally qualified subsistence users.
    The Board adopted with modification a proposal to establish a fall 
moose season in Unit 1C to begin in 2019.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to align Federal and 
State regulations for caribou in Unit 9D.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the 
harvest limits for caribou in Units 9A, 9B, 9C, 17A, 17B, 17C, 19A, and 
19B.
    The Board adopted two proposals with modifications to rescind a 
closure to the take of caribou in Units 17A, 17C, and the Nushagak 
Peninsula and revised the Customary and Traditional Use determinations 
in Unit 17, remainder.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to establish a 
winter season for moose in Unit 18.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to reduce the 
harvest and possession limits for ptarmigan in Unit 18.
    The Board adopted a proposal to extend the season for lynx in Unit 
24A.
    The Board adopted two proposals with modifications to revise 
closures to the take of moose in Units 22 and 22A.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the 
harvest limits, and establish a separate antlerless season for moose in 
Unit 23.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to extend the season 
and increase the harvest limit for brown bear in Unit 23.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to close public 
lands along a 10-mile corridor along the Noatak River, except to 
federally qualified subsistence hunters, for caribou in Unit 23.
    The Board adopted a proposal to establish a registration hunt for 
caribou in Units 22, 23, and 26A.
    The Board adopted a proposal to extend the season for moose in Unit 
25B.
    These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of 
Regional Advisory Council recommendations, Tribal and Alaska Native 
corporation consultations, and public comments. Because this rule 
concerns public lands managed by an agency or agencies in both the 
Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, identical text will be 
incorporated into 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100.

Conformance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities

Administrative Procedure Act Compliance

    The Board has provided extensive opportunity for public input and 
involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act 
requirements, including publishing a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register, 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 25 years that 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 that described four 
alternatives for developing a Federal Subsistence Management Program 
was distributed for public comment on October 7, 1991. The Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published on February 28, 
1992. The Record of Decision (ROD) on Subsistence Management for 
Federal Public Lands in Alaska was signed April 6, 1992. The selected 
alternative in the FEIS (Alternative IV) defined the administrative 
framework of an annual regulatory cycle for subsistence regulations.
    The following Federal Register documents pertain to this 
rulemaking:

 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.

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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.
75 FR 63088......................  October 14, 2010......  Final Rule...........  Amended the regulations for
                                                                                   accepting and addressing
                                                                                   special action requests and
                                                                                   the role of the Regional
                                                                                   Advisory Councils in the
                                                                                   process.
76 FR 56109......................  September 12, 2011....  Final Rule...........  Revised the composition of the
                                                                                   Federal Subsistence Board by
                                                                                   expanding the Board by two
                                                                                   public members who possess
                                                                                   personal knowledge of and
                                                                                   direct experience with
                                                                                   subsistence uses in rural
                                                                                   Alaska.
77 FR 12477......................  March 1, 2012.........  Final Rule...........  Extended the compliance date
                                                                                   for the final rule (72 FR
                                                                                   25688) that revised nonrural
                                                                                   determinations until the
                                                                                   Secretarial program review is
                                                                                   complete or in 5 years,
                                                                                   whichever comes first.
80 FR 68249......................  November 4, 2015......  Final Rule...........  Revised the nonrural
                                                                                   determination process and
                                                                                   allowed the Federal
                                                                                   Subsistence Board to define
                                                                                   which communities and areas
                                                                                   are nonrural.
83 FR 23813......................  May 23, 2018..........  Final Rule...........  Identifies submerged lands
                                                                                   within the Tongass National
                                                                                   Forest that did not pass to
                                                                                   the State of Alaska at
                                                                                   statehood and remain Federal
                                                                                   public lands subject to the
                                                                                   provisions of ANILCA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    A 1997 environmental assessment dealt with the expansion of Federal 
jurisdiction over fisheries and is available at the office listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The Secretary of the Interior, with 
concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture, determined that expansion 
of Federal jurisdiction does 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

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restrict'' threshold that would require notice and hearings under 
ANILCA section 810(a).

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA)

    This rule does not contain any new collections of information that 
require Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. OMB has 
reviewed and approved the collections of information associated with 
the subsistence regulations at 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, and 
assigned OMB Control Number 1018-0075, which expires June 30, 2019. 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 OMB 
control number.

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget will 
review all significant rules. OIRA has determined that this rule is not 
significant.
    Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while 
calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to promote 
predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most 
innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. 
The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches 
that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for 
the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and 
consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further 
that regulations must be based on the best available science and that 
the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open 
exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent 
with these requirements.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
requires preparation of flexibility analyses for rules that will have a 
significant effect on a substantial number of small entities, which 
include small businesses, organizations, or governmental jurisdictions. 
In general, the resources to be harvested under this rule are already 
being harvested and consumed by the local harvester and do not result 
in an additional dollar benefit to the economy. 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 summary impact statement. 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, Title VIII, 
does not provide specific rights to tribes for the subsistence taking 
of wildlife, fish, and shellfish. However, the Board provided federally 
recognized Tribes and Alaska Native corporations opportunities to 
consult on this rule. Consultation with Alaska Native corporations are 
based on Public Law 108-199, div. H, Sec. 161, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 
452, as amended by Public Law 108-447, div. H, title V, Sec. 518, Dec. 
8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3267, which provides that: ``The Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget and all Federal agencies shall 
hereafter consult with Alaska Native corporations on the same basis as 
Indian tribes under Executive Order No. 13175.''
    The Secretaries, through the Board, provided a variety of 
opportunities for consultation: Commenting on proposed changes to the 
existing rule; engaging in dialogue at the Regional Council meetings; 
engaging in dialogue at the Board's meetings; and providing input in 
person, by mail, email, or phone at any time during the rulemaking 
process.
    On April 10, 2018, the Board provided federally recognized Tribes 
and Alaska Native Corporations a specific opportunity to consult on 
this rule prior to the start of its public regulatory meeting. 
Federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations were 
notified by mail and telephone and were given the opportunity to attend 
in person or via teleconference.

Executive Order 13211

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

Drafting Information

    Theo Matuskowitz drafted these regulations under the guidance of 
Thomas C. J. Doolittle of the Office of Subsistence Management, Alaska 
Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. 
Additional assistance was provided by
     Daniel Sharp, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land 
Management;
     Clarence Summers, Alaska Regional Office, National Park 
Service;
     Dr. Glenn Chen, Alaska Regional Office, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs;
     Carol Damberg, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service; and
     Thomas Whitford, Alaska Regional Office, USDA Forest 
Service.

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List of Subjects

36 CFR Part 242

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

50 CFR Part 100

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

Regulation Promulgation

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

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, amend the table 
in Sec.  __.24(a)(1) by revising the text for Units 1 through 5, 17, 
and 25 to read as follows:


Sec.  __.24  Customary and traditional use determinations.

    (a) * * *
    (1) * * *

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Area                     Species            Determination
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unit 1C.....................  Black Bear..........  Residents of Units
                                                     1C, 1D, 3, Hoonah,
                                                     Pelican, Point
                                                     Baker, Sitka, and
                                                     Tenakee Springs.
Unit 1A.....................  Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
                                                     1A, excluding
                                                     residents of Hyder.
Unit 1B.....................  Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
                                                     1A, Petersburg, and
                                                     Wrangell, excluding
                                                     residents of Hyder.
Unit 1C.....................  Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
                                                     1C, Haines, Hoonah,
                                                     Kake, Klukwan,
                                                     Skagway, and
                                                     Wrangell, excluding
                                                     residents of
                                                     Gustavus.
Unit 1D.....................  Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
                                                     1D.
Unit 1......................  Deer................  Residents of Units 1-
                                                     5.
Unit 1B.....................  Goat................  Residents of Units
                                                     1B and 3.
Unit 1C.....................  Goat................  Residents of Haines,
                                                     Kake, Klukwan,
                                                     Petersburg, and
                                                     Gustavus.
Unit 1B.....................  Moose...............  Residents of Units
                                                     1, 2, 3, and 4.
Unit 1C.....................  Moose...............  Residents of Units
                                                     1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Unit 1D.....................  Moose...............  Residents of Unit
                                                     1D.
Unit 2......................  Deer................  Residents of Units 1-
                                                     5.
Unit 3......................  Deer................  Residents of Units 1-
                                                     5.
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 Units 1-
                                                     5.
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 Units 1-
                                                     5.
Unit 5......................  Goat................  Residents of Unit
                                                     5A.
Unit 5......................  Moose...............  Residents of Unit
                                                     5A.
Unit 5......................  Wolf................  Residents of Unit
                                                     5A.
 
                              * * * * * * *
Unit 17A and that portion of  Black Bear..........  Residents of Units
 17B draining into Nuyakuk                           9A and B, 17,
 Lake and Tikchik Lake.                              Akiak, and
                                                     Akiachak.
Unit 17, remainder..........  Black Bear..........  Residents of Units
                                                     9A and B, and 17.
Unit 17A, those portions      Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
 north and west of a line                            17, Akiak,
 beginning from the Unit 18                          Akiachak, Goodnews
 boundary at the                                     Bay, Kwethluk, and
 northwestern end of Nenevok                         Platinum.
 Lake, to the southern point
 of upper Togiak Lake, and
 northeast towards the
 northern point of Nuyakuk
 Lake to the Unit 17A
 boundary.
Unit 17B, beginning at the    Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit 17
 Unit 17B boundary, those                            and Kwethluk.
 portions north and west of
 a line running from the
 southern point of upper
 Togiak Lake, northeast to
 the northern point of
 Nuyakuk Lake, and northeast
 to the point where the Unit
 17 boundary intersects the
 Shotgun Hills.
Unit 17A, remainder.........  Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
                                                     17, Akiak,
                                                     Akiachak, Goodnews
                                                     Bay, and Platinum.
Unit 17B, that portion        Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
 draining into Nuyakuk Lake                          17, Akiak and
 and Tikchik Lake.                                   Akiachak.
Unit 17B, remainder, and      Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
 Unit 17C.                                           17.
Unit 17A, that portion west   Caribou.............  Residents of Units
 of the Izavieknik River,                            9B, 17, Eek,
 Upper Togiak Lake, Togiak                           Goodnews Bay, Lime
 Lake, and the main course                           Village, Napakiak,
 of the Togiak River.                                Platinum,
                                                     Quinhagak, Stony
                                                     River, and
                                                     Tuntutuliak.
Unit 17A, that portion north  Caribou.............  Residents of Units
 of Togiak Lake that                                 9B, 17, Akiak,
 includes Izavieknik River                           Akiachak, Lime
 drainages.                                          Village, Stony
                                                     River, and
                                                     Tuluksak.

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Units 17A and 17B, those      Caribou.............  Residents of Units
 portions north and west of                          9B, 17, Kwethluk,
 a line beginning from the                           Lime Village, and
 Unit 18 boundary at the                             Stony River.
 northwestern end of Nenevok
 Lake, to the southern point
 of upper Togiak Lake, and
 northeast to the northern
 point of Nuyakuk Lake,
 northeast to the point
 where the Unit 17 boundary
 intersects the Shotgun
 Hills.
Unit 17B, that portion of     Caribou.............  Residents of Units
 Togiak National Wildlife                            9B, 17, Akiachak,
 Refuge within Unit 17B.                             Akiak, Bethel, Eek,
                                                     Goodnews Bay, Lime
                                                     Village, Napakiak,
                                                     Platinum,
                                                     Quinhagak, Stony
                                                     River, Tuluksak,
                                                     and Tuntutuliak.
Unit 17, remainder..........  Caribou.............  Residents of Units
                                                     9B, 9C, 9E 17, Lime
                                                     Village, and Stony
                                                     River.
Unit 17A, those portions      Moose...............  Residents of Unit
 north and west of a line                            17, Goodnews Bay,
 beginning from the Unit 18                          Kwethluk, and
 boundary at the                                     Platinum.
 northwestern end of Nenevok
 Lake, to the southern point
 of upper Togiak Lake, and
 to the Unit 17A boundary to
 the northeast towards the
 northern point of Nuyakuk
 Lake.
Unit 17A, that portion north  Moose...............  Residents of Unit
 of Togiak Lake that                                 17, Akiak,
 includes Izavieknik River                           Akiachak, Goodnews
 drainages.                                          Bay, and Platinum.
Unit 17A, remainder.........  Moose...............  Residents of Unit
                                                     17, Goodnews Bay
                                                     and Platinum.
Unit 17B, that portion        Moose...............  Residents of Unit
 within the Togiak National                          17, Akiak,
 Wildlife Refuge.                                    Akiachak, Goodnews
                                                     Baym, Levelock,
                                                     Nondalton, and
                                                     Platinum.
Unit 17B, remainder and Unit  Moose...............  Residents of Unit
 17C.                                                17, Nondalton,
                                                     Levelock, Goodnews
                                                     Bay, and Platinum.
Unit 17.....................  Wolf................  Residents of Units
                                                     6, 9, 10 (Unimak
                                                     Island only), 11-
                                                     13, Chickaloon, and
                                                     16-26.
Unit 17.....................  Beaver..............  Residents of Units
                                                     9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and
                                                     17.
 
                              * * * * * * *
Unit 25D....................  Black Bear..........  Residents of Unit
                                                     25D.
Unit 25D....................  Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit
                                                     25D.
Unit 25, remainder..........  Brown Bear..........  Residents of Unit 25
                                                     and Eagle.
Unit 25A....................  Caribou.............  Residents of Units
                                                     24A and 25.
Unit 25B and Unit 25C.......  Caribou.............  Residents of Units
                                                     12 (north of
                                                     Wrangell-St. Elias
                                                     National Preserve),
                                                     20D, 20E, 20F, and
                                                     25.
Unit 25D....................  Caribou.............  Residents of Units
                                                     20F and 25D and
                                                     Manley Hot Springs.
Unit 25A....................  Moose...............  Residents of Units
                                                     25A and 25D.
Unit 25B and Unit 25C.......  Moose...............  Residents of Units
                                                     20D, 20E, 25B, 25C,
                                                     25D, Tok and
                                                     Livengood.
Unit 25D, west..............  Moose...............  Residents of Unit
                                                     25D West.
Unit 25D, remainder.........  Moose...............  Residents of
                                                     remainder of Unit
                                                     25.
Unit 25A....................  Sheep...............  Residents of Arctic
                                                     Village,
                                                     Chalkyitsik, Fort
                                                     Yukon, Kaktovik,
                                                     and Venetie.
Unit 25B and Unit 25C.......  Sheep...............  Residents of Units
                                                     20E, 25B, 25C, and
                                                     25D.
Unit 25D....................  Wolf................  Residents of Unit
                                                     25D.
Unit 25, remainder..........  Wolf................  Residents of Units
                                                     6, 9, 10 (Unimak
                                                     Island only), 11-
                                                     13, Chickaloon, and
                                                     16-26.
 
                              * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

Subpart D--Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife

0
3. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, amend Sec.  
__.25(a) by adding a definition for ``Scent lure'' in alphabetical 
order to read as follows:


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

    (a) * * *
    Scent lure (in reference to bear baiting) means any biodegradable 
material to which biodegradable scent is applied or infused.
* * * * *

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


Sec.  __.26   Subsistence taking of wildlife.

    (a) General taking prohibitions. You may take wildlife for 
subsistence uses by any method, except as prohibited in this section or 
by other Federal statute. Taking wildlife for subsistence uses by a 
prohibited method is a violation of this part. Seasons are closed 
unless opened by Federal regulation. Hunting or trapping during a 
closed season or in an area closed by this part is prohibited.
    (b) Prohibited methods and means. 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

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the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, except that--
    (i) An individual in possession of a valid trapping license may use 
a firearm that shoots rimfire cartridges to take wolves and wolverine; 
and
    (ii) Only a muzzle-loading rifle of .54-caliber or larger, or a 
.45-caliber muzzle-loading rifle with a 250-grain, or larger, elongated 
slug may be used to take brown bear, black bear, elk, moose, musk ox, 
and mountain goat.
    (8) Using or being aided by use of a pit, fire, artificial light, 
radio communication, artificial salt lick, explosive, barbed arrow, 
bomb, smoke, chemical, conventional steel trap with a jaw spread over 9 
inches, or conibear style trap with a jaw spread over 11 inches.
    (9) Using a snare, except that an individual in possession of a 
valid hunting license may use nets and snares to take unclassified 
wildlife, ptarmigan, grouse, or hares; and individuals in possession of 
a valid trapping license may use snares to take furbearers.
    (10) Using a trap to take ungulates or bear.
    (11) Using hooks to physically snag, impale, or otherwise take 
wildlife; however, hooks may be used as a trap drag.
    (12) Using a crossbow to take ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine 
in any area restricted to hunting by bow and arrow only.
    (13) Taking of ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine with a bow, 
unless the bow is capable of casting an inch-wide broadhead-tipped 
arrow at least 175 yards horizontally, and the arrow and broadhead 
together weigh at least 1 ounce (437.5 grains).
    (14) Using bait for taking ungulates, bear, wolf, or wolverine; 
except you may use bait to take wolves and wolverine with a trapping 
license, and you may use bait to take black bears and brown bears with 
a hunting license as authorized in Unit-specific regulations at 
paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section. Baiting of black bears 
and brown bears is subject to the following restrictions:
    (i) Before establishing a bear bait station, you must register the 
site with ADF&G.
    (ii) When using bait, you must clearly mark the site with a sign 
reading ``black bear bait station'' that also displays your hunting 
license number and ADF&G-assigned number.
    (iii) You may use only biodegradable materials for bait; if fish or 
wildlife is used as bait, only the head, bones, viscera, or skin of 
legally harvested fish and wildlife, the skinned carcasses of 
furbearers, and unclassified wildlife may be used, except that in Units 
7 and 15, fish or fish parts may not be used as bait. Scent lures may 
be used at registered bait stations.
    (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 3:00 a.m. following the day in 
which airborne travel occurred (except for flights in regularly 
scheduled commercial aircraft). This restriction does not apply to 
subsistence taking of deer (except on NPS lands) and of caribou on the 
Nushagak Peninsula (a portion of Units 17A and 17C) during Jan. 1-Mar. 
31, provided the hunter is 300 feet from the airplane; moreover, this 
restriction does not apply to subsistence 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) Defense of life and property. Wildlife taken in defense of life 
or property is not a subsistence use; wildlife so taken is subject to 
State regulations.
    (d) Trapping furbearing animals. The following methods and means of 
trapping furbearers for subsistence uses pursuant to the requirements 
of a trapping license are prohibited, in addition to the prohibitions 
listed at paragraph (b) of this section:
    (1) Disturbing or destroying a den, except that you may disturb a 
muskrat pushup or feeding house in the course of trapping;
    (2) Disturbing or destroying any beaver house;
    (3) Taking beaver by any means other than a steel trap or snare, 
except that you may use firearms in certain Units with established 
seasons as identified in Unit-specific regulations found in this 
subpart;
    (4) Taking otter with a steel trap having a jaw spread of less than 
5\7/8\ inches during any closed mink and marten season in the same 
Unit;
    (5) Using a net or fish trap (except a blackfish or fyke trap); and
    (6) Taking or assisting in the taking of furbearers by firearm 
before 3:00 a.m. on the day following the day on which airborne travel 
occurred; however, this does not apply to a trapper using a firearm to 
dispatch furbearers caught in a trap or snare.
    (e) Possession and transportation of wildlife. (1) Except as 
specified in paragraph (e)(2) or (f)(1) of this section, or as 
otherwise provided, you may not take a species of wildlife in any Unit, 
or portion of a Unit, if your total take of that species already 
obtained anywhere in the State under Federal and State regulations 
equals or exceeds the harvest limit in that Unit.
    (2) An animal taken under Federal or State regulations by any 
member of a community with an established community harvest limit for 
that species counts toward the community harvest limit for that 
species. Except for wildlife taken pursuant to Sec.  __.10(d)(5)(iii) 
or as otherwise provided for by this part, an animal taken as part of a 
community harvest limit counts toward every community member's harvest 
limit for that species taken under Federal or State of Alaska 
regulations.
    (f) Harvest limits. (1) The harvest limit specified for a trapping 
season for a species and the harvest limit set for a hunting season for 
the same species are separate and distinct. This means that if you have 
taken a harvest limit for a particular species under a trapping season, 
you may take additional animals under the harvest limit specified for a 
hunting season or vice versa.
    (2) A brown/grizzly bear taken in a Unit or portion of a Unit 
having a harvest limit of ``one brown/grizzly bear per year'' counts 
against a ``one brown/grizzly bear every four regulatory years'' 
harvest limit in other Units. You may not take more than one brown/
grizzly bear in a regulatory year.
    (g) Evidence of sex and identity. (1) If subsistence take of Dall 
sheep is restricted to a ram, you may not possess or transport a 
harvested sheep unless both horns accompany the animal.
    (2) If the subsistence taking of an ungulate, except sheep, is 
restricted to one sex in the local area, you may not possess or 
transport the carcass of an animal taken in that area unless sufficient 
portions of the external sex organs remain attached to indicate 
conclusively the sex of the animal, except that in Units 1-5 antlers 
are also considered proof of sex for deer if the antlers are naturally 
attached to an entire carcass, with or without the viscera; and except 
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either sufficient portions of the external sex organs (still attached 
to a portion of the carcass) or the head (with or without antlers 
attached; however, the antler stumps must remain attached) to indicate 
the sex of the harvested moose. However, this paragraph (g)(2) does not 
apply to the carcass of an ungulate that has been butchered and placed 
in storage or otherwise prepared for consumption upon arrival at the 
location where it is to be consumed.
    (3) If a moose harvest limit requires an antlered bull, an antler 
size, or configuration restriction, you may not possess or transport 
the moose carcass or its parts unless both antlers accompany the 
carcass or its parts. If you possess a set of antlers with less than 
the required number of brow tines on one antler, you must leave the 
antlers naturally attached to the unbroken, uncut skull plate; however, 
this paragraph (g)(3) does not apply to a moose carcass or its parts 
that have been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared 
for consumption after arrival at the place where it is to be stored or 
consumed.
    (h) Removing harvest from the field. You must leave all edible meat 
on the bones of the front quarters and hind quarters of caribou and 
moose harvested in Units 9, 17, 18, and 19B prior to October 1 until 
you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. 
You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind 
quarters, and ribs of moose harvested in Unit 21 prior to October 1 
until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human 
consumption. You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front 
quarters, hind quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in 
Unit 24 prior to October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or 
process it for human consumption. Meat of the front quarters, hind 
quarters, or ribs from a harvested moose or caribou may be processed 
for human consumption and consumed in the field; however, meat may not 
be removed from the bones for purposes of transport out of the field. 
You must leave all edible meat on the bones of the front quarters, hind 
quarters, and ribs of caribou and moose harvested in Unit 25 until you 
remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption.
    (i) Returning of tags, marks, or collars. If you take an animal 
that has been marked or tagged for scientific studies, you must, within 
a reasonable time, notify the ADF&G or the agency identified on the 
collar or marker when and where the animal was taken. You also must 
retain any ear tag, collar, radio, tattoo, or other identification with 
the hide until it is sealed, if sealing is required; in all cases, you 
must return any identification equipment to the ADF&G or to an agency 
identified on such equipment.
    (j) Sealing of bear skins and skulls. (1) Sealing requirements for 
bear apply to brown bears taken in all Units, except as specified in 
this paragraph (j), 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, Units 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, Units 21D, 22, 23, 24, and 26A and which are not removed from 
the Unit.
    (i) In areas where sealing is required by Federal regulations, you 
may not possess or transport the hide of a bear that does not have the 
penis sheath or vaginal orifice naturally attached to indicate 
conclusively the sex of the bear.
    (ii) If the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 9B, 17, 18, and 
19A and 19B downstream of and including the Aniak River drainage is 
removed from the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G 
representative in Bethel, Dillingham, or McGrath; at the time of 
sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of 
the skull and front claws of the bear.
    (iii) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Units 21D, 
22, 23, 24, and 26A from the area or present it for commercial tanning 
within the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G 
representative in Barrow, Galena, Nome, or Kotzebue; at the time of 
sealing, the ADF&G representative must remove and retain the skin of 
the skull and front claws of the bear.
    (iv) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 5 from 
the area, you must first have it sealed by an ADF&G representative in 
Yakutat.
    (v) If you remove the skin or skull of a bear taken in Unit 9E from 
Unit 9, you must first have it sealed by an authorized sealing 
representative. At the time of sealing, the representative must remove 
and retain the skin of the skull and front claws of the bear.
    (4) You may not falsify any information required on the sealing 
certificate or temporary sealing form provided by the ADF&G in 
accordance with State regulations.
    (k) Sealing of beaver, lynx, marten, otter, wolf, and wolverine. 
You may not possess or transport from Alaska the untanned skin of a 
marten taken in Unit 1-5, 7, 13E, or 14-16 or the untanned skin of a 
beaver, lynx, otter, wolf, or wolverine, whether taken inside or 
outside the State, unless the skin has been sealed by an authorized 
representative in accordance with State or Federal regulations.
    (1) In Unit 18, you must obtain an ADF&G seal for beaver skins only 
if they are to be sold or commercially tanned.
    (2) In Unit 2, you must seal any wolf taken on or before the 14th 
day after the date of taking.
    (l) Sealing form. 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) Traditional religious ceremonies. You may take wildlife, 
outside of established season or harvest limits, for food in 
traditional religious ceremonies, which are part of a funerary or 
mortuary cycle, including memorial potlatches, under the following 
provisions:
    (1) The harvest does not violate recognized principles of wildlife 
conservation and uses the methods and means allowable for the 
particular species published in the applicable Federal regulations. The 
appropriate Federal land manager will establish the number, species, 
sex, or location of harvest, if necessary, for conservation purposes. 
Other regulations relating to ceremonial harvest may be found in the 
Unit-specific regulations in paragraph (n) of this section.
    (2) No permit or harvest ticket is required for harvesting under 
this section; however, the harvester must be a federally qualified 
subsistence user with customary and traditional use in the area where 
the harvesting will occur.
    (3) In Units 1-26 (except for Koyukon/Gwich'in potlatch ceremonies 
in Unit 20F, 21, 24, or 25):
    (i) A tribal chief, village or tribal council president, or the 
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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; and
    (D) Unit 1C:
    (1) You may not hunt within one-fourth mile of Mendenhall Lake, the 
U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center, and the 
Center's parking area; and
    (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; and
    (D) A strip within one-quarter mile of the following trails as 
designated on U.S. Geological Survey maps: Herbert Glacier Trail, 
Windfall Lake Trail, Peterson Lake Trail, Spaulding Meadows Trail 
(including the loop trail), Nugget Creek Trail, Outer Point Trail, Dan 
Moller Trail, Perseverance Trail, Granite Creek Trail, Mt. Roberts 
Trail and Nelson Water Supply Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, and Point 
Bishop Trail.
    (vii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may hunt black bear with bait in Units 1A, 1B, and 1D 
between April 15 and June 15.
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
    (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open 
Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally 
retained.
    (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license 
during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
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                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may    Sep. 1-June 30.
 be a blue or glacier bear.
Brown Bear: 1 bear every four regulatory     Sep. 15-Dec. 31.
 years by State registration permit only.    Mar. 15-May 31.

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Deer:
    Unit 1A--4 antlered deer...............  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 1B--2 antlered deer...............  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 1C--4 deer; however, female deer    Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     may be taken only from Sep. 15-Dec. 31.
Goat:
    Unit 1A--Revillagigedo Island only.....  No open season.
    Unit 1B--that portion north of LeConte   Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     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     No open season.
     the Cleveland Peninsula south of the
     divide between Yes Bay and Santa Anna
     Inlet.
    Unit 1A and Unit 1B, remainder--2        Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     goats; a State registration permit
     will be required for the taking of the
     first goat and a Federal registration
     permit for the taking of a second
     goat. The taking of kids or nannies
     accompanied by kids is prohibited.
    Unit 1C--that portion draining into      Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
     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      No open season.
     Stephens Passage and Taku Inlet
     between Eagle Glacier and River and
     Taku Glacier.
    Unit 1C, remainder--1 goat by State      Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1D--that portion lying north of     Sep. 15-Nov. 30.
     the Katzehin River and northeast of
     the Haines highway--1 goat by State
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1D-- that portion lying between     No open season.
     Taiya Inlet and River and the White
     Pass and Yukon Railroad.
    Unit 1D, remainder--1 goat by State      Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     registration permit only.
Moose:
    Unit 1A--1 antlered bull by Federal      Sep. 5-Oct. 15.
     registration permit.
    Unit 1B--1 antlered bull with spike-     Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
     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     Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
     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  Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
     of Berners Bay--1 bull by State
     registration permit only.
    Unit 1C--Berners Bay--1 bull by drawing  Sep.15-Oct. 15 (will be
     permit.                                  announced starting in
                                              2019).
    Only one moose permit may be issued per
     household. A household receiving a
     State permit for Berners Bay drainages
     moose may not receive a Federal
     permit. The annual harvest quota will
     be announced by the USDA Forest
     Service, Juneau office, in
     consultation with ADF&G. The Federal
     harvest allocation will be 25%
     (rounded up to the next whole number)
     of bull moose permits.
    Unit 1D................................  No open season.
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and        Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day...........  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf:
    Units 1A and 1B, south of Bradfield      Aug. 1-May 31.
     Canal and the east fork of the
     Bradfield River--5 wolves.
    Units 1B remainder, 1C, and 1D--5        Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     wolves.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per     Aug. 1-May 15.
 day, 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
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                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: Unit 1--No limit...................  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and        Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (2) Unit 2. Unit 2 consists of Prince of Wales Island and all 
islands west of the center lines of Clarence Strait and Kashevarof 
Passage, south and east of the center lines of Sumner Strait, and east 
of the longitude of the westernmost point on Warren Island.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
    (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open 
Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally 
retained.
    (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license 
during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands.
    (ii) [Reserved]

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may    Sep. 1-June 30.
 be a blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    5 deer; however, no more than one may    July 24-Jan. 31.
     be a female deer. Female deer may be
     taken only during the period Oct. 15-
     Jan. 31. Harvest ticket number five
     must be used when recording the
     harvest of a female deer, but may be
     used for recording the harvest of a
     male deer. Harvest tickets must be
     used in order except when recording a
     female deer on tag number five.
    The Federal public lands on Prince of
     Wales Island, excluding the
     southeastern portion (lands south of
     the West Arm of Cholmondeley Sound
     draining into Cholmondeley Sound or
     draining eastward into Clarence
     Strait), are closed to hunting of deer
     from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, except by
     federally qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these regulations.
    Non-federally qualified users may only
     harvest up to 2 male deer on Federal
     public lands in Unit 2.
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and        Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day...........  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves. Federal hunting and          Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
 trapping season may be closed when the
 combined Federal-State harvest quota is
 reached. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be
 sealed within 14 days of harvest.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10    Aug. 1-May 15.
 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
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                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and        Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Dec. 1 -Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit. Federal hunting and          Nov. 15-Mar. 31.
 trapping season may be closed when the
 combined Federal-State harvest quota is
 reached. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be
 sealed within 14 days of harvest.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (3) Unit 3. (i) Unit 3 consists of all islands west of Unit 1B, 
north of Unit 2, south of the center line of Frederick Sound, and east 
of the center line of Chatham Strait including Coronation, Kuiu, 
Kupreanof, Mitkof, Zarembo, Kashevaroff, Woronkofski, Etolin, Wrangell, 
and Deer Islands.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) In the Petersburg vicinity, you may not take ungulates, bear, 
wolves, and wolverine along a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side 
of the Mitkof Highway from Milepost 0 to Crystal Lake campground;
    (B) You may not take black bears in the Petersburg Creek drainage 
on Kupreanof Island; and
    (C) You may not hunt in the Blind Slough draining into Wrangell 
Narrows and a strip one-fourth-mile wide on each side of Blind Slough, 
from the hunting closure markers at the southernmost portion of Blind 
Island to the hunting closure markers 1 mile south of the Blind Slough 
bridge.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
    (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open 
Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally 
retained.
    (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license 
during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may    Sep. 1-June 30.
 be a blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    Unit 3-Mitkof, Woewodski, and            Oct. 15-31.
     Butterworth Islands--1 antlered deer.
    Unit 3-Kupreanof Island, that portion    Oct. 15-31.
     east of the Portage Bay-Duncan Canal
     Portage--1 antlered deer.
    Unit 3, remainder--2 antlered deer.....  Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
                                             Dec. 1-31, season to be
                                              announced.
Moose: 1 antlered bull with spike-fork or    Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
 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..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and        Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day...........  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves.............................  Aug. 1-May 31.

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Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per     Aug. 1-May 15.
 day, 10 in possession..
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 20 per day, 40 in possession..
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                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver:
    Unit 3-Mitkof Island--No limit.........  Dec. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 3-except Mitkof Island--No limit..  Dec. 1-May 15.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and        Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten:
    No limit (except on Kuiu Island).......  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
    Kuiu Island portion of Unit 3. No limit  Dec. 1-31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (4) Unit 4. (i) Unit 4 consists of all islands south and west of 
Unit 1C and north of Unit 3 including Admiralty, Baranof, Chichagof, 
Yakobi, Inian, Lemesurier, and Pleasant Islands.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take brown bears in the Seymour Canal Closed Area 
(Admiralty Island) including all drainages into northwestern Seymour 
Canal between Staunch Point and the southernmost tip of the unnamed 
peninsula separating Swan Cove and King Salmon Bay including Swan and 
Windfall Islands;
    (B) You may not take brown bears in the Salt Lake Closed Area 
(Admiralty Island) including all lands within one-fourth mile of Salt 
Lake above Klutchman Rock at the head of Mitchell Bay;
    (C) You may not take brown bears in the Port Althorp Closed Area 
(Chichagof Island), that area within the Port Althorp watershed south 
of a line from Point Lucan to Salt Chuck Point (Trap Rock); and
    (D) You may not use any motorized land vehicle for brown bear 
hunting in the Northeast Chichagof Controlled Use Area (NECCUA) 
consisting of all portions of Unit 4 on Chichagof Island north of 
Tenakee Inlet and east of the drainage divide from the northwestern 
point of Gull Cove to Port Frederick Portage, including all drainages 
into Port Frederick and Mud Bay.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may shoot ungulates from a boat. You may not shoot bear, 
wolves, or wolverine from a boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
    (B) Five Federal registration permits will be issued by the Sitka 
or Hoonah District Ranger for the taking of brown bear for educational 
purposes associated with teaching customary and traditional subsistence 
harvest and use practices. Any bear taken under an educational permit 
does not count in an individual's one bear every four regulatory years 
limit.
    (C) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open 
Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally 
retained.
    (D) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license 
during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands.

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

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Coyote: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and        Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (5) Unit 5. (i) Unit 5 consists of all Gulf of Alaska drainages and 
islands between Cape Fairweather and the center line of Icy Bay, 
including the Guyot Hills:
    (A) Unit 5A consists of all drainages east of Yakutat Bay, 
Disenchantment Bay, and the eastern edge of Hubbard Glacier, and 
includes the islands of Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays; In Unit 5A, 
Nunatak Bench is defined as that area east of the Hubbard Glacier, 
north of Nunatak fiord, and north and east of the East Nunatak Glacier 
to the Canadian Border.
    (B) Unit 5B consists of the remainder of Unit 5.
    (ii) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on public lands 
within Glacier Bay National Park.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (B) You may not shoot ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine from a 
boat, unless you are certified as disabled.
    (C) You may hunt brown bear in Unit 5 with a Federal registration 
permit in lieu of a State metal locking tag if you have obtained a 
Federal registration permit prior to hunting.
    (D) Coyotes taken incidentally with a trap or snare during an open 
Federal trapping season for wolf, wolverine, or beaver may be legally 
retained.
    (E) A firearm may be used to take beaver under a trapping license 
during an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may    Sep. 1-June 30.
 be a blue or glacier bear..
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration   Sep. 1-May 31.
 permit only.
Deer:
    Unit 5A--1 buck........................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30.
    Unit 5B................................  No open season.
Goat:
    Unit 5A--that area between the Hubbard   No open season.
     Glacier and the West Nunatak Glacier
     on the north and east sides of Nunatak
     Fjord.
    Unit 5A, remainder--1 goat by Federal    Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
     registration permit. The harvest quota
     will be announced prior to the season.
     A minimum of four goats in the harvest
     quota will be reserved for federally
     qualified subsistence users.
    Unit 5B--1 goat by Federal registration  Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
     permit only.
Moose:
    Unit 5A-Nunatak Bench--1 moose by State  Nov. 15-Feb. 15.
     registration permit only. The season
     will be closed when 5 moose have been
     taken from the Nunatak Bench.
    Unit 5A-except Nunatak Bench, west of    Oct. 8-Nov. 15.
     the Dangerous River--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 5A, except Nunatak Bench, east of   Sep. 16-Nov. 15.
     the Dangerous River--1 bull by joint
     State/Federal registration permit
     only. From Sep. 16-30, public lands
     will be closed to taking of moose,
     except by residents of Unit 5A hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 5B--1 bull by State registration    Sep. 1-Dec. 15.
     permit only. The season will be closed
     when 25 bulls have been taken from the
     entirety of Unit 5B.
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day...........  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: 5 wolves.............................  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10    Aug. 1-May 15.
 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.

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Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
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    (6) Unit 6. (i) Unit 6 consists of all Gulf of Alaska and Prince 
William Sound drainages from the center line of Icy Bay (excluding the 
Guyot Hills) to Cape Fairfield including Kayak, Hinchinbrook, Montague, 
and adjacent islands, and Middleton Island, but excluding the Copper 
River drainage upstream from Miles Glacier, and excluding the Nellie 
Juan and Kings River drainages:
    (A) Unit 6A consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages east of Palm Point 
near Katalla including Kanak, Wingham, and Kayak Islands;
    (B) Unit 6B consists of Gulf of Alaska and Copper River Basin 
drainages west of Palm Point near Katalla, east of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and east of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point;
    (C) Unit 6C consists of drainages west of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and west of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point, 
and drainages east of the east bank of Rude River and drainages into 
the eastern shore of Nelson Bay and Orca Inlet; and
    (D) Unit 6D consists of the remainder of Unit 6.
    (ii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15. In addition, you may use bait in Unit 6D between June 16 and June 
30. The harvest quota in Unit 6D is 20 bears taken with bait between 
June 16 and June 30.
    (B) You may take coyotes in Units 6B and 6C with the aid of 
artificial lights.
    (C) One permit will be issued by the Cordova District Ranger to the 
Native Village of Eyak to take one moose from Federal lands in Unit 6B 
or C for their annual Memorial/Sobriety Day potlatch.
    (D) A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) who is 
either blind, 65 years of age or older, at least 70 percent disabled, 
or temporarily disabled may designate another federally qualified 
subsistence user to take any moose, deer, black bear, and beaver on his 
or her behalf in Unit 6, and goat in Unit 6D, unless the recipient is a 
member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The 
designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must 
return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for 
any number of recipients, but may have no more than one harvest limit 
in his or her possession at any one time.
    (E) A hunter younger than 10 years old at the start of the hunt may 
not be issued a Federal subsistence permit to harvest black bear, deer, 
goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine.
    (F) A hunter younger than 10 years old may harvest black bear, 
deer, goat, moose, wolf, and wolverine under the direct, immediate 
supervision of a licensed adult, at least 18 years old. The animal 
taken is counted against the adult's harvest limit. The adult is 
responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met.
    (G) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District 
Ranger to the Native Village of Chenega annually to harvest up to five 
deer total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Old 
Chenega Memorial and other traditional memorial potlatch ceremonies. 
Permits will have effective dates of July 1-June 30.
    (H) Up to five permits will be issued by the Cordova District 
Ranger to the Tatitlek IRA Council annually to harvest up to five deer 
total from Federal public lands in Unit 6D for their annual Cultural 
Heritage Week. Permits will have effective dates of July 1-June 30.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 1 bear. In Unit 6D a State       Sep. 1-June 30.
 registration permit is required.
Deer:
    5 deer; however, antlerless deer may be  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     taken only from Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 6D--1 buck........................  Jan. 1-31.
Goats:
    Unit 6A and B--1 goat by State           Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 6C................................  No open season.
    Unit 6D (subareas RG242, RG243, RG244,   Aug. 20-Feb. 28.
     RG245, RG249, RG266 and RG252 only)--1
     goat by Federal registration permit
     only. In each of the Unit 6D subareas,
     goat seasons will be closed by the
     Cordova District Ranger when harvest
     limits for that subarea are reached.
     Harvest quotas are as follows: RG242--
     2 goats, RG243--4 goats, RG244 and
     RG245 combined--2 goats, RG249--4
     goats, RG266--4 goats, RG252--1 goat.
Moose:
    Unit 6C--1 antlerless moose by Federal   Sep. 1-Oct. 31.
     drawing permit only.
    Permits for the portion of the
     antlerless moose quota not harvested
     in the Sep. 1-Oct. 31 hunt may be
     available for redistribution for a
     Nov. 1-Dec. 31 hunt..
    Unit 6C--1 bull by Federal drawing       Sep. 1-Dec. 31.
     permit only.
    In Unit 6C, only one moose permit may
     be issued per household. A household
     receiving a State permit for Unit 6C
     moose may not receive a Federal
     permit. The annual harvest quota will
     be announced by the U.S. Forest
     Service, Cordova Office, in
     consultation with ADF&G. The Federal
     harvest allocation will be 100% of the
     antlerless moose permits and 75% of
     the bull permits. Federal public lands
     are closed to the harvest of moose
     except by federally qualified users
     with a Federal permit for Unit 6C
     moose, Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 6, remainder......................  No open season.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possession..  May 1-Oct. 31.
Coyote:
    Unit 6A and D--2 coyotes...............  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
    Unit 6B and 6C--No limit...............  July 1-June 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  No open season.
 Phases):.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.

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Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf: 5 wolves.............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 5 per day, 10 in            Aug. 1-May 15.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 1-May 15.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit...........................  Dec. 1-Apr. 30.
Coyote:
    Unit 6C-south of the Copper River        Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
     Highway and east of the Heney Range--
     No limit.
    Units 6A, 6B, 6C remainder, and 6D--No   Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
     limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
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    (7) Unit 7. (i) Unit 7 consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages between 
Gore Point and Cape Fairfield including the Nellie Juan and Kings River 
drainages, and including the Kenai River drainage upstream from the 
Russian River, the drainages into the south side of Turnagain Arm west 
of and including the Portage Creek drainage, and east of 150[deg] W. 
long., and all Kenai Peninsula drainages east of 150[deg] W. long., 
from Turnagain Arm to the Kenai River.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Kenai 
Fjords National Park.
    (B) You may not hunt in the Portage Glacier Closed Area in Unit 7, 
which consists of Portage Creek drainages between the Anchorage-Seward 
Railroad and Placer Creek in Bear Valley, Portage Lake, the mouth of 
Byron Creek, Glacier Creek, and Byron Glacier; however, you may hunt 
grouse, ptarmigan, hares, and squirrels with shotguns after September 
1.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15, except in the drainages of Resurrection Creek and its tributaries.
    (B) [Reserved]

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 7-north of the Sterling Highway     Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     and west of the Seward Highway--1
     caribou by Federal registration permit
     only. The Seward District Ranger will
     close the Federal season when 5
     caribou are harvested by Federal
     registration permit.
    Unit 7, remainder......................  No open season.
Moose:
    Unit 7-that portion draining into Kings  No open season.
     Bay--Federal public lands are closed
     to the taking of moose except by
     residents of Chenega Bay and Tatitlek.
    Unit 7, remainder--1 antlered bull with  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     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..  May 1-Oct. 10.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  No open season.
 Phases):.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
    Unit 7-that portion within the Kenai     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     National Wildlife Refuge--2 wolves.
    Unit 7, remainder--5 wolves............  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 10 per day, 20 in           Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 possession.
Grouse (Ruffed):...........................  No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: 20 beaver per season...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Jan. 1-31.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.

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Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
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    (8) Unit 8. Unit 8 consists of all islands southeast of the 
centerline of Shelikof Strait including Kodiak, Afognak, Whale, 
Raspberry, Shuyak, Spruce, Marmot, Sitkalidak, Amook, Uganik, and 
Chirikof Islands, the Trinity Islands, the Semidi Islands, and other 
adjacent islands.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations: If you have a trapping license, you 
may take beaver with a firearm in Unit 8 from Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
    (ii) [Reserved]

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration   Dec. 1-Dec. 15.
 permit only. Up to 2 permits may be issued  Apr. 1-May 15.
 in Akhiok; up to 1 permit may be issued in
 Karluk; up to 3 permits may be issued in
 Larsen Bay; up to 3 permits may be issued
 in Old Harbor; up to 2 permits may be
 issued in Ouzinkie; and up to 2 permits
 may be issued in Port Lions. Permits will
 be issued by the Kodiak Refuge Manager.
Deer: Unit 8-all lands within the Kodiak     Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
 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        Sep. 15-Nov. 30.
 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  Sep. 1-Feb. 15.
 Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: 30 beaver per season...............  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Phases): No limit.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (9) Unit 9. (i) Unit 9 consists of the Alaska Peninsula and 
adjacent islands, including drainages east of False Pass, Pacific Ocean 
drainages west of and excluding the Redoubt Creek drainage; drainages 
into the south side of Bristol Bay, drainages into the north side of 
Bristol Bay east of Etolin Point, and including the Sanak and Shumagin 
Islands:
    (A) Unit 9A consists of that portion of Unit 9 draining into 
Shelikof Strait and Cook Inlet between the southern boundary of Unit 16 
(Redoubt Creek) and the northern boundary of Katmai National Park and 
Preserve.
    (B) Unit 9B consists of the Kvichak River drainage except those 
lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between the Alagnak River 
drainage and the Naknek River drainage.
    (C) Unit 9C consists of the Alagnak (Branch) River drainage, the 
Naknek River drainage, lands drained by the Kvichak River/Bay between 
the Alagnak River drainage and the Naknek River drainage, and all land 
and water within Katmai National Park and Preserve.
    (D) Unit 9D consists of all Alaska Peninsula drainages west of a 
line from the southernmost head of Port Moller to the head of American 
Bay, including the Shumagin Islands and other islands of Unit 9 west of 
the Shumagin Islands.
    (E) Unit 9E consists of the remainder of Unit 9.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in Katmai 
National Park; and
    (B) You may not use motorized vehicles, except aircraft, boats, or 
snowmobiles used for hunting and transporting a hunter or harvested 
animal parts from Aug. 1-Nov. 30 in the Naknek Controlled Use Area, 
which includes all of Unit 9C within the Naknek River drainage upstream 
from and including the King Salmon Creek drainage; however, you may use 
a motorized vehicle on the Naknek-King Salmon, Lake Camp, and Rapids 
Camp roads and on the King Salmon Creek trail, and on frozen surfaces 
of the Naknek River and Big Creek.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 9B from April 1-May 31 and in the remainder of Unit 9 
from April 1-30.
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag in Unit 9B, except that portion within the Lake Clark 
National Park and Preserve, if you have obtained a State registration 
permit prior to hunting.
    (C) In Unit 9B, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, residents of 
Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, and that 
portion of the park resident zone in Unit 9B and 13.440 permit holders 
may hunt brown bear by Federal registration permit in lieu of a 
resident tag. The season will be closed when 4 females or 10 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.

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    (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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 9B-Lake Clark National Park and     July 1-June 30.
     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 4 females or 10
     bear have been taken, whichever occurs
     first.
    Unit 9B, remainder--1 bear by State      Sep. 1-May 31.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 9C--1 bear by Federal registration  Oct. 1-May 31.
     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 6 females or 10 bear have been
     taken, whichever occurs first.
    Unit 9E--1 bear by Federal registration  Sep. 25-Dec. 31.
     permit.                                 Apr. 15-May 25.
Caribou:
    Unit 9A--2 caribou by State              Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     registration permit.
    Unit 9B--2 caribou by State              Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     registration permit.
    Unit 9C, that portion within the         Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     Alagnak River drainage--2 caribou by
     State registration permit.
    Unit 9C, that portion draining into the  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     Naknek River from the north, and
     Graveyard Creek and Coffee Creek--2
     caribou by State registration permit.
     Public lands are closed to the taking
     of caribou except by residents of Unit
     9C and Egegik.
    Unit 9C, remainder--1 bull by Federal    May be announced.
     registration permit or State permit.
     Federal public lands are closed to the
     taking of caribou except by residents
     of Unit 9C and Egegik.
    Unit 9D--1-4 caribou by Federal          Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     registration permit only.               Nov. 15-Mar. 31.
    Unit 9E--1 bull by Federal registration  May be announced.
     permit or State permit. Federal public
     lands are closed to the taking of
     caribou except by residents of Unit
     9E, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point.
Sheep:
    Unit 9B, that portion within Lake Clark  July 15-Oct. 15.
     National Park and Preserve--1 ram with  Jan. 1-Apr. 1.
     \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\     Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
     curl or larger horn by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Unit 9, remainder--1 ram with \7/8\      Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 9A--1 bull by State registration    Sep. 1-15.
     permit.
    Unit 9B--1 bull by State registration    Sep. 1-20.
     permit.                                 Dec. 1-Jan. 15.
    Unit 9C-that portion draining into the   Sep. 1-20.
     Naknek River from the north--1 bull by  Dec. 1-31.
     State registration permit.
    Unit 9C-that portion draining into the   Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     Naknek River from the south--1 bull by  Dec. 1-31.
     State registration permit. Public
     lands are closed during December for
     the hunting of moose, except by
     federally qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 9C, remainder--1 bull by State      Sep. 1-20.
     registration permit.                    Dec. 15-Jan. 15.
    Unit 9D--1 bull by Federal registration  Dec. 15-Jan. 20.
     permit. Federal public lands will be
     closed by announcement of the Izembek
     Refuge Manager to the harvest of moose
     when a total of 10 bulls have been
     harvested between State and Federal
     hunts.
    Unit 9E--1 bull by State registration    Sep. 1-25.
     permit; however, only antlered bulls    Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
     may be taken Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Beaver: Unit 9B and 9E--2 beaver per day...  Apr. 15-May 31.
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.

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Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No limit.....  Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Feb. 15.
 Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit.......  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in           Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver:
    No limit...............................  Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
    2 beaver per day; only firearms may be   Apr. 15-May 31.
     used.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No limit.....  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

    (11) Unit 11. Unit 11 consists of that area draining into the 
headwaters of the Copper River south of Suslota Creek and the area 
drained by all tributaries into the east bank of the Copper River 
between the confluence of Suslota Creek with the Slana River and Miles 
Glacier.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black and brown 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

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Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium to 
receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be 
obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office.
    (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder 
to hunt sheep during the Aug. 1-Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions 
apply:
    (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an 
accompanying adult 60 years of age or older.
    (B) Both the elder and the minor must be federally qualified 
subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use 
determination for the area they want to hunt.
    (C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of 
the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal 
requirements are met.
    (D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep 
harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and 
accompanying adult.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear.........................  Aug. 10-June 15.
Caribou:...................................  No open season.
Sheep:
    1 ram..................................  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
    1 sheep by Federal registration permit   Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
     only by persons 60 years of age or
     older. Ewes accompanied by lambs or
     lambs may not be taken..
Goat:
    Unit 11-that portion within the          Aug. 25-Dec. 31.
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and
     Preserve that is bounded by the
     Chitina and Nizina rivers on the
     south, the Kennicott River and glacier
     on the southeast, and the Root Glacier
     on the east--1 goat by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Unit 11-the remainder of the Wrangell-   Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     St. Elias National Park and Preserve--
     1 goat by Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 11-that portion outside of the      No open season.
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and
     Preserve.
    Federal public lands will be closed by   ...........................
     announcement of the Superintendent,
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and
     Preserve to the harvest of goats when
     a total of 45 goats has been harvested
     between Federal and State hunts.
Moose:
    Unit 11-that portion draining into the   Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     east bank of the Copper River upstream
     from and including the Slana River
     drainage--1 antlered bull by joint
     Federal/State registration permit.
    Unit 11-that portion south and east of   Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     a line running along the north bank of  Nov. 20-Jan. 20.
     the Chitina River, the north and west
     banks of the Nazina River, and the
     west bank of West Fork of the Nazina
     River, continuing along the western
     edge of the West Fork Glacier to the
     summit of Regal Mountain--1 bull by
     Federal registration permit. However,
     during the period Aug. 20-Sep. 20,
     only an antlered bull may be taken.
    Unit 11, remainder--1 antlered bull by   Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     Federal registration permit only..
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Sep. 20-June 10.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possession..  June 1-Oct. 10.
Coyote: 10 coyotes.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Feb. 28.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 15 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit...........................  Sep. 25-May 31.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (12) Unit 12. Unit 12 consists of the Tanana River drainage 
upstream from the Robertson River, including all drainages into the 
east bank of the Robertson River, and the White River drainage in 
Alaska, but excluding the Ladue River drainage.
    (i) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black and brown 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.

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    (C) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20-July 31 in the 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the 
Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters from either Chistochina or 
Mentasta Village may be designated by the Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium 
to receive the Federal subsistence harvest permit. The permit may be 
obtained from a Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office.
    (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder 
to hunt sheep during the Aug. 1-Oct. 20 hunt. The following conditions 
apply:
    (A) The permittees must be a minor aged 8 to 15 years old and an 
accompanying adult 60 years of age or older.
    (B) Both the elder and the minor must be federally qualified 
subsistence users with a positive customary and traditional use 
determination for the area they want to hunt.
    (C) The minor must hunt under the direct immediate supervision of 
the accompanying adult, who is responsible for ensuring that all legal 
requirements are met.
    (D) Only one animal may be harvested with this permit. The sheep 
harvested will count against the harvest limits of both the minor and 
accompanying adult.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear.........................  Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 12-that portion within the          No open season.
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park that
     lies west of the Nabesna River and the
     Nabesna Glacier. All hunting of
     caribou is prohibited on Federal
     public lands.
    Unit 12-that portion east of the         Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     Nabesna River and the Nabesna Glacier
     and south of the Winter Trail running
     southeast from Pickerel Lake to the
     Canadian border--1 bull by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Federal public lands are closed to the   ...........................
     harvest of caribou except by federally
     qualified subsistence users hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 12, remainder--1 bull.............  Sep. 1-20.
    Unit 12, remainder--1 caribou may be     Winter season to be
     taken by a Federal registration permit   announced.
     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  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     horn.
    Unit 12-that portion within Wrangell-    Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
     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   Aug. 24-Sep. 20.
     National Wildlife Refuge and those      Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
     lands within the Wrangell-St. Elias
     National Preserve north and east of a
     line formed by the Pickerel Lake
     Winter Trail from the Canadian border
     to Pickerel Lake--1 antlered bull by
     Federal registration permit.
    Unit 12-that portion east of the         Aug. 24-Sep. 30.
     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 by   Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     joint Federal/State registration
     permit only.
Beaver: Unit 12-Wrangell-St. Elias National  Sep. 20-May 15.
 Park and Preserve--6 beaver per season.
 Meat from harvested beaver must be
 salvaged for human consumption.
Coyote: 10 coyotes.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 1-Mar. 15.
Wolf: 10 wolves............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 15 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit. Hide or meat must be       Sep. 15-Jun 10.
 salvaged. Traps, snares, bow and arrow, or
 firearms may be used..
Coyote: No limit...........................  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Mar. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Sep. 20-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (13) Unit 13. (i) Unit 13 consists of that area westerly of the 
east bank of the Copper River and drained by all tributaries into the 
west bank of the Copper River from Miles Glacier and including the 
Slana River drainages

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north of Suslota Creek; the drainages into the Delta River upstream 
from Falls Creek and Black Rapids Glacier; the drainages into the 
Nenana River upstream from the southeastern corner of Denali National 
Park at Windy; the drainage into the Susitna River upstream from its 
junction with the Chulitna River; the drainage into the east bank of 
the Chulitna River upstream to its confluence with Tokositna River; the 
drainages of the Chulitna River (south of Denali National Park) 
upstream from its confluence with the Tokositna River; the drainages 
into the north bank of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the 
Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the Tokositna Glacier; the 
drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River between its 
confluences with the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers; the drainages into 
the north and east bank of the Talkeetna River including the Talkeetna 
River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the eastside drainages of a 
line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek 
on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeastern 
shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the 
northernmost fork of the Chickaloon River; the drainages into the east 
bank of the Chickaloon River below the line from lake 4408; the 
drainages of the Matanuska River above its confluence with the 
Chickaloon River:
    (A) Unit 13A consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line 
beginning at the Chickaloon River bridge at Mile 77.7 on the Glenn 
Highway, then along the Glenn Highway to its junction with the 
Richardson Highway, then south along the Richardson Highway to the foot 
of Simpson Hill at Mile 111.5, then east to the east bank of the Copper 
River, then northerly along the east bank of the Copper River to its 
junction with the Gulkana River, then northerly along the west bank of 
the Gulkana River to its junction with the West Fork of the Gulkana 
River, then westerly along the west bank of the West Fork of the 
Gulkana River to its source, an unnamed lake, then across the divide 
into the Tyone River drainage, down an unnamed stream into the Tyone 
River, then down the Tyone River to the Susitna River, then down the 
south bank of the Susitna River to the mouth of Kosina Creek, then up 
Kosina Creek to its headwaters, then across the divide and down Aspen 
Creek to the Talkeetna River, then southerly along the boundary of Unit 
13 to the Chickaloon River bridge, the point of beginning.
    (B) Unit 13B consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line 
beginning at the confluence of the Copper River and the Gulkana River, 
then up the east bank of the Copper River to the Gakona River, then up 
the Gakona River and Gakona Glacier to the boundary of Unit 13, then 
westerly along the boundary of Unit 13 to the Susitna Glacier, then 
southerly along the west bank of the Susitna Glacier and the Susitna 
River to the Tyone River, then up the Tyone River and across the divide 
to the headwaters of the West Fork of the Gulkana River, then down the 
West Fork of the Gulkana River to the confluence of the Gulkana River 
and the Copper River, the point of beginning.
    (C) Unit 13C consists of that portion of Unit 13 east of the Gakona 
River and Gakona Glacier.
    (D) Unit 13D consists of that portion of Unit 13 south of Unit 13A.
    (E) Unit 13E consists of the remainder of Unit 13.
    (ii) Within the following areas, the taking of wildlife for 
subsistence uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within 
Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. 
Subsistence uses as authorized by this paragraph (n)(13) are permitted 
in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on 
December 2, 1980.
    (B) You may not use motorized vehicles or pack animals for hunting 
from Aug. 5-25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which 
is defined as: a line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and 
the Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then 
west to include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids 
Glacier, then north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek 
to its confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line 
across the Delta River to Mile 236.7 Richardson Highway, then north 
along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska Highway, 
then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the Johnson 
River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and Johnson 
Glacier to the head of the Cantwell Glacier, then west along the north 
bank of the Cantwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River.
    (C) Except for access and transportation of harvested wildlife on 
Sourdough and Haggard Creeks, Middle Fork trails, or other trails 
designated by the Board, you may not use motorized vehicles for 
subsistence hunting in the Sourdough Controlled Use Area. The Sourdough 
Controlled Use Area consists of that portion of Unit 13B bounded by a 
line beginning at the confluence of Sourdough Creek and the Gulkana 
River, then northerly along Sourdough Creek to the Richardson Highway 
at approximately Mile 148, then northerly along the Richardson Highway 
to the Middle Fork Trail at approximately Mile 170, then westerly along 
the trail to the Gulkana River, then southerly along the east bank of 
the Gulkana River to its confluence with Sourdough Creek, the point of 
beginning.
    (D) You may not use any motorized vehicle or pack animal for 
hunting, including the transportation of hunters, their hunting gear, 
and/or parts of game from July 26-September 30 in the Tonsina 
Controlled Use Area. The Tonsina Controlled Use Area consists of that 
portion of Unit 13D bounded on the west by the Richardson Highway from 
the Tiekel River to the Tonsina River at Tonsina, on the north along 
the south bank of the Tonsina River to where the Edgerton Highway 
crosses the Tonsina River, then along the Edgerton Highway to Chitina, 
on the east by the Copper River from Chitina to the Tiekel River, and 
on the south by the north bank of the Tiekel River.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (B) Upon written request by the Camp Director to the Glennallen 
Field Office, 2 caribou, sex to be determined by the Glennallen Field 
Office Manager of the BLM, may be taken from Aug. 10-Sep. 30 or Oct. 
21-Mar. 31 by Federal registration permit for the Hudson Lake 
Residential Treatment Camp. Additionally, 1 bull moose may be taken 
Aug. 1-Sep. 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.

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

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Brown Bear: 1 bear. Bears taken within       Aug. 10-May 31.
 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:
    Units 13A and 13B--2 caribou by Federal  Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     registration permit only. The sex of    Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
     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   Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     registration permit only.               Oct. 21-Mar. 31.
Sheep: Unit 13, excluding Unit 13D and the   Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
 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       Aug. 1-Sep. 20.
     Federal registration permit only; only
     1 permit will be issued per household.
    Unit 13, remainder--1 antlered bull      Aug. 1-Sep. 20.
     moose by Federal registration permit
     only.
Beaver: 1 beaver per day, 1 in possession..  June 15-Sep. 10.
Coyote: 10 coyotes.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Feb. 28.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 15 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
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                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit...........................  Sep. 25-May 31.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Marten: Unit 13--No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Sep. 25-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
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    (14) Unit 14. (i) Unit 14 consists of drainages into the northern 
side of Turnagain Arm west of and excluding the Portage Creek drainage, 
drainages into Knik Arm excluding drainages of the Chickaloon and 
Matanuska Rivers in Unit 13, drainages into the northern side of Cook 
Inlet east of the Susitna River, drainages into the east bank of the 
Susitna River downstream from the Talkeetna River, and drainages into 
the south and west bank of the Talkeetna River to its confluence with 
Clear Creek, the western side drainages of a line going up the south 
bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up 
that creek to lake 4408, along the northeastern shore of lake 4408, 
then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost fork of the 
Chickaloon River:
    (A) Unit 14A consists of drainages in Unit 14 bounded on the west 
by the east bank of the Susitna River, on the north by the north bank 
of Willow Creek and Peters Creek to its headwaters, then east along the 
hydrologic divide separating the Susitna River and Knik Arm drainages 
to the outlet creek at lake 4408, on the east by the eastern boundary 
of Unit 14, and on the south by Cook Inlet, Knik Arm, the south bank of 
the Knik River from its mouth to its junction with Knik Glacier, across 
the face of Knik Glacier and along the northern side of Knik Glacier to 
the Unit 6 boundary;
    (B) Unit 14B consists of that portion of Unit 14 north of Unit 14A; 
and
    (C) Unit 14C consists of that portion of Unit 14 south of Unit 14A.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses in the Fort 
Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base Management Areas, consisting of 
the Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Military Reservations; and
    (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:

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: Unit 14C--1 bear...............  July 1-June 30.
Beaver: Unit 14C--1 beaver per day, 1 in     May 15-Oct. 31.
 possession.
Coyote: Unit 14C--2 coyotes................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
 Phases): Unit 14C--2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe): Unit 14C--5 hares per day.  Sep. 8-Apr. 30.

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

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

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear:
    Units 15A and 15B--2 bears by Federal    July 1-June 30.
     registration permit.
    Unit 15C--3 bears......................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 15--1 bear every 4          Sep. 1-Nov. 30, to be
 regulatory years by Federal registration     announced and Apr. 1-June
 permit. The season may be opened or closed   15, to be announced.
 by announcement from the Kenai National
 Wildlife Refuge Manager after consultation
 with ADF&G and the Chair of the
 Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional
 Advisory Council.
Moose:
    Unit 15A--Skilak Loop Wildlife           No open season.
     Management Area.
    Units 15A, remainder, 15B, and 15C--1    Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-
     inch antlers or with 3 or more brow
     tines on either antler, by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Units 15B and 15C--1 antlered bull with  Oct. 20-Nov. 10.
     spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or with
     3 or more brow tines on either antler,
     by Federal registration permit only.
     The Kenai NWR Refuge Manager is
     authorized to close the October-
     November season based on conservation
     concerns, in consultation with ADF&G
     and the Chair of the Southcentral
     Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory
     Council.
    Unit 15C --1 cow by Federal              Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     registration permit only.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Wolf:
    Unit 15-that portion within the Kenai    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     National Wildlife Refuge--2 wolves.
    Unit 15, remainder--5 wolves...........  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.

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Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in           Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 possession.
Grouse (Ruffed)............................  No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):
    Unit 15A and 15B--20 per day, 40 in      Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     possession.
    Unit 15C--20 per day, 40 in possession.  Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
    Unit 15C--5 per day, 10 in possession..  Jan. 1-Mar. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: 20 beaver per season...............  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
 Phases): 1 Fox.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Jan. 1-31.
Marten:
    Unit 15B--that portion east of the       No open season.
     Kenai River, Skilak Lake, Skilak
     River, and Skilak Glacier.
    Remainder of Unit 15--No limit.........  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Otter: Unit 15--No limit...................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: Unit 15B and C--No limit........  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

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Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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; and
    (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, bear, wolves, 
and wolverine, including transportation of hunters and parts of 
ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine in the Upper Mulchatna Controlled 
Use Area consisting of Unit 17B, from Aug. 1-Nov. 1.
    (B) [Reserved]
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
15.
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior 
to hunting.
    (C) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 17 from April 15-May 31. You may not take beaver with a 
firearm under a trapping license on National Park Service lands.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears........................  Aug. 1-May 31.
Brown Bear: Unit 17--1 bear by State         Sep. 1-May 31.
 registration permit only.
Caribou: Unit 17A-all drainages west of      Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
 Right Hand Point--2 caribou by State
 registration permit
    Units 17A and 17C-that portion of 17A    Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     and 17C consisting of the Nushagak
     Peninsula south of the Igushik River,
     Tuklung River and Tuklung Hills, west
     to Tvativak Bay--up to 5 caribou by
     Federal registration permit.
    Public lands are closed to the taking
     of caribou except by federally
     qualified users unless the population
     estimate exceeds 900 caribou.
    Units 17A remainder and 17C remainder--  Season may be announced
     selected drainages; a harvest limit of   between Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     up to 2 caribou by State registration
     permit will be determined at the time
     the season is announced.
    Units 17B and 17C-that portion of 17C    Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     east of the Wood River and Wood River
     Lakes--2 caribou by State registration
     permit.
Sheep: 1 ram with full curl or larger horn.  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
Moose: Unit 17A--1 bull by State             Aug. 25-Sep. 20.
 registration permit
    Unit 17A--up to 2 moose; one antlered    Up to a 31-day season may
     bull by State registration permit, one   be announced between Dec.
     antlerless moose by State registration   1-last day of Feb.
     permit.
    Units 17B and 17C--one bull............  Aug. 20-Sep. 15.
                                             Dec. 1-31.
    During the period Aug. 20-Sep. 15--one
     bull by State registration permit; or.
    During the period Sep. 1-15--one bull
     with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or
     antlers with three or more brow tines
     on at least one side with a State
     harvest ticket; or
    During the period Dec. 1-31--one
     antlered bull by State registration
     permit.
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No       Dec. 1-Mar. 15.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Feb. 15.
 Phases): 2 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit.......  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 10 wolves............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: Unit 17--No limit                    Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
    Unit 17--2 beaver per day. Only          Apr. 15-May 31.
     firearms may be used.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No       Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: 2 muskrats........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
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    (18) Unit 18. (i) Unit 18 consists of that area draining into the 
Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers westerly and downstream from a line starting 
at the downriver boundary of Paimiut on the north bank of the Yukon 
River then south across the Yukon River to the northern terminus of the 
Paimiut Portage, then south along the Paimiut Portage to its 
intersection with Arhymot Lake, then south along the northern and 
western bank of Arhymot Lake to the outlet at Crooked Creek (locally 
known as Johnson River), then along the south bank of Crooked Creek 
downstream to the northern terminus of Crooked Creek to the Yukon-
Kuskokwim Portage (locally known as the Mud Creek Tramway), then along 
the west side of the tramway to Mud Creek, then along the westerly bank 
of Mud Creek downstream to an unnamed slough of the Kuskokwim River 
(locally known as First Slough or Kalskag Slough), then along the west 
bank of this unnamed slough downstream to its confluence with the 
Kuskokwim River, then southeast across the Kuskokwim River to its 
southerly bank, then along the south bank of the Kuskokwim River 
upriver to the confluence of a Kuskokwim River slough locally known as 
Old River, then across Old River to the downriver terminus of the 
island formed by Old River and the Kuskokwim River, then along the 
north bank of the main channel of Old River to Igyalleq Creek 
(Whitefish Creek), then along the south and west bank of Igyalleq Creek 
to Whitefish Lake, then directly across Whitefish Lake to Ophir Creek, 
then along the west bank of Ophir Creek to its headwaters at 61[deg] 
10.22' N. lat., 159[deg] 46.05' W. long., 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. Matthews, and 
adjacent islands between Cape Newenham and the Pastolik River, and all 
seaward waters and lands within 3 miles of these coastlines.
    (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 April 1 through June 10.
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior 
to hunting.
    (C) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 18.
    (D) You may take moose from a boat moving under power in that 
portion of Unit 18 west of a line running from the mouth of the 
Ishkowik River to the closest point of Dall Lake, then to the east bank 
of the Johnson River at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak Lake (N 
60[deg]59.41' Latitude; W 162[deg]22.14' Longitude), continuing upriver 
along a line \1/2\ mile south and east of, and paralleling a line along 
the southerly bank of the Johnson River to the confluence of the east 
bank of Crooked Creek, then continuing upriver to the outlet at Arhymot 
Lake, then following the south bank west to the Unit 18 border.
    (E) Taking of wildlife in Unit 18 while in possession of lead shot 
size T, .20 caliber or less in diameter, is prohibited.
    (F) You may not pursue with a motorized vehicle an ungulate that is 
at or near a full gallop.
    (G) You may use artificial light when taking a bear at a den site.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by State registration     Sep. 1-May 31.
 permit only.
Caribou:
    Unit 18-that portion to the east and     Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     south of the Kuskokwim River--2
     caribou by State registration permit.
    Unit 18, remainder--2 caribou by State   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     registration permit.
Moose: Unit 18-that portion east of a line   Sep. 1-30.
 running from the mouth of the Ishkowik
 River to the closest point of Dall Lake,
 then to the east bank of the Johnson River
 at its entrance into Nunavakanukakslak
 Lake (N 60[deg]59.41' Latitude;
 W162[deg]22.14' Longitude), continuing
 upriver along a line \1/2\ mile south and
 east of, and paralleling a line along the
 southerly bank of the Johnson River to the
 confluence of the east bank of Crooked
 Creek, then continuing upriver to the
 outlet at Arhymot Lake, then following the
 south bank east of the Unit 18 border and
 then north of and including the Eek River
 drainage--1 antlered bull by State
 registration permit; quotas will be
 announced annually by the Yukon Delta
 National Wildlife Refuge Manager
    Federal public lands are closed to the   ...........................
     taking of moose except by residents of
     Tuntutuliak, Eek, Napakiak, Napaskiak,
     Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Atmautlauk,
     Oscarville, Bethel, Kwethluk,
     Akiachak, Akiak, Tuluksak, Lower
     Kalskag, and Kalskag.
    Unit 18-south of and including the       No open season.
     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     Sep. 1-30
     south to the Unit 18 boundary--1
     antlered bull by State registration
     permit.
 or                                          ...........................
    1 moose by State registration permit...  A season may be announced
                                              between Dec. 1 and the
                                              last day of Feb.
    Unit 18, remainder--2 moose, only one    Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     of which may be antlered. Antlered
     bulls may not be harvested from Oct. 1
     through Nov. 30.
Beaver: No limit...........................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxes  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.

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Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit.......  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 5 lynx...............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolf: 10 wolves............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 2 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 15 per day, 30  Aug. 10-May 30.
 in possession.
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                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit...........................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No       Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 10-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 10-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (19) Unit 19. (i) Unit 19 consists of the Kuskokwim River drainage 
upstream, excluding the drainages of Arhymot Lake, from a line starting 
at the outlet of Arhymot Lake at Crooked Creek (locally known as 
Johnson River), then along the south bank of Crooked Creek downstream 
to the northern terminus of Crooked Creek to the Yukon- Kuskokwim 
Portage (locally known as the Mud Creek Tramway), then along the west 
side of the tramway to Mud Creek, then along the westerly bank of Mud 
Creek downstream to an unnamed slough of the Kuskokwim River (locally 
known as First Slough or Kalskag Slough), then along the west bank of 
this unnamed slough downstream to its confluence with the Kuskokwim 
River, then southeast across the Kuskokwim River to its southerly bank, 
then along the south bank of the Kuskokwim River upriver to the 
confluence of a Kuskokwim River slough locally known as Old River, then 
across Old River to the downriver terminus of the island formed by Old 
River and the Kuskokwim River, then along the north bank of the main 
channel of Old River to Igyalleq Creek (Whitefish Creek), then along 
the south and west bank of Igyalleq Creek to Whitefish Lake, then 
directly across Whitefish Lake to Ophir Creek then along the west bank 
of Ophir Creek to its headwaters at 61[deg] 10.22' N. lat., 159[deg] 
46.05' W. long.:
    (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 
northwestern corner of the original Mt. McKinley National Park 
boundary) to the peak of Lone Mountain, then due west to Big River, 
including the Big River drainage upstream from that line, and including 
the Swift River drainage upstream from and including the North Fork 
drainage; and
    (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 (n)(19) are permitted 
in Denali National Preserve and lands added to Denali National Park on 
December 2, 1980.
    (B) In the Upper Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area, which consists of 
that portion of Unit 19D upstream from the mouth of the Selatna River, 
but excluding the Selatna and Black River drainages, to a line 
extending from Dyckman Mountain on the northern Unit 19D boundary 
southeast to the 1,610-foot crest of Munsatli Ridge, then south along 
Munsatli Ridge to the 2,981-foot peak of Telida Mountain, then 
northeast to the intersection of the western boundary of Denali 
National Preserve with the Minchumina-Telida winter trail, then south 
along the western boundary of Denali National Preserve to the southern 
boundary of Unit 19D, you may not use aircraft for hunting moose, 
including transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, 
this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part 
by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area, 
or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside 
the area.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30.
    (B) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of 
a resident tag in those portions of Units19A and 19B downstream of and 
including the Aniak River drainage if you have obtained a State 
registration permit prior to hunting.
    (C) In Unit 19C, individual residents of Nikolai may harvest sheep 
during the Aug. 10 to Sep. 20 season and not have that animal count 
against the community harvest limit (during the Oct. 1 to Mar. 30 
season). Individual residents of Nikolai that harvest a sheep under 
State regulations may not participate in the Oct. 1 to Mar. 30 
community harvest.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Units 19A and 19B-those          Aug. 10-June 30.
 portions which are downstream of and
 including the Aniak River drainage--1 bear
 by State registration permit.
    Units 19A, remainder, 19B, remainder,    Aug. 10-June 30.
     and Unit 19D--1 bear.
Caribou: Units 19A and 19B-(excluding rural  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
 Alaska residents of Lime Village)--2
 caribou by State registration permit.
    Unit 19C--1 caribou....................  Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
    Unit 19D-south and east of the           Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     Kuskokwim River and North Fork of the   Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
     Kuskokwim River--1 caribou.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1 caribou.........  Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
    Unit 19--Residents domiciled in Lime     July 1-June 30.
     Village only--no individual harvest
     limit but a village harvest quota of
     200 caribou; cows and calves may not
     be taken fromApr. 1-Aug. 9. Reporting
     will be by a community reporting
     system.
Sheep: 1 ram with \7/8\ curl horn or larger  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
    Unit 19C-that portion within the Denali  Oct. 1-Mar. 30.
     National Park and Preserve-residents
     of Nikolai only--no individual harvest
     limit, but a community harvest quota
     will be set annually by the Denali
     National Park and Preserve
     Superintendent; rams or ewes without
     lambs only. Reporting will be by a
     community reporting system.
Moose: Unit 19-Residents of Lime Village     July 1-June 30.
 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,   No open season.
     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  Sep. 1-20.
     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-  Sep. 1-20.
     inch antlers or antlers with 4 or more
     brow tines on one side.
    Unit 19C--1 antlered bull..............  Sep. 1-20.
    Unit 19C--1 bull by State registration   Jan. 15-Feb. 15.
     permit.
    Unit 19D-that portion of the Upper       Sep. 1-30.
     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          Sep. 1-30.
     Kuskokwim Controlled Use Area--1 bull.  Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1 antlered bull...  Sep. 1-30.
                                             Dec. 1-15.
Coyote: 10 coyotes.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: Unit 19D--10 wolves per day..........  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 19, remainder--5 wolves...........  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 15 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (20) Unit 20. (i) Unit 20 consists of the Yukon River drainage 
upstream from and including the Tozitna River drainage to and including 
the Hamlin Creek drainage, drainages into the south bank of the Yukon 
River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, the Ladue 
River and Fortymile River drainages, and the Tanana River drainage 
north of Unit 13 and downstream from the east bank of the Robertson 
River:

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    (A) Unit 20A consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the 
south by the Unit 13 boundary, bounded on the east by the west bank of 
the Delta River, bounded on the north by the north bank of the Tanana 
River from its confluence with the Delta River downstream to its 
confluence with the Nenana River, and bounded on the west by the east 
bank of the Nenana River.
    (B) Unit 20B consists of drainages into the northern bank of the 
Tanana River from and including Hot Springs Slough upstream to and 
including the Banner Creek drainage.
    (C) Unit 20C consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the 
east by the east bank of the Nenana River and on the north by the north 
bank of the Tanana River downstream from the Nenana River.
    (D) Unit 20D consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the 
east by the east bank of the Robertson River and on the west by the 
west bank of the Delta River, and drainages into the north bank of the 
Tanana River from its confluence with the Robertson River downstream 
to, but excluding, the Banner Creek drainage.
    (E) Unit 20E consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon 
River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, and the 
Ladue River drainage.
    (F) Unit 20F consists of the remainder of Unit 20.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not take wildlife for subsistence uses on lands within 
Mount McKinley National Park as it existed prior to December 2, 1980. 
Subsistence uses as authorized by 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 
Aug. 5-25 in the Delta Controlled Use Area, the boundary of which is 
defined as: a line beginning at the confluence of Miller Creek and the 
Delta River, then west to vertical angle benchmark Miller, then west to 
include all drainages of Augustana Creek and Black Rapids Glacier, then 
north and east to include all drainages of McGinnis Creek to its 
confluence with the Delta River, then east in a straight line across 
the Delta River to Mile 236.7 of the Richardson Highway, then north 
along the Richardson Highway to its junction with the Alaska Highway, 
then east along the Alaska Highway to the west bank of the Johnson 
River, then south along the west bank of the Johnson River and Johnson 
Glacier to the head of the Canwell Glacier, then west along the north 
bank of the Canwell Glacier and Miller Creek to the Delta River.
    (C) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway 
vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the 
Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side 
of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the 
Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton 
Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the 
subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles 
only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management 
Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, 
Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor 
may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of 
wildlife.
    (D) You may not use any motorized vehicle for hunting August 5-
September 20 in the Glacier Mountain Controlled Use Area, which 
consists of that portion of Unit 20E bounded by a line beginning at 
Mile 140 of the Taylor Highway, then north along the highway to Eagle, 
then west along the cat trail from Eagle to Crooked Creek, then from 
Crooked Creek southwest along the west bank of Mogul Creek to its 
headwaters on North Peak, then west across North Peak to the headwaters 
of Independence Creek, then southwest along the west bank of 
Independence Creek to its confluence with the North Fork of the 
Fortymile River, then easterly along the south bank of the North Fork 
of the Fortymile River to its confluence with Champion Creek, then 
across the North Fork of the Fortymile River to the south bank of 
Champion Creek and easterly along the south bank of Champion Creek to 
its confluence with Little Champion Creek, then northeast along the 
east bank of Little Champion Creek to its headwaters, then 
northeasterly in a direct line to Mile 140 on the Taylor Highway; 
however, this does not prohibit motorized access via, or transportation 
of harvested wildlife on, the Taylor Highway or any airport.
    (E) You may by permit hunt moose on the Minto Flats Management 
Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded by the Elliot 
Highway beginning at Mile 118, then northeasterly to Mile 96, then east 
to the Tolovana Hotsprings Dome, then east to the Winter Cat Trail, 
then along the Cat Trail south to the Old Telegraph Trail at Dunbar, 
then westerly along the trail to a point where it joins the Tanana 
River 3 miles above Old Minto, then along the north bank of the Tanana 
River (including all channels and sloughs except Swan Neck Slough), to 
the confluence of the Tanana and Tolovana Rivers and then northerly to 
the point of beginning.
    (F) You may hunt moose only by bow and arrow in the Fairbanks 
Management Area. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 20B bounded 
by a line from the confluence of Rosie Creek and the Tanana River, 
northerly along Rosie Creek to Isberg Road, then northeasterly on 
Isberg Road to Cripple Creek Road, then northeasterly on Cripple Creek 
Road to the Parks Highway, then north on the Parks Highway to Alder 
Creek, then westerly to the middle fork of Rosie Creek through section 
26 to the Parks Highway, then east along the Parks Highway to Alder 
Creek, then upstream along Alder Creek to its confluence with Emma 
Creek, then upstream along Emma Creek to its headwaters, then northerly 
along the hydrographic divide between Goldstream Creek drainages and 
Cripple Creek drainages to the summit of Ester Dome, then down Sheep 
Creek to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then easterly along 
Goldstream Creek to Sheep Creek Road, then north on Sheep Creek Road to 
Murphy Dome Road, then west on Murphy Dome Road to Old Murphy Dome 
Road, then east on Old Murphy Dome Road to the Elliot Highway, then 
south on the Elliot Highway to Goldstream Creek, then easterly along 
Goldstream Creek to its confluence with First Chance Creek, Davidson 
Ditch, then southeasterly along the Davidson Ditch to its confluence 
with the tributary to Goldstream Creek in Section 29, then downstream 
along the tributary to its confluence with Goldstream Creek, then in a 
straight line to First Chance Creek, then up First Chance Creek to 
Tungsten Hill, then southerly along Steele Creek to its confluence with 
Ruby Creek, then upstream along Ruby Creek to Esro Road, then south on 
Esro Road to Chena Hot Springs Road, then east on Chena Hot Springs 
Road to Nordale Road, then south on Nordale Road to the Chena River, to 
its intersection with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline right of way, then 
southeasterly along the easterly edge of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline 
right of way to the Chena River, then along the north bank of the Chena 
River to the Moose Creek dike, then southerly along the Moose Creek 
dike to its intersection with the Tanana River, and then westerly along 
the north bank of the Tanana River to the point of beginning.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:

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    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear April 15-June 30; you may 
use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands.
    (B) You may not use a steel trap or a snare using cable smaller 
than 3/32-inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 20E during 
April and October.
    (C) Residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per 
regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, 
under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be 
issued to individuals at the request of the Native Village of Tanana 
only. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted by 
the State.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 20A--1 bear...............  Sep. 1-May 31.
    Unit 20E--1 bear.......................  Aug. 10-June 30.
    Unit 20, remainder--1 bear.............  Sep. 1-May 31.
Caribou: Unit 20E--1 caribou; a joint State/ Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
 Federal registration permit is required.    Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
 During the Aug. 10-Sep. 30 season, the
 harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The
 harvest quota for the period Aug. 10-29 in
 Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou.
 During the Nov. 1-Mar. 31 season, area
 closures or hunt restrictions may be
 announced when Nelchina caribou are
 present in a mix of more than 1 Nelchina
 caribou to 15 Fortymile caribou, except
 when the number of caribou present is low
 enough that fewer than 50 Nelchina caribou
 will be harvested regardless of the mixing
 ratio for the two herds.
    Unit 20F--north of the Yukon River--1    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     caribou.
    Unit 20F--east of the Dalton Highway     Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     and south of the Yukon River--1         Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
     caribou; a joint State/Federal
     registration permit is required.
     During the Aug. 10-Sep. 30 season, the
     harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The
     harvest quota for the period Aug. 10-
     29 in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100
     caribou.
Moose: Unit 20A--1 antlered bull...........  Sep. 1-20.
    Unit 20B--that portion within the Minto  Sep. 1-20.
     Flats Management Area--1 bull by        Jan. 10-Feb. 28.
     Federal registration permit only.
    Unit 20B, remainder--1 antlered bull...  Sep. 1-20.
    Unit 20C-that portion within Denali      Sep. 1-30.
     National Park and Preserve west of the  Nov. 15-Dec. 15.
     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;    Sep. 1-30.
     however, white-phased or partial
     albino (more than 50 percent white)
     moose may not be taken.
    Unit 20E--that portion within Yukon-     Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
     Charley Rivers National Preserve--1
     bull.
    Unit 20E--that portion drained by the    Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
     Middle Fork of the Fortymile River
     upstream from and including the Joseph
     Creek drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 20E, remainder--1 bull by joint     Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
     Federal/State registration permit.
    Unit 20F--that portion within the        Sep. 1-25.
     Dalton Highway Corridor Management
     Area--1 antlered bull by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Unit 20F, remainder--1 antlered bull...  Sep. 1-30.
                                             Dec. 1-10.
Sheep: Unit 20E--1 ram with full-curl horn   Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
 or larger.
    Unit 20, remainder.....................  No open season.
Beaver: Unit 20E--Yukon-Charley Rivers       Sep. 20-May 15.
 National Preserve--6 beaver per season.
 Meat from harvested beaver must be
 salvaged for human consumption.
Coyote: 10 coyotes.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: Units 20A, 20B, and that portion of    Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
 20C east of the Teklanika River--2 lynx.
    Unit 20E--2 lynx.......................  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 20, remainder--2 lynx.............  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: Unit 20E, that portion within       Sep. 20-June 10.
 Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve--No
 limit.
    Unit 20C, that portion within Denali     Nov. 1-June 10.
     National Park and Preserve--25 muskrat.
    Unit 20, remainder.....................  No open season.
Wolf: Unit 20--10 wolves...................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 20C, that portion within Denali     Aug. 10-Oct. 31.
     National Park and Preserve--1 wolf      Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
     during the Aug. 10-Oct. 31 period; 5
     wolves during the Nov. 1-Apr. 30
     period, for a total of 6 wolves for
     the season.
    Unit 20C, remainder--10 wolves.........  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):   Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 Units 20A, 20B, 20C, 20E, and 20F--15 per
 day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): Unit 20--those  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 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    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F--No     Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 limit.
    Unit 20E--No limit. Hide or meat must    Sep. 15-June 10.
     be salvaged. Traps, snares, bow and
     arrow, or firearms may be used.
Coyote: Unit 20E--No limit.................  Oct. 15-Apr. 30.
    Unit 20, remainder--No limit...........  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.

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Lynx: Unit 20A, 20B, and 20C east of the     Dec. 15-Feb. 15.
 Teklanika River--No limit.
    Unit 20E--No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Mar. 15.
    Unit 20F and 20C, remainder--No limit..  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: Unit 20E--No limit................  Sep. 20-June 10.
    Unit 20, remainder--No limit...........  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: Units 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20F--No       Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
 limit.
    Unit 20E--No limit.....................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
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    (21) Unit 21. (i) Unit 21 consists of drainages into the Yukon 
River and Arhymot Lake upstream from a line starting at the downriver 
boundary of Paimiut on the north bank of the Yukon River then south 
across the Yukon River to the northern terminus of the Paimiut Portage, 
then south along the Portage to its intersection with Arhymot Lake, 
then south along the northern and western bank of Arhymot Lake to the 
outlet at Crooked Creek (locally known as Johnson River) drainage then 
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 that portion of Unit 21 in the Yukon River 
and Arhymot Lake drainages upstream from a line starting at the 
downriver boundary of Paimiut on the north bank of the Yukon River, 
then south across the Yukon River to the northern terminus of the 
Paimiut Portage, then south along the Portage to its intersection with 
Arhymot Lake, then along the northern and western bank of Arhymot Lake 
to the outlet at Crooked Creek (locally known as Johnson River) 
drainage, then to, but not including, the Blackburn Creek drainage, and 
the Innoko River drainage downstream from the Iditarod River drainage.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) The Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 21 and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of 
the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64[deg]52.58' N lat., 157[deg]43.10' W 
long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel 
Rivers at 65[deg]28.42' N lat., 157[deg]44.89' W long., then 
northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia 
River (65[deg]57' N lat., 156[deg]41' W long.) at 65[deg]56.66' N lat., 
156[deg]40.81' W long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of 
the Dakli River at 66[deg]02.56' N lat., 156[deg] 12.71' W long., then 
easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 
66[deg]00.31' N lat., 155[deg]18.57' W long., then southwesterly to the 
crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65[deg]31.87' N lat., 154[deg]52.18' 
W long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 
65[deg]3.00' N lat., 156[deg]06.43' W long., then southwest to Bishop 
Rock (Yistletaw) at 64[deg]49.35' N lat., 157[deg] 21.73' W long., then 
westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk 
Island) to the point of beginning, is closed during moose hunting 
seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including 
transportation of any moose hunter or moose part; however, this does 
not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft 
between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a 
publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area; all 
hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G-operated check station 
at Ella's Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) 
are required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check 
station.
    (B) The Paradise Controlled Use Area, which consists of that 
portion of Unit 21 bounded by a line beginning at the old village of 
Paimiut, then north along the west bank of the Yukon River to Paradise, 
then northwest to the mouth of Stanstrom Creek on the Bonasila River, 
then northeast to the mouth of the Anvik River, then along the west 
bank of the Yukon River to the lower end of Eagle Island (approximately 
45 miles north of Grayling), then to the mouth of the Iditarod River, 
then extending 2 miles easterly down the east bank of the Innoko River 
to its confluence with Paimiut Slough, then south along the east bank 
of Paimiut Slough to its mouth, and then to the old village of Paimiut, 
is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for 
hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or part of 
moose; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter 
or part of moose by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the 
Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned airport within the area 
and points outside the area.
    (iii) In Unit 21D, you may hunt brown bear by State registration 
permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State 
registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any 
manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State 
registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or 
parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear 
hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between 
communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this 
area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between 
publicly owned airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to 
hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25.

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    (B) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 21(E) from Nov. 1-June 10.
    (C) The residents of Units 20 and 21 may take up to three moose per 
regulatory year for the celebration known as the Nuchalawoyya Potlatch, 
under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits will be 
issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village of 
Tanana. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted by 
the State.
    (D) The residents of Unit 21 may take up to three moose per 
regulatory year for the celebration known as the Kaltag/Nulato 
Stickdance, under the terms of a Federal registration permit. Permits 
will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native Village 
of Kaltag or Nulato. This three-moose limit is not cumulative with that 
permitted by the State.

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             Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears.....................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 21D--1 bear by State             Aug. 10-June 30.
     registration permit only.
    Unit 21, remainder--1 bear..........  Aug. 10-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 21A--1 caribou.................  Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
                                          Dec. 10-20.
    Unit 21B--that portion north of the   No open season.
     Yukon River and downstream from
     Ukawutni Creek.
    Unit 21C--the Dulbi and Melozitna     No open season.
     River drainages downstream from Big
     Creek.
    Unit 21B remainder, 21C remainder,    Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     and 21E--1 caribou.
    Unit 21D--north of the Yukon River    Winter season to be announced.
     and east of the Koyukuk River--
     caribou may be taken during a
     winter season to be announced.
    Unit 21D, remainder--5 caribou per    ..............................
     day, as follows: Calves may not be
     taken.
    Bulls may be harvested..............  July 1-Oct. 14.
                                          Feb. 1-June 30.
    Cows may be harvested...............  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Moose:
    Unit 21B--that portion within the     Sep. 5-Oct. 1.
     Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge
     downstream from and including the
     Little Mud River drainage--1 bull.
     A State registration permit is
     required from Sep. 5-25. A Federal
     registration permit is required
     from Sep. 26-Oct. 1.
    Unit 21B--that portion within the     Five-day season to be
     Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge      announced between Dec. 1 and
     downstream from and including the     Mar. 31.
     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.
    Units 21A and 21B, remainder--1 bull  Aug. 20-Sep. 25.
                                          Nov. 1-30.
    Unit 21C--1 antlered bull...........  Sep. 5-25.
    Unit 21D--Koyukuk Controlled Use      Sep. 1-25.
     Area--1 bull; 1 antlerless moose by  Mar. 1-5 season to be
     Federal permit if authorized by       announced.
     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,    Apr. 10-15 season to be
     if there is no Mar. 1-5 season and    announced.
     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 March
     and April seasons and harvest
     quotas will be made after
     consultation with the ADF&G area
     biologist and the Chairs of the
     Western Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and Middle Yukon and
     Koyukuk River Fish and Game
     Advisory Committee.
    Unit 21D, remainder--1 moose;         Aug. 22-31.
     however, antlerless moose may be     Sep. 5-25.
     taken only during Sep. 21-25 and     Mar. 1-5 season to be
     the Mar. 1-5 season if authorized     announced.
     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 Sep. 5-25 seasons, a
     State registration permit is
     required. During the Mar. 1-5
     season, a Federal registration
     permit is required. Announcement
     for the antlerless moose seasons
     and cow quotas will be made after
     consultation with the ADF&G area
     biologist and the Chairs of the
     Western Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Middle Yukon Fish
     and Game Advisory Committee.
    Unit 21E--1 moose; however, only      Aug. 25-Sep. 30.
     bulls may be taken from Aug. 25-
     Sep. 30.
    During the Feb. 15--Mar. 15 season,   Feb. 15-Mar. 15.
     a Federal registration permit is
     required. The permit conditions and
     any needed closures for the winter
     season will be announced by the
     Innoko NWR manager after
     consultation with the ADF&G area
     biologist and the Chairs of the
     Western Interior Regional Advisory
     Council and the Middle Yukon Fish
     and Game Advisory Committee as
     stipulated in a letter of
     delegation. Moose may not be taken
     within one-half mile of the Innoko
     or Yukon River during the winter
     season.
Beaver:
    Unit 21E--No limit..................  Nov. 1-June 10.
    Unit 21, remainder..................  No open season.

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Coyote: 10 coyotes......................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and      Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no
 more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to
 Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit....  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx............................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 5 wolves..........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-        Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-       Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession.
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                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No Limit........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and      Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Silver Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit...............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit.......................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit.........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
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    (22) Unit 22. (i) Unit 22 consists of Bering Sea, Norton Sound, 
Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Pastolik River drainage in southern Norton Sound to, but 
not including, the Goodhope River drainage in Southern Kotzebue Sound, 
and all adjacent islands in the Bering Sea between the mouths of the 
Goodhope and Pastolik Rivers:
    (A) Unit 22A consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Pastolik River drainage to, and including, the Ungalik 
River drainage, and Stuart and Besboro Islands.
    (B) Unit 22B consists of Norton Sound drainages from, but 
excluding, the Ungalik River drainage to, and including, the Topkok 
Creek drainage.
    (C) Unit 22C consists of Norton Sound and Bering Sea drainages 
from, but excluding, the Topkok Creek drainage to, and including, the 
Tisuk River drainage, and King and Sledge Islands.
    (D) Unit 22D consists of that portion of Unit 22 draining into the 
Bering Sea north of, but not including, the Tisuk River to and 
including Cape York and St. Lawrence Island.
    (E) Unit 22E consists of Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, 
and Kotzebue Sound drainages from Cape York to, but excluding, the 
Goodhope River drainage, and including Little Diomede Island and 
Fairway Rock.
    (ii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu 
of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit 
prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear 
hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, 
including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, 
this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by 
regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that 
normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to 
transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 22 during the established seasons.
    (B) Coyote, incidentally taken with a trap or snare, may be used 
for subsistence purposes.
    (C) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select 
individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot 
from a moving snowmachine.
    (D) The taking of one bull moose and up to three musk oxen by the 
community of Wales is allowed for the celebration of the Kingikmuit 
Dance Festival under the terms of a Federal registration permit. 
Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of the Native 
Village of Wales. The harvest may occur only 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.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear:
    Units 22A and 22B--3 bears.............  July 1-June 30.
    Unit 22, remainder.....................  No open season.
Brown Bear:
    Units 22A, 22D remainder, and 22E--1     Aug. 1-May 31.
     bear by State registration permit only.
    Unit 22B--2 bears by State registration  Aug. 1-May 31.
     permit.
    Unit 22C--1 bear by State registration   Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
     permit only.                            Apr. 1-May 31.

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    Unit 22D--that portion west of the       July 1-June 30.
     Tisuk River drainage, west of the west
     bank of the unnamed creek originating
     at the Unit boundary opposite the
     headwaters of McAdam's Creek and west
     of the west bank of Canyon Creek to
     its confluence with Tuksuk Channel--2
     bears by Federal registration permit.
Caribou:
    Unit 22B--that portion west of Golovnin  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     Bay and west of a line along the west   May 1-Sep. 30, a season may
     bank of the Fish and Niukluk Rivers to   be announced.
     the mouth of the Libby River, and
     excluding all portions of the Niukluk
     River drainage upstream from and
     including the Libby River drainage--5
     caribou per day by State registration
     permit. Calves may not be taken.
    Units 22A--that portion north of the     July 1-June 30.
     Golsovia River drainage, 22B
     remainder, that portion of Unit 22D in
     the Kuzitrin River drainage (excluding
     the Pilgrim River drainage), and the
     Agiapuk River drainages, including the
     tributaries, and Unit 22E-that portion
     east of and including the Tin Creek
     drainage--5 caribou per day by State
     registration permit. Calves may not be
     taken.
    Unit 22A, remainder--5 caribou per day   July 1-June 30, season may
     by State registration permit. Calves     be announced.
     may not be taken.
    Unit 22D, that portion in the Pilgrim    Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     River drainage--5 caribou per day by    May 1-Sep. 30, season may
     State registration permit. Calves may    be announced.
     not be taken.
    Units 22C, 22D remainder, 22E            July 1-June 30, season may
     remainder--5 caribou per day by State    be announced.
     registration permit. Calves may not be
     taken.
Moose:
    Unit 22A--that portion north of and      Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     including the Tagoomenik and
     Shaktoolik River drainages--1 bull.
     Federal public lands are closed to
     hunting except by federally qualified
     users hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 22A--that portion in the            Aug. 15-Sep. 14.
     Unalakleet drainage and all drainages
     flowing into Norton Sound north of the
     Golsovia River drainage and south of
     the Tagoomenik and Shaktoolik River
     drainages--Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of moose, except
     that residents of Unalakleet, hunting
     under these regulations, may take 1
     bull by Federal registration permit,
     administered by the BLM Anchorage
     Field Office with the authority to
     close the season in consultation with
     ADF&G.
    Unit 22A, remainder--1 bull. However,    Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     during the period Jan.1-Feb. 15, only   Jan. 1-Feb. 15.
     an antlered bull may be taken. Federal
     public lands are closed to the taking
     of moose except by federally qualified
     subsistence users.
    Unit 22B--west of the Darby Mountains--  Sep. 1-14.
     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--  Jan. 1-31.
     1 bull by either Federal or State
     registration permit. Quotas and any
     needed season closures will be
     announced by the Anchorage Field
     Office Manager of the BLM, in
     consultation with NPS, and ADF&G.
     Federal public lands are closed to the
     taking of moose except by residents of
     White Mountain and Golovin hunting
     under these regulations.
    Unit 22B, remainder--1 bull............  Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 22C--1 antlered bull..............  Sep. 1-14.
    Unit 22D--that portion within the        Sep. 1-14.
     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       Sep. 1-14.
     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       Dec. 1-31.
     Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek--
     1 bull by Federal registration permit.
     Quotas and any needed closures will be
     announced by the Anchorage Field
     Office Manager of the BLM, in
     consultation with NPS and ADF&G.
     Federal public lands are closed to the
     taking of moose except by residents of
     Units 22D and 22C hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 bull............  Aug. 10-Sep. 14.
                                             Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 moose; however,   Dec. 1-31.
     no person may take a calf or a cow
     accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 antlered bull...  Jan. 1-31.
    Unit 22E--1 antlered bull. Federal       Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     State permit. Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of musk ox except
     by federally qualified subsistence
     users hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 22D--that portion west of the       Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
     Tisuk River drainage and Canyon Creek--
     1 bull by Federal permit or State
     permit. Federal public lands are
     closed to the harvest of musk ox
     except by residents of Nome and Teller
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 22D, that portion within the        Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     Kuzitrin River drainages--1 bull by
     Federal permit or State permit.
     Federal public lands are closed to the
     taking of musk ox except for residents
     of Council, Golovin, White Mountain,
     Nome, Teller, and Brevig Mission
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 bull by Federal   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     permit or State permit. Federal public
     lands are closed to the taking of musk
     ox except by residents of Elim, White
     Mountain, Nome, Teller, and Brevig
     Mission hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 22E--1 bull by Federal permit or    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     State permit. Federal public lands are
     closed to the harvest of musk ox
     except by federally qualified
     subsistence users hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 22, remainder.....................  No open season.

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Beaver:
    Units 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--50 beaver  Nov. 1-June 10.
    Unit 22, remainder.....................  No open season.
Coyote.....................................  No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxes  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit.......  Sep. 1-Apr. 15.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten:
    Units 22A and 22B--No limit............  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 22, remainder.....................  No open season.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolverine: 3 wolverines....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in           Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Units 22A and 22B east of and including  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     the Niukluk River drainage--40 per
     day, 80 in possession.
    Unit 22E--20 per day, 40 in possession.  July 15-May 15.
    Unit 22, remainder--20 per day, 40 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     possession.
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                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver:
    Units 22A, 22B, 22D, and 22E--50 beaver  Nov. 1-June 10.
    Unit 22C...............................  No open season.
Coyote.....................................  No open season.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No       Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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    (23) Unit 23. (i) Unit 23 consists of Kotzebue Sound, Chukchi Sea, 
and Arctic Ocean drainages from and including the Goodhope River 
drainage to Cape Lisburne.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner either for hunting of 
ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, or for transportation of hunters 
or harvested species in the Noatak Controlled Use Area for the period 
August 15-September 30. The Area consists of that portion of Unit 23 in 
a corridor extending 5 miles on either side of the Noatak River 
beginning at the mouth of the Noatak River, and extending upstream to 
the mouth of Sapun Creek. This closure does not apply to the 
transportation of hunters or parts of ungulates, bear, wolves, or 
wolverine by regularly scheduled flights to communities by carriers 
that normally provide scheduled air service.
    (B) [Reserved]
    (iii) You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear 
hunting, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; 
however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear 
parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by 
carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does 
it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned 
airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 23.
    (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in 
this section, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using 
rimfire cartridges.
    (C) If you have a trapping license, you may take beaver with a 
firearm in all of Unit 23 from Nov. 1-June 10.
    (D) For the Baird and DeLong Mountain sheep hunts--A federally 
qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally 
qualified subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless 
the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community 
harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter 
permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated 
hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and 
may have both his and the recipients' harvest limits in his/her 
possession at the same time.
    (E) A snowmachine may be used to position a hunter to select 
individual caribou for harvest provided that the animals are not shot 
from a moving snowmachine. On BLM-managed lands only, a snowmachine may 
be used to position a caribou, wolf, or wolverine for harvest provided 
that the animals are not shot from a moving snowmachine.
    (F) A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may 
designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take musk 
oxen on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a 
community operating under a community harvest system. The designated 
hunter must get a designated hunter permit and must return a completed 
harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of 
recipients, but have no more than two harvest limits in his/her 
possession at any one time.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 23--2 bears by State        Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
 subsistence registration permit.
Caribou:
    Unit 23--that portion which includes
     all drainages north and west of, and
     including, the Singoalik River
     drainage--5 caribou per day by State
     registration permit as follows:.
        Calves may not be taken............
        Bulls may be harvested.............  Jul. 1-Oct. 14.
                                             Feb. 1-Jun. 30.
        Cows may be harvested. However,      Jul. 15-Apr. 30.
         cows accompanied by calves may not
         be taken July 15-Oct. 14.
    Unit 23, remainder--5 caribou per day
     by State registration permit, as
     follows:.
        Calves may not be taken............
        Bulls may be harvested.............  Jul. 1-Oct. 31.
                                             Feb. 1-Jun. 30.
        Cows may be harvested. However,      Jul. 31-Mar. 31
         cows accompanied by calves may not
         be taken July 31-Oct. 14.
        Federal public lands within a 10-
         mile-wide corridor (5 miles either
         side) along the Noatak River from
         the western boundary of Noatak
         National Preserve upstream to the
         confluence with the Cutler River;
         within the northern and southern
         boundaries of the Eli and
         Agashashok River drainages,
         respectively; and within the
         Squirrel River drainage are closed
         to caribou hunting except by
         federally qualified subsistence
         users hunting under these
         regulations.
Sheep:
    Unit 23--south of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak    May be announced.
     Creek, and the Noatak River, and west
     of the Cutler and Redstone Rivers
     (Baird Mountains)--1 sheep by Federal
     registration permit. Federal public
     lands are closed to the taking of
     sheep except by federally qualified
     subsistence users hunting under these
     regulations.
    Unit 23--north of Rabbit Creek, Kiyak    May be announced.
     Creek, and the Noatak River, and west
     of the Aniuk River (DeLong Mountains)--
     1 sheep by Federal registration permit.
    Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)  May be announced.
     except for that portion within Gates
     of the Arctic National Park and
     Preserve--1 sheep by Federal
     registration permit.
    Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     that portion within Gates of the
     Arctic National Park and Preserve--1
     ram with \7/8\ curl or larger horn.
    Unit 23, remainder (Schwatka Mountains)  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     that portion within Gates of the
     Arctic National Park and Preserve--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.
        Bulls may be harvested.............  July 1-Dec. 31.
        Cows may be harvested..............  Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
        No person may take a calf or a cow
         accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 23, remainder--1 moose............
        Bulls may be harvested.............  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
        Cows may be harvested..............  Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
        No person may take a calf or a cow
         accompanied by a calf.
Musk ox:
    Unit 23--south of Kotzebue Sound and     Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     west of and including the Buckland
     River drainage--1 bull by Federal
     permit or State permit.
    Federal public lands are closed to the
     taking of musk oxen except by
     federally qualified subsistence users
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 23--Cape Krusenstern National       Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     Monument--1 bull by Federal permit.
     Cape Krusenstern National Monument is
     closed to the taking of musk oxen
     except by federally qualified
     subsistence users but not residents of
     Point Hope.
    Unit 23--that portion north and west of  Aug. 1-Mar. 15
     the Kobuk River drainage--1 bull by
     State or Federal registration permit.
    Unit 23, remainder.....................  No open season.
Beaver: No limit...........................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No       Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): No limit.
Hare: (Snowshoe and Tundra) No limit.......  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: 15 wolves............................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  July 1-June 30.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 in possession..
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed):  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 20 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver:
    Unit 23--the Kobuk and Selawik River     July 1-June 30.
     drainages--50 beaver.
    Unit 23, remainder--30 beaver..........  July 1-June 30.

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Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No       Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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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.
    (C) If you are a resident of Unit 24A, 24B, or 24C, during the 
dates of Oct. 15-Apr. 30, you may use an artificial light when taking a 
black bear, including a sow accompanied by cub(s), at a den site within 
the portions of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve that are 
within Unit 24A, 24B, or 24C.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Unit 24--1 bear by State         Aug. 10-June 30.
 registration permit.
Caribou:
    Unit 24A--that portion south of the      Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     south bank of the Kanuti River--1
     caribou.
    Unit 24B--that portion south of the      Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     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.
    Units 24A remainder, 24B remainder--5
     caribou per day as follows:.
        Calves may not be taken............
        Bulls may be harvested.............  July 1-Oct. 14.
                                             Feb. 1-June 30.
        Cows may be harvested..............  July 15-Apr. 30.
    Units 24C, 24D--5 caribou per day as
     follows:.
        Calves may not be taken............
        Bulls may be harvested.............  July 1-Oct. 14.
                                             Feb. 1-June 30.
        Cows may be harvested..............  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Sheep:
    Units 24A and 24B--(Anaktuvuk Pass       July 15-Dec. 31.
     residents only)-that portion within
     the Gates of the Arctic National Park--
     community harvest quota of 60 sheep,
     no more than 10 of which may be ewes,
     and a daily possession limit of 3
     sheep per person, no more than 1 of
     which may be a ewe.
    Units 24A and 24B--(excluding Anaktuvuk  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     Pass residents)-that portion within
     the Gates of the Arctic National Park--
     3 sheep, no more than one of which may
     be a ewe, by Federal registration
     permit only, with exception for
     residents of Alatna and Allakaket who
     will report by a National Park Service
     community harvest system.
    Unit 24A-except that portion within the  Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
     Gates of the Arctic National Park--1
     ram by Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 24, remainder--1 ram with \7/8\     Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     curl or larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 24A--1 antlered bull by Federal     Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     registration permit.
    Unit 24B--that portion within the John   Aug. 1-Dec. 14.
     River Drainage--1 moose by State
     harvest ticket.
                                             or
    1 antlered bull by State registration    Dec. 15-Apr. 15.
     permit.
    Unit 24B, remainder--1 antlered bull by  Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     State harvest ticket.
    or                                       or
    1 antlered bull by State registration    Dec. 15-Apr. 15.
     permit.
    Federal public lands in the Kanuti
     Controlled Use Area, as described in
     Federal regulations, are closed to
     taking of moose, except by federally
     qualified subsistence users of Unit
     24, Koyukuk, and Galena.
    Units 24C and 24D--that portion within   Sep. 1-25.
     the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area and
     Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge--1
     bull.
    1 antlerless moose by Federal permit if  Mar. 1-5 to be announced.
     authorized by announcement by the
     Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife
     Refuge Manager and BLM Field Office
     Manager Central Yukon Field Office.
     Harvest of cow moose accompanied by
     calves is prohibited. A harvestable
     surplus of cows will be determined for
     a quota.
    or                                       or
    1 antlered bull by Federal permit, if    Apr. 10-15 to be announced.
     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 March and April 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,        Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     remainder--1 antlered bull. During the
     Sep. 5-25 season, a State registration
     permit is required.
Coyote: 10 coyotes.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Wolf: 15 wolves; however, no more than 5     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 wolves may be taken prior to Nov. 1.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine; however, no more     Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
 than 1 wolverine may be taken prior to
 Nov. 1.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 15 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 in possession..
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                                Trapping
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Beaver: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx:
    Unit 24A--no limit.....................  Nov. 1-Mar 31.
    Units 24B, 24C, and 24D--no limit......  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (25) Unit 25. (i) Unit 25 consists of the Yukon River drainage 
upstream from but not including the Hamlin Creek drainage, and 
excluding drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream 
from the Charley River:
    (A) Unit 25A consists of the Hodzana River drainage upstream from 
the Narrows, the Chandalar River drainage upstream from and including 
the East Fork drainage, the Christian River drainage upstream from 
Christian, the Sheenjek River drainage upstream from and including the 
Thluichohnjik Creek, the Coleen River drainage, and the Old Crow River 
drainage.
    (B) Unit 25B consists of the Little Black River drainage upstream 
from but not including the Big Creek drainage, the Black River drainage 
upstream from and including the Salmon Fork drainage, the Porcupine 
River drainage upstream from the confluence of the Coleen and Porcupine 
Rivers, and drainages into the north bank of the Yukon River upstream 
from Circle, including the islands in the Yukon River.
    (C) Unit 25C consists of drainages into the south bank of the Yukon 
River upstream from Circle to the Subunit 20E boundary, the Birch Creek 
drainage upstream from the Steese Highway bridge (milepost 147), the 
Preacher Creek drainage upstream from and including the Rock Creek 
drainage, and the Beaver Creek drainage upstream from and including the 
Moose Creek drainage.
    (D) Unit 25D consists of the remainder of Unit 25.
    (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 two roughly equal 
drainages; the boundary follows the easternmost fork, proceeding almost 
due north to the headwaters and intersects the Continental Divide; the 
boundary then follows the Continental Divide easterly, through Carter 
Pass, then easterly and northeasterly approximately 62 miles along the 
divide to the headwaters of the most northerly tributary of Red Sheep 
Creek then follows southerly along the divide designating the eastern 
extreme of the Red Sheep Creek drainage then to the confluence of Red 
Sheep Creek and the East Fork Chandalar River.
    (iii) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 
30 and between August 1 and September 25; in Unit 25D you may use bait 
to hunt brown bear between April 15 and June 30 and between August 1 
and September 25; you may use bait to hunt wolves on FWS and BLM lands.
    (B) You may take caribou and moose from a boat moving under power 
in Unit 25.
    (C) The taking of bull moose outside the seasons provided in this 
part for food in memorial potlatches and traditional cultural events is 
authorized in Unit 25D west provided that:
    (1) The person organizing the religious ceremony or cultural event 
contacts the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, 
prior to taking or attempting to take bull moose and provides to the 
Refuge Manager the name of the decedent, the nature of the ceremony or 
cultural event, number to be taken, and the general area in which the 
taking will occur.
    (2) Each person who takes a bull moose under this section must 
submit a written report to the Refuge Manager, Yukon Flats National 
Wildlife Refuge, not more than 15 days after the harvest specifying the 
harvester's name and address, and the date(s) and location(s) of the 
taking(s).
    (3) No permit or harvest ticket is required for taking under this 
section; however, the harvester must be an Alaska rural resident with 
customary and traditional use in Unit 25D west.
    (4) Any moose taken under this provision counts against the annual 
quota of 60 bulls.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear:
    Units 25A, 25B, and 25C--3 bears or 3    July 1-June 30.
     bears by State community harvest        July 1-June 30.
     permit.
    Unit 25D--5 bears......................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Units 25A and 25B--1 bear..............  Aug. 10-June 30.
    Unit 25C--1 bear.......................  Sep. 1-May 31.
    Unit 25D--2 bears every regulatory year  July 1-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 25A--in those portions west of the  July 1-June 30.
     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-June 30.
    Unit 25C--1 caribou; a joint Federal/    Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     State registration permit is required.  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
     During the Aug. 10-Sep. 30 season, the
     harvest is restricted to 1 bull. The
     harvest quota between Aug.10-29 in
     Units 20E, 20F, and 25C is 100 caribou.
    Unit 25D-that portion of Unit 25D        Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     drained by the west fork of the Dall    Dec. 1-31.
     River west of 150[deg] W. long.--1
     bull.
    Units 25A remainder, 25B, and Unit 25D,  July 1-Apr. 30.
     remainder--10 caribou.
Sheep:
    Unit 25A--that portion within the        No open season.
     Dalton Highway Corridor Management
     Area.
    Units 25A--Arctic Village Sheep          Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     Management Area--2 rams by Federal
     registration permit only.
    Federal public lands are closed to the
     taking of sheep except by rural Alaska
     residents of Arctic Village, Venetie,
     Fort Yukon, Kaktovik, and Chalkyitsik
     hunting under these regulations.
    Unit 25A, remainder--3 sheep by Federal  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     registration permit only.
    Units 25B, 25C, and 25D--1 ram with      Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     full-curl horn or larger.
Moose:
    Unit 25A--1 antlered bull..............  Aug. 25-Sep. 25.
                                             Dec. 1-10.
    Unit 25B--that portion within Yukon-     Aug. 20-Oct. 7.
     Charley National Preserve--1 bull.
    Unit 25B--that portion within the        Aug. 25-Oct. 7.
     Porcupine River drainage upstream       Dec. 1-10.
     from, but excluding the Coleen River
     drainage--1 antlered bull.
    Unit 25B--that portion, other than       Sep. 5-Oct. 7.
     Yukon-Charley Rivers National           Dec. 1-15.
     Preserve, draining into the north bank
     of the Yukon River upstream from and
     including the Kandik River drainage,
     including the islands in the Yukon
     River--1 antlered bull.
    Unit 25B, remainder--1 antlered bull...  Aug. 25-Oct. 7.
                                             Dec. 1-15.
    Unit 25C--1 antlered bull..............  Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
    Unit 25D (west)--that portion lying      Aug. 25-Feb. 28.
     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..  Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
                                             Dec. 1-20.
Beaver:
    Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D--1 beaver per     June 11-Aug. 31.
     day; 1 in possession.
    Unit 25A, 25B, and 25D--no limit.......  Sep. 1-June 10.
    Unit 25C...............................  No open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotes.........................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
 Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2
 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1.
Hare (Snowshoe): No limit..................  July 1-June 30.
Lynx:
    Unit 25C--2 lynx.......................  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
    Unit 25, remainder--2 lynx.............  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat:
    Units 25B and 25C, that portion within   Nov. 1-June 10.
     Yukon-Charley Rivers National
     Preserve--No limit.
    Unit 25, remainder.....................  No open season.
Wolf:
    Unit 25A--No limit.....................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
    Unit 25, remainder--10 wolves..........  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.

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Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed):
    Unit 25C--15 per day, 30 in possession.  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
    Unit 25, remainder--15 per day, 30 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Unit 25C--those portions within 5 miles  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     of Route 6 (Steese Highway)--20 per
     day, 40 in possession.
    Unit 25, remainder--20 per day, 40 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     possession.
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                                Trapping
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Beaver:
    Unit 25C--No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 25, remainder--50 beaver..........  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Coyote: No limit...........................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine:
    Unit 25C--No limit.....................  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
    Unit 25, remainder--No limit...........  Nov. 1-Mar. 31.
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    (26) Unit 26. (i) Unit 26 consists of Arctic Ocean drainages 
between Cape Lisburne and the Alaska-Canada border, including the Firth 
River drainage within Alaska:
    (A) Unit 26A consists of that portion of Unit 26 lying west of the 
Itkillik River drainage and west of the east bank of the Colville River 
between the mouth of the Itkillik River and the Arctic Ocean;
    (B) Unit 26B consists of that portion of Unit 26 east of Unit 26A, 
west of the west bank of the Canning River and west of the west bank of 
the Marsh Fork of the Canning River; and
    (C) Unit 26C consists of the remainder of Unit 26.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public land:
    (A) You may not use aircraft in any manner for moose hunting, 
including transportation of moose hunters or parts of moose during the 
periods July. 1-Sep. 14 and Jan. 1-Mar. 31 in Unit 26A; however, this 
does not apply to transportation of moose hunters, their gear, or moose 
parts by aircraft between publicly owned airports.
    (B) You may not use firearms, snowmobiles, licensed highway 
vehicles or motorized vehicles, except aircraft and boats, in the 
Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, which consists of those 
portions of Units 20, 24, 25, and 26 extending 5 miles from each side 
of the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to milepost 300 of the 
Dalton Highway, except as follows: Residents living within the Dalton 
Highway Corridor Management Area may use snowmobiles only for the 
subsistence taking of wildlife. You may use licensed highway vehicles 
only on designated roads within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management 
Area. The residents of Alatna, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, 
Evansville, Stevens Village, and residents living within the Corridor 
may use firearms within the Corridor only for subsistence taking of 
wildlife.
    (iii) You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear 
hunting, including transportation of hunters, bears or parts of bears. 
However, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear 
parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by 
carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does 
it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned 
airports.
    (iv) Unit-specific regulations:
    (A) You may take caribou from a boat moving under power in Unit 26.
    (B) In addition to other restrictions on method of take found in 
this section, you may also take swimming caribou with a firearm using 
rimfire cartridges.
    (C) In Kaktovik, a federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) 
may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take 
sheep or musk ox on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member 
of a community operating under a community harvest system. The 
designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must 
return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for 
any number of recipients but may have no more than two harvest limits 
in his/her possession at any one time.
    (D) For the DeLong Mountain sheep hunts--A federally qualified 
subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally qualified 
subsistence user to take sheep on his or her behalf unless the 
recipient is a member of a community operating under a community 
harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter 
permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated 
hunter may hunt for only one recipient in the course of a season and 
may have both his and the recipient's harvest limits in his/her 
possession at the same time.

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               Harvest limits                        Open season
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                                 Hunting
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Black Bear: 3 bears........................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 26A--1 bear by State subsistence    July 1-June 30.
     registration permit.
    Unit 26B--1 bear.......................  Jan. 1-Dec. 31.
    Unit 26 C--1 bear......................  Aug. 10-June 30.

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Caribou:
    Unit 26A--that portion of the Colville
     River drainage upstream from the
     Anaktuvuk River, and drainages of the
     Chukchi Sea south and west of, and
     including the Utukok River drainage--5
     caribou per day by State registration
     permit as follows:.
        Calves may not be taken............
        Bulls may be harvested.............  July 1-Oct. 14.
                                             Dec. 6-June 30.
        Cows may be harvested; however,      July 16-Mar. 15.
         cows accompanied by calves may not
         be taken July 16-Oct. 15.
    Unit 26A remainder--5 caribou per day
     by State registration permit as
     follows:.
        Calves may not be taken............
        Bulls may be harvested.............  July 1-Oct. 15.
                                             Dec. 6-June 30.
        Up to 3 cows per day may be          July 16-Mar. 15.
         harvested; however, cows
         accompanied by calves may not be
         taken July 16-Oct. 15.
    Unit 26B, that portion south of 69[deg]
     30' N. lat. and west of the Dalton
     Highway--5 caribou per day as follows:.
        Bulls may be harvested.............  July 1-Oct. 14.
                                             Dec. 10-June 30.
        Cows may be harvested..............  July 1-Apr. 30.
    Unit 26B remainder--5 caribou per day
     as follows:.
        Bulls may be harvested.............  July 1-June 30.
        Cows may be harvested..............  July 1-May 15.
    Unit 26C--10 caribou per day...........  July 1-Apr. 30.
    You may not transport more than 5
     caribou per regulatory year from Unit
     26 except to the community of
     Anaktuvuk Pass.
Sheep:
    Units 26A and 26B--(Anaktuvuk Pass       July 15-Dec. 31.
     residents only)--that portion within
     the Gates of the Arctic National Park--
     community harvest quota of 60 sheep,
     no more than 10 of which may be ewes
     and a daily possession limit of 3
     sheep per person, no more than 1 of
     which may be a ewe.
    Unit 26A--(excluding Anaktuvuk Pass      Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     residents)--those portions within the
     Gates of the Arctic National Park--3
     sheep.
    Unit 26A--that portion west of Howard    Season may be announced.
     Pass and the Etivluk River (DeLong
     Mountains)--1 sheep by Federal
     registration permit.
    Unit 26B--that portion within the        Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     Dalton Highway Corridor Management
     Area--1 ram with \7/8\ curl or larger
     horn by Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 26A, remainder and 26B, remainder-- Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     including the Gates of the Arctic
     National Preserve--1 ram with \7/8\
     curl or larger horn.
    Unit 26C--3 sheep per regulatory year;   Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     the Aug. 10-Sep. 20 season is           Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     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   Aug. 1-Sep. 14.
     River drainage upstream from and
     including the Anaktuvuk River
     drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 26A--that portion of the Colville   Feb. 15-Apr. 15.
     River drainage upstream from and
     including the Anaktuvuk River
     drainage--1 moose; however, you may
     not take a calf or a cow accompanied
     by a calf.
    Unit 26A--that portion west of           July 1-Sep. 14.
     156[deg]00' W longitude excluding the
     Colville River drainage--1 moose,
     however, you may not take a calf or a
     cow accompanied by a calf.
    Unit 26A, remainder--1 bull............  Aug. 1-Sep. 14.
    Unit 26B--excluding the Canning River    Sep. 1-14.
     drainage--1 bull.
    Units 26B, remainder and 26C--1 moose    May be announced.
     by Federal registration permit by
     residents of Kaktovik only. Federal
     public lands are closed to the taking
     of moose except by a Kaktovik resident
     holding a Federal registration permit
     and hunting under these regulations.
Musk ox: Unit 26C--1 bull by Federal         July 15-Mar. 31.
 registration permit only. The number of
 permits that may be issued only to the
 residents of the village of Kaktovik will
 not exceed three percent (3%) of the
 number of musk oxen counted in Unit 26C
 during a pre-calving census. Public lands
 are closed to the taking of musk ox,
 except by rural Alaska residents of the
 village of Kaktovik hunting under these
 regulations
Coyote: 2 coyotes..........................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): 2 foxes  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver
 Phases):
    Units 26A and 26B--10 foxes; however,    Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
     no more than 2 foxes may be taken
     prior to Oct. 1.
    Unit 26C--10 foxes.....................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit.......  July 1-June 30.
Lynx: 2 lynx...............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: 15 wolves............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine.....................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 in possession.
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                                Trapping
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Coyote: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No       Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 limit.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Marten: No limit...........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.

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Mink and Weasel: No limit..................  Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
Muskrat: No limit..........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
Otter: No limit............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Wolf: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit........................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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    Dated: September 25, 2018.
Thomas C.J. Doolittle,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    Dated: September 25, 2018.
Thomas Whitford,
Subsistence Program Leader USDA--Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-21219 Filed 10-5-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P 3411-15-P