Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2020-21 and 2021-22 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations, 74796-74845 [2020-22733]

Download as PDF 74796 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Management website (https:// www.doi.gov/subsistence). DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Sue Detwiler, Assistant Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management; (907) 786–3888 or subsistence@fws.gov. For questions specific to National Forest System lands, contact Wayne Owen, Director Wildlife, Fisheries, Ecology, Watershed, & Subsistence, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Alaska Region; (907) 586–7916 or wayne.owen@usda.gov. 36 CFR Part 242 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. FWS–R7–SM–2018–0015; FXRS12610700000–201–FF07J00000; FBMS#4500145506] RIN 1018–BD11 Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska—2020–21 and 2021–22 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 2020–21 and 2021–22 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 customary and traditional use determinations for wildlife. SUMMARY: This rule is effective November 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: The comments received on the proposed rule as well as the Board meeting transcripts are available at www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–R7–SM–2018–0015. Board meeting transcripts are also 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 DATES: 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 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 Federal Register citation 59 59 60 61 62 FR FR FR FR FR 27462 51855 10317 39698 29016 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Date of publication .............................................................. .............................................................. .............................................................. .............................................................. .............................................................. 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 May 27, 1994 ........................................................... October 13, 1994 ..................................................... February 24, 1995 ................................................... July 30, 1996 ........................................................... May 29, 1997 ........................................................... 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Current Rule The Departments published a proposed rule on January 31, 2019 (84 FR 623), to amend the wildlife sections of subparts C and D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. The proposed rule opened a comment period, which closed on March 27, 2019. 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 51 proposals for changes to subparts C and D, 17 wildlife closure reviews, and 1 deferred proposal from the previous cycle. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 Rule made changes to the following provisions of ll.24 Date of publication June 29, 1998 .......................................................... August 28, 1998 ....................................................... January 8, 1999 ....................................................... July 1, 1999 ............................................................. June 30, 2000 .......................................................... February 13, 2001 ................................................... June 25, 2001 .......................................................... February 7, 2002 ..................................................... June 28, 2002 .......................................................... February 12, 2003 ................................................... 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 ..................................................... October 9, 2018 ....................................................... August 12, 2019 ....................................................... each Council’s recommendations at the Board meeting that was held April 20– 23 and 27, 2020. 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 51 valid proposals, 26 were on the Board’s non-consensus agenda, and 25 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 17, rejected 7, and took no action on 1. Of the 17 wildlife closure reviews, 12 closures were maintained, and 5 closures were partially or completely rescinded. The deferred proposal from the previous cycle was adopted with modification. Analysis and justification for the action taken on each proposal on the consensus agenda PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish. Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish. 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. Wildlife. Fish. 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 (http://www.doi.gov/ subsistence/index.cfm) or at http:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–R7–SM–2018–0015. Of the proposals on the non-consensus agenda, the Board adopted or adopted with modification 17, rejected 7, took no action on 1, and deferred 1. Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Rejected or No Action Taken by the Board The Board rejected, took no action, or deferred nine non-consensus proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for rejection by one or more of the Councils. The Board rejected a proposal to close the moose season in Unit 1C. No conservation concerns were noted, and this action would have detrimental impacts to subsistence users. The Board rejected a proposal to lift a restriction on non-Federally qualified users on the number of deer they may harvest in Unit 2. This action was based on the need to provide a priority to subsistence users. The Board rejected a proposal to reduce the season and harvest limits for deer in Unit 2. The Board stated that no E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74798 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations conservation concerns supported this action and it would have reduced opportunity for subsistence users. The Board rejected a proposal to restrict hunting and trapping within 1 mile of roads or trails and to mark traps with brightly colored tape in Unit 7. The Board stated that this action would cause confusion and make Federal regulations more restrictive than State regulations. The Board rejected a proposal to shorten the season and harvest limits for snowshoe and tundra hare in Unit 9. The Board rejected this action as no evidence of conservation concerns was presented. The Board deferred a proposal for wolves and wolverines in Units 17B and 17C, which would allow the use of snowmachines to position the animals for harvest. This deferment will allow more time for data to be collected, and the proposal will be addressed again later this year. The Board rejected a proposal to rescind the closure on public lands to non-Federally qualified users to the take of moose in Unit 22A. The Board found that, while the moose population is improving, it remains low and lifting the closure may result in adverse effects on the population. The land manager, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), stated that they would fund a moose population survey in the coming year. The Board took no action on a proposal to revise the winter season for moose in Unit 22D based on its action on a similar proposal. The Board rejected a proposal to rescind the closure on public lands to non-Federally qualified users for the take of sheep in Unit 25A (Arctic Village Sheep Management Area). The Board stated that there is still a significant conservation concern and the user group conflicts have not yet been resolved. 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 to revise trapping season dates for beaver in Units 1–4. The Board adopted a proposal to revise the customary and traditional use determinations for goats, moose, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 black and brown bears in Units 1–5 and for elk in Unit 3. The Board adopted a proposal to eliminate harvest limits and quotas and revise the sealing requirements for wolves (hunting and trapping) in Unit 2. The Board adopted a proposal to revise the hunt areas, season dates, and harvest limits for deer in Unit 3. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the customary and traditional use determination and establish a season for goats in Units 7 and 15 and for sheep in Unit 15. The Board adopted a proposal to revise the season and harvest/ possession limits for ptarmigan in Unit 9. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to conduct a subsistence user prioritization and establish a season and harvest limit for caribou in Unit 10 (Unimak Island). The Board adopted with modification a proposal to revise the hunt area, season, and harvest limits for moose in Unit 12. The Board adopted a proposal to revise the customary and traditional use determinations for sheep in Unit 12. The Board adopted a proposal to establish an antlerless moose season in Unit 17A. The Board adopted a proposal to revise the hunt area for moose in Unit 18. The Board adopted a proposal to establish a ‘‘may be announced’’ winter season for mink and weasal in a portion of Unit 18. The Board adopted a proposal to revise the seasons and harvest limits for caribou in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C. The Board adopted a proposal to revise permit requirements and the existing ‘‘to be announced’’ season for moose in Units 21D, 21D remainder, and 22D remainder. The Board adopted a proposal to close public lands to non-Federally qualified users to the take of moose in Units 22A remainder and 22D remainder. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the season for caribou in Unit 23. The Board adopted a proposal with modification to eliminate the cow moose season in Unit 23. The Board adopted with modification deferred proposal WP 18–19 to establish a community harvest system for the Ahtna traditional communities of Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta Lake, and Tazlina for moose and caribou. These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council recommendations, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations regulatory cycle for subsistence regulations. 74799 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 ................... 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 ............... 71 FR 49997 ............... December 27, 2005 .... August 24, 2006 ......... Final Rule ................... 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 ................... ‘‘Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska; Final Rule’’ was published in the Federal Register. Amended the regulations to include subsistence activities occurring on inland navigable waters in which the United States has a reserved water right and to identify specific Federal land units where reserved water rights exist. Extended the Federal Subsistence Board’s management to all Federal lands selected under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the Alaska Statehood Act and situated within the boundaries of a Conservation System Unit, National Recreation Area, National Conservation Area, or any new national forest or forest addition, until conveyed to the State of Alaska or to an Alaska Native Corporation. Specified and clarified the Secretaries’ authority to determine when hunting, fishing, or trapping activities taking place in Alaska off the public lands interfere with the subsistence priority. Expanded the authority that the Board may delegate to agency field officials and clarified the procedures for enacting emergency or temporary restrictions, closures, or openings. Amended the operating regulations in response to comments on the June 12, 2001, interim rule. Also corrected some inadvertent errors and oversights of previous rules. Clarified how old a person must be to receive certain subsistence use permits and removed the requirement that Regional Councils must have an odd number of members. Because no adverse comments were received on the direct final rule (68 FR 7703, February 18, 2003), 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, May 7, 2007) that revised nonrural determinations until the Secretarial program review was complete or in 5 years, whichever came first. Revised the nonrural determination process and allowed the Federal Subsistence Board to define which communities and areas are nonrural. Identified 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 necessary to conserve healthy fish and wildlife populations. The final section 810 analysis determination appeared in the April 6, 1992, ROD and concluded that the Program, under Alternative IV with an annual process for setting subsistence regulations, may have some local impacts on subsistence uses, but will not likely restrict subsistence uses significantly. During the subsequent environmental assessment process for extending fisheries jurisdiction, an evaluation of the effects of this rule was conducted in accordance with section 810. That evaluation also supported the Secretaries’ determination that the rule will not reach the ‘‘may significantly restrict’’ threshold that would require notice and hearings under ANILCA section 810(a). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 (expires July 30, 2020, and in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10, an agency may continue to conduct or sponsor this collection of information while the submission is pending at OMB). 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. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74800 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 20, 2020, 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 Sue Detwiler of the Office of Subsistence Management, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Additional assistance was provided by • Casey Burns, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management; • Joshua Ream, 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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: 74801 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3, 472, 551, 668dd, 3101–3126; 18 U.S.C. 3551–3586; 43 U.S.C. 1733. are added to the tables following paragraphs (a)(2) and (3) to read as follows: Subpart C—Board Determinations § ll.24 Customary and traditional use determinations. ■ 2. In subpart C of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, the table in § ll.24(a)(1) is revised and headings ■ (a) * * * (1) * * * TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1) Area Species Determination 1 ................................................................................ 1 ................................................................................ 1 ................................................................................ 1 ................................................................................ 1 ................................................................................ 2 ................................................................................ 2 ................................................................................ 3 ................................................................................ 3 ................................................................................ 3 ................................................................................ 3 ................................................................................ 3 ................................................................................ 4 ................................................................................ 4 ................................................................................ 4 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 5 ................................................................................ 6A .............................................................................. Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Deer .................................... Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Black Bear .......................... Deer .................................... Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Deer .................................... Elk ...................................... Moose ................................. Brown Bear ........................ Deer .................................... Goat .................................... Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Deer .................................... Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Black Bear .......................... Unit 6, remainder .............................................................. Black Bear .......................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 6 ................................................................................ 6A .............................................................................. 6C and Unit 6D ......................................................... 6A .............................................................................. 6B and Unit 6C ......................................................... 6D .............................................................................. 6A .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Goat .................................... Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 6, remainder .............................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit ................................................................................ ................................................................................ Brown Mountain hunt area ................................... remainder .............................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Goat .................................... Goat .................................... Unit 7 ................................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 7 ................................................................................ Unit 7 ................................................................................ Unit 8 ................................................................................ Sheep ................................. Ruffed Grouse .................... Brown Bear ........................ Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 8 ................................................................................ 8 ................................................................................ 8 ................................................................................ 9D .............................................................................. 9A and Unit 9B .......................................................... 9A .............................................................................. 9B .............................................................................. 9C .............................................................................. 9D .............................................................................. 9E .............................................................................. Deer .................................... Elk ...................................... Goat .................................... Bison .................................. Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Unit 9A and Unit 9B .......................................................... Unit 9C .............................................................................. Unit 9D .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Units 1–5. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Unit 5A. Residents of Yakutat and Units 6C and 6D, excluding residents of Whittier. Residents of Units 6C and 6D, excluding residents of Whittier. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 5A, 6C, Chenega Bay, and Tatitlek. Residents of Units 6C and 6D. Residents of Units 5A, 6A, 6B, and 6C. Residents of Units 6A, 6B, and 6C. Residents of Unit 6D. Residents of Units 5A, 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11–13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Cooper Landing and Hope. Residents of Port Graham and Nanwalek. Residents of Chenega Bay, Cooper Landing, Hope, Nanwalek, Ninilchik, Port Graham, Seldovia, and Tatilek. Residents of Chenega Bay, Cooper Landing, Hope, and Tatitlek. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Old Harbor, Akhiok, Larsen Bay, Karluk, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions. Residents of Unit 8. Residents of Unit 8. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 9A, 9B, 17A, 17B, and 17C. Residents of Pedro Bay. Residents of Unit 9B. Residents of Unit 9C, Igiugig, Kakhonak, and Levelock. Residents of Units 9D and 10 (Unimak Island). Residents of Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Egegik, Ivanof Bay, Perryville, Pilot Point, Ugashik, and Port Heiden/Meshik. Residents of Units 9B, 9C, and 17. Residents of Units 9B, 9C, 17, and Egegik. Residents of Unit 9D, Akutan, and False Pass. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 7 7 7, 7, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74802 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1)—Continued Area Species Determination Unit 9E .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C, and Unit 9E ............................ Unit 9D .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Unit 9B .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 9 ................................................................................ Wolf .................................... Unit 9A, Unit 9B, Unit 9C, and Unit 9E ............................ Unit 10 Unimak Island ...................................................... Unit 10 Unimak Island ...................................................... Beaver ................................ Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 10, remainder ............................................................ Unit 10 .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Wolf .................................... Unit 11 .............................................................................. Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Bison .................................. Black Bear .......................... Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Black Bear .......................... Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Caribou ............................... Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Unit 11 .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Goat .................................... Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Moose ................................. Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Unit 11, north of the Sanford River .................................. Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 11, remainder ............................................................ Sheep ................................. Unit 11 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 11 .............................................................................. Unit 12 .............................................................................. Grouse (Spruce, Blue, Ruffed and Sharp-tailed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Brown Bear ........................ Unit 12 .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Residents of Units 9B, 9C, 9E, 17, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point. Residents of Units 9A, 9B, 9C, and 9E. Residents of Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point. Residents of Iliamna, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve within Unit 9B. 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 Units 9D and 10 (Unimak Island). Residents of Akutan, False Pass, King Cove, and Sand Point. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Units 11 and 12. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Nabesna Road (mileposts 25–46), Slana, Tazlina, Tok Cutoff Road (mileposts 79–110), Tonsina, and Unit 11. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Units 11 and 12. Residents of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Nabesna Road (mileposts 25–46), Slana, Tazlina, Tok Cutoff Road (mileposts 79–110), Tonsina, and Unit 11. Residents of Units 11, 12, 13A–D, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, and Dot Lake. Residents of Units 11, 13A–D, and Chickaloon. Residents of Unit 11, Chitina, Chistochina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, Tazlina, Tonsina, and Dot Lake, Tok Cutoff Road (mileposts 79–110 Mentasta Pass), and Nabesna Road (mileposts 25–46). Residents of Units 11, 12, 13A–D, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, and Dot Lake. Residents of Units 11, 13A–D, and Chickaloon. Residents of Unit 12, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Dot Lake, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Healy Lake, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, McCarthy/South Wrangell/South Park, Tazlina, Tonsina, residents along the Nabesna Road—Mileposts 0–46 (Nabesna Road), and residents along the McCarthy Road—Mileposts 0–62 (McCarthy Road). Residents of Chisana, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake, Slana, McCarthy/South Wrangell/ South Park, Tazlina, Tonsina, residents along the Tok Cutoff—Milepost 79–110 (Mentasta Pass), residents along the Nabesna Road—Mileposts 0–46 (Nabesna Road), and residents along the McCarthy Road—Mileposts 0–62 (McCarthy Road). Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 12, 13, and Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 11, 12, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Unit 12, Dot Lake, Chistochina, Gakona, Mentasta Lake, and Slana. Residents of Unit 12, Chistochina, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake. Unit 11 .............................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74803 TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1)—Continued Area Species 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. Unit 12, that portion east of the Nabesna River and Nabesna Glacier, and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border. Unit 12, remainder ............................................................ Moose ................................. Residents of Units 12 and 13C, Dot Lake, and Healy Lake. Moose ................................. Residents of Units 12 and 13C and Healy Lake. Moose ................................. Unit 12 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 12 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 13 .............................................................................. Unit 13B ............................................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 13C ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 13A and Unit 13D ..................................................... Caribou ............................... Unit 13E ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 13D ............................................................................ Unit 13A and Unit 13D ..................................................... Unit 13B ............................................................................ Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Unit 13C ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 13E ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 13D ............................................................................ Unit 13 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 13 .............................................................................. 14C ............................................................................ 14 .............................................................................. 14 .............................................................................. 14A and Unit 14C ..................................................... 15A and Unit 15B ...................................................... 15C ............................................................................ 15 .............................................................................. 15B and Unit 15C ..................................................... Grouse (Spruce, Blue, Ruffed Sharp-tailed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Brown Bear ........................ Goat .................................... Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Black Bear .......................... Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 15 .............................................................................. Goat .................................... Unit 15A and Unit 15B ...................................................... Moose ................................. Unit 15C ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 15 .............................................................................. Unit 15 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Grouse (Spruce) ................. Grouse (Ruffed) ................. Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Residents of Unit 11 north of 62nd parallel, Units 12 and 13A–D, Chickaloon, Dot Lake, and Healy Lake. Residents of Unit 12, Chistochina, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, Mentasta Lake, and Slana. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Unit 13 and Slana. Residents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road and Tok Cutoff Road, mileposts 79–110), 13, 20D (excluding residents of Fort Greely), and Chickaloon. Residents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road and Tok Cutoff Road, mileposts 79–110), 13, Chickaloon, Dot Lake, and Healy Lake. Residents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road), 13, and Chickaloon. Residents of Units 11, 12 (along the Nabesna Road), 13, Chickaloon, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239 (excluding residents of Denali National Park headquarters). No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 13, Chickaloon, and Slana. Residents of Units 13 and 20D (excluding residents of Fort Greely) and Chickaloon and Slana. Residents of Units 12 and 13, Chickaloon, Healy Lake, Dot Lake, and Slana. Residents of Unit 13, Chickaloon, McKinley Village, Slana, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239 (excluding residents of Denali National Park headquarters). No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Ninilchik. Residents of Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Nanwalek. Residents of Ninilchik. Residents of Cooper Landing, Hope, Nanwalek, Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Seldovia. Residents of Cooper Landing, Hope, Nanwalek, Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Seldovia. Residents of Cooper Landing, Ninilchik, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia. Residents of Ninilchik, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia. Residents of Ninilchik. Residents of Unit 15. Unit 13 .............................................................................. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 15 .............................................................................. 15 .............................................................................. 16B ............................................................................ 16 .............................................................................. 16A ............................................................................ 16B ............................................................................ 16 .............................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Determination Residents of Unit 15. No Federal subsistence Residents of Unit 16B. No Federal subsistence No Federal subsistence Residents of Unit 16B. No Federal subsistence E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 priority. priority. priority. priority. 74804 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1)—Continued Area Species Determination Unit 16 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 16 .............................................................................. Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Black Bear .......................... Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22 and 23. Residents of Units 9A and B, 17, Akiak, and Akiachak. Unit 16 .............................................................................. 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 .......................... 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. 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. Brown Bear ........................ 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 and northeast towards the northern point of Nuyakuk Lake to the Unit 17A boundary. Unit 17A, that portion north of Togiak Lake that includes Izavieknik River drainages. Unit 17A, remainder .......................................................... Units 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 17B, that portion within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Unit 17B, remainder and Unit 17C ................................... Moose ................................. Unit 17 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 17 .............................................................................. Unit 18 .............................................................................. Beaver ................................ Black Bear .......................... Unit 18 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Frm 00010 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. Residents of Units 9B, 17, Kwethluk, Lime Village, and Stony River. 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. 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 Bay, Levelock, Nondalton, 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 18, Unit 19A living downstream of the Holokuk River, Holy Cross, Stebbins, St. Michael, Twin Hills, and Togiak. Residents of Akiachak, Akiak, Eek, Goodnews Bay, Kwethluk, Mountain Village, Napaskiak, Platinum, Quinhagak, St. Marys, and Tuluksak. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74805 TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1)—Continued Area Species Unit 18 .............................................................................. Caribou ............................... Unit 18, that portion of the Yukon River drainage upstream of Russian Mission and that portion of the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream of, but not including, the Tuluksak River drainage. Unit 18, that portion north of a line from Cape Romanzof to Kusilvak Mountain to Mountain Village, and all drainages north of the Yukon River downstream from Marshall. Unit 18, remainder ............................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 18 .............................................................................. Unit 18 .............................................................................. Musk ox .............................. Wolf .................................... Unit 19C and Unit 19D ..................................................... Unit 19A and Unit 19B ...................................................... Bison .................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 19C ............................................................................ Unit 19D ............................................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Unit 19A and Unit 19B ...................................................... Caribou ............................... Unit 19C ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 19D ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 19A and Unit 9B ........................................................ Moose ................................. Unit Unit Unit Unit 19B, west of the Kogrukluk River ............................. 19C ............................................................................ 19D ............................................................................ 19 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 20D ............................................................................ Unit 20F ............................................................................ Bison .................................. Black Bear .......................... Unit 20E ............................................................................ Unit 20F ............................................................................ Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Unit 20A ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 20B ............................................................................ Unit 20C ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Unit 20D and Unit 20E ..................................................... Caribou ............................... Unit 20F ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 20A ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 20B, Minto Flats Management Area ......................... Unit 20B, remainder .......................................................... Moose ................................. Moose ................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Determination Residents of Unit 18, Lower Kalskag, Manokotak, Stebbins, St. Michael, Togiak, Twin Hills, and Upper Kalskag. Residents of Unit 18, Upper Kalskag, Lower Kalskag, Aniak, and Chuathbaluk. Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 18, Lower Kalskag, St. Michael, Stebbins, and Upper Kalskag. Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 18, Lower Kalskag, and Upper Kalskag. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 18 and 19 within the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from, and including, the Johnson River. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Units 19A and D, Tuluksak, and Lower Kalskag. Residents of Units 19A and 19B, Unit 18 within the Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from, and including, the Johnson River, and residents of St. Marys, Marshall, Pilot Station, and Russian Mission. Residents of Unit 19C, Lime Village, McGrath, Nikolai, and Telida. Residents of Unit 19D, Lime Village, Sleetmute, and Stony River. Residents of Unit 18 within Kuskokwim River drainage upstream from and including the Johnson River, and residents of Unit 19. Residents of Eek and Quinhagak. Residents of Unit 19. Residents of Unit 19 and Lake Minchumina. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley Hot Springs. Residents of Unit 12 and Dot Lake. Residents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley Hot Springs. Residents of Cantwell, Nenana, and those domiciled between mileposts 216 and 239 of the Parks Highway, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of Unit 20B, Nenana, and Tanana. Residents of Unit 20C living east of the Teklanika River, residents of Cantwell, Lake Minchumina, Manley Hot Springs, Minto, Nenana, Nikolai, Tanana, Telida, and those domiciled between mileposts 216 and 239 of the Parks Highway and between mileposts 300 and 309, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of Units 20D, 20E, 20F, 25, 12 (north of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve), Eureka, Livengood, Manley, and Minto. Residents of Units 20F and 25D and Manley Hot Springs. Residents of Cantwell, Minto, Nenana, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of Minto and Nenana. Residents of Unit 20B, Nenana, and Tanana. Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74806 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1)—Continued Area Species Determination Unit 20C ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 20D ............................................................................ Unit 20E ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Unit 20F ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 20E ............................................................................ Sheep ................................. Unit 20F ............................................................................ Wolf .................................... Unit 20, remainder ............................................................ Wolf .................................... Unit 20D ............................................................................ Unit 21 .............................................................................. Unit 21A ............................................................................ Grouse, (Spruce, Ruffed and Sharp-tailed). Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow). Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 21B and Unit 21C ..................................................... Unit 21D ............................................................................ Unit 21E ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Unit 21A ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Unit 21B and Unit 21C ..................................................... Moose ................................. Unit 21D ............................................................................ Unit 21E, south of a line beginning at the western boundary of Unit 21E near the mouth of Paimiut Slough, extending easterly along the south bank of Paimiut Slough to Upper High Bank, and southeasterly in the direction of Molybdenum Mountain to the juncture of Units 19A, 21A, and 21E. Unit 21E remainder ........................................................... Unit 21 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Moose ................................. Residents of Unit 20C (except that portion within Denali National Park and Preserve and that portion east of the Teklanika River), Cantwell, Manley Hot Springs, Minto, Nenana, those domiciled between mileposts 300 and 309 of the Parks Highway, Nikolai, Tanana, Telida, McKinley Village, and the area along the Parks Highway between mileposts 216 and 239, excluding residents of households of the Denali National Park Headquarters. Residents of Unit 20D and Tanacross. Residents of Unit 20E, Unit 12 north of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve, Circle, Central, Dot Lake, Healy Lake, and Mentasta Lake. Residents of Unit 20F, Manley Hot Springs, Minto, and Stevens Village. Residents of Units 20E, 25B, 25C, 25D, and Dot Lake, Healy Lake, Northway, Tanacross, Tetlin, and Tok. Residents of Unit 20F, Stevens Village, and Manley Hot Springs. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 21 and 23. Residents of Units 21A, 21D, 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, McGrath, and Takotna. Residents of Units 21B, 21C, 21D, and Tanana. Residents of Units 21B, 21C, 21D, and Huslia. Residents of Units 21A, 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, McGrath, and Takotna. Residents of Units 21A, 21E, Takotna, McGrath, Aniak, and Crooked Creek. Residents of Units 21B, 21C, Tanana, Ruby, and Galena. Residents of Units 21D, Huslia, and Ruby. Residents of Unit 21E, Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Kalskag, Lower Kalskag, and Russian Mission. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 22A ............................................................................ 22B ............................................................................ 22C, Unit 22D, and Unit 22E .................................... 22 .............................................................................. 22A ............................................................................ Black Bear .......................... Black Bear .......................... Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 22, remainder ............................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 22 .............................................................................. 22A ............................................................................ 22B, west of the Darby Mountains ........................... 22B, remainder .......................................................... 22C ............................................................................ 22D ............................................................................ Moose ................................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Unit 22E ............................................................................ Musk ox .............................. Unit 22 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 22 .............................................................................. Grouse (Spruce) ................. Unit 20D ............................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Moose ................................. Wolf .................................... Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Residents of Unit 21E and Russian Mission. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Unit 22A and Koyuk. Residents of Unit 22B. No Federal subsistence priority. Residents of Unit 22. Residents of Units 21D west of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, 22 (except residents of St. Lawrence Island), 23, 24, Kotlik, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Chevak, Marshall, Mountain Village, Pilot Station, Pitka’s Point, Russian Mission, St. Marys, Nunam Iqua, and Alakanuk. Residents of Units 21D west of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, 22 (excluding residents of St. Lawrence Island), 23, and 24. Residents of Unit 22. All rural residents. Residents of Units 22B and 22C. Residents of Unit 22B. Residents of Unit 22C. Residents of Units 22B, 22C, 22D, and 22E (excluding St. Lawrence Island). Residents of Unit 22E (excluding Little Diomede Island). Residents of Units 23, 22, 21D north and west of the Yukon River, and Kotlik. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74807 TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1)—Continued Area Species Determination Unit 22 .............................................................................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow). Black Bear .......................... Unit 23 .............................................................................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Unit 23 .............................................................................. Unit 23, south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage. Unit 23, remainder ............................................................ Moose ................................. Musk ox .............................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit 23 .............................................................................. Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed). Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow and White-tailed). Black Bear .......................... Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Unit 23, Alatna, Allakaket, Bettles, Evansville, Galena, Hughes, Huslia, and Koyukuk. Residents of Units 21 and 23. Residents of Units 21D west of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, Galena, 22, 23, 24 including residents of Wiseman but not including other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, and 26A. Residents of Unit 23. Residents of Unit 23 south of Kotzebue Sound and west of and including the Buckland River drainage. Residents of Unit 23 east and north of the Buckland River drainage. Residents of Point Lay and Unit 23 north of the Arctic Circle. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Units 11, 13, Chickaloon, 15, 16, 20D, 22, and 23. Residents of Stevens Village, Unit 24, and Wiseman, but not including any other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Unit 23 .............................................................................. Unit 24, that portion south of Caribou Mountain, and within the public lands composing or immediately adjacent to the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Unit 24, remainder ............................................................ Musk ox .............................. Black Bear .......................... Unit 24, that portion south of Caribou Mountain, and within the public lands composing or immediately adjacent to the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Unit 24, remainder ............................................................ Unit 24 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 24 .............................................................................. Unit 24 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 24 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit 25D ............................................................................ 25D ............................................................................ 25, remainder ............................................................ 25A ............................................................................ 25B and Unit 25C ..................................................... Black Bear .......................... Brown Bear ........................ Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Unit 25D ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Unit 25A ............................................................................ Unit 25B and Unit 25C ..................................................... 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 26 .............................................................................. Brown Bear ........................ Unit 26A and C ................................................................. Unit 26B ............................................................................ Caribou ............................... Caribou ............................... Unit 26 .............................................................................. Moose ................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Brown Bear ........................ Caribou ............................... Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Residents of Unit 24 and Wiseman, but not including any other residents of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Residents of Stevens Village and Unit 24. Residents of Unit 24. Residents of Unit 24, Galena, Kobuk, Koyukuk, Stevens Village, and Tanana. Residents of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and Galena. Residents of Unit 24 residing north of the Arctic Circle, Allakaket, Alatna, Hughes, and Huslia. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 1626. 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, and Eureka, Livengood, Manley, and Minto. 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. Residents of Unit 26 (excluding the Prudhoe BayDeadhorse Industrial Complex), Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Hope, and Unit 24 within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area. Residents of Unit 26 (excluding the Prudhoe BayDeadhorse Industrial Complex), Point Hope, and Anaktuvuk Pass. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74808 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (a)(1)—Continued Area Species Determination Unit 26A ............................................................................ Musk ox .............................. Unit Unit Unit Unit ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ ............................................................................ Musk ox .............................. Musk ox .............................. Sheep ................................. Sheep ................................. Unit 26C ............................................................................ Sheep ................................. Unit 26 .............................................................................. Wolf .................................... Residents of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Barrow, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, and Wainwright. Residents of Anaktuvuk Pass, Nuiqsut, and Kaktovik. Residents of Kaktovik. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Point Hope. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Hope, and Wiseman. Residents of Unit 26, Anaktuvuk Pass, Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon, Point Hope, and Venetie. Residents of Units 6, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 11– 13, Chickaloon, and 16–26. 26B 26C 26A 26B (2) * * * Table 2 to Paragraph (a)(2) * * * (3) * * * * * Table 3 to Paragraph (a)(3) * * * * * Subpart D—Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife 3. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, § ll.26 is revised to read as follows: ■ § ll.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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 (7) Using a firearm other than a shotgun, muzzle-loaded rifle, rifle, or pistol using center-firing cartridges for the taking of ungulates, bear, wolves, or wolverine, except that— (i) An individual in possession of a valid trapping license may use a firearm that shoots rimfire cartridges to take wolves and wolverine; and (ii) Only a muzzle-loading rifle of .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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 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 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 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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; (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 species and the harvest limit set for a hunting season for the same species are separate and distinct. This means that if you have taken a harvest limit for a particular species under a trapping season, you may take additional animals under the harvest limit specified for a hunting season or vice versa. (2) A brown/grizzly bear taken in a Unit or portion of a Unit having a harvest limit of ‘‘one brown/grizzly bear per year’’ counts against a ‘‘one brown/ grizzly bear every four regulatory years’’ harvest limit in other Units. You may not take more than one brown/grizzly bear in a regulatory year. (g) Evidence of sex and identity. (1) If subsistence take of Dall sheep is restricted to a ram, you may not possess or transport a harvested sheep unless both horns accompany the animal. (2) If the subsistence taking of an ungulate, except sheep, is restricted to one sex in the local area, you may not possess or transport the carcass of an animal taken in that area unless sufficient portions of the external sex organs remain attached to indicate conclusively the sex of the animal, except that in Units 1–5 antlers are also considered proof of sex for deer if the antlers are naturally attached to an entire carcass, with or without the viscera; and except in Units 11, 13, 19, 21, and 24, where you may possess either sufficient portions of the external sex organs (still attached to a portion of the carcass) or the head (with or without antlers attached; however, the antler stumps must remain attached) to indicate the sex of the harvested moose. 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. (1) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 74809 October 1 until you remove the meat from the field or process it for human consumption. (2) 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. (3) 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. (4) 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, and 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 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74810 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations and including the Aniak River drainage, and 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 (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. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (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 74811 (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. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(1) 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 4 regulatory years by State registration permit only ........................................................... Deer: Unit 1A—4 antlered deer ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 1B—2 antlered deer ........................................................................................................................................ Unit 1C—4 deer; however, female deer may be taken only 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 spikefork 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 ................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Sep. 1–June 30. Sep. 15–Dec. 31. Mar. 15–May 31. 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). 74812 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(1)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ................................................................. 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. Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. 10–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 Beaver: Unit 1—No limit ................................................................................................................................................ Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limit ................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Marten: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... (2) Unit 2. Unit 2 consists of Prince of Wales Island and all islands west of the center lines of Clarence Strait and Kashevarof Passage, south and east of the center lines of Sumner Strait, and east of the longitude of the westernmost point on Warren Island. (i) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 15. (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] TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(2) Harvest limits 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 Aug. 1–15, 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: No limit. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 30 days of the end of the season. ............................. 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. Nov. Aug. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Mar. 31. 10–Feb. 15. 1–May 15. 1–May 15. Trapping Beaver: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): No limit ................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Nov. 10–May 15. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Dec. 1–Feb. 15. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74813 TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(2)—Continued Harvest limits Open season Lynx: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Marten: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be sealed within 30 days of the end of the season .............................. 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. Nov. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 15–Mar. 31. 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. TABLE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(3) Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a blue or glacier bear ....................................................................... Deer: Unit 3, Mitkof, Woewodski, and Butterworth Islands and that portion of Kupreanof Island on the Lindenberg Peninsula east of the Portage Bay-Duncan Canal Portage—1 buck. Unit 3, remainder—2 bucks .................................................................................................................................... Moose: 1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-inch antlers or 3 or more brow tines on either antler, or antlers with 2 brow tines on both sides by State registration permit only. Coyote: 2 coyotes .......................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver Phases): 2 foxes ................................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): 5 hares per day ............................................................................................................................... Lynx: 2 lynx .................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ............................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine .................................................................................................................................................. Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in possession. ............................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession. ................................................................ Sep. 1–June 30. Oct. 1–Nov. 7. Aug. 1–Nov. 30. Dec. 1–31, season to be announced. Sep. 15–Oct. 15. Sep. Nov. Sep. Dec. Aug. Nov. Aug. Aug. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Feb. 15. 1–May 31. 10–Feb. 15. 1–May 15. 1–May 15. Nov. Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. 10–May 15. 10–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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 north of Unit 3 including Admiralty, PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Baranof, Chichagof, Yakobi, Inian, Lemesurier, and Pleasant Islands. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74814 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (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, 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. TABLE 4 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(4) Harvest limits Open season Hunting Brown Bear: Unit 4, Chichagof Island south and west of a line that follows the crest of the island from Rock Point (58° N lat., 136°21′ W long.) to Rodgers Point (57°35′ N lat., 135°33′ W long.) including Yakobi and other adjacent islands; Baranof Island south and west of a line which follows the crest of the island from Nismeni Point (57°34′ N lat., 135°25′ W long.) to the entrance of Gut Bay (56°44′ N lat. 134°38′ W long.) including the drainages into Gut Bay and including Kruzof and other adjacent islands—1 bear every four regulatory years by State registration permit only. Unit 4, remainder—1 bear every 4 regulatory years by State registration permit only ......................................... Deer: 6 deer; however, female deer may be taken only 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 ............................................................................................................................................................. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Nov. Nov. 10–May 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 1–Feb. 15. 10–Apr. 30. 10–Mar. 1. (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. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (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 74815 an open beaver season, except on National Park Service lands. TABLE 5 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(5) 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 4 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. 1–30. 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. 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. 10–Mar. 1. Trapping Beaver: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit .................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Marten: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... (6) Unit 6. (i) Unit 6 consists of all Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound drainages from the center line of Icy Bay (excluding the Guyot Hills) to Cape Fairfield including Kayak, Hinchinbrook, Montague, and adjacent islands, and Middleton Island, but excluding the Copper River drainage upstream from Miles Glacier, and excluding the Nellie Juan and Kings River drainages: (A) Unit 6A consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages east of Palm Point near Katalla including Kanak, Wingham, and Kayak Islands; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 (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: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 (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 6C for their annual Memorial/Sobriety Day potlatch. (D) A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) who is either blind, 65 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74816 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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. TABLE 6 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(6) Harvest limits Open season 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 ............................................................................................................................................ 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 ................................................................. 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. Nov. 10–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 1–May 15. Aug. 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 ......................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (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 74817 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] TABLE 7 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(7) 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 .................................................................................................................................................... Goat: 1 goat by Federal Drawing permit. Nannies accompanied by kids may not be taken ....................................... 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. Aug. 10–Nov 14. 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. Trapping Beaver: 20 beaver per season ...................................................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit .................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Marten: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... (8) Unit 8. Unit 8 consists of all islands southeast of the centerline of Shelikof Strait including Kodiak, Afognak, Whale, Raspberry, Shuyak, Spruce, Marmot, Sitkalidak, Amook, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. beaver with a firearm in Unit 8 from Nov. 10 through Apr. 30. (ii) [Reserved] E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74818 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 8 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(8) 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 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 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 (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 through 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 through May 31 and in the remainder of Unit 9 from April 1 through 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. PO 00000 Frm 00024 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. (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 through June 30. Permits will be issued to individuals only at the request of a local organization. This 10-moose limit is not cumulative with that permitted for potlatches by the State. (E) For Units 9C and 9E only, a federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) of Units 9C and 9E may designate another federally qualified subsistence user of Units 9C and 9E to take bull caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report and turn over all meat to the recipient. There is no restriction on the number of possession limits the designated hunter may have in his/her possession at any one time. (F) For Unit 9D, a federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (G) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1 through December 31 or May 10 through 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. 74819 (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. TABLE 9 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(9) 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. 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 ............ 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 .......................................................................................................................................................... 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): 10 per day, 20 in possession ................................................................. Trapping Beaver: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. 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–last day of Feb. 74820 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 9 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(9)—Continued Harvest limits Open season No limit .................................................................................................................................................................... 2 beaver per day; only firearms may be used ....................................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Arctic (Blue and White): No limit ........................................................................................................................... Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit .................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Marten: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... (10) Unit 10. (i) Unit 10 consists of the Aleutian Islands, Unimak Island, and the Pribilof Islands. (ii) You may not take any wildlife species for subsistence uses on Otter Island in the Pribilof Islands. (iii) In Unit 10—Unimak Island only, a federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number of recipients but may have no more than four harvest limits in his/her possession at any one time. (iv) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, and 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. Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1 through December 31 or May 10 through 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. TABLE 10 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(10) Harvest limits Open season Hunting Caribou: Unit 10, Unimak Island only—1 bull by Federal registration permit. Federal public lands are closed to the taking of caribou except by residents of False Pass. 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 ....................................................................................... Aug. 1–Sep. 30. 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 Coyote: 2 coyotes .......................................................................................................................................................... Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ................................................................................................................ Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 2 foxes .................................................................................... Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... (11) Unit 11. Unit 11 consists of that area draining into the headwaters of the Copper River south of Suslota Creek and the area drained by all tributaries into the east bank of the Copper River between the confluence of Suslota Creek with the Slana River and Miles Glacier. (i) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black and brown bear between April 15 and June 15. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 (B) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20 through July 31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or Unit 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. PO 00000 Frm 00026 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. (C) For Federally qualified subsistence users living within the Ahtna traditional communities of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta Lake, and Tazlina, a community harvest system for moose is authorized on Federal public lands within Unit 11, subject to a framework to be established by the Federal Subsistence Board. (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder to hunt E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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. 74821 (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. TABLE 11 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(11) 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 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 drainage in Alaska, but excluding the Ladue River drainage. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 (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- PO 00000 Frm 00027 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. inch diameter to trap coyotes or wolves in Unit 12 during April and October. (C) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20 through July 31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 12 for the Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74822 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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. TABLE 12 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(12) 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, that portion within the Nabesna River drainage west of the east bank of the Nabesna River upstream from the southern boundary of Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge—1 antlered bull by joint Federal/State registration permit only. Unit 12, remainder—1 bull ..................................................................................................................................... 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. Aug. 24–28. Sep. 8–20. 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. 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 ......................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (13) Unit 13. (i) Unit 13 consists of that area westerly of the east bank of the Copper River and drained by all tributaries into the west bank of the Copper River from Miles Glacier and including the Slana River drainages north of Suslota Creek; the drainages into the Delta River upstream from Falls Creek and Black Rapids Glacier; the drainages into the Nenana River upstream from the southeastern corner of Denali National Park at Windy; the drainage into the Susitna River upstream from its junction with the Chulitna River; the drainage into the east bank of the Chulitna River upstream to its confluence with Tokositna River; the drainages of the Chulitna River (south of Denali National Park) upstream from its confluence with the Tokositna River; the drainages into the north bank of the Tokositna River upstream to the base of the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River between its confluences with the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers; the drainages into the north and east bank of the Talkeetna River including the Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the eastside drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to the northernmost fork of the Chickaloon River; the drainages into the east bank of the Chickaloon River below the line from lake 4408; the drainages of the Matanuska River above its confluence with the Chickaloon River: (A) Unit 13A consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line beginning at the Chickaloon River bridge at Mile 77.7 on the Glenn Highway, then along the Glenn Highway to its junction with the Richardson Highway, then south along the Richardson Highway to the foot of Simpson Hill at Mile 111.5, then east to the east bank of the Copper River, then northerly along the east bank of the Copper River to its junction with 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 74823 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 through 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 through Sep. 30 or Oct. 21 through Mar. 31 by Federal registration permit for the Hudson Lake Residential Treatment Camp. Additionally, 1 bull moose may be taken Aug. 1 through 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. (C) For Federally qualified subsistence users living within the Ahtna traditional communities of Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta Lake, and Tazlina, a community harvest system for caribou and moose is authorized on Federal public lands within Unit 13, subject to a framework to be established by the Federal Subsistence Board. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74824 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 13 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(13) Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: 3 bears ....................................................................................................................................................... Brown Bear: 1 bear. Bears taken within Denali National Park must be sealed within 5 days of harvest. That portion within Denali National Park will be closed by announcement of the Superintendent after 4 bears have been harvested. Caribou: 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 ................................................................. July 1–June 30. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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: E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74825 TABLE 14 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(14) Harvest limits Open season Hunting Black Bear: Unit 14C—1 bear ....................................................................................................................................... Beaver: Unit 14C—1 beaver per day, 1 in possession ................................................................................................. Coyote: Unit 14C—2 coyotes ........................................................................................................................................ Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): Unit 14C—2 foxes ................................................................... Hare (Snowshoe): Unit 14C—5 hares per day ............................................................................................................. Lynx: Unit 14C—2 lynx .................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: Unit 14C—5 wolves .............................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: Unit 14C—1 wolverine ................................................................................................................................. Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): Unit 14C—5 per day, 10 in possession ......................................................................... Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): Unit 14C—10 per day, 20 in possession ............................................... July 1–June 30. May 15–Oct. 31. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sep. 8–Apr. 30. Dec. 1–Jan. 31. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 1–Mar. 31. Sep. 8–Mar. 31. Sep. 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. TABLE 15 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(15) Harvest limits Open season 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. Caribou: Unit 15B, within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness Area—1 caribou by Federal drawing permit .... Unit 15C, north of the Fox River and east of Windy Lake—1 caribou by Federal drawing permit ....................... Unit 15, remainder .................................................................................................................................................. Goat: 1 goat by Federal drawing permit. Kids or nannies accompanied by kids may not be taken ............................ Moose: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–Nov. 30, to be announced and Apr. 1–June 15, to be announced. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. No open season. Aug. 10–Nov. 14. 74826 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 15 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(15)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ............................................................................................ Sheep: 1 ram with 3⁄4 curl horn or larger by Federal drawing permit ........................................................................... Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Hare (Snowshoe): No limit ............................................................................................................................................ Lynx: 2 lynx .................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: Unit 15, that portion within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge—2 wolves ........................................................... Unit 15, remainder—5 wolves ................................................................................................................................ Wolverine: 1 wolverine .................................................................................................................................................. Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possession ........................................................................................................... Grouse (Ruffed) ............................................................................................................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): Unit 15A and 15B—20 per day, 40 in possession ................................................................................................. Unit 15C—20 per day, 40 in possession ............................................................................................................... Unit 15C—5 per day, 10 in possession ................................................................................................................. No open season. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Oct. 20–Nov. 10. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug 10–Sep. 20. Sep. 1–Apr. 30. 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. 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] TABLE 16 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(16) 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 ............................................................................................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74827 TABLE 16 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(16)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ................................................................. Dec. Aug. Sep. Aug. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. 10–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. 10–Mar. 31. 10–Mar. 31. 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 ......................................................................................................................................................... (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 through 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. 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. Nov. 10–Feb. 28. (C) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 17 from April 15 through May 31. You may not take beaver with a firearm under a trapping license on National Park Service lands. (D) In Unit 17, a snowmachine may be used to assist in the taking of a caribou, and caribou may be shot from a stationary snowmachine. ‘‘Assist in the taking of a caribou’’ means a snowmachine may be used to approach within 300 yards of a caribou at speeds under 15 miles per hour, in a manner that does not involve repeated approaches or that causes a caribou to run. A snowmachine may not be used to contact an animal or to pursue a fleeing caribou. TABLE 17 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(17) 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; or .............................................................................................. 1 antlerless moose by State registration permit; or ............................................................................................... 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 ................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Aug. Sep. Aug. Aug. 1–May 31. 1–May 31. 1–Mar. 31. 1–Mar. 31. Season may be announced between Aug. 1 and Mar. 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 31. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Aug. 25–Sep. 25. Aug. 25–Sep. 25. Up to a 31-day season may be announced between Dec. 1 and the last day of Feb. Aug. 20–Sep. 15. Dec. 1–31. 74828 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 17 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(17)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ....................................................................................... 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. Trapping Beaver: Unit 17—No limit .............................................................................................................................................. Unit 17—2 beaver per day. Only firearms may be used ....................................................................................... Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit ................................................................................................................ Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit .................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Marten: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: 2 muskrats ...................................................................................................................................................... Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... (18) Unit 18. (i) Unit 18 consists of that area draining into the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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. (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. E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74829 TABLE 18 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(18) Harvest limits Open season 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; 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 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 the Eek River drainage and north of the Goodnews River drainage—1 antlered bull by State registration permit. 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 ................................................................................................................ 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 ....................................................................................... July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Aug. 1–Mar. 15. Sep. 1–30. Sep. 1–30. 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. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 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–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–June 10. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. Nov. 10–Mar. 31. 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; (B) Unit 19B consists of the Aniak River drainage upstream from and E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74830 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 2,981foot 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 Units 19A 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. TABLE 19 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(19) 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 from Apr. 1 through 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, Lime Village Management Area—2 bulls by State or Federal registration permit ................................ 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—1 antlered bull by State registration permit available in Sleetmute and Stoney River on July 24. Permits issued on a first come, first served basis (number of permits to be announced annually). 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. 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 ..................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. Aug. 10–Sep. 25. Nov. 20–Mar 31. Sep. 1–5. Sep. 1–20. Sep. 1–20. Sep. 1–20. Jan. 15–Feb. 15. Sep. 1–30. Sep. Dec. Sep. Dec. 1–30. 1–Feb. 28. 1–30. 1–15. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74831 TABLE 19 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(19)—Continued Harvest limits 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): 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 ................................................................. Aug. 10–Apr. 30. Sep. 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 Beaver: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Coyote: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): No limit .................................................................................... Lynx: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Marten: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... (20) Unit 20. (i) Unit 20 consists of the Yukon River drainage upstream from and including the Tozitna River drainage to and including the Hamlin Creek drainage, drainages into the south bank of the Yukon River upstream from and including the Charley River drainage, the Ladue River and Fortymile River drainages, and the Tanana River drainage north of Unit 13 and downstream from the east bank of the Robertson River: (A) Unit 20A consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the south by the Unit 13 boundary, bounded on the east by the west bank of the Delta River, bounded on the north by the north bank of the Tanana River from its confluence with the Delta River downstream to its confluence with the Nenana River, and bounded on the west by the east bank of the Nenana River. (B) Unit 20B consists of drainages into the northern bank of the Tanana River from and including Hot Springs Slough upstream to and including the Banner Creek drainage. (C) Unit 20C consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Nenana River and on the north by the north bank of the Tanana River downstream from the Nenana River. (D) Unit 20D consists of that portion of Unit 20 bounded on the east by the east bank of the Robertson River and on the west by the west bank of the Delta River, and drainages into the north bank of the Tanana River from its confluence with the Robertson River downstream to, but excluding, the Banner Creek drainage. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 (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. PO 00000 Frm 00037 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. (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 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74832 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 TransAlaska Pipeline right of way, then southeasterly along the easterly edge of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline right of way to the Chena River, then along the north bank of the Chena River to the Moose Creek dike, then southerly along the Moose Creek dike to its intersection with the Tanana River, and then westerly along the north bank of the Tanana River to the point of beginning. (iii) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear 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. TABLE 20 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(20) 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—up to 3 caribou, to be announced, by a joint State/Federal registration permit ........................... Unit 20F, north of the Yukon River—1 caribou ...................................................................................................... Unit 20F, east of the Dalton Highway and south of the Yukon River—up to 3 caribou, to be announced, by a joint State/Federal registration permit. 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 .................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 July 1–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. Aug. 10–June 30. Sep. 1–May 31. Fall season between Aug. 1 and Sep. 30, to be announced. Winter season between Oct. 21 and Mar. 31, to be announced. Aug. 10–Mar. 31. Fall season between Aug. 1 and Sep. 30, to be announced. Winter season between Oct. 21 and Mar. 31, to be announced. 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74833 TABLE 20 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(20)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ..................................................................................................................... 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 ................................................................................................ 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 .................................................................................... 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Sep. 15–June 10. Oct. 15–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Mar. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Dec. 15–Feb. 15. Nov. 1–Mar. 15. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. Sep. 20–June 10. Nov. 1–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Feb. 28. 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 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74834 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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°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. (B) The Paradise Controlled Use Area, which consists of that portion of Unit 21 bounded by a line beginning at the old village of Paimiut, then north along the west bank of the Yukon River to Paradise, then northwest to the mouth of Stanstrom Creek on the Bonasila River, then northeast to the mouth of the Anvik River, then along the west bank of the Yukon River to the lower end of Eagle Island (approximately 45 miles north of Grayling), then to the mouth of the Iditarod River, then extending 2 miles easterly down the east bank of the Innoko River to its confluence with Paimiut Slough, then south along the east bank of Paimiut Slough to its mouth, and then to the old village of Paimiut, is closed during moose hunting seasons to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of any moose hunter or part of moose; however, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or part of moose by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the Controlled Use Area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. (iii) In Unit 21D, you may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. Aircraft may not be used in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears; however, this does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to hunt black bear between September 1 and September 25. (B) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take beaver in Unit 21(E) from Nov. 1 through 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. TABLE 21 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(21) 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, Unit 21C, remainder, and Unit 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74835 TABLE 21 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(21)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 Sep. 5–25. A Federal registration permit is required 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 by State registration permit; 1 antlerless moose by Federal permit if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko NWR manager. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. A harvestable surplus of cows will be determined for a quota. 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. Or 1 antlered bull by Federal permit, if there is no Mar. 1–5 season and if authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko NWR manager and BLM Central Yukon field office manager. Unit 21D, that portion south of the south bank of the Yukon River, downstream of the up-river entrance of Kala Slough and west of Kala Creek—1 moose by State registration permit. Antlerless moose may be taken only during Sep. 21–25 season if authorized jointly by the Koyukuk/Nowitna/ Innoko NWR Manager and the BLM Central Yukon Field Office Manager. Antlerless moose may be harvested during any of the winter seasons. Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves is prohibited. Unit 21D, remainder—1 moose by State registration permit. Antlerless moose may be taken only during Sep. 21–25 and the Mar. 1–5 season if authorized jointly by the Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko NWR Manager and the BLM Central Yukon Field Office Manager. 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. Unit 21E—1 moose; however, only bulls may be taken 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 Rivers during the winter season. Beaver: Unit 21E—No limit .................................................................................................................................................. Unit 21, remainder .................................................................................................................................................. Coyote: 10 coyotes ........................................................................................................................................................ Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and Silver Phases): 10 foxes; however, no more than 2 foxes may be taken prior to Oct. 1. Hare (Snowshoe and Tundra): No limit ......................................................................................................................... Lynx: 2 lynx .................................................................................................................................................................... Wolf: 5 wolves ............................................................................................................................................................... Wolverine: 1 wolverine .................................................................................................................................................. Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15 per day, 30 in possession .................................................................. Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20 per day, 40 in possession ................................................................. Apr. 10–15 season to be announced. Aug. 22–31. Sep. 5–25. Mar. 1–31 season may 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 1–June 10. 1–Mar. 31. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–Feb. 28. 1–June 10. 1–Apr. 15. 1–Apr. 30. 1–Mar. 31. (C) Unit 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:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74836 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (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. TABLE 22 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(22) Harvest limits Open season 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 ............................................................................................... 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. 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, Oct. 1–Aug. 31, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 July 1–June 30. No open season. Aug. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–May 31. Aug. 1–Oct. 31. Apr. 1–May 31. 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74837 TABLE 22 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(22)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 by State registration permit. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of moose except by Federally qualified subsistence users. Unit 22D, remainder—1 antlered bull by State registration permit. Federal public lands are closed to the harvest of moose except by Federally qualified subsistence users. 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 .................................................................................................................................................. 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 ................................................................................................ Jan. 1–31. Aug. 1–Jan. 31. Sep. 1–14. Sep. 1–14. Sep. 1–14. Dec. 1–31. Aug. 10–Sep. 14. Season may be announced, Dec. 1–Jan. 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. 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 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 ................................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. 74838 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 22 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(22)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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, 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 through 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 Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. 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. TABLE 23 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(23) 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: 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: Bulls may be harvested ................................................................................................................................... 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 15–Apr. 30. Jul. 1–Jun. 30. Jul. 31–Mar. 31. May be announced. May be announced. May be announced. Aug. 10–Sep. 20. Oct. 1–Apr. 30. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74839 TABLE 23 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(23)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 antlered bull. No person may take a calf. Unit 23, remainder—1 antlered bull ....................................................................................................................... No person may take 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 ................................................................. July 1–Dec. 31. Aug. 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 .............................................................................................................................. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Jan. 31. Nov. 1–June 10. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. Nov. 1–Apr. 30. Nov. 1–Apr. 15. (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, E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74840 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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′ W long., then northerly to the confluences of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65°28.42′ N lat., 157°44.89′ W long., then northeasterly to the confluences of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River (65°57 N lat., 156°41 W long.) at 65°56.66′ N lat., 156°40.81′ W long., then easterly to the confluence of the forks of the Dakli River at 66°02.56′ N lat., 156°12.71′ W long., then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66°00.31′ N lat., 155°18.57′ W long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65°31.87′ N lat., 154°52.18′ W long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65°13.00′ N lat., 156°06.43′ W long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64°49.35′ N lat., 157°21.73′ W long., then westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning. However, this does not apply to transportation of a moose hunter or moose part by aircraft between publicly owned airports in the controlled use area or between a publicly owned airport within the area and points outside the area. All hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the ADF&G-operated check station at Ella’s Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop and report to ADF&G personnel at the check station. (iii) You may hunt brown bear by State registration permit in lieu of a resident tag if you have obtained a State registration permit prior to hunting. You may not use aircraft in any manner for brown bear hunting under the authority of a brown bear State registration permit, including transportation of hunters, bears, or parts of bears. However, this prohibition does not apply to transportation of bear hunters or bear parts by regularly scheduled flights to and between communities by carriers that normally provide scheduled service to this area, nor does it apply to transportation of aircraft to or between publicly owned airports. (iv) Unit-specific regulations: (A) You may use bait to hunt black bear between April 15 and June 30; and in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to hunt black bear Sep. 1–25. (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 Units 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 Units 24A, 24B, or 24C. TABLE 24 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(24) 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 ................................................................................................................................... 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74841 TABLE 24 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(24)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ....................................................................................... 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. Trapping 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 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. 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: E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74842 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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) 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. TABLE 25 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(25) 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—up to 3 caribou, to be announced, by a joint Federal/State registration permit .................................. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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. Fall season between Aug. 1 and Sep. 30, to be announced. Winter season between Oct. 21 and Mar. 31, to be announced. 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. 25–Sep. 25. 1–10. 20–Oct. 7. 25–Oct. 7. 1–10. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74843 TABLE 25 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(25)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ..................................................................................................................... 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 .................................................................................................................................................. 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 ................................................................................................ Sep. 5–Oct. 7. Dec. 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. 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 (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; PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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) 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 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 74844 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (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. TABLE 26 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(26) 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 26C—1 bear .................................................................................................................................................... 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 ................................................................................................................................... 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 July 1–June 30. July 1–June 30. Jan. 1–Dec. 31. Aug. 10–June 30. 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. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 74845 TABLE 26 TO PARAGRAPH (n)(26)—Continued Harvest limits Open season 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 ....................................................................................... 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 ............................................................................................................................................................. Mink and Weasel: No limit ............................................................................................................................................. Muskrat: No limit ............................................................................................................................................................ Otter: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolf: No limit ................................................................................................................................................................. Wolverine: No limit ......................................................................................................................................................... Sue Detwiler, Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wayne Owen, Director Wildlife, Fisheries, Ecology, Watershed, & Subsistence, Alaska Region USDA—Forest Service. [FR Doc. 2020–22733 Filed 11–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15– 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

36 CFR Part 242

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

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[Docket No. FWS-R7-SM-2018-0015; FXRS12610700000-201-FF07J00000; 
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Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska--
2020-21 and 2021-22 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 2020-21 and 2021-22 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 customary and traditional use determinations 
for wildlife.

DATES: This rule is effective November 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The comments received on the proposed rule as well as the 
Board meeting transcripts are available at www.regulations.gov in 
Docket No. FWS-R7-SM-2018-0015. Board meeting transcripts are also 
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: Sue Detwiler, Assistant 
Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management; (907) 786-3888 or 
[email protected]. For questions specific to National Forest System 
lands, contact Wayne Owen, Director Wildlife, Fisheries, Ecology, 
Watershed, & Subsistence, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest 
Service, Alaska Region; (907) 586-7916 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.

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63 FR 35332.......................  June 29, 1998............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 46148.......................  August 28, 1998..........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 1276........................  January 8, 1999..........  Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 35776.......................  July 1, 1999.............  Wildlife.
65 FR 40730.......................  June 30, 2000............  Wildlife.
66 FR 10142.......................  February 13, 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.
83 FR 50758.......................  October 9, 2018..........  Wildlife.
84 FR 39744.......................  August 12, 2019..........  Fish.
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Current Rule

    The Departments published a proposed rule on January 31, 2019 (84 
FR 623), to amend the wildlife sections of subparts C and D of 36 CFR 
part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. The proposed rule opened a comment 
period, which closed on March 27, 2019. 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 51 proposals for 
changes to subparts C and D, 17 wildlife closure reviews, and 1 
deferred proposal from the previous cycle. 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 20-23 and 27, 2020. 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 51 valid proposals, 26 were on the Board's non-consensus 
agenda, and 25 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 17, rejected 7, and took no action on 1. Of the 17 wildlife 
closure reviews, 12 closures were maintained, and 5 closures were 
partially or completely rescinded. The deferred proposal from the 
previous cycle was adopted with modification. 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 
(http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm) or at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-R7-SM-2018-0015. Of the proposals 
on the non-consensus agenda, the Board adopted or adopted with 
modification 17, rejected 7, took no action on 1, and deferred 1.

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

    The Board rejected, took no action, or deferred nine non-consensus 
proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for rejection by one 
or more of the Councils.
    The Board rejected a proposal to close the moose season in Unit 1C. 
No conservation concerns were noted, and this action would have 
detrimental impacts to subsistence users.
    The Board rejected a proposal to lift a restriction on non-
Federally qualified users on the number of deer they may harvest in 
Unit 2. This action was based on the need to provide a priority to 
subsistence users.
    The Board rejected a proposal to reduce the season and harvest 
limits for deer in Unit 2. The Board stated that no

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conservation concerns supported this action and it would have reduced 
opportunity for subsistence users.
    The Board rejected a proposal to restrict hunting and trapping 
within 1 mile of roads or trails and to mark traps with brightly 
colored tape in Unit 7. The Board stated that this action would cause 
confusion and make Federal regulations more restrictive than State 
regulations.
    The Board rejected a proposal to shorten the season and harvest 
limits for snowshoe and tundra hare in Unit 9. The Board rejected this 
action as no evidence of conservation concerns was presented.
    The Board deferred a proposal for wolves and wolverines in Units 
17B and 17C, which would allow the use of snowmachines to position the 
animals for harvest. This deferment will allow more time for data to be 
collected, and the proposal will be addressed again later this year.
    The Board rejected a proposal to rescind the closure on public 
lands to non-Federally qualified users to the take of moose in Unit 
22A. The Board found that, while the moose population is improving, it 
remains low and lifting the closure may result in adverse effects on 
the population. The land manager, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 
stated that they would fund a moose population survey in the coming 
year.
    The Board took no action on a proposal to revise the winter season 
for moose in Unit 22D based on its action on a similar proposal.
    The Board rejected a proposal to rescind the closure on public 
lands to non-Federally qualified users for the take of sheep in Unit 
25A (Arctic Village Sheep Management Area). The Board stated that there 
is still a significant conservation concern and the user group 
conflicts have not yet been resolved.

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 to revise trapping season dates for 
beaver in Units 1-4.
    The Board adopted a proposal to revise the customary and 
traditional use determinations for goats, moose, and black and brown 
bears in Units 1-5 and for elk in Unit 3.
    The Board adopted a proposal to eliminate harvest limits and quotas 
and revise the sealing requirements for wolves (hunting and trapping) 
in Unit 2.
    The Board adopted a proposal to revise the hunt areas, season 
dates, and harvest limits for deer in Unit 3.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the 
customary and traditional use determination and establish a season for 
goats in Units 7 and 15 and for sheep in Unit 15.
    The Board adopted a proposal to revise the season and harvest/
possession limits for ptarmigan in Unit 9.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to conduct a 
subsistence user prioritization and establish a season and harvest 
limit for caribou in Unit 10 (Unimak Island).
    The Board adopted with modification a proposal to revise the hunt 
area, season, and harvest limits for moose in Unit 12.
    The Board adopted a proposal to revise the customary and 
traditional use determinations for sheep in Unit 12.
    The Board adopted a proposal to establish an antlerless moose 
season in Unit 17A.
    The Board adopted a proposal to revise the hunt area for moose in 
Unit 18.
    The Board adopted a proposal to establish a ``may be announced'' 
winter season for mink and weasal in a portion of Unit 18.
    The Board adopted a proposal to revise the seasons and harvest 
limits for caribou in Units 20E, 20F, and 25C.
    The Board adopted a proposal to revise permit requirements and the 
existing ``to be announced'' season for moose in Units 21D, 21D 
remainder, and 22D remainder.
    The Board adopted a proposal to close public lands to non-Federally 
qualified users to the take of moose in Units 22A remainder and 22D 
remainder.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to revise the season 
for caribou in Unit 23.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to eliminate the cow 
moose season in Unit 23.
    The Board adopted with modification deferred proposal WP 18-19 to 
establish a community harvest system for the Ahtna traditional 
communities of Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, 
Gulkana, Mentasta Lake, and Tazlina for moose and caribou.
    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

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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.
64 FR 1276..................  January 8, 1999.............  Final Rule.................  Amended the regulations
                                                                                          to include subsistence
                                                                                          activities occurring
                                                                                          on inland navigable
                                                                                          waters in which the
                                                                                          United States has a
                                                                                          reserved water right
                                                                                          and to identify
                                                                                          specific Federal land
                                                                                          units where reserved
                                                                                          water rights exist.
                                                                                          Extended the Federal
                                                                                          Subsistence Board's
                                                                                          management to all
                                                                                          Federal lands selected
                                                                                          under the Alaska
                                                                                          Native Claims
                                                                                          Settlement Act and the
                                                                                          Alaska Statehood Act
                                                                                          and situated within
                                                                                          the boundaries of a
                                                                                          Conservation System
                                                                                          Unit, National
                                                                                          Recreation Area,
                                                                                          National Conservation
                                                                                          Area, or any new
                                                                                          national forest or
                                                                                          forest addition, until
                                                                                          conveyed to the State
                                                                                          of Alaska or to an
                                                                                          Alaska Native
                                                                                          Corporation. Specified
                                                                                          and clarified the
                                                                                          Secretaries' authority
                                                                                          to determine when
                                                                                          hunting, fishing, or
                                                                                          trapping activities
                                                                                          taking place in Alaska
                                                                                          off the public lands
                                                                                          interfere with the
                                                                                          subsistence priority.
66 FR 31533.................  June 12, 2001...............  Interim Rule...............  Expanded the authority
                                                                                          that the Board may
                                                                                          delegate to agency
                                                                                          field officials and
                                                                                          clarified the
                                                                                          procedures for
                                                                                          enacting emergency or
                                                                                          temporary
                                                                                          restrictions,
                                                                                          closures, or openings.
67 FR 30559.................  May 7, 2002.................  Final Rule.................  Amended the operating
                                                                                          regulations in
                                                                                          response to comments
                                                                                          on the June 12, 2001,
                                                                                          interim rule. Also
                                                                                          corrected some
                                                                                          inadvertent errors and
                                                                                          oversights of previous
                                                                                          rules.
68 FR 7703..................  February 18, 2003...........  Direct Final Rule..........  Clarified how old a
                                                                                          person must be to
                                                                                          receive certain
                                                                                          subsistence use
                                                                                          permits and removed
                                                                                          the requirement that
                                                                                          Regional Councils must
                                                                                          have an odd number of
                                                                                          members.
68 FR 23035.................  April 30, 2003..............  Affirmation of Direct Final  Because no adverse
                                                             Rule.                        comments were received
                                                                                          on the direct final
                                                                                          rule (68 FR 7703,
                                                                                          February 18, 2003),
                                                                                          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, May
                                                                                          7, 2007) that revised
                                                                                          nonrural
                                                                                          determinations until
                                                                                          the Secretarial
                                                                                          program review was
                                                                                          complete or in 5
                                                                                          years, whichever came
                                                                                          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.................  Identified 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 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 (expires July 30, 2020, and in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10, an agency may continue to conduct or 
sponsor this collection of information while the submission is pending 
at OMB). 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.

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Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

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

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
requires preparation of flexibility analyses for rules that will have a 
significant effect on a substantial number of small entities, which 
include small businesses, organizations, or governmental jurisdictions. 
In general, the resources to be harvested under this rule are already 
being harvested and consumed by the local harvester and do not result 
in an additional dollar benefit to the economy. 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 20, 2020, 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 
Sue Detwiler of the Office of Subsistence Management, Alaska Regional 
Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Additional 
assistance was provided by
     Casey Burns, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land 
Management;
     Joshua Ream, 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.

List of Subjects

36 CFR Part 242

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

50 CFR Part 100

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

Regulation Promulgation

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

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

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, the table in 
Sec.  __.24(a)(1) is revised and headings are added to the tables 
following paragraphs (a)(2) and (3) to read as follows:


Sec.  __.24  Customary and traditional use determinations.

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

                       Table 1 to Paragraph (a)(1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Area                    Species           Determination
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unit 1........................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 1........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 1........................  Deer.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 1........................  Goat.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 1........................  Moose............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 2........................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 2........................  Deer.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 3........................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 3........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 3........................  Deer.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 3........................  Elk..............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 3........................  Moose............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 4........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 4........................  Deer.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 4........................  Goat.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 5........................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 5........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 5........................  Deer.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 5........................  Goat.............  Residents of Units 1-
                                                    5.
Unit 5........................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 5........................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit 5A.
Unit 6A.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Yakutat
                                                    and Units 6C and 6D,
                                                    excluding residents
                                                    of Whittier.
Unit 6, remainder.............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 6C
                                                    and 6D, excluding
                                                    residents of
                                                    Whittier.
Unit 6........................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 6A.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6C, Chenega Bay,
                                                    and Tatitlek.
Unit 6C and Unit 6D...........  Goat.............  Residents of Units 6C
                                                    and 6D.
Unit 6A.......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6A, 6B, and 6C.
Unit 6B and Unit 6C...........  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    6A, 6B, and 6C.
Unit 6D.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 6D.
Unit 6A.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units
                                                    5A, 6, 9, 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 6, remainder.............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 7........................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 7........................  Caribou..........  Residents of Cooper
                                                    Landing and Hope.
Unit 7, Brown Mountain hunt     Goat.............  Residents of Port
 area.                                              Graham and Nanwalek.
Unit 7, remainder.............  Goat.............  Residents of Chenega
                                                    Bay, Cooper Landing,
                                                    Hope, Nanwalek,
                                                    Ninilchik, Port
                                                    Graham, Seldovia,
                                                    and Tatilek.
Unit 7........................  Moose............  Residents of Chenega
                                                    Bay, Cooper Landing,
                                                    Hope, and Tatitlek.
Unit 7........................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 7........................  Ruffed Grouse....  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 8........................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Old
                                                    Harbor, Akhiok,
                                                    Larsen Bay, Karluk,
                                                    Ouzinkie, and Port
                                                    Lions.
Unit 8........................  Deer.............  Residents of Unit 8.
Unit 8........................  Elk..............  Residents of Unit 8.
Unit 8........................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 9D.......................  Bison............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 9A and Unit 9B...........  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units
                                                    9A, 9B, 17A, 17B,
                                                    and 17C.
Unit 9A.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Pedro
                                                    Bay.
Unit 9B.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9B.
Unit 9C.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 9C,
                                                    Igiugig, Kakhonak,
                                                    and Levelock.
Unit 9D.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 9D
                                                    and 10 (Unimak
                                                    Island).
Unit 9E.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Chignik,
                                                    Chignik Lagoon,
                                                    Chignik Lake,
                                                    Egegik, Ivanof Bay,
                                                    Perryville, Pilot
                                                    Point, Ugashik, and
                                                    Port Heiden/Meshik.
Unit 9A and Unit 9B...........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    9B, 9C, and 17.
Unit 9C.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    9B, 9C, 17, and
                                                    Egegik.
Unit 9D.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 9D,
                                                    Akutan, and False
                                                    Pass.

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

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Unit 12, that portion within    Moose............  Residents of Units 12
 the Tetlin National Wildlife                       and 13C, Dot Lake,
 Refuge and those lands within                      and Healy Lake.
 the Wrangell-St. Elias
 National Preserve north and
 east of a line formed by the
 Pickerel Lake Winter Trail
 from the Canadian border to
 Pickerel Lake.
Unit 12, that portion east of   Moose............  Residents of Units 12
 the Nabesna River and Nabesna                      and 13C and Healy
 Glacier, and south of the                          Lake.
 Winter Trail running
 southeast from Pickerel Lake
 to the Canadian border.
Unit 12, remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 11
                                                    north of 62nd
                                                    parallel, Units 12
                                                    and 13A-D,
                                                    Chickaloon, Dot
                                                    Lake, and Healy
                                                    Lake.
Unit 12.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 12,
                                                    Chistochina, Dot
                                                    Lake, Healy Lake,
                                                    Mentasta Lake, and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 12.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 13.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 13
                                                    and Slana.
Unit 13B......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road and Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road,
                                                    mileposts 79-110),
                                                    13, 20D (excluding
                                                    residents of Fort
                                                    Greely), and
                                                    Chickaloon.
Unit 13C......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road and Tok
                                                    Cutoff Road,
                                                    mileposts 79-110),
                                                    13, Chickaloon, Dot
                                                    Lake, and Healy
                                                    Lake.
Unit 13A and Unit 13D.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road), 13,
                                                    and Chickaloon.
Unit 13E......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 12 (along the
                                                    Nabesna Road), 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, McKinley
                                                    Village, and the
                                                    area along the Parks
                                                    Highway between
                                                    mileposts 216 and
                                                    239 (excluding
                                                    residents of Denali
                                                    National Park
                                                    headquarters).
Unit 13D......................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 13A and Unit 13D.........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 13B......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 13
                                                    and 20D (excluding
                                                    residents of Fort
                                                    Greely) and
                                                    Chickaloon and
                                                    Slana.
Unit 13C......................  Moose............  Residents of Units 12
                                                    and 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    Healy Lake, Dot
                                                    Lake, and Slana.
Unit 13E......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 13,
                                                    Chickaloon, McKinley
                                                    Village, Slana, and
                                                    the area along the
                                                    Parks Highway
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239
                                                    (excluding residents
                                                    of Denali National
                                                    Park headquarters).
Unit 13D......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 13.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 13.......................  Grouse (Spruce,    Residents of Units
                                 Blue, Ruffed       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 Sharp-tailed).     15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.
Unit 13.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.
Unit 14C......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14.......................  Goat.............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14.......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 14A and Unit 14C.........  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 15A and Unit 15B.........  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik.
Unit 15C......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik, Port
                                                    Graham, and
                                                    Nanwalek.
Unit 15.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik.
Unit 15B and Unit 15C.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Cooper
                                                    Landing, Hope,
                                                    Nanwalek, Ninilchik,
                                                    Port Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15.......................  Goat.............  Residents of Cooper
                                                    Landing, Hope,
                                                    Nanwalek, Ninilchik,
                                                    Port Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15A and Unit 15B.........  Moose............  Residents of Cooper
                                                    Landing, Ninilchik,
                                                    Nanwalek, Port
                                                    Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15C......................  Moose............  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik, Nanwalek,
                                                    Port Graham, and
                                                    Seldovia.
Unit 15.......................  Sheep............  Residents of
                                                    Ninilchik.
Unit 15.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Unit 15.
                                 Willow and White-
                                 tailed).
Unit 15.......................  Grouse (Spruce)..  Residents of Unit 15.
Unit 15.......................  Grouse (Ruffed)..  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16B......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    16B.
Unit 16.......................  Brown Bear.......  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16A......................  Moose............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 16B......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    16B.
Unit 16.......................  Sheep............  No Federal
                                                    subsistence
                                                    priority.

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Unit 16.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 16.......................  Grouse (Spruce     Residents of Units
                                 and Ruffed).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.
Unit 16.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22 and
                                                    23.
Unit 17A and that portion of    Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 9A
 17B draining into Nuyakuk                          and B, 17, Akiak,
 Lake and Tikchik Lake.                             and Akiachak.
Unit 17, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Units 9A
                                                    and B, and 17.
Unit 17A, those portions north  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 17,
 and west of a line beginning                       Akiak, Akiachak,
 from the Unit 18 boundary at                       Goodnews Bay,
 the northwestern end of                            Kwethluk, and
 Nenevok Lake, to the southern                      Platinum.
 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 17,
 draining into Nuyakuk Lake                         Akiak and Akiachak.
 and Tikchik Lake.
Unit 17B, remainder, and Unit   Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 17.
 17C.
Unit 17A, that portion west of  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
 the Izavieknik River, Upper                        9B, 17, Eek,
 Togiak Lake, Togiak Lake, and                      Goodnews Bay, Lime
 the main course of the Togiak                      Village, Napakiak,
 River.                                             Platinum, Quinhagak,
                                                    Stony River, and
                                                    Tuntutuliak.
Unit 17A, that portion north    Caribou..........  Residents of Units
 of Togiak Lake that includes                       9B, 17, Akiak,
 Izavieknik River drainages.                        Akiachak, Lime
                                                    Village, Stony
                                                    River, and Tuluksak.
Units 17A and 17B, those        Caribou..........  Residents of Units
 portions north and west of a                       9B, 17, Kwethluk,
 line beginning from the Unit                       Lime Village, and
 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 north  Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
 and west of a line beginning                       Goodnews Bay,
 from the Unit 18 boundary at                       Kwethluk, and
 the northwestern end of                            Platinum.
 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 and northeast towards
 the northern point of Nuyakuk
 Lake to the Unit 17A boundary.
Unit 17A, that portion north    Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
 of Togiak Lake that includes                       Akiak, Akiachak,
 Izavieknik River drainages.                        Goodnews Bay, and
                                                    Platinum.
Unit 17A, remainder...........  Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
                                                    Goodnews Bay and
                                                    Platinum.
Units 17B, beginning at the     Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
 Unit 17B boundary, those                           Akiak, Akiachak,
 portions north and west of a                       Goodnews Bay,
 line running from the                              Levelock, Nondalton,
 southern point of upper                            and Platinum.
 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 17B, that portion within   Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
 the Togiak National Wildlife                       Akiak, Akiachak,
 Refuge.                                            Goodnews Baym,
                                                    Levelock, Nondalton,
                                                    and Platinum.
Unit 17B, remainder and Unit    Moose............  Residents of Unit 17,
 17C.                                               Nondalton, Levelock,
                                                    Goodnews Bay, and
                                                    Platinum.
Unit 17.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 17.......................  Beaver...........  Residents of Units
                                                    9A, 9B, 9C, 9E, and
                                                    17.
Unit 18.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 18,
                                                    Unit 19A living
                                                    downstream of the
                                                    Holokuk River, Holy
                                                    Cross, Stebbins, St.
                                                    Michael, Twin Hills,
                                                    and Togiak.
Unit 18.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of
                                                    Akiachak, Akiak,
                                                    Eek, Goodnews Bay,
                                                    Kwethluk, Mountain
                                                    Village, Napaskiak,
                                                    Platinum, Quinhagak,
                                                    St. Marys, and
                                                    Tuluksak.

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

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Unit 20C......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 20C
                                                    (except that portion
                                                    within Denali
                                                    National Park and
                                                    Preserve and that
                                                    portion east of the
                                                    Teklanika River),
                                                    Cantwell, Manley Hot
                                                    Springs, Minto,
                                                    Nenana, those
                                                    domiciled between
                                                    mileposts 300 and
                                                    309 of the Parks
                                                    Highway, Nikolai,
                                                    Tanana, Telida,
                                                    McKinley Village,
                                                    and the area along
                                                    the Parks Highway
                                                    between mileposts
                                                    216 and 239,
                                                    excluding residents
                                                    of households of the
                                                    Denali National Park
                                                    Headquarters.
Unit 20D......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 20D
                                                    and Tanacross.
Unit 20E......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20E, Unit 12 north
                                                    of the Wrangell-St.
                                                    Elias National
                                                    Preserve, Circle,
                                                    Central, Dot Lake,
                                                    Healy Lake, and
                                                    Mentasta Lake.
Unit 20F......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Manley Hot
                                                    Springs, Minto, and
                                                    Stevens Village.
Unit 20E......................  Sheep............  Residents of Units
                                                    20E, 25B, 25C, 25D,
                                                    and Dot Lake, Healy
                                                    Lake, Northway,
                                                    Tanacross, Tetlin,
                                                    and Tok.
Unit 20F......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Unit
                                                    20F, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Manley
                                                    Hot Springs.
Unit 20, remainder............  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 20D......................  Grouse, (Spruce,   Residents of Units
                                 Ruffed and Sharp-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 20D......................  Ptarmigan (Rock    Residents of Units
                                 and Willow).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 21.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 21
                                                    and 23.
Unit 21A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21D, 21E,
                                                    Aniak, Chuathbaluk,
                                                    Crooked Creek,
                                                    McGrath, and
                                                    Takotna.
Unit 21B and Unit 21C.........  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, 21D, and
                                                    Tanana.
Unit 21D......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, 21D, and
                                                    Huslia.
Unit 21E......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21E, Aniak,
                                                    Chuathbaluk, Crooked
                                                    Creek, McGrath, and
                                                    Takotna.
Unit 21A......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21A, 21E, Takotna,
                                                    McGrath, Aniak, and
                                                    Crooked Creek.
Unit 21B and Unit 21C.........  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21B, 21C, Tanana,
                                                    Ruby, and Galena.
Unit 21D......................  Moose............  Residents of Units
                                                    21D, Huslia, and
                                                    Ruby.
Unit 21E, south of a line       Moose............  Residents of Unit
 beginning at the western                           21E, Aniak,
 boundary of Unit 21E near the                      Chuathbaluk,
 mouth of Paimiut Slough,                           Kalskag, Lower
 extending easterly along the                       Kalskag, and Russian
 south bank of Paimiut Slough                       Mission.
 to Upper High Bank, and
 southeasterly in the
 direction of Molybdenum
 Mountain to the juncture of
 Units 19A, 21A, and 21E.
Unit 21E remainder............  Moose............  Residents of Unit 21E
                                                    and Russian Mission.
Unit 21.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 22A......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 22A
                                                    and Koyuk.
Unit 22B......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit
                                                    22B.
Unit 22C, Unit 22D, and Unit    Black Bear.......  No Federal
 22E.                                               subsistence
                                                    priority.
Unit 22.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 22.
Unit 22A......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21D west of the
                                                    Koyukuk and Yukon
                                                    Rivers, 22 (except
                                                    residents of St.
                                                    Lawrence Island),
                                                    23, 24, Kotlik,
                                                    Emmonak, Hooper Bay,
                                                    Scammon Bay, Chevak,
                                                    Marshall, Mountain
                                                    Village, Pilot
                                                    Station, Pitka's
                                                    Point, Russian
                                                    Mission, St. Marys,
                                                    Nunam Iqua, and
                                                    Alakanuk.
Unit 22, remainder............  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21D west of the
                                                    Koyukuk and Yukon
                                                    Rivers, 22
                                                    (excluding residents
                                                    of St. Lawrence
                                                    Island), 23, and 24.
Unit 22.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 22.
Unit 22A......................  Musk ox..........  All rural residents.
Unit 22B, west of the Darby     Musk ox..........  Residents of Units
 Mountains.                                         22B and 22C.
Unit 22B, remainder...........  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    22B.
Unit 22C......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit
                                                    22C.
Unit 22D......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Units
                                                    22B, 22C, 22D, and
                                                    22E (excluding St.
                                                    Lawrence Island).
Unit 22E......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 22E
                                                    (excluding Little
                                                    Diomede Island).
Unit 22.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units
                                                    23, 22, 21D north
                                                    and west of the
                                                    Yukon River, and
                                                    Kotlik.
Unit 22.......................  Grouse (Spruce)..  Residents of Units
                                                    11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.

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Unit 22.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock    Residents of Units
                                 and Willow).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 23.......................  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 23,
                                                    Alatna, Allakaket,
                                                    Bettles, Evansville,
                                                    Galena, Hughes,
                                                    Huslia, and Koyukuk.
Unit 23.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Units 21
                                                    and 23.
Unit 23.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Units
                                                    21D west of the
                                                    Koyukuk and Yukon
                                                    Rivers, Galena, 22,
                                                    23, 24 including
                                                    residents of Wiseman
                                                    but not including
                                                    other residents of
                                                    the Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area, and 26A.
Unit 23.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 23.
Unit 23, south of Kotzebue      Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 23
 Sound and west of and                              south of Kotzebue
 including the Buckland River                       Sound and west of
 drainage.                                          and including the
                                                    Buckland River
                                                    drainage.
Unit 23, remainder............  Musk ox..........  Residents of Unit 23
                                                    east and north of
                                                    the Buckland River
                                                    drainage.
Unit 23.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Point
                                                    Lay and Unit 23
                                                    north of the Arctic
                                                    Circle.
Unit 23.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
Unit 23.......................  Grouse (Spruce     Residents of Units
                                 and Ruffed).       11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                                    15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 23.......................  Ptarmigan (Rock,   Residents of Units
                                 Willow and White-  11, 13, Chickaloon,
                                 tailed).           15, 16, 20D, 22, and
                                                    23.
Unit 24, that portion south of  Black Bear.......  Residents of Stevens
 Caribou Mountain, and within                       Village, Unit 24,
 the public lands composing or                      and Wiseman, but not
 immediately adjacent to the                        including any other
 Dalton Highway Corridor                            residents of the
 Management Area.                                   Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area.
Unit 24, remainder............  Black Bear.......  Residents of Unit 24
                                                    and Wiseman, but not
                                                    including any other
                                                    residents of the
                                                    Dalton Highway
                                                    Corridor Management
                                                    Area.
Unit 24, that portion south of  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Stevens
 Caribou Mountain, and within                       Village and Unit 24.
 the public lands composing or
 immediately adjacent to the
 Dalton Highway Corridor
 Management Area.
Unit 24, remainder............  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 24.
Unit 24.......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 24,
                                                    Galena, Kobuk,
                                                    Koyukuk, Stevens
                                                    Village, and Tanana.
Unit 24.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 24,
                                                    Koyukuk, and Galena.
Unit 24.......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 24
                                                    residing north of
                                                    the Arctic Circle,
                                                    Allakaket, Alatna,
                                                    Hughes, and Huslia.
Unit 24.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and
                                                    1626.
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, and
                                                    Eureka, Livengood,
                                                    Manley, and Minto.
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.
Unit 26.......................  Brown Bear.......  Residents of Unit 26
                                                    (excluding the
                                                    Prudhoe Bay-
                                                    Deadhorse Industrial
                                                    Complex), Anaktuvuk
                                                    Pass, and Point
                                                    Hope.
Unit 26A and C................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass, and
                                                    Point Hope.
Unit 26B......................  Caribou..........  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Point Hope, and Unit
                                                    24 within the Dalton
                                                    Highway Corridor
                                                    Management Area.
Unit 26.......................  Moose............  Residents of Unit 26
                                                    (excluding the
                                                    Prudhoe Bay-
                                                    Deadhorse Industrial
                                                    Complex), Point
                                                    Hope, and Anaktuvuk
                                                    Pass.

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Unit 26A......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Atqasuk, Barrow,
                                                    Nuiqsut, Point Hope,
                                                    Point Lay, and
                                                    Wainwright.
Unit 26B......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Nuiqsut, and
                                                    Kaktovik.
Unit 26C......................  Musk ox..........  Residents of
                                                    Kaktovik.
Unit 26A......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass, and
                                                    Point Hope.
Unit 26B......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Point Hope, and
                                                    Wiseman.
Unit 26C......................  Sheep............  Residents of Unit 26,
                                                    Anaktuvuk Pass,
                                                    Arctic Village,
                                                    Chalkyitsik, Fort
                                                    Yukon, Point Hope,
                                                    and Venetie.
Unit 26.......................  Wolf.............  Residents of Units 6,
                                                    9, 10 (Unimak Island
                                                    only), 11-13,
                                                    Chickaloon, and 16-
                                                    26.
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    (2) * * *

Table 2 to Paragraph (a)(2)

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    (3) * * *

Table 3 to Paragraph (a)(3)

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Subpart D--Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife

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


Sec.  __.26  Subsistence taking of wildlife.

    (a) 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 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 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

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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 
in Units 11, 13, 19, 21, and 24, where you may possess either 
sufficient portions of the external sex organs (still attached to a 
portion of the carcass) or the head (with or without antlers attached; 
however, the antler stumps must remain attached) to indicate the sex of 
the harvested moose. However, this paragraph (g)(2) does not apply to 
the carcass of an ungulate that has been butchered and placed in 
storage or otherwise prepared for consumption upon arrival at the 
location where it is to be consumed.
    (3) If a moose harvest limit requires an antlered bull, an antler 
size, or configuration restriction, you may not possess or transport 
the moose carcass or its parts unless both antlers accompany the 
carcass or its parts. If you possess a set of antlers with less than 
the required number of brow tines on one antler, you must leave the 
antlers naturally attached to the unbroken, uncut skull plate; however, 
this paragraph (g)(3) does not apply to a moose carcass or its parts 
that have been butchered and placed in storage or otherwise prepared 
for consumption after arrival at the place where it is to be stored or 
consumed.
    (h) Removing harvest from the field. (1) 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.
    (2) 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.
    (3) 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.
    (4) 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, and 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

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and including the Aniak River drainage, and 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 
chief's or president's designee for the village in which the religious/
cultural ceremony will be held, or a federally qualified subsistence 
user outside of a village or tribal-organized ceremony, must notify the 
nearest Federal land manager that a wildlife harvest will take place. 
The notification must include the species, harvest location, and number 
of animals expected to be taken.
    (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, 
village or tribal council president or designee, or other federally 
qualified subsistence user must create a list of the successful hunters 
and maintain these records, including the name of the decedent for whom 
the ceremony will be held. If requested, this information must be 
available to an authorized representative of the Federal land manager.
    (iii) The tribal chief, village or tribal council president or 
designee, or other federally qualified subsistence user outside of the 
village in which the religious/cultural ceremony will be held must 
report to the Federal land manager the harvest location, species, sex, 
and number of animals taken as soon as practicable, but not more than 
15 days after the wildlife is taken.
    (4) In Units 20F, 21, 24, and 25 (for Koyukon/Gwich'in potlatch 
ceremonies only):
    (i) Taking wildlife outside of established season and harvest 
limits is authorized if it is for food for the traditional Koyukon/
Gwich'in Potlatch Funerary or Mortuary ceremony and if it is consistent 
with conservation of healthy populations.
    (ii) Immediately after the wildlife is taken, the tribal chief, 
village or tribal council president, or the chief's or president's 
designee for the village in which the religious ceremony will be held 
must create a list of the successful hunters and maintain these 
records. The list must be made available, after the harvest is 
completed, to a Federal land manager upon request.
    (iii) As soon as practical, but not more than 15 days after the 
harvest, the tribal chief, village council president, or designee must 
notify the Federal land manager about the harvest location, species, 
sex, and number of animals taken.
    (n) Unit regulations. You may take for subsistence unclassified 
wildlife, all squirrel species and marmots in all Units, without 
harvest limits, for the period of July 1-June 30. Unit-specific 
restrictions or allowances for subsistence taking of wildlife are 
identified at paragraphs (n)(1) through (26) of this section.
    (1) Unit 1. Unit 1 consists of all mainland drainages from Dixon 
Entrance to Cape Fairweather, and those islands east of the center line 
of Clarence Strait from Dixon Entrance to Caamano Point, and all 
islands in Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Taku Inlet:
    (i) Unit 1A consists of all drainages south of the latitude of 
Lemesurier Point including all drainages into Behm Canal, excluding all 
drainages of Ernest Sound.
    (ii) Unit 1B consists of all drainages between the latitude of 
Lemesurier Point and the latitude of Cape Fanshaw including all 
drainages of Ernest Sound and Farragut Bay, and including the islands 
east of the center lines of Frederick Sound, Dry Strait (between 
Sergief and Kadin Islands), Eastern Passage, Blake Channel (excluding 
Blake Island), Ernest Sound, and Seward Passage.
    (iii) Unit 1C consists of that portion of Unit 1 draining into 
Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal north of Cape Fanshaw and south of the 
latitude of Eldred Rock including Berners Bay, Sullivan Island, and all 
mainland portions north of Chichagof Island and south of the latitude 
of Eldred Rock, excluding drainages into Farragut Bay.

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    (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.

                       Table 1 to Paragraph (n)(1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a    Sep. 1-June 30.
 blue or glacier bear.
Brown Bear: 1 bear every 4 regulatory years by    Sep. 15-Dec. 31.
 State registration permit only.                  Mar. 15-May 31.
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 may be  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     taken only Sep. 15-Dec. 31.
Goat:
    Unit 1A, Revillagigedo Island only..........  No open season.
    Unit 1B, that portion north of LeConte Bay--  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     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      No open season.
     Cleveland Peninsula south of the divide
     between Yes Bay and Santa Anna Inlet.
    Unit 1A and Unit 1B, remainder--2 goats; a    Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
     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      Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
     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  No open season.
     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 the      Sep. 15-Nov. 30.
     Katzehin River and northeast of the Haines
     highway--1 goat by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 1D, that portion lying between Taiya     No open season.
     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-fork or   Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
     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   Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
     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    Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
     Berners Bay--1 bull by State registration
     permit only.
    Unit 1C, Berners Bay--1 bull by drawing       Sep.15-Oct. 15 (will
     permit.                                       be announced).

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    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 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:
    Units 1A and 1B, south of Bradfield Canal     Aug. 1-May 31.
     and the east fork of the Bradfield River--5
     wolves.
    Units 1B, remainder, 1C, and 1D--5 wolves...  Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10  Aug. 1-May 15.
 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: Unit 1--No limit........................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit................................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver      Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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]

                       Table 2 to Paragraph (n)(2)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a    Sep. 1-June 30.
 blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    5 deer; however, no more than one may be a    July 24-Jan. 31.
     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 Aug. 1-15, 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 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: No limit. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
 sealed within 30 days of the end of the season..
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10 in      Aug. 1-May 15.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit................................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit................................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver      Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Phases): No limit.

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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. Any wolf taken in Unit 2 must be  Nov. 15-Mar. 31.
 sealed within 30 days of the end of the season.
Wolverine: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (3) Unit 3. (i) Unit 3 consists of all islands west of Unit 1B, 
north of Unit 2, south of the center line of Frederick Sound, and east 
of the center line of Chatham Strait including Coronation, Kuiu, 
Kupreanof, Mitkof, Zarembo, Kashevaroff, Woronkofski, Etolin, Wrangell, 
and Deer Islands.
    (ii) In the following areas, the taking of wildlife for subsistence 
uses is prohibited or restricted on public lands:
    (A) In the Petersburg vicinity, you may not take ungulates, bear, 
wolves, and wolverine along a strip one-fourth mile wide on each side 
of the Mitkof Highway from Milepost 0 to Crystal Lake campground;
    (B) You may not take black bears in the Petersburg Creek drainage 
on Kupreanof Island; 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.

                       Table 3 to Paragraph (n)(3)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a    Sep. 1-June 30.
 blue or glacier bear.
Deer:
    Unit 3, Mitkof, Woewodski, and Butterworth    Oct. 1-Nov. 7.
     Islands and that portion of Kupreanof
     Island on the Lindenberg Peninsula east of
     the Portage Bay-Duncan Canal Portage--1
     buck.
    Unit 3, remainder--2 bucks..................  Aug. 1-Nov. 30.
                                                  Dec. 1-31, season to
                                                   be announced.
Moose: 1 antlered bull with spike-fork or 50-     Sep. 15-Oct. 15.
 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 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-May 31.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..........................  Nov. 10-Feb. 15.
Grouse (Spruce, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10  Aug. 1-May 15.
 in possession..
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 40 in possession..
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver:
    Unit 3, Mitkof Island--No limit.............  Nov. 10-May 15.
    Unit 3, except Mitkof Island--No limit......  Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit................................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver      Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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.

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    (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.

                       Table 4 to Paragraph (n)(4)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brown Bear:
    Unit 4, Chichagof Island south and west of a  Sep. 15-Dec. 31.
     line that follows the crest of the island    Mar. 15-May 31.
     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 regulatory  Sep. 15-Dec. 31.
     years by State registration permit only.     Mar. 15-May 20.
Deer: 6 deer; however, female deer may be taken   Aug. 1-Jan. 31.
 only Sep. 15-Jan. 31.
Goat: 1 goat by State registration permit only..  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
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, Blue, and Ruffed): 5 per day, 10  Aug. 1-May 15.
 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit................................  Nov. 10-May 15.
Coyote: No limit................................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black, and Silver      Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
 Phases): No limit.
Lynx: No limit..................................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Marten: No limit................................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Mink and Weasel: No limit.......................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Muskrat: No limit...............................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Otter: No limit.................................  Dec. 1-Feb. 15.
Wolf: No limit..................................  Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (5) Unit 5. (i) Unit 5 consists of all Gulf of Alaska drainages and 
islands between Cape Fairweather and the center line of Icy Bay, 
including the Guyot Hills:
    (A) Unit 5A consists of all drainages east of Yakutat Bay, 
Disenchantment Bay, and the eastern edge of Hubbard Glacier, and 
includes the islands of Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays; 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.

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    (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.

                       Table 5 to Paragraph (n)(5)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 2 bears, no more than one may be a    Sep. 1-June 30.
 blue or glacier bear.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by Federal registration        Sep. 1-May 31.
 permit only.
Deer:
    Unit 5A--1 buck.............................  Nov. 1-30.
    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 4 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 the    Oct. 8-Nov. 15.
     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    Sep. 16-Nov. 15.
     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      Sep. 1-Dec. 15.
 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 in      Aug. 1-May 15.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 1-May 15.
 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.
Wolverine: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Mar. 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (6) Unit 6. (i) Unit 6 consists of all Gulf of Alaska and Prince 
William Sound drainages from the center line of Icy Bay (excluding the 
Guyot Hills) to Cape Fairfield including Kayak, Hinchinbrook, Montague, 
and adjacent islands, and Middleton Island, but excluding the Copper 
River drainage upstream from Miles Glacier, and excluding the Nellie 
Juan and Kings River drainages:
    (A) Unit 6A consists of Gulf of Alaska drainages east of Palm Point 
near Katalla including Kanak, Wingham, and Kayak Islands;
    (B) Unit 6B consists of Gulf of Alaska and Copper River Basin 
drainages west of Palm Point near Katalla, east of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and east of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point;
    (C) Unit 6C consists of drainages west of the west bank of the 
Copper River, and west of a line from Flag Point to Cottonwood Point, 
and drainages east of the east bank of Rude River and drainages into 
the eastern shore of Nelson Bay and Orca Inlet; 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 6C for their annual Memorial/Sobriety Day potlatch.
    (D) A federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) who is 
either blind, 65

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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.

                       Table 6 to Paragraph (n)(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 registration   Aug. 20-Jan. 31.
     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 permit     Sep. 1-Dec. 31.
     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.
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 possession....  Aug. 1-May 15.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 1-May 15.
 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit................................  Dec. 1-Apr. 30.
Coyote:
    Unit 6C, south of the Copper River Highway    Nov. 10-Apr. 30.
     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]

                       Table 7 to Paragraph (n)(7)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears.............................  July 1-June 30.
Caribou:
    Unit 7, north of the Sterling Highway and     Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     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.
Goat: 1 goat by Federal Drawing permit. Nannies   Aug. 10-Nov 14.
 accompanied by kids may not be taken.
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 possession...  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Ruffed).................................  No open season.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 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.
Wolf: No limit..................................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Wolverine: No limit.............................  Nov. 10-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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 through Apr. 30.
    (ii) [Reserved]

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                       Table 8 to Paragraph (n)(8)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 in    Apr. 1-May 15.
 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 Oct. 1-Jan.
 31.
Elk: Kodiak, Ban, Uganik, and Afognak Islands--1  Sep. 15-Nov. 30.
 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): 20    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 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 through 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 through May 31 and in the remainder of 
Unit 9 from April 1 through 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 through June 30. Permits will be issued to individuals only 
at the request of a local organization. This 10-moose limit is not 
cumulative with that permitted for potlatches by the State.
    (E) For Units 9C and 9E only, a federally qualified subsistence 
user (recipient) of Units 9C and 9E may designate another federally 
qualified subsistence user of Units 9C and 9E to take bull caribou on 
his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a community 
operating under a community harvest system. The designated hunter must 
obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a completed harvest 
report and turn over all meat to the recipient. There is no restriction 
on the number of possession limits the designated hunter may have in 
his/her possession at any one time.
    (F) For Unit 9D, a federally qualified subsistence user (recipient) 
may designate another federally qualified subsistence user to take 
caribou on his or her behalf unless the recipient is a member of a 
community operating under a community harvest system. The designated 
hunter must obtain a designated hunter permit and must return a 
completed harvest report. The designated hunter may hunt for any number 
of recipients but may have no more than four harvest limits in his/her 
possession at any one time.

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    (G) The communities of False Pass, King Cove, Cold Bay, Sand Point, 
and Nelson Lagoon annually may each take, from October 1 through 
December 31 or May 10 through 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.

                       Table 9 to Paragraph (n)(9)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 registration      Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     permit.
    Unit 9B--2 caribou by State registration      Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     permit.
    Unit 9C, that portion within the Alagnak      Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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.
    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 registration  Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     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 \3/   Jan. 1-Apr. 1.
     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  Aug. 10-Oct. 10.
     larger horn by Federal registration permit
     only.
    Unit 9, remainder--1 ram with \7/8\ curl or   Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     larger horn.
Moose:
    Unit 9A--1 bull by State registration permit  Sep. 1-15.
    Unit 9B--1 bull by State registration permit  Sep. 1-20.
                                                  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 may be  Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
     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.
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 possession...  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 10    Aug. 10-last day of
 per day, 20 in possession.                        Feb.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver:

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    No limit....................................  Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
    2 beaver per day; only firearms may be used.  Apr. 15-May 31.
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 through 
December 31 or May 10 through 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.

                      Table 10 to Paragraph (n)(10)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Caribou:                                          ......................
    Unit 10, Unimak Island only--1 bull by        Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     Federal registration permit. Federal public
     lands are closed to the taking of caribou
     except by residents of False Pass.
    Unit 10, remainder--No limit................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: 2 coyotes...............................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit....  July 1-June 30.
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 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coyote: 2 coyotes...............................  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit....  July 1-June 30.
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 through July 
31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 
Unit 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.
    (C) For Federally qualified subsistence users living within the 
Ahtna traditional communities of Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, 
Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta Lake, and Tazlina, a community harvest system 
for moose is authorized on Federal public lands within Unit 11, subject 
to a framework to be established by the Federal Subsistence Board.
    (ii) A joint permit may be issued to a pair of a minor and an elder 
to hunt

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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.

                      Table 11 to Paragraph (n)(11)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 only   Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
     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-    Aug. 25-Dec. 31.
     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.    Aug. 10-Dec. 31.
     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 east  Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     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     Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     line running along the north bank of the     Nov. 20-Jan. 20.
     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): 15     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 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.
    (C) One moose without calf may be taken from June 20 through July 
31 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Unit 11 or 
12 for the Batzulnetas Culture Camp. Two hunters

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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.

                      Table 12 to Paragraph (n)(12)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 Wrangell-    No open season.
     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     Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     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 taken    Winter season to be
     by a Federal registration permit during a     announced.
     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  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
    Unit 12, that portion within Wrangell-St.     Aug. 1-Oct. 20.
     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 lands     Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
     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     Aug. 24-Sep. 30.
     River and Nabesna Glacier, and south of the
     Winter Trail running southeast from
     Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border--1
     antlered bull.
    Unit 12, that portion within the Nabesna      Aug. 20-Sep. 20.
     River drainage west of the east bank of the
     Nabesna River upstream from the southern
     boundary of Tetlin National Wildlife
     Refuge--1 antlered bull by joint Federal/
     State registration permit only.
    Unit 12, remainder--1 bull..................  Aug. 24-28.
                                                  Sep. 8-20.
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): 15     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 40 in possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit. Hide or meat must be salvaged.  Sep. 15-Jun 10.
 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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    (13) Unit 13. (i) Unit 13 consists of that area westerly of the 
east bank of the Copper River and drained by all tributaries into the 
west bank of the Copper River from Miles Glacier and including the 
Slana River drainages north of Suslota Creek; the drainages into the 
Delta River upstream from Falls Creek and Black Rapids Glacier; the 
drainages into the Nenana River upstream from the southeastern corner 
of Denali National Park at Windy; the drainage into the Susitna River 
upstream from its junction with the Chulitna River; the drainage into 
the east bank of the Chulitna River upstream to its confluence with 
Tokositna River; the drainages of the Chulitna River (south of Denali 
National Park) upstream from its confluence with the Tokositna River; 
the drainages into the north bank of the Tokositna River upstream to 
the base of the Tokositna Glacier; the drainages into the Tokositna 
Glacier; the drainages into the east bank of the Susitna River between 
its confluences with the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers; the drainages 
into the north and east bank of the Talkeetna River including the 
Talkeetna River to its confluence with Clear Creek, the eastside 
drainages of a line going up the south bank of Clear Creek to the first 
unnamed creek on the south, then up that creek to lake 4408, along the 
northeastern shore of lake 4408, then southeast in a straight line to 
the northernmost fork of the Chickaloon River; the drainages into the 
east bank of the Chickaloon River below the line from lake 4408; the 
drainages of the Matanuska River above its confluence with the 
Chickaloon River:
    (A) Unit 13A consists of that portion of Unit 13 bounded by a line 
beginning at the Chickaloon River bridge at Mile 77.7 on the Glenn 
Highway, then along the Glenn Highway to its junction with the 
Richardson Highway, then south along the Richardson Highway to the foot 
of Simpson Hill at Mile 111.5, then east to the east bank of the Copper 
River, then northerly along the east bank of the Copper River to its 
junction with 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 
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 through 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 through Sep. 30 or 
Oct. 21 through Mar. 31 by Federal registration permit for the Hudson 
Lake Residential Treatment Camp. Additionally, 1 bull moose may be 
taken Aug. 1 through 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.
    (C) For Federally qualified subsistence users living within the 
Ahtna traditional communities of Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper 
Center, Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta Lake, and Tazlina, a community 
harvest system for caribou and moose is authorized on Federal public 
lands within Unit 13, subject to a framework to be established by the 
Federal Subsistence Board.

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                      Table 13 to Paragraph (n)(13)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears.............................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear. Bears taken within Denali     Aug. 10-May 31.
 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 Tok    Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
 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    Aug. 1-Sep. 20.
     registration permit only; only 1 permit
     will be issued per household.
    Unit 13, remainder--1 antlered bull moose by  Aug. 1-Sep. 20.
     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): 15     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 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: 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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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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                      Table 14 to Paragraph (n)(14)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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.
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 day,  Sep. 8-Mar. 31.
 10 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): Unit  Sep. 8-Mar. 31.
 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.

                      Table 15 to Paragraph (n)(15)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 regulatory    Sep. 1-Nov. 30, to be
 years by Federal registration permit. The         announced and Apr. 1-
 season may be opened or closed by announcement    June 15, to be
 from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager   announced.
 after consultation with ADF&G and the Chair of
 the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional
 Advisory Council.
Caribou:
    Unit 15B, within the Kenai National Wildlife  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     Refuge Wilderness Area--1 caribou by
     Federal drawing permit.
    Unit 15C, north of the Fox River and east of  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     Windy Lake--1 caribou by Federal drawing
     permit.
    Unit 15, remainder..........................  No open season.
Goat: 1 goat by Federal drawing permit. Kids or   Aug. 10-Nov. 14.
 nannies accompanied by kids may not be taken.
Moose:

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    Unit 15A--Skilak Loop Wildlife Management     No open season.
     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 registration       Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     permit only.
Sheep: 1 ram with \3/4\ curl horn or larger by    Aug 10-Sep. 20.
 Federal drawing permit.
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.
Wolverine: 1 wolverine..........................  Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
Grouse (Spruce): 15 per day, 30 in possession...  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
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 Kenai      No open season.
     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]

                      Table 16 to Paragraph (n)(16)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 and     Sep. 1-15.
     west of, and including the Kustatan River
     drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 16B, Denali National Preserve only--1    Sep. 1-30.
     bull by Federal registration permit. One     Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
     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.

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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 in     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 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.
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 through 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 through May 31. You may not take beaver 
with a firearm under a trapping license on National Park Service lands.
    (D) In Unit 17, a snowmachine may be used to assist in the taking 
of a caribou, and caribou may be shot from a stationary snowmachine. 
``Assist in the taking of a caribou'' means a snowmachine may be used 
to approach within 300 yards of a caribou at speeds under 15 miles per 
hour, in a manner that does not involve repeated approaches or that 
causes a caribou to run. A snowmachine may not be used to contact an 
animal or to pursue a fleeing caribou.

                      Table 17 to Paragraph (n)(17)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 Right    Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
 Hand Point--2 caribou by State registration
 permit.
    Units 17A and 17C, that portion of 17A and    Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     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
     selected drainages; a harvest limit of up     announced between
     to 2 caribou by State registration permit     Aug. 1 and Mar. 31.
     will be determined at the time the season
     is announced.
    Units 17B and 17C, that portion of 17C east   Aug. 1-Mar. 31.
     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 registration     Aug. 25-Sep. 25.
 permit; or.
    1 antlerless moose by State registration      Aug. 25-Sep. 25.
     permit; or.
    Unit 17A--up to 2 moose; one antlered bull    Up to a 31-day season
     by State registration permit, one             may be announced
     antlerless moose by State registration        between Dec. 1 and
     permit.                                       the last day of Feb.
    Units 17B and 17C--one bull.................  Aug. 20-Sep. 15.
                                                  Dec. 1-31.

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    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 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 and Ruffed): 15 per day, 30 in     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: Unit 17--No limit.......................  Oct. 10-Mar. 31.
    Unit 17--2 beaver per day. Only firearms may  Apr. 15-May 31.
     be used.
Coyote: No limit................................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit....  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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.

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                      Table 18 to Paragraph (n)(18)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears.............................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: 1 bear by State registration permit   Sep. 1-May 31.
 only.
Caribou:
    Unit 18, that portion to the east and south   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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; 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
 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 the Eek River drainage and  Sep. 1-30.
     north of the Goodnews River drainage--1
     antlered bull by State registration permit.
    Unit 18, Goodnews River drainage and south    Sep. 1-30.
     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 of      Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     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.
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 in     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 15 per day, 30 in    Aug. 10-May 30.
 possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beaver: No limit................................  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limit................................  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit....  Nov. 10-Mar. 31.
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-Mar. 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

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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 Units 19A 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.

                      Table 19 to Paragraph (n)(19)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears.............................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear: Units 19A and 19B, those portions     Aug. 10-June 30.
 which are downstream of and including the Aniak
 River drainage--1 bear by State registration
 permit.
    Units 19A, remainder, 19B, remainder, and     Aug. 10-June 30.
     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 Kuskokwim     Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     River and North Fork of the Kuskokwim        Nov. 1-Jan. 31.
     River--1 caribou.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1 caribou..............  Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
    Unit 19, residents domiciled in Lime Village  July 1-June 30.
     only--no individual harvest limit but a
     village harvest quota of 200 caribou; cows
     and calves may not be taken from Apr. 1
     through 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 only--  July 1-June 30.
 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, Lime Village Management Area--2     Aug. 10-Sep. 25.
     bulls by State or Federal registration       Nov. 20-Mar 31.
     permit.
    Unit 19A, north of the Kuskokwim River,       Sep. 1-5.
     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--1 antlered
     bull by State registration permit available
     in Sleetmute and Stoney River on July 24.
     Permits issued on a first come, first
     served basis (number of permits to be
     announced annually).
    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.
    Unit 19B--1 bull with spike-fork or 50-inch   Sep. 1-20.
     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 Kuskokwim    Sep. 1-30.
     Controlled Use Area--1 bull.                 Dec. 1-Feb. 28.
    Unit 19D, remainder--1 antlered bull........  Sep. 1-30.
                                                  Dec. 1-15.

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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): 15     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 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:
    (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

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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:
    (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.

                      Table 20 to Paragraph (n)(20)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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--up to 3 caribou, to be         Fall season between
 announced, by a joint State/Federal               Aug. 1 and Sep. 30,
 registration permit.                              to be announced.
                                                  Winter season between
                                                   Oct. 21 and Mar. 31,
                                                   to be announced.
    Unit 20F, north of the Yukon River--1         Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     caribou.
    Unit 20F, east of the Dalton Highway and      Fall season between
     south of the Yukon River--up to 3 caribou,    Aug. 1 and Sep. 30,
     to be announced, by a joint State/Federal     to be announced.
     registration permit.                         Winter season between
                                                   Oct. 21 and Mar. 31,
                                                   to be announced.
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 Federal     Jan. 10-Feb. 28.
     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-Charley   Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
     Rivers National Preserve--1 bull.

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    Unit 20E, that portion drained by the Middle  Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
     Fork of the Fortymile River upstream from
     and including the Joseph Creek drainage--1
     bull.
    Unit 20E, remainder--1 bull by joint Federal/ Aug. 20-Sep. 30.
     State registration permit.
    Unit 20F, that portion within the Dalton      Sep. 1-25.
     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 or     Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
 larger.
    Unit 20, remainder..........................  No open season.
Beaver: Unit 20E--Yukon-Charley Rivers National   Sep. 20-May 15.
 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 20C     Dec. 1-Jan. 31.
 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 Yukon-     Sep. 20-June 10.
 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 during    Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
     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): Units  Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
 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 limit..  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
    Unit 20E--No limit. Hide or meat must be      Sep. 15-June 10.
     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.
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 limit....  Nov. 1-Apr. 30.
    Unit 20E--No limit..........................  Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
Wolverine: No limit.............................  Nov. 1-Feb. 28.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (21) Unit 21. (i) Unit 21 consists of drainages into the Yukon 
River 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

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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.
    (B) If you have a trapping license, you may use a firearm to take 
beaver in Unit 21(E) from Nov. 1 through 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.

                      Table 21 to Paragraph (n)(21)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear: 3 bears.............................  July 1-June 30.
Brown Bear:
    Unit 21D--1 bear by State registration        Aug. 10-June 30.
     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 Yukon     No open season.
     River and downstream from Ukawutni Creek.
    Unit 21C, the Dulbi and Melozitna River       No open season.
     drainages downstream from Big Creek.
    Unit 21B, remainder, Unit 21C, remainder,     Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     and Unit 21E--1 caribou.
    Unit 21D, north of the Yukon River and east   Winter season to be
     of the Koyukuk River--caribou may be taken    announced.
     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:

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    Unit 21B, that portion within the Nowitna     Sep. 5-Oct. 1.
     National Wildlife Refuge downstream from
     and including the Little Mud River
     drainage--1 bull. A State registration
     permit is required Sep. 5-25. A Federal
     registration permit is required Sep. 26-
     Oct. 1.
    Unit 21B, that portion within the Nowitna     Five-day season to be
     National Wildlife Refuge downstream from      announced between
     and including the Little Mud River            Dec. 1 and Mar. 31.
     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 Area--1      Sep. 1-25.
     bull by State registration permit; 1         Mar. 1-5 season to be
     antlerless moose by Federal permit if         announced.
     authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/
     Nowitna/Innoko NWR manager. Harvest of cow
     moose accompanied by calves is prohibited.
     A harvestable surplus of cows will be
     determined for a quota.
Or
    1 antlered bull by Federal permit, if there   Apr. 10-15 season to
     is no Mar. 1-5 season and if authorized by    be announced.
     announcement by the Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko
     NWR manager and BLM Central Yukon field
     office manager.
    Unit 21D, that portion south of the south     Aug. 22-31.
     bank of the Yukon River, downstream of the   Sep. 5-25.
     up-river entrance of Kala Slough and west
     of Kala Creek--1 moose by State
     registration permit.
    Antlerless moose may be taken only during     Mar. 1-31 season may
     Sep. 21-25 season if authorized jointly by    be announced.
     the Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko NWR Manager and
     the BLM Central Yukon Field Office Manager.
    Antlerless moose may be harvested during any
     of the winter seasons.
    Harvest of cow moose accompanied by calves
     is prohibited.
    Unit 21D, remainder--1 moose by State         Aug. 22-31.
     registration permit. Antlerless moose may    Sep. 5-25.
     be taken only during Sep. 21-25 and the      Mar. 1-5 season to be
     Mar. 1-5 season if authorized jointly by      announced.
     the Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko NWR Manager and
     the BLM Central Yukon Field Office Manager.
     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.
    Unit 21E--1 moose; however, only bulls may    Aug. 25-Sep. 30.
     be taken Aug. 25-Sep. 30.
    During the Feb. 15-Mar. 15 season, a Federal  Feb. 15-Mar. 15.
     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 Rivers during the winter season.
Beaver:
    Unit 21E--No limit..........................  Nov. 1-June 10.
    Unit 21, remainder..........................  No open season.
Coyote: 10 coyotes..............................  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Fox, Red (including Cross, Black and 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: 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-tailed): 15     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 40 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: 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.

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    (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.

                      Table 22 to Paragraph (n)(22)
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                 Harvest limits                         Open season
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                                 Hunting
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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 bear by  Aug. 1-May 31.
     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.
    Unit 22D, that portion west of the Tisuk      July 1-June 30.
     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   Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     and west of a line along the west bank of    May 1-Sep. 30, a
     the Fish and Niukluk Rivers to the mouth of   season may be
     the Libby River, and excluding all portions   announced.
     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 by     July 1-June 30, season
     State registration permit. Calves may not     may be announced.
     be taken.
    Unit 22D, that portion in the Pilgrim River   Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     drainage--5 caribou per day by State         May 1-Sep. 30, season
     registration permit. Calves may not be        may be announced.
     taken.
    Units 22C, 22D remainder, 22E remainder--5    July 1-June 30, season
     caribou per day by State registration         may be announced.
     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 Unalakleet      Aug. 15-Sep. 14.
     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  Aug. 1-Sep. 30.
     the period Jan.1-Feb. 15, only an antlered   Jan. 1-Feb. 15.
     bull may be taken. Federal public lands are
     closed to the taking of moose, Oct. 1-Aug.
     31, except by Federally qualified
     subsistence users.
    Unit 22B, west of the Darby Mountains--1      Sep. 1-14.
     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.

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    Unit 22B, west of the Darby Mountains--1      Jan. 1-31.
     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 Kougarok,   Sep. 1-14.
     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      Sep. 1-14.
     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      Dec. 1-31.
     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 by State          Aug. 10-Sep. 14.
     registration permit. Federal public lands
     are closed to the harvest of moose except
     by Federally qualified subsistence users.
    Unit 22D, remainder--1 antlered bull by       Season may be
     State registration permit. Federal public     announced, Dec. 1-
     lands are closed to the harvest of moose      Jan. 31.
     except by Federally qualified subsistence
     users.
    Unit 22E--1 antlered bull. Federal public     Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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      Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
     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    Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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 State   Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     permit. Federal public lands are closed to
     the harvest of musk ox except by federally
     qualified subsistence users hunting under
     these regulations.
    Unit 22, remainder..........................  No open season.
Beaver:
    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 possession...  Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow):
    Units 22A and 22B east of and including the   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     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
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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 limit....  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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.

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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 through 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.

                      Table 23 to Paragraph (n)(23)
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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:
        Bulls may be harvested..................  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
        Cows may be harvested. However, cows      Jul. 15-Apr. 30.
         accompanied by calves may not be taken
         July 15-Oct. 14.
    Unit 23, remainder--5 caribou per day by
     State registration permit, as follows:
        Bulls may be harvested..................  Jul. 1-Jun. 30.
        Cows may be harvested. However, cows      Jul. 31-Mar. 31.
         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,  May be announced.
     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,  May be announced.
     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.

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Moose:
    Unit 23, that portion north and west of and   July 1-Dec. 31.
     including the Singoalik River drainage, and
     all lands draining into the Kukpuk and
     Ipewik Rivers--1 antlered bull.
        No person may take a calf.
    Unit 23, remainder--1 antlered bull.........  Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
        No person may take a calf.
Musk ox:
    Unit 23, south of Kotzebue Sound and west of  Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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-- Aug. 1-Mar. 15.
     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   Aug. 1-Mar. 15
     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 limit....  Sep. 1-Apr. 30.
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 in     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession..
Ptarmigan (Rock, Willow, and White-tailed): 20    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 40 in possession.
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                                Trapping
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Beaver:
    Unit 23, the Kobuk and Selawik River          July 1-June 30.
     drainages--50 beaver.
    Unit 23, remainder--30 beaver...............  July 1-June 30.
Coyote: No limit................................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit....  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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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    (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,

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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 in the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area, you may also use bait to 
hunt black bear Sep. 1-25.
    (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 Units 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 Units 24A, 24B, or 24C.

                      Table 24 to Paragraph (n)(24)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 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 south     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     bank of the Kanuti River--1 caribou.
    Unit 24B, that portion south of the south     Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     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 residents   July 15-Dec. 31.
     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   Aug. 1-Apr. 30.
     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.

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    Unit 24, remainder--1 ram with \7/8\ curl or  Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     larger horn.
Moose:                                            ......................
    Unit 24A--1 antlered bull by Federal          Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     registration permit.
    Unit 24B, that portion within the John River  Aug. 1-Dec. 14.
     Drainage--1 moose by State harvest ticket.
                                                  or
    1 antlered bull by State registration permit  Dec. 15-Apr. 15.
    Unit 24B, remainder--1 antlered bull by       Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     State harvest ticket.
    Or..........................................  or.
    1 antlered bull by State registration permit  Dec. 15-Apr. 15.
    Federal public lands in the Kanuti            ......................
     Controlled Use Area, as described in
     Federal regulations, are closed to taking
     of moose, except by federally qualified
     subsistence users of Unit 24, Koyukuk, and
     Galena.
    Units 24C and 24D, that portion within the    Sep. 1-25.
     Koyukuk Controlled Use Area and Koyukuk
     National Wildlife Refuge--1 bull.
    1 antlerless moose by Federal permit if       Mar. 1-5 to be
     authorized by announcement by the Koyukuk/    announced.
     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 there   Apr. 10-15 to be
     is no Mar. 1-5 season and if authorized by    announced.
     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-- Aug. 25-Oct. 1.
     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 wolves   Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 may be taken prior to Nov. 1.
Wolverine: 5 wolverine; however, no more than 1   Sep. 1-Mar. 31.
 wolverine may be taken prior to Nov. 1.
Grouse (Spruce, Ruffed, and Sharp-tailed): 15     Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 per day, 30 in possession.
Ptarmigan (Rock and Willow): 20 per day, 40 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 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-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:

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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) 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.

                      Table 25 to Paragraph (n)(25)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Bear:
    Units 25A, 25B, and 25C--3 bears or 3 bears   July 1-June 30.
     by State community harvest permit.           July 1-June 30.
    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 east  July 1-June 30.
     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--up to 3 caribou, to be announced,   Fall season between
     by a joint Federal/State registration         Aug. 1 and Sep. 30,
     permit.                                       to be announced.
                                                  Winter season between
                                                   Oct. 21 and Mar. 31,
                                                   to be announced.
    Unit 25D, that portion of Unit 25D drained    Aug. 10-Sep. 30.
     by the west fork of the Dall River west of   Dec. 1-31.
     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 Dalton      No open season.
     Highway Corridor Management Area.
    Units 25A, Arctic Village Sheep Management    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     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 full-     Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     curl horn or larger.
Moose:
    Unit 25A--1 antlered bull...................  Aug. 25-Sep. 25.
                                                  Dec. 1-10.
    Unit 25B, that portion within Yukon-Charley   Aug. 20-Oct. 7.
     National Preserve--1 bull.
    Unit 25B, that portion within the Porcupine   Aug. 25-Oct. 7.
     River drainage upstream from, but excluding  Dec. 1-10.
     the Coleen River drainage--1 antlered bull.

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    Unit 25B, that portion, other than Yukon-     Sep. 5-Oct. 7.
     Charley Rivers National Preserve, draining   Dec. 1-15.
     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 west of   Aug. 25-Feb. 28.
     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 day; 1   June 11-Aug. 31.
     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 Yukon- Nov. 1-June 10.
     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.
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 of    Aug. 10-Mar. 31.
     Route 6 (Steese Highway)--20 per day, 40 in
     possession.
    Unit 25, remainder--20 per day, 40 in         Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
     possession.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Trapping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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

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    (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.

                      Table 26 to Paragraph (n)(26)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Harvest limits                         Open season
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Hunting
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 26C--1 bear............................  Aug. 10-June 30.
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, cows      July 16-Mar. 15.
         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 harvested;    July 16-Mar. 15.
         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 residents   July 15-Dec. 31.
     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.

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    Unit 26A, that portion west of Howard Pass    Season may be
     and the Etivluk River (DeLong Mountains)--1   announced.
     sheep by Federal registration permit.
    Unit 26B, that portion within the Dalton      Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     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; the    Aug. 10-Sep. 20.
     Aug. 10-Sep. 20 season is restricted to 1    Oct. 1-Apr. 30.
     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  Aug. 1-Sep. 14.
     drainage upstream from and including the
     Anaktuvuk River drainage--1 bull.
    Unit 26A, that portion of the Colville River  Feb. 15-Apr. 15.
     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[deg]00' W  July 1-Sep. 14.
     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 by      May be announced.
     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, no      Sep. 1-Mar. 15.
     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 in    Aug. 10-Apr. 30.
 possession.
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                                Trapping
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Coyote: No limit................................  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
Fox, Arctic (Blue and White Phase): No limit....  Nov. 1-Apr. 15.
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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Sue Detwiler,
Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Wayne Owen,
Director Wildlife, Fisheries, Ecology, Watershed, & Subsistence, Alaska 
Region USDA--Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-22733 Filed 11-20-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3411-15- 4333-15-P