Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 75 - Big Game Commercial Services Board
Article 1 - Guide License Qualifications
Section 12 AAC 75.100 - Application for registered guide-outfitter examination

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 75.100

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) an applicant for a registered guide-outfitter license who is applying under AS 08.54.610(a)(3)(A) must submit,

(1) at least 120 days before the date of the next scheduled registered guide-outfitter examination,
(A) the applicable fees required in 12 AAC 02.230;

(B) a completed application on a form provided by the department; the applicant must indicate if the applicant will be contracting to provide big game commercial services during the licensing period for which the applicant is applying;

(C) a list of hunters for whom the applicant has provided big game hunting services in compliance with AS 08.54.610(a)(8);

(D) a written certification by the applicant on a form provided by the department certifying the applicant's
(i) practical field experience as required in AS 08.54.610(a)(2);

(ii) capability to perform "essential duties associated with guiding and outfitting" as defined in 12 AAC 75.990; and

(iii) successful experience guiding sheep, moose, brown bear, mountain goat, and caribou hunts, if the applicant is seeking licensure for one of these species; the applicant must have been involved in a minimum of three harvests on a guided hunt for each of these listed species in order to be licensed for that species;

(E) a signed statement from the applicant certifying that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements in AS 08.54.605;

(F) a form completed by the applicant listing the dates that the applicant hunted in the state and certifying that the applicant meets the requirements in AS 08.54.610(a)(5); and

(G) the applicant's license number and dates of licensure as a class-A assistant guide, class-A assistant guide-outfitter, assistant guide, or assistant guide-outfitter in the state; and

(2) at least 45 days before the date of the next scheduled registered guide-outfitter examination,
(A) a complete report of criminal justice information under AS 12.62, including fish and wildlife violations, and if a state other than this state is the applicant's primary state of residence, an equivalent report issued by that other state; and

(B) for each guiding, outfitting, transportation, or other hunting services license, if any, issued to the applicant by another state or by a jurisdiction of Canada, verification from the issuing government body that the license has not been suspended or revoked.

(b) For the purposes of determining the applicable license fee, under (a) of this section, the applicant shall state on the application form whether the applicant is a resident.

(c) The department will not schedule an applicant for the registered guide-outfitter examination unless the department has received all letters of recommendation required under AS 08.54.610(a)(8) at least 45 days before the date of the examination.

(d) In addition to meeting the requirements of (a) - (c) of this section, an applicant must

(1) have participated in contracted hunts for 125 days over a minimum of three years with at least eight clients; and

(2) submit, at least 45 days before the date of the next scheduled registered guide-outfitter examination, an affidavit signed by an employing registered guide-outfitter attesting that the applicant has met the requirements of this subsection and including a completed form assessing the applicant's skills and abilities in the following areas and explaining negative responses:
(A) hunting regulations;

(B) guiding regulations;

(C) meat care and preservation;

(D) cape and trophy care;

(E) trophy judging;

(F) photography;

(G) ethics;

(H) logistics;

(I) stalking;

(J) safety procedures;

(K) first aid;

(L) emergency protocol;

(M) firearm use and safety;

(N) knowledge of property ownership.

(e) The department will schedule an applicant to sit for the registered guide-outfitter examination if items in (a) - (d) of this section are received and verified before the scheduled examination date.

(f) An applicant who appears for an examination and chooses not to take a scheduled test forfeits the examination fees.

Eff. 5/24/96, Register 138; am 10/19/96, Register 140; am 12/2/99, Register 152; am/readopt 7/30/2006, Register 179; am 6/8/2007, Register 182; am 12/1/2007, Register 184

Effective 7/30/2006, Register 179, the Big Game Commercial Services Board readopted 12 AAC 75.100, to affirm the validity of that section following statutory amendments made in ch. 84, SLA 2005. The board also amended 12 AAC 75.100. Chapter 84, SLA 2005 transferred the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economics Development's authority to adopt regulations in 12 AAC 75 to the Big Game Commercial Services Board.

Authority:AS 08.54.600

AS 08.54.605

AS 08.54.610

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