Some Common Hunting Violations in Alaska
Some common hunting violations in Alaska include:
- Shooting from or across a road.
- Leaving the kill site for any reason without validating your harvest ticket or permit (cutting out the month and day).
- Failing to take all the edible meat of the big game animals (except wolves and wolverines and some bears). Failing to take all the meat of wildfowl for human consumption. You may legally give the meat to another person. Read the regulations for definitions of edible meat and how to correctly give the meat to another person.
- Failing to leave evidence of sex naturally attached to the meat when the hunt is restricted to one sex. Antlers are not proof of sex. Horns are proof of sex for Dall sheep.
- Moving the antlers or horns to the place where you will leave the field (your vehicle, camp, landing strip, or road) before bringing out the meat. The meat must come out first. The antlers or horns can be brought out with the last load of meat.
- Intentionally feeding moose, bear, wolf, fox, or wolverine. Intentionally leaving food or garbage in a manner that attracts these animals.
- Leaving any part of a harvested animal on a public road or right-of-way is littering and is illegal. Leave guts, hides, and bones out of sight of roads and trails.
- Driving a motorized land vehicle across or through a stream in which salmon, steelhead, sea run cutthroat, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, sheefish, or whitefish spawn, rear, or migrate. Protected streams are listed in the Anadromous Waters Catalogue and Atlas, which can be viewed at all Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices.