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Closures mean the season is closed to all forms of harvest including hunting and egg gathering, unless specified otherwise.

Eligible person means a permanent resident of an included community within a subsistence harvet area.

Edible Meat means the meat from the breast. back, thighs, legs, wings, gizzard, and heart. The head, neck, feet, other internal organs, and skin are considered optional.

Immediate family means spouse, children, parents, grandchildren, grandparents, siblings.

Game Management Unit, also referred to simply as Unit, means 1 of the 26 geographical areas listed in the codified State of Alaska hunting and trapping regulations and on maps of the Alaska State Game Management Units.

Non-wasteful taking means making a reasonable effort to retrieve all birds killed or wounded, and retaining all edible meat until the birds have been transported to the location where they will be consumed, processed, or preserved as human food.

Permanent resident means any person whose primary, physical address/permanent residence for the previous 12 months was within a subsistence harvest area in Alaska. Factors demonstrating a person’s primary, permanent residence may include: the physical address listed on your Alaska Permanent Fund dividend application; the physical address listed on your Alaska hunting license; an Alaska driver's license; voter registration; location of residences owned, rented or leased; location of stored household goods; residence of spouse, minor children or dependents; tax documents; whether the person claims residence in another location for any purpose; and membership of a tribe in a subsistence harvest area. Mailing address alone is not proof of residency.

Seabirds refers to all bird species within the families Alcidae, Laridae, Procellariidae, and Phalacrocoracidae (in general: murres, puffins, auklets, fulmars and cormorants).

Shorebirds refers to all bird species within the families Charadriidae, Haematopodidae, and Scolopacidae (in general: sandpipers, plovers, oystercatchers, dunlin, godwits, turnstones, knots, and phalaropes).

Subsistence means the customary and traditional harvest or use of migratory birds and their eggs by eligible users for their own nutritional and other essential needs.

Subsistence harvest areas encompass customary and traditional hunting areas of villages in Alaska that qualify for a spring or summer subsistence harvest of migratory birds under this part.

Taxidermy refers to birds preserved and mounted in life-like representations. Taxidermy does not include preserving bird parts to be integrated into traditional arts and crafts, such as use of skin or feathers for the making of clothing or ceremonial fans.

Waterfowl refers to all bird species within the family Anatidae (in general: ducks, geese and swans).

Village is defined as a permanent settlement with one or more year-round residents.