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North Slope Region

All Units: Yellow-billed loons - these loons may be kept for subsistence use, when found inadvertently entangled in fishing nets. Individuals must report each yellow-billed loon caught to the North Slope Borough Dept. of Wildlife Mgt. by the end of the season.

Eastern Unit (East of east bank of the Sagavanirktok River)

Season: April 2 - June 19 and July 20 - August 31
Closure: June 20 - July 19

Southern Unit (Southwestern North Slope regional boundary east to Peard Bay, everything west of the longitude line 158o30'W and south of the latitude line 70o45'N to west bank of the Ikpikpuk River, and everything south of the latitude line 69o45'N between the west bank of the Ikpikpuk River to the east bank of Sagavinirktok River)

Season:
April 2 - June 29
and July 30 - Aug 31 for seabirds
April 2 - June 19 and July 20 - Aug 31 for all other birds

Closure:
June 30 - July 29
for seabirds
June 20 - July 19
for all other birds

Map of the Special Brant Hunt

Special Black Brant Hunt Opening: From June 20 - July 5. The open area consists of the coastline, from mean high water outward to include open water, from Nokotlek Point east to longitude 158o30'W. This includes Peard Bay, Kugrua Bay, and Wainwright Inlet, but not the Kuk and Kugrua river drainages.

Northern Unit (At Peard Bay, everything east of the longitude line 158o30'N and north of the latitude line 70o45'N to west bank of the Ikpikpuk River, and everything north of the latitude line 69o45'N between the west bank of the Ikpikpuk River to the east bank of the Sagavinirktok River)

Season:
April 2-June 6
and July 7-August 31 for king & common eiders
April 2 - June 15
and July 16 - August 31 for all other birds

Closure:
June 7- July 6
for king & common eiders
June 16 - July 15
for all other birds

 

Map of North Coastal Zone

North Coastal Zone (Cape Thompson north to Point Hope and east along the Arctic Ocean coastline around Point Barrow to Ross Point, including Iko Bay, and 5 miles inland)

1) Upon request by a Service law enforcement officer, hunters must present any migratory birds taken for species identification.
2) No person may possess any migratory bird or part not taken legally within these regulations.