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Quick Look Regulation Summaries

These fact sheets summarize regulations and frequently asked questions.  Each fact sheet includes contact information should you have further inquiries.

  • FAQs on Caribou Closure on Federal Lands in Unit 23

    This fact sheet answers common questions about the year-long closure of federal public lands in Unit 23 to caribou hunting by non-Federally qualified users which went into effect July 2016.

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  • Caribou Hunting for Residents of Unit 23

    Comparison of State and Federal caribou hunting regulations for 2016-2017, including season dates, bag limits, and where the regulations apply.

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  • Moose Hunting by Alaska Residents in GMU 23

    This fact sheet  clarifies the different moose hunting options in northwest Alaska available to Alaska residents.  It covers regulations for the Selawik and Kobuk River areas, Buckland and Deering.  Noatak River and Point Hope areas have slightly different regulations than those described here. Updated March 2017; reflects state regulations as of July 1, 2017.

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  • Spring Bird Hunting

    Designed for local subsistence hunters, this summarizes spring and summer bird hunting regulations in northwest Alaska. Updated March 2017.

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  • Emperor Goose Hunting Fact Sheet

    In 2017, legal hunting for Emperor Geese will be allowed for the first time in 30 years. This fact sheet explains both the spring/summer subsistence hunt for rural Alaskans, and the fall "sport" hunt open to all Alaska residents. It also outlines how hunters can help "hunt for the future" of this still vulnerable species.

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  • Walrus Ivory Dos and Don'ts

    This is a quick reference to walrus ivory regulations - who may hunt, possess, transport or sell various types of ivory and products.

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  • Hunting/Use of Walrus by Alaska Natives

    This fact sheet addresses frequently asked questions about laws for walrus harvest and use by Alaska Native people in coastal communities.

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  • Hunting/Use of Polar Bears by Alaska Natives

    This addresses the most often asked questions about polar bear hunting and the transfer or sale of polar bear parts.

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  • Beach Found Marine Mammal Parts

    This summary covers frequently asked questions about marine mammal parts found/collected by non-Natives.  It includes information on a variety of marine mammal species (seals, whales, etc.) as well as fossil ivory from walrus, mammoths, and mastodons.

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  • Sale of Marine Mammal Parts and Handicrafts

    This fact sheet addresses frequently asked questions relating to the sale of marine mammal parts or handicrafts made from marine mammal materials (carvings, hides, claws etc.).

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  • Significantly Altered Marine Mammal Handicrafts

    Marine mammal parts must be "significantly altered" to qualify as authentic Native handicrafts that can be legally sold to non-Natives.  This fact sheet describes what "significantly altered" means.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017
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