Regulations for the protection of land fur-bearing animals in Alaska

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United States Department of Agriculture



SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS

BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY


REGULATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LAND FUR-BEARING
ANIMALS IN ALASKA

The act of May 31, 1920, entitled "An act making appropriations
for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1921 (41 Stat. 694, at pp. 716-717), conferred upon the Secretary
of Agriculture the powers and duties theretofore confer're.l upon
the Secretary of Commerce, by law, proclamations, or Ex_,,ecutive or-
ders, with respect to any mink, marten, beaver, land otter, muskrat,
fox, wolverene, weasel, or other land fur-bearing animal in Alaska.
Section 1956 of the Revised Statutes, as amended by section 173
of the act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. 1253), and by section 4 of the
act of April 21, 1910 (36 Stat. 326-327), provides that-
No person shall kill any otter, mink, marten, sable, or fur seal, or other
fur-bearing animal, within the limits of Alaskan Territory or in the waters
thereof; and every person guilty thereof shall, for each offense, be fined not
less than two hundred nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not
more than six months, or both; and all vessels, their tackle, apparel, furniture,
and cargo found engaged in violation of this section shall be forfeited; but the
Secretary of Commerce and Labor shall have power to authorize the killing of
any such mink, marten, sable, fur seal, or other fur-bearing an-mal under such
regulations as he may pI)rescr:be; and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of
Commerce and Labor to prevent the killing of any fur seal except as authorized
by law and to provide for the execution of the provisions of this section until
it is otherwise provided by law.
Pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Secretary of Agricul-
ture under the aforesaid acts of Congress, the following regulations,
effective July 1, 1924, are prescribed to govern the killing of land
fur-bearing animals in Alaska:
REGULATION 1.-DISTRICTS
For the purpose of enforcing this act the Territory of Alaska is hereby
divided into three districts as shown in the accompanying map and described
as follows:
District 1 includes the Aleutian Islands, Alaska Peninsula and neighborin,
islands, and Soutlieastern Alaska, mainland and island.;, frm.m Yakutat Pay
to Dixon Entrance.
District 2 includes the mainl:inil and islands from Yakutat Bay, Gulf of
Alaska, 1iainuai L;,ke. and Bristol Bay, ;-rim\hwa ;rd to fti lu,,v.it.'r. of
the streams tlowine into the Arctic Orcan north of the sixiy-eigl-iri p:'rall-l..
of northli latitude.
District 3 includes tlhi re,,ion (draiiled by thle strc-znis entering, thle Arctic
Ocean inort-ti of the sixty-eighth piralltlI of north latitude.
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REGULATION 2.-UNPRIME PELTS

No hinid fur-bjeariii mninoal shall be killed when its pelt is unprimne.

REGULATION 3.-BEAVER AND MARTEN

Tle klilline of lb.iver rind mairten throughout the Territory is hereby pro-
hibited1.
REGULATION 4.-KRUZOF AND PARTOFSHIKOF ISLANDS
The killing of any 1:hid fur-luearimng animal on Kruzof and Partofslikof
Jl~hirids is hc.reby lpriliilbited.
REGULATION 5.-LOWER TAKU RIVER

The killing of any hind fur-bearing animal, except wolves, in the drainage of
the T.ikui River betwc,n the Cain:idian Bo(undary and a line drawn from Taku
Point to the c.:ist end of the f;i'e of T.iku Glacier is herely prohibited.

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R(Ui'-LLATIO'N' 6.-OI'EN SEASON'S

L:indl fur-'',,;a:in- ;Iii i i-l, 'J!;iv 1, klill(ed in lilt sp1) ilihd d(istri.is (luring
t! follw ;r,! o 1';, -,.; :,-iis. (i:1tes iii!lusivc:
I)i stri Bt I: (.;-er ex'I'ptiins for tel, Kudi'ik-Af,,'..-1k I-1!-,Ils (..Irfi .)
tliui: r~it, D-e,"inher ]( to April ;'>.
I lil.:, 1:'d <)1 i r, 1and w4,-ii1 (erm il e), I 'Y ,Libe( r 1C to Ml:ir. 'i 1.
r:';1" hl;i *. <'iiiii;iihll and .,ll;>i(r- September 1 to Juii, 30.
I'ox- ir,; er,.-., ui dl sil vr--.'d lyi\, Nmv'iiilier 10 to I'ilirri:ry 15.
Bjr,, fox ',i, the Aleuli!i I'l-. lI-rrilion oily-N'('ilcr 16 to
F-b rio., ry 15.
\\olf or \\o1\ rl'enle, no tlii-' i se;-,-"l.
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ITi1 otleritl',- i-;;in( on li, nortli, .l;iriiit IYIuiid oil lli( (;ieslt, and
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SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


District 2:
Muskrat, M;iy 1 to June 10, exce-pt, tli.t in all that part of District 2
lying south of latitutide 632' and west of loziituile 141. t, iniluilid the
waters tributary to Cook Inlet, the open season shall I. Decembiecr 16
to April 210.
Mink, land otter, and weasel (ermine), Novenmbeor 16 to M;iril. 31.
Pear-black. cinnamon, and glaci.r-Scpte'niber 1 to June 30.
Foxes (see exceptions) and lynIix. D,'elieber 1 to M;,rc' 31.
Exce'ptirin.t: Blue foxev.s iniy 1e t;ikeln siuth of latitude 62 only on the
Bering Sea dr;ain;ge north of Bristol Bay.
Wolf andl wolverene, no cl1s4, season.
District 3:
Muskrat. May 1 to June 10.
Foxes, lynx, mink, land otter, and weasel (ermine), November 16 to
March 31.
Black or cinnamon bears, wolf. and wolverene, no close season.
REGULATION 7.-ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS AND DESTRUCTION OF HOUSES, DAMS, OR
RUNWAYS OF BEAVER
The killing of any of the following: ian,'l fur-hearini {niiil* viz: White
fox, blue fox. red fox, cross fo-, bl:-k or silver fox, mink, marten (Amnerc;iIn
sable), land otter, weasel (ermine), muskrat, and beaver, by the ui-e of a jack
or pit lamp or any other artificial light, and the destim, r ion of the houses.
dams.. or runways of betaver by the ii-:e of dly\.iinite or other (-xpl,.iv.,s. or
in any other manner, is prohiliite.I at all tim',s.
REGULATION 8.-TRAPS

The killing of any land fur-hearinh, (iiiiii:al at any time by mn.ms of the trap
or device known as the klips," or by ie;ie.-s of vny steel bear trap or any other
trap v.-ith jaws ihav\ing a spread (. ceeeiilig 9 incies, is pr.-libihited.
REGULATION 9.-DOGS
The use of digs for pur'sni in. and killing any land fur-bearin2" ani iiil for
which a close season is presiri,(At-l for ;,ny p'eriod is prohibited.
REGULLATION 10.-POISON
The killin-- of any land fur-lieuring ,iiiiii;al by ni-a:is of strychnine or other
poison is prihiiitei at all tiniue. except thntt wolvc- i',yotes. and \,I dverenes
may be si 1ille:l unldetr I',E(;ULATION 11.-SEIZURE OF SKINS
Shins of lan !d 'fu--!,t:Iring .-i!; .1-. killed in vio1ti in of the Alaska i law
or of ti.t'.:-. i '.:.Ltio.ii id found in the pi-,s..-ioui of any )e''- m in .\l;,-!;i
sh! ll be -izei.l by a w r;;',l'i. an oli,'.r dp ziniinted by the S..i.i.:. of A.\ ri-
cutiltaire, or otlir oflti,.t atitlhoriz,.1, by law.
REGULATION 12.-SHIP.MENTS 01' F'RS; TO BE REP'O(TE)
SllIinjIiii ts of furs co .i(-Iainil] to points o(lts-ile of Al:-k;I. ,\ltili may lic nId:1(l
at an:. t .iv, sliall w' rk ,iirte(ld t tthlie Ihir '.:l of Biolri.'l: I Snl ,, l i.i. I 'i ,,iit
of A.ricii-lture, ,,n ai ;ro)riate binl;; I: w which ".ill iie [;"',i'iI for li.it p I'll, s,
On and after July 1, 1924, all illatioi': fo. thle pl)rot,'ttion of
land fi.r-)e;l 'in anr 1in ;:ils in Al;-;1ha ii ;de and published byv the S.,-
retairy of A iri, tilt-,e under :utliority of (hi Al:1-i.;i fur law prior
to the regulations liereby inaadi and publislhd si.al 1ie ind are Ii,-i-'by
revoked.
In testimony wNeN're(f I have herevnto -et ry h and a dl <:;iii-scl the
official seal of the United Stzite.s 1D)epalmrtm.wnt of Ai,' i.lture to be
affixed, in the City of Washington., this 611th d:iV of M,:iv, 1924.
[SEAL.] IILN-:r C. WALLA(I:.
SLc/i'hL'/ oi At'/i{,1ure.


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BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY


NOTE.-The Criminal Code of Alaska (Title 1, Chap. 13, sec. 186) provides
that all persons concerned in the commission of a crime, whether they directly
commit the act constituting the crime or aid and abet in its commission, though
iiot present, are principals, and are to be tried and punished as such. By this
section any person knowingly selling poison for the purpose of killing land
fur-bearing animals is a participator in the crime and is likewise punishable.
* The Criminal Code of Alaska, section 2043, provides that if any
perso,,n shall sell or deliver any arsenic, corrosive sublimate, prussic acid, or
other poison, without having the word "poison" and the true name thereof in
English written or printed upon a label attached to the vial, box, or parcel
cont.lining the same, suc'hi person, up ononvictioi thereof, shall be punished
by a tine of not less thln twenty nor more than one hundred dollars.


Penalties for Unlawful Shipment and Transportation
(Criminal Code-Act of March 4, 1900. 35 Stat., 1137)

SEC. 242. It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver to any common car-
rier for tramispiortation, or for any common carrier to transport from any State,
Territory, or District of the United States, to any other State, Territory,
or District thereof, any foreign animals or birds, the importation of which
is prohibited, or the dc:ld bodies or parts thereof of any wild animals
or birds, where such animals or birds have been killed or shipped in violation
of the laws of the State, Territory, or District in -which the same were killed,
or frnim which they were shipped: Provided, That nothing herein shall prevent
the transportation of any dead birds or animals killed during the season when
the same my be lawfully captured, and the export of which is not prohibited
by law in the State, Territory, or District in which the same are captured or
killed: Providecd furfilwr, That nothing herein shall prevent the importation,
transportation, or sale of birds or bird plumage manufactured from the feath-
ers of barnyard fowls. *
SEC. 244. For each evasion or violation of any provision of the three last
sections preceding the shipper shall be fined not more than two hundred dol-
lars; the consignee knowingly receiving such articles so shipped and trans-
ported in violation of said sections shall be fined hot more than two hundred
dollars; and the carrier knowingly carrying or transporting the same in viola-
tion of said sections shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars.




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