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

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S. R, A.-B. S. 56. EPSITORY ued September 1, 1923.


United States Department o0 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 Secre-
tary of Agriculture the powers and duties theretofore conferred upon
the Secretary of Commerce, by law, proclamations, or Executive
orders, with respect to any mink, marten, beaver, land otter, musk-
rat, 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 Alaska 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 thle Secre-
tary of Commerce and Labor shall have power to authorize the killing of any
such mink, marten, sable, fur seal, or other fur-bearing animal under such
regulations as he may prescribe; and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of
Commerce and Labor to prevent the killing of any fur seal except as author-
ized 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 Agri-
culture under the aforesaid acts of Congress, the following regula-
tions effective September 1, 1923, are prescribed to govern the kill-
ing 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 neighboring
islands, and Southeastern Alaska, mainland and islands, from Yakutat Bay to
Dixon Entrance.
District 2 includes the mainland and islands from Yakutat Bay, Gulf of
Alaska, Iliamna Lake, and Bristol Bay, northward to the headwaters of the
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streams flowing into the Arctic Ocean north of the sixty-eighth parallel of
north latitude.
District 3 includes the region drained by the streams entering the Arctic
Oce;in north of the sixty-eighth parallel of north latitude.

REGULATION 2.-UNPRIME PELTS.

No land fur-bearing animal shall be killed when its pelt is unprime.

REGULATION 3.-BEAVER.

There is hereby established a closed season on beaver throughout the Terri-
tory until November 16, 1924.


Map of Alaska, showing fur districts.


REGULATION 4.-KRUZOF AND PARTOFSHIKOF ISLANDS.

The killing of any land fur-bearing animal on Kruzof and Partofshikof
Islands is hereby prohibited until September 1, 1925.

REGULATION 5.-OPEN SEASONS.

Land fur-bearing :;iimials may be killed in the specified districts during the
following open s.e;isons:
District 1: (See exceptions for the Kodiuik-Afognik Islands Group.)
Muskrat, December 16 to April 30, both dlites inclusive.
Marten, November 16 to March 31, both dates inclusive.
Mink, land otter, and weasel (ermine), December 16 to March 31, both
diltes inclusive.
1'.eir-blijck, cilii iu,,ion, and glfacier-Septemiber 1 to June 30, both dates
inclusive.
F'oix-red, (cross. and silver, and lynx-November 16 to February 15, both
hi tes inclusive.
Blue fox-on the Aleutian Islands Reservation only-November 16 to
Febritntry 15., both d;ites inclusive.
Wolf or wolvereine, no chlose(d sellson.







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Exccption.s: Kodiak-Afognak Islands Group, includiling Dark Island as
the outermost island on the north, Marmot Island on the east, and Tugidak
and Trinity Islands on the west and south-
Fox-red, cross, and silver-land otter, weisl (ermine), November 16 to
February 15, both dates inclusive.
District 2:
Muskrat, May 1 to June 10, both dates inclusive.
Marten, mink, land otter, and weasel (ermine), Noveumber 16 to March 31,
both dates inclusive.
Fox-red, cross, and silver-and lynx, Novoeiher 16 to March 15, both
dates inclusive.
Fox-white and blue-(north of latitude t120, and on Bering Sea drain;ige
south of latitude 62, to Bristol Bay), December 1 to March 31, both
dates inclusive.
Black, cinnamon, or glacier bear, wolf, or wolverene may be killed at any
time.
District 3:
Muskrat, May 1 to June 10, both dates inclusive.
Marten, mink, land otter, and weasel (ermine), November 16 to March 31,
both dates inclusive.
Fox and lynx, December 1 to March 31, both dl:itf's inclusive.
Black, cinnamon, or glacier bear, wolf, or wolverene may be killed at any
time.

REGULATION 6.-ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS AND DESTRUCTION OF HOUSES, DAMS, OR
RUNWAYS OF BEAVER.

The killing of any of the following laid fur-bearing arinm.lts, viz: White fox,
blue fox, red fox, cross fox, black or silver fox, mink, marten (American
sable), land otter, weasel (ermine), muskrat, and beaver, by the use of a jack
or pit lamp or any other artificial light, and the destruction of the houses,
dams, or runways of beaver by the use of dynamite or other explosives, or in
any other manner, is prohibited at all times.

REGULATION 7.-TRAPS.

The killing of any land fur-bearing animal at any time by means of the trap
or device known as the "klips," or by means of any steel bear trap or any other
trap with jaws having a spread exceeding 8 inches, is prohibited.

REGULATION 8.-DOGS.

The use of dogs for pursuing and killing any land fur-ba1ring animal, ex-
cept bear, for which a close season is prescribed for any peioriod, is prohibited.
REGULATION 9.-POISON.

The killing of any land fur-bearing aniiitil by means of strychnine or any
other poison is prohibited at all times.
REGULATION 10.-SEIZURE OF' SKINS.

All skins of land fur-bearing animals killed in violation of th-,se regulations
found in the possession of any person in Alaska shall be seized by wardens and
other officers designated by the Secretary of Agriculture, or other officers au-
thorized by law, and such wardens and other officPrs shall hold such skins for
such disposition as shall be ordered by the eourt having jurisdiction of a suit
for condemnation and forfeiture thereof.
REGULATION 11.-SHIPMENTS OF FURS TO 3E REPORTED.

Shipments of furs consigned to points outside of Alaska. which may be made
at any time, shall be reported to the Bureau of Biological Survey, Department
of Agriculture, on appropriate blaflks which will be supplied for that purpos.e.
On and after September 1, 1923, all regulations for the protection
of land fur-bearing animals in Alaska made and published by the








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Secretary of Agriculture under authority of the Alaska fur law
prior to the regulations hereby made and published shall be and are
hereby revoked.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused
the official seal of the United States Department of Agriculture to
be affixed, in the City of Washington, this 22d day of August, 1923.
[SEAL.] HENRY C. WALLACE,
Secretary of Agriculture.


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
not present, are principall, and are to be tried and punished as suih. By this
section any pers,,n 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 person
shall sell or deliver any arsenic, corrosive sublimate, prussic acid, or other
poison, without having the word "poison and the true name thereof in Eng-
lish written or printed upon a label attached to the vial, box, or parcel contain-
ing the same, such per.-iij, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine
of not less than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars.


Penalties for Unlawful Shipment and Transportation.
(Criminal Code-Act of March 4, 1909. 35 Stat., 1137.)

SEC. 242. It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver to any common car-
rier for transportation, 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 ainiimals or birds, the importation of which
is prohibited, or the dead 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 from 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 may 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: Provided further, T1ha;it nothing herein shall prevent the importation,
transportation, or sale of birds or bird plumage manufactured from the feath-
ers of buarnyard fowls. *
SEC. 244. For each eva-sion 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 s etioiis shall be fined not more than two hundred
dollars; and the carrier knowingly carrying or transporting the samo in viola-
tion of said sections shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars.




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