Regulations for the protection of game in certain localities in Alaska

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S. R. A.-B. S. 38. U.S. DEPOSITORY March 1, 1921.

United States Department of Agriculture,

BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY.
E. W. NELSON, Chief of Bureau,.


SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS.


REGULATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF GAME IN CERTAIN
LOCALITIES IN ALASKA.

By virtue of the authority conferred upon the Secretary of Agri-
culture by section 2 of the act of May 11. 1908 (35 Stat., 102; Com-
piled Laws of Alaska, sec. 331), entitled, "An act to amend an act
entitled 'An act for the protection of game in Alaska. and for other
purposes,' approved June 7, 1902," the following regulations for the
protection of game in Alaska are made and published to take effect
March 1, 1921:
REGULATION 1.-OPEN SEASONS FOR BIG GAME,
The killing of deer in southeastern Alaska east of longitude 141" is hereby
limited to deer having horns not less than 3 inches long, and the seals.,n for
killing such deer is limited to the period from September 1 to Novenmbtr 15,
both dates inclusive.
The killing of moose, caribou, and mountain sheep in Alaska north of latitude
62 is hereby limited to the period from August 201) to December 31, both dates
inclusive.
The killing of mountain goats east of Cook Inlet and the Sunitnna River
(except on the eastern part of the Kenal Peninsula, as specified in i-iegulation 9)
and in southeastern Alaska east of longitude 141 is hereby limited to the
period from August 20 to October 31, both dates inclusive.
REGULATION 2.-LIMITS.
The number of deer that may be killed by any one person during the opl3n
season in southeastern Alaska east of longitude 141 is hereby limited to three.
The number of goats that may be killed by any (,ne l)erson during the oljen
season is hereby limited to three.
REGULATION 3.-THE KILLING OF FEMALES AND YOUNG OF CERTAIN ANIMALS.
The killing of female mountain sheep, female deer, mnountaini-sheel, hInibs,
mountain-goat kids, and fawns of deer and caribou south of the Arctic Circle
is hereby prohibited.
REGULATION 4.-DEER ON CERTAIN ISLANDS.
The killing of deer on Kodiak Island and Long Island; on the islands of
Hawkins, Hinchinbrook, and Montague, in Prince William Sound; and on the
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following islands in southeastern Alaska: Duke Island, near Dixon Entrance;
Gravina Island, near Ketchikan ; Kruzof Island, west of Sitka ; San Juan Island
and Sueinez Island, near Klawak; and Zerembo Island, near Wrangell, is hereby
prohibited until March 1, 1923.

REGULATION 5.-THE SALE OF DEER MEAT IN SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA, AND
POSSESSION OF DEER AND PARTS THEREOF KILLED IN CLOSE SEASON.

The sale, directly or indirectly, of deer nmeat in southeastern Alaska east of
longitude 141 is hereby prohibited; and no deer meat shall be procured for
serving and served in any boarding lhiuse, cafe. cannery, eating house, hotel,
mess house, or restaurant by the proprietor thereof or his agent, in southeastern
Alask;i east of longitude 141, and no deer meat or caribou meat shall be received
or served on board any steamer or other vessel in the waters of the South
Coast of Alaska between Unimnk Pass and Dixon Entrance. Possession of deer,
or any part thereof, killed in the close season, is prohibited, except possession
thereof by natives, miners, and explorers in accordance with the exemptions
contained in section 1 of the Alaska game law of May 11, 1908 (35 Stat., 102,
Compiled Laws of Alaska, sec. 331).

REGULATION 6.-SALE OF MEAT, CARCASSES OR PARTS THEREOF OF MOOSE,
CARIBOU, MOUNTAIN SHEEP, AND MOUNTAIN GOATS, IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN
ALASKA.

The sale, directly or indirectly, of the meat, carcasses or parts thereof, of
moose, caribou, mountain sheep, or mountain goats, in Alaska south of the
summit of the Chugach or Coast RLange Mountains, including all of the Kenai
Peniiisula, and the Alaska Peninsula, and thence east to longitude 141, and the
shipping:. of the meat, carcasses or parts thereof, of said animals, for sale from
Anchorage, Seward, or other points on the Kenai Peninsula or from points on
the Alaskai Peninsula, is hereby lprohihited; anld no meat, carcasses or parts
thereof, of said animals shall be accepted for shipment to other points in Alaska
unle.-,s acc4,nlpanied by itridavit of the owner that they were- not purchased and
are not intended for sale.
The nmeat of moose, ,.i ribou, mountain sheep, or mountain goats, shall not be
procured for serving and served in any boarding house, cafe, cannery, eating
house, hotel, mess house, or restaurant by the proprietor thereof or his agent
in Alaska south of the summit of the (.liugach or Co;ist Range Mountains,
including all of the Keuai Peninsula and the Alaska Peninsula, and thence east
to longitude 141.

REGULATION 7.-HIRING HUNTERS PROHIBITED.

The hiring of any person, directly or indirectly, to kill or capture game birds
or game animals for any boarding house, cafe. cannery, eating house, hotel,
mness house, or restaurant in Alaska south of the Arctic Circle is hereby pro-
hibited.

REGULATION 8.-HUNTING DEER OR MOOSE WITH ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS.
Hunting or killing deer or moose in southeastern Alaska with the aid of fires
or with the use of jacklights, searchlights, or other artificial lights is pro-
hihited.
REGULATION 9.-KILLING OF CARIBOU AND MOUNTAIN SHEEP ON THE KENAI
PENINSULA.

The killing of caribou on the Kenai Peninsula is hereby prohibited until
March 1, 1923.






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The killing of mountain sheep and mountain goats in the eastern part of the
Kenai Peninsula east of longitude 150 (the location of which is indicated by
a north and south line passing through the Stalter Place on Kenai River) is
hereby prohibited until March 1, 1923.
REGULATION 10.-KILLING GAME AND BIRDS TO FEED DOGS AND FOXES.
No game animal or game bird shall be killed, and no such animal or bird or
the carcasses or parts thereof shall be sold, purchased, or procured, for the
purpose of feeding them to foxes or other fur-bearing animals in captivity of
to di.g, bardle,1 for pay.
REGULATION 11.-PREVENTING DESTRUCTION OF GAME BY DOGS.
Killing or lermnitting the killing ot moose, deer, c-iribou, mountain sheep, or
mountain goats with dogs, permnritting any of the said animals to be killed by
dogs. or permitting dogs to hunt moose, d(leer, caribou, mountain sleep, or moun-
tain goats, in Alaska sourh of the Arctic Circle is hereby prohibited. On the
Kenai Peninsula no dogs shall be allowed to run at large or, unless accoim-
panied by or under the immediate control of their owners or custodians, shall
be allowed outside the immediate vicinity of the towns of Hope, Kenai, Roose-
velt, Seldovia, Seward. and Sunrise. For the purp.oses of this regulation the
immediate vicinity of the towns shall be :'considered to mean 1 mile in any
direction from the post office.
REGULATION 12.-USE OF POISONS TO KILL PREDATORY ANIMALS.

The use of strychnine or other poisons in killing predatory animals in Alaska
is forbidden, except that poison may be used un(ler official directions for the
destruction of wolves and coyotes by game and fur wardens of the Department
of Agriculture and by game wardens in the Territorial service.
On and after March 1, 1921. all regulations for the protection of
game in Alaska made and published by the Secretary of Agriculture
under authority of the Alaska game law prior to the regulations
hereby made and published, except the regulations of August 1, 1908,
relating to the collection of specimens for scientific purposes and the
-capture or shipment of live animals and birds for exhibition or
propagation, and the export of specimens from Alaska, shall be and
are hereby revoked.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and official
seal in the District of Columbia, this 21st day of February, 19-21.
[SEAL.] E. T. MEREDITH,
Secretary of Agriculture.









WASHINGTON : GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1921


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