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  • 2016 - 2017Migratory Bird

    HuntingRegulationsSummary

    ALASKA

    Photo by Milo BurchamGraphic Design by Sue Steinacher

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    WHATS NEW IN 2016?Changes to Regulations This YearBrant, all zones, daily bag and possession limits are increased to 3 daily, 9 in possession.White Geese, all zones, daily bag and possession limits are increased to 6 daily, 18 in possession.Canvasback, all zones, daily bag and possession limits are increased to 2 daily, 6 in possession.

    Federal Duck Stamp Exemption ReminderLast year a law was passed to exempt certain waterfowl harvesters in Alaska from having to purchase and carry a federal duck stamp.

    If you are eligible to participate in the harvest of waterfowl and their eggs for subsistence purposes in the spring and summer, you are not required to have a federal duck stamp.

    If you are not eligible to hunt in the spring and summer, but are a qualified permanent rural resident (defined by Federal Subsistence Management Regulations), you may hunt in the fall and winter seasons and are not required to have a federal duck stamp.

    Everyone is required to have a state hunting license and state duck stamp in their possession to harvest waterfowl (see exceptions on page 3).The 2016 Duck StampThe 2016 state duck stamp features a photo of a Pacific Brant in flight by photographer Milo Burcham of Cordova, AK. Pacific Brant are small, dark geese with large wings, short necks, and a relatively small head and bill. While mostly black on the head, bill, breast, primaries, tail and legs they are distinguished by unique plumage markings on their neck where a series of white striations form a necklace. These markings make them easily distinguishable from other species of geese. In Alaska the Pacific Brant is found primarily on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Seward Peninsula, and North Slope during breeding season. During fall migration the majority of the Pacific Brant population, including birds from Russia and Canada, stage in Izembek Lagoon near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. This major staging area contains the largest eel grass beds in the world; the primary food source for Brant. In November, Pacific Brant migrate south along the Pacific coast, with most of the population wintering along the Baja Peninsula and west coast of mainland Mexico. Smaller groups of birds can be found along the coast of California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. About 30 percent of the population stays at Izembek Lagoon for the winter. Pacific Brant are managed for a population objective of 162,000 birds with a current Midwinter Survey average of 157,699 birds. This population has seen a slight increase in the past 5 years, but overall has been relatively stable.

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    LICENSE AND STAMP REQUIREMENTSResident Hunters July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, all Alaska residents age 16 or older must possess a hunting license ($25.00) to hunt in Alaska and must carry it while hunting. Resident hunters 60 years old or older may obtain a free, permanent identification card issued by the Department. This card replaces the sport fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses. Disabled veterans qualified under AS 16.05.341 may receive a free hunting license. Residents with an annual family income below $8,200 (before taxes) may buy a $5.00 low-income license.

    Effective January 1, 2017, all Alaska Residents age 18 or older must possess a hunting license ($45.00) to hunt in Alaska and must carry it while hunting. Residents with an annual family income equal to or less than the most recent poverty guidelines for the state may buy a $5.00 low-income license.

    Nonresident and Alien Hunters All nonresident and alien hunters, regardless of age, must possess the appropriate hunting license. Nonresidents may buy a small game license for $20.00 (effective January 1, 2017, the small game license will be $30.00) or a hunting license for $85.00 (effective January 1, 2017, the hunting license will be $160.00). Nonresident aliens may buy a hunting license for $300.00 (effective January 1, 2017, the hunting license will be $630.00)

    Nonresident Military Personnel Active duty members of the US military or the US Coast Guard, and their dependents, who do not qualify as residents and who are permanently stationed in Alaska may obtain a special military hunting license at the resident rate. This special resident rate only applies to permanently stationed military with permanent change of station (PCS) papers showing effective date of transfer.

    Federal Duck Stamps All waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older must have a current Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp except:A Federal Duck Stamp is not required if you are a qualified permanent rural Alaska resident or an eligible person living in an included area. Seasons when you may hunt without a federal duck stamp vary depending on how you qualify for this exemption. However, you must purchase a hunting license and state duck stamp unless you qualify for license and duck stamp exemptions listed below. For questions or clarifications, please contact the USFWS Office of Law Enforcement at (907) 786-3311.

    State Duck Stamps: An Alaska Waterfowl Conservation Stamp $5.00, (effective January 1, 2017, the state duck stamp will be $10.00) and HIP enrollment is required unless you: are an Alaska resident under the age of 16 (effective January 1, 2017,

    Alaska residents under the age of 18); are an Alaska resident 60 years old or older; are a disabled veteran eligible for a free license; or qualify for a low income license. Continued...

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    LICENSE AND STAMP REQUIREMENTS CONTINUEDState and federal stamps that are purchased from license vendors must be signed across the face in ink and must be carried at all times while hunting waterfowl. Stamps do not need to be attached to a hunting license. State stamps are not required to hunt snipes and cranes.

    If purchased online, the state duck stamp will be numerically printed on your license.

    You can purchase licenses and state duck stamps online at http://adfg.alaska.gov/ .

    HIP ENROLLMENTMost migratory bird hunters are required to enroll in the nationwide Harvest Information Program (HIP). Hunters required to enroll in HIP must carry proof of enrollment while hunting. Your state duck stamp is proof that you enrolled in the HIP and the serial number on the front of the state duck stamp is the HIP number

    HIP enrollment can be accomplished by: 1. Completing a HIP form at a license vendor when purchasing a state duck

    stamp.2. Completing the HIP questionnaire when purchasing a state duck stamp

    online.

    Hunters selected for the National Harvest Survey will receive a letter and hunting record form to keep track of harvested birds. A more detailed questionnaire will be sent later to record hunting effort and harvest during this season. Survey responses are only used for estimating hunter activity and harvest.

    For more HIP information call (907) 267-2527 during business hours, or leave a message.

    The State of Alaska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Contact [email protected] for alternative formats of this publication.

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    YOUTH HUNTER EDUCATION REQUIREMENT In Units 7, 13, 14, 15, and 20: If you were born after January 1, 1986 and are 16 years old or older, you

    must complete Basic Hunter Education before hunting.

    If you are under 16, you must either complete Basic Hunter Education or hunt under the direct supervision of a hunter who has completed the course or was born on or before January 1, 1986.

    ONLINE REGULATIONSThe Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations may be obtained online at:http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=hunting.huntingregulations

    Federal Migratory Bird Subsistence RegulationsThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published federal regulations governing traditional spring and summer subsistence hunting of migratory birds in Alaska. The regulations allow permanent residents of designated harvest areas to hunt certain species of migratory birds during specified open seasons. For more information, contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Migratory Bird Comanagement Council: (877) 229-2344 or online at: http://alaska.fws.gov/ambcc/Regulations.htm

    Need a Waterfowl Hunting Guide?All waterfowl hunting guides operating in Alaska are required to register with ADF&G before guiding clients. If you would like a list of registered waterfowl guides, view or download the current list at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/hunting/waterfowlhunting/pdfs/wfguides.pdf or contact the Waterfowl Program at 907-267-2527. ADF&G does not recommend or vouch for any specific guides or businesses.

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    ILLEGAL METHODS OF TAKING GAMEGame means any species of bird, reptile and mammal, including a feral domestic animal, found or introduced in the state, except domestic birds and mammals (AS 16.05.940(18)).The following restrictions apply to the taking of waterfowl, snipe and cranes. Refer to current Alaska State Hunting Regulations for descriptions of illegal methods of taking other types of game.

    You May NOT: Hunt with a rifle, pistol, or a shotgun larger than 10-gauge. Hunt with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells

    (magazines must be plugged to hold two shells). Hunt with shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot. Have lead shot in personal possession while hunting. Hunt with shot sizes larger than T (0.20 diameter). Shoot on, from, or across the drivable surface of any constructed

    road or highway. Use poison or a substance that temporarily incapacitates wildlife

    to kill any game species without written permission from the Board of Game, or with the use of an Electronic Control Device (ECD) Taser-type device that temporarily incapacitates game, except under a permit issued by the Department.

    Use a helicopter to hunt, transport hunters, hunting gear, game meat or trophies, or equipment used to pursue or retrieve game.

    Take game from motorized vehicles on land, except under provisions for disabled persons in state and federal regulations.

    Take game from a motor driven boat if the motor is running or if the boat is still moving because of the motor. You may use the motor to retrieve a dead or injured bird.

    Drive, herd, molest or harass game with any motorized vehicle. Use a machine gun or set gun. Wear foot gear with felt soles or other absorbent fibrous material

    in freshwater streams. Use a pit, fire, artificial light, laser sight, electronic night vision

    scope, radio communication, cellular or satellite telephone, artificial salt lick, explosive, expanding gas arrow, bomb, smoke, or chemical (excluding scent lures).

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    FIELD POSSESSIONYou may not possess or transport more than the daily bag limit while in the field, or while returning from the field to your vehicle, camp, etc. (50 CFR 20.35). You may retain up to stated possession limits of migratory birds in camps, primary residences, principal means of transportation (automobile), processing facilities, post offices, and common carriers. It is illegal to possess live birds without a permit; wounded birds must be killed immediately. Waterfowl may be plucked in the field but one fully feathered wing or the head must remain attached to allow species identification during transport. See below, Additional Federal Regulations for tagging (labeling) and transporting birds.

    SALVAGE OF MEAT You must salvage all the edible meat of game birds for human consumption. For ducks and snipe this is defined as the meat of the breast. For swans, geese (including brant) and cranes this is defined as the meat of the breast and meat of the legs and thighs (femur, tibiotarsus, and fibula).

    USE OF GAME You may not buy or sell game meat.

    MARKED GAMEAnimals marked (banded, collared, transmitter attached, web or wing tagged, etc.) for scientific studies are legal game. However, if you take a marked animal, you must notify either the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (907-267-2527) or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Reporting Marked Birds Is Easy!You can furnish valuable data on the origin, movements, and ages of ducks and geese by reporting band numbers and collar observations. You may keep the bands and collar and you will receive a certificate showing the date and location each bird was originally marked. Please call or use the Internet:

    USGS Bird Banding LaboratoryToll-free (800) 327-BAND

    http://www.reportband.gov

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    ADDITIONAL FEDERAL REGULATIONSIn addition to state regulations, certain federal regulations (50 CFR 20) apply to migratory bird hunting. For complete federal hunting rules, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 786-3311.No person shall take migratory game birds: With a trap, net, fishhook, swivel gun, punt gun, or battery gun. From a sink box providing concealment below the water. By the use or aid of live decoys. Using recordings of migratory birdcalls or electrically amplified

    imitations of birdcalls. By baiting or on areas reasonably known to be baited. Areas are

    considered baited for ten days after complete removal of all bait.Tagging (Labeling of Game)You must label migratory birds before leaving them at any place other than the hunters residence or before placing them in the custody of another person for any purpose. A tag must include the number and species of birds, date killed, and address and signature of the hunter.

    Transportation and Shipment All migratory game birds being transported in the United States must have a head or one fully feathered wing attached until they reach the possessors home or a preservation facility. Packages containing migratory game birds or parts that are shipped by post or common carrier must be marked on the outside with the name and address of both the sender and recipient, and the number of birds, by species, in the package.

    Import/ExportCheck both specific export limits of other countries and import limits for the United States. One fully feathered wing must remain attached to all migratory game birds being imported or exported until they reach ones home or a preservation facility. No person may import migratory birds belonging to another person.

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    NONTOXIC SHOT: The Solution to Lead PoisoningNontoxic shot is required for hunting waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and snipe in Alaska. It is a violation to have shells loaded with lead shot in personal possession while hunting migratory birds. Shot sizes larger than T (0.20 diameter) are prohibited. Nontoxic shot also is required for muzzleloading shotguns. Current federally approved nontoxic shot types include: steel, bismuth-tin, tungsten-iron, tungsten-bronze, tungsten polymer, tungsten matrix, tungsten-tin-bismuth, TNI (HEVI-METAL), and TINT (HEVI-SHOT). Steel remains the most widely used and extensively tested nontoxic shot in the field. A complete list of approved nontoxic shot is available at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/CurrentBirdIssues/nontoxic.htm

    SHOOTING STEEL SHOTThere are two major differences between steel and lead shot: steel is LIGHTER and ROUNDER than lead shot. These characteristics affect both the energy for penetrating birds and the size of the downrange shot string needed to intercept birds.

    If you intend to hunt on private land, always ask permission of the owner and

    respect your privileges.

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    STEEL IS LIGHTER . . . USE A LARGER SHOT SIZESteel pellets weigh about one-third less than lead pellets of the same size. To compensate for weight differences and improve downrange energy, use steel shot one or two sizes larger than the old lead load. The chart Proven Steel Shot Loads for Waterfowl & Upland Game Birds shows both typical effective ranges for various shot sizes and the desired patterning performance for taking different sizes of birds. The chart can be found at http://www.hunter-ed.com/ak/course/ch2_steel_shot.htm

    STEEL IS ROUNDER . . .USE A MORE OPEN CHOKESoft lead shot is deformed during firing and passage through the barrel, forming longer and wider shot strings of irregular pellets. Steel shot manufacturing produces pellets that are more round than lead. The iron used in steel shot is about three times harder than lead pellets (but softer than gun barrels), so it does not deform when fired or when it strikes birds. Steels more aerodynamic shape delivers better pattern density and penetration, but shot strings are shorter and narrower than with lead loads. More open chokes such as Improved Cylinder and Modified will enlarge patterns and lengthen shot strings to provide more margin of error in elevation aim and trigger timing.

    FOR MORE INFORMATIONFor information on shotshell performance and shotgun skills clinics, contact Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Hunter Information and Training at (907) 267-2187.

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    SOUTHEAST Units 1-4 (restricted and closed areas on page 13)Sept. 16-Dec. 31Ducks1 7 per day, 21 in possessionSea Ducks2 Residents 10 per day, 20 in possession Nonresidents 7 per day, 20 per seasonCanada Geese 4 per day, 12 in possessionWhite-fronted Geese 4 per day, 12 in possessionWhite Geese 6 per day, 18 in possessionBrant 3 per day, 9 in possessionEmperor Geese NO OPEN SEASONTundra Swans NO OPEN SEASONCommon Snipe 8 per day, 24 in possessionSandhill Cranes 2 per day, 6 in possession

    Special Bag Limit Restrictions1 DUCKS (except sea ducks): General duck limits may include

    no more than 2 canvasback per day, 6 in possession. SEA DUCKS: Include harlequin duck, long-tailed duck (oldsquaw); common, king, Stellers and spectacled eider; surf, black and white-winged scoter; and common and red-breasted merganser. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide. For purposes of these regulations, bufflehead and goldeneyes (Barrows and common) are not considered sea ducks. 2 Residents may take no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession

    of harlequin ducks and no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of long-tailed ducks. Nonresidents may not take or possess more than 20 sea ducks per season, including no more than 4 each of any sea duck species. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide.

    GEESE: Canada geese include any combination of Cackling (small bodied Canada geese) or Canada geese. White geese include snow and Rosss geese.

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    FALCONRY: A falconry permit is required to take, possess or hunt with an authorized species of raptor. Total combined limits for all migratory game birds taken by falconry are 3 per day, 9 in possession.

    RESTRICTED AND CLOSED AREASGMU 1: Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge is closed to hunting, except for waterfowl, snipe and cranes. No person may use any off-road or all-terrain vehicle, motorcycle, or other motorized vehicle (except a boat) within the refuge. All waterfowl hunters are required to complete a certified hunter education course. Hunters under 10 may complete a course or hunt under the supervision of an adult. Before hunting in the refuge, all hunters must register with the Department and carry proof of registration in the field. Check for local zone closures.Mendenhall Lake Closed Area is closed to hunting within mile of Mendenhall Lake, the U.S. Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center and the centers parking area.

    Auke Lake is closed to the taking of waterfowl.

    SHOOTING HOURSMigratory bird hunting is permitted from one-half hour before sun-rise until sunset. The tables included in this book (based on U.S. Weather Bureau data) are exact shooting times, starting on Alaska Daylight Time and changing to Alaska Standard Time on the first Sunday in November (November 6, 2016). Shooting times differ by latitude and longitude, and change daily.

    If you are not at one of the listed locations, you may estimate times by adding 4 minutes for each degree of longitude West, or subtract 4 minutes for each degree of longitude East of the nearest listed loca-tion. Example: if you are in Kotzebue, you are 3 degrees east of the nearest location, Nome. Your shooting will begin and end 12 minutes (3 degrees x 4 minutes) before the times listed for Nome.

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    JUNEAU SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End

    01 6:34 6:29 7:45 5:07 7:51 3:1302 6:36 6:27 7:47 5:05 7:53 3:1203 6:38 6:24 7:49 5:02 7:54 3:1104 6:40 6:21 7:52 5:00 7:56 3:1005 6:42 6:18 7:54 4:58 7:58 3:09 06 6:45 6:15 6:56 3:55 7:59 3:0807 6:47 6:12 6:59 3:53 8:01 3:0808 6:49 6:10 7:01 3:51 8:02 3:0709 6:51 6:07 7:04 3:49 8:04 3:0710 6:54 6:04 7:06 3:47 8:05 3:06 11 6:56 6:01 7:08 3:45 8:06 3:0612 6:58 5:59 7:11 3:43 8:07 3:0613 7:00 5:56 7:13 3:41 8:09 3:0614 7:03 5:53 7:15 3:39 8:10 3:0615 7:05 5:51 7:17 3:37 8:11 3:06 16 6:01 7:12 7:07 5:48 7:20 3:35 8:12 3:0617 6:03 7:09 7:10 5:45 7:22 3:33 8:12 3:0618 6:05 7:06 7:12 5:42 7:24 3:31 8:13 3:0619 6:07 7:04 7:14 5:40 7:26 3:29 8:14 3:0720 6:10 7:01 7:17 5:37 7:29 3:28 8:14 3:07 21 6:12 6:58 7:19 5:35 7:31 3:26 8:15 3:0722 6:14 6:55 7:21 5:32 7:33 3:24 8:15 3:0823 6:16 6:52 7:24 5:29 7:35 3:23 8:16 3:0924 6:18 6:49 7:26 5:27 7:37 3:21 8:16 3:0925 6:20 6:46 7:28 5:24 7:39 3:20 8:16 3:10 26 6:23 6:44 7:31 5:22 7:41 3:19 8:16 3:1127 6:25 6:41 7:33 5:19 7:43 3:17 8:16 3:1228 6:27 6:38 7:35 5:17 7:45 3:16 8:16 3:1329 6:29 6:35 7:38 5:14 7:47 3:15 8:16 3:1430 6:31 6:32 7:40 5:12 7:49 3:14 8:16 3:16 31 7:42 5:09 8:16 3:17

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    SITKA SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End

    01 6:36 6:34 7:44 5:15 7:46 3:2502 6:38 6:31 7:46 5:13 7:48 3:2403 6:41 6:28 7:48 5:11 7:49 3:2304 6:43 6:26 7:50 5:09 7:51 3:2205 6:45 6:23 7:53 5:07 7:52 3:22

    06 6:47 6:20 6:55 4:04 7:54 3:2107 6:49 6:18 6:57 4:02 7:55 3:2108 6:51 6:15 6:59 4:00 7:57 3:2009 6:53 6:12 7:01 3:58 7:58 3:2010 6:55 6:10 7:04 3:56 7:59 3:19

    11 6:58 6:07 7:06 3:54 8:01 3:1912 7:00 6:04 7:08 3:52 8:02 3:1913 7:02 6:02 7:10 3:51 8:03 3:1914 7:04 5:59 7:12 3:49 8:04 3:1915 7:06 5:57 7:15 3:47 8:05 3:19

    16 6:05 7:15 7:08 5:54 7:17 3:45 8:06 3:1917 6:08 7:12 7:10 5:52 7:19 3:43 8:06 3:1918 6:10 7:09 7:13 5:49 7:21 3:42 8:07 3:1919 6:12 7:07 7:15 5:47 7:23 3:40 8:08 3:2020 6:14 7:04 7:17 5:44 7:25 3:39 8:08 3:20

    21 6:16 7:01 7:19 5:42 7:27 3:37 8:09 3:2122 6:18 6:58 7:21 5:39 7:29 3:36 8:09 3:2123 6:20 6:56 7:24 5:37 7:31 3:34 8:10 3:2224 6:22 6:53 7:26 5:34 7:33 3:33 8:10 3:2325 6:24 6:50 7:28 5:32 7:35 3:32 8:10 3:24

    26 6:26 6:48 7:30 5:29 7:37 3:30 8:10 3:2427 6:28 6:45 7:32 5:27 7:39 3:29 8:10 3:2528 6:30 6:42 7:35 5:25 7:41 3:28 8:10 3:2629 6:32 6:39 7:37 5:22 7:42 3:27 8:10 3:2730 6:34 6:37 7:39 5:20 7:44 3:26 8:10 3:29

    31 7:41 5:18 8:10 3:30

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    PETERSBURG SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 6:27 6:25 7:33 5:07 7:35 3:1702 6:29 6:22 7:35 5:05 7:37 3:1603 6:31 6:19 7:38 5:02 7:38 3:1504 6:33 6:16 7:40 5:00 7:40 3:1505 6:35 6:14 7:42 3:58 7:41 3:14 06 6:37 6:11 6:44 3:56 7:43 3:1307 6:39 6:09 6:46 3:54 7:44 3:1308 6:41 6:06 6:49 3:52 7:45 3:1209 6:43 6:03 6:51 3:50 7:47 3:1210 6:45 6:01 6:53 3:48 7:48 3:12 11 6:48 5:58 6:55 3:46 7:49 3:1112 6:50 5:55 6:57 3:44 7:50 3:1113 6:52 5:53 6:59 3:42 7:51 3:1114 6:54 5:50 7:02 3:40 7:52 3:1115 6:56 5:48 7:04 3:39 7:53 3:11 16 5:56 7:05 6:58 5:45 7:06 3:37 7:54 3:1117 5:58 7:03 7:00 5:43 7:08 3:35 7:55 3:1118 6:00 7:00 7:03 5:40 7:10 3:34 7:56 3:1219 6:02 6:57 7:05 5:38 7:12 3:32 7:56 3:1220 6:04 6:54 7:07 5:35 7:14 3:30 7:57 3:13 21 6:06 6:52 7:09 5:33 7:16 3:29 7:57 3:1322 6:08 6:49 7:11 5:30 7:18 3:28 7:58 3:1423 6:10 6:46 7:13 5:28 7:20 3:26 7:58 3:1424 6:12 6:44 7:16 5:25 7:22 3:25 7:59 3:1525 6:14 6:41 7:18 5:23 7:24 3:24 7:59 3:16 26 6:16 6:38 7:20 5:21 7:26 3:22 7:59 3:1727 6:18 6:35 7:22 5:18 7:28 3:21 7:59 3:1828 6:21 6:33 7:24 5:16 7:30 3:20 7:59 3:1929 6:23 6:30 7:27 5:14 7:31 3:19 7:59 3:2030 6:25 6:27 7:29 5:11 7:33 3:18 7:59 3:21 31 7:31 5:09 7:59 3:22

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    KETCHIKAN SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 6:20 6:20 7:23 5:06 7:21 3:2102 6:22 6:18 7:25 5:04 7:22 3:2003 6:24 6:15 7:27 5:02 7:24 3:1904 6:26 6:13 7:29 5:00 7:25 3:1805 6:28 6:10 7:31 4:58 7:27 3:18

    06 6:30 6:07 6:33 3:56 7:28 3:1707 6:32 6:05 6:35 3:54 7:29 3:1708 6:34 6:02 6:37 3:53 7:31 3:1709 6:36 6:00 6:39 3:51 7:32 3:1610 6:38 5:57 6:41 3:49 7:33 3:16

    11 6:40 5:55 6:43 3:47 7:34 3:1612 6:42 5:53 6:45 3:45 7:35 3:1613 6:44 5:50 6:47 3:44 7:36 3:1614 6:46 5:48 6:49 3:42 7:37 3:1615 6:48 5:45 6:51 3:40 7:38 3:16

    16 5:52 6:59 6:50 5:43 6:53 3:39 7:39 3:1617 5:54 6:56 6:52 5:40 6:55 3:37 7:40 3:1618 5:56 6:54 6:54 5:38 6:57 3:36 7:40 3:1619 5:57 6:51 6:56 5:36 6:59 3:34 7:41 3:1720 5:59 6:49 6:58 5:33 7:01 3:33 7:42 3:17

    21 6:01 6:46 7:00 5:31 7:03 3:31 7:42 3:1822 6:03 6:43 7:02 5:29 7:05 3:30 7:43 3:1823 6:05 6:41 7:04 5:26 7:07 3:29 7:43 3:1924 6:07 6:38 7:06 5:24 7:09 3:28 7:43 3:2025 6:09 6:36 7:08 5:22 7:10 3:26 7:44 3:20

    26 6:11 6:33 7:10 5:19 7:12 3:25 7:44 3:2127 6:13 6:30 7:12 5:17 7:14 3:24 7:44 3:2228 6:15 6:28 7:14 5:15 7:16 3:23 7:44 3:2329 6:17 6:25 7:17 5:13 7:17 3:22 7:44 3:2430 6:18 6:23 7:19 5:11 7:19 3:21 7:44 3:25

    31 7:21 5:09 7:43 3:26

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    Special Bag Limit Restrictions1 DUCKS (except sea ducks): General duck limits may include

    no more than 2 canvasback per day, 6 in possession.

    SEA DUCKS: Include harlequin duck, long-tailed duck (oldsquaw); common, king, Stellers and spectacled eider; surf, black and white-winged scoter; and common and red-breasted merganser. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide. For purposes of these regulations, bufflehead and goldeneyes (Barrows and common) are not considered sea ducks. 2 Residents may take no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of harlequin ducks and no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of long-tailed ducks. Nonresidents may not take or possess more than 20 sea ducks per season, including no more than 4 each of any sea duck species. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide.

    Gulf Coast Units 5-7, 9, 10 (Unimak Is. only) 14-16 Sept. 1-Dec. 16 Ducks1 8 per day, 24 in possessionSea Ducks2, 3 Residents 10 per day, 20 in possession Nonresidents 8 per day, 20 per seasonCanada Geese4, 5, 6 4 per day, 12 in possessionWhite-fronted Geese 4 per day, 12 in possessionWhite Geese 6 per day, 18 in possessionBrant 3 per day, 9 in possessionEmperor Geese NO OPEN SEASONTundra Swans NO OPEN SEASONCommon Snipe 8 per day, 24 in possessionSandhill Cranes 2 per day, 6 in possession

    See pages 20-22 for restricted/closed areas.

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    3 Unit 15C, that portion of Kachemak Bay east of a line from Point Pogibshi to Anchor Point, limits for residents may include no more than 2 per day, 4 in possession of harlequin or long-tailed ducks, and no more than 1 per day, 2 in possession of eiders (king or common). Nonresidents may not take more than 8 per day or possess more than 20 sea ducks per season, including no more than 2 per day, 4 in possession may be harlequin or long-tailed ducks and no more than 1 per day, 2 in possession may be eider (king or common). In addition, nonresidents may not take or possess more than 4 each of any scoter or merganser species. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide.

    GEESE: Canada geese include any combination of Cackling (small bodied Canada geese) or Canada geese. White geese include snow and Rosss geese.4 Units 5 and 6, Canada goose season is Sept. 28-Dec. 16.5 Unit 6(D), Middleton Island, Canada goose hunting is by

    registration permit only. Possession limit is 1X the daily bag limit. Permits available in Anchorage or Cordova.

    6 In Unit 9 and Unimak Island portion of Unit 10, Canada goose limits are 6 per day, 18 in possession. White-fronted goose limits are 6 per day, 18 in possession.

    FALCONRY: A falconry permit is required to take, possess or hunt with an authorized species of raptor. Total combined limits for all migratory game birds taken by falconry are 3 per day, 9 in possession.

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    RESTRICTED OR CLOSED AREASGMU 7: Portage Glacier Closed Area is closed to the discharge of firearms within 150 yards of all developed facilities on Forest Service lands south of Portage Creek.GMU 14: Anchorage Management Area consists of all Cook Inlet drainages south of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military reservation and north of and including Rainbow Creek. Waterfowl may be taken only by falconry, but not in the Ship Creek drainage west of Post Road.Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge consists of all public land and water south and west of and adjacent to the toe of the bluff from Point Woronzof southeasterly to Potter Creek. Hunting is closed in that portion between the Alaska Railroad and the Old Seward Highway (Potter Marsh). On the remainder of the refuge, hunting is permitted only for small game by archery, falconry, and shotgun. However, shotgun hunting is prohibited in that portion designated by signs between the radio tower at Kincaid Park motocross area and Furrow Creek. Shotgun hunting is allowed only from September 1 through March 31. All hunters on the refuge must have completed a certified hunter education course and carry an annual registration permit issued by the Department. Motorized vehicles are prohibited, except by permit.Eklutna Lake Management Area: Drainages of Eklutna River and Lake upstream from the Glenn Highway, excluding those drainages flowing into the East Fork of Eklutna River upstream from the bridge above the lake and Thunderbird Creek, are open to hunting for small game by bow and arrow or falconry only from the day after Labor Day through April 30.Chugach State Park Management Area: That portion of the park outside of the Eagle River, Anchorage, and Eklutna Management Areas is open to hunting under regulations governing Unit 14(C), except that small game hunting is prohibited in the Tokle Creek drainage (Arctic Valley Ski Area).3Birchwood Management Area: All lands bounded on the south and west by Eagle River and the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military reservation, on the east by the Old Glenn Highway, and on the north by Peters Creek, are open to hunting for small game, but only by shotgun, bow and arrow, or falconry north and west of the Alaska Railroad.

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    Finger Lake west of Palmer is open to the hunting of waterfowl only by archery with flu-flu arrows or falconry.Susitna Flats State Game Refuge in Units 14 and 16: restrictions regarding use of motorized vehicles and aircraft (for details, see refuge General Permit requirements at www.refuges.adfg.alaska.gov or call (907) 861-3200, (907) 861-2112): a) Refuge Lands: the use off-road vehicles are prohibited except that those weighing less than 1,000 lbs. GVW (including ATVs and snow machines) may be used on refuge lands Nov 9 Mar 31 provided there is at least a 12-inch snow cover and sufficient ground frost to prevent penetration of or disturbance to the soil surface or plant roots. If operating on frozen waterways the ice cover must be of sufficient thickness to support the weight-bearing load of the off-road vehicle. If operating on the Enstar Gas Pipeline right-of-way, or the marked trails to Figure Eight Lake or Flat Horn Lake, the 12-inch snow cover requirement is waived but there must be sufficient ground frost to prevent penetration of or disturbance to the soil surface or plant roots. b) Aircraft: Landing is prohibited Apr 1 May 15 in the High Density Spring Waterfowl Staging Area (defined roughly as the coastal marsh seaward of the forested bluff edge).Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge - has restrictions regarding use of motorized vehicles, boats and aircraft (for details, see refuge General Permit requirements at www.refuges.adfg.alaska.gov or call (907) 861-3200, (907) 861-2112):a) Glenn Highway: No off-road vehicles (including ATVs and snow machines) may be used within mile of the Glenn Hwy but are allowed on the frozen surface of the Knik River and Wasilla Creek as discussed below, and on the Rabbit Slough access road. b) Refuge Lands: with the exception noted above, off-road vehicles (including ATVs and snow machines) weighing less than 1,000 lbs. GVW may only be used on refuge lands Nov 9 Mar 31 provided there is at least a 12-inch snow cover and sufficient ground frost to prevent penetration of or disturbance to the soil surface or plant roots. If operating on the frozen surface of the Knik River or Wasilla Creek, the ice cover must be of sufficient thickness to support the weight-bearing load of the off-road vehicle. c) Cottonwood Creek Trail: may be open to off-road vehicles from late-Aug Nov 15 only if the department determines trail conditions warrant use. When open, trail is restricted to vehicles less than 1,000 lbs. GVW and travel is only permitted on the marked trail from the western edge of the refuge along the north bank of Palmer Slough to a sign at the end of the trail. All trail users are subject to Special Area Permit requirements. d) Motorized watercraft: are allowed year-round on the Knik and Matanuska Rivers, and on Knik Arm. On Wasilla Creek (Rabbit Slough), motorized

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    watercraft may be used year-round, except that on weekends from July 15 - Aug 15 motorized watercraft capable of producing more than 42 lbs. of thrust or 3hp are prohibited. On all other refuge waters, you may use a motorized watercraft with a motor of 20 hp or less only from Aug 16 - Mar 31.e) Aircraft: landing is prohibited from Apr 1 - Nov 9.

    Goose Bay State Game Refuge: the use of off-road vehicles (including snow machines and ATVs) is prohibited except that the use of vehicles off-road weighing less than 1,000 lbs GVW can be used on all refuge lands from Nov 9 Mar 31 only when there is at least a 12-inch snow cover and sufficient ground frost to prevent penetration of or disturbance to the soil surface or plant roots. If operating on frozen waterways the ice cover must be of sufficient thickness to support the weight-bearing load of the off-road vehicle. For details, see refuge General Permit requirements at www.refuges.adfg.alaska.gov or call (907) 861-3200, (907) 861-2112).

    GMU 15: Moose River Closed Area, on and within mile of the Moose River between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge boundary and Sterling Highway, is closed to waterfowl hunting. Skilak Loop Management Area is open to small game hunting by bow and arrow during October 1 - March 1. Hunters age 16 or under may hunt small game with .22 caliber rimfire firearms and shotguns only during weekends Nov. 1 Dec. 31, only in the western portion of the area, and only when accompanied by a licensed hunter at least 18 years old. The youth hunter or the accompanying hunter must have successfully completed a hunter education course.

    GMU 16: Susitna Flats State Game Refuge: See restrictions under GMU 14 for details.

    Trading Bay State Game Refuge and Redoubt Bay Critical Habitat Area: the use off-road vehicles are prohibited except that those weighing less than 1,000 lbs. dry vehicle weight (including ATVs and snow machines) may be used on refuge lands Nov 9 Mar 31 provided there is at least a 12-inch snow cover and sufficient ground frost to prevent penetration of or disturbance to the soil surface or plant roots. If operating on frozen waterways the ice cover must be of sufficient thickness to support the weight-bearing load of the off-road vehicle. For details, see refuge General Permit requirements at: www.refuges.adfg.alaska.gov or call (907) 267-2342, (907) 861-2112.

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    CORDOVA SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 6:08 8:46 7:21 7:13 8:40 5:43 8:54 3:4002 6:11 8:42 7:23 7:10 8:42 5:40 8:56 3:3903 6:13 8:39 7:26 7:07 8:45 5:37 8:58 3:3804 6:16 8:36 7:28 7:04 8:48 5:35 9:00 3:3705 6:18 8:33 7:31 7:01 8:50 5:32 9:02 3:36

    06 6:20 8:30 7:33 6:57 7:53 4:30 9:04 3:3507 6:23 8:27 7:35 6:54 7:56 4:27 9:05 3:3408 6:25 8:24 7:38 6:51 7:58 4:25 9:07 3:3309 6:28 8:21 7:40 6:48 8:01 4:22 9:09 3:3310 6:30 8:18 7:43 6:45 8:03 4:20 9:10 3:32

    11 6:32 8:15 7:45 6:42 8:06 4:17 9:12 3:3212 6:35 8:12 7:48 6:39 8:09 4:15 9:13 3:3113 6:37 8:08 7:50 6:36 8:11 4:13 9:14 3:3114 6:40 8:05 7:53 6:33 8:14 4:11 9:15 3:3115 6:42 8:02 7:56 6:30 8:16 4:08 9:16 3:31

    16 6:44 7:59 7:58 6:28 8:19 4:06 9:17 3:3117 6:47 7:56 8:01 6:25 8:22 4:04 Season Closed18 6:49 7:53 8:03 6:22 8:24 4:02 19 6:52 7:50 8:06 6:19 8:27 4:00 20 6:54 7:47 8:08 6:16 8:29 3:58

    21 6:56 7:44 8:11 6:13 8:31 3:56 22 6:59 7:41 8:13 6:10 8:34 3:54 23 7:01 7:37 8:16 6:07 8:36 3:52 24 7:04 7:34 8:19 6:04 8:39 3:51 25 7:06 7:31 8:21 6:02 8:41 3:49

    26 7:09 7:28 8:24 5:59 8:43 3:47 27 7:11 7:25 8:27 5:56 8:46 3:46 28 7:13 7:22 8:29 5:53 8:48 3:44 29 7:16 7:19 8:32 5:51 8:50 3:43 30 7:18 7:16 8:34 5:48 8:52 3:41

    31 8:37 5:45

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    ANCHORAGE SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 6:23 9:04 7:38 7:29 8:59 5:56 9:17 3:5102 6:25 9:01 7:40 7:25 9:02 5:53 9:19 3:4903 6:28 8:57 7:43 7:22 9:05 5:50 9:21 3:4804 6:30 8:54 7:45 7:19 9:07 5:48 9:23 3:4705 6:33 8:51 7:48 7:16 9:10 5:45 9:25 3:46

    06 6:35 8:48 7:50 7:13 8:13 4:42 9:27 3:4507 6:38 8:45 7:53 7:10 8:16 4:40 9:28 3:4408 6:40 8:42 7:56 7:07 8:18 4:37 9:30 3:4309 6:43 8:38 7:58 7:04 8:21 4:35 9:32 3:4210 6:45 8:35 8:01 7:01 8:24 4:32 9:33 3:42

    11 6:48 8:32 8:03 6:57 8:27 4:30 9:35 3:4212 6:50 8:29 8:06 6:54 8:29 4:27 9:36 3:4113 6:53 8:26 8:08 6:51 8:32 4:25 9:37 3:4114 6:55 8:22 8:11 6:48 8:35 4:23 9:39 3:4115 6:58 8:19 8:14 6:45 8:37 4:20 9:40 3:40

    16 7:00 8:16 8:16 6:42 8:40 4:18 9:41 3:4017 7:03 8:13 8:19 6:39 8:43 4:16 Season Closed18 7:05 8:10 8:22 6:36 8:45 4:14 19 7:08 8:07 8:24 6:33 8:48 4:11 20 7:10 8:03 8:27 6:30 8:50 4:09

    21 7:13 8:00 8:29 6:27 8:53 4:07 22 7:15 7:57 8:32 6:24 8:56 4:05 23 7:18 7:54 8:35 6:21 8:58 4:04 24 7:20 7:51 8:37 6:18 9:01 4:02 25 7:23 7:48 8:40 6:16 9:03 4:00

    26 7:25 7:44 8:43 6:13 9:05 3:58 27 7:28 7:41 8:46 6:10 9:08 3:56 28 7:30 7:38 8:48 6:07 9:10 3:55 29 7:33 7:35 8:51 6:04 9:12 3:53 30 7:35 7:32 8:54 6:01 9:15 3:52

    31 8:56 5:59

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    KING SALMON SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 6:57 9:25 8:04 7:59 9:16 6:35 9:24 4:4002 7:00 9:23 8:06 7:56 9:19 6:33 9:25 4:3903 7:02 9:20 8:08 7:53 9:21 6:30 9:27 4:3804 7:04 9:17 8:11 7:50 9:23 6:28 9:29 4:3705 7:06 9:14 8:13 7:47 9:26 6:26 9:31 4:36

    06 7:08 9:11 8:15 7:44 8:28 5:23 9:32 4:3507 7:11 9:08 8:17 7:42 8:31 5:21 9:34 4:3508 7:13 9:05 8:20 7:39 8:33 5:19 9:35 4:3409 7:15 9:02 8:22 7:36 8:35 5:17 9:37 4:3410 7:17 9:00 8:24 7:33 8:38 5:14 9:38 4:33

    11 7:20 8:57 8:27 7:30 8:40 5:12 9:39 4:3312 7:22 8:54 8:29 7:27 8:42 5:10 9:40 4:3213 7:24 8:51 8:31 7:25 8:45 5:08 9:42 4:3214 7:26 8:48 8:33 7:22 8:47 5:06 9:43 4:3215 7:28 8:45 8:36 7:19 8:50 5:04 9:44 4:32

    16 7:30 8:42 8:38 7:16 8:52 5:02 9:45 4:3217 7:33 8:39 8:40 7:14 8:54 5:00 Season Closed18 7:35 8:36 8:43 7:11 8:56 4:58 19 7:37 8:33 8:45 7:08 8:59 4:57 20 7:39 8:30 8:47 7:06 9:01 4:55

    21 7:41 8:28 8:50 7:03 9:03 4:53 22 7:44 8:25 8:52 7:00 9:05 4:52 23 7:46 8:22 8:55 6:58 9:08 4:50 24 7:48 8:19 8:57 6:55 9:10 4:49 25 7:50 8:16 8:59 6:53 9:12 4:47

    26 7:53 8:13 9:02 6:50 9:14 4:46 27 7:55 8:10 9:04 6:47 9:16 4:44 28 7:57 8:07 9:07 6:45 9:18 4:43 29 7:59 8:04 9:09 6:42 9:20 4:42 30 8:02 8:01 9:11 6:40 9:22 4:41

    31 9:14 6:37

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    COLD BAY SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 7:28 9:42 8:25 8:24 9:27 7:11 9:24 5:2602 7:30 9:39 8:27 8:22 9:29 7:09 9:26 5:2503 7:32 9:37 8:29 8:19 9:31 7:07 9:27 5:2404 7:34 9:34 8:31 8:17 9:33 7:05 9:29 5:2405 7:36 9:31 8:33 8:14 9:35 7:03 9:30 5:23

    06 7:38 9:29 8:34 8:12 8:37 6:01 9:32 5:2307 7:39 9:26 8:36 8:09 8:39 5:59 9:33 5:2208 7:41 9:24 8:38 8:07 8:41 5:57 9:34 5:2209 7:43 9:21 8:40 8:04 8:43 5:56 9:35 5:2210 7:45 9:19 8:42 8:02 8:45 5:54 9:36 5:21

    11 7:47 9:16 8:44 7:59 8:47 5:52 9:38 5:2112 7:49 9:13 8:46 7:57 8:49 5:50 9:39 5:2113 7:51 9:11 8:48 7:54 8:51 5:49 9:40 5:2114 7:53 9:08 8:50 7:52 8:53 5:47 9:41 5:2115 7:54 9:06 8:52 7:50 8:55 5:45 9:42 5:21

    16 7:56 9:03 8:54 7:47 8:57 5:44 9:42 5:2117 7:58 9:01 8:56 7:45 8:59 5:42 Season Closed18 8:00 8:58 8:58 7:42 9:01 5:41 19 8:02 8:55 9:00 7:40 9:03 5:39 20 8:04 8:53 9:02 7:38 9:05 5:38

    21 8:06 8:50 9:04 7:35 9:07 5:36 22 8:08 8:48 9:06 7:33 9:09 5:35 23 8:10 8:45 9:08 7:31 9:11 5:34 24 8:11 8:42 9:10 7:29 9:12 5:33 25 8:13 8:40 9:12 7:26 9:14 5:32

    26 8:15 8:37 9:14 7:24 9:16 5:30 27 8:17 8:35 9:17 7:22 9:18 5:29 28 8:19 8:32 9:19 7:20 9:19 5:28 29 8:21 8:30 9:21 7:17 9:21 5:27 30 8:23 8:27 9:23 7:15 9:23 5:27

    31 9:25 7:13

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    Special Bag Limit Restrictions1 DUCKS (except sea ducks): General duck limits may include no

    more than 2 canvasback per day, 6 in possession. SEA DUCKS: Include harlequin duck, long-tailed duck (oldsquaw); common, king, Stellers and spectacled eider; surf, black and white-winged scoter; and common and red-breasted merganser. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide. For purposes of these regulations, bufflehead and goldeneyes (Barrows and common) are not considered sea ducks. 2 Residents may take no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of

    harlequin ducks and no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of long-tailed ducks. Nonresidents may not take or possess more than 20 sea ducks per season, including no more than 4 each of any sea duck species. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide.

    GEESE: Canada geese include any combination of Cackling (small bodied Canada geese) or Canada geese. White geese include snow and Rosss geese.FALCONRY: A falconry permit is required to take, possess or hunt with an authorized species of raptor. Total combined limits for all migratory game birds taken by falconry are 3 per day, 9 in possession.

    PRIBILOF/ALEUTIAN Unit 10 (except Unimak Is.) Oct. 8-Jan. 22Ducks1 7 per day, 21 in possessionSea Ducks2 Residents 10 per day, 20 in possession Nonresidents 7 per day, 20 per seasonCanada Geese 6 per day, 18 in possession White-fronted Geese 6 per day, 18 in possessionWhite Geese 6 per day, 18 in possessionBrant 3 per day, 9 in possessionEmperor Geese NO OPEN SEASONTundra Swans NO OPEN SEASONCommon Snipe 8 per day, 24 in possessionSandhill Cranes 2 per day, 6 in possession

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    ADAK OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARYDate Start End Start End Start End Start End

    01 9:13 7:17 9:03 5:39 9:24 5:4602 9:14 7:15 9:04 5:38 9:24 5:4803 9:16 7:13 9:05 5:38 9:24 5:4904 9:18 7:12 9:07 5:37 9:24 5:5005 9:20 7:10 9:08 5:37 9:23 5:51

    06 8:22 6:08 9:09 5:37 9:23 5:5207 8:23 6:07 9:10 5:36 9:22 5:5408 8:31 8:06 8:25 6:05 9:12 5:36 9:22 5:5509 8:32 8:04 8:27 6:03 9:13 5:36 9:21 5:5610 8:34 8:02 8:29 6:02 9:14 5:36 9:21 5:58

    11 8:36 8:00 8:30 6:00 9:15 5:36 9:20 5:5912 8:37 7:57 8:32 5:59 9:16 5:36 9:20 6:0113 8:39 7:55 8:34 5:58 9:17 5:36 9:19 6:0214 8:41 7:53 8:36 5:56 9:18 5:36 9:18 6:0415 8:43 7:51 8:37 5:55 9:18 5:36 9:17 6:07

    16 8:44 7:49 8:39 5:53 9:19 5:36 9:16 6:0817 8:46 7:47 8:41 5:52 9:20 5:36 9:15 6:1018 8:48 7:45 8:43 5:51 9:20 5:37 9:14 6:1219 8:49 7:42 8:44 5:50 9:21 5:37 9:13 6:1320 8:51 7:40 8:46 5:49 9:22 5:37 9:12 6:15

    21 8:53 7:38 8:48 5:47 9:22 5:38 9:11 6:1722 8:55 7:36 8:49 5:46 9:23 5:38 9:10 6:1923 8:57 7:34 8:51 5:45 9:23 5:39 Season Closed24 8:58 7:32 8:52 5:44 9:23 5:40 25 9:00 7:30 8:54 5:43 9:23 5:41

    26 9:02 7:28 8:55 5:43 9:24 5:42 27 9:04 7:26 8:57 5:42 9:24 5:42 28 9:05 7:24 8:58 5:41 9:24 5:43 29 9:07 7:23 9:00 5:40 9:24 5:44 30 9:09 7:21 9:01 5:40 9:24 5:45

    31 9:11 7:19 9:24 5:46

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    ST. PAUL OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARYDate Start End Start End Start End Start End

    01 10:04 7:35 10:06 5:44 10:30 5:5002 10:06 7:32 10:08 5:43 10:30 5:5103 10:08 7:30 10:10 5:43 10:29 5:5204 10:11 7:28 10:11 5:42 10:29 5:5405 10:13 7:26 10:13 5:41 10:28 5:55

    06 9:15 6:24 10:14 5:40 10:28 5:5707 9:17 6:22 10:16 5:40 10:27 5:5808 9:11 8:34 9:19 6:20 10:17 5:39 10:26 6:0009 9:13 8:32 9:22 6:18 10:18 5:39 10:25 6:0110 9:15 8:29 9:24 6:16 10:20 5:39 10:24 6:03

    11 9:18 8:27 9:26 6:14 10:21 5:38 10:23 6:0512 9:20 8:24 9:28 6:12 10:22 5:38 10:22 6:0713 9:22 8:21 9:30 6:10 10:23 5:38 10:21 6:0914 9:24 8:19 9:33 6:08 10:24 5:38 10:20 6:1115 9:26 8:16 9:35 6:06 10:25 5:38 10:19 6:12

    16 9:28 8:13 9:37 6:04 10:26 5:38 10:18 6:1417 9:31 8:11 9:39 6:03 10:27 5:39 10:16 6:1618 9:33 8:08 9:41 6:01 10:27 5:39 10:15 6:1819 9:35 8:06 9:43 5:59 10:28 5:39 10:14 6:2020 9:37 8:03 9:45 5:58 10:29 5:40 10:12 6:23

    21 9:39 8:01 9:47 5:56 10:29 5:40 10:11 6:2522 9:41 7:58 9:49 5:55 10:30 5:41 10:09 6:2723 9:44 7:56 9:51 5:53 10:30 5:41 Season Closed24 9:46 7:53 9:53 5:52 10:30 5:42 25 9:48 7:51 9:55 5:51 10:30 5:43

    26 9:50 7:49 9:57 5:50 10:30 5:44 27 9:53 7:46 9:59 5:48 10:31 5:45 28 9:55 7:44 10:01 5:47 10:31 5:46 29 9:57 7:42 10:03 5:46 10:30 5:47 30 9:59 7:39 10:05 5:45 10:30 5:48

    31 10:02 7:37 10:30 5:49

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    Special Bag Limit Restrictions1 DUCKS (except sea ducks): General duck limits may include no

    more than 2 canvasback per day, 6 in possession. SEA DUCKS: Include harlequin duck, long-tailed duck (oldsquaw); common, king, Stellers and spectacled eider; surf, black and white-winged scoter; and common and red-breasted merganser. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide. For purposes of these regulations, bufflehead and goldeneyes (Barrows and common) are not considered sea ducks. 2 Residents may take no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of

    harlequin ducks and no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of long-tailed ducks. Nonresidents may not take or possess more than 20 sea ducks per season, including no more than 4 each of any sea duck species. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide.

    GEESE: Canada geese include any combination of Cackling (small bodied Canada geese) or Canada geese. White geese include snow and Rosss geese.3 Check for area closures before hunting.FALCONRY: A falconry permit is required to take, possess or hunt with an authorized species of raptor. Total combined limits for all migratory game birds taken by falconry are 3 per day, 9 in possession.

    KODIAK Unit 8 Oct. 8-Jan. 22 Ducks1 7 per day, 21 in possessionSea Ducks2 Residents 10 per day, 20 in possession Nonresidents 7 per day, 20 per seasonCanada Geese3 1 per day, 2 in possession White-fronted Geese 4 per day, 12 in possessionWhite Geese 6 per day, 18 in possessionBrant 3 per day, 9 in possessionEmperor Geese NO OPEN SEASONTundra Swans NO OPEN SEASON Common Snipe 8 per day, 24 in possessionSandhill Cranes 2 per day, 6 in possession

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    KODIAK OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARYDate Start End Start End Start End Start End01 8:55 6:21 8:59 4:28 9:24 4:3302 8:57 6:18 9:01 4:27 9:23 4:3403 8:59 6:16 9:03 4:26 9:23 4:3604 9:02 6:14 9:04 4:25 9:22 4:3705 9:04 5:12 9:06 4:24 9:22 4:39

    06 8:06 5:09 9:08 4:24 9:21 4:4007 8:09 5:07 9:09 4:23 9:20 4:4208 8:01 7:22 8:11 5:05 9:10 4:22 9:19 4:4409 8:03 7:19 8:13 5:03 9:12 4:22 9:19 4:4510 8:05 7:17 8:16 5:01 9:13 4:22 9:18 4:47

    11 8:07 7:14 8:18 4:59 9:14 4:22 9:17 4:4912 8:09 7:11 8:20 4:57 9:16 4:22 9:15 4:5113 8:12 7:09 8:22 4:55 9:17 4:22 9:14 4:5314 8:14 7:06 8:25 4:53 9:18 4:22 9:13 4:5515 8:16 7:03 8:27 4:51 9:19 4:22 9:12 4:57

    16 8:18 7:01 8:29 4:49 9:19 4:22 9:11 4:5917 8:20 6:58 8:31 4:48 9:20 4:22 9:09 5:0118 8:23 6:55 8:33 4:46 9:21 4:22 9:08 5:0319 8:25 6:53 8:36 4:44 9:22 4:22 9:06 5:0520 8:27 6:50 8:38 4:43 9:22 4:23 9:05 5:07

    21 8:30 6:48 8:40 4:41 9:23 4:23 9:03 5:0922 8:32 6:45 8:42 4:39 9:23 4:24 9:02 5:1123 8:34 6:43 8:44 4:38 9:24 4:25 Season Closed24 8:36 6:40 8:46 4:37 9:24 4:25 25 8:39 6:38 8:48 4:35 9:24 4:26

    26 8:41 6:35 8:50 4:34 9:24 4:27 27 8:43 6:33 8:52 4:33 9:24 4:28 28 8:46 6:30 8:54 4:31 9:24 4:29 29 8:48 6:28 8:56 4:30 9:24 4:30 30 8:50 6:25 8:58 4:29 9:24 4:31

    31 8:52 6:23 9:24 4:33

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    NORTH Units 11-13, 17-26Sept. 1-Dec. 16Ducks1 10 per day, 30 in possessionSea Ducks2 Residents 10 per day, 20 in possession Nonresidents 10 per day, 20 per seasonCanada Geese3 4 per day, 12 in possessionWhite-fronted Geese4,5 4 per day, 12 in possessionWhite Geese 6 per day, 18 in possessionBrant 3 per day, 9 in possessionEmperor Geese NO OPEN SEASONTundra Swans6 Units 17, 18, 22, 23 onlyCommon Snipe 8 per day, 24 in possessionSandhill Cranes7 3 per day, 9 in possession

    Special Bag Limit Restrictions1 DUCKS (except sea ducks): General duck limits may include

    no more than 2 canvasback per day, 6 in possession. SEA DUCKS: Include harlequin duck, long-tailed duck (oldsquaw); common, king, Stellers and spectacled eider; surf, black and white-winged scoter; and common and red-breasted merganser. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide. For purposes of these regulations, bufflehead and goldeneyes (Barrows and common) are not considered sea ducks. 2 Residents may take no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession

    of harlequin ducks and no more than 6 per day, 12 in possession of long-tailed ducks. Nonresidents may not take or possess more than 20 sea ducks per season, including no more than 4 each of any sea duck species. Stellers and spectacled eiders are closed statewide.

    GEESE: Canada geese include any combination of Cackling (small bodied Canada geese) or Canada geese. White geese include snow and Rosss geese.

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    3 In Units 17 and 18, Canada goose limits are 6 per day, 18 in possession.

    4 In Unit 17, White-fronted goose limits are 6 per day, 18 in possession.

    5 In Unit 18, White-fronted goose limits are 10 per day, 30 in possession.

    6 TUNDRA SWANS: Tundra swan seasons in Units 17, 18, 22 and 23 is Sept. 1 - Oct. 31. Hunting is by registration permit only, with a limit of 3 swans per permit.

    7 SANDHILL CRANES: In Unit 17 bag limits for sandhill cranes are 2 per day, 6 in possession.

    FALCONRY: A falconry permit is required to take, possess or hunt with an authorized species of raptor. Total combined limits for all migratory game birds taken by falconry are 3 per day, 9 in possession.

    RESTRICTED OR CLOSED AREASGMU 20: Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is open to hunting and trapping only by advance registration.Healy-Lignite Management Area is open to hunting by bow and arrow or falconry only.

    GMU 20, 24, 25, 26: The Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area (lands within five miles of the right-of-way of the Dalton Highway) is closed to hunting, except that big game, small game, and fur animals may be taken by bow and arrow. Small game may also be taken by falconry. No motorized vehicle may be used to transport hunters, their hunting gear, or game, except that licensed highway vehicles may be used on designated public roads; aircraft and boats may be used in the corridor; and snow machines may be used to cross the corridor to access lands on the other side of the Management Area. Any hunter traveling on the Dalton Highway must stop at any check station operated by the Department within the Management Area.

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    FAIRBANKS SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 6:03 9:06 7:33 7:16 9:11 5:27 9:51 3:0002 6:06 9:03 7:36 7:13 9:14 5:24 9:54 2:5703 6:09 8:59 7:39 7:09 9:18 5:20 9:56 2:5504 6:12 8:55 7:42 7:06 9:21 5:17 9:59 2:5405 6:15 8:52 7:45 7:02 9:24 5:14 10:02 2:52

    06 6:18 8:48 7:48 6:58 8:28 4:11 10:04 2:5007 6:21 8:44 7:51 6:55 8:31 4:07 10:07 2:4808 6:24 8:41 7:54 6:51 8:35 4:04 10:09 2:4709 6:27 8:37 7:57 6:48 8:38 4:01 10:12 2:4610 6:30 8:33 8:00 6:44 8:41 3:58 10:14 2:44

    11 6:33 8:30 8:03 6:40 8:45 3:55 10:16 2:4312 6:36 8:26 8:06 6:37 8:48 3:51 10:18 2:4213 6:39 8:22 8:09 6:33 8:52 3:48 10:19 2:4214 6:42 8:19 8:13 6:30 8:55 3:45 10:21 2:4115 6:45 8:15 8:16 6:26 8:59 3:42 10:23 2:4016 6:48 8:11 8:19 6:23 9:02 3:39 10:24 2:4017 6:51 8:08 8:22 6:19 9:05 3:36 Season Closed18 6:54 8:04 8:25 6:16 9:09 3:33 19 6:57 8:00 8:28 6:12 9:12 3:30 20 7:00 7:57 8:31 6:09 9:16 3:27

    21 7:03 7:53 8:35 6:05 9:19 3:25 22 7:06 7:49 8:38 6:02 9:22 3:22 23 7:09 7:46 8:41 5:58 9:26 3:19 24 7:12 7:42 8:44 5:55 9:29 3:16 25 7:15 7:38 8:48 5:51 9:32 3:14

    26 7:18 7:35 8:51 5:48 9:35 3:11 27 7:21 7:31 8:54 5:44 9:38 3:09 28 7:24 7:27 8:58 5:41 9:42 3:06 29 7:27 7:24 9:01 5:47 9:45 3:04 30 7:30 7:20 9:04 5:34 9:48 3:02

    31 9:08 5:31

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    NORTHWAY SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End 01 5:46 8:37 7:08 6:55 8:37 5:15 9:03 3:0002 5:49 8:34 7:10 6:52 8:40 5:12 9:06 2:5903 5:52 8:30 7:13 6:49 8:43 5:09 9:08 2:5704 5:54 8:27 7:16 6:45 8:46 5:06 9:10 2:5605 5:57 8:23 7:19 6:42 8:49 5:03 9:12 2:55

    06 6:00 8:20 7:21 6:39 7:52 4:00 9:15 2:5307 6:02 8:17 7:24 6:35 7:55 3:57 9:17 2:5208 6:05 8:13 7:27 6:32 7:58 3:55 9:19 2:5109 6:08 8:10 7:30 6:28 8:01 3:52 9:20 2:4910 6:11 8:06 7:32 6:25 8:04 3:49 9:22 2:49

    11 6:13 8:03 7:35 6:22 8:07 3:46 9:24 2:4812 6:16 8:00 7:38 6:19 8:10 3:43 9:25 2:4813 6:19 7:56 7:41 6:15 8:13 3:41 9:27 2:4714 6:21 7:53 7:44 6:12 8:16 3:38 9:28 2:4715 6:24 7:49 7:47 6:09 8:19 3:35 9:29 2:47

    16 6:27 7:46 7:49 6:05 8:22 3:33 9:31 2:4717 6:30 7:43 7:52 6:02 8:25 3:30 Season Closed18 6:32 7:39 7:55 5:59 8:28 3:28 19 6:35 7:36 7:58 5:56 8:31 3:25 20 6:38 7:32 8:01 5:53 8:33 3:23

    21 6:40 7:29 8:04 5:49 8:36 3:21 22 6:43 7:26 8:07 5:46 8:39 3:18 23 6:46 7:22 8:10 5:43 8:42 3:16 24 6:48 7:19 8:13 5:40 8:45 3:14 25 6:51 7:15 8:16 5:37 8:48 3:12

    26 6:54 7:12 8:19 5:34 8:50 3:10 27 6:57 7:09 8:22 5:30 8:53 3:08 28 6:59 7:05 8:25 5:27 8:56 3:06 29 7:02 7:02 8:28 5:24 8:58 3:04 30 7:05 6:59 8:31 5:21 9:01 3:02

    31 8:34 5:18

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    BETHEL SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End01 7:12 9:50 8:25 8:16 9:45 6:45 10:00 4:4202 7:14 9:47 8:27 8:13 9:47 6:43 10:02 4:4103 7:17 9:44 8:30 8:10 9:50 6:40 10:04 4:3904 7:19 9:41 8:32 8:07 9:53 6:37 10:06 4:3805 7:22 9:38 8:35 8:04 9:56 6:35 10:08 4:37

    06 7:24 9:34 8:37 8:01 8:58 5:32 10:10 4:3607 7:26 9:31 8:40 7:58 9:01 5:30 10:12 4:3608 7:29 9:28 8:42 7:55 9:04 5:27 10:13 4:3509 7:31 9:25 8:45 7:52 9:06 5:25 10:15 4:3410 7:34 9:22 8:47 7:49 9:09 5:22 10:17 4:34

    11 7:36 9:19 8:50 7:46 9:12 5:20 10:18 4:3312 7:39 9:16 8:53 7:43 9:14 5:17 10:19 4:3313 7:41 9:13 8:55 7:40 9:17 5:15 10:21 4:3214 7:43 9:09 8:58 7:37 9:19 5:13 10:22 4:3215 7:46 9:06 9:00 7:34 9:22 5:11 10:23 4:32

    16 7:48 9:03 9:03 7:31 9:25 5:08 10:24 4:3217 7:51 9:00 9:05 7:28 9:27 5:06 Season Closed18 7:53 8:57 9:08 7:25 9:30 5:04 19 7:56 8:54 9:11 7:22 9:32 5:02 20 7:58 8:51 9:13 7:19 9:35 5:00

    21 8:00 8:48 9:16 7:16 9:37 4:58 22 8:03 8:44 9:18 7:13 9:40 4:56 23 8:05 8:41 9:21 7:10 9:42 4:54 24 8:08 8:38 9:24 7:07 9:45 4:53 25 8:10 8:35 9:26 7:05 9:47 4:51

    26 8:13 8:32 9:29 7:02 9:49 4:49 27 8:15 8:29 9:32 6:59 9:52 4:48 28 8:18 8:26 9:34 6:56 9:54 4:46 29 8:20 8:23 9:37 6:53 9:56 4:45 30 8:23 8:19 9:39 6:51 9:58 4:43

    31 9:42 6:48

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    NOME SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBERDate Start End Start End Start End Start End01 7:15 10:16 8:43 8:27 10:20 6:39 10:57 4:1402 7:18 10:12 8:46 8:24 10:23 6:36 11:00 4:1203 7:21 10:08 8:49 8:20 10:27 6:33 11:03 4:1004 7:24 10:05 8:52 8:16 10:30 6:30 11:06 4:0805 7:27 10:01 8:55 8:13 10:33 6:26 11:08 4:07

    06 7:30 9:58 8:58 8:09 9:36 5:23 11:11 4:0507 8:33 9:54 9:01 8:06 9:40 5:20 11:13 4:0308 8:36 9:50 9:04 8:02 9:43 5:17 11:15 4:0209 8:39 9:47 9:07 7:59 9:47 5:14 11:18 4:0110 8:42 9:43 9:10 7:55 9:50 5:10 11:20 4:00

    11 8:44 9:39 9:13 7:52 9:53 5:07 11:22 3:5912 8:47 9:36 9:16 7:48 9:57 5:04 11:23 3:5813 8:50 9:32 9:19 7:45 10:00 5:01 11:25 3:5714 8:53 9:29 9:22 7:41 10:03 4:58 11:27 3:5715 8:56 9:25 9:26 7:38 10:07 4:55 11:28 3:56

    16 8:59 9:21 9:29 7:34 10:10 4:52 11:29 3:5617 8:02 9:18 9:32 7:31 10:13 4:49 Season Closed18 8:05 9:14 9:35 7:27 10:17 4:47 19 8:08 9:10 9:38 7:24 10:20 4:44 20 8:11 9:07 9:41 7:20 10:23 4:41

    21 8:14 9:03 9:44 7:17 10:27 4:38 22 8:17 9:00 9:47 7:13 10:30 4:35 23 8:20 8:56 9:51 7:10 10:33 4:33 24 8:23 8:52 9:54 7:06 10:36 4:30 25 8:25 8:49 9:57 7:03 10:39 4:28

    26 8:28 8:45 10:00 7:00 10:42 4:25 27 8:31 8:42 10:04 6:56 10:46 4:23 28 8:34 8:38 10:07 6:53 10:49 4:21 29 8:37 8:34 10:10 6:49 10:52 4:18 30 8:40 8:31 10:13 6:46 10:55 4:16

    31 10:17 6:43

    SEE PAGE 13 FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SHOOTING TIMES/HOURS

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    Alaska Waterfowlers QuizCircle your answers and see the bottom of page 39 for answers!1. Canvasbacks produced on the Yukon Flats north of Fairbanks are most likely to spend the winter in San Francisco Bay or ______. a. Kodiak c. Texas b. Maryland d. Mexico2. Prior to the conversion to non-toxic shot for waterfowl hunting, about how many lead pellets (#6 shot) did hunters put into the environment for each duck bagged? a. 300 c. 1,700 b. 800 d. 2,0003. In the bird kingdom, which of these is most closely related to the Canada goose? a. sandhill crane c. flamingo b. pelican d. loon4. Copper or nickel plating of lead shot prevents lead poisoning in waterfowl. a. True b. False5. The swift-flying, black and white goldeneyes are biologically classified as: a. puddle ducks c. sea ducks b. inland divers d. mergansers6. What is the largest shot size that may be legally used for waterfowl hunting in Alaska? a. size T c. size F b. size BB d. No. 4 Buck7. Because of the orientation of the fall flight of birds out of the state, Alaska is administratively considered as: a. Mississippi Flyway c. Pacific Flyway b. Central Flyway d. separate8. Magnum waterfowl shotshells deliver more pellet energy than standard loads. a. True b. False9. Immature ducks bagged in the year they were born may be reliably distin-guished from adults by their: a. bill color c. wing length b. body fat d. tail feathers10. What percentage of ducks that are shot by U.S. hunters are not retrieved, because of poor shooting, improper load selection, hunting conditions, etc.? a. 5% c. 20% b. 10% d. 50%

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    11. A shotgun with a 26-inch full choke barrel will throw a more open (less dense) pattern than one with a 30-inch full choke barrel. a. True b. False12. The brightly colored wing patch that distinguishes different species of puddle ducks (mallards, pintails) is called the: a. wing bar c. flap b. speculum d. insignia13. Duplex shotshells loaded with two sizes of shot provide effective water-fowl shooting at both short and long ranges. a. True b. False14. Over the entire season, the average Alaska hunter bags _____ ducks: a. two c. eight b. five d. eleven15. Over the entire season, the average California hunter bags _____ ducks: a. two c. eight b. five d. eleven 16. The charts on shotshell boxes that recommend effective shot sizes for small game are based on: a. rigorous field testing of load effectiveness b. recommendations of experienced hunters c. what New York advertising agencies think d. what uncle Joe has always used17. Alaska hunters bag mallards more than any other species of duck. The second most common duck in the bag is: a. pintail c. wigeon b. green-winged teal d. shoveler18. State and federal ducks stamps must be signed across the face and at-tached to a hunting license to be valid for hunting: a. True b. False19. Which of these species may be legally hunted in Alaska? a. cormorant c. tundra swan b. emperor goose d. spectacled eider20. Of Alaskas 365 million acres of surface area, _____ % may be consid-ered suitable waterfowl habitat. a. 10% c. 60% b. 40% d. 80%

    Answers:1. b, 2. c, 3. c, 4. b, 5. c, 6. a, 7. d, 8. b, 9. d, 10. c, 11. b, 12. b, 13. b, 14. b, 15. d, 16. a, 17. b, 18. b, 19. c, 20. c.

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