Enrolled SB 144: Relating to hunting permits and tag fees for musk oxen.
00Enrolled SB 144 01 Relating to hunting permits and tag fees for musk oxen. 02 _______________ 03 * Section 1. AS 16.05.340(a)(16) is amended to read: 04 (16) Resident big game tags 05 (A) Bear, brown or grizzly, each ......................................... 25 06 The Board of Game may, by regulation effective for not more than one year, 07 eliminate the resident brown or grizzly bear tag and fee for all or a portion of a 08 game management unit. 09 (B) Musk oxen, each .......................................................... 500 10 However, the Board of Game may by regulation reduce or eliminate the [FEE 11 FOR A] resident big game tag and fee for musk oxen for all or a portion of a 12 game management unit [AN OPEN SEASON]. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 16.05.346(a) is amended to read: 14 (a) If the Board of Game establishes an open season for musk oxen and has 15 not reduced or eliminated the $500 resident tag and fee under AS 16.05.340(a)(16),
01 the department shall conduct a drawing for permits to take the musk oxen. If the Board 02 of Game establishes an open season for musk oxen for which the Board of Game has 03 reduced or eliminated the resident tag and fee, the department shall issue permits to 04 take the musk oxen in the order in which applications are received by the department. 05 [A PERSON IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR MORE THAN ONE MUSK OXEN PERMIT 06 A YEAR.] The department may not charge a resident a fee for an application for a 07 musk oxen permit for an open season in which the Board of Game has reduced or 08 eliminated the resident tag and fee under AS 16.05.340(a)(16). In all other cases, the 09 application fee for a musk oxen permit is $10.