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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature

00 Enrolled SB 77                                                                                                          
01 Relating to big game hunting with children.                                                                             
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03    * Section 1. AS 16.05.255(i) is amended to read:                                                                   
04            (i)  For the purpose of encouraging adults to take children hunting, the board                               
05       shall establish annual hunting seasons in appropriate areas of the state for big game,                            
06       other than bison and musk ox [, THAT ARE OPEN BEFORE SCHOOLS START IN                                             
07       THE FALL AND BEFORE REGULAR HUNTING SEASONS BEGIN]. Only a                                                        
08       resident child accompanied by a resident adult or a child accompanied by the child's                              
09       resident parent, resident grandparent, resident stepparent, or resident legal guardian                        
10       may take big game in an area where a season established under this subsection is in                               
11       effect. The adult, parent, grandparent, stepparent, or legal guardian who accompanies                         
12       the child may only assist the child in taking big game. A big game animal taken under                             
13       this subsection, except for a Sitka blacktail deer when the harvest limit for the                             
14       deer is one for each person, must be counted against the bag limits of both the child                         
15       and the adult, parent, grandparent, stepparent, or legal guardian who accompanies the                         
01       child. In this subsection,                                                                                        
02                 (1)  "adult" means an individual who is 21 years of age or older;                                       
03                 (2)  "child" means an individual who is not more than 17 years of age                                   
04       and not younger than eight years of age.                                                                          
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