Regulations for the subsistence take of wildlife published in Federal Register

On October 9, 2018, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) published the final rule for the Federal Subsistence Management Regulations for the Taking of Wildlife on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska in the Federal Register (83 FR 50758). This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska for 2018–19 and 2019–20 regulatory years. This rule also revises the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife and customary and traditional use determinations for wildlife.  

Last edited 01/25/2022
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Caron McKee
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The Board published the proposed rule on May 17, 2017 (82 FR 22621) to amend the wildlife section of subparts C and D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. Publication of the proposed rule opened a public proposal and review process. The final rule reflects Board review and consideration of recommendations from the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils, Tribal and ANCSA corporation consultations, and public comments.

This rule is effective on October 9, 2018.

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