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    What are the rules of aerial scouting these days? i know their was some sort of change recently, past couple years, but i was under the impression it only applied to guides and certain lands. Anyone know where i can look up the info for this?

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    From BGCSB statutes (Guides only):

    (8) avoid using an aircraft in any manner to spot big game for the purpose of taking a specific animal,
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    (A) hunting brown, grizzly, or black bears from January 1 through June 30 in an area with an allowable harvest under 5 AAC 85 and 5 AAC 92, of one or more brown or grizzly bears per regulatory year; in this subparagraph, "regulatory year" has the meaning given in 5 AAC 92.990; or
    (B) specifically authorized under another statute or regulation;

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    "specific animal"
    There's nothing wrong with aerial scouting of an area for either.

    If you are resident, have a ball either way.
    One could argue its the responsible thing to do if you are an outfitter. Know what you have for an overall population so you can spread the take. But of course anything can be abused

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    Have done it a few times. My experience is that it deludes you into thinking the ground is drier and flatter than it is.
    My child was inmate of the month at Mat-Su pre-trial Correctional facility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkay View Post
    Have done it a few times. My experience is that it deludes you into thinking the ground is drier and flatter than it is.
    .... and that the alders aren't that thick.

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    Yep it is quite deceiving indeed. I'll take it any day of the week tho

    Just wanted to confirm it was a restriction against guides and not residents.

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