My girlfriend is going out for her cow/antlerless hunt this week with her daughter's boyfriend. (I can't take the time off right now.)
If my girlfriend shoots a cow and connects twice (pick your number of times, I think it's irrelevant) and the moose doesn't go down and is going to "get away," can her hunting partner put it down? (She's a descent shot and her effective range is 200 +/- yards.)
If the partner DOES aid/assist (if necessary) is it her HER moose or her partner's moose (who does not have a permit)?
I've always believed that as long as the shooter (my girlfriend) connects and HITS the animal (and keeps shooting until out of cartridges), but the partner has to take the final shot, it's still HER moose. Is this correct? (If she shoots and CLEARLY MISSES and the partner shoots & kills the moose, I believe this to be an illegal and ticketable offense; is that correct?)
I can't find it in the regs. Can someone help? Is it in the Alaska Statutes? Can someone post a link to the statue defining this?
What's your take on this senario? Thanks for your input.