I want to know everyone’s interpretation of camping with a hunting party when hunting within a cua.
Just to be clear, here is what it states regarding the CUA:
“Closed to the use of any motorized vehicle for hunting, including the transportation of hunters, their hunting gear, or parts of game, except for brown/grizzly bears, wolves, and small game from March 15 through June 30; however, this provision does not prohibit motorized access, or transportation of game, on the Denali Highway”
A couple of guys are going hunting and walking or biking in to Maclaren glacier/river and floating out. Partner #3 is a non-resident and NOT a licensed hunter and is just going camping on the trip and mostly going to stay in camp and cook; maybe stray and pick blue berries and take pictures. Both hunting buddies bicycle in, or walk in with a raft/canoe and hunting/camping gear and partner #3 drives a truck in with his personal gear at the same time.
Since partner # 3 is camping and not hunting, what gear can he bring in? Can he bring in his own raft, since it’s a float trip? His own food and camp gear? If he’s not hunting and just camping with a hunting party what personal gear and camping gear can he bring? Is this a legit scenario or not? Does this violate the spirit of the law or not?