Are electronic calls legal in Ak?
Are electronic calls legal in Ak?
FYI- animals taken using electronic call can not be entered into Pope & Young Club record books.....i don't know about B & C.
never have seen reg about not using for moose? what page is it on ? Thanx
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I think it passed statewide for the upcoming 2008 year. No electronic moose callers for moose.
Do your own homework and read the regs.
It ain't in the regs yet.
It's like one of the slew of additional restrictions that come every year.
It's more than homework anymore; it's darned near a full-time paralegal job to keep track anymore........
It is on the front page of the new Drawing Permit Supplement.
If it ain't in the regs then go for it and fight the good fight later
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Personally -- I don't know that the regs are all that difficult to understand - if you take them in context.
Grab a copy of the hunting regs.
Take out the staples.
Cut the pages in half at the crease.
The first 36 pages are general rules - applicable to the state.
Now find the pages that cover the game management unit you plan to hunt.
Now you have about 40 pages.
Read them cover to cover
Read the GMU of your choice, again. Break it into the sub-units within the unit.
Get a copy of Google Earth... it's free
Download the GMU GPS data for AK... also free ... import it into Google Earth.
Now re-read the legal description of your hunt area... be sure it matches what Google Earth is now telling you (there was a disclaimer on the download).
Determine where you plan to hunt... be sure you know your boundaries (re-read the GMU portion).
Refer back to the regs for your GMU... determine when the season is for the applicable prey.
You might need a calendar; so that you can highlight which days a season is open... which weapon is needed... what type of hunter's education you will need.
So grab a handful of colored markers or highlighters too.
Refer back to the original 36 pages... CAREFULLY read them to be sure that you will not violate a general regulation that isn't specifically identified in the GMU.
Refer to the last pages of the book (hopefully you didn't throw them out! Might need a new reg), to see if there are notes or restrictions in the Fur Bear/Small game section that may somehow effect your hunting.
Now, go on-line and read all the Emergency Orders for the region you plan to hunt. Read them carefully, as the verbage may be a little fuzzy as to what is open/closed or where.
See... that's it!
It should only take about a year to compile this data... and that's assuming you have picked an area that has game in it!
Oooh, Don't forget... the regs are good 1 Jul - 30 Jun... So, on 1 Jul, start all over, because something changed, somewhere in the book that effects the way you hunt.
Hehehehe - How do we ever get out and shoot at critters?
Oh, by the way... electronic calls are legal for critters in the 2007/08 regs.
See Page 15 -- specifically states that electronic callers are legal for bears.
Page 1 of the 2008/09 Spring Draw Hunt Supplement states: "The use of electronic moose calls is prohibited for hunting."
Based upon that info... should be good for predators.
What if you are a mute? Do you think they would make an exception. Kinda unfair that I have no way to call in a moose.
will always find a loophole somewhere.