I tried to post a question on the "Ask a Trooper" forum, but it wouldn't allow me too. So I'll try it hear.
It's my understanding that Alaska is one of the few states that allows people to carry firearms in the woods whether out with a buddy who's hunting or not, mainly for the "bear factor". I've yet to get a straight answer out of anyone regarding this particular topic to tell me that I'm mistaken. Even a few Troopers were a bit vague.
So, for example--- Here's a scenario- Say I've got my non-resident cousin from Wyoming visiting and he wants to accompany me on a moose hunt. He would like to carry a gun ONLY for potential bear problems. A Trooper shows up in camp, everyone's cordial, he checks licenses and whatnot and now, the Trooper possibly wants to charge him for hunting without a license. Is this possible or would my cousin be OK since he's more of a spectator??? Can or would anyone with any knowledge of this "situation" elaborate on this please. I don't want to put anyone (cousin or whomever) in a situation that could possibly avoided. Thanks for any input.