Bill - I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that waterfowl hunting is the only area that is strictly regulated by legal shooting hours. As for big game, it's just an issue of being able to clearly identify your target and the area around it. As martyv says, if you can't see...
I believe it's an hour before official sunrise to an hour after official sunset. Not positive though. Might be 1/2 hour. I always err on the side of caution especially in the evening. Don't want to wound an animal and give them all night to suffer and get away.
Twodux has a very good point about ethically not shooting but the State of Alaska does not have a restriction on shooting hours for big game. If you can see it with out the aid of an artificial light, you can shoot it. If you fly out, not until 0300 the day following the day you flew in on those hunts with the same day airborne restriction.
Hunting predators in the winter by a full moon is one of my favorite times. Since we can't use spotlights for them, this is the next best thing. With the moonlight reflecting off the snow it is almost like daylight.
"Hunting predators in the winter by a full moon is one of my favorite times. Since we can't use spotlights for them, this is the next best thing. With the moonlight reflecting off the snow it is almost like daylight."
AKMUD...if you read page 12 of the trapping regulations, you will see that you can take furbearers (predators) with the aid of artificial light in most of Alaska with a trapping license during trapping season. So now you can hunt every night.
I did not know that. I guess I should get a copy of the trapping regs. I was thinking about getting a trapping license this year anyway after reading the thread about snaring foxes. I have a lot of them around here and have some good trails to use. I may have to incorporate a spotlight into my evening activities!