I hunt 'em in the Spring Flood here on Kobuk river.......Boating around with in the breakup ice flows and jams, with a .22lr and Muskrats having nowhere to live for 2-3 days, we hunt till the gas is gone or the shells run out. Can get 300+ on a good hunt....tooo bad its only once a year...
The kobuk is in unit 23 right? Forgive me, but I am not as knowledgable of the trapping regs in that area as I am of the SC regs. After a quick peak it appears hunting rats in unit 23 by firearm is the only legal method starting sometime in June lasting until Oct with no closed season and no limit. Did I miss something wrong or is furfishgame clueless?
Sorry, sorry, I was clueless, I read in there somewheres that you cold only take fur bearers (under a trapping licence) with a shotgun, bow and arrow, or muzzelloader or air gun, turns out thats only in unit 14, sorry bout that.
Furfishgame what page of the trapping regs is the regulation you speak of? I can't find it. I didn't see anything in the regs saying you cannot shoot rats with a rifle in 14A or B. Maybe that is a 14C reg.
Thank would be handy! I don't like cell phones or Ipods, almost as much as I don't like scopes. I always keep a set of trapping regs with my trapping bag. same as huntingregs in my pack while hunting.The reg Furfishgame speaks of applies to Palmer wasilla management area only. I just found it. So you are right.
I keep the regs saved on my iPhone in PDF format.
Wg, I believe that in certain portions units 14A, B, and C you cannot shoot animals(with a rifle) with a trapping licence.
These units are in urban areas and no one would be varmint hunting there anyway.
I love shooting Alaskan rats, one of my favorite activities! Pics would be great if anyone has any.
They are tough little buggers.