INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. VI, Laws     (Compiled from February 10, 1939 to January 13, 1971)

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PUBLIC LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION, 1940-1941.
Chap. 49  | Chap. 51 | Chap. 77 | Chap. 78 | Chap. 79 | Chap. 80 | Chap. 107 | Chap. 158 | Chap. 159 | Chap. 206 | Chap. 276 | Chap. 280 | Chap. 283 | Chap. 285 | Chap. 304 | Chap. 315 | Chap. 318 | Chap. 320 | Chap. 322 | Chap. 355 | Chap. 323 | Chap. 359 | Chap. 395 | Chap. 396 | Chap. 412 | Chap. 413 | Chap. 415 | Chap. 421 | Chap. 432 | Chap. 437 | Chap. 460 | Chap. 496 | Chap. 497 | Chap. 552 | Chap. 554 | Chap. 555 | Chap. 565 | Chap. 629 | Chap. 687 | Chap. 715 | Chap. 761 | Chap. 780 | Chap. 781 | Chap. 785 | Chap. 787 | Chap. 844 | Chap. 845 | Chap. 851 | Chap. 861 | Chap. 876 | Chap. 895 | Chap. 906 | Chap. 921

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Chapter 845
October 10, 1940 [H. R 8474] |  [Public, No. 836] 54 Stat. 1103

AN ACT
To further amend the Alaska game law.

Margin Notes
Chap. 845 Alaska Game Law, amendment.
Chap. 845 43 Stat. 743.
48 U. S. C. § 198; Supp. V, § 198.
Chap. 845 Regulations for taking game animals, etc.
Chap. 845 Special prohibitions.
Chap. 845 1104
Chap. 845 43 Stat. 739; 52 Stat. 1169.
Chap. 845 48 U. S. C. § 206; Supp. V, § 206.
Firearms, boats, etc.
Chap. 845 Sales.
Chap. 845 Use for food during closed season.
Chap. 845 40 Stat. 755.
16 U. S. C. §§ 703-711; Supp. V, §§ 703-709a.
Proviso. Destruction, etc., of property used by Commission.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 10 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish an Alaska Game Commission, to protect game animals, land fur-bearing animals, and birds in Alaska, and for other purposes", approved January 13, 1925, as amended, is further amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 10. REGULATIONS.—That the Secretary of the Interior, upon consultation with or recommendation from the Commission, is hereby authorized and directed from time to time to determine when, to what extent if at all, and by what means game animals, land fur-bearing animals, game birds, nongame birds, and nests or eggs of birds may be taken, possessed, transported, bought, or sold, and to adopt suitable regulations permitting and governing the same in accordance with such determinations, which regulations shall become effective on the date specified therein; but no such regulations shall permit any person to take any female or calf moose, any doe yearling or fawn deer, or any female or lamb mountain sheep except under permit for scientific, propagation, or educational purposes; or to use any dog in taking game animals; or to sell the heads, hides, or horns of any game animals, except the hides of moose, caribou, deer, and mountain goat, or black bears if and when declared to be game animals by the Secretary of the Interior under authority of section 2 of this Act, which the regulations may permit to be sold under such restrictions as said Secretary may deem to be appropriate; or to use any shotgun larger than a number 10 gage; or to use any airplane, or steam or power launch, or any boat other than one propelled by paddle, oars, or pole, in taking game animals or game birds; or to sell any game animals, game birds, or parts thereof to the owner, master, or employee of any coastal or river steamer or commercial power or sailboat, or to procure for serving or to serve any such game animals, game birds, or parts thereof in any cannery or to the employees on any such steamer or boat; nor, except as herein provided, shall prohibit any Indian or Eskimo, prospector, or traveler to take animals

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or birds during the closed season when he is in need of food and other sufficient food is not available, but the shipment or sale of any animals or birds or parts thereof so taken shall not be permitted, except that the hides of animals so taken may be sold within the Territory, but said Secretary by regulation may prohibit such native Indians or Eskimos, prospectors, or travelers from taking any species of animals or birds for food during the closed season in any section of the Territory within which he shall determine that the supply of such species of animals or birds is in danger of extermination; nor shall any such regulation contravene any of the provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and regulations: Provided, That no person shall knowingly disturb, injure, or destroy any notice, signboard, seal, boat, vessel, sled, dog, or dog team, paraphernalia, or equipment, building, or other improvement or property of the United States used by the Commission in the administration and/or enforcement of the provisions of this Act, or as a notice to the public concerning the provisions of this Act or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or as a marker of the boundary of any area closed to hunting, trapping, or other special use under the provisions of this Act, or to destroy, remove, tamper with, or imitate any metal seal or seals issued by the Commission and attached to any skin, portion, or specimen of a wild animal or bird or other article for purposes of identification under its authority, in accordance with the provisions of this Act or any regulation thereunder."

Approved, October 10, 1940.


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