Dall sheep hunters must comply with new regs

Posted: Friday, August 20, 2004

Most Dall sheep hunters this year need to comply with a new regulation requiring that the horns be sealed after the hunt. The horns of rams taken in units where a horn size restriction is in place must be sealed. Horns of sheep taken in units where any sheep is legal don't have to be sealed.

Sealing can be done at Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices or any post of the Alaska Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement. Staff at these offices will ask the hunter several questions about the date and location of harvest and then will lock a plastic seal to the skull. Horns must remain attached to the skull plate for sealing and horns must be sealed before a taxidermist can process them.

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