This section of Alaska laws concerns the disposition of surplus buffalo and musk oxen as well as the requirements for obtaining a permit for elephants. An elephant permit may be issued only to a person who intends to exhibit the animal commercially; possesses facilities to maintain the animal under positive control and humane conditions; and maintains personal injury and property damage insurance in an amount established by the commissioner.
§ 16.40.010. Disposition of surplus buffalo and musk oxen
Whenever it is determined by the department that a surplus exists in the herds of buffalo and musk oxen under its control, the department may, under regulations adopted by it, grant the surplus or portions of it to persons, groups, associations, partnerships, or corporations for the purpose of raising and breeding the animals as domestic stock for commercial purposes, or for scientific and educational purposes. A person, group, association, partnership, or corporation may receive animals only after proving to the satisfaction of the department
(1) intent to raise and breed the animals; and
(2) possession of facilities for maintaining the animals under positive control.
§ 16.40.020. Sale of meat
The sale of buffalo or musk oxen meat resulting from the slaughter of animals obtained under AS 16.40.010, or their offspring is authorized.
§ 16.40.030. Information required
The recipient of animals obtained under AS 16.40.010 shall furnish the department the information the department requests regarding the status of the animals or their offspring.
§ 16.40.050. Capture or release of elk
(a) to (b) Repealed by SLA 2000, ch. 41, § 5, eff. Aug. 9, 2000
(c) A live elk may not be captured from the wild or released into the wild without an appropriate license or permit from the department.
(d) to (e) Repealed by SLA 2000, ch. 41, § 5, eff. Aug. 9, 2000
SLA 1987, ch. 88, § 3; SLA 2000, ch. 41, §§ 4, 5.
§ 16.40.060. Elephant permit
The commissioner may issue a permit, subject to reasonable conditions established by the commissioner, to possess, import, or export an elephant. A permit may be issued only to a person who proves to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the person
(1) intends to exhibit the animal commercially;
(2) possesses facilities to maintain the animal under positive control and humane conditions; and
(3) maintains personal injury and property damage insurance in an amount established by the commissioner.
SLA 1995, ch. 44, § 1.