Full Statute Name:  Alaska. An Act Prohibiting the Shooting of Wolves and Grizzly Bears with the Use of Aircraft (05HUNT petition measure) (2008)

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Primary Citation:  05-HUNT (2008) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  2008
Summary: This 2008 measure was an initiated state statute presented to voters in August of 2008. The measure would have prohibited shooting of a free-ranging wolf, wolverine, or grizzly bear the same day that the person has been airborne. It was defeated by a margin of 44.4% for the measure and 55.6% against on August 26th.
Documents:  PDF icon ak2008_05hunt.pdf (224.67 KB)
Statute Text: 

05HUNT - "An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft."


AG's File Number: 663-06-0050 Primary Sponsors: Joel Bennett, Nicholas A. Jans, Thomas J. Walker Contact Information:

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 23, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 24, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 16, 2005. The application was certified on October 27, 2005. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on November 2, 2005.The one year filing deadline for this petition is November 2, 2006. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on October 24, 2006.

Lieutenant Governor Parnell determined that the petition for this initiative was properly filed on January 26, 2007. The initiative appeared on the August 26, 2008 primary election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:

YES - 85,619 NO - 105,417

On Aug. 26, 2008, the measure was defeated with 44.4% for the measure and 55.6% against (with 98% of precincts reporting).

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