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Minto Flats State Game Refuge
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Area Description: Unit 20 - The Minto Flats State Game Refuge, as described in AS 16.20.037
To view the refuge management plan and General Permits for a complete description of areas authorized for vehicle use, contact ADF&G Fairbanks office 907-459-7289 or visit http://hunt.alaska.gov
Restrictions: Use of four-wheeler's and other wheeled/tracked vehicles is generally prohibited within the refuge. Individuals with private inholdings may be permitted to use wheeled vehicles on authorized corridors only for access to and from inholdings. However, a General (public) Permit has been issued authorizing the use of only fully tracked vehicles with a load capacity of 1,500 pounds or less on limited portions of the Dunbar-Livengood and Fairbanks Manley trails (the eastern and southern boundaries, respectively, of the Minto Flats Management Area) from August 15th through April 30th. From November 1st through April 30th, snowmachines weighing less than 1000 pounds gross weight may be used anywhere on the refuge given there is at least three inches of frozen mineral soil and a total accumulation to date of three inches of snow.