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Results for Game Management Unit 15

The following restrictions are those specific to GMU 15. Be sure to check the hunting regulations for additional state-wide hunting and trapping restrictions.

Areas Closed to Hunting

Kenai Moose Research Center Closed Area

  • Restriction: Closed to hunting
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  • Area Description: Unit 15 the Kenai Moose Research Center Closed Area in Unit 15(A), which consists of that area within the outer boundary fences of the Kenai Moose Research Center, located west and south of Coyote and Vixen Lakes

Moose River Closed Area

  • Restriction: Closed to the taking of waterfowl
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  • Area Description: Unit 15 the Moose River Closed Area near Sterling in Unit 15(A), which consists of the area on and within one-quarter mile of the Moose River between the Kenai National Moose Range boundary and the Sterling Highway

Controlled Use Areas

Kenai Controlled Use Area

  • Restriction: Closed to use of aircraft for hunting moose, including the transportation of a moose hunters, their hunting gear, or parts of moose; however, this provision does not apply after 12:01 a.m., September 11, and does not apply to the transportation of a moose hunters, their hunting gear, or parts of moose by aircraft to or from a publicly owned airport
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  • Area Description: The Kenai Controlled Use Area: the area consists of that portion of Unit 15(A) north of the Sterling Highway

Lower Kenai Controlled Use Area

  • Restriction: A. The area is closed to the use of any motorized vehicle except an aircraft or boat for moose hunting, including the transportation of moose hunters, their hunting gear, or parts of moose from September 11 through September 14 and September 17 through September 20; however, this provision does not apply to the use of a motorized vehicle on a highway maintained by the state or borough or on the gravel portions of Oilwell, Brody, and Tustumena Lake Roads or a driveway used for direct access to a primary residence or business

    B. During the periods specified in (ii) of this subparagraph, a hunter who travels by motorized vehicle on the Unit 15(C) highway system and then leaves and travels off that highway system in that motorized vehicle may not hunt moose, including transporting moose hunters, their hunting gear, or parts of moose, or in any other manner initiate or participate in moose hunting activities, until after the hunter returns the motorized vehicle to the Unit 15(C) highway system; upon returning the motorized vehicle to that highway system, the hunter may initiate or participate in legal moose hunting activities so long as the hunter leaves the motorized vehicle on the Unit 15(C) highway system;
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  • Area Description: The Lower Kenai Controlled Use Area: the area consists of Unit 15(C)

Management Areas

Skilak Loop Wildlife Management Area

  • Restriction: Closed to hunting and trapping, except that moose may be taken by permit only and small game may be taken by bow and arrow only from October 1 through March 1 and standard .22 caliber rimfire firearm and shotgun only, in that portion of the area west of a line from the access road from the Sterling Highway to Kelley Lake, the Seven Lakes Trail, and the access road from Engineer Lake to Skilak Lake Road, and north of Skilak Lake Road, during each Saturday and Sunday from November 1 through December 31 and the Friday following Thanksgiving day, by youth hunters 16 years old or younger accompanied by a licensed hunter 18 years old or older who has successfully completed a certified hunter education course if the youth has not successfully completed a certified hunter education course; in addition, a firearm may not be discharged within one-quarter mile of any campground.
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  • Area Description: Skilak Loop Wildlife Management Area: the area consists of that portion of Units 15(A) and 15(B) bounded by a line beginning at the easternmost junction of the Sterling Highway and the Skilak Loop Road (milepost 58), then due south to the south bank of the Kenai River, then southerly along the south bank of the Kenai River to its confluence with Skilak Lake, then westerly along the north shore of Skilak Lake to Lower Skilak Lake Campground, then northerly along the Lower Skilak Lake Campground Road and the Skilak Loop Road to its westernmost junction with the Sterling Highway (milepost 75.1), then easterly along the Sterling Highway to the point of origin

Areas Closed to Trapping

Unit 15A, Kenai Moose Research Center Closed Area

  • Restriction: Closed to trapping
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  • Area Description: The Kenai Moose Research Center Closed Area in Unit 15(A), which consists of that area within the outer boundary fences of the Kenai Moose Research Center, located west and south of Coyote and Vixen Lakes

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