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Results for Game Management Unit 24

The following restrictions are those specific to GMU 24. Be sure to check the hunting regulations for additional state-wide hunting and trapping restrictions.

Controlled Use Areas

Koyukuk Controlled Use Area

  • Restriction: The area is closed to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including the transportation of moose hunters, their hunting gear, or parts of moose; however, this provision does not apply to the transportation of moose hunters, their hunting gear, or parts of moose by aircraft between publicly owned airports, or the transportation into the area of game meat that has been processed for human consumption. All hunters on the Koyukuk River passing the department's check station at Ella's Cabin (15 miles upstream from the Yukon on the Koyukuk River) are required to stop at the check station and report to department personnel. The meat of the hindquarters, forequarters, and ribs of any moose taken in the area must remain on the bone until the moose has been transported out of the area.
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  • Area Description: The Koyukuk Controlled Use Area: the area consists of those portions of Unit 21 and 24 bounded by a line from the north bank of the Yukon River at Koyukuk at 64° 52.58' N. lat., 157° 43.10' W. long., then northerly to the confluence of the Honhosa and Kateel Rivers at 65° 28.42' N. lat., 157° 44.89' W. long., then northeasterly to the confluence of Billy Hawk Creek and the Huslia River at 65° 56.66' N. lat., 156° 40.81' W. long., then easterly to the confluence of the lower forks of the Dakli River at 66° 02.56' N. lat., 156° 12.71' W. long.,, then easterly to the confluence of McLanes Creek and the Hogatza River at 66° 00.31' N. lat., 155° 18.57' W. long., then easterly to the middle of the Hughes airstrip at 66° 02.56' N. lat., 154° 15.69' W. long., then south to Little Indian River at 65° 47.10' N. lat., 154° 15.69' W. long., then southwesterly to the crest of Hochandochtla Mountain at 65° 31.87' N. lat., 154° 52.18' W. long., then southwest to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek at 65° 13.00'N. lat., 156° 06.43' W. long., then southwest to Bishop Rock (Yistletaw) at 64° 49.35' N. lat., 157° 21.73' W. long., then westerly along the north bank of the Yukon River (including Koyukuk Island) to the point of beginning

Kanuti Controlled Use Area

  • Restriction: The area is closed to the use of aircraft for hunting moose, including transportation of moose hunters, their gear, and/or parts of moose. However, this prohibition does not apply to the transportation into the area of game meat that has been processed for human consumption.
  • View Map: GIF Map (138 K)    PDF Map (492 K)
  • Area Description: Kanuti Controlled Use Area: the area consists of that portion of Unit 24B bounded by a line from a point at the northern most headwaters of Siruk Creek at 66° 48.557’ N. lat. 153° 53.267’ W. long., to the highest peak of Double Point Mountain at 66° 40.322’ N. lat. 152° 30.132’ W. long., to the northern end of Fish Creek Lake (including all water of the lake) at 66° 36.071’ N. lat. 151° 27.936’ W. long., to the east side of Old Dummy Lake (including all waters of the lake) at 66° 08.241’ N. lat. 151° 49.276’ W. long., to the south end of Lake Todatonten (including all waters of the lake) at 66° 07.556’ N. lat. 152° 55.520’ W. long., then back to the point of origination at Siruk Creek.

Management Areas

Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area

  • Restriction: A. The area within the Prudhoe Bay Closed Area is closed to the taking of big game; the remainder of the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area is closed to hunting; however, big game, small game, and fur animals may be taken in the area by bow and arrow only;
    B. no motorized vehicle may be used to transport hunters, hunting gear, or parts of game, within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area, except that
     1. licensed highway vehicles may be used on the following designated roads:
      (1) Dalton Highway,
      (2) Bettles Winter Trail during periods when the Bureau of Land Management and the City of Bettles announce that the trail is open for winter travel,
      (3) Galbraith Lake Road from the Dalton Highway to the BLM campground at Galbraith Lake, including the gravel pit access road when the gate is open,
      (4) Toolik Lake Road, excluding the driveway to the Toolik Lake Research Facility,
      (5) the Sagavanirktok River access road two miles north of Pump Station 2, and
      (6) any constructed roadway or gravel pit within one-quarter mile of the Dalton Highway;
     2. aircraft and boats may be used;
     3. a snowmachine may be used to cross the management area from land outside the management area to access land on the other side of the management area;
    C. any hunter traveling on the Dalton Highway must stop at any check station operated by the department within the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area
  • View Map: GIF Map (151 K)    PDF Map (1,513 K)
  • Area Description: Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area: the area consists of those portions of Units 20 and 24-26 extending five miles from each side of the Dalton Highway, including the driveable surface of the Dalton Highway, from the Yukon River to the Arctic Ocean, and including the Prudhoe Bay Closed Area

Note: Changes to area restrictions for hunting and trapping by Emergency Orders may not be shown on this page. Please be sure to check the Emergency Orders page for the most current list of changes.

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