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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 30. Destruction of Big Game Animals and Wild Fowl
- Section 17. Defenses.
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AS 16.30.017. Defenses.
- (a) It is a defense to a criminal charge under AS 16.30.010
or 16.30.012 that the failure to salvage or possess
the edible meat was due to circumstances beyond the control of the person charged, including
- (1) theft of the animal or fowl;
- (2) unanticipated weather conditions or other acts of God;
- (3) unavoidable loss in the field to another wild animal.
- (b) It is a defense to a criminal charge under AS 16.30.012
that the defendant does not possess the edible meat of the big game animal because the meat was
- (1) consumed by human beings; or
- (2) delivered to another person.
- (c) In this section, "delivered" means given, sold, or bartered in a manner that does not violate state or federal law.
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