Army to require hunters to register their guns

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2002

FAIRBANKS - Hunters on military land will be required this year to register their guns with the Army.

The Army will begin enforcing the regulation, which has been on the books in Alaska for almost a decade, beginning Sept. 1, said Army Alaska spokesman Chuck Canterbury at Fort Richardson in Anchorage.

The moose and waterfowl seasons open Sunday.

The registration requirement is not going to sit well with most Alaska hunters, Mike Tinker, chairman of the Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee, told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Starting this year, hunters are also required to have a hunter education certificate to hunt on military land.

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