Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 15:02:16 -0400 From: email@example.com Subject: [lpaz-repost] (fwd) [Liberty Outlook] Army warns those hunting on military land: Guns must be registered To: Individual-Sovereignty@yahoogroups.com, American_Liberty@yahoogroups.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published: August 29, 2002
Army warns those hunting on military land WEAPONS: Guns must be registered with the Army. The Associated Press
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 Sunday, said Army Alaska spokesman Chuck Canterbury at Fort Richardson in Anchorage.
The moose and waterfowl seasons open on 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.
The advisory committee makes recommendations to the Alaska Board of Game and Board of Fisheries regarding fishing and hunting regulations in the Fairbanks area.
"If I'm going to hunt out in the Tanana Flats, 100 miles from any kind of military installation, I have to register my gun?" Tinker asked. "That's ridiculous. ... It's not a safety thing; it's a paper thing."
Starting this year, hunters are also required to have a hunter education certificate to hunt on military land, a regulation the Army adopted almost three years ago but delayed putting into effect after hunters argued they hadn't been given enough time to take the course.
The regulation requiring gun registration has been in effect since at least 1994, Canterbury said. The regulation was updated as part of normal Army procedure on Aug. 1, and word came down later that the regulation will be enforced this year.
Canterbury wasn't sure if the gun registration requirement was a result of heightened security on military bases as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Conservation officers patrolling Army lands may seize guns that have not been registered.
In addition to the gun registration and hunter education requirements, the Army is contemplating a controversial ban on ATVs and airboats in the Tanana Flats.
2002 The Anchorage Daily News
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