Supreme Court ruling on Rivers in National Parks

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Carcass

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Goid news for all you river runners??

The U.S. Supreme Court stated in a 9-0 ruling Tuesday that rivers that flow through National Parks in Alaska aren’t part of the park units and aren’t subject to National Park Service rules, including a rule that famously bans hovercrafts.
 

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Goid news for all you river runners??

The U.S. Supreme Court stated in a 9-0 ruling Tuesday that rivers that flow through National Parks in Alaska aren’t part of the park units and aren’t subject to National Park Service rules, including a rule that famously bans hovercrafts.
My understanding is that this ruling pertains only to Alaska as the question the court was tackling was related to ANILCA.
 

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My understanding is that this ruling pertains only to Alaska as the question the court was tackling was related to ANILCA.
I thought about that but it isn't a far reach at all that if this ruling applies to national parks in Alaska that it will soon apply to all national parks.
 

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Pretty dumb ruling imo. Let's add another ownership and management layer. Better yet throw it open for uncontrolled river use..... But you won't be able to touch the bank.
 

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Does this mean I can carry a loaded gun on my hovercraft and shoot a moose if it's in the river (in season, of course) and a parkie can't do squat? I think I can hear the sound of a can of worms getting popped open (but I admit I haven't read the fine print).
 

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Does this mean I can carry a loaded gun on my hovercraft and shoot a moose if it's in the river (in season, of course) and a parkie can't do squat? I think I can hear the sound of a can of worms getting popped open (but I admit I haven't read the fine print).
I could see that hypothetical being on a law school exam :)
 

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State law forbids shooting big game from a boat unless your have a disability, or native and shooting caribou. It also forbids shooting swimming big game. Again with an exception for natives in certain GMUs.
So now you can’t shoot a moose from your hover craft
 

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