Alaska Hunter Asks High Court To Limit Park Service's Power

Law360, New York (April 10, 2015, 6:11 PM EDT) -- An Alaska moose hunter has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision permitting the National Park Service to apply federal laws to non-federal lands inside parks, saying the appeals court misinterpreted a statute meant to restrict federal power to actually increase regulation on tribal, state and private lands.

John Sturgeon claimed that the NPS wrongly barred him from using a hovercraft to hunt moose within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska, arguing that the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act precluded the agency from regulating activities on state-owned lands and navigable waters within the physical boundaries...

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