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Crazy Alaska Laws

Alaskan Wilderness

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Crazy Laws

Every state has their own crazy laws. This is a small list of the ones I found for Alaska. I hope you have as much fun reading about them as I had writing about them.

There are hundreds of people every year moving to Alaska. It is a cold, beautiful, actually breathtaking state. The freedom that is given to you to live your life as you choose, be that off the grid or in the middle of the city is very alluring.

The laws that are mentioned may or may not be still on the books and enforced. They are quite entertaining.

Alaska Totem Pole

Alaska Totem Pole

Crazy Alaska Laws

  • Drunk people are not allowed to come in a bar.
  • It is illegal to throw a grenade on the street.
  • No one may tie their pet to the roof of a car.

Actually this law was written to protect animals riding in the bed of a truck. Accoring to the law the pet needs to be in a secured cage in the manner that the animal will not be thrown from tne vehicle, fall out of it, or be able to jump from the vehicle.

  • A moose may not be viewed from an airplane.
  • It is illegal to whisper in someone's ear while they are moose hunting.
  • Dog grooming is illegal.
  • I believe this was made to keep owners from shaving their dogs fur off in the winter.
  • A person may only carry a concealed slingshot if that person has received the appropriate license.

This law is related to the concealed weapon law. It is unlawful to carry anything hidden away on your person that you can and will use to maim or kill another person.

  • It is considered offensive to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
  • While it is legal to shoot a bear, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
  • In Juneau, Alaska owners of flamingoes may not let their pet into barber shops.
  • Owners may not let any pet into barbershop, hairdressin shops, or any place that may contain food for human comsumption.

Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Fun Facts

  • Alaska officially became the property of the United States on October 18, 1867. Many Americans considered this purchase foolish and it became known as "Seward's Folly."
  • The state sport of Alaska is Dog Mushing.
  • There is no sales tax in Anchorage.
  • Alaska has areas that get 24 hours of daylight or nighttime for a period of time.
  • Over one half the world's active glaciers are found in Alaska.
  • The name 'Alaska' is came for the Russian colonial ( Aleut) language and means 'the mainland towards which the action of the sea is directed'.
  • Alaska is responsible for an average of 25% of all oil produced in the U.S.
  • Alaska carries the world record for the highest concentration of bears. It is home to over 100,000 Grizzly, Black, and Polar bears.
  • Alaska is the only state to have coastlines on three different seas... Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea
  • Alaska is as big as England, France, Italy and Spain combined. Now that's big.
  • Alaska is the largest state in the union. It encompases 1/5 of the land in the U.S. That makes it twice as big as the state of Texas.
  • The territorial waters of Alaska merge with that of Russia at the Bering Strait. The three mile distance separating the two territories makes them close neighbors.
  • The Official Home of Santa Claus is North Pole, Alaska.

© 2009 Susan Hazelton


Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on March 14, 2012:

jainismus, thanks for reading.

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onlooker, glad you enjoyed it.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on March 14, 2012:

Peggy W, make sure you don't become tempted to peek at the moose. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

onlooker on March 11, 2012:

Wow..some laws huh! interesting read too, thank you.

Mahaveer Sanglikar from Pune, India on March 11, 2012:

Funny and informative, I enjoyed this Hub.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 11, 2012:

Love these hubs you do about weird laws in the different states. If I ever make it to Alaska and are up in an airplane and see a moose...I will QUICKLY shield my eyes from such a sight! Haha! Interesting and funny votes and will tweet, FB and share with my followers so this can brighten their days with a smile or laugh.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on May 21, 2011:

d. william, I'm not sure that's such a great thing, getting inside her mind. Thanks for your comments.

d.william from Somewhere in the south on May 21, 2011:

nice hub. funny and informative. Gives me a little more insight on the workings of the mind of sarah palin. LOL

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on December 08, 2010:

Alaska girl, I believe that the idea of the law was to keep people from cutting the dogs hair too short in the winter so they would not freeze. Believe it or not, there are people that will shave their dog's hair pretty short and they need that hair for insulation against the cold when it's freezing out. Thanks for visiting.

Alaska girl on December 07, 2010:

I live in Alaska and I get my dogs groomed all the time and it is not illegal.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 10, 2010:

Thanks guys. I'm glad you liked them. I hoped to bring a laugh to your day. pddm67, I thought the moose in the airplane was great, glad you liked it. mcnomroe 1981, the flamingo thing was too funny. BKCreative, I don't know the plural either. seasoning,thanks.

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on January 09, 2010:

Lots of vital moose information. I like being informed. Thanks so much. I'll have to stay here in NYC with my moose (or moosi) and flamingoes (or flamingi). I don't want any trouble.

This is fun - I'm reading all your 'crazy law' hubs!

seasoning on December 21, 2009:

oh well it seems you will all be quite safe there then

ncmonroe1981 from West Virginia on December 20, 2009:

This gave me a laugh; especially the flamingos one. Why are there flamingo-owners in Alaska in the first place, and why prohibit JUST flamingos from the Barber shop? "Uh, yes Sir, you can bring the crocodile, but that bird's going to have to stay outside!"

Very funny stuff. Thanks for the hub...You should keep these up, like pddm said.

pddm67 from Queens, New York on December 20, 2009:

Cute hub. I have no idea why a moose would be in an airplane either :-) You should keep up the trend. What will the next city be? Rock on!

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