6. Slingshots need to be licensed
If for any reason you would need to carry a slingshot while out and about in the city of Haines, then you’ll need a valid license for it. This law extends to metal knuckles, dirks or daggers.
7. Don’t drop a moose from airplanes.
For 37 years, the small town of Talkeetna in Alaska held a moose poo-dropping contest. This involved painting moose poo, numbering it and dropping it from a helicopter onto a target. But in 2009, the festivities came to a halt when PETA launched a campaign to stop the dropping of a real moose from a helicopter. The entire scenario was a huge misunderstanding as both sides tried to explain what the event was really about. Eventually, city officials stepped in and stopped the festival by banning both the mooses and their droppings from being flung out of a helicopter.
8. Children should not build snowmen taller than themselves
Alaska has experienced pretty severe snowstorms and during these situations it is hard to distinguish between the snowmen and real children covered in snow.
9. Don’t tie your dog to the roof of your car
This ordinance from Anchorage, Alaska, states that “No person driving a motor vehicle shall transport any animal in the back of the vehicle in a space intended for any load on top of the vehicle on a street unless the space is enclosed or has side and tail walls to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, or the animal is -tethered to the vehicle or is protected by a secured container or cage, in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown, falling or jumping from the vehicle”.
10. “Attractive nuisances” are banned
This one is from Soldotna, Alaska. An “attractive nuisance” is basically any object that will attract a bear (i.e., garbage, fish, beef, etc,). By discouraging bears to come around, dangerous encounters between humans and bears including expensive bear relocations or shootings are reduced.