The County Hunters Award uses 4 Alaska Judicial Districts as counties.
One can use the callsign lookup resources and convert Buckmaster, RAC Callbook Listings, or QRZ internet search - Detail - US County listing of an Alaska station's 'county' or 'location' to one of the four Alaska Judicial Districts (not legislative districts nor census districts) used by the County Hunters Award system. There is also a map at the bottom of this page that graphically shows you the Judicial Districts boundaries.
Alaska First Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
- Ketchikan Gateway
- Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan
Alaska Second Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
- Northwest Arctic
- North Slope
- Wade Hampton
- [This district includes man made oil drilling islands/pads in the Arctic Ocean]
Alaska Third Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
- Aleutians East
- Aleutians West
- Bristol Bay
- Kenai Peninsula
- Kodiak Island
- Lake and Peninsula
- Pribilof Islands
Alaska Fourth Judicial District encompasses the following listed by callbooks as counties:
- Fairbanks North Star
- Southeast Fairbanks
- Saint Matthew Island
THE FOUR JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF ALASKA USED BY COUNTY HUNTERS AWARD.
Graphically the boroughs or often quoted future borough models (called counties by callbook references) that comprise the 4 Judicial Districts.
* A note from KL7J.
There are no counties in Alaska because the conditions for statehood dictated by the USA under lobbying pressure from mining and salmon canning interests was no counties with their ability to tax them. The Alaskan response in order to gain statehood was not to create counties. Alaska Constitution, Article 10, Section 3 subsequently mandated the entire state be divided into boroughs. There can be organized or unorganized types and models for future boroughs which are noted in the colors on the map. If a borough organized as a local government they could have taxing ability. A confusing designation is regions. One can not use tourism or state legislative regions such as South Central, South Eastern, Far North, Interior, etc., to define a judicial district as those regions can overlap judicial districts with similar names like SE=1, SW=2, SC=3, Central=4. More information is available in a video by PBS television on Alaska Statehood. For now the County Hunters Award uses the 4 Judicial Districts to be utilized as counties.
Alaska is a very big place, bigger than Texas, California and Montana combined. It's actually 1/5 the size of the USA!
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© 1998. Updated 10/2020, Les Buchholz - KL7J, Soldotna, AK 99669.