Petersburg Pilot -

By Dan Rudy 

Bountiful moose harvest reported as season wraps up

 


It appears to have been a successful month for moose hunters as the season came to an end yesterday. As of Tuesday morning, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist Rich Lowell reported it likely to be the second-best season on record.

A total of 97 bull moose were harvested from the Petersburg-Wrangell area, better than last year's 92. The highest recorded figure was 109 moose in 2009.

Of this year's harvest, 36 were killed near the Stikine River, its highest harvest in 24 years. Another 31 were taken on Kupreanof Island.

A further 11 were harvested on Mitkof Island, five at T...



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