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By Dan Rudy 

Deer, elk seasons open for Petersburg-Wrangell areas


Deer hunting season began for Alaska residents and nonresidents in much of the Unit 3 management area last Saturday, lasting through Nov. 30.

Bow hunting on Mitkof Island and the Petersburg Management Area, hunting on the remainder of the Mitkof, Woewodski and Butterworth islands, and residential hunting on the Lindenberg Peninsula portion of Kupreanof Island all begin on Oct. 15, and are subject to other limitations.

Outlooks for this year’s season for Sitka black-tailed deer are much the same as last year, with smaller harvests expected than average.

“We’re still in the same situati...

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