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Local ADFG considers emergency moose hunting closure


Six more illegal moose were killed during the third week of this year’s hunting season—bringing the total number of illegal moose harvested this season to 13.

The high number is causing Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff to question whether or not to close the remainder of the season, said ADFG Area Wildlife Biologist Rich Lowell.

“With a little over a week remaining in the season, the high harvest of 13 illegal moose during the first three weeks of the season is a cause for concern,” Lowell wrote in a press release. “If not for the fact that the 13 illegal moose harvested t...

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