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Moose harvest third highest on record


Regional hunters brought home 103 bulls this season, but set a new record of highest number of illegally harvested moose as well.

Thirteen of the 103 moose failed to comply with local antler restrictions and had ADFG considering whether or not to close the hunt in the third week of the season. No illegal moose were reported to ADFG after the third week.

ADFG Wildlife Biologist Rich Lowell said the majority of moose legal and illegal were hunted on Kupreanof Island—a continuing trend from past years.

“The highest harvest on record occurred in 2009 when a total of 109 moose were taken,...

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