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By Dan Rudy 

Moose hunting season set to start, numbers good


The month long moose hunting season is ready to begin next week, opening on September 15 and lasting until October 15.

For the Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake game unit, last year’s moose season turned out being the third best on record according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game harvest data. Area hunters had a 13-percent success rate, with 103 males harvested by 772 participating hunters. A total of 1,061 permits had been issued.

After a reasonably mild winter, the moose population appears to be doing well. An aerial survey of the Stikine River was conducted by Petersburg-based state...

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