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Moose season off to a promising start this year


So far the moose season for the Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake area is looking much better than last year when it comes to illegal kills, according to Rich Lowell, area wildlife

biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

“We’re at two right now, two out of 23,” he said of total illegal kills. “But that could change in a heartbeat.”

Lowell said hunters have five days to check in a harvested moose, so there’s still a chance the total for the first week of the season could increase.

In 2015, 34 moose were taken during the first week of the season, fueled by a stron...

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