Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Moose total coming up on 100 this season


ADF&G / Submitted Photo

Josh Thynes proudly displays his 2016 moose. Thynes had a successful solo hunt over at Thomas Bay. This makes two in a row for Thynes, last year he filled his first ever moose tag.

The end of the RM038 moose season is in sight, and as of noon Tuesday the total stood at 97 moose taken, including 11 illegal kills. The season total is on track to exceed 100 moose for the third year in a row, according to Rich Lowell, area wildlife biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

The number of moose

illegal kills was low during the first half of the season, but they recently increased and now

represent 11 percent of the total harvest. Nine of the 97 moose harvested to date failed to

comply with the local antler restrictions, one moose was taken illegally with...

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