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Moose numbers below last year's count so far


September 27, 2018

Photo courtesy of Doug Riemer

Doug Riemer posing with the antlers of the moose he shot on Kupreanof Island on Saturday. He bagged the bull on his second day of hunting. He said it resulted in approximately 400 pounds of meat.

At 12 days into moose season, this year's moose count is falling short at 22 as of Monday afternoon when compare to this time last year. On Sept. 26, 2017, the moose count was 47.

"Every year is different," said an official with the Petersburg Fish & Game office. "We have no idea what October will bring."

Moose season began on Sept. 15 and will run through Oct. 15. Last year's moose season closed with a moose count of 117, which was a unit record, beating out the 2016 total of 111.

So far, two moose have been shot on Mitkof Island, five on Kupreanof Island excluding the Kake area, thr...

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