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State troopers teach difference between legal and illegal moose


September 12, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Petersburg Pilot

Several racks of "illegal" moose antlers the state troopers set up in the downtown pavilion last Sunday. There are many different rules and details that make a moose illegal to hunt based on its antlers, according to Trooper Kyle Freeberg, such as the number of points on the antlers, their size, whether or not an antler is broken, and many other details.

WRANGELL - State Wildlife Troopers Kyle Freeberg, of Wrangell, and Cody Litster, of Petersburg, set up shop in Wrangell's downtown pavilion last Sunday afternoon with several hunting regulation handbooks and racks of moose antlers. As many eager hunters across Southeast Alaska are aware, moose season opens on Sept. 15. This is a registration moose hunt, Freeberg said, so anybody wanting to hunt moose will have to be registered with the Department of Fish and Game. The bag limit is one bull moose, and many hunters are eager to get a pair of antlers in their gunsights. Before going out into t...

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