Petersburg deer hunt lengthened by two months


February 16, 2023

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This map displays the Petersburg Management Area, which will now allow bow hunters to harvest deer beginning Aug. 1.

The Alaska Board of Game approved a proposal to extend the deer hunt in the Petersburg Management Area by two months during its Southeast region meeting in Ketchikan last month.

The change bumps the start date for the bow hunt up from Oct. 1 to Aug. 1.

The bag limit will remain at two bucks and the season will run until Dec. 15.

Kaleb Baird, who proposed the change, wrote that he was very glad to see it receive unanimous support from the board.

"My goal in opening the PMA deer hunt August 1 was to allow those bowhunters the ability to hunt bucks in their summer habitats without having to leave...

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