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By Olivia Rose
Pilot Writer 

141 moose harvested in 2023: a new high


October 26, 2023

Franz Schonberg

Franz Schonberg smiles ear-to-ear with his moose shot on October 7 at Ohmer Creek during the 2023 RM038 moose harvest.

Hunters harvested a total of 141 moose in the 2023 RM038 moose hunt, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

This overall number is much higher than the 118 total in 2022 and exceeds the high 2021 harvest, as well.

"This was a high for the RM038, 141 is a high. The previous high was 132 and it was in 2021," said ADF&G Wildlife Biologist Frank Robbins.

The RM038 moose hunt began mid-September and ended October 15.

Twelve of those 141 total moose were harvested illegally.

Kupreanof Island was the most successful area for hunters this year with 54 legal moose harvested, more tha...

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