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By Dan Rudy 

Bountiful moose harvest reported as season wraps up


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

In this photo submitted by Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wrangell High School senior Cody Thomassen shows off the 3x2 brow tine moose he harvested on the Stikine River this year. As of Tuesday morning, the 2014 moose season was shaping up to be the second-best on record, with 97 reported kills.

It appears to have been a successful month for moose hunters as the season came to an end yesterday. As of Tuesday morning, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist Rich Lowell reported it likely to be the second-best season on record.

A total of 97 bull moose were harvested from the Petersburg-Wrangell area, better than last year's 92. The highest recorded figure was 109 moose in 2009.

Of this year's harvest, 36 were killed near the Stikine River, its highest harvest in 24 years. Another 31 were taken on Kupreanof Island.

A further 11 were harvested on Mitkof Island, five at T...

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