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By Dan Rudy 

Moose season third-best on record


The 2015 moose season for the Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake hunting area ended up being the third-best on record, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

After a slow week, numbers jumped back up during the final nine days of the season. Area wildlife biologist Rich Lowell reported 103 bulls were logged in this year’s hunt, just behind the 106 harvested last year. The highest recorded tally was for 2009, with 109 moose.

Forty of those taken this year were on Kupreanof Island, only four of which failed to comply with local antler restrictions. Initially in the season, some 20 perc...

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