Wrangell Sentinel -

Moose season hits halfway, seems average


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Sections of a harvested moose are quartered up and ready to process in a Wrangell garage. The animal was shot upriver by local hunter Glenn Smith, during week two of the monthlong season.

The moose season is past the halfway point, with harvest totals appearing nearly on par with last year's.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported 50 moose had been harvested by Sept. 30. The season began Sept. 15, and is set to wrap up next weekend on Oct. 15.

At the halfway point last year hunters in the Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake areas had put away 54 moose, which at the time led ADFG to anticipate an average season. An unexpectedly solid last couple of weeks ended up bringing the season total to the third-highest on record, however.

The numbers for this season's second week ma...

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