Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Moose season to start next week


September 7, 2017

Illustration courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game

This map of District 3 lays out the different game management areas in the Petersburg and Wrangell area. At center, Kupreanof Island has in recent years become the most productive area to hunt moose, the season for which begins next Friday.

The 2017 moose season is set to begin next week, with the monthlong harvest opening on September 15.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has already seen an increase in permits being issued as the season approaches. Last year's harvest for District 3 – encompassing Wrangell, Petersburg, and surrounding islands – had seen 110 moose taken, according to ADFG harvest records. It was the district's best on record, surpassing 109 harvested in 2009.

"Everything's pretty much the same," Petersburg-area wildlife biologist Rich Lowell said of this year.

Putting an estimate on the moose popula...

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