Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Moose harvest so far on par with historical average


September 28, 2017

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Derek Meissner has plenty of help carving up a moose he'd shot upriver on the season's opening day, September 15. The family brought it down to Reliance Harbor's dock the next day to prepare their harvest for the freezer.

Undaunted by pouring rain, hunters in the Wrangell and Petersburg areas have been bringing in their fill of moose for the 2017 season.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported a total of 47 bulls have so far been shot since the season's opener on September 15. Of these, only three have so far been confirmed as noncompliant specimens.

"We've got a couple that we're looking at," ADFG wildlife biologist Rich Lowell added. The department investigates the carcass in conjunction with the State Troopers, and the two agencies tend to consult one another before making a r...

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