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So far so good: moose season wrapping up this weekend


October 12, 2017

With one weekend to go in the 2017 moose hunting season, numbers were approaching 100 as of Tuesday.

Ninety-five bull moose had been reported by hunters in the Petersburg-Wrangell management area, only seven of which have been confiscated due to noncompliance with local antler restrictions.

“It seems like a nice, lower number of illegals,” Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Rich Lowell said of the year.

Typically about 10 percent of the total harvest is deemed illegal by management officials, making this year’s slightly better than average.

“As we approach the end of the...

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