Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Moose season breaks unit records at 117


October 19, 2017

Photo Courtesy of ADF&G

Wrangell hunter Mark Galla shows off the rack he'd taken from a moose at Aarons Creek on September 21. He and a friend make the trip down every moose season, and they spotted the 1,000-pound animal after a couple of days of hunting.

Hunters still have until tomorrow to get their harvest reports in, but the 2017 moose hunt has already broken the RM038 district record.

As of Tuesday afternoon some 117 animals had been logged by hunters in the Wrangell and Petersburg area. It surpasses the 111 taken last year, and marks the fourth year in a row where the harvest has exceeded 100 moose.

The month-long season started September 15 and wrapped up Sunday. The majority of moose were taken on surrounding islands, with 48 taken on Kupreanof alone, continuing a trend. Other island counts included Mitkof with 13, Wrangell and Kuiu...

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