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State troopers teach difference between legal and illegal moose ahead of hunting season


September 12, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell Wildlife Trooper Kyle Freeberg and Petersburg Wildlife Trooper Cody Litster set up shop in the downtown pavilion last Sunday afternoon, Sept. 8, to provide information on the upcoming moose season. The main goal they had, they both said, was to urge caution among any hunters. There are a lot of details to pay attention to and judgment calls to make when preparing to shoot a moose so when in doubt it is better to just let the animal go.

State Wildlife Troopers Kyle Freeberg, of Wrangell, and Cody Litster, of Petersburg, set up shop in Wrangell's downtown pavilion last Sunday afternoon with several hunting regulation handbooks and racks of moose antlers. As many eager hunters across Southeast Alaska are aware, moose season opens on Sept. 15. This is a registration moose hunt, Freeberg said, so anybody wanting to hunt moose will have to be registered with the Department of Fish and Game. The bag limit is one bull moose, and many hunters are eager to get a pair of antlers in their gunsights. Before going out into the woods, h...

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