Proposal would increase subsistence moose hunt

A proposed rule change by the Federal Subsistence Board would allow for the harvest of an additional 20 moose in state Game Management Unit 3 on Kuiu and Kupreanof islands north of Wrangell. One group thinks it’s a bad idea.

The Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee sent a letter to the subsistence board in January opposing the change because “taking more bulls from the herd by drawing could be counterproductive to the intent of this proposal.”

According to Frank Robbins, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Petersburg, said the current state permit hunt RM03...


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