Hunters take 116 moose in Wrangell area this season

Not every year can be a record-breaker, and after an exceptional 2021 yield, the 2022 Wrangell moose harvest has returned to average levels.

Hunters took 116 moose in the region, according to Frank Robbins, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Petersburg. This year's harvest is "down a bit from last year," Robbins said, but it is still "within what we'd expect for the average on this hunt."

"Keep in mind, last year was a record harvest," he added.

The five-year average for the area is 119 moose per season - a number that includes the above-average 2019 harvest of...


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