By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Hunters take 116 moose in Wrangell area this season


October 26, 2022

Courtesy Erin Andresen

Derek Meissner helps his daughter, Jenna, skin a moose at Reliance Harbor on Sept. 28. The Wrangell area moose season ran Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

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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