Area moose harvest totals 141; exceeds last year's 118


November 1, 2023

Hunters harvested a total of 141 moose in the Wrangell-Petersburg area this year, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

This year’s take is much higher than the harvest of 118 in 2022 and exceeds the five-year average of about 120 moose, according to the department’s statistics.

“The previous high was 132, and it was in 2021,” said Frank Robbins, a state game wildlife biologist in the Petersburg office.

The season opened Sept. 15 and ran through Oct. 15. The count covers moose hunts on Wrangell, Mitkof, Kupreanof, Kuiu, Zarembo, Woronkofski and Etolin islands, and the...

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