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3rd biggest year for central SE moose

Moose hunters in the Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake area had their third most successful hunt on record this year. 85 people had checked in bulls by the season closure this week. Matt Lichtenstein reports:
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Petersburg’s Doug Riemer is one of the many successful moose hunters in 2013. Photo courtesy Rich Lowell, ADFG

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