With about a week left to go in the season, hunters continue to report more success with moose in central Southeast Alaska.
2020 may not keep pace with last year’s record setting harvest but it’s still another strong season. As of Wednesday morning October 7, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports 74 legal bull moose reported. Another two moose did not meet state requirements for antler size and configuration.
Kupreanof Island is by far the biggest producer this season. Hunters have killed 18 legal bulls around Kake and another 15 on the rest of that island. Nearby Kuiu Island has yielded 16 bulls so far.
Hunters have also taken nine on the Stikine River near Wrangell and another two on Wrangell Island. Thomas Bay on the mainland near Petersburg has produced four moose and there’s been one killed in Farragut Bay and two more from other parts of the mainland.
The month-long season is open through October 15th.