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Cow Moose Harvest Quota Established for Unit 15C



08/05/2014

Contact: Deborah Coble
(907) 786-3880 or (800) 478-1456

Cow Moose Harvest Quota Established for Unit 15C

 
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, has established a harvest quota of eight (8) cow moose for Unit 15C on the Kenai Peninsula. The quota is effective for the 2014 Federal subsistence moose season, which runs August 10-September 20, by Federal registration permit only. The season will be closed to the harvest of cow moose once the quota is met. The harvest of spike-fork bull moose or bull moose with 50-inch antlers, or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, will still be allowed.
 
The cow moose quota for 2014 represents an estimate of a sustainable harvest level for moose utilizing Federal public lands within Unit 15C, considering moose population status, moose distribution, and overall harvest levels (bulls and cows) and non-hunting related mortality in this unit as a whole. The quota is established to ensure long-term subsistence moose hunting opportunity on Federal public lands, consistent with meeting Refuge purposes, in this unit.  

Under Federal subsistence regulations, only residents of Ninilchik, Seldovia, Nanwalek and Port Graham are eligible to hunt cow moose on Federal public lands in Unit 15C. Residents of these communities can obtain permits at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Soldotna (907-262-7021). For additional information, contact Todd Eskelin at (907) 260-2817.  

More information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm.

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