Federal subsistence season for moose to close in a portion of Unit 5A

YAKUTAT, Alaska - Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing the 2017 Federal subsistence moose season for that portion of Unit 5A west of the Dangerous River, except the Nunatak Bench, effective Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has also implemented a closure (Emergency Order # 01-14-17) for the state season.

Last edited 01/25/2022
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Paul Robbins Jr.
Public Affairs Officer
Tongass National Forest

The quota for the 2017 moose season in Unit 5A, except Nunatak Bench, is 60 bulls, with no more than 30 of those bulls to be taken from the area west of the Dangerous River. This closure is necessary to ensure that the harvest quota is not exceeded. Hunters are reminded that the remainder of Game Management Unit 5A east of the Dangerous River will remain open for moose hunting through November 15, 2017, or until the overall harvest of bull moose in Unit 5A, except Nunatak Bench, reaches 60 bulls.

For additional information, contact U.S. Forest Service Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson at (907) 784- 3359.

Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at https://www.doi.gov/subsistence

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