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

For Immediate Release:

October 12, 2022

YAKUTAT, Alaska - Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing the 2022 Federal subsistence moose season for that portion of Unit 5A west of the Dangerous River, except the Nunatak Bench, effective Oct. 12 2022 at 11:59 p.m.. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will implement a closure for the State season.  


Last edited 10/13/2022
Contact Information

Paul Robbins Jr.

Public Affairs Officer

Tongass National Forest



The quota for the 2022 moose season in Unit 5A is 30 bulls west of the Dangerous River and 30 bulls east of the Dangerous River. This closure is necessary to ensure that the harvest quota is not exceeded. Hunters are reminded that the remainder of Unit 5A east of the Dangerous River will remain open for moose hunting through November 15, 2022, or until 30 bulls have been harvested in that area.

For additional information, contact Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson at (907) 784-3018 or Wildlife and Subsistence Biologist Susan Oehlers at (907) 312-8003 or susan.oehlers@usda.gov. Information on Federal subsistence management special actions for the Tongass National Forest can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/news/tongass/news-events. 

Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at 


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