The State Department of Fish & Game has announced the antlered bull moose hunt in the Lower Kuskokwim will close by emergency order this year, since the harvest quota will soon be reached.
The Departments says they’re confident the quota of 100 bull moose will be reached today, closing the season at 11:59pm tonight.
The moose population in this portion of Unit 18 is estimated at approximately 1,300 moose. The limit of 100 bull moose has been reached in just under a week, since the season opened on September 1.
Fish & Game says all other moose seasons and bag limits in Unit 18 remain unchanged and are not affected by this emergency order.