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Antlerless moose hunt will open in Unit 20A

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:07 am

FAIRBANKS — Portions of Game Management Unit 20A will be opened for an antlerless moose hunt on Oct. 1, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Registration permits will be available at Fish and Game offices on Wednesday. The number of permits is not limited, and hunters must apply in person for the permits. The permits are limited to Alaska residents who have a valid hunting license. The hunter cannot have harvested a moose since July 1. One permit per household.

Up to 225 moose may be harvested in Unit 20A, with quotas for individual zones in hunt RM764 to be determined by the number of moose estimated to be in the zone and the number of antlerless moose taken in the fall drawing permit hunt, which is under way. Quotas will be set in early October.

The bag limit is one; hunters are prohibited from shooting cows accompanied by calves.

Only zones 4B, 5B and 6B will be open for the hunt and will be closed by emergency order when harvest goals are met or Nov. 30, whichever comes first.

Access to the unit may be difficult until after freezeup.

More information is available at Fish and Game’s website: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntingmaps.byhuntnumber.

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