I've spoken with both Lief and Vanessa of 40 mile air, and both are scratching their heads. I think it was like 38% success this year(40 mile air only, around 10% for all registered hunters ) That may actually be from just their ridge hunts, but I know their middle fork hunts did poorly. I am thinking it was area wide. The Spring was by Lief's estimation almost a month late. All I know is I drove from the south fork bridge to Tok with 4 fresh inches of snow... and did not see ONE set of moose tracks, and there are several areas along that road I used to see cows regularity. Last year saw a spike in hunter success, but I am thinking partly due to increased pressure from displaced Kenai penn hunters, and increased effort in general. This year was just not that good.