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The Federal Subsistence Board's decision to open a large area of the Yukon drainage to both local and non-local moose hunting is causing concern among Kuskokwim Delta hunters, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
"The federal land -- thousands of square miles along the Yukon River drainage and delta -- has been off-limits to moose hunters from outside the region for 15 years. Only local subsistence hunters, including those along the Kuskokwim who volunteered to stop hunting moose for five years, have been allowed to take moose there.
The Federal Subsistence Board lifted the closure last month. Alaska residents will have the chance to kill a calf along the Yukon and the Yukon delta this winter, or an antlered bull this fall or winter. Out-of-state residents will have the chance to kill an antlered bull this fall."
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