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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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    Default this must be a mistake

    moose hunting open to ALL residents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh View Post
    moose hunting open to ALL residents?
    Nope.

    It might be open to non-local federally qualified "rural" residents.

    So a resident of Metlakatla in Southeast can spend thousands of dollars in airfare to "subsistence" moose hunt in the YK Delta.

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    It'll have to be open to all residents, as there will be a non-resident hunt as well. There might be different seasons and restrictions based on community of residence, but it'll certainly be open to all in some regard.

    Dual management at its finest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    It'll have to be open to all residents, as there will be a non-resident hunt as well. There might be different seasons and restrictions based on community of residence, but it'll certainly be open to all in some regard.....
    Whoops! You're right!

    Like sh, I find this rather remarkable.

    More, this is telling:

    .....Yukon River moose numbers in Game Unit 18 have grown dramatically since the early 1990s. Wildlife biologists credit a self-imposed moratorium on hunting by villagers along the lower Yukon downstream of Mountain Village.....

    Apparently, non-locals aren't the devastating mass killers of animals they're made out to be.

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    Except for pocket areas, there ain't a lot of moose in a lot of empty miles in the YK. I'm sure the pilots that fly air taxi service must be having a good laugh over this announcement.

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    Moose numbers...........check the stats or talk to the bio's...........this is an extremely healthy moose herd. So healthy, it is in danger of overpopulating, thus, the calf hunt.
    You have to seperate the Y and the K. The kusko is in a low presently, much of it has a moratorium on moose hunting. The Y, Yukon, is blossoming. There is little in the way of preds and access by humans is mostly along major river/slough areas.
    There has long been a non res season in this area, however, it only applied to state and private land. Most of this land is Fed, Yukon Delta Wildlife Ref. In May the Fed Board lifted closures and all lands in this part of unit 18 are open to res and non res alike.
    This was dual management at it's finest. Years ago in the early 90s this area had almost no moose. The area had it's own moratorium for 5 years, and then was opened to locals only with short seasons. As the moose pop grew, seasons were lengthened. Today, the moose pop is great and it has been opened to all, as federal law states it should be.
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