Ak Hunting News: GMU 20A Antlerless Hunt RM764/Zone 2 Closes
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From an ADFG News Release:
The Department of Fish and Game is closing antlerless moose hunting in part of Unit 20A south of Fairbanks.
The season in Zone 2 will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 24th, 2006.
The quota of 175 antlerless moose for Zone 2 is projected to be reached by Sunday night. Allowing the hunt to continue would likely result in the harvest quotas being exceeded.
“Excellent weather and strong interest in the antlerless hunt has resulted in achieving our harvest objective rather quickly in Zone 2,” said Fairbanks Area Biologist Don Young. “
The Board of Game authorized registration permit hunt RM764 for antlerless moose in Unit 20A between August 25 and February 28, unless closed earlier by emergency order.
The quota for antlerless moose in all of Unit 20A is 700, but to distribute the harvest more evenly, the Department divided the unit into seven hunting zones and established individual quotas for each zone based on estimated moose abundance. A zone map is printed on the back of the hunt permits.
Hunters with RM764 permits may continue to hunt in Zones 3, 4, and 5 of Unit 20A. Zones 1 and 6 are closed and Zone 7 does not open until October 4th. Successful hunters must report their harvest to the Fairbanks ADF&G office (459-7272) within 2 days of kill for Zone 3 and 5 days of kill for Zones 2, 4, or 5. Reporting online is available. Unsuccessful hunters must report to the Fairbanks ADF&G office within 15 days of the end of the season.
For recorded hunt information call the Unit 20A antlerless moose hunting hotline at 459–7386. Hunters with questions can call 459-7206 or 459-7233 for more information.
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