GLENNALLEN — The Moose Copper Basin Community Subsistence Harvest hunt bag limit in Game Management Unit 13D, has changed by emergency order from one bull moose, to one bull moose with spike-fork antlers or 50-inch antlers, or antlers with four or more brow tines on one side.
Prior to the hunt, it was established that up to eight “any-bull” moose could be taken in Unit 13D in the Copper Basin Community Subsistence Harvest hunt (CM300). This limit was established based on sustainable harvest principles and current population estimates.
“Any-bulls” are those bull moose that do not meet state general hunt antler restrictions.
The established quotas of “any-bull” moose for Unit 13D, as well as Unit 13A, have been met at this time.
Copper Basin community moose hunters may still hunt in Unit 13D through the end of the regularly scheduled season (Sept. 20) however, all bulls taken in this area after Tuesday, Aug. 28 with a community harvest ticket must meet state general hunt antler restrictions (spike-fork antlers or 50-inch antlers or antlers with four or more brow tines on one side). Community moose hunters must still follow all established salvage requirements for this hunt through the end of the season.
Community hunters are encouraged to keep checking the Community Subsistence Harvest hunt hotline (907-822-6789) should any-bull quotas be met in other portions of the community hunt area and additional emergency orders issued.