Anchorage, nonprofit team up on moose disposal

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The municipality of Anchorage has teamed up with the Alaska Moose Federation to find a better way to dispose of moose hit and killed by vehicles.

It used to be up to charities, which receive the meat, to get the moose off the roadway. Sometimes that meant police would have to remain on-scene for hours.

But now, thanks to a state grant, the Alaska Moose Federation has four trucks outfitted with winches to quickly remove the dead animals. Aaron Bloomquist with the Alaska Moose Federation says the average pickup time now is about seven minutes.

More than 100 moose are hit and killed by vehicles each year in the municipality.

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