The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a partial closure to moose hunting in Game Management Unit 1 near Gustavus.
The early closure affects those parts of the unit west of Excursion Inlet and north of Icy Passage - commonly referred to as the Gustavus hunt area. The rest of the unit remains open.
The department has a harvest guidline of 40 bulls for the Gustavus area. As of Wednesday, hunters had killed 31 bulls in the area.