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Hunting in Alaska: 5 Animals To Hunt in the Fall

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:12 PM

Hunting in Alaska varies greatly depending on what area of the state you plan to hunt in. Some areas allow for hunting year-round for a variety of species, while others have no open season whatsoever for certain animals. So, it’s imperative that hunters check the regulations for the area that they plan to hunt in before embarking on an expedition.

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Here are five animals that you can hunt in the fall in certain locations in Alaska:

  1. Moose - Hunters that have 'landing a moose' on their hunting bucket list can do so in the summer, fall, and winter hunting seasons in areas like the Lower Yukon. For the fall hunting season, only two moose are permitted to be bagged, while other areas allow for only one moose per year regardless of season.
  2. Wolf - Wolves can be hunted starting in the summer and throughout the fall and winter. Hunters cannot use hunting dogs in their pursuit of wolves and are not allowed to use a rimfire rifle.
  3. Caribou - Also called feral reindeer, caribou can be hunted in the late summer and through the fall. Both sexes of caribou are able to grow antlers, so hunters must be aware of bagging limits based on gender during hunts that are limited to one sex, and “evidence of sex must remain naturally attached to the meat or antlers must remain naturally attached to the entire carcass, with or without viscera,” according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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  5. Elk - Elk are another fall season animal in many areas of Alaska. Only one elk is permitted per year, and if a hunter wounds an elk, they cannot hunt for elk again until the following year.
  6. Goat - Goats are eligible for hunting throughout the fall, and these mountain goats usually average between 180 and 260 pounds for the male Billies, which are the preferred target for both hunters and the state. As Glacier Guides, Inc. explains, “Climbing is required to ensure your success. Shooting distances range from 150 to 500 yards.” Keep in mind that mountain goat hunting is for the sure-footed.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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