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Hunting in Alaska: 3 Animals To Hunt in the Summer

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:37 PM

Hunting in Alaska often brings to mind visions of huge trophies like bears, caribou, moose, and more. Some of these humungous animals can be hunted in the summer, when Alaska is at its best in terms of temperature and amount of daylight. As Alaska.org states, “You can’t go wrong visiting Alaska anytime between May 10 and Sept. 15. The days are long, nature is in full bloom, and the air is alive with energy.”

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So, if you decide to hunt in Alaska in the summer, here are three animals that are in open season:
  1. Moose - As the Alaska Department of Fish and Game acknowledges, “Moose are the most sought after big game animal in Alaska.” Thankfully, the population stays around 175,000 in Alaska each year. It’s important for hunters to remember that transporting the meat and antlers of a moose can be a daunting task, since many kills leave hunters with up to 700 pounds of meat and antlers weighing in at around 65 pounds. Summer hunting trips should head toward water as moose can often be found drinking large amounts to deal with the temperatures.
  2. Dall Sheep - Many outfitters emphasize that hunting Dall sheep is not for the weak. Some advise that you arrive in good physical condition because hunting these sheep require lots of hiking and carrying equipment for long periods. Be sure to check local regulations, as new regulations may be underfoot since the sheep population is declining in Alaska. Changes are anticipated and could happen in the fall of 2015 or spring of 2016, according to Colt Dylan for KINY Radio.
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  4. Deer - Deer season kicks off in mid-summer and lasts through the fall in Alaska. Many people enjoy hunting deer in the state known as "The Last Frontier" because “there are more record book deer entries from here than the rest of North America,” according to Alaska Glacier Adventures. Deer often weigh in at over 150 pounds and Prince of Wales is a great place to consider for your hunt because of its optimal environment for deer.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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