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Video Remake Aims to Educate, Keep Moose Hunters Legal

A remake of the popular video “Is This Moose Legal?” is now available for hunters preparing for the coming season.

Originally produced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the 1980s to familiarize moose hunters with newly imposed antler restrictions, this educational tool is now more valuable than ever, especially for those who plan to hunt moose in Kenai Peninsula Game Management Units 7 and 15 where viewing the video is part of a mandatory Moose Hunter Orientation package.

The new 25-minute-long version of “Is This Moose Legal?” is updated to address regulations that have evolved over the years and is designed to familiarize hunters with moose antler terminology, selective harvest strategies, and help hunters learn how to identify legal moose in antler-restricted hunt areas.

“This is a wonderful educational video for new and experienced moose hunters alike,” said Bruce Dale, director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation. “I think hunters across the state will enjoy watching the new version and will gain valuable information for their next moose hunt.”

Moose management in many parts of Alaska includes restrictions on the spread or configuration of a bull’s antlers. Knowing definitions for these terms and how to identify these antler distinctions in the field is a critical part of legally harvesting a moose in Alaska.

The updated “Is This Moose Legal?” video can be streamed for free on the department’s website at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=moosehunting.legal. DVDs will also be available beginning in August for $5 at your local Fish and Game office or online at the ADF&G Store.

For more information, contact Education Specialist Sierra Doherty in Palmer at (907) 861-2104 or sierra.doherty@alaska.gov.