Kenai Peninsula Moose News, Scheduled for 28,000 Mailboxes, Offers a Look
at Moose Management Past, Present, and Future
- ADF&G Press Release
Cora Campbell, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Phone: (907) 465-6166 - Fax: (907) 465-2332
Press Release: December 9, 2013
- Soldotna Office, (907) 262-9368
- Homer Office, (907) 235-8191
- Thomas McDonough, Research Biologist, (907) 399-8241
- Larry Van Daele, Regional Supervisor, (907) 486-1876
- Gino Del Frate, Management Coordinator, (907) 267-2198
- Sue Rodman, (Habitat Enhancement), (907) 267-2275
- Ken Marsh, Information Officer, (907) 267-2892
Kenai Peninsula Moose News, Scheduled for 28,000 Mailboxes, Offers a Look at Moose Management Past, Present, and Future
(Soldotna) – “Managing moose in a region larger than the state of Massachusetts and far more geographically varied is complex,” writes Doug Vincent-Lang, director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation, in his introduction to Kenai Peninsula Moose News.
That complexity – along with information describing Kenai Peninsula moose population trends, research techniques used to monitor moose, and intensive management efforts to improve habitat and control predation in areas where moose populations are struggling – is the focus of Kenai Peninsula Moose News, scheduled for mailing this week to roughly 28,000 Peninsula mailboxes.
The 12-page, tabloid-format newsletter was produced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to provide a better understanding of the history, science, and decisions involved in moose management on the Peninsula.
“Kenai Peninsula moose are among the largest, most famous, and at one time were the most abundant in Alaska,” writes Regional Supervisor Larry Van Daele. “Unfortunately, the years have not been kind to this moose population and in many areas hunting is severely restricted.”
With the exception of Game Management Unit 15C, Peninsula moose have declined over the last decade, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by residents and visitors who enjoy hunting or simply viewing moose. Many want to know what is happening to the animals and have asked what the department is doing to ensure healthy, sustainable moose numbers for the enjoyment of all users.
In addition to the Kenai Peninsula mailing, 7,000 copies of Kenai Peninsula Moose News have been printed for distribution at Division of Wildlife Conservation information centers in Homer, Soldotna, Anchorage and Palmer. The newsletter is also posted on the department’s website at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/species/speciesinfo/moose/pdfs/kenaipen_moosenews_w13-14n1.pdf (PDF 5,306 kB).