GMU 13 Caribou Hunt Regulations Will Include Either Sex

The Nelchina Herd caribou numbers are strong enough that Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials announced that both bulls and cows can be harvested in Game Management Unit 13’s (Talkeetna Mountains and Alaska Range) season for residentsthat starts on Aug. 10. Here’s more from KTUU:

Managers say that the parturition rates (the rate of cows giving birth to calves) was high this year, resulting in an estimated 17,000 calves in a herd of about 51,000 total caribou.

The goal of managers is to keep the population between 35,000 and 45,000 — otherwise the herd risks overgrazing, which can result in population crashes.


GMU 13 resident caribou regulations. On Aug. 10, huinters can harvest a bull or a cow. (ADFG)