State Re-opening Moose Hunt In GMU 18’s Goodnews River Drainage On Dec. 15

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Unit 18 Goodnews River Drainage Moose Season (RM621)

(Bethel) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces the opening of the Goodnews River drainage winter moose hunt (RM621). The Goodnews River drainage hunt area (that portion that drains into Kuskokwim Bay south of the Carter Bay Drainage (59.180 N 162.003 W) has fall (September 1- 30) and winter (to be announced) moose hunting opportunities. The combined quota for fall and winter seasons is 40 moose, and 5 antlered bulls were harvested during the fall hunt. The season will allow hunting from December-15-2023 through March-31-2024 with a bag limit of one (1) moose. The season will be closed by emergency order prior to March-31-2024 if the harvest quota of 35 moose is reached. Permits are available in Platinum and Goodnews Bay and online.

Successful hunters should report their harvest within 36 hours to the Bethel ADF&G office (907) 543-2839 or (907) 543-1678. Unsuccessful hunters and hunters that did not hunt should report by April 15, 2024. Hunters that have already harvested a moose during this regulatory year (after July 1, 2023) are not eligible to participate in this hunt.

All other moose hunting regulations in Unit 18 remain unchanged by this advisory announcement.