Kuskokwim moose census scheduled this winter

The number of moose allowed to be harvested along the Kuskokwim River could be increased as state game managers prepare for flyovers for a more accurate count of the population.

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by Associated Press

BETHEL- The number of moose allowed to be harvested along the Kuskokwim River could be increased as state game managers prepare for flyovers for a more accurate count of the population.

The current quota of 100 moose allowed per year has remained the same for the last four years.
But state area wildlife biologist Phillip Perry says state and federal fish and wildlife officials plan to fly over the river this winter for a more current census.
Perry says the last census was in 2011 when 700 moose were counted along the main stem of the Kuskokwim.
According to Perry, there are indications of a growing population, so the numbers could be as much as double the old figure.