Moose Salvage Program in Jeopardy

A dead moose salvage program faces closure after its funding request was denied by the Alaska Legislature.

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by Associated Press

KENAI--A dead moose salvage program faces closure after its funding request was denied by the Alaska Legislature.

The Alaska Moose Federation is trying to solicit private donations after lawmakers didn't fund its request for $2.2 million.

The federation sends volunteer drivers and specially-equipped trucks to the scenes of vehicle-moose accidents. Troopers call in the location, a driver collects the moose carcass and then delivers to a charity. About 150 moose were collected in the Kenai Peninsula last year alone.

But the program has been scaled back since April and drivers now only respond when troopers calls.

Founder Gary Olson says if funding can't be found by October, the program will end.

 

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Carl Taylor said on Wednesday, Jun 5 at 3:00 PM

Is this the same organization that has been getting public money to the tune of millions to save moose calves and has only managed to get like 5 of the out the door alive? Seriously, 2.2 million to salvage moose? We have a list here that if you want a roadkill you put your name down and they call you and you go pick it up and take it home yourself. We have no trouble getting moose picked up here. Sounds to me like someone has figured out how to make a living off the state funds.

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