Alaska Moose Hunting: Report or Pay
Arizona hunter, Peter Amador, drew his dream hunting trip, loved the experience, and is now waiting for his ticket for not reporting his unsuccessful hunt. Amador was in Alaska for 10 days, most of which were rainy, he was able to fish, and when he went out to find his dream moose to bag, he was unsuccessful. He thought since he didn't tag out, he didn't have to turn in a report. Even if hunters don't make it to Alaska after drawing out they are required to fill out a success report, failure to do that results in a $110 fine. According to The Alaska Dispatch this is considered a bailable offense, once paid it is cleared.
Dale Rabe, the regional widlife supervisor overseeing the Nelchina Basin where this drawing hunt took place, said the state needs the information on hunter success for management purposes. "That's how we monitor harvests and determine we're not over harvesting the population,'' he said. "It's a key piece of information.''