Due to a recent decline in the bull to cow moose population, Kenai, Alaska will be changing the bull moose limit size. Now a hunter can not take a bull moose unless it has at least an antler spread of 50 inches or antlers that have four or more brow tines on a side.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game knows this will make hunting for bull moose a bit more difficult, but it is for the longevity management planning for the Kenai peninsula. Fish and Game biologist, Jeff Selinger, said, "It's going to be a lot harder to find a legal bull." It will be in effect for at least two seasons and then will be reviewed again in 2013.
A hunter who kills a bull moose will have 10 days after killing it to get the antlers inspected and sealed by the Department of Fish and Game. Hunters can bring their antlers to Fish and Game offices in Anchorage, Homer or Soldotna during normal business hours throughout the week. Antlers can also get sealed at the Wildlife Trooper offices in Seward, Cooper Landing, Soldotna or Anchor Point by appointment. From The Peninsula Clarion .