From a story on KTUU Channel 2's website this morning:
On Saturday, the moose-vehicle collision sign in Wasilla was up to 135, and the state has made efforts to curb those numbers by allowing hunters to guard the highways and keep the moose off the roads.
The Mat-Su Valley has been home to a thriving moose population for centuries. Now, roadways run right through the middle of the moose habitat, which has caused moose-vehicle collisions to increase.
The Department of Fish and Game are now allowing hot spot hunts along roadways to try to decrease the collisions.
"This is a very high density moose area about 5 moose per square mile which is a very high density," Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Bruce Dale said. "Moose are coming down to places where we enhance the habitat, but sometimes they get hung up along the road especially when the snow gets deep."
The hunters are only allowed to use slugged shotguns, not rifles and Dale says safety must be a priority with these hunts.
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