Moose population management debated, especially in Tyonek Corporation lands

Every spring and summer in Alaska, an undetermined number of moose calves are orphaned when their mothers are killed in automobile collisions or taken by bears. Some Alaskans say that those calves could be rehabilitated and returned to the wild, but state Fish and Game officials fear that putting human-raised calves out on their own could result in higher predator populations. Tyonek Corporation lands, southwest of Anchorage, have seen what they call a “crash” in moose counts and want to take action to protect this important subsistence population.

Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage