Unusually heavy snows in Southcentral Alaska this year are hurting moose populations. Gary Olsen is executive director of the Moose Federation. He says snow conditions are forcing moose into dangerous situations.
Normally, feeding moose is illegal, but yesterday, state Fish and Game Department officials issued Olsen’s group permission to divert moose away from dangerous situations. Olsen says his group is working with large landowners to plow trails for moose and to find places to set up feeding stations for the ungulates.
The moose federation plans to plow moose trails to feeding areas to keep the animals away from dangerous roadways.