Second Area of Afognak Closed to Elk Hunting

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed another section of Afognak Island to elk hunting.

The registration hunt for the east side of the island closed Monday, because the harvest targets have been met. It joins the southwest Afognak section, which was closed by emergency order on October 23rd.

The registration hunt on the remainder of Afognak Island and the drawing hunt on Raspberry Island are still open until the 30th of this month.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s area wildlife biologist, Larry Van Daele, said that as of last Thursday, 22 elk had been reported as harvested. The target harvest level is 28 elk in that area, which encompasses the Portage Lakes, Duck Mountain, Seal-Saposa and Tonki herds. He says that target level was likely to be reached by Sunday.

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