Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited hunters for not turning in their RM 615 hunt permits. Those permits were for the fall hunt on the Lower Kukokwim River.
On April 1, Troopers with the Aniak post issued citations to four Akiak residents who they say did not return their permits from last year. Their bail was set at $110 dollars in the Bethel District Court.
All hunters are required to turn in their permits whether they caught a moose or not. Every year, the State hands out around 1,500 permits for the RM 615 hunt, but the hunt allows only 100 bulls to be taken. Game managers and local communities have been trying to grow the area’s moose population.