Gustavus Bull Moose Hunt Reminder
Contact: Cherry Payne, Superintendent, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, 907-697-2230
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Superintendent Cherry Payne would like to remind all persons engaged in the 2009 Gustavus Bull Moose Hunt that hunting is not permitted within Glacier Bay National Park. Bull moose may legally be taken outside the park boundary under the Alaska Department of Fish & Game selective harvest strategy known as the “Spike-Fork-Fifty-Three Brow Tine” rule. The boundary line between Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and the City of Gustavus is clearly identified with yellow or white fiberglass posts in most areas. Hunters are also reminded that special regulations apply when carrying firearms within Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
Hunters actively pursuing a moose that crosses over the national park boundary are required under 36 CFR 13.40(d)(5) to identify themselves and the location where the moose was taken to Park Rangers by contacting the Visitor Information Station at 907-697-2627. The Visitor Information Station at Bartlett Cove is open between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Hunters attempting to contact Park Rangers outside of these hours should call 907-697-2323, or 907-697-2336.
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Did You Know?
The Tlingit name for Glacier Bay is “Sit’ Eeti Gheeyi”, meaning “the bay in place of the glacier.” The name reflects the advance and retreat of the enormous glacier that carved Glacier Bay.