WRANGELL ST ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET IN CHISTOCHINA
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Chistochina Community Hall on Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. More »
WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS TO CLOSE HEADQUARTER’S VISITOR CENTER FOR THE WINTER
Copper Center, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center in Copper Center will be closed for the winter beginning November 1. More »
Visitors to Alaska are often concerned about encountering bears; yet more people each year are injured by moose than by bears.
Moose aren't inherently aggressive, but will defend themselves if they perceive a threat. When people don't see moose as potentially dangerous, they may approach too closely and put themselves at risk.
Give Moose plenty of room!
In the summer months, moose blend in well to their environment and can be surprisingly hard to see for such large animals. They are likely to stand their ground even when they hear people approaching, so pay close attention to your surroundings, especially in prime moose habitat such as willow thickets or around streams or ponds.
If you do find yourself close to a moose
Watch for signs that the moose is upset
Unlike with bears, it is okay to run from a moose.
If you'd like to know more about Moose and other wildlife, check out the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Notebook Series.
Did You Know?
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is a paradise for backcountry travel. Although there are few maintained trails, there are many primitive "routes" through the wilderness.