Moose hunting on lower peninsula opens Sept. 1

In a change from 2014, moose hunting season in game management unit 15C, the lower Kenai Peninsula, opens on Sept. 1, later this year than in 2014. It runs through Sept. 25. Antlerless moose hunting opens on Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 20. Resident moose hunters can take one bull with a spike on at least one side or 50-inch antlers or antlers with four or more brow tines. Nonresidents cannot take spike bulls.

In case of a severe winter with likely moose kills on the Sterling Highway, a winter moose hunt may open from Ninilchik south. Residents can apply at the Homer Fish and Game office to get on a lottery list. 

For more information, call 235-8191 or visit