If you've landed a spot in the annual Gustavus Bull Moose Hunt, be careful you don't stray into Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
Park Superintendent Cherry Payne wants to remind all hunters 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.