Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

18 moose hunted as of Wednesday


September 24, 2020

Kyle Clayton

High school English teacher Alex Van Wyhe's senior class listened to Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" audiobook, the book they're currently studying in class, as they butchered an illegally hunted moose Tuesday that was donated to the school for its lunch program. Food service director Lisa Flory said the school goes through about 40 pounds of meat a day and that the moose meat will likely feed students and staff through the remainder of the school year. Pictured from left to right: Brennan Palmieri, Atlin Zahnow, Haley Boron, Van Wyhe and Wesley Verhamme.

As of Wednesday afternoon, seven moose remain to Haines hunters before the Alaska Department of Fish and Games guideline harvest level of 25 moose is reached. Fish and Game wildlife biologist Carl Koch said he may increase the allowable hunt depen...

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