Kake allowed to do more hunting during pandemic

    Kake, Alaska (AP) - The federal subsistence board approved a request that allows the Organized Village of Kake to harvest deer or moose out of season, the Alaska Energy Desk reported.

    Supporters of the move said grocery shelves have not been filled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced ferry service.

    There has been a noticeable decline in meat supplies in local grocery stores in Kake.

    The Regional Forester at the U.S. Forest Service, Dave Schmid approved the measure.

    The subsistence board did not voice any concerns about wildlife population numbers near Kake due to the relaxation of hunting regulations.



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