Military to release information on hunting early

Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:21 am

FAIRBANKS — Fort Wainwright plans to publish information early this year about fall hunting availability on military lands

Vast training ranges around Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely are popular moose hunting grounds, when they’re not being used for military training.

To give hunters more time to plan, the Army plans to announce no later than July 17 what lands will be closed to hunting according to a news release from US Army Alaska. The announcement is a month earlier than the usual timetable. 

“Most of the hunting areas in the Donnelly Training Area West, (near Delta Junction) will be available for moose hunting and other public recreation from 12:01 a.m. Sept. 15 through Sept. 25,” according to the news release. 

Last year, much of the Donnelly area was closed during the moose season because the area was being used for military training. 

When the fall schedule becomes available, information will be posted at usartrak.isportsman.net as well as in other Alaska media, including the News-Miner. 

For more information, contact the Fort Wainwright Natural Resource Office at 361-9686.