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Raspberry and Afognak Island Roosevelt Elk Special Permit for Hunts (DE702-723)

Currency:USD Category:Hunting Start Price:2,200.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Raspberry and Afognak Island Roosevelt Elk Special Permit for Hunts (DE702-723)
This is a totally unique permit for Roosevelt Elk on both Raspberry and Afognak Island for the entire season for either cow or bull elk! Open to both residents and non-residents. The Roosevelt is the most challenging elk to harvest in North America. This permit is good for the Fall 2018 hunting season and includes all huntable areas on both islands within the date and sex limits of each hunt. This can be completely a DIY hunt, no guide required. For a detailed description of each hunt go to www.adfg.alaska.gov. Roosevelt elk in Alaska originated from a transplant of eight calves captured on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state in 1928 and moved to Afognak Island in 1929. Elk can now also be found on neighboring Raspberry Island. Fossil bones indicate that a subspecies of elk once existed in Interior Alaska during the Pleistocene period. Bull elk on Afognak Island are estimated to weigh up to 1,300 lbs. (591 kg). Cow elk are similar in appearance to bulls, but they are smaller and lack antlers, A 1,300-lb elk will dress out at about 800 lbs. Of this amount, about 450 lbs. is usable meat. Elk are hardy animals whose large body size and herding tendencies require tremendous amounts of food. From late spring to early fall, with a wide variety of food available, elk are mainly grazers, using grasses, forbs, and other heavy vegetation. By late fall they become browsers, feeding on sprouts and branches of shrubs and trees.