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Alaska's big game hunting season begins this month and 2019 includes new regulations and a warning to hunters about how they use cell phones in the field.
August and September are the busiest months for moose, sheep, caribou and bear hunts in Alaska, according to Alaska Wildlife Troopers detachment commander Capt. Rex Leath.
Troopers say about five out of every 100 hunters in Alaska break the rules. The most common violations are not punching a harvest ticket right after a kill or not salvaging the appropriate amount of meat, according to Leath.