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Comment period extended on wildlife restrictions

...restrictions generally mirror those in place last year. These restrictions are in response to decisions by the Alaska Board of Game to liberalize hunting seasons and methods for wolves, coyotes, and bears. The board has also rejected proposals...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/comment-period-extended-wildlife-res
Outdoors
Alaska Game Board bans drone use by hunters

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Board of Game has decided that hunters will not be assisted by remote-controlled eyes in the skies.The board has voted unanimously to ban...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-25/alaska-game-board-bans-drone-use-hunter
State | AK legislature
Board of Game meeting scheduled in Achorage

The Alaska Board of Game will meet March 14-18 in Anchorage at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, located at 600 West 7th Avenue, according...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-07/board-game-meeting-scheduled-achorag
Outdoors
Mekoryuk residents want larger musk oxen harvest

...bulls that mostly go to outsiders.Residents in January unsuccessfully requested an emergency allocation from the Alaska Board of Game for more musk oxen."The way it stands now, they're favoring a commercial enterprise over a subsistence way...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/mekoryuk-residents-want-larger-musk-oxe
State
NPS Opens Public Comment on Compendiums

...preserves. These restrictions were in response to actions - generally liberalized predator seasons and means - by the Alaska Board of Game. The NPS earlier this month requested that the Board of Game consider exempting preserves from those provisions...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-17/nps-opens-public-comment-compendiums
Outdoors
Kenai bear protection at center of battle

ANCHORAGE - This year on the Kenai Peninsula, hunters killed a record 46 brown bears- more than five times the average - under dramatically liberalized state hunting rules, and federal wildlife managers became so concerned they took the unprecedented step of temporarily shutting down the sport hunt on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-08/kenai-bear-protection-center-battle
State
Fewer wolf viewings in Denali National Park

ANCHORAGE - Visitors to Denali National Park and Reserve are seeing fewer wolves as the predators' numbers continue to decline, according to the National Park Service.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01/fewer-wolf-viewings-denali-national-par
State
Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

...that meet to discuss fishing and wildlife issues and to provide recommendations to Alaska Board of Fisheries and Alaska Board of Game. All meetings are open to the public. Advisory Committees are intended to provide a local forum on fish and wildlife...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-10/sitka-fish-and-game-advisory-committ
Outdoors
Wolf viewing declining in Denali National Park

DENALI - For a third consecutive year, National Park Service researchers have found that visitors traveling in buses on the Denali Park Road, in Denali National Park and Preserve, have seen fewer and fewer wolves.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-29/wolf-viewing-declining-denali-nation
Outdoors
Bill Walker announces Craig Fleener as running mate

...was involved in wildlife and subsistence management issues while serving as deputy commissioner. He is a former Alaska Board of Game member and has worked for the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments. He served in the Marine Corps and currently...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-14/bill-walker-announces-craig-fleener-run
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