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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

If everything goes as forecast, Upper Cook Cook Inlet fishermen should see a total run of 5.8 million sockeye during the 2015 fishing season. Of those, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that about 2.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-12/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-for
Outdoors
My Turn: Bristol Bay salmon are in the spotlight, and rightly so

...a level not seen since 2000, with Bristol Bay comprising 98 percent of them. And, the cherry on top: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its extraordinary sockeye forecast for Bristol Bay's 2015 season. In it, the agency estimates...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-bristol-bay-salmon-are-spotli
Opinion
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...13 people.Hunters and dog trainers introduced pigeons to Fairbanks, said Cathie Harms, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The best way to deter them, she said, is to eliminate their food source."We are aware that some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/annual-pigeon-dung-problem-grows-across
State
Educator Spotlight: Elisabeth Hauser

Editor's note: Educator Spotlight is a reoccurring segment in partnership with the Juneau Education Association and Juneau Empire, which highlights a single educator in the Juneau School District.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-07/educator-spotlight-elisabeth-hauser
Neighbors
Small size, big appetites

...seven-hundredths of an ounce). For purposes of comparison, a penny weighs about three grams, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Notebook.Although our shrews are very small, elsewhere in Alaska there lives a rather rare...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/small-size-big-appetites
Outdoors
Letter: Wanton waste

The assertion by the assistant district attorney that the plea deal reached in the wanton waste of a deer and four ducks by two Coast Guard members was an appropriate resolution of the case is almost as egregious as the crime itself.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-28/letter-wanton-waste
Letters
Thanksgiving turkey shoot event Saturday

...skill. Head on out to the Juneau Gun Club and Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education complex, located at...Sports Foundation, the Juneau Archery Club and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. For more information go online to http...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/thanksgiving-turkey-shoot-event-satu
Outdoors
Local sports calendar

...10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Juneau Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot (live turkeys will not be shot!) at the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-21/local-sports-calendar
Sports
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

SITKA - Just a few decades ago, researchers were repurposing kitchen timers to test how deep marine mammals can dive. Now they can track the same animals in real time.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/whalefest-explores-gizmos-gadgets-cetac
Local
170,000 fish in hand

...and tagging them with a one millimeter long coded stainless steel wire.According to rates determined by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 10 percent of the hatchery's Chinook salmon are tagged; seven percent of its coho salmon are tagged...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-07/170000-fish-hand
Outdoors

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