Scholarship winners give back

When the words "salmon" and "derby" are put together, the first thing that comes to mind is not usually scholarship money.
Senators push for fish research in Juneau

With recent vacancies in the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Alaska's senators and U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for a fish habitat scientist to be brought to Juneau.
Fisheries managers: Lend me your ear(bones)

Fish aren't big talkers, but they can still say a lot if one knows where to look. Each fish has its biography written in bones in its ears - the otoliths. "It's a biochronometer.
Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion. It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen.
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

Even bear experts can be startled. On July 25, the guest presenters at this year's Wrangell Bearfest walked through the woods of Anan Wildlife Observatory and came face-to-snout with a black bear sow and her cub.
Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

...propertyAttempted deterrents have included rubber bullets, bear decoys and bear urine, but those have proven unsuccessful.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Tony Gorn said the best strategy so far has been moving the herds on a case-by-case basis...
My Turn: Muskoxen are a conservation success

Alaska state wildlife officials announced recently that a special subsistence hunt of muskoxen near Nome has been authorized because a few rogue bulls from the regional wild population of about 150 animals are wandering near and even into town, attacking residents and pets. Normally shy, muskoxen have historically avoided human contact, but some bold individuals may move closer to populated areas to seek protection from predatory wolves and bears.
Oral history being recorded from the Upper Kobuk

NOME - For the first time, centuries-old fishing knowledge from the Upper Kobuk River is being recorded.
Sport fish report for the week of July 28

King salmon Marine boat anglers and shore-based anglers reported catching fewer adult king salmon and more feeder kings this past week compared to previous months.
Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: It was with a great deal of relief last week that the Peninsula Clarion reported the successful rescue of six people who had ended up in the Kenai River after boating accidents.


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