KETCHIKAN - Due to a lower estimate of the number of wolves in Southeast Alaska, state and federal managers have reduced the combined limit for the federal subsistence and state general hunts to nine wolves in the area.
FAIRBANKS - Despite a below-average overall run, the Yukon River king salmon population had the highest number of Chinooks make it across the border toward their Canadian spawning grounds in 10 years.
Thumbs up to the 69th Golden North Salmon Derby. Even if you didn't catch a fish, the weather from Thursday through Saturday seemed made to order for one of Juneau's biggest summer events.
ANCHORAGE - Uncharacteristically warm water temperatures and low river levels are killing salmon and Arctic char in Anchorage and the Matanuska and Susitna valleys.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the area around Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. fish hatchery to king salmon fishing. Anglers may not target, retain or possess king salmon.
It could be the algae. It could be 'the blob'. It could be something else entirely. Whatever the reason, this year's Southeast salmon season is now expected to miss preseason forecasts.
The state's salmon harvest topped 160 million fish over the weekend, but it's questionable whether the catch will meet preseason expectations. In Southeast, catches are running well below the forecast set earlier this year.
During two days of public meetings this week, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott committed to having tribal and public voices contribute to ongoing state-level discussion about transboundary mines - British Columbian mines in watersheds that begin in B.C.
The commercial Kenai River sockeye fishery could have its first regular finish in half a decade as long as Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers don't renew king salmon conservation measures they loosened two weeks prior.
Two employees of an Alaska backcountry lodge startled an adult grizzly bear while running on a trail in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The bear stepped out of thick brush and mauled one woman while the other ran for help.
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