Police euthanize bear after it was hit by car the area and that it seemed "confused" from the trauma.Campbell said when officers responded, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recommended they euthanize the bear rather than let it suffer."It's a really unfortunate situation when...
Anchorage library loans out skulls, furs

ANCHORAGE - Need to borrow a polar bear fur? Or a walrus skull complete with tusks? Or how about a beluga whale vertebrae or piece of baleen?All you need is a library card and a trip to the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.The library - better known as ARLIS - is home to the furs, mounts and skulls collection. It's where hundreds of animal specimens from wolverine furs to stuffed puffins are available for checkout by the general public.
Trail projects moving forward in Yakutat

The Yakutat Ranger District and City and Borough of Yakutat recently received a grant for trail maintenance.
Letter: Against stricter trapping regulations

I would like to respond to the Oct. 2 Letter to the Editor submitted by Michelle Anderson pleading for stricter trapping restrictions. I will keep my focus on Game Management Area 1C, the Juneau area.
My Turn: The Alexander Archipelago Wolf

...species under the Endangered Species Act.The statehood act gave Alaska complete ownership of wildlife. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game manages the game. ADF&G reports Alaska's wolf population at 7,000 to 11,000, with the highest density...
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

...attaching the long knife blade to the branch, said Dave Battle, the Anchorage-area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Battle said Tandler threw the spear at the cub, hitting it in the side. The bear ran for about 20 yards...
A new season of wildlife on Wednesdays

A new season of Wildlife Wednesdays, hosted by the Southeast chapter of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, begins this month. First up on Oct. 7 is a pair of Juneau Empire outdoors writers: freelancer Bjorn Dihle and, um, me.
Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

...Alaskan coasts where foraging trips may be more limited to foraging grounds nearby," a statement on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's website states. "Calves and yearlings suffer increased mortality on terrestrial haulouts when disturbances...
Wood bison finding home in Alaska

...long ago."It's turning out better than I could have hoped for," said Seaton, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. He is head of a project in which 130 wood bison are now roaming the low grass and sedge country...
Empire Editorial: Don't butter up the bears

...with an electric fence, and animal foods and bird feeders neatly tucked away until the end of October. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has published numerous articles on this topic, and we highly recommend readers take a look at what information...


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