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Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

KENAI - A proposed temporary closure of the brown-bear hunting season inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed halting the hunting of brown bears when the season opens Sept.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/temporary-brown-bear-hunting-closure-op
State
Governor candidates talk fish at debate

...Questions were posed by a media panel, audience members and even each other.Answering a question about the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's declining budgets in recent years, Parnell said the state is getting a good return on investment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/governor-candidates-talk-fish-debate
State
Predicting seal behavior

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game knows environmental factors like tide, temperature, and boat activity affect harbor seals, says Gail Blundell, ADF...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/predicting-seal-behavior
Outdoors
Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

...Questions were posed by a media panel, audience members and even each other.Answering a question about the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's declining budgets in recent years, Parnell said the state is getting a good return on investment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/alaska-governor-candidates-talk-fish-de
State
Waterfowl regulations for 2014 include good news for goose hunters

Alaska goose hunters will be allowed larger bag limits this season, depending upon where in the state they hunt and what goose species they pursue, thanks to changes in the 2014-2015 migratory bird hunting regulations.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/waterfowl-regulations-2014-include-g
Outdoors
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

A Juneau-based scientist recently published a study that found climate change poses a serious threat to the Tongass National Forest's snow-fed salmon streams. On the other hand, watersheds too cold for big salmon runs may become more productive.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/researcher-some-rivers-salmon-risk
Outdoors
Deer outlook, reports positive

...Doe season closed early in 2007 and 2008 in Unit 4, which covers Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof islands.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sitka Area Wildlife Management Biologist Phil Mooney said there are no concerns about the deer population...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...take another approach to address Alaskans' concerns.Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell, and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Larry Hartig...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/state-amplifies-response-ksm-mine
Local
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...According to Ed Jones, a fisheries biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Stikine is the largest watershed...environmental destruction," Timothy said. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has provided the Canadian government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-20/sens-begich-murkowski-call-action-trans
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-04/scholarship-winners-give-back
Local

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