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Bears emerging from slumber

Bears in Southeast Alaska are waking up. Ryan Scott, Area Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation, said he's received about five to seven calls about...
Kings may drive news, but sockeyes drive Inlet economy

...the Kenai River's popularity lies, at least partially, in its accessibility, said Pat Shields, ADFG commercial area biologist. "Literally, you can fly from, say, Miami, Florida, on a jet and land in Anchorage, get on a plane or a car...
Arrow removed from Fairbanks moose's nose

...agitated with it."The hunter who shot the moose in late September had called to report the injured animal, assistant area biologist Tony Hollis said. The hunter said he had a clean shot at the animal's heart but it moved its head at the last second...
Warm fall means thinner than normal ice

...problems with thin ice during an antlerless moose hunt on Minto Flats that closed Wednesday night, Fairbanks assistant area biologist Tony Hollis said."Several people I talked to said they didn't have any trouble with ice anywhere," he said...
Brown bear killed crossing Glacier Highway

...It was taken to the local Fish and Game office, where its carcass has already been disposed of.Fish and Game area biologist Stephanie Sell said the bear was young - probably between two and four years old. It was a male. She said they salvaged...
Conserving the Kenai Kings: Widespread king salmon decline points to natural forces

...on managers, and data suggests that the statewide king salmon decline may be outside of the realm of control for area biologists and attributable to ocean conditions such as changes in temperature, currents or food competition.Some evidence...
Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow patterns of boom and bust

...salmon, the Crooked Creek Hatchery - that was one of the primary reasons it started," said Pat Shields, commercial area biologist for Fish and Game. "It was to enhance king salmon and provide more opportunity for anglers (to) kind of spread...
Fortymile caribou cross Yukon River west of Eagle

...Alaska.Crossing on the U.S. side is a sign that the herd is expanding its range, said Jeff Gross, the agency's area biologist in Tok.Residents of Eagle, a community of 86 about 10 miles from the Canada border, saw caribou last week, said...
State to kill wolves on Kenai Peninsula game unit

...portion of the Kenai Peninsula, but an assistant area biologist says moose numbers are not likely to increase because...picked, said Jason Herreman, Fish and Game assistant area biologist for the peninsula.Unit 15A covers land from the...
Brown bear suspected of break-ins is killed

...officials said.The bear weighing more than 700 pounds was shot and killed Tuesday night in the Stuckagain Heights area.Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game lured it into a yard using dog food as bait and shot it, the Anchorage...


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