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A new season of wildlife on Wednesdays

...Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist, will talk about Sitka black-tailed deer Jan. 6.? ADF&G Juneau Area biologist Stephanie Sell will discuss her four years at Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary in Bristol Bay on Feb. 3.That's...
State OKs hunting of musk oxen stranded on sea ice

...break and drift off.Musk oxen stranded on ice are doomed to drown or starve, said Patrick Jones, assistant state area biologist."This occurs every couple of years," Jones said from his office in Bethel. "It just seems like a waste for...
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

...earlier prepared for protection by 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...
Warm water, low rivers killing fish in Anchorage, Mat-Su

...cooling down from their highs this month."Hopefully this weather pattern has changed," said Sam Ivey, Mat-Su area biologist for Fish and Game. "They are reporting that salmon are happier, and looking better."
August reds depend on ADFG call on Kenai kings

...Aug. 2, and Aug. 5, commercial fishermen will have already clocked 45 hours in August.According to assistant area biologist Jason Pawluk, ADFG's escapement projections straddle the 22,500-trigger line depending on how they're measured...
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Kenai River late-run kings looking better than recent lows

...iconic species."We're seeing things better than the previous two years," said Jason Pawluk, assistant Kenai area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or ADFG. "That's encouraging; that's good. We're seeing an...
Porcupines likely Alaska's no. 1 roadkill

...these accidents affect the overall porcupine population, according to biologists.Marsh said former Anchorage-area biologist Jessy Coltrane, who studied porcupines, once said, "Obtaining population data on a small nocturnal creature that...
Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...size counts later in the season.Pat Shields, the area biologist for Upper Cook Inlet, also said that this year's...half-pound difference on average. In Kodiak, assistant area biologist Geoff Spalinger said the early reds are coming in...
East Glacier Trail opens; users cautioned about bear activity

...the Visitor Center, in a release. "Give bears plenty of space, do not approach them, back away if necessary, don't let them obtain any food or beverage, and keep your dog leashed," said Stephanie Sell, ADF&G Area Biologist.
Near encounters with defensive bear close popular Mendenhall Glacier trail

...been around the Mendenhall Glacier before, he said, an assertion backed up by Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Stephanie Sell."This particular family group has had several negative interactions involving dogs off leash in...


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