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August reds depend on ADFG call on Kenai kings

...1, 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...
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Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...measuring clock in the low 500s, which translates to about a half-pound difference on average. In Kodiak, assistant area biologist Geoff Spalinger said the early reds are coming in roughly one pound less than the average size. "The averages...
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...
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...
State campaign could give trout a fighting chance

...northern pike. With the 2003 fish stocking under way, state sportfish management biologist Matt Miller and assistant area biologist Dan Bosch have begun netting and trapping pike from three popular lakes. They caught a dozen large pike in last...
Bear attacks man, dog not far from Anchorage neighborhood

...for a tour company. "It's great to be alive," The bear's behavior was normal for a surprised sow, said assistant area biologist Jessy Coltrane with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. She posted a sign at the trail head warning people...
Coming Home

...The fish seem to be really fresh at Kowee Creek, they still have some sea life on them," said Jason Gasper, assistant area biologist for ADF&G. "I would expect the fishing to get better upstream as fall progresses." Although there has been...
Managers cancel grizzly-bear hunt

...bears killed this year and in the recent past are the result of bears getting food rewards around humans," said assistant area biologist Thomas McDonough. Household garbage, salmon carcasses, fish coolers and backpacks have attracted bears, McDonough...
Don't pooh-pooh these bears

...Conservation of the state Department of Fish and Game is considering putting transmitters on the bears, Marvin said. Assistant area biologist Polly Hessing said it was a "low possibility." "We are talking about it," Hessing said. "We had some...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the underbrush -- and bears respond. ``Downtown backs up to A-1 bear habitat,'' said Polly Hessing, assistant area biologist with the state department of Fish and Game. ``It isn't unusual for bears to come out in the morning or evening...


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