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Off the Beaten Path: The flux and flow of caribou

The origin of the word "caribou" comes from Newfoundland's Micmac...translates as "snow-shoveler" - caribou shovel through the snow with their...vegetation.I've been fascinated with caribou and the wild country they live in since...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-28/beaten-path-flux-and-flow-caribou
Outdoors
Following the caribou's lead

Those who've read "Being Caribou" by Karsten Heuer will remember Randall...epic journey to follow the porcupine caribou herd across a thousand miles of wilderness...UAS in part for his role in "Being Caribou," which is UAS' One Campus One Book...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-08/following-caribous-lead
Art
'Being Caribou' author to speak Friday at Evening at Egan

"Being Caribou" is this year's UAS One...the book, who spoke on the caribou from a First Nations perspective...2012-11-08/following-caribous-lead.Heuer and Allison...children's version of Being Caribou has won awards as well...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-15/being-caribou-author-speak-friday-evening
Art
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...anchor the tent to snowmobiles to keep it from blowing away. They slept in sleeping bags on the frozen Beaufort Sea on top of caribou hides.The hunters marveled at the stories their Inuit companions told them of their ancient nomadic life. Until the 1960s...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/hunters-fight-bring-polar-bear-trophies
State
In Alaska, a distinct feel to getting out the vote

...gear on their way to a famed salmon run south of Anchorage. Another voter pulled up in boots and camouflage, about to go caribou hunting.After leaving the doorstep of one voter who had been torn between him and Sullivan, but eventually pledged his vote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/alaska-distinct-feel-getting-out-vote
State
Mighty caribou herds dwindle, warming blamed

...northwest Canada, where man has hunted caribou since the Stone Age, the vast antlered...wildlife mystery, the decline of the caribou - called reindeer in the Eurasian Arctic...decline," it says. The "People of the Caribou," the native Gwich'in of the Yukon...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100509/sta_501251966.shtml
ADF&G issuing more permits to harvest caribou in Unit 13

...additional drawing permits for the Nelchina Caribou Herd in Game Management Unit 13 this year after finding more caribou than anticipated during the summer population...department counted more than 46,500 caribou on the calving grounds of the Nelchina...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-08-03/adfg-issuing-more-permits-harvest-ca
Outdoors
Caribou hunters smash fall quota in three days

...ANCHORAGE - It took just a few days for caribou hunters along the Steese and Taylor highways...Fortymile herd hunt. Hunters took 870 caribou - way above the fall quota of 640 and...canceled the winter hunt in response, but 40 caribou are reserved for a federal winter subsistence...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083009/sta_487759059.shtml
My Turn: Board of Game deals with complicated Nelchina Caribou issues

...concerning hunting options for the Nelchina Caribou Herd near Glennallen. Since this is a...hunt was held in the fall of 1987 on this caribou herd. The proposal adopted by the Board...300 of the probably 2,000-3,500 caribou available for harvest next year. Any...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101910/opi_722701828.shtml
Opinion
New hunting limits preserve Fortymile caribou herd

FAIRBANKS - The 2010 Fortymile caribou hunt went as planned for fish and game...unexpected closing limited the number of caribou killed, preserving herd numbers before...the Alaska Board of Game pushed back the caribou hunt from Aug. 10 to Aug. 29 and prevented...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111210/reg_735050995.shtml
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