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Wood bison make it to village; release planned

...according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game."They are acclimating very rapidly," said department biologist Cathie Harms. "They are doing very well so far."They likely will be released from Shageluk into the Innoko Flats in one or two...
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...River that collapsed in 2007 and killed 13 people.Hunters and dog trainers introduced pigeons to Fairbanks, said Cathie Harms, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The best way to deter them, she said, is to eliminate their...
Three bear cubs orphaned in Interior Alaska need homes

...killed in the Interior community of Galena, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Alaska Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms said they are looking for homes for three cubs, but it's difficult because there's little demand for black bears...
Predator-control effort aims to boost moose

...village residents, while those from larger bears will be sold at a department auction next year.Department spokeswoman Cathie Harms could not say how much the department has spent on the control effort.Fish and Game officials said no sows with cubs...
Party applies to take orphaned bear cubs

...Department of Fish and Game spotted all three Thursday night but only saw one Friday morning, department spokeswoman Cathie Harms told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.The biologists would like to catch all three at once, she said.A party outside...
Beloved tree damaged by beetles

...examined the tree and diagnosed it with a bad case of spruce bark beetles."This is not a healthy tree," refuge manager Cathie Harms with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said on Wednesday as she stood looking up at the big conifer.ADFG, the...
Bloody bear tracks seen near Denali National Park

...reports about a bear being active in the winter."There are all sorts of reasons a bear might be out now," said Cathie Harms, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. "Poor den site choice, an older bear, a...
State postpones wolf control near 2 villages

...every day; and the legal issues we're dealing with still haven't been resolved," said Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms.The Alaska Board of Game approved the move to eradicate wolves in game management unit 24B in March. The program...
Only two grizzlies taken in state's predator control effort

...people went out and hunted and two bears were taken, that's a pretty high success rate," said agency spokeswoman Cathie Harms. "If a whole bunch of people went out and only took two bears, we may have to re-evaluate it." The Alaska Board...
Aerial wolf killing limited by lack of snow

...and daylight has combined to limit the number of wolves killed as part of the Alaska aerial predator control program. Cathie Harms, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game Department spokeswoman, said the lack of daylight has left less time for hunters...


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