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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...
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...
Rabid Alaska wolf prompts health warnings

...wildlife officials warned that contact by other animals could spread the disease.Department of Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms said its presence in the Mat-Su is not grounds for panic. After tests on the head confirmed rabies, the rest of...
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...
B-and-B offers bear viewing - but do guests want it inside the house?

...whether it was a grizzly or black bear, or how old it appeared to be. But state Department of Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms said it sounds like something a young bear would do. "Most of the time when a bear goes into structures or goes close...
State eyes highway restrictions

...ptarmigan. "Bowhunters really appreciate the opportunity to hunt in a place where firearms aren't allowed," said Cathie Harms, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. It's unlikely highway restrictions would have...
Groups file new aerial hunting suit

...program now encompasses about 10 percent of Alaska. Sixty-eight pilots are registered to fly under the program, said Cathie Harms, a regional program manager with the Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. Each pilot can carry more than one...


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