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Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

...It's a different story than last year," said Eric Newland, Yukon area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "Last year, there was quite a bit of conservation measures taken - and the run size didn't show up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/yukon-river-king-salmon-returns-see-imp
State
Governor asks feds to buy surplus salmon

...unsold inventory of over 6.1 million cases, or two years' worth of fish, at current demand, Parnell said.The Department of Fish and Game said the 219 million was a preliminary estimate. The pink harvest wound up at 226 million fish.Bruce...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/governor-asks-feds-buy-surplus-salmon
State
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...weathering a hard winter in 2006-07 when record snows blanketed the region and buried food sources. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has done well in managing this resource; pellet surveys in recent years indicate a growing population of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
How to survive in the (Southeast Alaska) wilderness

...woods comes down to spending the night - and successfully spending the night comes down to being prepared says Alaska Department of Fish and Game Information Officer Riley Woodford. Recently, as part of an ongoing series of classes called "Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/how-survive-southeast-alaska-wildern
Outdoors
Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt

...Now you're lucky if you don't run into one on a hill."Tony Gorn, a Nome-based biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said he doesn't believe that hunting a few local musk oxen will be a "silver bullet" affecting the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/growing-influx-musk-oxen-prompts-alaska
State
City mulls fence regs to protect moose

...at the historic Atwood mansion in Anchorage, where a number of moose impalements has prompted criticism.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Jessy Coltrane shot down two moose calves impaled on the mansion fence on the same day...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/city-mulls-fence-regs-protect-moose
State
Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Nome

...of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have their photos taken with it.Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Nome, says he has no idea why the red king crab is blue, but suspects it's just a mutation.Kent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/rare-blue-colored-red-king-crab-caught-
State
This week's Southeast sportfish report

Marine boat anglers and shore-based anglers continue to catch hatchery king salmon in Auke Bay, North Douglas, DIPAC, and Fish Creek pond.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/weeks-southeast-sportfish-report
Outdoors
SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations

...locations were once more consistent. Though the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says its data don't support either conclusion...Inconsistent spawn?David Harris, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Juneau-area management biologist...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/shi-aims-rebuild-stocks-culturally-a
Outdoors
Time to start picking

...probably because it was such a good spring," said Rosalie Grant, subsistence resource specialist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Subsistence. The berries in the Juneau area may be a week or two early, she said; this...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/time-start-picking
Outdoors

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