Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

...deterrents have included rubber bullets, bear decoys and bear urine, but those have proven unsuccessful.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Tony Gorn said the best strategy so far has been moving the herds on a case-by-case basis...
Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

...not only for who and what you're starting with, but also what you hope to bring back.According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, sockeye typically weigh between 4 to 15-pounds. For the sake of argument, let's use 8-pounds and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
City mulls fence regs to protect moose 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...
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...
Soldier mauled by bear was wearing Army protective gear

...telling if the same bear was involved in Sunday's attack, said Jessy Coltrane, a wildlife biologist with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which also responded to the latest encounter. Coltrane said genetic material from the bear in the May...


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