KENAI - A proposed temporary closure of the brown-bear hunting season inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed halting the hunting of brown bears when the season opens Sept.
FAIRBANKS - A nonprofit organization has donated more than a ton of salvaged moose meat to a flood-ravaged Alaska community whose food spoiled in a power outage.
Fog lifts, flights return to Juneau; Game Board meeting delayed; Masek escapes injury in Parks Highway accident; Young eyes future bid as House speaker; Emergency order issued to protect Denali wolves; Court bars Exxon Valdez from Prince William Sound;
ANCHORAGE - Lawyers argued Tuesday in Superior Court over whether a state-sponsored predator-control program allowing hunters to shoot wolves from airplanes should be permanently grounded.
A bill allowing state officials to hunt wolves from the air is nearing final legislative approval, despite concern from some legislators who say it overturns part of a 1996 ballot measure on wolf hunting.
Children in the village of Marshall do not go out alone without an adult. They have been told to stay inside after dark. When night falls, three sentries are posted along the village periphery to keep the wolves out.
A successful hunter in Alaska needs to be lucky, and not just in the field. Some of the state's most popular hunts have way more people interested in them than there are opportunities.
Alaska's offer of $150 for each wolf killed under its predator control program is nothing more than an illegal bounty and should be stopped immediately, conservation groups said Tuesday in court filings.
LaVern Beier has survived a helicopter crash and four bear attacks.
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