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Controversy lingers over Moose Mamas' mission to raise orphaned calves

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Moose Mamas have a singular mission: to raise orphaned urban moose calves and release them into rural areas of the state suffering from flagging moose populations.
Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

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.
Letter: Gladziszewski dedicated, pragmatic and the right choice for Assembly

I write to urge you to join me in electing Maria Gladziszewski to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Oct. 7.
State Briefs

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;
Group presents case to ground wolf shootings

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.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

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.
Village on alert for rabid wolves

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.
Big game winners

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.
Groups move to stop Alaska wolf 'bounty'

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.
The bear stalker

LaVern Beier has survived a helicopter crash and four bear attacks.


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