Sitka police took two shots at a bear early last Sunday morning after it killed a dog in a wooded Sawmill Creek Road neighborhood. The bear ran into the woods and hasn't yet been located, police said.
A helicopter was able to reach a climber stranded on a mountain near Petersburg on Monday, but recovering the body of his partner appears unlikely. A trooper with the Division of Fish and Wildlife Protection said loose boulders near the body of climber Marc Springer pose too great a risk to attempt a recovery.
All hunters go afield with high hopes of taking a fine trophy and bringing home
Moen, 49, died June 25 when his Piper Cub crashed during a fishery patrol, about 65 miles southwest of Lake Iliamna. He was a 17-year veteran of the Alaska State Troopers' Division of Fish and Wildlife Protection. Moen had served in Petersburg and Soldotna before transferring to McGrath.
PALMER - State wildlife officials trying to enforce a ban on wolf hybrids are finding their path blocked by the lack of a reliable way to distinguish the hybrids from legal pets.
KODIAK a The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, and his wife have been charged with catching too many fish while on a visit to Alaska.
The Sealaska lands bill, S.730, has drawn considerable controversy in Southeast Alaska. Concerns have also been voiced statewide because certain aspects of the bill could easily unbalance the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) leading to new claims across the state; complicating development, conservation management, and public access to resources. No proponent of the bill has been totally up front about the true nature of the claim that drives S.730. A close and clear examination of the issue would likely bring all work on S.730 screeching to a halt.
As a lifelong conservation activist I've fought hard to safeguard Alaska's wildlands and conserve critical fish and wildlife habitat. I'm proud that those efforts have directly resulted in the protection of tens of thousands of acres of quality lands, securing many valuable places for the public's use and enjoyment. When it comes to environmental issues, I know I've paid my dues, and then some.
A Southeast processor faces charges of wasting salmon in Icy Strait.
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