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NPS, state divided on sport hunting rules

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and a state commission tasked with keeping an eye on federal land regulations are both displeased with the National Park Service's recently released "Final Rule for Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves in Alaska," saying that the rule preempts state authority and restricts sustainable harvest.
State limits wolf harvest 89 wolves in autumn 2014.Ryan Scott, the Southeast Alaska regional supervisor of the department's Division of Wildlife Conservation said it will be difficult to monitor the federal subsistence season harvest, which he stressed could shut...
Memo: Low snow could be affecting POW wolf mortality

A memorandum from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation further explains the drastic decline in Prince of Wales' wolf population, saying that in addition to known take, the 60 percent...
POW's wolf population plummets

...25 percent in 2014's sample population.Regional Supervisor for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation Ryan Scott said ADF&G, which is partnering with the USFS on the study, is discussing the estimate's...
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.
Spring Bear Season Opens

...are available online and at Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices, said Regional Supervisor of the Division of Wildlife Conservation Ryan Scott. Unit 4, which is one of the more popular brown bear hunting areas and includes Admiralty...
Letter to the Editor: Funding cuts hit Round Island research to accommodate those with an interest in visiting the island and maintaining some presence by our staff.Sam Cotten, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Fish and GameBruce Dale, Acting Director, ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation
Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

...funding eventually doomed the project.Maria Gladziszewski, the acting deputy director of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation, said the state had discussed looking for another partner.It wasn't an active search until explore...
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.
Humpbacks' endangered species status questioned"This subpopulation, it's time to delist it," said Doug Vincent-Lang, director of the state Division of Wildlife Conservation. "We're just trying to say the threat of extinction for this subpopulation is gone."According to officials...


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