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Hunter kills musk ox in subsistence hunt near Nome

...hunter in Nome has killed the first muskox eligible for harvesting in a local subsistence hunt.Department of Fish and Game biologist Tony Gorn says the musk ox was an older bull but not the animal that some Nome residents say has been acting aggressively...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-08/hunter-kills-musk-ox-subsistence-hunt-n
State
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

Even bear experts can be startled. On July 25, the guest presenters at this year's Wrangell Bearfest walked through the woods of Anan Wildlife Observatory and came face-to-snout with a black bear sow and her cub.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/wrangell-cause-grin-bear
Local
Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

...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."We've been...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/wildlife-troopers-cite-nome-woman-musk-
State
Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs

ANCHORAGE - Wedged in a floatplane buzzing low above Prince of Wales Island, scientists sometimes spot the wolves after a good, long rain.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/scientists-use-csi-style-tests-count-al
State
Empire Editorial: Little bits add up to big change

...what happens when a curious sea lion noses into the bag and finds the packing band left inside.In 2007, Alaska Fish and Game biologists noticed a sea lion, nicknamed H80, that seemed to be wearing a collar. H80, a young, curious sea lion, had...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-04/little-bits-add-big-change
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: On the track of the wolverine

...are rare because wolverines numbers are low, and they avoid people. Craig Gardner, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist who did graduate research on wolverines, found that only about five wolverines roamed every thousand square kilometers...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/alaska-science-forum-track-wolverine
Outdoors
Biologist in Nome warns against musk oxen viewing

...KNOM reported.Getting too close to the animals can scare herds, harming or even killing young calves, Alaska Fish and Game biologist Tony Gorn said.Musk oxen population declines are near 13 percent yearly, with calf survival rates down, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-28/biologist-nome-warns-against-musk-oxen-
State
Sitka fishermen continue herring fishery

...openings were in Starrigavan and Katlian bays.The guideline harvest this year is 16,333 tons and Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Gordon says the remaining quota could be taken in either one or two more openings.The next opening could...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-28/sitka-fishermen-continue-herring-fisher
Local
Pair of unusual dog injuries raises more questions than answers

...last month in Juneau, two dogs have been attacked and bitten under strange circumstances.Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Stephanie Sell said during the last week of February, a man reported a wolf attacked his dog on the Mendenhall...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/pair-unusual-dog-injuries-raises-mor
Outdoors
State ferry takes aircraft to mainland

...hangar for the past two years, and corrosion made it unsafe to fly.Before it went into storage, Jackson - a Fish and Game biologist - flew it across the archipelago and to the Alaska Peninsula. After seeing remote airstrips at his hands, the...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-02-03/state-ferry-takes-aircraft-mainland
Weddings

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