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Deer hunting season opens Saturday, Aug. 1

The general season Sitka black-tailed deer hunt for bucks only will begin Saturday, Aug. 1 for a portion of Game Management Unit 1 - Unit 1C to be exact, which encompasses Douglas, Lincoln, Shelter and Sullivan islands. Unit 4, which...
Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

...of the Prince of Wales area wolf population. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported this summer that the Game Management Area 2's wolf population, which includes POW, had shrunk 60 percent in just one year, to an estimated 60 wolves...
Memo: Low snow could be affecting POW wolf mortality

...reducing suitable habitat both for deer and wolves.As the Empire previously reported, the wolf population in Game Management Unit 2 which includes Prince of Wales, decreased by 60 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to population estimates...
Lawmaker introduces trio of bills addressing game management

JUNEAU - An Anchorage lawmaker has introduced three bills addressing game management in Alaska.Rep. Andy Josephson's bills would create a new management area near Denali National Park and Preserve where hunting...
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Wasilla guide fined for violations in Southeast

...Wildlife Troopers in Juneau for guiding multiple non-resident brown bear hunters in the Tongass National Forest within Game Management Unit 4 near Hoonah without having registered for those guide use areas or without holding any special use permits...
Police and Fire for May 21, 2015

...violation? On May 12, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jesse Ross, 34, after Ross reported he shot a wolf in Game Management Unit 1C after the season closed. He was cited and the wolf was seized.Indecent exposure? At 9:01 p.m. Tuesday...
Brown bear season is closed in Game Management Unit 4

Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters that brown bear season in Game Management Unit 4 closed May 31 for outside drainages. Inside drainages had closed May 20. Successful hunters must report within 10 days...
POW's wolf population plummets

...according to a recent U.S. Forest Service briefing paper, leaving only 60 wolves on the island and 89 in the larger game management area - and that's before last season's known harvest of 29 wolves.The decline, says the Forest Service briefing...
My Turn: Checks and balances of the Board of Education

...and passed a clever way to balance the system: An appointed board for fish management, another appointed board for game management, and an appointed Board of Education. The governor could not have more than four persons from his party on any of...
Board extends deadline, expands topics for next year's meeting

...control, definitions, emergency taking of game, in game management units. In addition, the board will accept proposals...Proposals requesting changes specific to regions and game management units (except for boundary changes to game managements...


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