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Pure Sole: I mushed, for a quick moment

...waiting."The dogs! Now I remember.I was promised I could take the dogs and sled out!Lee's backyard opened up into the wilds of our Mitkof Island wilderness.In summer, the paths would be harsh - salmon berry and devil's club bushes and...
My Turn: Know what you eat

...salmon, there are concerns about the fish's impact on the market and the risk of genetically modified fish escaping into the wild. Research has shown that the genetically modified fish can out compete their wild relatives and contamination of our...
To camp or not to camp?

There was no question in my mind that I wanted to camp overnight in Haines during my one-night stay there Nov. 15 to cover the American Bald Eagle Festival. Doubt soon began to creep in.
Eagles, spectators soar to Haines

...the "Eagle Paparazzi." Lenses were arrayed in ranks to take pictures of the ceremonious release of two eagles back into the wild. The eagles were burned by a fire at an Adak landfill and nursed back to health by Anchorage-based Bird TLC.Chilkat...
Seal pup separated from mother, relocated

...Auke Bay boat ramp area last week, and now will be trained to live on its own in captivity before being released back into the wild.Officials from the Alaska region of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined the pup was in...
Harbor seal pup returns to wild

...someone (not the Ryans) who found the pup before its capture.The minimum weight for a seal to be released back into the wild is 25 kilograms (more than 50 pounds). This seal passed that standard with flying colors: He more than 30 kilograms...
'Into the Wild' hunter killed by authorities

...over the weekend was a moose hunter who found the body of a young wanderer whose story was featured in the movie "Into the Wild," his nephew said Friday.Gordon Samel was shot Sunday night after he backed his pickup toward a Wasilla police...
Injured bald eagles recovering in Anchorage

...really pretty lucky, considering," Higgs said.Higgs said that once the birds are recovered, they will be released into the wild on the mainland, near other eagles and a healthy source of food. Their release will likely happen next fall.The...
Bear cub settling in at new Sitka home

...Smokey - and it's a big undertaking. Now that she's here, she's here for life - she can't be released back into the wild, and black bears can live up to 20 years in captivity, Kinnear says. This winter, the Fortress will have to build...
Moose salvage program in fiscal jeopardy

...keep moose away from highway corridors, and a facility in Willow to house orphaned moose until they can be released into the wild.Olson said if they do receive funding, the salvage program would get priority over conservation efforts.


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