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Controversy lingers over Moose Mamas' mission to raise orphaned calves

...2010 to 2014, AMF took in 28 animals and released 10 into the wild.Of those, it's believed two released in 2011 for orphaned calves but cannot release them back into the wild. When those spaces are filled, the agency turns to...
New king salmon spot coming to town

Douglas Island Pink and Chum hatchery on Wednesday released the last of its fry into the wild, 180,000 of which were king salmon leaving from a new release site - Lena Cove. Anglers can expect about one and a half percent...
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...
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...
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...
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.
'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...


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