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Photo: Becoming a common sight

A Sitka blacktail deer and her two fawns pause Sunday along the Mitkof Highway on Mitkof Island near Petersburg. Blacktail deer are so common in the community that they are often seen walking through town, bedding down in front lawns, and eating flowers from planters.
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...that deer move back and forth from the mainland to the islands. Their tracks have been seen crossing Dry Straits from Mitkof Island near Petersburg to the mainland near Wrangell. The deer winter in the heavy old-growth areas close to tidewater...
Off the Beaten Path: The bears, wolves of Kupreanof Island

...paddled into Sumner Strait, around the southern tip of Mitkof Island. With the tide running hard against the wind, we were...some thought if the majority of wolves were culled from Mitkof Island, Wodebok Island and the Lindenberg Peninsula of Kupreanof...
Explosion rattles Petersburg

...questions to the police department.The lack of information has fueled speculation among residents in the small town on Mitkof Island south of Juneau, where it seems everyone knows one another."The rumor mill is zooming around," KFSK news director...
Off the Beaten Path: Exploring the Stikine Delta by kayak, foot

...wild ballet of emotion. By late evening, the wind had died a bit and we floated on the still waters of Ideal Cove of Mitkof Island looking for a camp spot. The following day we crossed Frederick Sound and, because we believe in a holistic approach...
New hatchery project planned in Southeast

...The fish that will be used are at Crystal Lake, which is an association-run king and coho hatchery facility on Mitkof Island, he said. "Come mid-April, we will transport those fish out to the site, rear them for approximately six weeks...
Magazine readers choose Petersburg for national honor

...of summers to explore Alaska, Wollen said.Petersburg is in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, located on Mitkof Island. Tourism opportunities include sport fishing, whale watching, hiking, sea kayaking and visits to nearby LeConte...
Gold Medal Bracket Previews

...and Yakutat and new edition Klawock.Petersburg is still not in the bracket and for the second year in a row the Mitkof Island boys have won the top bracket championship at the Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational.Thank God they kept Wrangell in the...
Ring in the holidays with the Audubon Christmas Bird Count

...the first Christmas Bird Count instance of a European House Sparrow outside of Ketchikan, with one reported from the Mitkof Island count. New birds for Alaska counts were a black guillemot (a seabird that usually winters in the Bering Strait region...
Northwest Digest

Mitkof Island timber sale moves forward JUNEAU - Tongass National Forest officials...would be made available from approximately 190 acres on a portion of Mitkof Island, about 15 miles south of Petersburg. Sound off on the important issues...


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