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Dozens of McGrath bears relocated

...was 34 to 85. "Right now it's looking like the higher guesses are going to take it," state wildlife biologist Pat Valkenburg said Friday. "My guess was 43 and I think it's going to be quite a bit higher than that." Less than a week into...

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State Briefs

...biologists caught and moved from the McGrath area have been killed by Interior hunters elsewhere. Research coordinator Pat Valkenburg said both bears were shot at bait stands, one near Livengood, about 80 miles northeast of Fairbanks, and another...

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News
ADF&G extends deadline for mail-in permit applications

...Dec. 15. "As a result of a delay in distribution, application materials arrived late to license vendors," said Pat Valkenburg, Deputy Commissioner of Fish and Game. "The department is concerned that hunters will not have adequate time to...

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Outdoors
My Turn: Alaska's hunters need to step forward

...is clearly time for Alaska's hunters to step forward and prove once again that "hunters pay for conservation." Pat Valkenburg lives in Fairbanks and retired from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in 2003 after 26 years as a caribou researcher...

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Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...expected a heavy toll from grizzlies. "People didn't really know how common grizzlies were in that area," said Pat Valkenburg, a Fish and Game research coordinator in Fairbanks who is supervising Boudreau's study. "It's showing us that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062501/Loc_BearMoose.shtml
Game board poised to legalize black bear trapping

...black bears in areas where the board establishes bear trapping seasons," said Fish and Game Deputy Commissioner Pat Valkenburg. While the plan targets black bears, some brown bears, also known as grizzlies, are expected to be trapped incidentally...

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News
Game management sold out to 'extremists'

...possible, whenever and wherever. By now, according to the minds of Commissioner Denby Lloyd, deputy Commissioner Pat Valkenburg and Director of Wildlife Conservation Corey Rossi, we should be knee-deep in moose and caribou. But we aren't...

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Opinion
Agency seeks delay in bear trap plan

...that would legalize bear trapping for the first time in Alaska since statehood. The request by Deputy Commissioner Pat Valkenburg came three days after an Associated Press story raised concerns about whether the public was being fairly heard on...

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Caribou issue more complex than "kill them all"

...driven mainly by the trophy hunting industry. Sean Parnell is politically beholden to these interests so Denby Lloyd, Pat Valkenburg, and Corey Rossi work to see that sector gets the best deal. From 2000 to 2008, subsistence hunters took only 12...

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Wildlife detective finds brown bears are top moose killer

...expected a heavy toll from grizzlies. "People didn't really know how common grizzlies were in that area," said Pat Valkenburg, a Fish and Game research coordinator in Fairbanks who is supervising Boudreau's study. "It's showing us that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062501/Loc_BearMoose.html
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