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State biologist charged with hunting violation

HOMER - A Homer-based Department of Fish and Game biologist will plead not guilty to charges that he violated moose-hunting laws.
State biologist charged with hunting violation

HOMER - A Homer-based Department of Fish and Game biologist has been placed on administrative leave following charges that he violated moose hunting laws.The Homer News reported 33-year-old Jason Herreman is charged with using illegal methods to take a moose and unlawful possession of game.Defense attorney Myron Angstman says Herreman will plead not guilty.Prosecutors say Herreman hunted Aug. 23 and shot a moose near Anchor Point but lost it. Prosecutors say Herreman shot a moose the next day and had help from an air taxi pilot.
Landslide wipes out Sitka restoration projects

...damage to a footbridge and trails, including one that had been repaired after flooding last January.On Sept. 19, a state biologist noticed that Starrigavan Creek had been diverted onto an old logging road. U.S. Forest Service employees went...
Anchorage mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose

...000 residents of Alaska's largest city. Moose feed on natural and ornamental foliage.Rick Sinnott, former state biologist in Anchorage, said the Department of Fish and Game typically receives two or three calls a year of moose impaled...
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island. The sale was taken off the table, however, when a former state biologist said it would negatively impact the wolf and deer populations on the island.The Forest Service reconsidered the...
Southeast has record tanner crab harvest

...was caught last month, KFSK reported.The largest catches came from the northern end of Southeast, according to state biologist Joe Stratman. He said the harvest was akin to last year but not as big as the 2000-2001 season."This 1.25...
Biologists: Baby moose are not pets

...calf was taken into a home in the Wasilla area. "They just had it in the living room, as if it was a puppy," state biologist Todd Rinaldi said.Last week, someone tackled a calf at an Anchorage mobile home park and tied it up with an electrical...
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...Pendleton wrote in a Sept. 30 letter that the sale needs to be reconsidered because of a statement from a former state biologist who says the Big Thorne timber harvest would wreak havoc on the wolf-deer ecological dynamic on Prince of Wales...
Invasive pike thriving on salmon, other species

...more of the slow water that pike prefer."There's no place for those salmon to get away and avoid them," said state biologist Kristine Dunker, a co-author of the study.Pike have long been suspected as the reason for low salmon numbers...
Biologist in Nome warns against musk oxen viewing

NOME - A state biologist in Nome is cautioning people on the Seward Peninsula against viewing musk oxen up close, saying that endangers young calves...


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