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Researchers investigate uptick in stranded and dying otters

...figure out what has been causing more dead and dying sea otters to wash up on Kachemak Bay beaches near Homer.State wildlife officials have seen five times as many stranded sea otters in the last month than is normally expected, with 200 deaths or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-12/researchers-investigate-uptick-stranded
State
Amid outcry, Florida says short bear hunt season ran smoothly

...killed 298 black bears over the weekend during the first legal hunt in Florida in more than two decades, state wildlife officials said Monday.The total was 22 below the state's legal limit of 320, but officials said more could turn up in...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-27/amid-outcry-florida-says-sho
Nation and World
Officials kill invasive fish in Oregon ponds

UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. - Oregon wildlife officials are trying to remove goldfish and other invasive...all fish in the water, including uncaught trout. Wildlife officials stock the ponds with rainbow trout for anglers...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-09/officials-kill-invasive-fish
Nation and World
Alaska woman in fair condition after bear mauling

...Medical Center. She declined interview requests through the Anchorage hospital.It wasn't immediately clear if wildlife officials would pursue the bear after the human encounter.The refuge is taking the lead in the investigation, and officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-05/alaska-woman-fair-condition-after-bear-
State
Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

FAIRBANKS - State wildlife officials say the chinook salmon run on the Yukon River will be even weaker than expected.Most of the fish are upstream already in a run...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/yukon-river-chinook-salmon-run-weaker-e
State
Board of Game rejects wolf buffer zone near Denali National Park

ANCHORAGE - Alaska wildlife officials have rejected an effort to re-establish a ban on wolf kills near Denali National Park and Preserve.The Alaska Board of Game...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-15/board-game-rejects-wolf-buffer-zone-nea
State
Man dressed in bear costume harasses bears

...number. You figure it out."The man then drove off without ever removing the costume head and revealing his face.Wildlife officials reported the incident to troopers, including the license plate number. Troopers are investigating, spokeswoman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-14/man-dressed-bear-costume-harasses-bears
State
Woman in good condition after bear mauling

...Medical Center. She declined interview requests through the Anchorage hospital.It wasn't immediately clear if wildlife officials would pursue the bear after the human encounter.Steve Miller, the refuge's assistant manager, said the trail...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-06/woman-good-condition-after-bear-mauling
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 8, 2015

...started falling from the sky in Fairbanks, it wasn't a case of vandalism or a prankster gone wild. Police and wildlife officials eventually tracked down the culprits - hungry birds who evidently flew off with a little more than they could chew...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-08/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Too early to predict strength of king salmon run on the Kenai

KENAI - Wildlife officials are waiting for the king salmon run to develop, but say preliminary signs near the Kenai Peninsula are positive.The Peninsula...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-01/too-early-predict-strength-king-salm
Outdoors

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