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Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

...launching the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz from April 12 to May 31. The project, in coordination with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, is encouraging anyone to log bird sightings in eBird, a datasheet that could help biologists understand...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-10/search-for-the-rusty-blackbird-begin
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Recreation briefs

...organization is interested contact Ranger Jason Okuly with Alaska State Parks at 907-262-5581 ext. 28. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host four black/brown bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula. Hunters may establish bait...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-10/recreation-briefs
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Bear awareness key during the spring season

...and are hungrier, testier and more protective of their space, she said. Jeff Selinger, Area Biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said to be cautious during any encounter with wildlife. Every animal has had different experiences...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-05-3
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Setnet petition fails

A petition to separate management of the Kenai, East Forelands and Kasilof sections of the commercial setnet fishery in Cook Inlet was failed unanimously by Alaska's seven-member Board of Fisheries.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-03-0
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Governor announces Board of Fisheries, Game appointees

Five incumbent members of Alaska's Board of Fisheries and Board of Game have been reappointed by Gov. Sean Parnell - though the announcement came a day later than state law requires the appointments to be made.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-02/governor-announces-board-of-fisherie
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Board of Fisheries to hear Cook Inlet setnet emergency petition

With about a day's notice, the Alaska Board of Fisheries has scheduled a meeting to discuss an emergency petition filed by an organization representing commercial setnetters in Upper Cook Inlet. A teleconference has been scheduled for 10 a.m.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-02/board-of-fisheries-to-hear-cook-inle
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Refuge Notebook: Hidden Lake Campground - a 'hidden gem' on the Kenai Refuge

I am often asked thought provoking questions while working in the Kenai Refuge Visitor Center. Recently, I was asked how Hidden Lake Campground received its name.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/refuge-notebook-hidden-lake-camp
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Fish board to take up setnet petition

...the acronym SOKI (pronounced "sockeye"), addressed the difficulty in getting the shortened gear that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game can now require. The difficulty of getting the new gear was unknown at the time the regulation passed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-01/fish-board-to-take-up-setnet-petitio
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Senate Resources hears final day of Upper Cook Inlet fish testimony

...testimony for Upper Cook Inlet Salmon Dialogue in the Senate Resources committee wrapped up as members heard from Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff on a myriad of issues in the Cook Inlet marine and freshwater fisheries. After nearly an hour...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-29/senate-resources-hears-final-day-of-
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Fishery stakeholders share concerns with Senate committee

Kenai Peninsula salmon fishery stakeholders addressed a variety of issues at a Senate Resources Committee hearing in Juneau Monday, including changes to the Board of Fisheries, concerns about certain salmon runs and research needed to better understand them.The committee is holding three hearings on Upper Cook Inlet salmon in Juneau, with some participation via teleconference from other legislative information offices, or LIOs, in the state. Testimony is by invitation only.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-24/fishery-stakeholders-share-concerns-
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