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In-stream flow reservation for Chuitna's Middle Creek open to comment

On Feb. 23 the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced that it would receive public comment on an application for legal protection of the flow of Middle Creek, a tributary of the west Cook Inlet's Chuitna River.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-26/in-stream-flow-reservation-for-chuit
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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014

If everything goes as forecast, Upper Cook Inlet fishermen should see a total run of 5.8 million sockeye during the 2015 fishing season. Of those, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that about 2.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-f
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ADFG opens experimental pollock fishery in Cook Inlet

Despite more than thirty years of fishing around Alaska, Kasilof fisherman Rob Nelson had never let out a net hoping to catch pollock before December.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/adfg-opens-experimental-pollock-fi
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Family encounters persistant bear on Skilak Loop

An idyllic hike along the Upper Kenai River Trail ended in a hasty retreat for a group of hikers who encountered a bear. The persistent predator followed them all the way back to their car at the base of the trail.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-25/family-encounters-persistant-bear-on
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Maw under investigation over residency

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is currently investigating Roland Maw - nominated by Walker to a seat on the board to replace former chair Karl Johnstone - over holding resident licenses in Montana while drawing the benefits of Alaska residency, including Alaska Permanent Fund dividends and resident fish and game licenses.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/maw-under-investigation-over-residen
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Maw under investigation over residency

Gov. Bill Walker's shakeup of the Alaska Board of Fisheries is off to a rough start.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/maw-under-investigation-over-residen
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Eastside Cook Inlet beaches closed to clamming

The Kenai Peninsula's east side razor clam population has crashed, according to Fish and Game abundance data.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/eastside-cook-inlet-beaches-closed-t
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An Outdoor View: Clams and Kings

Not many years ago, if you wanted razor clams, you simply drove to the beach. Clams were plentiful, the digging was easy, and getting a limit of 60 was a cinch. No more. When I went last summer, I found only one small clam.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-26
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School salmon program moves onto the ice

Students from around the central Kenai Peninsula school district took field trips on Wednesday for an opportunity to practice ice fishing on the frozen surface of Soldotna's Sport Lake.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-18/students-receive-ice-fishing-demonst
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Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River

If the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's preseason forecast for the early run of chinook salmon on the Kenai River proves to be accurate, it will be the second lowest run on the river in 30 years.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-17/fish-and-game-forecasts-more-kings-o
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