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Fish population booms in Stormy Lake

...suckers back into the lake.They're now growing very well - some are up to 19 1/2 inches, said Robert Begich, area biologist for Fish and Game."The fish restoration of Stormy Lake has been very fast," Begich said. "We put fish back...
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

...earlier prepared for protection by attaching the long knife blade to the branch, said Dave Battle, the Anchorage-area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Battle said Tandler threw the spear at the cub, hitting it in the side...
Presidential visit clearing airspace

...over the Kenai Peninsula during the president's trip, and will therefore not be affected, said Jeff Selinger, an area biologist for the department based out of Soldotna. In a statement released Wednesday, Rep. Shelley Hughes warned Alaskans...
Bristol Bay sockeye make unusual late surge

...surpass the 20-year average harvest by several million fish."Things change," said Chuck Brazil, assistant area biologist for Bristol Bay. "That's why we manage the fishery day to day."After a lackluster beginning, Bristol Bay red...
Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...size counts later in the season.Pat Shields, the area biologist for Upper Cook Inlet, also said that this year's...half-pound difference on average. In Kodiak, assistant area biologist Geoff Spalinger said the early reds are coming in...
Lynx closure reveals questionable management strategy

...lower compared to the past few years when snowshoe hares were high, and expected the trapping season to be closed. Area biologist Jeff Selinger sights a considerable increase in predator calling resulting in 40 percent of last year's harvest...
Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run

...and escaped into the river, about 100,000 more than the upper end of the river's escapement goal. Commercial area biologist Pat Shields said the strong showing of sockeye salmon this early in the season wasn't necessarily an indicator of...
Refuge Notebook: Spring migration comes to Kenai

...Olive-sided and Alder Flycatchers are finally here, on territory and in full song. Accordingly, by mid-June, area biologists are ready to begin their annual breeding bird surveys. Spring migration in our area, from beginning to end, is...
Bear awareness key during the spring season

...females will soon give birth 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...
Brown bear killed at Sterling residence

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office. The bear was a male, estimated to be five years old.Fish and Game area biologist Jeff Selinger said law requires people to bring in the hide and skull and fill out a defense of life and property...


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