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Motors take center stage at advisory committee

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee recommended changes to a proposal that would make it illegal for dipnet fishermen to fish from a boat that doesn't carry a four-stroke or direct fuel injected two-stroke motor on the Kenai River by the year 2010. If the Board of Fish listens to the advisory committee, dipnetters will not be able to fish from a vessel powered by a two-stroke motor starting next year.
Angler nets king-sized prize catch

...Alexander, and raised them with a 74.4-pound king he caught on Friday. Robert Begich, the sportfish area manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Soldotna who sealed Roger's fish, said it was the largest Kenai king caught so far...
Bears still looking for easy meals

Wildlife biologist Jeff Selinger doesn't mind visiting a Kenai or Soldotna subdivision to dispatch a problematic brown bear. But when garbage, bird seed, unsecured freezers or pet food plays a role in the bear's presence, he'll tell you that removing the offending animal won't solve the problem.
Game board OKs hunt changes

The Board of Game addressed several issues affecting the Kenai Peninsula during its meeting in Anchorage, including the fall brown bear hunt, a youth hunt in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area, and reauthorizations of antlerless moose hunts.


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