Funny River Road resident Jim Harpring said his property at mile 31 is the first place where brown bears encounter humans.
State and federal officials squared off Monday during a public hearing on the late October closure of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge land to sport hunting for brown bear. An audience of about 50 gathered to hear the refuge representatives give the U.S.
In late October, the U.S.
The Kenai National Wildlife refuge announced an emergency closure to sport hunting for brown bear effective at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
...the Nov. 18 Clarion letter by Ted Spraker (Chair, Board of Game) and Doug Vincent-Lang (Director, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game), a several-fold increase in the Kenai brown bear quota this year...
...tracking collars as part of an ongoing research project. Doug Vincent-Lang, acting director for the Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation, said the wolves were in an area adjacent to the preserve that has been targeted for aerial predator control...
The Alaska Board of Game last Friday released its proposed intensive management plans for moose populations that include aerial wolf control for game Unit 15A, on the upper Kenai Peninsula, and Unit 15C on the lower peninsula north of Kachemak Bay. Presented as proposals on the Nov. 11-14 Arctic Region Board of Game meeting in Barrow, Proposal 35 is the intensive management plan for Unit 15A and Proposal 36 is the plan for Unit 15C. The board could approve, modify, reject or table the plans.
FAIRBANKS (AP) - Alaskans who get divorced and don't want to look at the moose head their hunting-crazy spouse hung on the wall now have an option. They can sell it. While the Alaska Board of Game rejected a proposal to allow the sale of big game trophies in Alaska during its meeting in Fairbanks last week, the board agreed to add divorces to the list of special circumstances under which the sale of big game trophies in Alaska would be allowed.
ANCHORAGE - It's been a tough year for moose in the Anchorage area. Record snow has fallen this year, driving more moose down from the mountain valleys into flat, wintering areas, or the most populated parts of Alaska. "Every time we have deep snow, we tend to have more moose in town," said Jessy Coltrane, the Anchorage area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game .
...Watershed Forum will host a bear connections hike with Jeff Selinger with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Russian River campground pavilion. Selinger will give participants a look...
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