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 .
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.
Governor Parnell's appointment of Corey Rossi as director of Alaska's Division of Wildlife Conservation (destruction) was a slap in the face to all Alaskans who believe that maintaining the integrity of our natural systems, should...
...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...
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Killing wolves is a touchy subject in Alaska.
...responsibility for how we live in bear country," said Larry Lewis of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation. Lewis said citizens should keep up the good work in minimizing attractants around their homes. But, even...
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Rep. Don Young is proposing that control over some federal jobs in Alaska's parks and refuges be transferred to as many as 12 Alaska Native tribes.
Kenai police shot a sow brown bear and two cubs early Saturday morning after the sow repeatedly entered a residence in the Linwood Lane area.
An article entitled "Abundance-based fish, game management can benefit all," by Corey Rossi of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), provides an articulate explanation of ADF&G's current approach to conservation, emphasizing abundant big game harvests. But if conservation means looking at both sides of the equation (utilization vs. preservation), then some factors may be missing with respect to wildlife.
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