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Sockeye swarm the Kasilof, prompting early commercial fishing opener

...that the decision to open a commercial fishing period will likely be a point of contention for some. "For (Fish and Game) department staff and members of the public, you're going to have people on both sides of the coin who think we should...

...use of chocolate as bait starting next season after four bears were found dead at one bait site last fall.The Fish and Game Department approved the new rule restricting what hunters can use to lure bears starting in 2016, The Concord Monitor reported...
Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

...of the initial herd will be juveniles 2 years old or younger. Bulls will be barged to the area in summer.The Fish and Game Department does not expect predators to be a problem. Canada has reintroduced five herds, Harms said."Wolves don't...
Parnell takes on 'fish wars': Governor wants competing sport, commercial divisions work together on fishery management

Gov. Sean Parnell said the budget he rolls out Dec. 15 will offer a clearer picture of his plans for revamping the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Fish and Game focus on culture to start

Gov. Sean Parnell's 2012 budget for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is more about maintenance than an arranged marriage between divisions of sport and commercial fishing.
Rabid wolf triggers warnings

...predator bites another mammal. It's also spread when a scavenger eats infected nervous system tissue.The Fish and Game Department expanded rabies surveillance over the last two years and tested more than 1,000 specimens. It found a rabid...
Ex-governor, biologists oppose bear snares

...affected by deep-snow winters in the 1990s. Fish and Game Department regional supervisor Bruce Dale said 319 black...counts," he said. Schoen spent 20 years with the Fish and Game Department as a research wildlife biologist, including 10...
Wildlife Refuge to count Brown Bear population

...survey techniques cost up to $2 million more and primarily are used along salmon streams. According to Alaska Fish and Game Department biologist Jeff Selinger, a census hasn't been taken in the past because of the cost. He believes the study...
Industry, state working to record fish crewmembers

...skippers," said Vinsel. Vinsel suggested this in a letter to Jan Conitz, a former project leader with the Fish and Game Department. According to a transcript of a UFA board meeting, Conitz supported putting the responsibility on captains because...
Dogs not answer to bear issues, better people behavior is

...Windriver Bear Dog Program". I read his letter, which basically was a complaint against the State of Alaska Fish and Game department for not doing more to help with the bears on the Russian River. He mentioned the Karelian bear dogs not even...


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