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Sockeye swarm the Kasilof, prompting early commercial fishing opener

...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 or...
Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

...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 seem...

...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...
Dan Lesley France

...State University. Dan married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Eagan on August 21, 1949. Dan worked for the Idaho Game Department before he and Mary decided to follow their dreams and move to Alaska in 1954. This was just the first of many adventures...
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 wolverine...
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 bears...he said. Schoen spent 20 years with the Fish and Game Department as a research wildlife biologist, including 10 as...
Parnell takes on 'fish wars': Governor wants competing sport, commercial divisions work together on fishery management

...and game sides agree there is not an adequate amount of human resources for management and research at the Fish and Game Department. Grasser said Parnell might face an uphill battle trying to increase any part of the general fund budget, let alone...
Fish and Game focus on culture to start

...percent overall increase to $43 million, about $24.1 million of that in federal funding. The total Fish and Game Department budget includes $62.6 million in federal funding, a 0.7 percent increase versus 2011. The habitat division...
Wildlife Refuge to count Brown Bear population

...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 will...
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...


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