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Refuge Notebook: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

...winter habitat and market hunting in the late 1800s. The last 13 caribou on the peninsula were shot in 1912 near Ptarmigan Head in the Caribou Hills. A joint USFWS-ADFG plan was hatched to restore caribou to the peninsula after a 1952 USFWS...
Search efforts find missing snowmachiner

...his search.Kauffman's hunch paid off. The two men spotted Craig walking near Cytex Creek headed north toward Ptarmigan Head. Craig's snowmachine was nowhere to be seen. "We flew over him a couple of passes, threw out a couple MREs...
Run for the hills!

...Refuge portion of the hills is not yet open for motorized use, so riders can't hit many popular locations like Ptarmigan Head, which at 2,860 feet is the highest point in the rideable area of the hills. "We usually like riding up to Ptarmigan...
Tustumena 200 still on track after 20 years

...feet in altitude to cross over Ptarmigan Head, where Osmar said the weather was...It was pretty bad crossing Ptarmigan Head that first year. It was just...Eventually, after crossing Ptarmigan Head, the trail dropped down through...
Time to slow down and give caribou a break

...shipment to San Francisco.? Truer words couldn?t have been spoken. In 1912, Andrew Berg shot 13 caribou near Ptarmigan Head in the Caribou Hills, the last authentic report of caribou on the peninsula. By the early 1950s, biologists...
Pins on the map: Crash site reflections

...of Lower Russian Lake or the highly visible and haunting remains of the Alaska Airlines DC-3 N91006 wreckage near Ptarmigan Head in the Caribou Hills. Occasionally, the mountains and forests will reveal a long-held secret. The 10,000 acre King...


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