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Refuge Notebook: The Kenai Isthmus is a management conundrum

...diseases or rapid climate warming. A research paper published just this year in the journal Alces, coauthored by Thomas McDonough and Sean Farley, two local biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, showed that genetic diversity...
Area runners compete in Mayor's Marathon

...Soldotna, 3:04:53; 68. Jeffrey McDonald, Kenai, 3:38:29; 93. Bill Taylor, Kenai, 3:49:18; 100. Thomas McDonough, Homer, 3:51:33; 243. Kevin Lauver, Sterling, 4:35:59; 280. Nikos Parae, Homer, 4:48:31; 286...
Wide-awake bear meets sad end

...aggressive behavior to an end Dec. 4. "It was shot in defense of life and property by a homeowner out there," said Thomas McDonough, wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Homer. Prior to the shooting, McDonough was...
New moose regs limit hunting

...or with at least four or more brow tines on one side, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Biolgist Thomas McDonough. "The purpose behind greatly restricting the harvest opportunities is based on recent and dramatic decline in bull-to-cow...
Snow doesn?t make winter merry for moose

...walk along roads and highways to avoid the snow. ?It?s kind of a multi-pronged impact on them,? said Thomas McDonough, an assistant area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Homer. ?It covers up food...
Wolf control on the Kenai? January 2012. Buffers would be put in so that aerial wolf control isn't done near residential areas, said Thomas McDonough, a biologist with the Homer office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game who is helping to write the plan...
Numbers say 15A moose population low, browse-creating fires not a solution, KNWR says

...biologists counted 1,600 moose, a slight departure from the 1,825 to 2,352 moose counted in a 2008 census, said Thomas McDonough, a Homer-based biologist for Fish and Game and the census's lead investigator. In unit 15C, which covers all...
Officials: Give wildlife space

...small traffic jams on East End Road as it sat in a tree by the road on Monday. Fish and Game wildlife biologist Thomas McDonough said he got about 50 calls about that black bear. "There's definitely bears out and about and getting on people's...
Culling all moose

...of the mountains, it counted about 2,000 moose - about 40 percent less than census findings in the '90s, said Thomas McDonough, a Homer-based Fish and Game research biologist. The two factors culling moose population in 15A, McDonough...
Brown bear hunt, permit changes on the way

...Tustumena Lake, found brown bears killed 40 percent of moose calves this spring, Fish and Game research biologist Thomas McDonough said. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is also conducting a study to determine the exact brown bear population...


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