The permits will allow buyers to hunt species such as brown bears, caribou or musk ox, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported.
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Kenai River subsistence rod-and-reel salmon fishing halted due to extremely low numbers.
Causes could include the animals trampling their food, heavy predation from wolves and over-hunting by humans.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)A wolverine making “extremely rare” forays into Anchorage neighborhoods is the subject of an equally rare alert from the state. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued a first-ever wildlife advisory about not bear or moose but wolverine. For the complete story, click here. Tags: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wolverines
For spawning adults salmon or growing juvenile, temperatures above 80 degrees can be lethal.
The bear was shot – as it tried to enter a cabin – more than 100 miles south of the Beaufort Sea coastline. The animals usually stay within a few miles of the coast, except for some pregnant females who may go farther inland to build their dens.
It’s being called one of the most egregious poaching events ever seen by Alaska state wildlife troopers.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)KENAI, Alaska — Lynx trapping will not open up on the Kenai Peninsula this year as populations of the wildcat and its prey move through a low cycle. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week that the trapping season will stay closed for the peninsula and the region east of the Turnagain and…
“Bull-to-cow ratio has been declining for the last several years and is likely due to the harvest rate that is too high for this population. Reducing the season length will help the ratio recover.”
Under the proposed changes, hunters would also be allowed to hunt black bears with dogs.WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens. The National Park Service issued…
A wildlife official advised others “not to go around kicking moose.” (Bob Drieslein photo)ANCHORAGE, Alaska — State officials say a man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return. KTVA-TV reports that the moose injured the man Thursday morning. State Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said the…
“Preliminary data indicate up to eight wolves have been killed this year in the area near the Stampede Trail” when the average has been about four wolves per year for the last five years.
JUNEAU, Alaska — America’s bats are in a bad way. Since 2006, a deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) has ravaged bat populations across America, killing an estimated 6 million with as much as 99 percent fatality. WNS still hasn’t found its way to Alaska, but if and when it does, scientists at the Alaska Department of Fish…
KODIAK, Alaska — Hatchery-produced salmon accounted for 21 percent of Alaska’s commercial harvest last year, the lowest percentage since 1995, according to a state report. The report by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game found that the smaller catch of hatchery salmon was due to the strong return of wild salmon last year, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported. The…
Alaska Department of Fish and Game is experimenting with a new method of surveying moose.
KENAI, Alaska — Sport-fishing license sales dropped in Alaska last year, despite the state Department of Fish and Game recording an increase in revenue from license sales. Division of Sportfish Director Tom Brookover said that the department was expecting the decline in sales because fees rose. Brookover said resident license sales fell by a much higher percentage than nonresident license…
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game advised caution for hikers and for dog walkers in Juneau as wolf sightings have increased. Anecdotal reports of wolf sightings in Juneau have increased this year, but assistant area management biologist Carl Koch cannot be sure whether that’s due to an increase in wolf awareness from encounters posted to social…
Researchers do not have an answer yet for why the herd has experienced this latest growth spurt.
Nine of the killed moose reportedly failed to comply with antler restrictions.
In-season fish data suggest deficient king numbers could continue through 2018 or later.
Alaska has had types such as vole and squirrel ticks that are found on wildlife, but newer to the state are two kinds of dog ticks.
Anchorage authorities said four young people were hiking in woods when three of them were injured after encountering the bear and two young cubs. They were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The fourth youth wasn’t injured.
The total climbed after two bears were fatally shot overnight Tuesday in separate incidents.
As king salmon fishery experienced more closures on the lower river and more guides and private anglers began moving into the middle river to fish for trout and sockeye, it added to pressure on the river and, ultimately continued erosion.
Salmon prices will likely rise because of decreased sockeye catches and lower farmed salmon production.
The focus once was almost totally wolves. Since 1993, the state has killed hundreds along with lesser numbers of black and grizzly bears that prey on caribou or moose calves.