In yet another clash between canine and ungulate, two dogs were injured last weekend by a muskox near a biking trail in Nome.
Helena Oxereok said her dog was charged several times before her brother shot and killed the bull muskox.
Over the weekend, a hunter in Nome killed the first muskox since the Alaska Department of Fish & Game opened the hunt on August 1. Meanwhile, another dog was attacked on Anvil Mountain.
Nome resident Diana Adams will not face criminal charges after Wildlife troopers changed her summons for taking a musk ox out of season to a written warning. And while Adams said that’s a relief, she maintains that the July 17 kill was in defense of life and property, or DLP.
Nome resident Diana Adams will not face criminal charges for taking a muskox in mid-July after her citation was changed to a written warning.
Nome residents and wildlife officials dispute who is responsible for coming up with a solution to the problem.
An out-of-season take of a muskox in Icy View on July 17 highlights the lack of effective deterrents to ‘nuisance muskox’ around Nome.
With Arctic vessel traffic increasing, Nome has been invited to join an advising body to offer input on regional marine use. But the concept is new to Alaska and no decisions on whether to join are being made.
Birds are nesting and salmon are moving upriver as muskoxen roam about, looking for food in small groups. Caribou and reindeer feed on the lush…
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