The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Unit 23 to outside hunters this fall, but the yearlong ban hasn’t cleared up the controversy or confusion surrounding the hunt.
Last week, the Federal Subsistence Board voted to close Unit 23 to all but local caribou hunters. The closure will last for one year.
Moose and walrus and bears, oh my! Out in the country and along the beaches, wildlife are out in spades and a few safety tips can go a long way.
Population numbers are down, and state and federal restrictions are tight for fish and game in Alaska, which is posing a challenge to subsistence users.
Two seals recently harvested off Gambell were found coated with a dark oily substance. While the hunters on St. Lawrence Island believe it was oil on the animals’ coats, testing done by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has not confirmed that.
Nome residents and wildlife officials dispute who is responsible for coming up with a solution to the problem.
Managers for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have announced the closure of sockeye salmon fishing in the Nome sub-district.
If you’ve been having problems with all the musk ox near town, lately—you’re not alone.
Already facing herd declines of 13 percent annually, wildlife biologists say people getting too close to musk oxen put young and vulnerable calves in danger.
In Tuesday’s newscast: HB199, bill seeking to arm VPSO’s, is held after committee debate in legislature; State wildlife officials wondering whether warm temps will bring out…