The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge announced last week that the Nushagak Peninsula federal subsistence caribou hunt will close when 218 caribou are taken, rather than the original maximum harvest limit of 300. So far, 23 caribou have been reported harvest.
Etsy says it’s moving away from local and national laws — such as the U.S. Endangered Species Act — and toward international standards. But that means it’s excluding items made by Alaska Native artists that might use walrus ivory or certain animal pelts.
A wildlife survey that happens annually in the Haines area, hasn’t taken place this year – at least not yet. Lack of snowfall in the Chilkat Valley is preventing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from conducting an aerial moose survey.
A disturbing video of people seemingly driving into deer on purpose and laughing about it has gone viral around Petersburg. The video is taken from inside the vehicle and shows the vehicle approaching and then hitting two deer with a third one further up the road.