The Delta Junction bison hunt usually extends from October to March, but the state limited this year’s season to just two weeks.
Sockeye salmon made up about two-thirds of the state’s total value this year, mostly due to the record-breaking Bristol Bay fishery.
The study used about 40 years of state harvest data to analyze the efficacy of using wolf and bear reduction to increase moose hunter success.
Southeast fishermen harvested more than 80% of the king salmon statewide this year.
Caribou and reindeer populations have been declining around the circumpolar north.
Prince of Wales Island trapper argue that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been mismanaging the wolf population for years, and are putting the interests of small environmental groups above local voices.
For years, populations of Sitka black-tail deer have slumped, leaving residents without a staple source of protein. A three-day summit held in Craig last month prompted lengthy discussions about the problem.
For the first time ever, the Bering Sea snow crab fishery will not open for the upcoming season. The Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will also be closed this year — for a second year in a row.
A bear near the airport keeps flipping dumpsters to get trash.
Subsistence fishermen will no longer be allowed to fish with gillnets, fish wheels, beach seines, or dipnets from the mouth upstream to the headwaters.