The new dates of this year’s Golden North Salmon Derby have been set: Aug. 23-25. An event organizer says the last time bad weather caused a postponement was its first year — in 1947.
“They are putting our employees at risk by shooting in blind areas,” mine spokesman Mike Satre said. The Alaska Board of Game will weigh the proposal at its January meeting in Petersburg.
Participants in this weekend’s Golden North Salmon Derby must return all king salmon to the ocean unharmed.