Island Point Lodge Offers Petersburg Guests A Family Atmosphere

An interview with Frank Stelmach, owner of Island Point Lodge in Petersburg (800-352-4522; islandpointlodge.com) Alaska Sporting Journal How did you get involved in the business? FRANK STELMACH In 1982, my son and I, along with four other friends, decided to go to Alaska for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip. We continued to go to Alaska every year … Read more Island Point Lodge Offers Petersburg Guests A Family Atmosphere

Alaska Man Stunned By Polar Bear He Killed Far From Animals’ Range

Polar bears’ Alaska range is rather limited, according to this Alaska Department of Fish and Game map: Conservation group Polar Bears International says the bears do have a tendency to leave their habitat: “Scientists believe that most polar bears limit travel to home ranges of a few hundred miles. However, they know of one satellite-tracked female … Read more Alaska Man Stunned By Polar Bear He Killed Far From Animals’ Range

USE OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ON DNA IN SALMON MONITORING COULD RESULT IN SAVINGS FOR STATE

  The following press release is courtesy of the University of Alaska Southeast: JUNEAU — Each year wild salmon return to the streams in which they were born to spawn and die. Salmon fishery managers must ensure that adequate numbers of fish return each year to spawn and produce offspring for future harvest.  It is … Read more USE OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ON DNA IN SALMON MONITORING COULD RESULT IN SAVINGS FOR STATE

Alaska Guide Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Herding Bears For Clients

Apologies for not sharing this news sooner, but earlier this month a Fairbanks hunting guide pleaded guilty to charges he tried to herd bears closer to his clients on remote Alaska hunts. Among the man’s sentence was forfeiting his master guide’s license for life: Here’s more from the Associated Press: Brian Simpson of Fairbanks, operating … Read more Alaska Guide Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Herding Bears For Clients

Study: Alaska Mismanaging Predator Control

A new study from Oregon State University suggests Alaska’s wildlife officials are mismanaging programs to control predators such as bears and wolves. Here’s a little more from Oregon TV station KTVZ:  “Gray wolves, brown bears and black bears are managed in most of Alaska in ways designed to significantly lower their numbers,” said study co-author William … Read more Study: Alaska Mismanaging Predator Control

Moose/Car Collisions More Common In Alaska In Winter

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Statewide) — Motorists are urged to use extra caution this time of year when traveling roadways in Southcentral, Interior, and other regions where moose are common. Long nights and short, often dimly lit winter days make the animals especially difficult to … Read more Moose/Car Collisions More Common In Alaska In Winter

Rachel Baker Named ADFG Deputy Commissioner

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Anchorage) — Acting Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang today announced that long-time Alaska fisheries analyst Rachel S. Baker will join the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) as deputy commissioner beginning Feb. 1. Also joining the department is Rachel Hanke who started … Read more Rachel Baker Named ADFG Deputy Commissioner