In our February issue of Alaska Sporting Journal, look for a story on charter boat captains working together to in a program known as Every Halibut Counts, which strives to ensure safe and proper releasing of halibut amid tight Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations in terms of slot size. Also in the news … Read more Solving A Halibut Issue
Editor’s note: The following story ran in the January, 2015 issue of Alaska Sporting Journal. By Chris Cocoles Photos courtesy of Matt Carle, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Icon Sports Media You can take a young man out of Alaska, send him zigzagging across the Lower 48 starting at the age of 16, and … Read more Alaskan’s Journey From Anchorage To NHL
The 2015 Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show is now accepting vendor applications for its 10th Annual Show, happening March 27-29, 2015 at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla, Alaska. As the first outdoor sports show of the year in Alaska, the show annually attracts 5,000-6,000 customers who shop and talk with 100 vendors over the three day event. … Read more Mat-Su Outsoorsman Show’s Vendor Applications
Happy 2015 everyone! This is the start of my second full calendar year here at ASJ, so I hope the ride continues to be (mostly) smooth as we attempt to bring a taste of Alaskan adventure. Our January issue is now available, and in the next couple weeks we’ll tease a little more on … Read more New Year, But An Old Obsession
Whenever December rolls around and you’re watching a college football bowl game or even broadcasts of It’s A Wonderful Life, you see that iconic Budweiser commercial. Even for a California native, moments like this scream out how Christmas should be: snow covering the ground amid twinkling lights and a pastoral scene. So this wherever you’re … Read more Merry Christmas From Alaska Sporting Journal
Photo by Yukon National Wildlife Refuge As our Northwest Sportsman editor du jour Andy Walgamott pointed out, birds in Washington and Oregon have been diagnosed as carrying avian flu and for hunters there to err on the side of caution when it comes to handling birds. Alaska Department of Fish and Game sent out a … Read more Avian Flu Discovered In Wild Birds Shouldn’t Affect Alaska Hunts
We’ve been on deadline for the last few days, so apologies for just getting to this, but President Obama announced Bristol Bay, which has been in the news from an environmental standpoint for a while now, will be spared of any oil and gas drilling, but what this means for the proposed Pebble Mine? From Seattlepi.com: … Read more Bristol Bay Spared From Oil, But What About Mining?