Frank Ensminger, Alaskan Bronze Artist

Frank Entsminger, man of the outdoors, started his career as a taxidermist in high school. As a photographer, naturalist and hunting guide, his career has led him to become one of Alaska’s renowned wildlife bronze artists. Born and raised in Montana, Frank’s keen interest in the out-of-doors drew him to Alaska fresh out of high … Read more Frank Ensminger, Alaskan Bronze Artist

Pebble Mine Fight Building; Comments Due, Frontline Episode Next Week

You have through this weekend to comment on an assessment of Alaska’s wild, salmon-rich Bristol Bay that says the watershed could be harmed by mines such as the proposed gash in the earth known as Pebble. Sorry, a little bit biased on this one. Comment deadline is Monday, July 23. To file yours, go here. … Read more Pebble Mine Fight Building; Comments Due, Frontline Episode Next Week

EPA: Potential ‘Adverse Impacts’ On Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery With Pebble Mine; Comment Period On Draft Study Open Into July

The report concludes that there is potential for certain activities associated with large-scale mining to have adverse impacts on the productivity and sustainability of the salmon fishery in the watershed. Potential impacts could include loss of habitat used for salmon spawning and rearing.

Prime Time For Face Time At Sportsmen’s Shows

Lessons on picking Alaska guides from someone left for a week in the wild by ‘an unscrupulous pilot.’ QUESTIONS TO ASK, THINGS TO CONSIDER By Tom Reale Even if you’ve got friends or relatives living in Alaska, and even if they’re avid hunters and/or fisherpersons, nobody knows everything there is to know about all the … Read more Prime Time For Face Time At Sportsmen’s Shows

Alaska Salmon 2011: Not Too Shabby

The 2011 salmon sportfishing season was the usual mixed bag of ups, downs, missed predictions, surprises for biologists, and just general chaos. However, there were more than a few bright spots in the season, and very few total washouts.

In Southeast, salmon fishing for kings and silvers was pretty much in line with projections, with pink salmon being the biggest shortfall. However, since pinks are rarely targeted by sportfishers, this was mostly a commercial fishing problem.