Scenes From Homer Winter King Derby

The Homer Winter King Salmon Derby is a  huge event in that corner of Alaska. The derby champion, Mike Olsen of Kodiak, won over $27,000 for his king that weighed 30 pounds, 4 ounces. Our correspondent, Dennis Musgraves, participated and provided us with a photo gallery of the action. All photos courtesy of Dennis Musgraves … Read more Scenes From Homer Winter King Derby

ASJ Cover Boy Defends Iditarod Title

Cover image courtesy of Albert Lewis, seespotrun.com This is shaping up to be a great week for Dallas Seavey. The cover subject of our March issue of Alaska Sporting Journal  just defended his 2014 Iditarod title with his third overall championship. Here’s some of the Associated Press report via ESPN: The Alaska musher crossed the … Read more ASJ Cover Boy Defends Iditarod Title

UAF Rifle Team Places Second in NCAA’s

  In this month’s issue of Alaska Sporting Journal we have a package on the University of Alaska Fairbanks rifle team, which has quietly been a dynasty with 10 national championships. The Nanooks were ranked second in the nation when they hosted the NCAA Championships last weekend in Fairbanks. UAF finished second to No. 1 … Read more UAF Rifle Team Places Second in NCAA’s

Alaskan Huntress Hillarie Putnam (Part II)

Here’s part II of our chat with Alaskan hunter and actress  Hillarie Putnam, currently available in the October issue of Alaska Sporting Journal:  By Chris Cocoles Hillarie Putnam knows she can hang with the guys and be just fine, thank you. The 26-year-old big-game hunter, actress and docu-series television star still doesn’t understand why women … Read more Alaskan Huntress Hillarie Putnam (Part II)

Casting And Blasting The Interior

Note: The following story appears in the September issue of Alaska Sporting Journal By Dennis Musgraves Alaska announces a “last call” for migrating salmon every season near summer’s end. Inevitably, the fish stop entering fresh water. It’s annoying for many sport fishermen, including this self-diagnosed fishaholic. I am among a group of relentless anglers who … Read more Casting And Blasting The Interior