Happy Memorial Day. It’s a big sports holiday for me – my hockey team opens the Stanley Cup Final and my basketball team rallied to get to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals – but I’ll take some time to reflect about those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On … Read more Remembering Our Fallen Heroes
Our correspondent Scott Haugen filed this report for Outdoor Life on what could be a record-setting brown bear. Here’s Scott with more: Friday the 13th. If you’re superstitious, you likely wouldn’t spend that day perched atop the tundra in Alaska, bowhunting brown bear. But that’s exactly where Chris Stewart was on May 13, 2016. Stewart has always … Read more Is This Bear A New Record?
Good read in the Alaska Dispatch News, as the Copper River’s sockeye season last week started with kind of a thud: The first opener produced a catch of 25,000 sockeye and about 1,500 kings. “It was pretty slow to start. Small fish, not too many of them,” said Kelsey Appleton with Cordova District Fishermen United. Weights recorded … Read more Size Matters For Smallish Salmon Numbers
This story was originally written as part of the May 2015 issue of Alaska Sporting Journal. Perfect Capper To Back-To-Back Dall Sheep Hunts? Pursuing Caribou, Of Course BY BJORN DIHLE I’ve been obsessed with caribou and the tundra, mountains and forests they inhabit for as long as I can remember. The origin of the word “caribou” comes from … Read more ‘A Few Hours Of Pain’
Photo by Paul Atkins The U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Subsistence Management Program sent out the following press release that will surely not be a popular decision with sport hunters in Northwest Alaska. Here’s the full release: The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) has approved Temporary Special Action WSA16-01, … Read more Feds Announce A Caribou Hunt Shutdown In NW Alaska
The following was originally featured in the February 2016 issue of Alaska Sporting Journal. A Ketchikan Deer Hunter’s Harrowing Fall From A Cliff BY JEFF LUND Once a tooth fragment falls out of the hole in his gums, doctors can take the next step. But it will take some time until oral surgeons are able to drill … Read more School Of Hard Knocks
This may be one of the easiest way to start a fire. The guy from Stephenson Prepper uses cotton ball, petrolium jelly and a flint with a scraper. You don’t need to have the same bracelet as with flint/scraper as shown in the video. Video Transcription: [Speaker]: Today Im’ma be showing you a little video … Read more Survival: Easy Way to Start a Fire
The following interview appears in the May issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY CHRIS COCOLES It was a classic mentor/rookie moment for Sean Dwyer. In the dangerous world of commercial crab fishing off the coast of Alaska, Dwyer’s debut as a fishing vessel skipper couldn’t have been more pressure-packed. The cameras of Discovery … Read more A Rookie Skipper Takes On The Bering Sea