The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Juneau) — A population survey conducted earlier this summer places the Western Arctic caribou herd at 201,000 animals, indicating the herd’s recent rate of decline has eased greatly. “The results of this photocensus imply that the population has continued to … Read more ADFG: Western Arctic Caribou Herd Decline Leveling
The following appears in the August issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY DENNIS MUSGRAVES My pace was quick walking down the steep gravel path from the parking area. I was anxious to see how many people were out fishing the afternoon high tide and wondering if my favorite spot on the boulder-ridden oceanfront would already … Read more Silver Streak In Valdez
The following press release is courtesy of Wildlife Forever: Brooklyn Center, MN – For years, static signs posted at entry points and boat ramps have educated people on laws, rules and regulations. Rightfully so, to protect natural resources, but a new mobile app developed by Wildlife Forever and the Clean Drain Dry Initiative, works to … Read more Clean Drain Dry App Strives To Prevent Invasive Species
The following appears in the August issue of Alaska Sporting Journal BY KRYSTIN AND BIXLER MCCLURE As we pulled into the next cove in Prince William Sound, we watched as small fishing boats jigged and trolled furiously forsilvers. Word on the street was that the salmon fishing was slow around the sound. The fish had … Read more RINGING THE VICTORY BELL
And a happy 100th birthday to the @NatlParkService!! So honored that @hitRECord got to partner w/ them to celebrate the festivities. #NPS100 — Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) August 25, 2016 The great Joseph Gordon-Levitt has it down! Today marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (and if you haven’t seen Ken Burns’ documentary … Read more Happy 100, National Park Service!
A cool story from the Peninsula Clarion on two pink salmon state records being set – in the same day! Here’s reporter Elizabeth Earl with more: After 42 years, the Alaska state record for a sport-caught pink salmon was broken — twice. Thomas Salas hauled a monster pink salmon out of the Kenai River near Big … Read more Alaska’s Pink Salmon Record Shattered Times Two
The following appears in the August issue of Alaska Sporting Journal BY JEFF LUND I’m not one of those dudes who have been hunting for 30 years. I don’t have a ring of racks in my garage or an elegant mount in my living room. I don’t have epic stories of 400-yard shots. My hunting … Read more The Dos And Donts Of Deer Season Prep Work
A conversation with Shannon Randall of Kodiak’s Afognak Wilderness Lodge. Tell us about the property the lodge sits on? Afognak Wilderness Lodge was built and is operated by our pioneering Randall family. It is located in the heart of a coastal state park with a wide variety and abundance of land/marine wildlife, plus outstanding fresh- and … Read more Fantastic Hunting At Kodiak’s Afognak Wilderness Lodge