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Attention Black Bear Baiters

During the November 2010 Alaska Board of Game meeting in Ketchikan, a regulation was adopted that requires that all black bear baiting permit holders provide GPS coordinates to the department for each bait site before a permit will be issued. In Units 1 – 5, a person may not establish…


Brown Bear Control Program Approved in Unit 16B

Juneau – On a split 4-3 vote today, the Board of Game approved a proposal to add an experimental brown bear removal to a portion of an existing predation control area in part of Unit 16B in southcentral Alaska. Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) staff plan to implement…


Alaska Unit 26B Grizzly Bear Registration Hunt Opens

Resident and nonresident hunters who want to take a grizzly bear in the central part of Unit 26B north of the Brooks Range this year need a registration permit. Registration permit RB989 is valid March 4-June 30, 2011, and registration permit RB988 is valid July 1-December 31, 2011. RB989 is…


Alaska Statewide Commercial Salmon Harvest Forecast for 2011

Juneau – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces that the statewide commercial salmon harvest for 2011 is forecast to total 203 million salmon of all species. This would be the fifth largest total harvest, and fourth highest pink salmon harvest, since Alaska became a state and took over…


Two Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Celebrate 100th Birthday

President Teddy Roosevelt recognized the national significance of Alaska?s abundant and unique bird life by designating the first National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska 100 years ago today, on February 27, 1909.  Portions of what are now the Alaska Maritime and Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuges were among the first of…


Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Grants to Protect Coastal Wetlands – Texas Is Recipient

H. Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced today that twenty-five conservation projects benefiting fish and wildlife on more than 13,543 acres of coastal habitat in twelve States will be funded with $20.1 million from 2009 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. Texas will receive a…


BLM Waives Recreation-related Fees for Veterans on Veterans Day

The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for veterans and military personnel, along with their families, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. BLM Director Jim Caswell, a Vietnam veteran, encouraged veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces to recreate on BLM-managed or other Federal lands on November…


Alaska Joins Cooperative Effort to Protect Nation’s Wildlife

On September 8, Alaska became the 30th state to join the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) in a cooperative effort to protect the nation’s wildlife resources. Founded in 1989 by charter states Colorado, Oregon and Nevada, the IWVC is a multi-state program that provides law enforcement agencies greater authority and…


Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Limit Reduced

The sockeye salmon bag and possession limit will be reduced to one fish upstream of the Kenai River sonar counter located at river mile 19, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, August 6. The Kenai River sonar counter is located approximately two river miles below the Sterling Highway Bridge crossing of the…


Amendment to the 2008 Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishery Schedule

The Chitina Subdistrict will remain closed until Thursday June 5 at 7:59 p.m. Fish passage past the Miles Lake sonar is sufficient to allow a personal use fishery opening during the week of June 2 – 8. The duration of this opening will be 72-hours from 8:00 p.m., June 5…