Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
November 2014

Kenai Moose and the Funny River Fire

By Riley Woodford

The Funny River Fire - Alaska’s biggest fire of the year - burned a huge swath of the Kenai Peninsula in the spring of 2014. Fish and Game is investigating how the fire may benefit moose in the area.

The Funny River Fire

More than 500 people were engaged in fighting the fire during the last weeks in May, as it burned through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and threatened the communities of Kasilof, Funny River and Sterling. Conditions were ideal for the ...   Kenai Moose & Fire Article Continued

Tugidak Clean-up
Bags 43 Tons of Debris

By Riley Woodford

Tugidak Island is one of the largest harbor seal haulouts in the world. About 10 miles south of Kodiak Island, it’s a state designated Critical Habitat Area. It’s also a trash attractor. Not litter, but marine debris - the flotsam and jetsam of shipping and commercial fishing. This summer, a team of more than 40 volunteers collected about 85,000 pounds of debris from the island’s beaches, everything from a wrecked boat to fish tote lids.

The Kodiak-based nonprofit Island ...   Tugidak Clean-up Article Continued

Big Game Drawing Hunt
Application Period Open

By Riley Woodford

Hunters have about a six-week window to apply for big game drawing hunts in Alaska. The application period runs Nov. 1 through 5 pm Dec. 15. Hunters are encouraged to apply early - hunters who wait until the last few days can expect delays due to the high volume of traffic on the website.

The 2015-2016 Alaska Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement is available online and paper copies are available at ADF&G offices and most license vendors.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding ...   Drawing Hunt Article Continued