Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
June 2010

Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery
Open for Business

By Jeff Milton

The Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery (RBSFH) located near the Carlson Center in Fairbanks will begin operation with the arrival of rainbow trout from the Fort Richardson Hatchery. Chinook, coho and char eggs will follow throughout the summer and fall with fingerling sized rainbow trout being stocking in August of this year and the first catchable sized (8-10 inch) fish being stocked in late May and early June of 2012. King and coho salmon along with grayling and lake trout eggs will come from wild ...   New Hatchery ArticleContinued

Becoming an Outdoors Woman
In Southeast Alaska

By Riley Woodford

Running a chainsaw, driving a skiff and butchering a deer are no longer intimidating or mysterious tasks for a number of women in Southeast Alaska. About 60 women participated in the Becoming an Outdoors Woman weekend workshop in late May, learning a variety of outdoors skills.

“I went from fearful to confident,” said one participant in the chainsaw class. Decked out in chaps, a hardhat, gloves, hearing and eye protection, women warmed up with a small saw and quickly moved to a large chainsaw, ...   SE BOW ArticleContinued

The Way We Hunt
Itnuavva Anuniaguurugut

By Meghan Nedwick

The Way We Hunt, a new hunting knowledge class for youth in Northwest Alaska was offered this spring at Kotzebue Middle High School. The class marks a stronger educational effort by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in Northwest Alaska to convey subsistence traditions and state laws regarding legal harvest and salvage of Alaska's fish and wildlife.

The Way We Hunt, “Itnuavva Anuniaguurugut,” was taught cooperatively by representatives from Maniilaq's traditional food program, ...   The Way We Hunt ArticleContinued