Hunting season for wolves extended

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game wishes to inform hunters that the hunting season for wolves has been extended until May 31 in Unit 1(A), Unit 1(B) (the portion south of Bradfield Canal and the east fork of the Bradfield River) and Unit 3.

Due to concerns over low deer numbers in the affected areas, the Alaska Board of Game adopted a proposal in fall 2010 to extend the wolf hunting season in Unit 1(A), Unit 1(B) (the portion south of Bradfield Canal and the east fork of the Bradfield River) and Unit 3 by one-month. As a result, the wolf hunting season will remain open in the aforementioned areas until May 31. The extended wolf hunting season is intended to aid recovery of deer populations depressed by a combination of a series of consecutive hard winters and predation by wolves.

The one-month extension of the wolf hunting season in the affected areas will afford hunters the opportunity to harvest wolves they encounter while spring bear hunting.

In addition to a valid Alaska hunting license, nonresident hunters must obtain a $30 metal locking tag prior to harvesting a wolf. Resident hunters need possess only a valid Alaska hunting license. The bag limit for resident and nonresident hunters is five wolves.

For additional information contact the ADF&G Petersburg Area Office at 772-5228.


Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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