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Photo by Denise Carroll
Thunder Mountain viewed through a winter wonderland on Nov. 26.

Wild Shots

Submit your wild shots: The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska's wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos to: Outdoors Editor, outdoors@juneauempire.com.

Halibut stock stable, flat harvest likely

ANCHORAGE - Stocks have stabilized and bycatch is as low as it's been since 1960, however the halibut quota for next year will edge down after being raised for the first time in years in 2016.
DJ SUMMERS

Pebble suits proceeding; DNR rebuts reclamation report

ANCHORAGE - Pebble Limited Partnership is asking for legal fees to wrap up one lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency and hopes to settle another out of court.
ELWOOD BREHMER

Off the Trails: November musings and mysteries

November brought many small delights and some puzzles along the trails.
MARY F. WILLSON

Wildlife Wednesdays: Beavers at Mendenhall

The Alaska Wildlife Alliance presents its speaker series, Wildlife Wednesdays, at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library from 7-8 p.m. on Dec. 7.
KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Glacier Bay National Park gets app

Glacier Bay National Park now has its own app.
KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Alaska Science Forum: State taking shape near Yakutat

The forces shaping Alaska never sleep, especially near Yakutat. I once visited the fishing town of about 800 people and many dogs.
NED ROZELL

Wisconsin hunter kills trophy eight-point ... doe?

GREEN BAY, Wis. - A Wisconsin hunter has killed an eight-point . doe? WLUK-TV reported that Wayne Douville was hunting near Abrams in northeastern Wisconsin on Monday when he shot and killed a 222-pound deer that had eight points on its...

Off the Trails: Flapping around in a super full moon

In mid November, the tide tables told us that there would be some big (over 20-foot) tides during the daylight hours. These were associated with a full moon, but not an ordinary full moon.
MARY F. WILLSON

Pennsylvania hunters can use semi-automatic weapons

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a bill into law that expands the list of firearms permitted for hunting in Pennsylvania to include semi-automatic rifles and handguns.

Wild Shots

Submit your wild shots: The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska's wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos to: Outdoors Editor, outdoors@juneauempire.com.

Alaska Science Forum: Bowhead whales may be world's oldest mammals

As biologist Craig George was helping Native whale hunter Billy Adams cut sections of blubber from a bowhead whale, he pressed his knife into an old scar in the whale's skin.
NED ROZELL

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

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