Getting Your Moose

A moose hunt, while extremely exciting, can also be one of the most difficult hunts to undertake. Moose hunting takes a lot of patience on the hunter’s behalf, because these animals have the capability to cover a lot of territory and do so very quickly. Even though there are some things that are clearly out…

The Tools for Meat & Trophy Care

Before setting out on your Alaskan hunting trip, make sure you have all of your gear in check and have the necessary equipment to pack up your meat and get your trophy out of the woods. With Michael Strahan’s video “Float Hunter’s Handbook: Tools for Meat and Trophy Care” really goes into detail about all of…

Everything to Know about Alaska Fly-In Hunting

Fly-in hunting in Alaska is a great way to catch some big game, but there are things you need to know before you begin your trip. There are two kinds of fly-in hunting: unguided and guided. In order to qualify for an unguided trip, you must be either a resident of Alaska or a nonresident…

3 Worst Hunting Offenses to Avoid

Hunting has a set of unspoken rules and customs that all hunters should follow, not just for the sake of the sport, but for the sake of all who enjoy being out in the wild. A break in hunting etiquette is best understood as a transgression against another hunter in which the transgressor gains an…

The Life of the Inuit

The Inuit- translating directly as “The People”- are found throughout Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Russia, with a population of 160,000. They have a unique culture, a profound respect for nature, and a significant history dating back thousands of years. The typical Inuit culture was a hunter-gatherer society that belonged to all people and animals equally….

The Journey for Alaska Chinook Salmon

From freshwaters to commercial harvest There’s a reason why the Chinook salmon is the most coveted of the five Pacific salmon species. It’s a sturdy fish that has an astonishingly intricate mechanism of navigation, making it possible for them to swim through freshwater and marine environments. They are also a popular game fish and a…

3 Things to Do in the Hunting Off-Season

Around this time of year, all the big game seasons have come to an end, which probably means you’re bored and anxiously counting down the days until the next season. It’s easy to be frustrated and completely forget about hunting during this time, but you can get prepared for the next season by taking advantage…

Five Salmon Family Challenge

This five salmon family certificate program brings awareness to the families that fish by documenting their Pacific salmon catches. In order to be certified in this curriculum, all participants must comply with the ADF&G sport fishing requirements. This means that all fish must be legally caught in Alaskan waters that are open to the public….

Big Wildfire: Affects On Moose Population

A recent large fire, named the Funny River fire, inside Alaska’s Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has wildlife biologists curious about the moose population in the area. Fires can promote new growth of brush that is a good food source for moose. However, some fire and wildlife officials suspect the fire, which burned hot and moved…

Why Alaska’s Wildlife is Important for the Economy

Many people are attracted to Alaska’s gorgeous scenery and diverse wildlife. In fact, most Alaskan’s note the significance influence of this wildlife as their reason for living here. Now there is one more reason to embrace the natural wildlife that Alaska has to offer. Based on a two year project created by the Division of…