Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
Trapping in Alaska
The cold, dark heart of winter in Alaska is the trappers' time. Their observations and experiences provide remarkable insight into wildlife in Alaska.
Every year the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gathers comments and information from trappers and publishes an annual summary of trapping in Alaska. It's called the Trapper Questionnaire, but it's really the results of a questionnaire completed by trappers. It details trapping methods, trap lines, trapping effort, animals targeted, and ... Trapping in Alaska ArticleContinued
Eagle Flight and Other Myths
Eagles Don’t Eat Children or Pets
Every few years a story makes the rounds about a bald eagle carrying off a dog or trying to snatch someone's cat. Biologists who study birds of prey and folks who live around eagles have seen plenty snatching and carrying – as well as swooping and swimming – and they offered insights into what eagles really can and cannot do.
Bald eagles are strong, aggressive birds but like everything that flies they are governed by aerodynamics. The wings of an eagle need to support the eight to 12-pound ... Eagle Myths & Fact ArticleContinued
Ask a Wildlife Biologist
Elk on Kodiak Island
Larry Van Daele, Fish and Game's Kodiak Area Wildlife Biologist
Question from Steve Steffensen, teacher, Kodiak
Q) On the Kodiak Archipelago there are several healthy elk herds. Could you tell my 5th and 6th grade class at Kodiak Christian School if there are any "verified" reports of elk on Kodiak Island proper?
A) Prior to the early 1900s there were only six land mammals on the islands of the Kodiak archipelago (tundra vole, short-tailed weasel, little brown ... Elk on Kodiak Island ArticleContinued
This recipe was created during the 25 years I lived in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and relies heavily on canned goods. Sometimes I'll substitute fresh or frozen for canned ingredients or include corn or leftover steak (my wife Karla likes to add garbanzo beans), depending on what's on hand and how much room's in the crock pot.
2 pounds ground caribou (or other wild game)
1 chopped onion
4 lg. cloves of garlic, diced
2 lg. can kidney beans, drained
1 can olives (whole or ... Caribou Chili ArticleContinued