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Killer bear dead

The bear that killed 16-year-old runner Patrick “Jack” Cooper is believed to be among one of four bears the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shot and killed in the Chugach Mountains southeast of Anchorage on Tuesday evening. 459 more words


Bear mauls three

A chance and yet predictable encounter between a grizzly bear sow and a group of young Alaskans along the edge of the state’s largest urban area sent three juveniles to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. 984 more words


So many kings

With the commercial catch of king salmon off the mouth of the Copper River steadily growing, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has gone all in on the idea that a… 612 more words


Yes or no, fish or go

News analysis

Fisheries biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are today wrestling with a major dilemma.

Months ago, long-time Cordova biologist Steve Moffitt forecast a frighteningly low return of king salmon to the Copper River, one of the 49th state’s most prized fisheries. 1,598 more words


When moose attack

Only four days after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued a warning to residents of Alaska’s largest city to be on the look out for aggressively protective mother moose, an Eagle River woman is reported to be in the intensive-care unit of an Alaska hospital after being moose stomped. 643 more words


Hatchery plan stalls

A Homer, Alaska area salmon hatchery caught operating without a federal Clean Water Act permit won’t be moving its operations to Kachemak Bay anytime soon. 1,232 more words