Wildlife

Restrictions on bag limits and season length will start July 1 for both the Western Arctic and Teshekpuk herds, whose numbers are dropping. Restrictions will affect both resident and nonresident hunters.

Jillian Rogers
Among scores of bird and mammal species, there will be winners and losers as trees and shrubs expand northward and wildlife habitat transforms through the rest of the 21st century. Yereth Rosen
The first of 100 wood bison aimed at re-establishing a species that went extinct more than a century ago in Alaska were flown Sunday from a conservation center in Portage to a rural village.Dan Joling
Hunters in Northwest Alaska villages rocked by caribou declines successfully pressed the Alaska Board of Game for hunting restrictions to restore the state's largest herd of caribou. Zaz Hollander
U.S. Geological Survey researchers analyzing nearly 40 years of at-sea bird surveys in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea say seabird density has dropped about 2 percent annually since 1975. That translates into an overall decline in numbers and biomass of 50 percent or more through 2012.Dan Joling | Associated Press
Rep. Andy Josephson's bills would create a new management area near Denali National Park and Preserve where hunting and trapping wolves would be prohibited, and require that one member of the state Board of Game represent nonconsumptive uses, such as tourism, wildlife viewing or research.Associated Press
The cause of death likely was avian cholera, which can cause convulsions and erratic flight, and can even kill birds in midflight, wildlife officials say. The geese were headed to summer breeding grounds on Alaska's Arctic coast from winter habitat in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest.Associated Press
State Board of Game members decided they did not have the legal authority to vote on a proposal to allow people with disabilities the chance to hunt moose in a crowded Anchorage park.Sean Doogan
The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction.Dan Joling
The flies, similar in appearance to common house flies, have emerged in large numbers over the past month at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Yereth Rosen