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.
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