Returns for furs aren’t what they used to be, and fewer trappers are in the backcountry. But despite that, columnist John Schandelmeier says it’s “not an archaic enterprise headed for the scrap heap.”
For those of us who live our comfortable lives, it’s easy to forget the conditions that people experiencing homelessness deal with during the winter months.
Though the odds are slim on many of the hunts, taking a shot at landing a permit can still be a worthwhile endeavor.
Alaska is a winter wonderland for those who are properly prepared. But it can be miserable, cold and dark for those who aren’t.
Outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier explains patience may just be the principal virtue when it comes to hunting, fishing and trapping.
It can provide a bridge for rural travel but can also be potentially risky to cross depending on conditions, according to columnist John Schandelmeier.
Each breed is different, and so is each dog. But some techniques are universal, according to columnist John Schandelmeier.
The birds are smart and attractive, but can also be a hazard for other avian species and the environment.
There are several species of woodpecker in the state, including migrating birds and year-round residents. They’re a valuable resource here, eating untold numbers of beetle larvae.
A part of the diet of humans and predators alike, there are changing dynamics to the moose population every season.
The final few wedges of the birds can be seen flying overhead as they depart the state.
When the federal season reopens in three weeks, snow and cold should accommodate snowmachine access and open up more country.
The Denali Highway is maintained until the end of September, but if there is snow on the ground, a good wind will shut things down at Milepost 7.
The mild temperatures may be a product of general climate change -- or an anomaly that may pass in a few years.
A new format with multiple rests makes the highway’s 135 miles a good place to train for the style of racing.