In its second year, the contest allows a cub to advance into the main draw to compete against the fattest in the field.
The animal, believed to be a brown bear, has attacked at least eight chicken coops in the last week, a wildlife biologist said. The bear will likely be killed once it is found.
Climate change is causing ecosystem shifts, and the cascading effects impact animals and hunters.
Others in the party shot at the bear as it attacked and it left, a state biologist said. The injured hunter was treated at a hospital.
It’s not clear why the bear attacked, game officials say, but they’re not ruling out predatory behavior.
Prosecutors say Stephen Jeremy Hicks committed 21 illegal big-game guiding violations from 2015 to 2019.
A former Kotzebue math teacher hunted musk oxen and kept trophies while simultaneously claiming residency perks in Oklahoma.
Using traditional hunting knowledge and tools, North Slope whalers and scientists will soon be tagging bowhead whales in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas ― one example of a long-lasting collaboration between whalers and scientists.
Windy was the last member of a six-wolf pack adopted in 2006, and helped educate millions on lupine behavior and ways.
At Alaska’s Gulkana Hatchery, a few people raise a brood of up to 35 million red salmon each year and release them into the Gulkana River system.
The weekend shooting of the male brown bear by Sitka police was the first bear shooting this year in the Southeast Alaska community.
Brian Herbst, on vacation from the Lower 48, snapped a photo of a minke whale breaching out of the water — a relatively uncommon sight.
It was the fifth bear killed recently by wildlife officials at Centennial Park Campground.
It’s summer and some of Alaska’s most famous bears are back on camera.
A worker in Kantishna glimpsed the rare phenomenon in which hundreds of Alaska gnat snakeworm larvae formed a crawling column.
NOAA Fisheries estimates there are about 30 of the whales left after centuries of hunting, ship strikes and fishing gear entanglements have devastated the species.
The State of Alaska is asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the state to manage hunting methods on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, including allowing brown bear baiting.
Officials had already warned that areas near Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and Chugach State Park are heavily trafficked by bears.
Rivers and streams become “salmon tea” when carcasses of salmon enrich the waters.
Chemicals from fire retardants and other materials have accumulated in the bodies of seals, whales and other animals of the northern Bering Sea.
Volunteers at the Whittier Slug-Out learned about Alaska’s invasive species and helped mitigate European black slugs near a popular cove on Prince William Sound.
A pair of swans hatched at least eight cygnets this spring at Anchorage’s Potter Marsh.
The national park is starting a permit program for an off-trail area frequented by anglers, bear-viewing groups and photographers.