Hunting

The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
                                 The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Prince of Wales wolf hunt numbers set

Once feared endangered, wolf numbers on fourth-largest U.S. island have rebounded.

 

Two mountain goats browse along the hillside near Nugget Falls on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mountain goats still recovering from harsh winters in the 2000s

Hunting on the Blackerby Ridge area closed Wednesday after one male goat was harvested. Local mountain goat populations are increasing, but still haven’t climbed back… Continue reading

 

A black bear near Steep Creek on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)

Trapper’s wolf snare kills second bear this summer

For the second time this summer, wolf snares set by a Juneau hunter killed a black bear.

A black bear near Steep Creek on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)
California resident Cody Lee glasses the alpine for blacktail deer the evening before Opening Day near Ketchikan. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

I Went To The Woods: Mountain madness

As I was leaning against a tree wondering how squirrel tastes since no deer were stepping in front of me, I wondered if I really… Continue reading

California resident Cody Lee glasses the alpine for blacktail deer the evening before Opening Day near Ketchikan. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)
A Sitka black-tailed deer munches on dandelions along the Glacier Highway Bypass on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Experts expect plentiful deer season

Deer hunting season starts today, and biologists are projecting it to be another busy one. Ryan Scott, the regional supervisor for the Alaska Department of… Continue reading

A Sitka black-tailed deer munches on dandelions along the Glacier Highway Bypass on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A brown bear on the trail at Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Aug. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Comment period on controversial hunting rule changes extended

The National Park Service has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in National… Continue reading

A brown bear on the trail at Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Aug. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Board of Game upholds restriction on sheep spotting by plane

Using an airplane to spot Dall sheep while hunting will stay illegal in the state for now. The Board of Game on Tuesday reaffirmed its… Continue reading