- Pamphlet: 144 pages
- Publisher: Outdoors America Communications (March 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965635503
- ISBN-13: 978-0965635509
- Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
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The Outdoors Alaska Directory of Hunting and Fishing Pamphlet – March, 1997
From the Publisher
Editor David M. Johnson retired from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with more than 20 years of service throughout Alaska. He says that he often wanted to be able to provide anglers and hunters with the kind of information that this directory contains. We believe it will be a real help for out-of-state anglers and hunters, and Alaskans as well.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
From "Alaska Hunting" section: I am deeply grateful for my Alaska hunting experiences: moose in the foothills amid the colors, sounds and smells of fall; caribou on mountain ridgetops, deer in the coastal rainforest, waterfowl on the flats....and more. If you dream of hunting Alaska, don't miss it. Even if your hunt is unsuccessful in terms of taking game, you will have some powerful memories of hunting Alaska's wilderness.
But be sure your expectations of Alaska hunting are realistic. There is not game behind every bush in Alaska. Regulations and land ownership are complex in some areas. Highway vehicles are rarely a great way to get to hunting areas. Even the very act of hunting here can be hazardous because of dangerous game, early winter weather, and distance from help.
But don't let that stop you!
Here's the good news: hunting can be spectacularly good in Alaska. Some caribou herds number in the hundreds of thousands and contain impressively large animals. Moose populations are dense in some areas. Moose racks larger than 70 inches are not unheard of. Coastal Alaska habitats produce large numbers of brown and black bears. Dall sheep or goats populate most mountain ranges. Yes, it can be very good.
Alaska hunting can best be described by regions. Southeast Alaska's geography and climate are good habitat for a variety of big game. Sitka black-tailed deer are found throughout the region, but in best numbers on the "ABC islands" - Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof. The ABC's are also the home of the largest populations of brown bears in the region. Black bears are particularly abundant on Prince of Wales and some other islands in the southern portion of the region. Goats are indigenous to the coast mountains and transplanted to Baranof Island. A late 1980's transplant brought elk to Southeast, and they are now becoming numerous enough for a limited hunting season. Moose are not numerous in Southeast Alaska, although reasonable populations are found on the Yakutat Forelands, in the Haines area, and smaller populations near Juneau, Petersburg and Ketchikan. Wolves are found throughout Southeast Alaska except on the ABC islands.
For more Southeast Alaska information contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, PO Box 240020, Douglas, AK 99824-0020. Tel. (907) 465-4265, FAX: (907) 465-4272. www page: http://www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/FISH.GAME/wildlife/region1/rgn1home.htm
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