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Big Game

by JR Gates Alaskan hunters cherish the opportunity to carry on their hunting traditions and to put healthy food on the table. Our hunting and harvest opportunities are the main reason many of us choose to live in Alaska. At the same time, many nonresident hunters dream of an Alaskan big game hunt, and we […]

I did not know what I was doing. Having recently moved to Kodiak, Alaska I found myself on the side of a steep unnamed mountain, in soaking wet Carhartts toting a school bag for a hunting pack and a r

By Bjorn Dihle The origin of the word “caribou” comes from Newfoundland’s Micmac First Nation clan, the Yalipu. Yalipu roughly translates as “snow-shoveler”—caribou shovel through the

By Marcus Weiner Often overlooked in Alaska due to the presence of glamour animals such as moose, brown bear, Dall sheep, caribou and mountain goats, the Sitka blacktail deer offers a wide range of hu

It all started innocently enough. Three friends exploring the island for fish and game. Crazy Feet held two black bear tags, while Mac was focused on the Prince of Wales blacktail. Wally was there to catch coho, and couldn’t have cared less about the island’s game. As the week progressed Crazy Feet turned down several […]

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently concluded the second season of intensive predator control in a 534-square-mile area of Game Management Unit 19A. The program in the Sleetmut

I sat down to begin glassing a large muskeg bog. Through my ten-power binoculars I studied a big, black shadow between two spruce trees. For a brief instant I was scared a black bear was hunting this bog, too. Still looking at this dark shadow and trying to decide what it really was, it moved. […]

I’ve lived in Anaktuvuk Pass, AK, for 12 years and believe me, I have seen a lot. Anaktuvuk means  “caribou droppings” in the Native tongue. Clearly, there are a lot of caribou here. The Nunami

Why do many people enjoy eating exotic wild game? In today’s world of mass-produced food, where many domestic meats have little flavor but contain a variety of chemicals and hormones, wild game offe

Owners: Jim and Lori Kedrowski It might be commonly referred to as a “Man Cave,” but it’s definitely a family affair when the husband guides for Alaska Dall sheep, brown bear and moose on horseback for 60 days a year and the wife is a horse wrangler and caretaker for the horses 365 days a […]
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