Moose

  The moose (Alces alces) is the world's largest member of the deer family, and the Alaska subspecies (Alces alces gigas) is the largest of all the moose. In prime condition, a mature male might weigh from 1,200 to 1,600 pounds, with adult females weighing between 800 and 1,300 pounds. Read More...

Caribou

  Distributed across Alaska in 32 different herds, caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are the only member of the deer family (Cervidae) in which both sexes grow antlers. Antlers of adult bulls are large and massive, while those of adult cows are much shorter and are usually more slender and irregular. Adult Read More...

Black Bear

  The smallest of North America's bears (an average male weighs approximately 180 to 200 pounds in the spring), the black bear (Ursus americanus) occurs over most of the forested areas of the Alaska, though they are not found on the Seward Peninsula, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta or north of Read More...

Brown Bear

While formerly listed separately by taxonomists, Alaska's brown and grizzly bears are actually classified as a single species, Ursus arctos. That includes the famously oversized bruins of Kodiak Island, though these browns are now classified as a subspecies distinct from mainland bears, due to their genetic and physical isolation, as Read More...

Choosing the Right Upland Bird Dog for you

Choosing the Right Upland Bird Dog For You by Jim McCann I started out hunting ruffed grouse a very long time ago when I was just a kid, and I did it like most other hunters, without the aid of a bird dog. At the time I thought hunting grouse without Read More...

Hunting the Competition: Predators in Alaska

Hunting the Competition: Predators in Alaska by Steve Meyer The vapor trail from the 55-grain Nosler Varmint Ballistic Tip bullet was clearly visible in the dazzling light of a cold and clear February afternoon. The scope, turned down to 16X, and the mild kick of the .220 Swift made riding Read More...

Shotguns, Bows & Fool Hens

Shotguns, Bows & Fool Hens by E. Donnall Thomas Jr. Although the termination dust had yet to fall, it was the kind of September day that demands the acknowledgement of the seasons’ passage. Although fresh silvers were still entering the streams, the heart of the fishing season lay behind me. Read More...

Getting the Edge: How to Sharpen Your Knife

Getting the Edge: How to Sharpen your Knives by Tom Claycomb In hunting camps all across Alaska, an old-timer is relegated the task of honing everyone’s knife by the light of an old Coleman lantern. All outdoorsmen use a knife, and yet, how to obtain a good edge is a mystery Read More...

Cold Weather Goats

Cold Weather Goats by Tony Russ TWENTY yards below me lay a nice billy. He had no inkling a bowhunter was above him with an arrow on the string. Not only was I poised above him, we were both on a relatively gradual, grassy slope. I had worked long and Read More...

Bowhunting the Bearded One

Bowhunting the Bearded One by Lon E. Lauber The deafening drone of the small aircraft made verbal communication difficult. I tapped the pilot on the shoulder and then pointed toward the two dark specks contrasting against the barren, winter wasteland below. The pilot maneuvered the plane’s yoke.  Instantly the Cessna Read More...