Sitka Blacktail Deer

  The Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) is native to the wet coastal rain forests of southeast Alaska and north-coastal British Columbia. Its range has also been expanded by transplants, and established populations now also exist near Yakutat, in Read More...

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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 Read More...

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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 Read More...

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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 Read More...

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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 Read More...

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Moose Hunt

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 Read More...

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Moose in the Far North

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 Nunamiut Eskimos (people of the tundra) Read More...

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Musk Ox for Dinner

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 offers a culinary sensation that is impossible to Read More...

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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 Read More...

Cold Weather Goats2021-02-10T10:19:10-08:00

One Day Dall for Dad

One Day Dall for Dad by Scott Haugen Dad's dream of hunting Dall sheep was finally under way, but we faced a major obstacle—we had only one day to hunt. Following a restless night, we were enthusiastic to start the Read More...

One Day Dall for Dad2021-02-10T10:21:19-08:00

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw by Ryan Schmidt Alaska, the Last Frontier—plenty of accessible game and thousands of miles to hunt. Well, this is what everyone that comes up to Alaska thinks, but it can be far from true. Alaska can Read More...

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