Alaska Hunting News

McGrath Wolf Control Boundary Expanded
The Department of Fish and Game is expanding the boundaries of a wolf control program near McGrath in Unit 19D East from about 1,728 square miles to 3,588 square miles.
Moose Rebuilding Program Includes Wolf Control
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game will begin efforts to rebuild moose populations by issuing permits to the public to use airplanes this winter to reduce the number of wolves in areas around McGrath and Glennallen.
Drive Against Bear Baiting Begins in Maine and Alaska
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest anti-hunting organization, has begun circulating petitions and spreading anti-hunting rhetoric in an effort to ban bear hunting with bait, dogs, or traps in Maine and Alaska.
McGrath Experimental Field Work Finished
Department of Fish and Game biologists wrapped up efforts to move bears out of an Experimental Micro-Management Area (EMMA) surrounding McGrath on Saturday. Efforts now will concentrate on learning how many moose calves survive and on whether any of the displaced bears return to the EMMA this summer. These efforts are being done to help restore moose harvest opportunities near McGrath.
Concerns Rise Over Central Kuskokwim Moose Population
A group charged with developing ideas to solve the problem of low moose numbers in the Central Kuskokwim area is turning to the public for reactions to their preliminary ideas. Despite the attention focused on the McGrath area of Unit 19D, members of the Central Kuskokwim Moose Planning Committee have agreed that the situation further downriver in Units 19A & B is just as bad or worse, and there are more people who depend on moose for subsistence and other uses.
Predation Control Efforts Underway Near McGrath
Efforts by Division of Wildlife Conservation staff, in coordination with local residents, to alleviate predation on moose calves in Game Management Unit 19D near McGrath, are in progress.