It’s spring, and many people are busy collecting eggs and greens to fill next winter's larders with a taste of spring. KYUK’s Johanna Eurich speaks with Lou Adams in Platinum to find out what she has been out gathering.
Spring bird hunting is a tradition in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, but this year it began very early and had a very different look.
“It’s weird that spring bird hunting can occur via boat instead of snowmachine or ATV on the tundra, which is somewhat novel," said Bryan Daniels, waterfowl biologist with the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
Daniels says that this is the earliest waterfowl nesting year ever. Locals can start gathering eggs a week after the birds arrive and nest, which is something that usually doesn’t happen until the end of May.