The Mulchatna Caribou Herd is half the size it was three years ago. The herd has dropped from over 27,000 caribou in 2016 to 13,500 caribou in 2019, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates. To help conserve the herd, state and federal managers have tightened hunting regulations, restricting the bag limit to one caribou. In Game Unit 18, on federal lands, that caribou must be a bull, and the hunt is limited to federally qualified local subsistence users. KYUK hosted a call-in show on Nov. 19 to discuss these regulatory changes, answer questions, and hear from local users about what they've learned about caribou.
- Kenton Moos: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mulchatna Caribou Herd In-Season Manager, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Acting Director
- Alissa Nadine Rogers: Federal Subsistence Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Advisory Council Chair
- Ray Born: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Acting Director
- Aaron Moses: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Subsistence Resource Specialist
- Peter Atchak: Co-Host, Yup'ik Translator
- Anna Rose MacArthur: Co-Host, KYUK News Director