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Stories related to subsistence/commercial/sport hunting, fishing, gathering activities.

It Began With A Fish

Nov 10, 2016
Dean Swope / KYUK

It was a fish that sent anthropologist Paula Schiefer to Alaska. Now she's on her way back to the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, to write about her findings after spending the last six months studying the relationship between people and salmon on the Kuskokwim River. Schiefer told KYUK’s Adrian Wagner that the beginning of her journey can be traced to something that happened in Europe a few years back.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Caribou hunters in the YK Delta's Unit 18 can now fill both of their caribou tags with bulls at any time during the season. Managers say that this was done to simplify things for hunters, and because of the improving caribou population. 


Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Two fishery proposals passed and two proposals failed at the Lower Kuskokwim Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting Friday. The group consists of representatives from the lower Kuskokwim communities from the river’s mouth northeast to Tuluksak. The advisory group's work then goes to the state Board of Fish for a final decision.


Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim Fish and Game Advisory Committee gathered in Bethel Thursday to vote on proposals regulating game hunting in Units 18, 19, and 21. The group voted on 14 proposals, passing half and opposing the rest. Here are the committee's votes on proposals affecting Unit 18.


Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

One after the other, the Central Bering Sea Fish and Game Advisory Committee shot down fisheries proposals at its meeting Wednesday in Bethel. The group consists of coastal representatives from Chevak south to Platinum who make recommendations on proposals submitted to the Alaska Board of Fish each year.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

On Tuesday representatives from coastal communities from Chevak to Platinum gathered in Bethel to vote on subsistence and hunting proposals affecting Unit 18. The Central Bering Sea Fish and Game Advisory Committee passed five game proposals, shot down three others, and will vote on fisheries proposals Wednesday.


Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet next week to discuss proposals affecting the Yukon and Kuskokwim River salmon fisheries.

High Waters Bring Hard Choices For Salmon Managment

Sep 21, 2016
Janessa Esquible / ONC

High water levels made it difficult for federal and state managers to count salmon all across the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta this year, which can have real effects on salmon management in the area. Aaron Webber, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says that high waters can bring more uncertainty to a job that already has plenty of it.

ADF&G / Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The state managed permit moose-hunting season in the portion of Unit 18 on the lower Kuskokwim was closed to moose hunting as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 5. The federally managed side of the season is still open.

ADF&G / Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The state managed permit moose-hunting season in the portion of Unit 18 on the lower Kuskokwim will close to moose hunting effective 11:59 pm Monday.

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