Hunting & Fishing

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

Middle Kuskokwim Ice Surveys Underway Ahead Of Plowing

Dec 14, 2016
Native Village of Napaimute

Communities along the Middle Kuskokwim are working together to establish a safe trail on the river ice, but it will be some time before a trail can be plowed through.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The University of Alaska Fairbanks published an article this month that says climate change is having a significant effect on subsistence and travel activities in Alaska. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

Bethel Search and Rescue says that some trails are now open for hunting or traveling, due to the recent chill, but warn that not all trails are ready for full-time traffic.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Governor Walker recently announced the appointment of three new members to the Lower Yukon Advisory Panel.

Francis Thompson of St. Mary's, Matilda Oktoyuk of Emmonak, and Raymond Oney of Alakanuk have been appointed to the advisory panel. They will work with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to represent the interests of their communities in the management of the Yukon salmon fishery. They also manage the Yukon River Salmon Restoration and Enhancement Fund.

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.