Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Orphaned Bear Cubs Taken at Prudhoe Bay

Jul 1, 2020
ADF&G Wildlife Conservation - Interior and Eastern Arctic Alaska

The state is trying to find a home for two orphaned bear cubs on the North Slope. State northeast Alaska area biologist Elizabeth Lenart says the young

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The preseason outlook for Yukon River salmon anticipates a Chinook run similar to last year. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Yukon River area manager Holly Carroll says the run is predicted to


Apr 14, 2020

04-14-20 12:30 PM newscast

One sign of spring in Interior Alaska is the emergence of woodchucks from hibernation. While humans are justifiably focused on the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska’s animals are continuing about their normal seasonal business. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, for some that includes coming out of hibernation, despite a cold spring.


Mar 30, 2020

03-30-20 8:30 AM newscast

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Reports of mountain lions around Delta Junction have led members of a local trail-users group to post a sign on a popular trail advising users about the sightings. But none of the reports were backed-up by photos, tracks or other evidence. So for now, local Fish and Game experts remain skeptical that the big cats are roaming around Delta.


The state Fish and Game Department says tularemia is showing up early this year in snowshoe hares around the Interior and areas south of the Alaska Range. So a state veterinarian is warning people who own pets or livestock to watch out for the disease – and for predators that usually prey on the hares.

Marine Mammal Commission

For years the number of beluga whales in Cook Inlet has been on the decline. In 2008 they were put on the endangered species list. Recent research by a University of Alaska Fairbanks grad student has turned up a shift in diet in the Cook Inlet belugas that may help explain part of the decline. 

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Growth of the Forty Mile caribou herd in the eastern interior has prompted the state to open the winter hunting season Friday, 2 weeks earlier than normal. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The state Department of Fish and Game is warning pet owners in the Interior and southcentral Alaska about a recent spike in reports of tularemia – sometimes called “rabbit fever.” The disease is treatable, but it’s essential to get an animal to a veterinarian as soon as possible when they’re showing symptoms, like high fever.