mule deer

Tim Ellis/KUAC

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.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking for the public’s help in reporting sightings of mule deer around the Interior. The deer isn’t indigenous to Alaska, but Fish and Game experts believe the species has been slowly spreading into the Interior from the Yukon Territory. The experts are concerned they may be carrying a parasite that could devastate local moose populations.