Public petitions, which were sent to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner and the state Board of Game respectively, are just the latest move in a long-fought battle over wolf hunts in the Stampede Corridor, an area in GMU20 just east of the park’s boundary. Wolf hunting in the area is scheduled to begin Aug. 10 and trapping is set to open Nov. 1.

The Chitina Subdistrict of the Copper River personal-use dip net salmon fishery will open from 12:01 a.m. Monday through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31, according to an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The fishery is open continuously by regulation from Sept. 1-30.

Fans of the Anchorage-based hunting rights activist John Sturgeon are invited to attend a “Thanks a Million” event following his victory in the Sturgeon v. Frost U.S. Supreme Court case. The event, tickets for which cost $50, is a fundraiser to help provide financial support for Sturgeon’s l…

Hiking Mount Prindle in a day is challenging. It’s long — about 17 miles round-trip — with nearly 4,000 feet of elevation gain. The long ridge portion of the hike has several tricky boulder sections with random loose rocks. Some parts require dancing around wet spots. It’s a tough hike to keep up your pace.

Based on early season reports, it looks like the Chitina personal use fishery will be off to a better start than last year, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Somerville reported in an email sent to the Chitina Dipnetters Association this week.

An arctic fox on St. Paul Island. Photo by Ned Rozell