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Searching for things to do with the kids or events for families? Look no further! Want to learn a new outdoor skill or get certified before you go hunting? We’ve got you covered! Looking for continuing education credits or professional development workshops for teachers? We provide them!

Check our event listings and mark your calendar to join us.

Hunter Education Events

The Hunter Information & Training Program, (HIT) offers a variety of certification and training courses as well hunter informational clinics. These courses are taught by qualified volunteer instructors and ADF&G personnel throughout the state. They include certification classes in Basic Hunter Education, Bowhunting, Muzzleloader, and Bear Baiting. Clinics include reloading, bow tuning and meat care to name a few. The HIT Program also offers these courses and clinics via the Mobile Shooting Sports trailer that visits remote, road accessible communities throughout the year. For classes and clinics in your area please check out these links:

2014 Events

Date Title Location Description
October 28, 6pm Western Arctic Herd Community Caribou Meeting Ambler Ambler school multi-purpose room
October 29, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wedneday Lecture: Pacific Walrus Mat-Su The Biology, Ecology and Management of Pacific Walrus with James MacCracken, US Fish & Wildlife Service
This presentation will cover the management of Pacific walrus in the U.S. and Russia. Wildlife Wednesdays are free lectures sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and the U.S. Geological Survey to inform the community about Alaska's wildlife through current research, management practices, traditional knowledge and viewing opportunities. All lectures are held at the Mat-Su Community College.
 
October 29, 1pm Western Arctic Herd Community Caribou Meeting Shungnak Shungnak cook/coffee house
October 30, 7pm Western Arctic Herd Community Caribou Meeting Point Hope Point Hope City Building
November 1, 3pm – 6pm Freezer to Fork- Wild Game Cooking Juneau Experience the wilder side of cooking as you participate in this hands-on wild game cooking class with Chef Jeste Burton. Plan to eat what we cook. Class will be held at Thunder Mountain High School. Ages 10 to Adults. Youth under 18 years-old are FREE with each paying adult. Cost: $50 per adult. Pre-registration is required and some scholarships are available. For registration and scholarship forms see the Alaskans Afield page.
November 2, 2014 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education-FULL Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 6, 7pm – 9pm Sharing Juneau's Trails - Trapping Presentation Juneau Please join us at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for a community trapping presentation sponsored by the Alaska Trappers Association and Alaska Department of Fish and Game.  This presentation will include viewing the Sharing Alaska's Trails video, what to look for while using trails, trap examples, Q&A with local trappers, and learning how to release pets from traps.  For more information call 465-4265.
November 8, 1pm Western Arctic Herd Community Caribou Meeting Kobuk Kobuk school and annual IRA meeting
November 8-9, 2014 Beyond BOW Wilderness Remote First Aid & CPR/AED Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 12, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Brown Bear Diet Anchorage By controlling the diet of brown bears at the Alaska Zoo, researchers are hoping to better understand how different foods are incorporated in the tissues of a bear, and how roads or other human developments might affect how bears forage for food. Matt Rogers, with UAA, discusses a collaborative research project with the Alaska Zoo that combines field studies, controlled feeding and ecological modeling to better understand the foraging ecology of Alaskan brown bears through stable isotope analysis.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
November 13-19, 2014 Beyond BOW Raspberry Island Sea Duck & Deer Hunt Raspberry Island Near Kodiak For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 17, 7pm Mountain Goat Research in the Haines/Skagway Area Haines Join mountain goat biologist Kevin White and Area Management Biologist Stephanie Sell at the Chilkat Center Lobby to discuss on-going research being conducted in the Haines and Skagway area.
November 19, 7 – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture Beluga Whales Mat-Su Beluga Whales with Leslie Cornick of Alaska Pacific University. This presentation is part of the Wildlife Wednesday Lecture Series, sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and the U.S. Geological Survey to inform the community about Alaska's wildlife through current research, management practices, traditional knowledge and viewing opportunities. All lectures are held at the Mat-Su Community College.
November 19, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Polar Bears Mat-Su A presentation about polar bears with Todd Atwood, U.S. Geological Survey
Wildlife Wednesdays are free lectures sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and the U.S. Geological Survey to inform the community about Alaska's wildlife through current research, management practices, traditional knowledge and viewing opportunities. All lectures are held at the Mat-Su Community College.
November 22, 12 pm – 4 pm Thanksgiving for the Birds Fairbanks Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
November 30 - December 6, 2014 Beyond BOW Raspberry Island Sea Duck & Deer Hunt Raspberry Island Near Kodiak For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
December 5 – 6, Dec. 5, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm; Dec. 6, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Alaska’s Animals: The Stories Critter Cams Can Tell Anchorage This teacher workshop at the Alaska Zoo is geared for preschool and younger elementary grades, with a particular focus on the Anchorage School District’s First Grade Alaska Animals unit. Learn about Alaska Zoo and ADF&G educational resources, and how to use trail or critter cameras to teach students about wildlife, inquiry-based science and language arts. Cost is $74 for the UAA credit; $30 for the materials fee. Reserve your space by emailing elizabeth.manning@alaska.gov or calling 267-2168. Sponsored by ADF&G and the Alaska Zoo.
December 10, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: McNeil River Bear Viewing Anchorage Drew Hamilton, a field technician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, discusses insights about brown bear behavior and shares photography from his seasonal work guiding bear-viewing at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.
December 10, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture Caribou Mat-Su A presentation about Caribou by Nick Demma of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. Wildlife Wednesdays are free lectures sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and the U.S. Geological Survey to inform the community about Alaska's wildlife through current research, management practices, traditional knowledge and viewing opportunities. All lectures are held at the Mat-Su Community College.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.

2015 Events

Date Title Location Description
January 14, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Loons Anchorage Though rare compared to most waterbirds in Alaska, loons are aggressive rulers of tundra lakes, sometimes battling to the death. Joel Schmutz, with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center, shares research about the three Arctic species of loons in Alaska and how they differ in size, feeding strategy, abundance, and vulnerability to conservation threats.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
February 11, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Bats Anchorage The ecology of bats in Alaska is a mystery but biologists are beginning to shed light on the behaviors of this unique flying mammal. Join Marian Snively, Wildlife Diversity Program biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, to learn how new research and acoustic monitoring, combined with a decade of Citizen Science participation, are filling information gaps on bat distributions, roosting, migration and hibernation activities.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
March 11, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Bristle-thighed Curlew Anchorage Learn about Alaska’s rare shorebird and its connection to national wildlife refuges in Hawaii and the Pacific. Kristine Sowl, a wildlife biologist with the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, takes you on a journey to its remote western Alaska breeding grounds and winter home on the islands and atolls of the Pacific.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
April 8, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales in the Unimak Island Region Anchorage Most of the Eastern North Pacific gray whale population migrates through Unimak Pass, Alaska. Over 100 killer whales also arrive to intercept them with effects that ripple through the near-shore and terrestrial ecosystem. Craig Matkin, Executive Director for the North Gulf Oceanic Society, will discuss this interaction and how it affects the marine ecosystem.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.