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2020 Events

Date Title Location Description
March 5 Wildlife Wednesdays: Discover Your Hay Flats Mat-Su NEW Location: Musk Ox Farm 12850 E. Archie Rd, Palmer, 7-8pm. Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats board members will share the past, present, and exciting future of the Hay Flats State Game Refuge. Discover our favorite viewing spots and learn more about the diverse creatures whose home we pass through on every trip to Anchorage!
Contact: info@muskoxfarm.org for more information.
March 17 Bear Awareness and Electric Fencing Workshop — CANCELED Kenai Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, 6pm–8:30pm. Led by experts from ADF&G, each workshop features an introductory segment on bear awareness, including managing bear attractants, a demonstration and discussion of bear resistant electric fencing, including how Defenders of Wildlife can help you pay for it, Q&A time, and Refreshments. For more information, contact Jen Christopherson at jchristopherson@defenders.org or 907-276-9420, or visit defenders.org/got-grizzlies.
March 18 Bear Awareness and Electric Fencing Workshop — CANCELED Soldotna Kenai River Center, 514 Funny River Road, 6pm–8:30pm. Led by experts from ADF&G, each workshop features an introductory segment on bear awareness, including managing bear attractants, a demonstration and discussion of bear resistant electric fencing, including how Defenders of Wildlife can help you pay for it, Q&A time, and Refreshments. For more information, contact Jen Christopherson at jchristopherson@defenders.org or 907-276-9420, or visit defenders.org/got-grizzlies.
March 19 Bear Awareness and Electric Fencing Workshop — CANCELED Seward Seward Community Library, 239 6th Avenue, 6pm–8pm. Led by experts from ADF&G, each workshop features an introductory segment on bear awareness, including managing bear attractants, a demonstration and discussion of bear resistant electric fencing, including how Defenders of Wildlife can help you pay for it, Q&A time, and Refreshments. For more information, contact Jen Christopherson at jchristopherson@defenders.org or 907-276-9420, or visit defenders.org/got-grizzlies.
March 28 Bear Awareness and Electric Fencing Workshop — CANCELED Dillingham Dillingham Middle School Gym, 2:30pm–5pm. It's no shocker — setting up an electric fence can help keep bears wild and our community safe. This workshop features a discussion on managing attractants, a demonstration of bear-resistant electric fencing, Q & A time, and refreshments! To register: sierra.doherty@alaska.gov or call 907-842-2334. Presented by ADF&G & Friends of Dillingham Landfill.
April 1 Wildlife Wednesdays: Ptarmigan — CANCELED Mat-Su Musk Ox Farm 12850 E. Archie Rd, Palmer, 7–8pm. Ptarmigan are notorious for their here-today, gone-tomorrow populations, pulsing between superabundance and virtual absence in just a few years. Poor reproduction, a cold wet spring, or high winter losses can cause drastic declines in abundance. Conversely, one or two good years might result in more ptarmigan than you could swing a shotgun at. Join Rick Merizon, Small Game Coordinator with ADF&G, as he shares information about the biology of willow and rock ptarmigan, and highlights current research projects that will help advise wise management of the species. Contact: info@muskoxfarm.org for more information.
TBA Archery 101 — Anchorage (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
TBA Archery 101 — Wasilla (Beyond Bow) Wasilla For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 8 Pike Fishing 101 — CANCELED (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
April 8 Bear Bait Certification Course (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

TBA Women's Shotgunning Series (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
TBA Handgun Course (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
TBA Women's Only Hunter Education SE (Beyond Bow) Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
TBA Fairbanks Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Fairbanks For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
TBA Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 2nd, Saturday 9am-5pm Beaver Skinning and Hide Prep (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 5-6, Tuesday & Wednesday 6pm-10pm Staying Safe in Bear Country (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 7 Map & Compass Course (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

May 8-10, Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday Southeast BOW Spring Workshop — CANCELED Juneau, Echo Ranch Camp For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 13 King Salmon Fishing 101 (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
May 15th-16th, Friday 6pm-10pm & Saturday 9am-7pm Handgun Course (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
June 10 Intro to Dipnetting (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
June 25–28 Backcountry Backpacking Trip (Beyond Bow) Hope, AK For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 8 Sockeye Salmon Fishing 101 (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
July 11th, Sunday 10am-7pm Big Game Hunting Rifle (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 16 Upland Bird Hunting (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

July 23 Sheep Hunting in Alaska (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

August 11th & 12th, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-9pm Shotgun 101 (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November—TBA Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.