Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
July 2019

New Deer in Alaska
Mule and White-tailed Deer Colonizing new areas

By Riley Woodford

The big buck posed beside the road at the edge of the trees. I slowed as I drove past and took a good look - it was a mule deer, the larger cousin to the familiar Sitka black-tailed deer. I was outside of Carcross, British Columbia, on my way to Skagway, and this was my first realization that mule deer were just across the border from Alaska.

Alaska hunters will discover a new page in the 2019-2020 hunting regulations (“Deer in Alaska” p. 28), which describes mule deer and white-tailed ...   New Deer in Alaska Article Continued

Making Your Hunt Count
How harvest reporting supports wildlife

By Heather Jameson

Information from harvest reports provide biologists and wildlife managers with valuable information to help understand if game populations are increasing, decreasing or staying the same. When harvest reports are submitted, they provide a crucial step in the management process. Hunters are the only source of information on where and when harvests happen. The process of harvest reporting demonstrates the collaborative investment and management role hunters have for Alaska’s game species and ...   Harvest Reporting Article Continued