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Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
March 2006

Round Island Wildlife Viewing Permits Available

By Staff
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Round Island, part of the Walrus Islands, a protected wildlife sanctuary in the Bering Sea. Although most walrus follow the retreating pack ice north in the spring, some male walrus spend the summer on Round Island west of Dillingham.

Wildlife viewing permit applications are now available on-line for the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuaries at www.wildlife.alaska.gov.

On-line applications to visit Round Island, within the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary, and to view walruses are now available and require a user fee of $50. Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Diane Okonek, the manager of Round Island, encourages Alaska’s residents and visitors to take advantage of our own world-class wildlife viewing destinations.

In addition to viewing walrus, Round Island also offers outstanding bird watching opportunities.

Applications and additional permit information may be found at the ADF&G web site at www.wildlife.alaska.gov.

For more information on Round Island, call Eunice Dyasuk at the Dillingham office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at (907) 842-5925.


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