Species Management Report, ADF&G/DWC/SMR-2015-4
Caribou management report of survey-inventory activities
1 July 2012–30 June 2014
Patricia Harper and Laura A. McCarthy, editors
Many of the activities referenced in this report were funded in part by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, Grants W-33-11 and W-33-12, Project 3.0.
Species management reports provide information about species that are hunted or trapped and management actions, goals, and recommendations for those species. Detailed information is prepared for each species every two or three years, depending on the species, by the area management biologists for game management units in their areas. Reports are not produced for species that are not managed for hunting or trapping or for areas where there is no current or anticipated activity. The individual unit reports are compiled in this statewide report. Unit reports are reviewed and approved for publication by regional management coordinators.Any information taken from this report should be cited with credit given to authors and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Authors are identified at the end of each unit section.
Product names used in this publication are included for completeness but do not constitute product endorsement.
This caribou management report will be published in stages as chapters become available.
- Full Report — All Units / Chapters (PDF 8,724 kB)
- Chapter 1: Kenai Mountains, Kenai Lowlands, Killey River, and Fox River Herds — Units 7 and 15 (PDF 190 kB)
- Chapter 2: Kodiak and Adjacent Islands — Unit 8 (PDF 461 kB)
- Chapter 3: Mulchatna Caribou Herds — Units 9B, 17, 18 south, 19A and 19B (Drainages into northern Bristol Bay and Kuskokwim River) (PDF 214 kB)
- Chapter 4: Northern Alaska Peninsula Caribou Herd — Units 9C and 9E (PDF 242 kB)
- Chapter 5: Southern Alaska Peninsula Caribou Herd — Unit 9D (PDF 145 kB)
- Chapter 6: Unimak Caribou Herd — Unit 10 (Unimak Island) (PDF 318 kB)
- Chapter 7: Chisana Caribou Herd — Unit 12 and adjacent Yukon, Canada (Upper Chisana and White River drainages in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in southeastern Unit 12 and adjacent Yukon, Canada) (PDF 268 kB)
- Chapter 8: Macomb Caribou Herd — portions of Units 12 and 20D (Eastern Alaska Range between Delta River and Yerrick Creek south of the Alaska Highway) (PDF 164 kB)
- Chapter 9: Nelchina Caribou Herd — Units 13 and 14B (Nelchina Basin) (PDF 167 kB)
- Chapter 10: Beaver Mountains, Big River-Farewell, Rainy Pass, Sunshine Mountains, and Tonzona Caribou Herds — Units 19, 21A and 21E (Drainages of the Kuskokwim River upstream from the village of Lower Kalskag; Yukon River drainage from Paimiut upstream to, but not including, the Blackburn Creek drainage; the Innoko River drainage) (PDF 136 kB)
- Chapter 11: Delta Caribou Herd (including Yanert) — Unit 20A (Central Alaska Range and Tanana Flats) (PDF 157 kB)
- Chapter 12: Fortymile Caribou Herd — Units 20B, 20C, 20D, 20E, 25C and adjacent Yukon Territory (Charley, Fortymile, Salcha, Goodpaster, and Ladue Rivers, and Birch and Shaw Creek drainages between the Tanana River and the south bank of the Yukon River; and up to 130 miles into the Yukon, Canada) (PDF 416 kB)
- Chapter 13: Galena Mountain, Ray Mountains, Wolf Mountain, and Hodzana Hills Caribou Herds — Units 20F, 21B, 21C, 21D, 24A, 24B, and 25D (Galena Mountain, Kokrines Hills, Hodzana Hills, and Ray Mountains) (PDF 157 kB)
- Chapter 14: Western Arctic Caribou Herd — Units 21D, 22A, 22B, 23, 24, and 26A (Northwest Alaska) (PDF 8,845 kB)
- Chapter 15: Porcupine Caribou Herd — Units 25A, 25B, 25D, and 26C (Eastern portions of the Arctic Slope, Brooks Range, and northeastern Interior Alaska) (PDF 227 kB)
- Chapter 16: White Mountains Caribou Herd — portions of Units 25C, 20B, and 20F (White Mountains area north of Fairbanks) (PDF 185 kB)
- Chapter 17: Teshekpuk Lake Caribou Herd — Unit 26A (Western North Slope) (PDF 1,380 kB)
- Chapter 18: Central Arctic Caribou Herd — Units 26B and 26C (Central Arctic Slope and Brooks Range) (PDF 939 kB)