Caribou

Courtesy of Fish & Wildlife

Federal and state hunts for the Nushagak Peninsula caribou herd opened Monday.

Nushagak Caribou Hunt Hindered by Low Snow

Mar 3, 2015
Courtesy of Fish & Wildlife

With just one caribou reported so far, the winter's harvest will likely fall short of the season's 250-animal quota.

With a month left in the season, the Nushagak Peninsula caribou herd will likely go mostly un-hunted this winter. Listen to the story here: 

The winter caribou hunt on the Nushagak Peninsula began on December 1st. Togiak Refuge wildlife biologist Andy Aderman said hunters have reported just one caribou from the season. People traditionally access the peninsula by snow machine, he said.

Study Suggests Climate Change May Reduce Caribou Habitat

Jul 28, 2014
Dean Biggins, US FIsh and Wildlife Service

Wildfires and the caribou population are the subject of a new study released by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the US Geological Survey.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the data and its implications.