The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System announces the release of Request for Proposals and Prospectus for a commercial big game guiding permit within the Alaska Maritime, Arctic, Becharof, Kenai, Koyukuk, Nowitna, and Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuges, for permit term beginning in 2026. For more information visit Announcing Prospectus and Request Proposals for Big Game Guiding Special Use Permits.
We are using radio telemetry to help understand the migration of Kenai River Coho Salmon. Tagged Cohos will have a yellow floy tag on the top base of their dorsal fin. The radio tag is located internally. Please contact Ken Gates with the following if you catch a tagged Coho Salmon: Radio tag code/BI/frequency (MHz); floy tag #; date/location caught, and your name (optional). Thank you!
Our field office is located in Soldotna, just down the road from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Headquarters.