The spring and summer subsistence harvest of migratory birds is open to permanent residents of communities included in a subsistence harvest area. Regulations are set through the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, and an annual regulations pamphlet can be found at: https://www.fws.gov/alaska/ambcc/Regulations.htm Subsistence Migratory Bird Harvest: Kodiak AreaFact SheetAll of the Kodiak Archipelago is included in a subsistence harvest area. This fact sheet gives an overview to subsistence migratory bird regulations in the Kodiak area.
Subsistence Harvest Information for Emperor GeeseEmperor geese are truly an Alaska bird! Ninety percent of the world's population nests in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and the birds are only found in Alaska and Siberia. Emperor geese winter in Kodiak, the Aleutian Islands, and the Alaska Peninsula.In 1987, hunting for emperor geese closed due to declining populations. Thanks to careful co-management over the past 30 years, emperor goose populations have recovered and will be open to harvest in 2017. Working together, we can continue to ensure their conservation success.
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Kodiak bears and Sitka black-tailed deer both eat fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), a wild herb that blooms with purple flowers in August.