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Public hearing on May 15, 2019 regarding the proposed 2019-2020 Federal subsistence caribou hunt season for units 9C remainder and 9E

April 25, 2019 Port Heiden Caribou - cropped

The manager of Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuges, as the Federal in-season manager, will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed opening of a Federal subsistence caribou hunt season in units 9C remainder and 9E. The proposed season would run from Aug. 10 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 1 – Feb. 29 for unit 9C remainder and from Aug. 10 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 1 – Apr. 30 for unit 9E.

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Saturday, May 11th is World Migratory Bird Day

Young Birders in Naknek Alaska

Greetings fellow Birders! Saturday, May 11th is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). To join in on a morning of bird watching fun, meet at the US Fish and Wildlife Service office at 4 Bear Road at 8:30AM with binoculars, water, lunch, rain gear and mud boots (just in case!). We will form teams and go out birding together in memory of Rod Cyr.

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Emperor Goose - Spring/Summer Subsistence Harvest and 2018 Fall/Winter Harvest Information

Emperor Geese

A subsistence hunt for emperor geese is open to rural Alaskans living in subsistence eligible areas (April 2 through August 31). Emperor goose populations declined significantly in early 1980’s resulting in a closure of any hunting in 1987. Conservation efforts through co-management let the emperor goose population rebound allowing for legal hunting across Alaska beginning in 2017.

Click here for a Fact Sheet on Emperor Geese and hunt opportunities

Questions & Answers Cape Greig Haulout

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Question and answer document to provide information to the public about the Cape Greig Pacific walrus haulout which has recently formed.

Q & A with Map
What's Happening

Kanatak Trail Now a National Recreation Trail

Kanatak Trail, 1995

Visitors to Becharof National Wildlife Refuge can connect past and present on the Kanatak Trail, thanks to a partnership between USFWS and the Student Conservation Association, and a Recreational Trails grant administered by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

Kanatak Trail

About the Complex

Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Becharof National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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