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Public hearing regarding the proposed 2017-2018 Federal subsistence caribou hunt season for units 9C remainder and 9E.

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The manager of Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuges, as the Federal in-season manager, will conduct a public hearing, on 18 April, 2018 at 7:00 PM, 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. 28 for unit 9C remainder and from Aug. 10 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 1 – Apr. 30 for unit 9E. The public hearing will take place at the Alaska Peninsula/Becharof National Wildlife Refuges office in King Salmon, Alaska. You may also provide input by calling into the public hearing (phone number: 866-735-4240 – participant passcode 76911132).

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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

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Our education programs travel to the village schools of the Alaska Peninsula! Find out more about the hands-on, science-based, high-quality programs we offer...

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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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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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