Around The Refuge

2019 Federal caribou hunt for Unit 9C remainder

May 22, 2019 Caribou - Bob Dreeszen

The announced season will run from Aug. 10 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 1 – Feb. 29 for unit 9C remainder. Eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246-3339.

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2019 Federal caribou hunt for Unit 9E

May 22, 2019 Caribou

The announced season will run from Aug. 10 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 1 – Apr. 30 for unit 9E. Federally eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246- 3339.

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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

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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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