Alaska Outdoor Digest

The source for important, timely news on hunting, fishing and the outdoors in Alaska.

BOG begins deliberations, okays antler change;  sheep, kinship, plane, cat proposals on tap
Alaska’s Board of Game started deliberations Monday afternoon on the first of 69 proposals to change statewide hunting and wildlife-related regulations. The board acted on the first five proposals Monday: Rejected Proposal 1 to change the definition of “take” of a game animal, to clarify that “take” means kill... Read more
Board of Game hearing passionate sheep, cat testimony
The Alaska Board of Game meeting in Anchorage this week is drawing surprising testimony on sheep and cats. That’s domestic sheep, and the risk of disease from a domestic animal reaching and ultimately wiping out Alaska’s Dall sheep and mountain goat populations. And feral cats, which despite long being... Read more
Sportsmen’s Rondy provides game, fish updates
Anchorage area hunters and fishermen will have a rare opportunity Saturday to hear from many of the conservation organizations defending sportsmen’s rights in Alaska. The Sportsmen’s Rendezvous, themed “Preserving Our Heritage,” is a joint effort of seven organizations that share common vision, but have seldom met with the public... Read more
SCI meeting on Sportsman issues
The Alaska Chapter of Safari Club International will be holding a special members meeting in November that will also be open to non-members and will feature a number of statewide conservation experts talking on a variety of issues.    The November 11 event includes lunch and runs 10 a.m.... Read more
Board of Game to consider flying, sheep, kinship rules
The Alaska Board of Game will hold a statewide meeting in Anchorage Nov. 10-17 to consider sweeping changes proposed in a variety of hunting regulations. The proposed changes cover 79 pages but include proposals to change how and when Dall sheep can be taken, rules on hunting the same... Read more
Fish, Game Advisory Committees this month
The Anchorage Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 24th  at the William Hernandez Fish Hatchery, located at 941 Reeve Blvd   at 6:30 pm.  Agenda will include finalizing BOG Statewide proposal recommendations.  For more information contact Frank Neumann at 529-0892. The Homer Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet... Read more
And the Winner is…?

And the Winner is…?

Hunting September 25, 2017

What do Alaskans choose as their favorite firearm? Trying to answer that question for some down-South friends (and looking for an interesting debate), I conducted an informal poll of more than 100 Alaska hunters.  All are readers of and most have vast experience hunting in Alaska. The question... Read more
What are the best guns for Alaska?
Okay, is there a better way to start an argument than to ask a bunch of Alaskans to pick their favorite Anything? But especially what’s the best gun to have in your hands in the Great Land. We all have our biases, driven by experience, tradition or what happens... Read more
Right bull, wrong place

Right bull, wrong place

Hunting September 16, 2017

By Lee Leschper You can count on it. You’ve hiked, packed, floated, driven all over Alaska…and never found a legal moose.  Maybe been teased by a sublegal bull or two, or seen big racks in other trucks passing you on the highway. Maybe even helped a buddy pack out... Read more
Nelchina caribou season extended
Alaska Fish and Game has announced an extension on the popular Nelchina caribou hunt: “September hunting seasons for Nelchina caribou in Game Management Unit 13 have been extended by emergency order. Scheduled by regulation to end September 20, the early fall season for caribou hunts RC566, CC001, and DC485... Read more