Welcome to the newest outdoor media in Alaska.
We are new on the scene, but building on over a half century of outdoor writing and publishing experience both in and beyond Alaska.
Because nobody else is doing it, well or at all. Traditional media never did a very good job covering outdoor news–remember the good old days of a weekly newspaper outdoor column or weekly radio show?
In Alaska, we are blessed with among the most and insanely complex wildlife management system in the universe. And a constitution that demands our wild resources be not just protected, but managed to sustain us body and soul.
In that setting, you and I as average fishermen, hunters and hands-on conservationists, can have an input. BUT ONLY IF WE SHOW UP.
You need look no further than the recent Board of Fish meetings setting Upper Cook Inlet salmon regulations to see this proven. The commercial fishing industry showed up in force, by the hundreds, to testify. And won major concessions for longer seasons, new fishing areas and in general a lot bigger share of those salmon for the next three years…including at least six distressed King and Coho salmon runs for both the Kenai and the MatSu Valley.
Sport fishermen, other than a determined and valiant effort from the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, were not there–even though it’s a public, webcast, open meeting in our largest city, Anchorage.
Many times board members, in voting to favor the commercial fishermen, said all the public comment they received was supporting their decision–because they did not hear from any sport fishermen!
We want you to have the chance to speak up, to influence important decisions like that.
We also want you to have the critical information you need to make the most of your time outdoors in Alaska–whether it’s winter kill updates on deer, or caribou herd migrations or salmon run status.
We aim to be mobile first, immediate and interesting, informative and accurate.
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