Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve News
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Wrangell-St. Elias Announced Plans for Winter Federal Subsistence Moose Hunt in a Portion of Unit 11
November 1, 2021 | 9:03 am
Plans for the winter federal subsistence hunt for moose in a portion of Unit 11 were announced on November 1 by Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Superintendent Ben Bobowski, the designated federal manager for the hunt. For the 2021-22 hunt, the harvest quota is 7 bull moose. The hunt will open on November 20 and close on January 20 or earlier if the quota has been reached. Hunters are asked to report back within three days of harvesting an animal or at the end of the season if unsuccessful. For recorded information about the status of the hunt, hunters can call 822-7203.
Wrangell-St. Elias NPP is Seeking Candidates for Subsistence Resource Commission
October 4, 2021 | 2:28 pm
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is accepting applications through December 20, 2021, for seats on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC). The SRC provides a venue for local subsistence users to provide input into the management of subsistence resources in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It was established under the provisions of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and charged with recommending a program for subsistence hunting in the park.
Wrangell-St. Elias Subsistence Resource Commission Announces October 5-6 Meeting
September 17, 2021 | 8:39 am
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet by teleconference on Tuesday, October 5, and Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.
Hunter Mauled by a Bear in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
September 8, 2021 | 7:58 pm
September 8th, 2021, 39-year-old Jason Long from Eagle River, AK was mauled by a grizzly bear in an unnamed drainage adjacent to the Chisana River in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Kennecott Concentration Mill Building Renovations Completed
September 7, 2021 | 7:26 am
Phase III renovations to the historic 14-story Kennecott Concentration Mill building in the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark (NHL) in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve were completed this summer.
Body of Missing Hunter Found in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
August 22, 2021 | 10:43 am
On August 21st, the body of missing hunter, David White, was found alongside Jacksina Creek in the northern part of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Search Underway for Missing Hunter in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
August 20, 2021 | 12:57 pm
A search is currently underway for a hunter reported missing on August 19th, 2021 after he did not check in by InReach during a hunting trip in the Jacksina/Canyon Creek area of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Asks for Vigilance with Campfires
August 9, 2021 | 2:03 pm
Park officials have found multiple abandoned campfires that had the potential to escape and ignite a wildfire. Although we have seen moisture scatter across the Park, we are still in fire season and should plan accordingly to ensure campfires are put out properly.
Plans Announced for 2021 Federal Subsistence Hunt of Chisana Caribou Herd
July 22, 2021 | 9:00 am
Consistent with the cooperative management plan for the herd, the harvest quota will be 7 bull caribou. The hunt will open on August 10 and close on September 30 or when the quota has been reached. Hunters are asked to report back within three days of harvesting an animal or at the end of the season if unsuccessful. The hunt area is Federal public lands in Unit 12 that lie east of the Nabesna River and Glacier and south of the Winter Trail running southeast from Pickerel Lake to the Canadian border.
Federal subsistence hunting permits available starting July 26
July 16, 2021 | 10:38 am
Federal subsistence registration permits for permit hunts in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve will be available starting Monday, July 26. Permits will be available for moose hunts in Unit 11 and a portion of Unit 12, a goat hunt in Unit 11, and sheep hunts for people 60 years of age or older in Units 11 and 12.