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Hatchery king release proposed for Frederick Sound near Petersburg

A plan aimed at establishing a hatchery king salmon return to Frederick Sound near Petersburg is gathering local support. Proponents gave presentations during Monday’s City Council meeting and Saturday’s meeting of the Petersburg’s Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

King Salmon, KFSK file photo

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Hunters break moose harvest record

A legal moose harvested this year lays in the back of a truck. Photo courtesy of ADF&G
A total of 112 moose were harvested in the local hunt near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake despite a below average harvest on the Stikine River. more