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Northern pike are voracious predators of juvenile salmon and trout. This pike was from Alexander Creek, a tributary of the Susitna River. (Photo by Dave Rutz)

Refuge Notebook: Eradicating an invasive predator from the Kenai Peninsula

Loons calling through the morning mist … the cry of an eagle perched overhead… rainbow trout leaping from the water, and your children's smiles as they reel one in.

by Kristine Dunker and Robert Massengill

An Outdoor View: The tackle box

Author's note: I offer the following to put you in the mood for Hanukkah, Christmas, Festivus or whatever celebration gives you warm feelings and urges you to eat, drink and give to excess.
Les Palmer

Refuge Notebook: Camouflage depends on the background

Throughout fall and early winter, a short-tailed weasel has been making my afternoon schedule more interesting. As I wait for my son to finish his day at elementary school, I have lucky days where I see the weasel working the edges of the...
Dawn Robin Magness

An Outdoor View: Rounding up

In the dying throes of the 18th century, the French came up with a decimal-based way to measure stuff, the "metric" system.
Les Palmer

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