Youth Shooting Sports Program
The Youth Shooting Sports Program is a joint effort of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Hunter Heritage Foundation. It began in 1998 and was initiated in response to a decline in the number of youth and young adults participating in hunting and the shooting sports.
The program has flourished ever since its introduction. To find out more or become involved, contact the Youth Shooting Sports Program,
907-267-2236 or 267-2241 or go to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntered.youth .
Alaska Hunter Clinics
The Alaska Hunter Clinics began in 1995 and is a joint effort between the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Hunter Heritage Foundation. The Hunter Clinic series offers Alaskan hunters the opportunity to gain new hunting skills or sharpen existing skills. Clinic topics are selected by Alaska’s hunters and have included bear, caribou, moose, sheep, and deer hunting. The most requested topics are field care of big game, survival for hunters, navigation, calling big game, wilderness medicine, rifle marksmanship, and shotgunning skills.
For more information, contact 1-800-478-HUNT (4868), or write to:
Alaska Hunter Clinic Survey
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518-1599
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Becoming an Outdoor Woman
The Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) program is a workshop focused on learning outdoor skills – skills usually associated with hunting and fishing and camping, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older and is for you if…
- – you have never tried outdoor activities…
- – you are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills…
- – you would like to try different outdoor activities…
- – you are looking for the camaraderie of outdoor folks…
The Alaska BOW Program is administered by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. To find out more, contact Cathie Harms at ADF&G by calling (907) 459-7231 or go to
Our History Project
The Oral History Project got started in 1996 when wolf trapper Paul Kirsteatter spoke at the Alaska Trapper’s Association monthly meeting. Paul regaled the audience with tales of trapping in the eastern Interior back in the 1940’s & 50’s. The program was so popular that it has been continued on an annual basis. The Oral History Project was born.
The Oral History Project seeks to document Alaska’s rich hunting and trapping heritage by interviewing those who know it best: long-time Alaskans who have spent their lives living from the land. The interviews are documented, stored, and excerpted on tapes for general listening. The project recently obtained digital capability that will lead to compact discs.
Since most “old-timers” couldn’t come to Fairbanks to be interviewed, it took the financial support of the Hunter Heritage Foundation of Alaska to bring the project to them.
ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT
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