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Lady Baltimore, seen here, was injured by gunfire in 2006 and rescued by the Juneau Raptor Center. The Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information on the shooter of another bald eagle, found on Dec. 22, which had to be euthanized due to its injuries. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Raptor Center)

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of bald eagle

The otherwise healthy, adult bird had to be euthanized for its injuries.

 

Lynx trapping remains closed

Lynx trapping will stay closed this year on the Kenai Peninsula as the wild cats and the prey they depend on move through a low… Continue reading

 

Lynx trapping remains closed

Lynx trapping will stay closed this year on the Kenai Peninsula as the wild cats and the prey they depend on move through a low… Continue reading

 

Movi found in Alaska caribou, moose

A harmful pathogen previously known only in goats and sheep has been found in healthy Alaskan moose and caribou. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, commonly known as Movi,… Continue reading

A young dall sheep scales the rockface along the Seward Highway near Girdwood in March. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bacteria found in wild sheep, goats

A strain of bacteria known to cause respiratory issues in Lower 48 bighorn sheep has been detected in Alaska, and on the Kenai Peninsula, for… Continue reading

A young dall sheep scales the rockface along the Seward Highway near Girdwood in March. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
A herd of Dall sheep graze on the side of one of the peaks in the Mystery Hills above the Skyline Trail in September 2017 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Board of Game takes no action on permit requirement for domestic sheep, goats

Owners of domestic sheep and goats won’t have to get permits for their animals for now, though members of the state Board of Game urged… Continue reading

A herd of Dall sheep graze on the side of one of the peaks in the Mystery Hills above the Skyline Trail in September 2017 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
A young goat explores the land at Karluk Acres in Kenai on July 12. The Office of the State Veterinarian is looking for owners of sheep and goats to take part in a study on the prevalence of a pneumonia inducing bacterium in Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

State vet asking for goats and sheep for study

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect the correct name of the bacterium and the correct sponsor of the study. The Office of the… Continue reading

A young goat explores the land at Karluk Acres in Kenai on July 12. The Office of the State Veterinarian is looking for owners of sheep and goats to take part in a study on the prevalence of a pneumonia inducing bacterium in Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)