The 2013 duck stamp features a photo of Pacific white-fronted geese taken by Anchorage photographer Donna Dewhurst during spring migration in the Mat-Su Valley. Three populations of Greater white-fronted geese occur in Alaska. Those breeding on the Arctic Coastal Plain and Interior Alaska are part of the Mid-continent population whose breeding range extends eastward to Hudson Bay in Canada. The Mid-continent birds winter in the lower Mississippi River Valley, southern Texas, and northern Mexico. Current population estimates exceed 700,000 birds. Numbers have been steadily increasing on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska where over 200,000 geese may occur. Pacific White-fronts breed in western Alaska, primarily the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and winter in California. Current population estimates exceed 600,000 birds, well above management objectives. Numbers have been increasing since the 1980’s. The Tule White-fronted Goose, by far the smallest of the 3 populations with perhaps only 12,000 birds, nests primarily in the lower Susitna River Valley and marshes of Upper Cook Inlet. Tule’s, identified by their larger size, richer brown coloration on the head and neck, and less speckling on the belly, winter in California. Populations of Tule’s are low, but stable.
Also new to the 2013 duck stamp is the HIP Certification number printed on the right side of the stamp. In past years this number was found on the back of the stamp.
State of Alaska Waterfowl/Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
2013-2014 Alaska Shooting Hours (Starting on page 15)
More Hunting Information can be found on the
Hunting Resources Alaska page.
For a complete list of results, follow the link below;
Thank you to all of the Competitors, Judges, and volunteers who make these events possible!
July 13, 2013- Test Results
June 22, 2013- Test Results
August NAHRA Field Test
August 10-11, 2013 Boyd’s Farm Palmer, Alaska
The Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association (MSGDA) will be hosting a licensed NAHRA Hunting Retriever Field Test on Saturday August 10, and Sunday August 11 at Boyd’s Potato Farm. (directions on page 2). The NAHRA Field Test will be double events during the weekend with a Started, Hunter, Intermediate, and Senior test on both Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying dogs and their owners will be awarded an official NAHRA rosette and accompanying band. There will be a potluck barbecue following the events on Saturday.Attached, you will find MSGDA’s August NAHRA Field Test premium.
This will be MSGDA’s last event of 2013. We hope to see you all in August.
PLEASE NOTE: THE EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE DISCOUNT! All entries received before August 6th will receive a $10 discount!
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