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It’s spring in Alaska! We know this because it’s rainy and cold. We also know this because the bears are waking up and moose are having babies. Most wildlife encounters should be reported to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The best part is that you may easily do so online.
Here are examples of the types of encounters Fish and Game would like to know about:
Fish and Game’s website is www.adfg.alaska.gov. On the upper right-hand side you will see four options; click the button that says “report a wildlife encounter.”
Here are the situations wherein it’s appropriate to call APD:
Please do not report perfectly healthy wildlife who are blocking the roadways or your driveway. This is one of the cool quirks of living where we do. If your car is blocked in your driveway – make noise. This will generally encourage movement. Alaska is also one of the places where you can call your boss, tell him/her you’ll be late because a moose is taking a nap behind your car, and you’ll be believed.
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