Nushagak Peninsula

USFWS/Andy Aderman

Lichens are a critical food source for the caribou herd that lives on the Nushagak PeninsulaBut as the caribou thrive, they are depleting the photosynthetic composites they depend on.  

Courtesy of Fish & Wildlife

Federal and state hunts for the Nushagak Peninsula caribou herd opened Monday.

Aderman/U.S. Fish & Wildlife

A growing herd of about 1400 caribou on the Nushagak Peninsula has prompted proposals to increase bag limit and season length and to allow same-day airborne take.

Nushagak Caribou Hunt Hindered by Low Snow

Mar 3, 2015
Courtesy of Fish & Wildlife

With just one caribou reported so far, the winter's harvest will likely fall short of the season's 250-animal quota.

With a month left in the season, the Nushagak Peninsula caribou herd will likely go mostly un-hunted this winter. Listen to the story here: 

The winter caribou hunt on the Nushagak Peninsula began on December 1st. Togiak Refuge wildlife biologist Andy Aderman said hunters have reported just one caribou from the season. People traditionally access the peninsula by snow machine, he said.