Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44DELTA JUNCTION GUIDE 11 The Delta Junction area is home to a va- riety of game for the hunter and photogra- pher. From the lowlands near the Tanana River to the high alpine meadows of the Alaska Range visitors and residents alike can find wildlife memories to last a lifetime. Most popular locally is moose hunting. Closed to hunting altogether because of low populations many years ago the Delta area moose population is now booming. Over 100 moose are harvested annually in Game Management Unit 20D in which Delta Junc- tion lies. The largest numbers of moose are found on the western end of the subunit. Successful hunters use boats ATV motorcy- cles aircraft four-wheel-drive rigs and even farm tractors. A portion of this area is closed to moose hunting. The Delta Junction Management Area is closed except for a limited num- ber of permits to prevent an overharvest of bulls in the immediate Delta area. Consult the Alaska hunting regulations for exact boundaries. The regulations are available from license vendors in the Delta area or from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on line. Sheep hunting is an important out- door activity for many Alaskans. It is a bit more difficult for visitors however because Alaska law requires that nonresidents be accompanied by a registered guide Alaska Hunting Guides Directory or a close rela- tive who is an Alaska resident over 19 years of age. Additionally most local sheep hunt- ing opportunities are by permit only and these must be obtained in advance. The nor- mal deadline for permit applications is the month of May. Black bears are found in the Delta area and can be harvested by nonresidents with- out a guide. Grizzly bears like sheep may be hunted by nonresidents only with a guide or a relative. Most black bears are tak- en incidental to other hunts but determined hunters can usually bag a black bear. No discussion of big game in the Delta area would be complete without bison. Im- mensely popular with Alaskans bison may be taken only with a drawing permit. Each year a whopping 10000-plus people apply for the 60 to 100 available permits.With half a ton of excellent meat for the prize many think the odds are worth the 10 application fee. What to See and Do in Delta JUNCTION There is a lot to see and do in Delta. With numerous activities both guided and unguided you will surely find something to keep you busy. Weve listed some ideas in the next five pages. CARIBOU A highly popular big- game species is caribou. There are several caribou herds in the vicinity the Delta Herd in the foothills of the Alaska Range to the west of Delta the Macomb Herd in the mountains southeast of town the Fortymile Herd in the hills northeast of Delta and the Nelchina Herd south of the Alaska Range. HUNT OR PHOTOGRAPH Big Game