Billy goat #18 heads for high ground above Blue Lake after being tranquilized and collared by biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. Due to increased hunting pressure in drainages near Sitka, and a hard cap on the harvest of nannies, the department has closed by Emergency Order all goat hunting between Sitka and Necker Bay, effective Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Bob Sam is one of five candidates running for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. At age 60, he returns to the ballot an older man and, if elected, he says, a more wise and prudent council member. more