Hunting and Trapping In Alaska's Interior: Our Stories, Our Lives
Hunting and trapping continues to be an essential life-way for modern Alaskans. From putting food on the table, to providing the means to obtain cash, the boreal forest of the Interior is a rich environment for those needing or wanting to subsist on their local resources.
Members of our community help us to understand that part of the Alaskan identity which represents freedom, self-reliance and an appreciation for the beauty of the forest. Traditions are passed forward through a community that learns to use resources responsibly, and works to preserve the wild lands for future generations.
Despite the many challenges facing modern hunters and trappers, from issues surrounding land use, enforcement agencies, ethical debates, and management strategies; hunting and trapping will continue to embody the spirit of Interior Alaska.
This exhibit was on display at the Museum in 2008.
Image by Barry McWayne
This exhibition was made possible with a grant from
University of Alaska Statewide Office of Academic Affairs
and with contributions from
Safari Club International, Alaska and Kenai Chapters
Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska
Alaska Outdoor Council
Alaska Trappers Association
Wright’s Air Service
Northern Alaska Environmental Center
Special Exhibits supported by the Museum Enhancement Fund and a City Hotel Motel Tax Regrant from the Fairbanks Arts Association