|Visiting the reindeer pack team|
Visiting the reindeer pack team. (~1896-1913)
|Corralled Reindeer at Mekoryuk Alaska 1954|
Reindeer in Merkoryuk Alaska, 1954.
|Reindeer Being Driven to Corral in Golovin AK 1938|
Reindeer herded in Golovin Ak, 1938.
|Reindeer in Corral in Egavik AK 1938|
Reindeer in Egavik Ak, 1938.
|Reindeer Taking an Airplane Ride Anchorage AK 1960|
Reindeer taking an airplane ride, Anchorage Ak, 1960.
|Reindeer In Klikitarik Alaska|
Reindeer at a corral in Klikitarik Ak, 1938.
|Reindeer Herd in Wales Alaska between 1896 and 1913|
Largest herd in Wales Alaska ~1913.
|Reindeer in Barrow Alaska|
Reindeer Herd in Barrow AK ~1939
|Cattle on Kodiak Is ~1939|
Cattle on Kodiak Island ~1939
|Dairy Cattle Fairbanks Alaska 1938|
Dairy Cattle Fairbanks Alaska 1938
|Juneau Dairy |
Juneau Dairy (~1893-1943)
|Guernseys at Eagle River 1938|
Guernseys at Eagle River 1938
|A study of cattle at Sitka 1887|
A study of cattle at Sitka. 1887
|Reindeer Corral at Shishmaref 1923|
Reindeer Corral at Shishmaref 1923.
|O///'Conner family Reindeer Corral, Salmon Lake|
O'Connor family corral Salmon Lake ~1913-1939.
|Reindeer in Teller ~1896-1913|
Reindeer In Teller AK (~1896-1913)
|Theresa Creek Reindeer Corral 1942|
Theresa Creek Reindeer Corral 1942
|Reindeer Facilities St Michael 1938|
St Michael Reindeer Facilities 1938
Akulikutak Corral Near Bethel. 1938
Igloo Corral 1938 (Marys Igloo).
|Cantwell Reindeer Herd ~1920-1929|
Cantwell Reindeer Herd 1920's.
|Milking Reindeer at Teller Alaska|
Milking Reindeer near Teller AK ~1913
|Reindeer Carcasses Kivalina 1930///'s|
Reindeer Carcasses Kivalina AK 1930's.
|Reindeer Facilities Shaktoolik|
Reindeer Facilities at Shaktoolik AK.
|Seward Dairy 1918|
Seward Dairy 1918.
|Valdez Dairy ~1896-1917|
Valdez Dairy & Poultry Farm ~1896-1917
|Douglas Island Dairy Cows|
Douglas Island Dairy Cows.
|Beef Industry in Alaska|
Discussion of Alaska Beef Industry 1960s
|Kodiak Hereford Beef|
Kodiak Hereford Beef
Nome Dairy (1896-1913)
|Pure Bred Galloway Kodiak 1919|
Pure Bred Galloway, Kalsin Bay Kodiak AK 1919.
|Yak At Fairbanks Agricultural Experiment Statiion (1913-1939)|
Yaks in Fairbanks (~1913-1939)
|Yaks In Fairbanks|
Yaks in Fairbanks (~1913-1939)
|Yak Closeup in Fairbanks 1921|
Closeup Yaks in Fairbanks 1921
|Little Creek Farm Nome AK 1912|
Little Creek Farm Nome AK, 1912
|Chirikof Cattle 1880s|
Chirikof Island Cattle
Federal managers launch new effort to solve cow conundrum on remote Alaska islands
|Bison off the Richardson Highway (~1925-1954)|
Bison off Richardson Highway (~1925-1954)
|Bison Near Delta (~1950-1969)|
Bison Near Delta (~1950-1969)
|Buffalo on the Delta River (~1925-1954)|
Bison on the Delta River (~1925-1954)
|Seward Dairy (1915-1919)|
Seward Dairy (1915-1919)
|Alaska Interior Game Ranch Inc|
Alaska Interior Game Ranch, Inc (1991-Present)
|Alaska Interior Game Ranch Inc|
Alaska Interior Game Ranch Inc.(1991-Present)
|Matanuska Dairy Farm|
Matanuska Dairy Farm (~1920-1929)
|Lomen Elephant Point Plant (1938)|
Lomen Elephant Point Plant
Lomen Elephant Point Plant, Store, Bunkhouse, Abattoir etc 1938.
|Lomens Egavik Plant|
Lomens Egavik Plant Cold Storage 1938.
|Alaska Reindeer Kotzebue Herd no. 2|
Kotzebue Herd no. 2 1915
|Native Reindeer Herder in Nome|
Native Reindeer Herder in Nome (~1896-1939)
|Golovin Corral 1938|
Golovin Corral July 1938.
|Reindeer Earmarking & Castration Golovin AK, July 1938.|
Reindeer Earmarking & Castration, Golovin July 1938.
|Reindeer Meat Drying at Gambel (~1939-1959)|
A herd of 70 reindeer were introduced to St. Lawrence Island in 1900. By 1917 there were 10,000 animals. There are between 2000 and 3000 reindeer there currently.
Reindeer Meat Drying in Gambel AK. (~1939-1959)
|Reindeer herd St. Paul Island, 1942.|
25 Reindeer brought .to St. Paul Alaska in 1911. The herd peaked at 2046 in 1938. Poaching, severe winters and overgrazing leading to starvation caused the herd to decline to just 8 animals in 1950. In 1951 31 reindeer were brought from Nunivak Island. In 2007 there were several hundred reindeer on St. Paul and St. George Islands.
St. Paul Reindeer Herd 1942
|Reindeer. Hooper Bay, 1949|
Reindeer in Hooper Bay Alaska, 1949.
|15 Reindeer introduced to St. George Alaska in 1911|
15 Reindeer introduced to St. George Island in 1911 grew to 160 animals by 1921. The population peaked at 222 in 1922 then declined to 60 by 1926. It was completely eliminated by 1950. A second group of 15 animals was imported from Umnak Island in 1980 and peaked at ~450-550 animals in 2004. The herd declined to 230 animals by 2006.
|Hagemeister Island Reindeer|
The Bureau of Indian Affairs imported 71 reindeer from Nunivak Island to Hagemeister Island in 1965. The population peaked at 1530 in 1991. Due to overgrazing the herd was eliminated by government officials starting in 1992.
|St. Mathew Island Reindeer.|
29 Reindeer were introduced to St. Mathews Island in 1944 by the US Coast Guard to provide and emergency food source. The population rose to about 6000 by 1963 and then died off in the next two years to 42 animals. By the 1980s the population had completely died out. See:
THE INTRODUCTION, INCREASE, AND CRASH OF REINDEER ON ST. MATTHEW ISLAND By David R. Klein.
|Umnak Island Reindeer|
Eighty six reindeer were introduced to Umnak Island in 1913. There were over 5000 reindeer by the 1980s. In 1989 the population was estimated at 6500.
|Atka Island Reindeer|
40 reindeer were imported from Ugashik to Atka in 1914. By 1930 the population reached over 2000. In 1973 the population was estimated at between 2500 and 3500. In 1990 the population was estimated at 200.
|Kodiak Island Reindeer|
Reindeer were introduced to Kodiak in the 1920's. By the 1950's all herding had ceased and the reindeer are now considered feral. About 200 reindeer currently occupy the southwest part of the island.
|Roosevelt Elk on Afognak Island|
Roosevelt Elk were imported to Afognak Island from Washington state in the late 1920's.
|Kodiak Cattle Company Buffalo|
Kodiak Cattle Company is the largest buffalo ranch in Alaska. Started in 1967 with about 450 head of cattle. They imported buffalo from Wyoming onto their ranch in 1980.
Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company Buffalo.
|Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company Elk.|
Kodiak Game Ranch and Cattle Company started in 1967 with about 450 head of cattle. They added 40 buffalo in 1980, and Elk in 1996.
Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company Elk.
|Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company|
Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company started in 1967 with about 450 head of cattle. They added buffalo in 1980, elk in 1996 and yaks in 2006.
Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company Beef.
|Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company Yaks.|
Kodiak Game Ranch & Cattle Company started in 1967 with about 450 head of cattle. They added 40 buffalo in 1980, Elk in 1996 and Yaks in 2006.
|Popof Island Bison|
This herd of plains bison was started when 2 female bison made it to shore after being dropped off a barge. The bull didn't make it, but by chance one of the females was pregnant and gave birth to a bull calf : the founding father of the herd of ~150 as of 2009.
Popof Island Bison(1951).
|Reindeer Corralled onboard ship|
Reindeer corralled onboard ship sometime after 1922.
|Siberian Reindeer & Herders Land in Teller 1892|
Siberian Reindeer & Herders arrive in Teller AK, 1892.
|Wales Reindeer Herders (~1903-1913)|
Wales Reindeer Herds Early 1900's
|Reindeer and Eskimos of Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska.|
Reindeer and Eskimos in Wales AK, (1896-1913)
Bill and Marcia Ward imported Elk to the Kenai Peninsula in the early 1990's
|Ward Farms Delta Junction Alaska|
Ward Farm Elk Delta Junction Alaska 1999-2005
Elk farming thriving in Alaska
|Sawmill Creek Ranch|
Dick Carr imported Elk to his Sawmill Creek Ranch in 1995/1996. Phil Kaspari eventually bought most most of the Stock and are currently still raising yaks.
Yak time: Distinctive animals raised in Delta Junction
|Circle F Ranch|
Alaska Yaks at Circle F Ranch