Season finale of Yukon Men filled with danger, panic around Tanana

Oct 19, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Huliq.com

Tonight's two-hour season finale of Yukon Men on the Discovery Channel finds Tanana residents struggling to catch king salmon in a severely shortened fishing season--18 hours.

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Irene garafolo

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Oct 22, 2012
 
This is going to be hard to read... These people, what education do they have? College, high school? Do they read books, are they aware of the condition and the extermination of our sentient wildlife and the consequences of the depletion of our fish in rivers and oceansz???? 40 dogs eating fish tied up in the ferrzing cold, what vet comes there when they have ear infectioms or need extractions? Clearly papa is well nurished with a stmack way too fat . Not healthy. Possible high blood pressure due to eating poorly all the creatures they kill. Can someone help these people understand the harm they do around this our planet? Read them this: a diet of fruits and vehetables and good raw oils will help papa and fat daughters be healty and get rid of these traps they dont descriminate who walks on them. By the way wolf was there first, bear and all other beautifull creatures. You and your messy camp came a wolf is an extraordinary animal. Ignorance, the worst of all illnesses.Iii
Tennessee

Jasper, TN

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Oct 22, 2012
 
Love the rivers,mountains,wildlife and all the natives. Better than the city with all it smog,crime and people.
john

Auckland, New Zealand

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Oct 23, 2012
 
these people cause 1000 times less pollution or problems than the avg american does, the diet they eat helps them against the freezing winter, the food they eat is natural and not processed rubbish that you buy in the supermarket, i doubt they drive very much compared to the avg american, and unlike the avg american they use everything , no waste or use once n toss culture
Alaskan since birth

Fairbanks, AK

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Oct 24, 2012
 
The challenges to producing locally grown food are many. A lack of good soil, with tundra and permafrost being prevalent, is one. Itís cold. Itís hard to get supplies like soil, fertilizer and greenhouses, with high shipping costs of about $2/lb. Growing produce is not traditional, and traditional subsistence activities like hunting and fishing take up most of village residentsí time during the growing season.

The reduction in fish numbers are NOT the fault of the Natives who subsist on Alaska's river systems. It is the fault of the countless trawlers in the Gulf of Alaska, lower 48 farming pollution that drain into rivers that drain into the Pacific Ocean, ocean warming, etc.

Alaska's Natives are not exterminating wildlife. They have been hunting/trapping/fishing like this for 15,000 years already. If they were exterminating their food source, would they still be here??

There are traveling veterinarians, of course, who bring immunizations for village dogs.

I am Koyukon Athabascan Indian from Interior Alaska; of course we can read and write. Ignorance, the worst of all illnesses!
Scott

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Oct 24, 2012
 
Id like to see how long you'd last on a diet of fruit and vegetables when its -40 outside
Big Guy

Bolton, Canada

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Oct 31, 2012
 
You are clue less. These people survive off the land. That is their way of life and their right.

The entire community causes less damage then the average americian family in one year.

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