Kodiak Crawfish Derby and Cookout
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October 16
Starting at 2pm
WHERE
Buskin Lake
Kodiak, AK

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event_title: Kodiak Crawfish Derby and Cookout

event_time_zone: America/Denver

event_start: October 16, 2024 14:00

event_duration: 420

event_end: October 16, 2024 21:00

event_address: Buskin Lake, Kodiak, AK, United States

event_description:  Join AK BHA and the Sunaq Tribe at Buskin Lake on Kodiak Island for a fun day catching non-native signal crayfish and having a crawdad boil! What could be better than catching and eating the only crayfish present in Alaska, and at the same time benefitting the environment by removing these invasive animals that impact our salmon.Starting at 2 PM or whenever participants want to begin, a crawdad catching derby will get underway at Buskin Lake. Bring waders, a drysuit, or wetsuit to join in the fun! Scoop nets, mas and snorkel, and a mesh bag or plastic bucket for holding your catch are also recommended. Crawdads can also be caught by hand if you are willing to get wet. Bring warm under layers, towels, and dry change of clothes as the weather may be a bit chilly. A campfire and/or propane heaters will be available onshore to warm up. Prizes will be given to the people who have collected the first and second-most number of crayfish.At 6 PM, we will assemble along the bank of the lake, count the catches, and begin cooking up the crawdads in the style of a cajun crawdad boil. The more crawdads we catch, the more there will be to eat! For those that have to work on this weekday, you are welcome to come join us for the food, conversation, and prize-giving ceremony! Bring your own beverages of choice as well as cups or mugs.Representatives from the Sunaq Tribe of Kodiak will be partnering with us for the event, participating in the catch, and will provide information on the studies they are leading to understand the impacts of these non-native species on Buskin Lake and its salmon, and their efforts to control numbers of crayfish for the benefit of salmon and other native aquatic biota. More info on their work here: https://sunaq.org/signal-crayfish/Buskin Lake is approximately 7 miles away from the town of Kodiak and can be reached via Anton Larsen Bay Road. Limited transportation for folks who may not have vehicles can be arranged, contact the event organizer if you need a ride. Kodiak town is accessed via Alaska Airlines jet from Anchorage.

Kodiak Crawfish Derby and Cookout

 

Join AK BHA and the Sun'aq Tribe at Buskin Lake on Kodiak Island for a fun day catching non-native signal crayfish and having a crawdad boil! What could be better than catching and eating the only crayfish present in Alaska, and at the same time benefitting the environment by removing these invasive animals that impact our salmon.

Starting at 2 PM or whenever participants want to begin, a crawdad catching derby will get underway at Buskin Lake. Bring waders, a drysuit, or wetsuit to join in the fun! Scoop nets, mas and snorkel, and a mesh bag or plastic bucket for holding your catch are also recommended. Crawdads can also be caught by hand if you are willing to get wet. Bring warm under layers, towels, and dry change of clothes as the weather may be a bit chilly. A campfire and/or propane heaters will be available onshore to warm up. Prizes will be given to the people who have collected the first and second-most number of crayfish.

At 6 PM, we will assemble along the bank of the lake, count the catches, and begin cooking up the crawdads in the style of a cajun crawdad boil. The more crawdads we catch, the more there will be to eat! For those that have to work on this weekday, you are welcome to come join us for the food, conversation, and prize-giving ceremony! Bring your own beverages of choice as well as cups or mugs.

Representatives from the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak will be partnering with us for the event, participating in the catch, and will provide information on the studies they are leading to understand the impacts of these non-native species on Buskin Lake and its salmon, and their efforts to control numbers of crayfish for the benefit of salmon and other native aquatic biota. More info on their work here: https://sunaq.org/signal-crayfish/

Buskin Lake is approximately 7 miles away from the town of Kodiak and can be reached via Anton Larsen Bay Road. Limited transportation for folks who may not have vehicles can be arranged, contact the event organizer if you need a ride. Kodiak town is accessed via Alaska Airlines jet from Anchorage.

WHEN
October 16, 2024 at 2:00pm - 9pm
WHERE
Buskin Lake
Buskin Lake
Kodiak, AK
United States
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CONTACT
Kevin Fraley ·

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