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2009-08-21 10:09:22

Friday marked the last day of federally allowed subsistence hunting of Alaska's protected Fortymile caribou herd, authorities said. In all, 640 caribou were killed under a federal quota. A winter subsistence hunt with a quota of 40 caribou opens Nov. 1. The Fortymile herd now numbers about 39,000 caribou. The herd was close to 500,000 strong in the 1920s before dropping to a low of about 5,000 by the early 1970s. Except for subsistence hunting, the rejuvenated herd is protected by federal and...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'