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Photos from: Wild Alaska Salmon Ranks High for Musher, Racing Sled Dogs' Diet

Margaret Bauman.

Ray Redington, a top contender in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, snacked his dog team with wild Alaska salmon often before the start of the race. Redington said he packed several hundred pounds of wild Yukon River salmon to snack his dog on the trail to Nome during warmer parts of the race, because of the nutritional value and water content of the fish.

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