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For some, pheasant season starts at preserve

...on pheasants."This year, we're in a recovery mode," said Fred Bengtson, the DNR's Sauk Rapids-based area wildlife manager. "I think that 33 percent figure is probably fairly close for our area."A mild winter this year left pheasants...
Bear DLPs down: 3 shootings reported this year -- so far

...year. We've only had three DLPs (defense of life and property shootings) to date," said Jeff Selinger, area wildlife manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. By mid-July last year, the DLPs were more than double this number...
Juneau's famous black wolf's absence a mystery

...eating several small-breed dogs. Those incidences are strongly discounted by his fans but not ruled out by area wildlife managers, who discussed relocating the wolf but decided to attempt to change human behavior instead. They requested pet...
Hunt yields 1 legal brown bear: Bruins appear to be in dens for the winter

...telemetry flight, all of the 35 collared bears in the study are already in their dens," said Jeff Selinger, area wildlife manager with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. And as the last few bruins bury themselves to sleep away the winter...
Bears begin to wake

...after six months of hibernation. "We've already had a couple reports of bears showing up," said Fish and Game area wildlife manager Jeff Selinger. Wake-up varies from year to year, he said, but generally late March to early April is when...
Four more brown bears killed

...down in defense of life and property, or DLP, this past Tuesday. "That's six so far," said Jeff Selinger, area wildlife manager with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, in regard to the number of bears involved in human-caused mortalities...
Bear deaths reach 24

...mortality. Of these, this bruin was the first black bear killed; all the rest have been brownies. Jeff Selinger, area wildlife manager with Fish and Game, cited the reason the bear was dispatched. "I approached it as it was chomping away on the...


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