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Aggressive bear not found

The day after a bear attacked a Nikiski fisherman officials found no sign of the bruin. "We were unable to find the location of the attack," said National Park Service District Ranger Jack Blackwell. Blackwell...
What others say: An Alaska bear solution

...container. You have it secured with a bungee cord or the like. To that, bears guffaw, if you can imagine a laughing black bruin. It takes a rope as well, and, in some cases, with some bears, maybe even a padlock.Black bears pawing through garbage...
Bikers lose in bear near-collision

Traffic was bumper to bruin on at least two occasions near Cooper...Mile 49.5, near Summit Lake, when the bruin attempted to cross the road from east...unscathed and ran into the woods. Another bruin hit by a vehicle Monday was not as fortunate...
Brown bear killed after threatening tied-up dog

...was shot by a homeowner who reported the bruin was about to attack his chained-up dog...he said. Selinger determined the bruin also had been blasted with birdshot within a...Enforcement responded to a report of a bruin laying dead along the bank of the upper...
Black bear not burglar gives Clam Gulch resident a start

...Clam Gulch resident thought he was dreaming late Saturday evening when a bump in the night that woke him turned out to be a bruin, rather than a burglar. "My grandson had quite an experience," said Vic Harling, grandfather of Blaine Harling, who actually...
Attacks on outdoor freezers leave 1 bear on ice

...home off of McCollum Drive, off the Kenai Spur Highway, across from Tinker Lane. Lewis said the dead bear wasn't the only bruin to make an appearance that morning. "According to the man, he heard a commotion and looked outside to see two bears standing...

...estimates put a grizzly's sense of smell as seven times better than a bloodhound's, and studies have calculated the size of the bruin's scent-detecting area as 100 times larger than a human's. Grizzlies also possess a Jacobson's organ in the roof of...
Be wary, bears everywhere

?Bears everywhere? is a good way to describe bruin activity this past week, and as a result the Kenai the house, but Lewis said it was unclear if it was the bruin with the injured leg. ?The bear stuck its arm through the...
Bruin?s persistence scores one vs. bear resistant containers

Human encounters with bears even during their hibernation season seem to becoming more common on the Kenai Peninsula according to Alaska Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Technician Larry Lewis, ?We?re seeing a lot more year round problems with bears, later in the season and earlier in the season and a lot of that activity is not due to bear behavior but human behavior,? says Lewis. Readily available food sources is what Lewis believes is responsible for keeping bears out and about rather then in their dens conserving their energy reserves, ?I equate available garbage to bear cocaine, they become addicted to it, it?s an easy food source and they get a lot of bang for the buck so to speak or return for their effort and so there is no reason for them to go away when the food is readily accessible.?
The other bear market: Cries for regulation increase as bruin viewing rapidly gains popularity

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- While the brown bear viewing business in Alaska has been growing for more than a decade, in the last five years it has exploded, leaving land managers and biologists scrambling to figure out how to protect the bears and the sightseers.


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