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Family encounters persistant bear on Skilak Loop

...Likewise, a bear's den could be disturbed by seismic activity or human activity around the den. Steve Miller, deputy refuge manager at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, said the encounter was the earliest report of a bear sighting on a trail...
Firefighters rescue abandoned wolf pups come out." The pups were in bad shape by the time Fish and Game wildlife biologist Jeff Selinger and Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller got to see them. "All of them were injured by a porcupine and dehydrated," Miller said. The pups...
Brown bear hunting closed on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...624 bears on the Kenai Peninsula have been killed. "That level, it's not sustainable," said Steve Miller, deputy refuge manager. "We think it's a critical stage."Of the harvested bear, 22 were reproductive-aged females, he said...
Feds halt Skilak area hunting and trapping

...take small game by standard .22 rimfire or shotgun in a portion of the closure from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller said, according to the release, that the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area was designated in 1985...
Refuge closes to snowmachine use

...on the Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will close to snowmachine use. In a press release, Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller said that the closure will take place at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Given the time of the...
Refuge Notebook: Time to apply for summer jobs at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...Park Ranger positions, contact Park Ranger Leah Eskelin at 907-260-2811 and for Laborer positions, contact Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller at (907) 262-7021. Candace Ward works as a Park Ranger at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge leading...
Meeting calms fears on fire

...longer, the humidity in increasing, and rain and generally moister conditions are likely," he added. Jim Hall, deputy refuge manager for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, used the public meeting to explain the concerted effort being made to...
Bear vs. dog: Encounters continue

...bear, the Millingtons informed personnel at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge of the incident, and Jim Hall, deputy refuge manager, said staff was sent out immediately to recover the bear?s corpse, but it was not found dead. ?We tried...
New forest, just add fire

...habitat. We can do more, per acre, with fire than any other habitat management tool we have,? said Jim Hall, deputy refuge manager. As evidence Hall points to the nearby Mystery Creek area, where prescribed fires in the late 1980s, ?90s and one...
Fresh tracks: Time to be bear aware on Peninsula

...During mid-April, brown bears emerge from hibernation. Black bears appear about May 1, said Steve Miller, deputy refuge manager. When bears awaken can be affected by the weather. A particularly warm or wet spring can rouse the bears earlier...


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