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Refuge Notebook: Two jays for two biomes

...much is recorded about interactions between these species except that Steller's Jays have been known to steal the food caches of many animals including Gray Jays. Ten years ago, I witnessed a flock of three Gray and two Steller's Jays by...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-20/refuge-notebook-two-jays-for-two
Outdoors
Grizzly bear kills hiker in Denali National Park

...Rangers in a helicopter spotted a large male grizzly bear sitting on the hiker's remains, which they called a "food cache" in the underbrush about 100 to 150 yards from the site of the attack on Friday. A state trooper shot and killed the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-08-25/grizzly-bear-kills-hiker-in-denali-n
News
Remains of bear mauling victim found

...and went to shore to investigate. They were met on the beach by a brown bear sow with two cubs. Bears protecting a food cache can be hostile. The sow and cub acted aggressively, Allen said, and the Good Samaritans called emergency officials...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-15/remains-of-bear-mauling-victim-found
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Fairbanks man killed in bear mauling

...basic rules, they can lessen their chance of an interaction or a serious interaction with bears," Harms said.Those include not surprising, approaching or feeding a bear, not camping on a trail and staying away from a bear's food cache.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-08/fairbanks-man-killed-in-bear-mauling
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What porcupines do in winter (besides eat and sleep)

...weight isn't typically seen in other rodents. Other northern non-hibernating rodents, such as muskrats, rely on food caches to get them through the winter. Unlike porcupines, muskrats won't use body fat until their cached food has almost...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-01-20/what-porcupines-do-in-winter-bes
Outdoors
Wildlife Refuge to count Brown Bear population

...genetic code, when it lumbers towards the simulated food cache. The bruin won't find food, but three liters of cattle...a bear buried a moose carcass," he said. The false food caches are set up away from populated areas and clearly marked...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060310/new_648432790.shtml
News
Peninsula Reflections

...Tourist Center, the Dick Gehrhart homestead cabin, and a food cache were also to be part of the move to the new museum grounds...cabin stood near where the King Salmon Motel is now. The food cache, on stilts to keep bears out, was built by Johnny...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010207/people_0102peo002.shtml
People
Growing pains are sign of the times in Soldotna

...There?s something to be said for homesteader chic after all, what would Alaska restaurants do if moss-covered food caches and rusty old trapping implements were outlawed as decor? But there?s also something to be said for order and conformity...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011407/oped_0114ope002.shtml
Opinion
Around the Peninsula

...volunteer, call Jerry at 260-6650 or 398-7850 or Vickie at 398-6363 for information. Digging salmon Participants of a food cache project at the K?beq Kenaitze Interpretive Site in Cooper Landing will uncover the fish they buried in traditional...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/022007/people_0220peo001.shtml
People
Community Briefs

...housing, education and therapy programs for Alaska Native vulnerable populations. Digging salmon Participants of a food cache project at the K?beq Kenaitze Interpretive Site in Cooper Landing will uncover the fish they buried in traditional...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031207/people_0312peo003.shtml
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