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Living with bears

...necessary. There have been nine bears killed in defense of life and property this year, and Kenai police report using rubber bullets to haze a bear away from a neighborhood recently.First and foremost, if you're out and about for a walk or a...
Bear on prowl; residents tasked to tidy up

...chickens coops off Mackey Lake Road in Soldotna.Kenai and Soldotna have also had bear problems.Kenai police fired rubber bullets at a brown bear lingering along the Kenai Spur Highway near Beaver Loop Road about a week ago, and officers spotted...
Bear issue

...problems in the area are overflowing Dumpsters at multi-family dwellings, Koch said. City police have had to fire rubber bullets on a regular basis, in part because a few property owners have had significant bear attractants out in the open...
Bear disturbs homeless man's Soldotna camp

...Soldotna Police Sgt. Robb Quelland said. "He tried to shoo it away and nothing really happened. Then he fired a few rubber bullets to get the bear out of the camp." But it didn't work. "The (bear) wouldn't move so they called another unit...
Brown bear killed after threatening tied-up dog

...determined the bruin also had been blasted with birdshot within a few days of its death. ?Shooting at a bear with a rubber bullet or shooting a warning shot over a bear?s head in a safe direction is one thing, but I can?t emphasize enough that...
Soldotna Junction rezoning requested

...of recent brown bear incidents, including a brown bear in the yard of city hall on May 20. ?We shot at it with rubber bullets and used bean bags to run it off,? he said. Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Carmichael reported that all of the city...
2 Kenai areas may get problem bear tag

...trying to push its way into her home, frightening her and her small children. Police reportedly ran the bear off with rubber bullets. Also this week, in an isolated incident, a brown bear was shot and killed on Windward Drive in Kenai's VIP Subdivision...


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