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Man who fed bears fined but gets no jail time

...feeding bears at his remote cabin has been fined $20,000. Judge John Wolfe on Thursday handed 71-year-old Charlie Vandergaw no jail time, but gave him a large fine and placed him on three years probation. The Anchorage Daily News says...
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Alaska 'bear man' ready for his international close-up and grizzly bears. After the existence of Charlie Vandergaw's Susitna Valley bear farm was revealed in the...intriguing documentary followed retired schoolteacher Charlie Vandergaw. ... How he's survived this long is anyone's...
State investigating man who lives among wild bears

...white silence of the long Alaska winter. Gone back to their dens in the wild are the two dozens bears that visited Charlie Vandergaw's Yentna River homestead over the summer. Off to their studios across the ocean are the filmmakers who came to...
Alaska 'bear man' TV series begins

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's so-called bear man, Charlie Vandergaw, is featured in a six-episode series being aired on Animal Planet. The series began Friday with the premiere, which repeats...
Alaska cracks down on man who feeds wild bears

ANCHORAGE - Charlie Vandergaw is crazy about bears. That's obvious in a documentary made last year by a British filmmaker at Vandergaw's remote Alaska cabin...
Photo: Bear-y friendly

This undated photo released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows Charlie Vandergaw with a brown bear at his property near Alexander Creek, Alaska. The 70-year-old retired science teacher who has been feeding...


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