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Alaska Editorial: People are to blame for bear behavior and property in three consecutive days, bringing the total DLP killings to four so far this year. On Saturday, June 3, a...recent bear-human interactions this year. On May 1 the first DLP brown bear shooting of the year was at Solid Rock Bible Camp...
Alaska editorial: A friendly reminder, we live in bear country

...defense of life and property is going to happen in an Alaska community that is blessed to be in the middle of bear country. But DLP shootings are supposed to be last-resort measures. We like knowing that we live in a wild place, but we don't want to know...
2008 was bad year for bear encounters recorded as dead. Of the 40 brown bears killed, 31 were DLP shootings. Seventeen were shot by members of the public. As...result of human-caused mortalities that were not related to DLP shootings, one was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road...
Unusual hunting ground even for Alaska

...then skin the bear and turn the hide and skull over to the state. That arduous requirement makes most people avoid so-called DLP shootings at all costs. As someone who shot a bear in a legal hunt, however, Sorensen is entitled to keep the hide and have...


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