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At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...explained how his encounters with bears have shaped his art. On Bearfest's first day, retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist John Hechtel explained the psychology behind what happens when a bear meets a human on a forested trail.In those...
Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

...included rubber bullets, bear decoys and bear urine, but those have proven unsuccessful.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Tony Gorn said the best strategy so far has been moving the herds on a case-by-case basis."We've been...
Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs

...count. The number peaked at 250 to 350 wolves in the mid-1990s, according to 2012 estimates by now-retired Fish and Game biologist David Person.The sub-species conservationists are hoping to list as threatened or endangered is named for...
Biologist in Nome warns against musk oxen viewing

...KNOM reported.Getting too close to the animals can scare herds, harming or even killing young calves, Alaska Fish and Game biologist Tony Gorn said.Musk oxen population declines are near 13 percent yearly, with calf survival rates down, according...
Pair of unusual dog injuries raises more questions than answers

...last month in Juneau, two dogs have been attacked and bitten under strange circumstances.Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Stephanie Sell said during the last week of February, a man reported a wolf attacked his dog on the Mendenhall...
My Turn: Wolves pull the brakes on logging in Alaska's old-growth forest

...come in old-growth forest. The sale skidded to a halt, however, when a freshly retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist raised red flags.Dr. David Person believes the Big Thorne timber sale, combined with the impact of past logging...
Sitka fishermen continue herring fishery

...openings were in Starrigavan and Katlian bays.The guideline harvest this year is 16,333 tons and Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Gordon says the remaining quota could be taken in either one or two more openings.The next opening could...
Alaska Science Forum: On the track of the wolverine

...are rare because wolverines numbers are low, and they avoid people. Craig Gardner, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist who did graduate research on wolverines, found that only about five wolverines roamed every thousand square kilometers...
State ferry takes aircraft to mainland

...hangar for the past two years, and corrosion made it unsafe to fly.Before it went into storage, Jackson - a Fish and Game biologist - flew it across the archipelago and to the Alaska Peninsula. After seeing remote airstrips at his hands, the...
Wildlife detective finds brown bears are top moose killer

McGRATH - Like a detective working a crime scene, state Fish and Game biologist Toby Boudreau knelt on the forest floor searching for hairs stuck to wild rose bushes. The victim, a mostly eaten moose calf...


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