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Man charged for shooting, wounding bear

...did not respond to messages on Facebook. It's not clear in electronic court records if he has an attorney.Fish and Game biologist Ryan Scott said the bear was a male and weighed "300-plus" pounds. He guessed the bear was 10 to 12 years old...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-19/man-charged-shooting-wounding-bear
Local
Troopers investigate badly wounded black bear

...interview.Troopers believe the bear was shot recently in the flank area, which was confirmed by the Department of Fish and Game biologist who recovered the bear. They believe the bullet ricochetted off its spine, paralyzing its legs."Unfortunately...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/troopers-investigate-badly-wounded-blac
Local
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...of these impact our abilities to get wood to producers," he said.Last year, a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist told the Forest Service the Big Thorne harvest would impact the habitat and population of Alexander Archipelago...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Hunter kills musk ox in subsistence hunt near Nome

...hunter in Nome has killed the first muskox eligible for harvesting in a local subsistence hunt.Department of Fish and Game biologist Tony Gorn says the musk ox was an older bull but not the animal that some Nome residents say has been acting aggressively...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-08/hunter-kills-musk-ox-subsistence-hunt-n
State
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

Even bear experts can be startled. On July 25, the guest presenters at this year's Wrangell Bearfest walked through the woods of Anan Wildlife Observatory and came face-to-snout with a black bear sow and her cub.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/wrangell-cause-grin-bear
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/wildlife-troopers-cite-nome-woman-musk-
State
Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs

ANCHORAGE - Wedged in a floatplane buzzing low above Prince of Wales Island, scientists sometimes spot the wolves after a good, long rain.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/scientists-use-csi-style-tests-count-al
State
Empire Editorial: Little bits add up to big change

...what happens when a curious sea lion noses into the bag and finds the packing band left inside.In 2007, Alaska Fish and Game biologists noticed a sea lion, nicknamed H80, that seemed to be wearing a collar. H80, a young, curious sea lion, had...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-04/little-bits-add-big-change
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-28/biologist-nome-warns-against-musk-oxen-
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/alaska-science-forum-track-wolverine
Outdoors

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