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Wildlife roundup: Bears go bad when human food is involved

...reduce the potential for negative bear encounters, possible human injury and the destruction of bears because of food-conditioning. By in large, Juneau residents do a good job and the effort is appreciated but there is always room for improvement...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-16/wildlife-roundup-bears-go-bad-when-h
Outdoors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...food-conditioned because of the many opportunities for an easy meal. So the community is continuously attracting, food-conditioning and destroying bears. In the eighteen years that I have lived in Juneau the problem hasn't gone away, although...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081300/Ope_let.shtml
Kenai man charged for feeding young moose

...what they're actually doing in many cases is signing a death warrant for that animal because of the process of food conditioning and human habituation." What it comes down to is safety, Lewis said. Now that Mongo associates food with people...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-04-30/kenai-man-charged-feeding-young-moo
Neighbors
Use tourism dollars to deal with bear problem

...food-conditioned because of the many opportunities for an easy meal. So the community is continuously attracting, food-conditioning and destroying bears. In the eighteen years that I have lived in Juneau the problem hasn't gone away, although...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081300/Ope_let.html
Opinion
The difference between a 'habituated' bear and a 'food-conditioned' bear

...a sorry state for a bear. Food conditioning means the bear not only is willing...window seeking more reward. Food conditioning is dangerous for both the people...are more likely to shoot it. Food conditioning is bad. Period. So why is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101101/Out_bears.shtml
Out
My Turn: Bear baiting is not necessary for proper game management

...conditioned bears is unwise and totally inconsistent with these statements and principles. While the problem of bear-food conditioning argument ought to be enough to rule out bear baiting, there is another issue which should be important to most Alaskans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102604/opi_20041026015.shtml
Opinion
Safeguarding bears from habituation

...pertaining to food are strictly enforced. A primary goal of our staff is to ensure that bears never obtain human food. Food conditioning can result in aggressive behavior, endangering not only those who are careless with their food, but also everyone...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082407/let_20070824006.shtml
Opinion
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