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Party applies to take orphaned bear cubs

...appropriate to leave them in Galena because people have been feeding them, Harms said. This has been habituating the bears to human food.The mother was killed along a dike separating Galena's old town and new town neighborhoods.Fish and Game estimates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-29/party-applies-take-orphaned-bear-cubs
State
Public welcome at Today Show filming

...want in their hands at 3 a.m. It's really, really important in this case for these animals to have no access to human food or drinks."In anticipation of the filming of NBC's Today Show beginning at 3 a.m. Thursday in the visitor center's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/public-welcome-today-show-filming
Local
My Turn: Don't be scared of big, bad bears

...of our community. Perhaps most importantly, we can teach how to avoid the situation in the first place - how to keep human food and garbage from bears, and how to avoid surprising a bear.Most of us, particularly children, spend less unstructured...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-01/my-turn-dont-be-scared-big-bad-bears
Opinion
Wildlife roundup: Bears go bad when human food is involved

...it is likely the bear had become food-conditioned to human food and habituated - comfortable around humans - in its pursuit...Animals that come to rely on, or at least focus mainly on human food, are the primary cause of bear-related calls the department...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-16/wildlife-roundup-bears-go-bad-when-h
Outdoors
Local woman tells of bear encounter

...reportedly had been rummaging through trash there and became food-conditioned and habituated to humans."It's getting human food, becoming food-conditioned and habituated to some extent moving around a dense housing area," Scott said. "So...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-12/just-few-scrapes
Local
Brown bear killed crossing Glacier Highway

...in the woods) and lives."Fish and Game biologists opened up the bear's stomach to examine its contents and found human food and garbage."Broccoli, crayons and stuff like that," Sell said.Sell said that finding should serve as a reminder...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-26/brown-bear-killed-crossing-glacier-high
Local
Photo: Head rub

A juvenile black bear rubs its head on the beam of an elevated walkway at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center on Friday. A naturalist at the center said this is the same bear that received human food about two weeks ago and they are keeping a close watch on it.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-06/photo-head-rub
Local
Coming soon to a place near you: eco-terrorist plants, animals, bugs

...reach widths of about three inches. They have stronger claws than other crabs. Due to their small size, their use as human food is limited. Green Crabs appeared in San Francisco Bay in 1985. Their potential range stretches from Baja California...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061103/nei_antiplants.shtml
Neighbors
Critics of bear baiting aim at voters

...state Board of Game has dismissed repeated requests over the years to outlaw the practice of luring black bears with human food. So, foes this year are seeking a ballot initiative to let voters decide the issue. "The whole idea of using bait...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070703/sta_bearbaiting.shtml
News
Winds of change?

...area. Bear baiting is controversial because some Alaskans feel it is unethical and worry that it habituates bears to human food. Baiting proponents say baiting is the main harvest method for black bears in some parts of the state and that it would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101704/out_20041017021.shtml
Outdoors

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