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Off the Beaten Path: The bear truth

...Juneau and you'll be in brown bear country. The bear truth, beyond the modern day myths of demon monsters and virile human hunters, is waiting there in the rainforest. ? Bjorn Dihle is a writer based out of Juneau. He can be reached at bjorndihle...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/beaten-path-bear-truth
Outdoors
10,000 walrus come ashore at northwest Alaska island

...airplanes a safe distance from herds.Young animals are especially vulnerable to stampedes triggered by a polar bear, a human hunter or a low-flying airplane. The carcasses of more than 130 mostly young walruses were counted after a stampede in September...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/10000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
Walrus move to shore in northwest Alaska

...Eskimo community 300 miles southwest of Barrow and 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.If panicked by an airplane, a human hunter or a polar bear, walrus can stampede for the ocean, crushing pups. More than 130 mostly young walruses were crushed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-19/walrus-move-shore-northwest-alaska
State
Wolverines: New studies offer insight into behavior and natural history

...a moose calf, but have been known to sometimes take larger animals. They also scavenge carcasses left by wolves, human hunters or winter-kills. However, much of their prey consists of rodents and hares. In the Yukon, they've been seen...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111210/out_735054300.shtml
Outdoors
Wolf control a sickening return to barbarism

...and old members of their prey species, thus strengthening those gene pools. Wolves, predators with a purpose, put human hunters, predators without a cause, to shame. Moose and caribou, an intricate part of the food chain and nature's natural...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110903/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...is a simplistic approach to trying to maintain artificially high populations of moose and caribou for the benefit of human hunters. Knowles and Fish and Game Commissioner Frank Rue will decide whether to implement the recommendations. The state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020201/Loc_Briefly.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...make room for Keeler was Bob Churchill, a supporter of killing wolves to increase the number of moose and caribou for human hunters. Share this page: Reddit Archives FAIRBANKS - Wolf control dominated testimony at Alaska Game Board hearings here...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030600/Loc_wolf.shtml
Boycott promised if state approves predator control

...unknown causes. A little more than 100 survive, replacing the 98 or so adult moose killed in roughly equal numbers by human hunters and predators. Forty-five people testified Thursday. At the end of the evening, board Chairman Ben Grussendorf...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030703/sta_boycott.shtml
News
Wolves on Douglas

...If a pack of seven wolves were established on Douglas Island, that would mean 182 deer killed by wolves per year. Human hunters take 200 to 300 deer each year, and it's likely a pack of seven wolves is going to affect the deer population to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031404/opi_editorial.shtml
Opinion
As walruses again gather on Alaska's shore, federal scientists plan tagging for study

...walruses died in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape in a disturbance that could have been caused by a polar bear, human hunters or an airplane. "This whole kind of phenomenon is fairly recent," Jay said. "We're really in the beginning...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-17/walruses-again-gather-alaskas-shore-fed
State

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