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Alaska court rules bison can roam freely on Kodiak

...island's hungry, gargantuan bears.Then in the 1990s, the ranchers turned to bison as an alternative, according to Larry Van Daele, a regional supervisor for the state Department of Fish and Game.There was one problem: "Bison are not just bear-resistant...
Hunter kills 2 Alaska bears, 1 that mauled partner

...and killed it. One of the bear's two cubs then emerged, and the hunter fatally shot it. State wildlife official Larry Van Daele said Ostrin is a hero for killing the bears, tending to Snowden's wounds and getting help.
Police use side range of tools to deter bears

...lethal) if at all possible," Barnett said. "For the large part, any lethal use of force, we like to pass to Larry Van Daele (with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game)."Anytime lethal force is suggested, the department plans the situation...
Collars aid in study of Kodiak's bear population

...Kodiak bears recently received some fancy collars. "We're collaring bears in the Karluk Lake vicinity," said Larry Van Daele, Kodiak area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The primary purpose of collaring the...
Northwest Digest

...heavy snow on Kodiak Island mountains, unable to move down to the beaches to forage because of heavy snowdrifts. Larry Van Daele, wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said Thursday he plans to continue monitoring the...
Abnormal deer herd on Kodiak not so buck

...naturally neutered deer is strange, but on this island in the Gulf of Alaska, it may not be all that unusual, said Larry Van Daele, Kodiak-area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Curious about increasing reports of...
Deer moving to safety from Kodiak Island mountains

...were trapped last week on Old Womens and Pillar mountains. Between 50 and 100 were still high up the mountains, Larry Van Daele, wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said Monday. "They are in pretty darn good shape...
Alaska bear cubs could find home in Sweden

...nature take its course and let the cubs die of natural causes," Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Larry Van Daele said. But Van Daele is in pursuit of an alternative that might give some orphaned cubs a second chance at life...
Kodiak steps up bear safety for Halloween

...bear year."We want to be proactive; we want to make sure we do everything we can to keep people safe," said Larry Van Daele, the top bear official for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak.Van Daele and several members of the...
Problem bear shot in Kodiak area

...Sargent Creek despite being scared off several times with non-lethal rounds and loud shots called "cracker shells." Larry Van Daele says the bear had begun bending open the bear-resistant doors to the trash bin to get inside the container. The...
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