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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...
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...
Alaska Digest recording of a frantic Treadwell being attacked - pointed to a single scenario, that the campers were killed by a bear, contrary to early rumors that poachers might have been involved, said Larry Van Daele, a state wildlife biologist.
Feeding deer may mean killing them with kindness

...unwittingly harassed by people, wasting those critical reserves. Deer on Kodiak Island are also having a tough winter. Larry Van Daele, the state wildlife biologist there, has been explaining why feeding deer can actually hurt them. Deer, like cows...
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...
Alaska's trophy blacktail deer

...adjacent islands - and all those deer are from a source population of about two dozen animals. Kodiak Area Biologist Larry Van Daele said there is some evidence that deer may have been introduced to Kodiak around the turn of the century, but numbers...
Alaska Digest

...acting chief ranger for Katmai, said she learned of the date stamp from Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Larry Van Daele of Kodiak. Van Daele headed a state investigation into what might have caused the bear attack. The deaths of Treadwell...
Computer glitch hampers Alaska deer hunt reporting

...incomplete. Some hunters don't remember how many animals they got, and some aren't around to fill out forms, said Larry Van Daele, a state biologist on Kodiak Island."Now we have to rely more heavily on hunters' impressions on what they saw...


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