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Brown bears added to Alaska bait-snare program

...expansion was approved Friday with a 4-3 vote, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Alaska regional management supervisor Lem Butler said bears kill many moose calves each summer. The rest die from a variety of causes including drowning and unknown...
2 women stomped by moose

...we know that not every moose encounter is reported to the department," Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Lem Butler said in a written statement."What we can say is that we are receiving considerably more reports than what we receive...
State to shoot wolves on Aleutian island

...shotgun during a three-week period. State area biologist Lem Butler says the plan will limit the number of wolves shot to...of the calves perish before they reach 1 month, said Lem Butler, a state area management biologist from King Salmon...
Aggressive wolves in Port Heiden to be killed

...aggressive nature, and number of wolves involved in the attacks is unacceptable from a public safety standpoint," said Lem Butler, Fish and Game's area biologist in King Salmon. Butler flew to the community on Monday afternoon to gather information...
Plan to kill wolves inside refuge causes rift

...out. It's wolves eating caribou calves. "It is simply a survival issue after they are born," said area biologist Lem Butler. Fish and Game recently conducted aerial predator control on state land to remove wolves on caribou calving grounds...
Biologists kill wolf pups to boost caribou herd

...them." Each pup was shot in the head. "It's a quick, humane way to kill them," said area management biologist Lem Butler of King Salmon. "It's a lot less humane than leaving them out there." Larsen justified the pup killings to halt...


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