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Applications for McNeil River bear viewing permits due March 1

The application deadline for lottery permits to visit Alaska's premier brown bear viewing site at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary is fast approaching. Online applications must be submitted by midnight on March 1, and mailed applications...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-18/applications-mcneil-river-bear-viewi
Outdoors
Happy 92nd Birthday Dad!

...these years and continually remind me of the importance of family.In 1994, we were lucky enough to visit McNeil River State Game Sanctuary together. We spent 3 days in joy watching the brown bears at close range. This was truly a gift and the very...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/kerry-howard/2013-03-22/happy-92nd-birthday-da
Alaska editorial: There's no problem with McNeil bear hunt

...parcel to limited brown bear hunting near the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary will not endanger that brown bear population...is what is now guiding the operation of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, then maybe the Legislature should be looking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030507/opi_20070305006.shtml
Opinion
Alaska Digest

...sanctuary. The decision followed strong public opposition to allow hunting on 95,000 acres next to the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, home to the largest congregation of brown bears in the world. The game board reversed its earlier decision...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030707/sta_20070307022.shtml
News
Board's decision bad for Kamishak brown bears

...of state lands in the Kamishak special-use area (Douglas River to Kamishak River), which lies between McNeil River State Game Sanctuary/Refuge and Katmai National Park. Sound off on the important issues at I would urge the board to reconsider...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021607/let_20070216031.shtml
Opinion
Homer supports move to expand bear sanctuary

...of Game to open up state lands next to the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary to hunting. The sanctuary is home to the...The 104-room hotel 112 air miles from the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary books a quarter-million dollars in bear-viewing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021807/out_20070218004.shtml
Outdoors
State agency says hunt of sanctuary bears is ill-advised

...said in recommending the area remain closed to brown bear hunting. Sound off on the important issues at The McNeil River State Game Sanctuary - home to the largest congregation of brown bears in the world - has been in the spotlight lately because...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022507/out_20070225002.shtml
Outdoors
Bruin vision

...through grass flats and a bear stands up, it's using all its senses." Larry Aumiller is the manager of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. For 28 years, he's spent summers with brown bears at the sanctuary, 180 miles southwest of Anchorage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011605/out_20050116017.shtml
Outdoors
Community briefly

...public access to beaches and trails in the Juneau area.'' Larry Aumiller of Anchorage, manager of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary for 23 years, was named to receive the Olaus Murie Award for Extraordinary Professional Contributions to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061699/Com_cbriefs.html
Comm
Web cam brings thousands closer to protected McNeil brown bears

...off in the falls, sunbathe on the rocks and fatten up for the long, Alaska winter. The 114,400-acre McNeil River State Game Sanctuary in a roadless area about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage is one of the best places in the world to view...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071906/sta_20060719003.shtml
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