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Biologists ship out bear hooked on garbage

...Island and relocated it, the first such action in Juneau this year. Department of Fish and Game Assistant Biologist Polly Hessing said the 180-pound male bear was a frequent visitor to Dumpsters near a condominium complex in the Lawson Creek area...

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City trash rules credited with helping stem bear problems this summer

...Brown bears are being spotted more often in Juneau this year, but bears in general are causing less trouble, said Polly Hessing, assistant wildlife biologist for the state. "I think we are finally starting to see restrictions (on handling...

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Black bear trapped, killed in Valley

...bears, talk to neighbors who do and report garbage violations to the police, said assistant area wildlife biologist Polly Hessing. "Some people would like us to move all the bears and some people in town would like us to shoot all the bears...

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Haines: Game Board to look at bear baiting

...could no be detected as bait. That doesn't condition bears that humans are a food source." Wildlife biologist Polly Hessing said Fish and Game is in the process of formulating a stance on bear baiting and Gilliam's proposal. "People have...

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A night on bear patrol

...it could have written 50 in just a few hours. "We could write 100 a night, easily," Costello said. Biologist Polly Hessing of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said one person can cause problems for an entire neighborhood. "I believe...

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Don't pooh-pooh these bears

...Department of Fish and Game is considering putting transmitters on the bears, Marvin said. Assistant area biologist Polly Hessing said it was a "low possibility." "We are talking about it," Hessing said. "We had some folks go out there last...

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Goats amble across Mount Juneau

...The Juneau Audubon Society helped Fish and Game repopulate Mount Juneau with mountain goats from Tracy Arm in 1989. Polly Hessing, assistant area wildlife biologist with Fish and Game, said the goats Costello spotted might be related. Hessing...

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Police shoot sickly Lemon Creek bear

...same animal, he said. The incident Saturday tied up three of five officers on duty for several hours, Porter said. Polly Hessing, assistant area wildlife management biologist for Fish and Game, said she and her co-worker Neil Barten were out...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and Dumpsters toward the underbrush -- and bears respond. ``Downtown backs up to A-1 bear habitat,'' said Polly Hessing, assistant area biologist with the state department of Fish and Game. ``It isn't unusual for bears to come out...

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Out and About

...Eyes," 6:30 and 8 p.m., Fireside program at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center with Fish and Game biologist Polly Hessing. Details: 789-6640. Feb. 7: Juneau Raptor Center Auction, preview at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m., Hangar...

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