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An inside view of life on Walrus Islands

Polly Hessing remembers the night a sleepless visitor to Round Island mistook a singing walrus for an acoustic guitarist. "Walrus vocalizations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020603/thi_walruses.shtml
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Letters

...In a front page story Sept. 21 on another lamentable bear killing by Juneau police, State Fish and Game biologist Polly Hessing seems to be criticizing the police for protecting people. She is quoted: "We encourage people to come here to see...

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Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082604/loc_trash.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060702/loc_bearmove.shtml
News
Summer garbage drawing bears into downtown

...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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060700/Loc_bears.html
Local
Bears, fishermen share salmon at Sweetheart Creek

...trails running through it, and the configuration is such that people and bears are fishing right together," said Polly Hessing, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Douglas. Sweetheart Creek cascades through a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081504/out_sweetheart.shtml
Outdoors
Biologists want more bear awareness

...they broke into a cooler left by a fisherman on the side of the road. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Polly Hessing said the incident raised concerns about the bears' becoming too bold in their search for food. Hessing came to Haines...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090802/sta_bears.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060700/Loc_bears.shtml
Around Town

...Hearthside Books or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Juneau Raptor Center. Fireside Chat with ADF&G biologist Polly Hessing presenting "Walrus Island: Through a Caretaker's Eyes," first show 6:30 p.m., second show 8 p.m., Mendenhall...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020703/loc_calendar.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091001/Loc_beartrap.shtml
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