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Killer bears and lemming suicide: Busting myths about Alaska animals

...scene-by-scene in 1983. I asked several Alaska experts about it for an article I wrote a few years ago. State wildlife biologist Thomas McDonough said they had to get the idea from somewhere, and he thinks Disney confused dispersal with...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/killer-bears-and-lemming-suicide-bus
Outdoors
Troopers confirm second moose with arrow in nose

...moose has been spotted with an arrow protruding from its nose, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.State wildlife biologists in October tranquilized a moose north of the city and removed an arrow from its nose.Alaska State Wildlife...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-24/troopers-confirm-second-moose-arrow-nos
State
Musk oxen seen around Bethel area

...have been reported, but some people have gotten too close with motor vehicles, according to Patrick Jones, a state wildlife biologist.The strong curiosity among locals prompted Alaska State Troopers to issue a musk oxen safety advisory on Tuesday...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-12-05/musk-oxen-seen-around-bethel-area
Timber Vs. Wolves

The former state wildlife biologist who convinced the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate its approval of a major timber sale in the Tongass National Forest on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-11/timber-vs-wolves
State
Biologist: moose fence could increase crashes

...Drive and O'Malley Road could hurt the animals and could even increase the number of collisions with cars, state wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane said. Her agency opposes the plan by the state Department of Transportation and has provided...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-24/biologist-moose-fence-could-increase-cr
State
State postpones wolf control near 2 villages

...report that predators are killing too many moose. The date now has been pushed to mid-to-late February.State wildlife biologists were planning to shoot as many as 50 wolves from helicopters in a 1,360-square-mile area around the villages...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-04/state-postpones-wolf-control-near-2-vil
State
Mountain goats: Relying on agility, suction-cup hooves

...rocks that other animals would slide off," said state wildlife biologist Doug Larsen. That's goats' best defense...when more nutritional food is not available. State wildlife biologist Matt Kirchhoff has even seen goats on the beach...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051103/out_mtgoats.shtml
Outdoors
Dozens of McGrath bears relocated

...protect moose calves near McGrath last week, state wildlife biologists started a pool to guess how many they would find...like the higher guesses are going to take it," state wildlife biologist Pat Valkenburg said Friday. "My guess was 43...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052003/sta_bears.shtml
News
Glacier bear hit by vehicle disappears

...seem to get mixed up in more than their share of trouble, considering there aren't many of them, he added. State wildlife biologist Neil Barten said the report he got of a glacier bear sighting Friday came from OnStar, the General Motors emergency...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061206/loc_20060612025.shtml
News
Anchorage woman attacked by wolf

...Wanamaker was since been treated at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and is undergoing a series of rabies shots. State wildlife biologist Mark McNay had little doubt it was a wolf that attacked Wanamaker. "She said it was long legged and very lean...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071306/sta_20060713004.shtml
News

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