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Kenai bear protection at center of battle

...pushed by residents to offer more hunting opportunities in part to thin out a population that was causing trouble.Ted Spraker, Board of Game chairman and a retired Fish and Game biologist, has lived and hunted on the Kenai Peninsula for 35...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-08/kenai-bear-protection-center-battle
State
New brown bear numbers factor in hunting rule changes in Kenai

...harvest opportunity."This way, with an open registration, you will not have to be lucky and draw a permit," said Ted Spraker, board chairman and Soldotna resident.The proposal will also allow brown bear to be harvested when contesting hunters...

http://juneauempire.com/dan-schwartz/2013-03-22/new-brown-bear-numbers-factor-hu
'Flooding effect' keeps mortality rate in check

...operate on them at one time, instead of throughout the summer," said Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Ted Spraker. "Predators can only eat so many per day, but if they are born throughout the summer, they'll have a new meal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052401/Out_Mortality.html
Out
Too many caribou on Kenai

...Aug. 10 and runs through Sept. 20. "This time of year, everyone changes from red shirts to camouflage," said Ted Spraker, a biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. There are currently around 700 animals in the herd, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081601/Out_caribou.shtml
Out
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...operate on them at one time, instead of throughout the summer," said Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Ted Spraker. "Predators can only eat so many per day, but if they are born throughout the summer, they'll have a new meal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052401/Out_Mortality.shtml
Brown bear discussions set to begin

...protect the bears. ``We need to think ahead when it comes to brown bear management on the Kenai Peninsula,'' said Ted Spraker, area wildlife biologist for the department. ``We need to plan campgrounds so we don't put them next to important...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100799/Loc_bears.html
Local
Game board rejects bear, wolf hunts in Chugach park

...again that Anchorage residents like large animals with big teeth. A lot of people don't, but they do," member Ted Spraker of Soldotna said. Grussendorf and other members said they thought it important not to set up new hunts in Chugach park...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031303/sta_leghuntrejects.shtml
News
State managers consider overhaul of Nelchina hunt

...caribou for a new hunt open to any Alaska hunter. "This is going to be a win-win for everybody," said board member Ted Spraker, a retired state game biologist who helped design the approach. Not everyone who heard the proposal explained at the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022205/sta_20050222004.shtml
News
Game Board backs wolf, bear control near McGrath

...mandate and the people of McGrath are suffering right now because they don't have enough food on their table," said Ted Spraker of Kenai. The board since 1995 has determined that human consumptive use was the preferred use of moose in the McGrath...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031303/sta_leggameboard.shtml
News
Game Board expands predator control program

...Daily News. "Their backs are against the wall. Really how much farther can you go?" he said. Board vice chairman Ted Spraker said that it's not accurate the board only boosted predator control at its 11-day meeting, which covered rules...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031109/sta_407857979.shtml

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