ADF&G Advising Residents to Mitigate Bear Attractants

Posted: April 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

Warmer temperatures are continuing to wake up the bear population across the State of Alaska. We recently checked in with the Soldotna Office of Fish and Game,

 

Selinger: “Yeah, this’d be the time to make sure you’ve got attractants picked up, including any kind of garbage or anything that’s been laying around outside, freezers and such over winter, that might have food in them that might attract bears. Time to start thinking about removing the bird feeders, all of that stuff should be taken care of here real soon.”

 

Area Management Biologist Jeff Selinger told us, that along with clearing any potential attractants, area residents should also be aware of their surroundings as residents take to the outdoors for spring time recreation…

 

Selinger: “Keep an eye out for, you know we’ve had quite a few moose starving this year, especially the calves, and maybe looking around the neighborhood and making sure something hasn’t plopped down in a wood lot next to ya’ and expired out there, without you knowing about it.”

 

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