Spraker: Bears Largest Issue Addressed for the Kenai

The Alaska Board of Game wrapped up their five-day meeting in Kenai early this week. During our conversations with board chair, Ted Spraker, Spraker noted that the brown bears were the largest issue facing the Kenai Peninsula…


Spraker: “You know, bears were probably the biggest issue. All the people who testified, that seemed to be the common denominator people wanted something done with bears. Mostly from the stand point of fear, a lot of people were concerned with too many bears in town, we had a lot of non-hunters testify that they didn’t want to go hiking with their children anymore because of bears, a lot of concern about that.”


As we reported previously, the board did change hunting regulations for brown bears and moose. 

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