With the number of bears we currently have wondering in town, people here are ready for anything. BRING IT!http://www.ktuu.com/news/bear-encounters-in-anchorage-prompt-extra-warning-20120606,0,2758296.story http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-mother-and-daughter-wildlife-attack-survivors-warn-of-bear-and-moose-encounters-20120606,0,5461829.story
Hey,Seems it's getting trendy!
This is one of the reasons I respect Alaskans; they are still tied to reality. But the Fish and Game blames the humans for the bear attacks. I hear that a lot. Apparently they don't know how to solve the problem, so to avoid that uncomfortable feeling of failure, they pass it on to the citizen. Are people allowed to kill a bear in self-defense?
Yes - one can kill wildlife in defence of self and property (your dog sled team, horses, etc.). That said, F&G will also leave you with the mess. So unless you LIKE a stinky rotting gut pile in your yard, its best to haze them away.... with that, It's time for lunch!
gmw, Sorry to disagree but the bears were here first. People put out all sorts of "bear attractants"and then wonder why hungry bears come loping into and onto their property. I had a acquaintance who had a cabin in Arrowhead ranch. They put out all sorts of bird seed on their porch and deck. Bears love that sort of stuff and so bears came over for the snacks. The list goes on and on. The DOW works very diligently trying to educate people about the dangers of feeding the bears, but some folks just can not get it through their thick skulls.
Dean0 - I agree and in fact one can earn a very stiff fine for having dog food, or even their trash cans out if those things attract bears. I do not put out my trash can until ~2 hours before the collection truck is due. There are also cases of people walking their small dogs only to have the dog get snached up by an Eagle!I keep my things in order as best I can, however if something comes after me (or my family), they are "fair game". Yea, I'm not just talking bears... I have zombie loads too! :-) Check out the AA-12 shotgun.
Yea, though I walk in the shadow of a bear, I have not fear for I carry a Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 mag.Ready for any who assail.
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