ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage officials are examining measures to tighten regulations on trash, aiming to reduce the number of bear encounters in the city. The Anchorage Daily News reports Anchorage Assembly members discussed options to tackle the issue at a recent work session, including adopting new fines and shifting the times when residents can take out their trash for pickup….
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An ongoing research project by the Missouri Department of Conservation has found that the state’s black bear population is growing. Researcher Laura Conlee told the Springfield News-Leader that Missouri has seen high survival rates for female bears, which leads to population growth. She says reported bear sightings are also increasing. Most black bears are spotted south of…
And although mange can and does kill bears, the Game Commission says there is no evidence that populations are declining because of it. Still, bears increasingly susceptible to mange in Pennsylvania suffer in the wild, so agency has launched an extensive study.
Bear spray also works well for deer, moose and other critters that might be a threat.
Northern New Mexico ranchers and others have long believed that the area has become a dumping ground for bears captured in other parts of the state, causing the death of livestock and other property damage.
A growing bear population has created more hunting opportunities, which leads in turn to more bear teeth for researchers.
With the two males killed Monday, it was the farthest grizzly bears have been seen east of the Rocky Mountain Front in more than a century.
The total climbed after two bears were fatally shot overnight Tuesday in separate incidents.
One regulation revoked this year is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ban on killing wolves or bears from aircraft, shooting brown bears over bait and snaring bears within Alaska federal wildlife refuges.
Greater chance for encounters with both animals as spring arrives in New York state.
Plant toxin poisoning indicated in death of sow and three cubs.