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2 Alaska nuisance bears relocated from panhandle community


September 14, 2017

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — Two nuisance black bears that were lurking around Petersburg have been captured and relocated.

A 200-pound (91-kilogram) bear was caught Sept. 3 near downtown Petersburg after a slightly smaller bear was captured in August, KFSK-FM reported Monday. The bears were dropped off near Farragut Bay and Thomas Bay.

A poor berry crop, reduced fish runs or fish not being accessible to the bears could be

causing the bears to look for food near populated areas, said Rich Lowell, a state Fish and Game wildlife biologist.

“Coming off of two to three years of very little be...

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