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Spring "Bear Hunt" takes place on Mitkof Island


Photo courtesy of Carey Carmichael Case

These bears were caught lined and waiting for the "Bear Hunt" to begin on North First Street on Sunday, March 29. They were not disappointed as many Petersburg residents went out by car or foot to hunt them down.

Sunday, March 29, started out with a blanket of snow on the ground with more falling from the sky. It wasn't ideal weather but that didn't stop the residents of Petersburg from getting outdoors and going on a "bear hunt."

"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is not only the

title of a beloved children's story book by Micheal Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, but also a song that kids are often taught in elementary school and the inspiration for this social media idea. With kids at home from school for over two weeks and the need to practice self-quarantining along with social distancing the idea of a "bea...

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