Journal Article Shows Grizzly Bears May Be Suffering Under Predator Control

Intensive management, or lethal predator control, of bears and wolves is mandated by a 1994 law adopted by the state Legislature. But the authors of an article in the August issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management say the state isn’t doing the research necessary to know if its causing long-term, perhaps even permanent damage to Alaska’s grizzly bear population.

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Joaqlin Estus is a reporter at KNBA in Anchorage.

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